Interview with Cheryl Stringall

You can find the interview page here: String, but you can find the full interview on the player below.

The following biography appeared on Cheryl’s site to accompany her interview with me.

steveSteve Gooch is a writer, artist, teacher and Reiki Master and the creator of 12seconds for Peace. Spiritually focused and with a life-long passion for exploring the inner landscapes of the mind as well as the world around him in its many manifestations, Steve has dedicated much of his life to helping others.

He is the author of the book ‘Reiki Jin Kei Do: The Way of Compassion & Wisdom’ which is widely regarded as a classic on the subject and is the standard reference work on this particular tradition of Reiki around the globe. Over the years he has written for a number of magazines, journals, newspapers and websites in the spiritual and self-development fields and has been featured in various magazines as an authority in the field of Reiki. Steve also created and still oversees ‘Reiki Jin Kei Do International’: a Ning-based social network for the global lineage of Reiki Jin Kei Do.

With an honours degree in Fine Art from England’s prestigious Bath Academy of Art, Steve assisted with the creation of a number of sculptures by the British artist Nick Pope and for others. A skilled printmaker, he worked on a limited edition of prints by the painter Joe Tilson for an exhibition at the Tate Gallery in London and later, an exclusive limited run portfolio edition of the poetry of Paul Eluard, before training as an art teacher.

With an MA in Education and Developmental Psychology, Steve has taught art in schools in the UK, Egypt and Sudan. His other educational passion is in the teaching of Reiki. He was the first to bring Reiki to central England in the mid 90’s and went on to introduce the lineage of Reiki Jin Kei Do to Egypt and then Sudan. He has also taught Reiki in Eastern Europe and continues to develop his understanding and knowledge in the field.

In 2010 Steve launched 12seconds for Peace; a global collaborative video-arts project, the concept for which he formed based on his extensive engagement with social networking as a marketing tool.

12seconds for Peace works on behalf of various charitable organisations.

Steve continues to develop his creative projects in a variety of fields and has a number of book and art projects currently on the go. He is currently establishing a base in Egypt for the teaching of Reiki Jin Kei Do.