Gretchen Bickert, RYT
Sound Healing, Reiki, and Kundalini Yoga
As a Sound & Energy Healer, my intention is to open a space for healing for people as well as animals. I began my journey of holistic healing modalities many years ago practicing yoga, studying aromatherapy, and diving deep through study groups focusing on the works of Louise Hay and others. I spent over 20 years in the Zoo field, before diving full-time into the world of holistic healing. Throughout my life I have seen the ways that God, the Creator (however you prefer to refer to this great source of love) was guiding me and supporting me even in my darkest of days.
While supporting my dog through his cancer diagnosis and subsequent death, I learned so much about grief and loss, as well as signs from our loved ones in Spirit. It was his death that guided me to become a Certified Pet Loss and Bereavement Counselor, and helped me to understand the process I was to go through when I then lost my mother and father within a short period of time. My life experiences allow me to offer a compassionate and empathic view due to the fact that I have personally experienced my own trauma, loss, and have experienced periods of anxiety and depression, and overwhelm.
Life can be messy and chaotic, and sometimes painful – and the reality is there is no way around it. However, there is a way through it and I believe that everyone can find their true self, find healing from wounds, and see the light that shines within. My sessions are for those experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, feeling out of balance in their life, or just want to come and be rejuvenated! A session may include: Sound Healing (with one or many instruments such as Tibetan bowls, crystal bowls, gongs, tuning forks, etc.) essential oils, crystals, guided meditation, Yoga recommendations, Reiki, breath-work suggestions, etc. You will leave the session with tools that you yourself can use so that you become the captain guiding your own ship.
If you have a specific request, that can be made when scheduling your appointment, or just come and I will use my intuition to guide me. My professional background includes a Diploma for Sound Healing with Groups, training in Sound Therapy working with individuals, Certification in Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, Reiki 3, Aromatherapy, Crystals, End of Life Doula training and Grief Counselor certification for those who have lost a beloved pet. I continue to be immersed in the field of sound healing education through my work with the Sound Healing Academy in London where I work part time as support staff and student tutor. I am here to offer you a space to come as you are, in love and compassion free of judgment. My passion is using sound and energy, along with other holistic modalities (aromatherapy, yoga, meditation, Reiki, etc.) to help you find the way back to your true self – hOMe.
Certifications: Kundalini Yoga and Meditation / Kundalini Yoga Level 2 – Postures, Communication / Rewind Yoga / Diploma in Sound Healing with Groups / Healing Touch for Animals / Reiki 1,2,3 / Reiki 1,2 for Animals / Crystal Reiki / Herbal Certification / Gong Master / Pet Loss & Bereavement Counselor / End of Life Doula Training / Diploma for Sound Healing with Groups
"Life will always present us with challenges, and the key is to find out how to navigate the sea of challenges and find the calm that lies upon the waves."