The Healing Power of Sound
Take some time out for yourself.
Allow the healing sounds to flow through you so you can connect deeply to yourself and feel renewed.
Relax and Be in nature
I offer sound healing in west Cork and on zoom to individuals and groups.
My Sound Healing Offerings
What is Sound Healing
What is Sound Healing
Tell someone that you are a sound healer, and the first question is usually ‘What’s that???‘
Sound healing is a treatment that has been used throughout the ages as a means of bringing health and vitality back into the body, mind and spirit.
It uses pure sounds that the human voice or instruments such as the gong or himalayan singing bowl produce, to create a resonance in the body that has a healing effect.
As a sound healing practitioner, I help my clients achieve a state of calm and inner peace using the simple, yet powerful energy of sound.
Why would I need sound healing?
Maybe you are stressed or anxious or have experienced a major life event such as illness, a breakup or bereavement.
Sometimes we simply just need to take a break, to step out of the busyness of our lives and take some time for ourselves. A sound healing treatment or retreat is a wonderful self-care tool.
What does sound healing do?
Sound healing can help by providing a clear space to quiet your mind and assess where you are, while the angel card readings also offer gentle guidance.
Afterwards you may feel like you have greater clarity and focus and that you sleep better.
After spending a weekend offering mini sessions at the Mind Body Experience, here is what the people of Cork had to say about sound healing: What does Sounding Healing Do?
How does it work?
Sound resonates in the body and like an instrument being tuned, it brings back balance. Certain sounds like the gong and drum can alter the brain waves leading to a meditative state. This in turn calms the nervous system and lowers blood pressure and boosts immunity.
What does a Session look like?
In my 1-1 sound healing sessions and group sound baths, I take you on a journey using my voice and instruments to cut through the mind chatter and help lead you to a place where you can feel calm and safe and rested. From this place you can let go of stress, pain and resistance and you are free to explore new possibilities of being.
You lie or sit comfortably covered with a blanket and close your eyes. That’s it! You don’t have to do anything else.
I also use angel cards in my sessions to provide gentle guidance.
In my workshops I show you how to use your voice as a self-care tool. It’s easy and anyone can do it!
What my clients say
Sound Bath Testimonials:
“I LOVED the sound bath on
Friday! The combination of your intention setting using cards, your clear and beautiful singing voice, the various sounds you generate using different items, and the spaces of silence was wonderful. I truly appreciated being part of this event LIVE and greatly look forward to the next one!”
Scott Walker, Banff, Alberta, Canada.
“I love Claire’s sound baths. Each one I have been to has a different flavor and it’s a wonderful way to unwind, relax and receive the beautiful healing sounds”.
Lisa B., Clonakilty, West Cork.
“Claire’s sound baths are such a special treat. It’s always exciting anticipating the wide variety of sounds and instruments she will use. Even though I’d been to a few similar sessions before Claire’s, I didn’t expect to feel so deeply affected by the sessions. There’s usually a mixture of gentle and intense sound which leaves me feeling profoundly soothed and relaxed at the end. It’s a deeply rejuvenating experience. Claire herself is so gentle and attentive you really feel like you’ve had a good pampering by the time you leave. I recommend it highly”.
Samira Branch, Clonakilty, West Cork
1-1 Sound Healing Testimonials:
‘I highly recommend Claire Barton if you’re looking for a deep shift in your life, desire to get unstuck, or feel the calling to bring more of YOU to the world! The power of Claire’s Sound Healing work took me by surprise! Part of that is Claire herself, a shiny-illuminated, wise soul, whose entire being is like a giant hug of light, the other part is her intuitive ability & the sound of her gorgeous voice (and multiple musical instruments) to shift and transform you. Sound healing with Claire is like getting an internal massage that comes with all kinds of insights. It’s a gentle process, and the results are vast. My sessions with Claire have brought peace to a particular situation in my life.’
Jaimsyne Blakely, L.A. U.S.A.
‘Thank you Claire Barton for the wonderful sound healing and angel card reading! Within the first few minutes I already felt like my ‘sphere’ cracked open and suddenly I am feeling more free in this open universe where energy flows freely. Lots of yawning to let go of so much fatigue accumulated over the years and especially since giving birth to my third baby. It’s also beautiful listening to your speaking voice (it’s so melodious!) describe the angel card reading and I love that as a mom too you understand so perfectly what I am going through right now and how powerless it can feel like during the first few months of caring for my baby. I had no idea how including my baby in my videos could be inspiring for others as well. Love the repeated message on the importance of Relaxation as well and how it is also linked to my weight’.
