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From Drug Addict To Sonic Healer: A Journey of Transformation Through Sound

Broadcast on July 13, 2023
With Kelvin Young
Hosted by Alec Sims

Sound healer and recovered addict Kelvin Young shares his transformative story of addiction, incarceration, and healing through sound. He also discusses the root causes of addiction, and how sound helps with trauma, mental health, and addiction issues.

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • The root causes of addiction and how sound promotes sustained sobriety
  • Trauma's effects on the human body, and how sound promotes healing
  • Overall benefits of sound healing and how it promotes health and resilience in everyday life
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Kelvin Young

Certified Sound Healer and Co-Founder of SoulCare Love, LLC

Kelvin Young, a certified sound healer and owner of SoulCare Love, LLC, is also a person in long-term recovery. He has not consumed alcohol or any other drug to cope with emotional distress since March 6, 2009.  Kelvin received his recovery coach certification from CT Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR), and is trained in Intentional Peer Support (IPS) and Emotional CPR (eCPR).

The first time Kelvin was exposed to sound healing, he discovered that the sounds of the crystal and Tibetan singing bowls and gongs calmed his mind, relaxed his body, and nourished his soul. Kelvin went on to study sound healing with master sound healers Paul Hubbert of the Institute for Holographic Sound and Inner Balance, Satya Brat Jaiswal of the International Academy of Sound Healing, Zacciah Blackburn of the Center of Light, and Brian Luke Seaward of Inspiration Unlimited, a renowned international expert in the field of holistic stress management. 

Kelvin has presented around the country at yoga studios, retreat centers, conferences, colleges, prisons, addiction treatment centers, psychiatric inpatient units at state hospitals, and mental health agencies.

Today, he publicly speaks on addiction recovery, and facilitates private and group sound healing sessions throughout the U.S. He's passionate about holding space for people to heal with sound, and is known for his warm, loving, and down-to-earth way of connecting with people.

Kelvin Young