Claire Marie Barton
After working as an ecologist for over 20 years, in the last few years, I have been moving towards doing something new in my life.
In 2005, I gave birth to my first baby, prematurely at 27 weeks. He died shortly afterwards. When Alan died, everything changed for me. What was supposed to be the worst thing that happened to me turned out to be the greatest blessing. I have learnt so much from Alan-joy, pain, heart-breaking sorrow, grace, acceptance, love, compassion, empathy. But most importantly he showed me how short and precious this lifetime is and not to waste it wondering what could have been.
Motherhood and the passing of Alan opened me up spiritually and creatively. I did a lot of energy work with some wonderful healers and started writing. In December 2016, I self-published ‘Letting Go’ my first book & CD about my experience of Alan through my diaries, poetry & songs.
Writing songs, poems, journaling and taking photos are my favourite ways of being creative. Until 5 years ago I never even thought of myself as a creative person. My creativity was buried and I didn’t know it was there. Now I am embracing my artistry and femininity and realise that these aspects work in tandem and allow me to flow in creative choice and expression.
I love to sing. For me it feels like flying, the way I do in my dreams. It brings me a feeling of weightlessness and freedom. It’s a place where I can see opportunities and shed my own and others preconceptions of me. I am in the moment, free to choose the way I will go. Singing calms me, brings me to my centre, grounds me and fulfils me.
When I’m singing it’s just me and I’m okay with that. I enter this vulnerable but empowered state and I feel connected to my true nature. When I discovered sound healing, it was the natural next step for me.
My journey has been about self-expression- releasing the blocks in my throat chakra using the medium of sound. When I was growing up I was very ‘nice’ and I never said what was really on my mind. I wanted to please others and fit in. Eventually I learnt that I was an empath and naturally sensitive. Now I use these attributes in my work to help you to listen to your own inner voice so you can give yourself permission for your own self-expression.
I currently work as a holistic therapist offer sound healing treatments and angel card readings in west Cork and online. I teach beginners ukulele classes for adults in Clonakilty. I also write songs and poetry and have various projects on the go.
I am blessed to live in west Cork, Ireland looking out at the sea with my husband and two sons.
My holistic qualifications:
My first experience of energy healing was with Reiki and I have completed Reiki levels 1 & 2 in the 7 level system of Reiki with my wonderful sister and Reiki master Louise Pollock.
I started taking angel communication courses with Rev. Elvia Roe in 2014 and completed my Angel Communication MasterTM class in May 2016. Click here if you would like to connect with AngelsTeach.
In 2017, I qualified as an accredited Sound Healing practitioner with the UK College of Sound Healing, specialising in vocal sound healing. I trained with Chrys Blanchard in Abergavenny, Wales. I also completed a ‘Gong Wisdom Training’ with Chrys. I am a current member of the College of Sound Healing and undertake CPD every year and attend the annual college conference in Great Malvern, England.