Co-director and co-founder of both the Association of Sound Therapy and Harmonic Studies and the International Association of Sound Therapy, she is an internationally recognised Sound Therapist, Workshop Facilitator, author and singer/songwriter. In 2010 she published her first book “Free your Voice, Heal your Life”, in English and Spanish, (Editorial Dilema). She is also co-owner of The Dome Center, headquarters of the Association of Sound Therapy, with her husband and co-author Nestor Kornblum.
Born in London, England. Her father was an actor and her mother a singer/actress. She was encouraged from an early age to develop her talents in the performing arts and so attended The Arts Educational School in Tring, and graduated from the Italia Conti Stage School.
During her childhood Michêle connected with the healing power of her own voice, and after school became a singer/songwriter.
In 1989 she formed a soul/rock band which was successful and later recorded an album with her own music and songs.
Having always had an interest in natural and alternative therapies, she decided to further examine the possibilities of healing with sound. In 1994 Michêle began her exploration and investigation into the therapeutic uses of sound.
At first she focused on helping people connect with and express their own sound, assisting them to re-establish a resonance with their energy bodies (electromagnetic fields). It became apparent that her special talent is a deep intuitive knowledge of what each individual needs to feel ‘in tune’ with themselves and their surroundings.
For three years she studied energy with Dutch clairvoyant Reina Arendson, which included chakra and aura balancing and healing; distance healing and energy reading.
During this period Michêle also became a certified Reflexologist and Craniosacral therapist with the European School of Craniosacral Therapy.
She has completed Fabien Maman’s course “ The Body as a Harp” which teaches tuning fork acupuncture on the command points of the body and spine, specific frequencies for balancing the chakras and healing the subtle bodies; and many well researched techniques using sound ,colour and movement for healing.
During the last three years she has held courses for children, teaching sound awareness, basic energy work and musical improvisation. She also was director of a seventeen-strong choir which performed sacred chants from many cultures and tribes around the world.
She conducts courses for women which focus on the celebration of femininity, honouring the masculine within, and the healing of emotional and psychological issues from childhood through the use of various Sound techniques.
Michêle has conducted courses in over 15 countries and, of course, Spain, mainly in “The Dome” at her home on the Costa Blanca. She also offers individual healing sessions with Tibetan singing bowls and other instruments. She is probably the only Westerner to have given a treatment of Sound healing with Tibetan singing bowls to a Tibetan monk
She has released a childrens’ tape for world peace with a children’s choir, and a Spanish Instruction Tape with a chakra toning meditation and Overtone singing.
Together with her husband Nestor Kornblum she has produced 13 CDs. Michêle plays guitar, tampura, monochord, Native American flute, Tibetan Bowls and other acoustic instruments.
She lives in Spain with her husband Nestor and their three children.
MODULE: FREE YOUR HEALING VOICE
Our voice carries the vibration of our whole history, from conception until the present moment. All the joy and pain we have experienced is contained within the register of our voice.
Our voice is the expression of who we are. It is the source of communication and the vehicle for transmitting our beliefs, our needs and desires. It is what brings into form and coherence our emotions.
Contained within our voice are our innermost secrets and intimate thoughts.
Our voice is the blueprint of our mental and emotional state. A harmonious sounding voice is the reflection of a harmonious mind. The Pitch and Tone of our voice convey our emotional state. The health of our nervous system can be measured by the rhythm and velocity of our speech. Very often our voice has been affected by what I call the “Shut-ups” (blockages that result from having been silenced in the past) that create difficulty when expressing ourselves fully with confidence.
It is believed that in the human foetus, the Throat Chakra and the Sacral Chakra are connected, as they are in fact physically connected at that stage. It should come as no surprise that our Voice is also a reflection of our Sexual attitudes and creative expression as well as many of the other qualities attributed to the sacral chakra.
By working with our Voice, we have the opportunity to address these issues. Freeing your voice will help you to release programming that has been holding you back in your life. Through this work you will find your true Sound and feel confident to express yourself.
Toning with intention is used as a vehicle to direct vibration toward the chakras and aura which are the energy centres and the Bio- fields which interpenetrate and surround the body. Similarly, toning can be directed at any part of the physical body, which includes organs, tissues, blood, bones and nervous system, to tune up and restore physical harmony through sympathetic resonance.
In Sound Therapy we learn to use Sound and intention as a Healing Modality. Our mind needs to believe that we are able to manifest a healing vibration through our thoughts. Once our thoughts are charged with this intention, we then choose the appropriate Sound for the healing. The vibration of our intention and the vibration of the sound combine to form a powerful energetic wave. This intentional sound wave can then be directed to wherever the healing is needed.
CONTENT OF FREE YOUR HEALING VOICE MODULE with Michele Averard
* Breathing exercises for correct functioning of the diaphragm
* Your Body is your Instrument
* Explore the therapeutic effect of defining your register
* Free your Voice from negative programming
* Liberate and heal yourself from emotions that are blocking Your ability to Sing and express yourself
* Sound and intention. Techniques for directing your Sound for healing on the Subtle and Physical bodies.
* Your Name is Your Mantra. The healing potential of the Name And its therapeutic effects.
* Exploring the vowels and their powerful healing effects on the Chakras and Bio-Field.
* The Joy of singing Chants and sacred songs from different Traditions