Experiential healing is a therapeutic technique for consciously participating in our own physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual healing processes. It is healing with awareness and purpose to unlock feelings, thoughts, and pain that may be keeping us in patterns of toxic thinking, physical stagnation, or emotional despair.

As a musician and vocalist, I know this works in performance and keeping my craft authentic. As a mindfulness teacher and healing practitioner, I have seen people transform their bodies and minds using concepts and practices of experiential healing over and over again. The first door to begin the process lives within the body and is opened with your mind.

When we allow thoughts and feelings to resurface in a conscious and safe way, we can begin to release negativity and pain that may have stayed with us for years. Mindful breathing, visualization techniques, meditation, movement, art, multisensory awareness practice, subtle energy, and somatic-awareness techniques—and drumming—can all play a part in experiential healing.

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