CHANTING THE SEFTON COAST

by Chelsea B. Bassnett

Spirituality, peace, happiness and harmony should happen right where you are, right now.

Formby isn't all squirrels and Waitrose. There is a sacred sound here that connects us to our ancestors — as well as to each other. For many, the coast holds an ancient, transcendent wisdom.

Chelsea Bassnett sets out to discover the spiritual side of Formby by joining Suzie Price, founder of Sacred Sound Journeys. Suzie uses sound as a healing tool, capturing its therapeutic and meditative qualities to induce nurturing, relaxing and blissful experiences for participants.

Chelsea partakes in a 'gong bath' in Formby Scout Hut, as well as a beautiful earth chant on Formby beach. Suzie also talks about the palliative power of sound in pain clinics, helping to relieve the physical and mental stresses of illness.

Ultimately, we are given a love letter to the Sefton coast and to Formby beach: a place of tranquility and possibilities that we can happily call home.

You can find out how to attend Suzie's regular events in Formby through the Facebook page.



Contributors:
Katie Bartley, Christopher Dixon, Suzie Price, Steph Shea

Original Music and Sound Design:
Christopher Johns

Producer:
Chris Fittock

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