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Joining Up To Pluck The Therapeutic Strings, East Grinstead Courier

IN ANCIENT Greek times the lyre was used to produce music for therapeutic

purposes. And the tradition lives on in Forest Row. Clinical Hypnotherapist

Florence Mackay, of Mind Harmony, who practises at the Ashdown Natural

Health Clinic, has joined up with Ashurst Wood lyre expert Hugh Baker to

provide some of the music for CDs she is producing.


Some of the proceeds from each CD are being donated to Step by Step School,

an independent school for autistic children aged between five and 16 near

Sharpthorne. Self-taught lyre player Hugh Baker often tours Europe and

America, singing as well as playing and regularly provides music therapy

courses. Florence works with individuals and corporations to improve the

quality of their lives, developing new skills and habits and eliminating bad habits,

such as smoking. She also works with children to help them with concentration,

confidence and performance. The CDs are designed to help clients achieve their

goals. These include relaxation, weight control, confidence and fear of flying.





Lyre Expert Hugh Provides Music For Florence’s CD’s, East Grinstead Courier


A HYPNOTHERAPIST from Forest Row has asked a local lyre expert to provide

some of the music for her life-changing CDs. Florence Mackay, 46, of Blacklands

Crescent, who practises from the Ashdown Natural Health Clinic, aims to help

people achieve their goals and develop new skills through the Mind Harmony

project.


With CDs on issues such as weight control, confidence and fear of flying, Mrs

Mackay hopes to improve the quality of life for those who listen to them. A self-

taught lyre expert. Hugh Baker, of Wray Close, Ashurst Wood, often tours in


Europe and the USA, singing as well as playing. Mrs Mackay decided to ask him

to get involved in the recording of the CDs because the lyre was used to produce

music for therapeutic purposes in ancient Greek times. She said: “Listening

regularly to these CDs will enable people to break through their limiting beliefs

and allow them to consistently achieve their best”. She said she would soon be

working on new CDs on stopping smoking, insomnia and public speaking. Some

of the proceeds are being donated to Step by Step, an independent school for

autistic children aged between five and 16 in Sharpthorne.

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