Bingz Huang, Singapore
I am so pleased to have taken up Claire’s sound healing sessions. On my first session, I felt a sense of relief, happiness and calm. Claire’s therapy, and I understand it varies from person to person, has had interesting effects that I have charted over the last year: I have a keener sense of hearing, that is, my ears seem more attuned to the pleasant sonority of nature and music that was perhaps lacking before, this is a pleasing side-effect! I find after a session my posture is more relaxed, less tense around the shoulders, jaw and neck and my thoughts are less jangly, especially in times of stress. Another benefit I have noted is that when I run I hold a less rigid upper body posture and my arm movement is fluid and less ‘blocked’. The pleasure of a therapy session, warmed by a little wood-fire stove and the sound instruments that Claire skilfully integrates with her voice and sometimes angel card readings, is often enhanced by the sound of the nearby sea and, on occasion, a blackbird or robin chiming in from the nearby hedgerow. I would recommend this therapy to anyone – and I have never been a ‘therapy’ person!
Phoebe K., Cork
‘I had two sound healing sessions with Claire during a time when I was feeling highly stressed and anxious. My sessions with Claire gave me a space to access deep relaxation through her gentle and creative approach of combining voice and sound within a truly multi-sensory experience. Claire is tapping in to so much energy in the universe, and has such wisdom and insight which she gleans from so many levels. The sound healing sessions gave me a space to just be, during a time when I found that very difficult. Words cannot truly reflect what Claire offers, and so I would highly recommend that you experience it yourself’.
Mary B., West Cork
‘Before going to Claire’s sessions I felt a bit unclear. Tuned out on how I was really feeling, a lack of clarity. I had 7 sessions with Claire and I felt a lot more focused on myself after the sessions, more aware of how I’m feeling and where I feel I’m at in the grander scheme of my life. Absolutely a lot more grounded. These sessions really grounded me. I feel so grateful for how intuitive Claire is. Each session was just what I needed and in retrospect it was a journey of deepening. I really felt myself opening up in this time and that I was being held in a really supportive space to do that. I felt l was in a very sacred and safe space to be able to really look at my life, where I was and how I was feeling on a very real level and Claire guided that beautifully, in such a supportive and nurturing way that was so intuitive’.
‘After being diagnosed with breast cancer in January, I started to have sessions with Claire to help me through this difficult time. Initially to focus on stress and fear of hospital visits, and the build up to the operation. I found Claire’s sound healing helped on so many levels, the deep meditation, the sounds of her beautiful voice and the healing tools. She is completely present with you throughout the session, and it is a wonderful safe environment to be yourself in. I would highly recommend her as I believe she helped me enormously and has a great gift to share.’
Angie, West Cork
‘It is hard to put into words the transcending quality of Claire’s sound healing work. I will try, but words are not good to describe what receiving her Sound Healing really is. Our session happened to coincide with a crucial family meeting abroad that I could not attend. This required the best energy at the start, to move the process towards a peaceful resolution for the benefit of all parties involved. Claire listened to my first description and indicated the need for a clearing of ancestral patterns and an overall harmonizing of past occurences. She started the process, first by bringing in a message. Then Sound Healing began, and for one hour, I received a truly amazing bathing of healing, with the most beautiful voice and instrumental sounds, in ways that made me feel transported to higher dimensions where I was being deeply healed, and so was all this family situation. This has been profoundly relaxing and harmonizing. Claire’s work happens at higher spheres, and certainly brings these higher sphere healing energies into our very cells and bones. Results: the family situation is evolving really well! I can’t wait to listen again to the recording of this deeply blessing sound healing session and keep thinking I want more… My deepest gratitude, Claire for this work of Higher Spheres that you bring into this world.’
Ruth, Santa Rosa, California, U.S
1 to 1 Sound Healing Sessions
A 1-1 session is perfect if you need time out, just a bit of space for yourself. You might want to try something different or just want to relax and reconnect with yourself. Maybe you would like some quality time with a loved one?
It could be you are having a tough time at the moment whether it’s through health condition, bereavement, a difficult relationship, anxiety or stress.
A sound healing session or a package of sessions can help support you, making it easier to cope through these difficult times.
One of the special qualities of sound healing is that it goes beyond the conscious mind and doesn’t require someone to talk about whatever is going on for them if they don’t want to. There is no belief required just an openness to trying something new.
I use my voice as well as a range of instruments such as gong, singing bowls and chimes which I weave into the session. I also like to pick some angel cards to enhance healing and relaxation. A typical session lasts 2 hours and involves a combination of sound healing and angel card readings.
Sound healing works very effectively online, and I love connecting with people all around the world on zoom.
Sound Healing Testimonials:
‘The power of this work took me by surprise! Sound healing with Claire is like getting an internal massage that comes with all kinds of insights. My sessions with Claire have brought peace to a particular situation in my life. I highly recommend Claire Barton if you’re looking for a deep shift in your life.’ Jaimesyne Blakely, U.S.A.
