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Title:

M.Ed., Ed.S., LMT, RYT

Name

Murshida Victoria Angela

Email:

va@murshidava.com

Services

Sound Healer

Organization:

na

Street1:

900 NW 8th Ave – top flr

Street2:

na

City:

Gainesville

State:

FL

Zipcode:

32601

Country:

USA

Telephone:

352-376-1234

Web:

http://www.murshidava.com

Fax:

866-271-9081

Description:

Healer, teacher, vocalist, musician, composer, poet, and dancer,
Murshida VA discovered healing sound in 1991 when a series of
strangers approached her, insisting that she was meant to use her
voice to heal. Although she had been a performing artist and was, at
that time, in graduate school for mental health counseling, she had
never heard
of healing sound. Since VA was, also, at that time, suffering from a
chronic illness, she felt there was nothing to lose (and everything to
gain), and so, began a series of experiments, using her voice, a Nepali
Shaman’s drum, and a 12-string guitar. For more than a year, she
sang and sounded for several hours each day. When her symptoms
would abate, she simply repeated what
she had been doing. This self-created practice not only catalyzed
a profound healing of her body, heart, and soul, it also opened her to
mystical states of consciousness– ultimately leading to Intiatory
training in the lineages of Pir-O-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan, the
traditions in which she is now a teacher and guide.

In 1992, she began sharing her healing sound experiences publically
in performance. Since this time, Murshida VA has made vital
contributions to individuals, communities, businesses, prisons,
domestic violence shelters, treatment centers, government agencies,
schools, and universities.  She has pioneered sound healing in the
internationally acclaimed, Shands Hospital Arts-in-Medicine Program,
the Mind-Body Medical Institute of Harvard University (MBMI), Lowell
Correctional (the largest maximum security women’s prison in the
United States) and several domestic violence shelters. She has been
conference faculty for the MBMI and is currently annual conference
faculty for the International Women’s Writer’s Guild. Murshida VA has
composed and performed as lead vocalist for Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s
“Urban Bush Women” and is currently engaged, with
Actress-Poet, Stephanie Alston-Nero, in a collaboration entitled “Kiss
Me on My Face of God”, devoted to healing the historic
wounds slavery has left on the soul of humanity. Her poetry has been
published in “The Journal for Humanistic Education and Development”
as well as several small press literary magazines, and her vocal
compositions have been commissioned to be played for the dead at
Auschwitz and Dakau, and by Susyn Reeves, author of “Choose Peace
and Happiness”. Murshida VA has released, to date, four CDs of
original music, poetry, and experimental sound recordings.
Specializing in trauma recovery and soul energy restoration, Murshida
VA maintains a private practice while also teaching workshops and
performing throughout the United States.