Sound Portrait, Private Session
"I started hearing music from people in the 1980s. From the first time I sat down with someone and played their music, the man felt his life dramatically changed in hearing his music," says Suzanne. "We spent 2 hours going through layers of his life, addressing different aspects. He receive potent impressions that brought renewed awareness about his life events and life purpose."
"The music is what I call 'interactive;' As I play for a person their music morphs and changes as they respond to the music. The tone, texture, tempo and pitch of the sounds encourage a person to feel centered, grounded and in touch with their essence and life force, their heart of hearts, inner awareness and sense of purpose."
Suzanne has created hundreds of music portraits since that first Sound Portrait. Many people have had extraordinary experiences (see testimonials).
Suzanne Grosvenor is a composer who realized her gift for hearing music from people and facilitating the subsequent openings and transformation of people's lives through music in the 1980s. The music she hears and plays for a person can support deep connection with one's inner being, what may be called the spirit and soul, and increased self-understanding.
As Suzanne plays for a person, she gets impressions about their music and the sort of pacing and tone that may most feel confirming and nurturing and centering for them.
Sound Portrait sessions involve as much or as little conversation as the client may prefer. Suzanne will ask the guest to make note of their impressions, physical sensations and imagery or visions and the ideas that come to mind.
"As I play for a person, I become aware of several layers within the subject's energy field. The music can be an interpretatiion and stimulus to the essential energy field of the client, or of their physical body issues or of emotional patterns. As I play, the music is not music to me but vibrations and resonance that stimulate and move energy within the subtle energy field. A Sound Portrait becomes a stimulus for entraining the pulses of the various layers into a higher level of integration and harmony between body, mind and spirit," says Suzanne.
When we hear the Music of subtle realms, it enables us to gain entry into silent places of non-limitation and infinite potential, to access our creative power and higher understanding, with perspectives for quantum leaping.
Many participants have experienced greater ease from problems such as chronic pain and injury, infection, emotional trauma and woundedness, feelings of stuckness, creative blocks, lethargy and depression. Sound Portrait sessions support people in accessing and becoming aware of deeper levels of awareness, insight and creativity, that can lead to realizing more deeply and surely one's capacities and special gifts.
Clients talk about experiencing increased flow of love in their lives, of having less fear, recovering from traumas, experiencing breakthroughs in their lives, in relationships experiencing more effortless healing and understanding, awakening to the work one truly loves, and finding increased self esteem and confidence for fulfilling one's aspirations in life.
Sound Portrait Session ~ What Happens
A full 75 - 90 minute Session is recommended for first-time clients
Private sessions are available In-Person, by telephone, Skype and Long-Distance / Absentee through a photo. The client can request to receive a CD of their Personal Music or MP3 that can be useful in supporting ongoing healing, centering and self-development process each time you listen.
After a brief assessment of the reason for your visit, most people enjoy sitting comfortably as Suzanne plays piano. Participants are welcome to take notes, or to move your body, to draw or color, or meditate in a restful state. The more relaxed a person allows themself to be, the more beneficial the music session is likely to be.
Suzanne will play and record the music she hears for you on a conservatory concert grand piano.
The first piece of music Suzanne plays for you addresses the flow, pulse, texture and movement she hears and senses with your deeper, creative essence.
Suzanne may encourage you to note your impressions during the playing of your music that you feel noteworthy through jotting them down. You can share your impressions and Suzanne will share her impressions about your music. In many people's sessions, talking is minimal yet enough for good communication about the music and the feelings and impressions that may arise.
The second piece of music Suzanne plays takes your process further and deeper; it can be directed to a specific area of your life to encourage and facilitate movement and breakthrough.
Each piece of music addresses yet a new layer in a person's life, like a peeling of the onion.
A 75-90 minute session usually allows for 3 to 4 pieces of music whereas a One Hour session allows for 2 to 3 pieces of music.
You may opt to receive a CD of your music by mail or MP3s by email, or AIFF recordings through Drop-Box. You can choose your preferred format.
Sound Portrait Options:
Support during Life Transitions
Session for a Small Child
Session for a Relative or Friend, absentee
Pre-Op Surgery Healing Support
Post-Op Healing Support
CD for Baby In Utero
CD for New Baby
Engagement or Pre-Wedding Celebration
THE FUTURE OF MUSIC THERAPY
I honestly believe Suzanne can tap into our 'higher selves' and play its music. There is a lot of music designed for reflection and relaxation but Personal Music is a much more advanced form, created specifically for each individual. I believe this is the future of music therapy.
Center for Advanced Technology, U of Oregon
and Former Pres. of (IBAR)
Institute for Bio-Acoustics Research
MY EMOTIONAL WOUNDS HEALED
The music opens me up to myself and to the things I need to go through. Hurts that I'd had in my life for many, many years were healed during my session. For years I'd been trying to work on it and I had thought I was going to have to do so much to work on my emotional woundedness. I was able to recognize new strength in myself... When I listen to that music Suzanne made for me, I'm enveloped in peace and love and it brings me to a deeper sense of myself. When I'm going through stress, I listen to the piece of music that brought healing to me and allow it to overcome me. I'm taken to an intuitive place where I'm filled with happiness and calm. Since that session, I feel nothing can hold me back because the pain from my past is gone.
Ka'Rin, College Student
BACK INJURY: 12-year injury healed
My session with Suzanne enabled me to let go of a physical trauma I had been holding in my body-mind for almost 12 years. I experienced a noticeable "letting-go" in my head and my back. I immediately associated the sensation with the old injury and sensed it leaving. Although I've had massage relief of this tension before, it was always temporary. I KNOW this to be a permanent change -- quite different,...my first experience of spontaneous healing.
DEPRESSION, ANGER: "I felt safe."
My session was a miracle. I had been dealing with prevailing anger and depression for years. I had tried conventional therapy and it did nothing for me. I was discouraged with psychotherapy and antidepressants. I knew my issues so well but could not affect any change or release. I had talked my issues into the ground. I felt like a dog chasing my tail.
At my music session I felt safe immediately. It is unusual for me to feel safe, especially with someone I don't know. The music took me places and showed me things. Since the session, anger and depression are no longer an issue. I've felt peaceful ever since. I feel that one session provided me with six months worth of therapy.
Keri, College Student
MY INNER STRENGTH SKYROCKETED, "Incredibly exhilarating"
Everyone should get to experience this. It is incredibly exhilarating. My experience of a Personal Music session has given me a new outlook on life. As I started to relax, the music touched me and I started to cry. . . Suddenly solutions to my problems appeared. As my hope and strength broke through I was filled with a positive feeling. My inner strength skyrocketed, surges of what I think was adrenaline caused an intense tingling sensation throughout my body. I got in touch with a deep fear that had been controlling my life. I became at peace with myself because I knew I would be victorious.
Music reinvents and reinvigorates the brain.
- Daniel Levitan
During a Sound Portrait session, Suzanne puts her full focus on the client and interprets the music she hears. Hearing your music played aloud can be a stimulus, awakening awareness and perspective and providing support toward your higher potential. Interacting with your music can help to accelerate personal development and bring greater emotional-mental-physical ease, sense of purpose and self confidence.