Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Sabrina Huang, Owner of Six Senses Healing, located in San Jose, CA, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
My healing art therapy clinic focuses on Sound Therapy that integrates with other holistic healing modalities. I offer Sound Bath for group sessions at clients’ homes, in corporate offices, the city’s recreation centers or senior centers, yoga studios, Wellness retreats, etc. As for private individual sessions, I use a combination of Sound Healing, Hypnotherapy, Aromatherapy, The Bach® Flower Remedies, Access Bars®/Energy/Qi, and Coaching to help clients who are dealing with stress, insomnia, anxiety, or depression and wish to have better emotional health without any medications.
Tell us about yourself
I was born in Taiwan and moved to Silicon Valley, California, in 2000. Life hasn’t been easy for me since childhood, even though it helps to build my strength and character. After selling the house I ever owned and finalizing my divorce, I was at the bottom of my life. To pull me out of the dark and heal myself from the traumas that have been accumulated for decades, I began my own self-healing journey, and later I see it as my “calling.” Rumi says, “The wounds are the places where light enters. Our wounds teach us life lessons. They create ways for us to connect, teach and touch others’ hearts with great attunement and compassion.” Healers have a desire to help others because of a difficult past, enormous pain, and loss. Their work serving others ultimately heals them. I feel touched, blessed, and motivated to do what I do when my clients tell me that their life gets better, they feel good from the inside out, and they feel that they have the courage to move forward.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
My biggest accomplishment is the people I have encountered, and I was part of their transformation. It’s a precious experience that is also very healing.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
I started my business two years before the COVID hit in early 2020, so going through the pandemic in the past two years has been very tough for me as a small business owner because of the fears and unknowns, especially since my business is not suitable to do it virtually. Luckily, I have some reserve funds that help me to hold on to it until things get clear and open again.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Listen to your heart and trust your gut feelings. When it feels right, trust it. When it feels wrong, trust it. Either way, it’s your life, so you get to decide how you want to live it.
- Be around people who trust in you and share the same values. It’s important to be around like-minded people who are supportive.
- Every day is a new day, and only today is real. Do the best you can with the time and knowledge you have at this time, and let go of the expectation and control.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
Being a business owner is not going to be easy, but it would be a good experience. You really learn a lot from the process, the challenges, and the rewards. The freedom and empowerment of being a business owner are worth the uncertainty and struggles. Never lose sight.
Where can people find you and your business?
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