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You are warmly invited to book to join this powerful sound and voice ceremony for health and well-being, learning voice practices which can help alleviate stress, depression and anxiety. The session works with Spirit, the forces of Nature and Bryony's skill and experience in creating sound for growth and transformation.

This is a special opportunity to tune into the sacred energies and potentialities of this time of the Equinox: opening us to balance, healing, nourishment, new growth and positive change.

Bryony will invoke the supportive energies of Spirit, ancestors and our highest selves. Bryony's has an extensive background experience with Spirit, the Earth forces and sacred sites in the Celtic lands; these forces are central to her practice and Self.

In the lovely Hā Pai Wellnesss Centre in Otaki, Bryony will hold the space and will lead you firstly in a process of meditation, conscious sounding for wellbeing, toning and singing healing chants. This use of our voices to co-create a sacred group sound is uplifting and transformative and will support you in your process of healing, releasing and visioning.

There will be time for guided journaling and intention setting.
The second section of the workshop will be a focused and dedicated sound bath which will bring balance and deep relaxation, into a sense of stillness and peace. There can be a sense of gratitude and appreciation.

Both the conscious use of the voice and the sound healing have many benefits, which are verified by science and which can effect us positively on the physical, mental, emotional, energetic and spiritual levels. A document which has more information about these benefits can be provided on request.

All are welcome:
Your investment for this 2.5 hour Song and Sound Ceremony is $59 - a few concessionary places are available, please contact me to enquire if necessary.

Bookings can be made by bank transfer to account in name of Heartsong Healing / Bryony Rogers at Kiwibank: 38-9023-0052955-01. Reference EQUINOX23 and YOUR NAME
and confirm your payment by email to bryony@songofawakening.com. Thank you.
I look forward to sharing with you and supporting you in this ceremony

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Rāhina / Monday

Take Notice | Me Aro Tonu

A fresh week, blank slate and a new beginning. Let's start the week by setting purpose and intention, today is the day to take stock – how have you been feeling recently, are there any events or stresses that you need to sit with and unpack? 

Developing the ability to be fully present and conscious without being overly reactive or overwhelmed is no easy feat, it takes practice to achieve the delicate balance of awareness. When we take notice or practice mindfulness, we’re creating space for ourselves—space to think, space to breathe, space between ourselves and our reactions.  

Use today as a reminder to pay more attention to the present moment, to our thoughts and feelings, and to the world around us. At the end of the week, you can reflect on how you felt at the start of the week, and how putting each of the Five Ways into practice has helped to boost your mental health.

A few ideas to help you take notice:

Rātū / Tuesday

Give | Tukua

Today is all about kindness. When we give selflessly to others, whether through our time, resources, or support, we create a positive ripple effect that extends beyond the people we engage with. Carrying out acts of kindness boosts our happiness, life satisfaction, and overall wellbeing. When we help others, it gives us purpose and a sense of belonging – it’s a win/win!  

Think about how you might be able to brighten the day of someone you care about, or even a complete stranger. A small gesture might mean the world to someone else, and you’ll get a bit of a boost, too!

A few ideas to help you give:

Rāapa / Wednesday

Be Active | Me Kori Tonu 

We're nearly over the midweek hump and are inching closer to the weekend. Today is the perfect opportunity to give yourself a refreshing boost by engaging in some physical activity. Wi tēnei rangi to get the blood flowing through your tinana/body?   

Physical activity stimulates the release of endorphins, the "feel-good" hormones, which can uplift your mood and increase feelings of happiness. It reduces stress and anxiety levels, promotes relaxation and enhances overall mental resilience. It can even sharpen our thinking and boost our creativity. 

Being active doesn’t always mean high-intensity cardio workouts, there are lots of ways you can move your tinana to uplift your mood, reduce stress, and feel a sense of achievement. Choose to do something that is purely for feeling good or having fun, and dedicate it to your wellbeing.

A few ideas hei āwhina/to help you be active:

Rāpare / Thursday

Connect | Me Whakawhanaunga

It’s nearly Friday – why not tap into those weekend vibes early, and carve out some time for some meaningful connection? Use today as a sign to arrange that outing or gathering with friends, participate in social events that you might be finding an excuse to skip, or seek out opportunities for shared experiences that deepen your connections.  

Connect refers to making social connections, or whakawhanaungatanga. A sense of feeling connected, loved or belonging with others is strongly associated with better wellbeing and other health outcomes by providing a sense of meaning, safety, support and purpose.  

A few ideas to help you connect:

Rāmere / Friday

Keep Learning | Me Ako Tonu

It might be the last day of MHAW, but today’s the day to reflect on what you’ve learnt throughout the week and implement those tools into the weekend and weeks beyond. 

Evidence suggests that learning or trying new things creates a sense of achievement, competence and stimulates engagement with the world around us. There are lots of ways that you can Keep Learning today and every day. 

A few ideas to help you keep learning: