Nicole Bettencourt Coelho is a qualified Hypnotherapist and practicing Sound Therapist in residence at Music Hackspace / Somerset House Studios. Working with the composition of improvised choreographic score by drawing from her experience as a touring session musician, to foster an interdisciplinary approach.
Current studies focus on communal performance in the context of astronomical myth, as a technology to transform consciousness. Combining archetypal symbols and storytelling with therapeutic and artistic applications of sound and movement. In order to induce and support inward journeys within a collective experience. Using a variety of techniques that function as rite of passage.
Conducting an investigation at the intersection of traditional therapeutic instruments and modern production tools, she is investigating the ability of sound and ritual form to support and direct the transformative power of performance, on an individual and collective level. Considering the impact of evolving tools on creating synergistic community, culture and fulfilling creative practice.
As part of her therapeutic practice CURVE ASC, she is currently exploring the interplay of energies moving through the physical, emotional and mental body, alongside the cyclical rhythm of the natural environment.
Through a series of seasonal soundbaths, we reflect upon the multi-faceted properties of seasonal herbs and their resonance with the archetypal energies of the wheel of the year.
An embodied study of the natural rhythms of the dialogue between body and eco-system. Opportunities for reconnection, restoration and transformation.