Creative energy comes in many forms. From visual, sensual, even aural. Danielle Hall, a former professional photographer is now a Holistic Practitioner specializing in sound therapy. She and Christina know each other from their lives as photographers and we wanted to check in with Danielle in her new discipline.
Let's get to know the lovely Danielle!
How did you get your start?
I was in the photography industry for 10 years when I came back from an amazing business trip promoting my work in New York. My boyfriend and I were ready to move there. I flew back to San Francisco, overwhelmed with excitement about this new adventure; and then I got sick. Really sick.
I had been dealing with on again, off again health issues all my life but this was not my “normal” sick. A few emergency room visits and doctor appointments later, I was left with no answers, still sick, and extremely angry.
I opened up to the idea of going to an alternative doctor, and found the answers I was looking for. Finally feeling what healthy ACTUALLY felt like for the first time, and inspired by the alternative healers who helped me, I decided to pursue a new career as a Holistic Practitioner. (Sound Therapist, Personal Development Coach, Business and Marketing Strategist, and Motivational Speaker- Woot!)
Was there one job or contact that set the course of your career?
Truthfully, I really just followed the breadcrumbs. Sound Healing just fell in my lap! I was doing a random Google search that brought up healing tones. I feel that it was truly the universe guiding me down this path and I allowed myself to be led.
What is your favorite/most successful way to advertise?
Sound Healing is this “weird” thing that most people are hesitant to try because it is not a mainstream healing modality. It's “weird” because people don’t know what it entails. So, I don’t really advertise, per se. I hold events and look for speaking opportunities where I can create the platform to educate and create an experience for a group of people to learn and feel how it can help them.
If there were one thing you could change about your career, what would it be?
Carrying equipment! When I transitioned out of photography I thought, “Great! I wont have to carry gear anymore!” LOL! Well, I am still carrying around gear, it just looks a lot different. I like to think photography has prepared me for what I am doing today.
What is your favorite stress reliever?
I love this question! Mostly because it is a topic I cover when I speak at events. My favorite stress reliever is simply playing the crystal bowl.
Which is your dream destination?
Only one? I really want to check out Fiji! But it would also be amazing to go to Egypt!