Handover Festival Writing for social change.

Handover Festival – Panelist for events Where do you stand and writing for social change

Head of Sunbird Journal Publishing Yann W. Tanoé took part in the EU sponsored event ‘The Handover Festival’ that took place on the 11th of May 2019. This was an event in which topics surrounding social activism were deeply explored from different perspectives. This event that was hosted by the National Centre for Writing was a platform in which Yann W. Tanoé shared a stage with Holly Bourne (author of best-selling novel “Am I Normal Yet?” and Mariam Khan author of the book “It’s Not about the Burqa: Muslim Women on Faith, Feminism, Sexuality and Race” in which they discussed issues to do with “social-political climate and the power words have to instigate real change”.

In this event, Yann’s intervention was summarised in a chart (created by artist Rebecca Osborne) about activism where different connections to activism were formed such as, politics, terrorism, intellectual property and more.

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Freedom of the Soul – Out now on Amazon!

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Natasha Price’s new release Freedom of the Soul is finally available on Amazon! A practical guide to energy management, it will add clarity, guidance and inspiration to those who are searching for balance and healing in their lives.


“The potential for Energy Management to affect our health and well-being on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level is enormous Energy Management is an essential life process that can bring great healing and profound shifts in our lives. This proactive workbook helps you to start this process in a relaxed easy way and to experiment with useful exercises and ideas, while journalling your progress week by week. Aimed at the complete novice, as well as those wanting to establish a structured foundation to their day to day energy management, it is a great way to experience how simple changes can make huge differences in how we feel and what we start to attract in our lives…”

Truly an insightful book that will definitely add value to your journey!

This article of reflections features Author and Activist Yann W. Tanoé’s research on the corrolation between mental health and social entrepreneurship based on his 2018 ‘Proactive Management’ serie of projects and workshops held in Ivory Coast, West Africa. Click on the link below to download.

Social Entrepreneurship and Mental Health

Academic papers publishing


For 2019 our publishing house is diversifying its press. We are venturing into the world of academics. Are you an undergrad, postgrad or PhD student who wishes to add prestige to your resume and profile by publishing your research paper, dissertation, thesis? Well we are the right publishing house for you. Contact us on: sunbirdjournalpublishing@gmail.com so we can discuss your work further.

Meet our brilliant author Natasha Price


We are proud to introduce Natasha price, our Energy Therapist and Author who will be publishing her first self help book,Freedom of the Soul on the 19th of Feb. In the meantime have a read of her informative article below that will give you an insight into her up and coming work.


