THE SUNDAY EDIT // JULY 2019
‘In the wellness space, sound healing is rapidly growing in popularity with the once-niche trend moving into the mainstream. “Sound is one of the most ancient forms of healing tools and it’s been used and explored by human beings for thousands of years,” says Josie Ross, a sound healer and electronic musician. “When you receive sound in this therapeutic way you can feel the vibrations working through you. This naturally guides you to listen to your body and take you away from the mind and into a state of simply being. Your brain waves change, breath patterns deepen and you naturally fall into relaxation.”
TATLER MAGAZINE // LOST & PROFOUND // APRIL 2019
“Ross begins telling me about her gift: being able to speak the language of light. ‘I started having dreams from last Feb that I was speaking in another language which sounded like tongues, and I would wake up very startled.” she tells me, adding that her practice is a unique combination of energy healing, sage and palo santo burning, alchemy crystal bowls, chimes and a vibrational tuning fork. ‘Society tells us to take a pill, but we should lock closer at where our pain is coming from’ she says. And so we begin the session with me lying on a massage table. What happens next takes me by surprise. Almost immediately I fall into a deep trance while Ross performs her reiki.
About three-quarters of the way through, a booming voice begins chanting what sounds like an african tribal dialect. My body uncontrollably vibrates from its core - and it is brilliant. Afterwards, Ross says she can tell how affected I was and, with some hesitation, says she found a lot of ‘sadness and abandonment’ in my heart. She also asks about my relationship with my father. I drive home shaken to my core in more ways than one.” Tatler, April 2019
i-D // WHY EVERYONE IS SO OBSESSED WITH SOUND BATHING RIGHT NOW // JAN 2019
‘I like sound bathing because it’s the most passive of new-age therapies. It doesn’t require you dig deep into your psyche to set serious intentions for the future, nor does it really take any ‘faith’ as such. It just works. “Just turning up and being ready to receive is enough, and the rest is taken care of by the sounds,” adds Josie from Eleven Healing, the very floaty, serene healer leading this session at London’s The Mandrake hotel. “The best advice is to let go of any expectation of what may happen as it will likely be a very different experience every time.” Like many alternative therapies, sound healing might have only recently reached your Instagram feed but it isn’t exactly new. “Sound is one of the most ancient forms of healing tools used,” explains Josie, but the reason it’s resonating with stressed-out millennials right now is because our love of music has honed our appreciation of the power of sound. “We all connect to music. It has the power to heal, and has a rapid and powerful effect on us. Just listening to your favourite track can shift your emotional and mental state. It literally releases endorphins into you brain which induce feelings of pleasure,” she explains.’
BRITISH VOGUE // 14 WAYS TO BRING WELLNESS INTO YOUR LIFE IN 2019 // DECEMBER 2018
“Sound therapy is believed to calm the mind and body as well as reduce stress and anxiety. Spiritual wellbeing has become a central focus for The Mandrake Hotel in Fitzrovia, which believes that the soul needs to be nourished as much as the mind and body. The new programme is curated to offer a spectrum of spiritual wellbeing, with a strong focus on sound. This boutique hotel offers intimate and restorative sound healing sessions - binaural sound immersions, live crystal bowls, full moon gong baths - so prepare to be transcended into a meditative bliss. The Mandrake also offers bespoke shamanic ceremonies and rituals right through to a spiritual concierge service, for those guests who require alternative healing with Reiki, intuitive energy healing and sound meditations with Eleven Healing.”
INTERVIEW WITH DJ GOLDIROCKS // BESTIVAL FM // MAY 2018
DJ Goldirocks came to experience one of my Re:Mind Studio sound healing sessions! The session was recorded and we had a little chat afterwards about the power of sound healing, magical Ibiza and my healing practice! Interview @ 54 Mins
BANGS & A BUN // REIKI ME UP // APRIL 2018
"Josie moved around my body – sometimes I could feel her hands on me, sometimes they hovered just above me. She spent a lot of time in my mid-section, around my solar plexus. My heart felt as though it was literally beating out of my chest. Wherever she had her hands, I could only really feel that part of my body, I wasn’t aware of the rest of me – just right where she had her energy was the only part of me that existed."
