Professional (Short Version)
Danielle Hall, Founder of SoundEmbrace, is a Certified Sound Healer, Reiki Master, and Spiritual Coach. Her goal is to inspire personal transformation through sound experiences.
Through her sound healing practice, Danielle has worked with adults and children transitioning through various traumas including PTSD, depression, sexual abuse, digestive issues, and physical pain, using specific sound tools and techniques to facilitate shifts in the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual body.
She is the founder of SoundEmbrace; a wellness app that makes sound healing accessible. She also educates and leads a team of sound partitioners in creating sound bath experiences for corporate wellness programs and private wellness events in San Francisco, California and Atlanta, Georgia.
"You have a choice when it comes to your health and wellbeing. Sound is a powerful tool that can lead to the awareness of your subconscious thoughts. This awareness allows you to choose to empower yourself to change the trajectory of your life." -Danielle Hall
What is this Hippie Woo Woo Bull$t?
That’s EXACTLY what I said when I first heard about sound healing… Actually, it's what I said about anything and everything that seemed “too far out there” for me. So, how did I get from that line of thinking to actually finding my purpose and passion in it?
Well, let’s start here, I was born a military brat and my family moved every 2-3 years. Through our travels, I learned that home is anywhere you make it. My supportive parents and 2 younger siblings kept me humble and on my toes, and having diverse, meaningful, friendships worldwide became anchor points of my being.
I am a true believer that anything is possible and that dreams do come true. But, despite this supportive upbringing, you would never have guessed I was holding a very big secret…
Growing up, music was always an outlet for me. Whether it was playing alto saxophone in band or singing in choir, I was always immersed in music. It was the only thing that kept my spirits up while trying to divert my attention from my “on again, off again” health issues. Because of my dysfunctional health, I became really good at stuffing away my feelings and putting on a happy face.
Here’s where it gets graphic.
Fast forward to me as an adult, 2010 to be exact. This is the year I became sick. I mean sick to the point of it not even being my “normal” sick! I was forced out of hiding.
My teeth had become so sensitive to any temperature that I could hardly eat. I was losing my hair, had lumps in my breast, and chronic constipation. I was in a constant lethargic state and couldn’t concentrate on the simplest tasks. I had heated headaches above my eyes, and jabbing pains in my uterus. As a result of my deteriorated health, I was bedridden for over a month.
I needed to find out what was going on with my body – immediately. A few emergency room and doctor visits later, I found myself extremely frustrated. Many times I waited well over an hour to see a doctor for a measly 5 minutes with them, only to receive a prescription that “could potentially make my liver bleed” or some equivalent.
I was emotionally drained, with no answers, and did not feel heard. I was fed up!
What was I going to do?!?
Then, my last emergency room trip, I was sitting on the table in a hospital gown waiting for the doctor to come in to guide me through the next round of tests. He walked in looking at his chart and plainly said, “Well Ms Hall, If we don't find out what's going on with you, you're going down a really dark road.”
I wasn’t really scared before that, but I was then.
In the midst of desperation not knowing where else to turn, I allowed myself to be open to Alternative Healing. In only one month of care, I found out that all my health problems from a young age were the result of a serious gluten allergy. (WTF?!?!) Once I took gluten out of my diet I felt what HEALTHY felt like for the first time in my life at 28 years old.
It was a long road for me to experience what healthy actually felt like. Even after finding the answer there was still so much to learn.. including having the opportunity to meet and experience the new healthy version of myself and life as a healthy person should! I no longer had to pretend to be someone I wasn’t. Healthy and happy became who I REALLY WAS.
But… there was still something very wrong.
I was on an incredible high from this new way of being and so incredibly grateful to have finally found the answers for my health issues, but I found myself becoming more and more angry.
Why wasn’t it in my awareness about how food affects the body?
Why didn’t I believe that I could change my own health and wellbeing through diet, exercise, my environment, or dropping toxic relationships?
It was all settling in and I was pissed! I lived 28 years ignorant of the fact that I could have done something… that I didn’t have to just “live with it”.
I started to wonder how many more people are out there living this way!?! This set me off on a mission.
I began looking into different alternative therapies and thinking about how to make them more accessible to people like me.. your average, low-middle class, person.
Now, let’s fast forward. I believe everything in my life has prepared me to help people in the capacity I am today. It seems to have come full circle, bringing me back to something I have always loved and have found as a sanctuary: Sound.
Through my studies and certification in Sound Healing and Energy Work, I have learned how sound affects the body. I know how to apply it to help others reduce stress, boost immune system function, facilitate meditation, and take an integrative approach to wellness through coaching so that you can live the healthy, active lifestyle you love!
I am so happy to be able to share what I have learned and be a part of so many wellness stories through this work.
Thank you for being on this journey with me,
Founder/Woman in Charge/Sound Practitioner
Danielle Hall is a Certified Sound Healing Therapist, Reiki Master, Cyma Practitioner, and Spiritual Minister. Her goal is to inspire personal transformation through sound experiences and works to elevate the Sound Healing Industry by bringing more awareness about sound as a therapy. .