5 ways to connect to your Soul Energy

When I first started out on my spiritual path some 15 years again, I really didn’t understand what people meant when they talked about your Soul. I imagined an actual organ, a bit like your heart or liver, sitting in the depths of you. So whenever I was asked to connect to or listen to my Soul, I would imagine this ‘organ’ slightly glowing inside of me. After lots of adventures and experience, I have come to realize that your Soul or your Soul energy as it is sometimes called, is just that, our energy field. As an Energy Health Practitioner I explain all the time to my clients about our energy, and the energy field around us. I ask them to imagine a giant bubble that they can step into, so big that it envelopes them easily. This is your energy field and it is full of information about you. It contains information from all your existences and realities. This sounds a bit weird I know, but it holds the information about past, future and between lives. All the emotions, beliefs and life experiences are there ready to be released, or be reacquainted with. There is no linear time when we are working with Soul energy, and therefore all these points can be connected to including our future lives.
You can quite easily now find Past Life Regression therapists, and Future Life Progression Practitioners who will work with you to take you into the past or future, whatever your intention is. You can also go Between Lives to ascertain what it is that you planned for this lifetime. Having trained in all three, I have found this experience incredibly fascinating and healing and my work has now evolved to connecting to the Soul Continuum, and to offering Soul Continuum Healing.
The Soul Continuum is an extension of past, future and between lives. In much the same way that we will follow the energy within one of those sessions, in order to connect to a lifetime, you can in fact connect to any point on your Soul Continuum throughout time and space. It incorporates all of the experiences that we as energy have had, and as there is no linear time in the Soul Continuum, these are all happening simultaneously. I visualise the Soul Continuum as a giant cobweb hanging in the Universe and every intersection is a pivotal point which we can visit in trance. Just as the cobweb is not a single line, time does not exist in the same way, and we can move around that space depending on our focus or intention. I am also beginning to believe that it is more complex than this, and that the future parts are possibilities. They appear as snapshots of how our lives can be if we take a series of the most probably decisions. We can also re-frame our past lives, and the energy which is released ripples through the Soul Continuum. I therefore do not believe that our Soul energy is static, but a constantly changing and morphing stream of energy.
I have also found that it is not necessary to relive every detail of a past or future life, but that often just a snapshot is provided. However, the knowing that comes with that is clear and intent, so that the important information that the individual requires in order to release negative beliefs around that life is revealed.
The chakras also sit in the energy field, being centres or vortexes which move the energy around. If they stop moving the energy well then our energy can become clogged with negative emotions and beliefs, and the efficiency of our energy system as a whole starts to decrease. Without the chakras moving the energy to their optimum then our energy can become stagnant, spike or even break. At this point physical symptoms will appear.
So what does all this have to do with Soul energy? Well this is our Soul. There is no separate organ sitting within us. Our Soul energy is that essence of us that continues throughout all our incarnations, through space and time. Our Soul has all the information about us as stated above, and that is your energy field. When we connect to our ‘Soul’ or a ‘Chakra’ we are reading our energy. We are picking up information about us at that point in our energy field, which can include visuals, emotions or just knowing. We can tune into our energy field at this point, or anywhere along our Soul Continuum.
This all sounds a bit strange if you are new to this concept, but it is so important to be conscious of what is going on in our energy field, for our overall well being. If you do develop physical symptoms then I would always recommend that you seek advice from your Doctor. You will probably also look at your nutrition, whether supplements are needed, your stress levels and how much sleep you are getting. So why not look at your energy field as well? This always appears to be missed off the list, but I believe is as equally important. Looking at why the energy is not flowing correctly, at the negative emotions and beliefs that are sitting in our energy field and impeding its flow, is incredibly important.
Of course if this occurs I would recommend that you see an Energy Health Practitioner to assist you. It can be quite difficult to get enough perspective on your own emotions and beliefs, but there are some steps that you can begin to take daily that will help you to get to know your energy field;
1. Make time to connect to your energy on a daily basis, even for just 5 minutes, that you can get to know how it looks and feels. Initially this may seem strange but stick with it. Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths to fully relax yourself. Make sure you are in a quiet space with plenty of time. Set your intention to connect to one of your chakras Don’t rush it but allow time for any images, colours or information to come to you. What emotions are coming up? Make a note of anything that comes to you in a notebook or journal which you buy specifically for this work.
2. If you have any physical symptoms, ask yourself what was happening in your life when they first started. Had you experienced an accident or traumatic event? Had you lost your job or where you going through a divorce? It might not be as dramatic as that but see if you can remember what was happening in your life, and how you were feeling. This may give you a clue as to the emotions that may be sitting there.
3. If you do isolate an emotion, journal around it. How does it make you feel? Does it affect the way you react towards others? What triggers that emotion to come to the fore? By journaling, and talking this through (you can always find a buddy to do this with), healing will start. As soon as you make the connection then the emotion will begin to release, and healing will occur.
4. Take time to connect to each of your chakras in this way. It may be that you will discover one which is particularly struggling. If so connect to it on a regular basis, clearing it layer by layer.

5. During this process be kind to yourself. Make sure that you eat well, drink lots of water and get plenty of sleep. Be aware of the emotions that may come to the surface and that these are old emotions. Be aware of them but don’t hold onto them, allow them to be released. It may be that you will experience flu like symptoms, which is just a sign that your energy is shifting and releasing. You may also be aware that something has changed by the reactions you get from others. Maybe someone that usually ignores you, gives you a massive smile and wants to chat. They are recognising on an energetic level the change that you have initiated in you. Journal these little happenings as you will easily forget them, but they are a sign that your energy is clearing.

Freedom of the Soul will be out of the 19th of February.

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Good Morning Atlantic – Out Now!

Good Morning Atlantic is finally here! Author Yann W. Tanoé masterfully tackles the concept of migration as dives into the wealth of poetry and prose that take you on a journey back to Kai’s home. Though we are following Kai’s journey and introspection we are also brought back home in our own way. Have you ever wondered what your purpose in life is? How much does home mean to you?

Click on the following link to read the book’s press release.

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