WHATEVER YOUR DOSE // HOW TO BECOME AN ENERGY HEALER // FEB 2018
"Sometimes your calling finds you. It wasn’t something I woke up and decided to do, I had an intense awakening to my healing abilities in 2011. It changed my entire life as I began a quest of healing myself and others. By Summer 2014 I left my job in the city as a PA to launch my healing practice and it has been a magical journey ever since. Not a moment passes by when I do not feel deep gratitude to be able to work with other people in this way and witness the shifts that energy healing can bring to someones health, wellbeing and life. It is my mission to continue spreading awareness of energy healing. I truly believe it is just as integral to our health as a good diet and exercise."
WHATEVER YOUR DOSE // SPRING CLEANING FOR THE SOUL // NOV 2017
"It opens a few suspense-filled moments later with a waft of incense, revealing an angelic blonde draped in a yellow shawl. So this is what they mean by a beautiful aura. Josie (for that is her name), greets me with a warm, nurturing hug and knowing eyes like she’s already peering into my soul. She leads me inside her mystical apartment that’s adorned with healing paraphernalia including Alchemy Crystal Bowls, Tuning Forks, bundles of Sage, Palo Santo and Chakra Balancing Mists."
METRO PAPER // THERAPY THROUGH SPARKLES // APRIL 2015
“With crystal healing widely dismissed as a pseudo-science, it’s easy to scoff. But despite being unsure of what spiritual beliefs I have – if any – I’ve always been happy to accept there might be all sorts of forces at work in the universe. So I head to east London to speak to Josie of Eleven Healing, an energy healer who uses a crystal pendulum as part of her sessions.
Josie says each type of crystal has a unique internal structure that makes it resonate at a certain frequency – and its this that gives it specific healing qualities. As I attempt to bend my head around this, I notice a beautiful array of crystals on her sunny windowsill. “I take these with me everywhere” she says “They say you don’t find a crystal, the right crystal finds you.”
She sees the celeb lust for crystals not as a fad but as an indication of a wider “revolution in consciousness”, with more of us opening up to alternative beliefs.”
SAIKI WELLNESS INTERVIEW // JUNE 2019
Josie is an intuitive energy healer and founder to Eleven Healing. It is clear that Josie’s practice comes very naturally to her and sharing this gift is a source of joy and healing for many as the likes of Vogue, i_D and Tatler have, quite rightly, begun to take notice. Here Josie speaks about her dreams, inspirations and how energy healing can help you and what to expect in her sessions.
INTERVIEW WITH WILD WOOD LONDON // APRIL 2018
"I have been seeing Josie, Founder of Eleven healing for Reiki treatments for the past six months and I can honestly say they have been such transformational experiences. I have loved seeing the results and it encouraged me to delve further into Reiki by enrolling onto Eleven Healing’s Level 1 Reiki course. I sat down with Josie to discuss the origins of Eleven Healing and her plans for the next six months including retreats and a new residency at the Re:mind studio in Victoria.’
WHATEVER YOUR DOSE // WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH SINGING BOWLS? // MARCH 2018
"Nestled in Belgravia, Re:Mind’s peaceful studio offers classes for all levels. Its signature sound healing session Re:Sound uses bowls, gongs and other instruments to offer a grounding and nourishing experience. Look out for intuitive energy healer Josie who is widely regarded as one of London’s leading sound healing experts."
WHATEVER YOUR DOSE // 5 YOGA RETREATS ON YOUR DOORSTEP // FEB 2018
"A transformative retreat where you will be held in an authentic, compassionate space, gently supported to open, release and expand through self-exploration. You will be guided through various healing methods including yoga, cacao, fire ceremonies, sound healing, guided meditation, singing, mantra, movement and energy healing. All of these powerful healing methods have one intention in common – to activate your own source of personal power. Serving as a reminder that all of the wisdom you need is already within you. Sometimes we just need a little guidance."
WHATEVER YOUR DOSE // GOOD VIBRATIONS: REIKI & SOUND BATHS TO STICKERS // OCT 2017
"If you prefer the idea of rebalancing your chakras one-on-one, try a session with Josie, a qualified Reiki Master from Eleven Healing. Her healing arsenal includes; alchemy crystal bowls, tuning forks and chimes to address blockages and imbalances to promote higher vibrations in the body."