1-1 Session at Long Strand or Online
Would you like to bring a friend?
Not Sure Whether This Is For You?
If you have questions and want to find out if sound healing could be helpful for you, let’s have a chat
A sound bath is a natural therapy that literally bathes the body in waves of sound. No water is involved!
It’s basically a sound healing session for a group of people.
The sounds may come from the human voice or instruments such as gong, Tibetan singing bowls or tuning forks.
Here is a taster of a sound bath. Sit or lie comfortably. Close your eyes and relax.
I offer sound baths in west Cork and also online using Zoom.
I can host private sound baths for 2-6 people in my sound healing cabin
or travel to your event and hold a sound bath. Please contact me for further details
Sound Bath Testimonial
“I floated out of Relaxing sound bath last Friday evening after a couple of hours of being transported to a blissful state through the voice and instruments of Claire Marie Barton. It was simply beautiful “
Olive Walsh, Clonakilty, West Cork.
Upcoming Sound Baths
Find Out More About Private Sound Baths
Morning Sound Bath Retreat
A morning of sound healing at Long Strand, west Cork
With a maximum of 6 participants, this is a beautiful intimate session. Weather permitting we go for a medicine walk on Long Strand beach and sound to the sea. (If it’s very wet or cold we will have a workshop in the cabin).
After that, it’s just a few minutes walk along the road to the sound healing cabin for a cuppa and a snack. For the sound bath, you lie down and soak up the sound of the ocean mixing with voice, gong and other instruments.
You are invited to relax away from all the cares of the world as you take a journey in sound. The gong quietens the mind, and you enter an oasis of peace. As you rest, I tone and play my singing bowls to gently clear your chakras leaving you feeling refreshed and restored in body, mind and spirit.
Upcoming Sound Healing Workshops
Online Womens Circle
The ‘Sound Self-Care’ Online Women’s Circle is designed to help inspire and strengthen your self-care practices throughout the year.
The circle meets twice a month on Zoom, usually on the first and third Mondays. In addition, every week members receive a group angel card reading.
The first meeting is interactive and we sound together using simple toning techniques to bring us into our body’s and achieve balance. This is usually on the first Monday every month from 7-8pm Irish time (currently GMT) (11 am-12 pm PT; 2-3 pm ET) on zoom.
The second meeting is an opportunity for you to take time just to be as you receive an online sound bath. You are invited to experience deep peace and relaxation away from all the cares of the world as you take a journey in sound.
You can lie down comfortably or be seated as you prefer. The gong quietens the mind, and you enter an oasis of peace. As you rest, I will tone and play my singing bowls to gently clear your chakras leaving you feeling refreshed and restored in body and mind.
This usually takes place on the third Monday of the month from 7-8.30 pm GMT (11-12.30 am PT; 2-3.30pm ET) on zoom. There will be a replay available if you are unable to make it along live.
Membership renewal is every 6 months.
Everyone receives a welcome pack in the post which includes a copy of my book and CD ‘Letting Go’.
A Sound Healer is not a doctor and therefore will not diagnose or treat any specific illness. If you have a medical problem you are advised to seek professional medical help.
The gong healing may not be suitable for women who are in their first trimester of pregnancy, those who have serious mental health problems or those who have epilepsy or pacemakers.
Please get in touch if you have any queries
‘I love Claire’s Sound Bath’s. I am transported into an amazing state of calm, ease and bliss! I listen to the replays on nights when I am not sleeping, and wake feeling amazing. Thank you for sharing your gifts Claire! ‘ Pam Rennie, U.S.A.
Not Sure Whether This Is For You?
If you have questions and want to find out if the Women’s Circle is for you , let’s have a chat
Sound Healing Retreats
Do you long to get away from it all? A chance to escape from the stresses of everyday life? A chance to breathe, to unwind and just BE?
How about spending some time close to nature by the sea? You can connect more deeply with yourself and experience relaxation through sound healing.
We are located in a beautiful area in west Cork just outside Clonakilty on the Wild Atlantic Way. We are Airbnb superhosts and have been welcoming guests here since 2015.
At ‘Shearwater Chalet’ you will find peace and quiet in a cosy one bed studio. You can choose to treat yourself to some time alone or to bring a loved one.
Sound healing sessions take place in the sound healing cabin, just next door to the chalet. I work intuitively to make sure that your sound healing experience is tailored just for you and the angels card reading offer gentle guidance to the way forward.
The rest of the time you are free to walk the beach, journal, take time out for yourself in nature. We are 2 minutes walk from Long Strand and there are forest and lake walks on our doorstep. The nearby towns of Rosscarbery and Clonakilty have award winning restaurants.