Relax and Align with the Healing Flame Collective

Members of the Healing Flame Collective posing with their instruments.

By Holly L.

Do you want to give meditation and mindfulness practice a try, but don’t know where to begin your journey? 

Join us on Saturday, March 18 from 1-3 pm at HCLS Miller Branch for an afternoon of informal meditation and mindfulness in an open setting brought to you by The Healing Flame Collective.  

Founded by musical team Janice Buerkli (known in her community as “Janice B.”) and Maurice Carroll, The Healing Flame Collective is a group of musicians, sound healers, and energy workers united by the common cause of healing. According to Janice B., “the concept and purpose of the group is to help as many people as possible with the combined healing power of music, meditation, energy work, and vibrations in a live experience.”   

Attendees of the free session on March 18 experience guided meditation and breath work, sound healing vibrations, and a mini seated Reiki session. For those new to Reiki, it is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that promotes healing. Reiki is based on the idea that “life force energy” flows through us and causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low or blocked, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stressed. Sound Healing also works with energy and uses a variety of singing bowls, tools, and instruments in specific frequencies and vibrations designed to promote healing. Benefits of Reiki and Sound Healing include a reduction in stress, anxiety, and depression, alleviation of physical and emotional pain, an increase in gamma brain waves which aids in cognitive function, and increased relaxation. Participants should feel encouraged to participate at their own comfort level and have the opportunity to ask questions. All who attend should emerge from the session feeling more relaxed and aligned. Janice B. describes the event as, “a great opportunity to try out these healing modalities without committing to the time and cost of a full in-person session.”

Learn more about the Healing Flame Collective at  

Holly is an Instructor and Research Specialist at the Miller Branch. She enjoys knitting, preferably with a strong cup of tea and Downton Abbey in the queue.

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