“Wellbeing is the basis of All-That-Is. It flows to you and through you. You have only to allow it. Like the air you breathe, you have only to open, relax and draw it into your Being.” Abraham Hicks
Alexandra Simson is the founder of Story-Well. Sesame trained, she’s been working with stories in the service of wellbeing and healing for over twenty years. Through the ancient craft of storytelling Alexandra aims to foster connection, community, transformation and personal development. More recently she has trained with the College of Sound Healing to become a Gong Practitioner. Using vibration, a gong bath is a sound massage for the body and mind enabling people to relax more deeply, raising the vibrational frequency of the physical, emotional, energetic and spiritual body. This in turn promotes healing and cleansing so that you come away feeling re-vitalised and refreshed.
‘I have had the pleasure of experiencing Alex’s stories twice now – once in a conference hall, and the other around a fire deep in nature – both times she electrified the space. I have no hesitation in recommending her and I will certainly be using her soul-skills again and again.’
Giles Hutchins, Chairman of the Future Fit Leadership Academy
The Power of Story
“It would not be too much to say that myth is the secret opening through which the inexhaustible energies of the cosmos pour into human cultural manifestation.” Joseph Campbell
The human mind is hard-wired for story. So wherever there are human minds stories will weave their magic.
Our love of stories is as universal as their application.
- Stories inspire a positive feeling of social connection
- Stories help people to relax and make an occasion more memorable
- Stories open minds and engage individuals and teams on multiple levels
- Stories nurture trust, listening, self-expression and creativity
- Stories can help to reframe an event and identify beliefs and values
- Stories can help to explore challenging issues
- Stories can generate deep and powerful learning experiences
- Stories can help to shift negative attitudes and assumptions
Stories help us to see life from a fresh perspective. They act as a safe container and a springboard offering ways to explore issues and ideas relevant to you, your community and or your service/organisation.
In the presence of story you will become captivated, your curiosity piqued. You will surrender to the story for the duration of its telling. You will lose yourself in the present, and all your anxieties and mental chatter will melt away.
When you gather with your family, friends, or work colleagues to listen to a story you will find it remarkable to discover how the story speaks to individuals in different ways, as you each recreate the story according to your own knowledge, experience and understanding. You will be able to share the different interpretations and perspectives that arise.
Stories are perfect vehicles to help you and your peers open up and discuss difficult or sensitive topics. They break down barriers, ease communication and foster new understanding.
You and your fellow listeners will share the common desire to know what happens next. A room full of strangers will become friends by story’s end. Try it. You’ll see.
When you consciously bring the power of story into your community, team or organisation you will experience a simultaneous ignition of imagination. You will make space for new solutions, possibilities and opportunities. And you will automatically have a ready-made team willing to bring them to life.
“If you want to know the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”
What to expect from a Gong Bath:
Gong baths are relaxing, uplifting, healing and energising.
The sound is organic, deep and nurturing. The “living tones” build upon each other and evolve on their own, producing a sea of sound that is both timeless and alive. You not only hear the sound through your ears but through your body. Through this experience, tensions are released, blockages cleared, and the mind becomes calm.
- Switch off, relax and top up your energy
- Boost your immune system
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