In 2003 Sarah completed a Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy with the London College of Clinical Hypnosis, now the University of West London. As part of her course she completed a Sports Psychology and Hypnosis Masterclass with John Edgette, Psy.D, the internationally-renowned Psychologist who specialises in Sports and Performing Arts Psychology. Sarah has incorporated this training into her private practice, working with sportspeople and professional musicians to help them perform to their highest ability and eliminate any negative beliefs that hinder their performances.
At the same time as she studied Hypnotherapy, Sarah developed an interest in energy healing which led her to Reiki. In 2004 she was attuned as a Reiki Master and Teacher.
Sarah worked within the NHS for over four years at both Gartnavel Hospital and Beatson Hospital. Sarah made a significant contribution to setting up and organizing a complimentary therapy service for patients at Gartnavel. This was a new development for the Hospital, which was recognized as an invaluable service for NHS patients. In both hospitals Sarah utilised her Hypnotherapy and Reiki skills to support people through their treatment and into their recovery phase – helping patients to relax, reduce their levels of pain and discomfort, and promote positive mindsets.
Music has been an integral part of Sarah’s life since childhood. She trained at the RSAMD in Glasgow and worked for many years as a Professional Violinist with National Orchestras both in the UK and overseas. As a musician Sarah was always fascinated by the profound effects that sound and vibration have on people, physically, mentally and emotionally. This interest led her to study Sound Therapy at the College of Sound Healing under the Tutelage of Simon Heather, the College Founder. This training has allowed Sarah to incorporate her musicianship into her expanding therapeutic practice. As a Sound Healer Sarah works with clients both individually and in groups.
Sarah runs workshops and facilitates group work and gives presentations to various organisations, including the RSNO and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the RCS. She contributed to a recent symposia in Italy on “The Psychology of Music and Performance” She works regularly with professionals and students from all areas of performance, both in the UK and Europe.