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What Were Your First Words? authenticity freedom heart radiant voices self-love transform your voice trauma vocal liberation Sep 05, 2022

I often think about our first words as babies... starting with 'gaaaaaa', then leveling up to 'ma' or 'dada'

We began as these beautiful, open little beings. And as our parents interacted with us, we learned the rules for communicating.

Hopefully they loved us, told us so, and we could feel their...

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How to Make Someone Stop Singing authenticity freedom humanity radiant voices transform your voice trauma vocal liberation Sep 05, 2022

"Stop singing!" we yelled but we were laughing.

Dad chimed in, "It's awful!"

My mom used to sing a comical song to tease us: "When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along" by Doris Day.

The family would laugh and shout, and eventually she would stop singing. It was all rather jolly and...

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When Did You Feel Comfortable in Your Skin? authenticity freedom radiant voices radiant voices academy safety self-love self-regulation transform your voice trauma vocal liberation Sep 05, 2022

Yesterday I was running before dawn, with my head torch bobbling out a thin arc of white light. As I huffed and puffed in the freezing darkness, I remembered something awkward and painful from when I was 20 years old.

I remembered being in a club called The Playground, filled with cool kids...

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From Withdrawn to Connected authenticity freedom transform your voice trauma vocal liberation Sep 05, 2022

Here's a picture from when I was 20 years old. Aside from looking desperately undead, I was having a really rough time.

Beneath that cool, frozen zombie exterior I was battling with depression. I was in the second year of a commerce degree that I hated, barely attending classes and was failing...

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E036 - Consistency, Showing Up and Focus trauma vocal liberation waking up Nov 02, 2020

Are you good at being consistent and showing up?

Are you focused, or do you tend to get distracted and pulled into 1000 things?

Do you have a lot of interests that you dabble with, or are you following through with just a few and going deep?

If you want to be more successful in the world, heal...

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E034 - How to Wake Up & Heal in 2021 awakening trauma waking up Oct 19, 2020

Here's my take on what 'best practice' is for waking up, healing, and thriving in 2021. In essence, it's my opinion on how to develop a sense of harmony and wellbeing while living this wild, beautiful and rather short human life!

Get ready to give me your opinion on whether this rings true for...

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E022 - From Self-regulation to Co-regulation (from Me to We) trauma vocal liberation Jul 20, 2020

Hello, welcome to another blog. This one is about the movement from Self-regulation to Co-regulation (from Me to We).

Watch the video below, or enjoy the written version!

So who's in charge of your nervous system right now? What's happening in your nervous system? What's happening in...

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E019 - The Verbal Defence Pattern of Fight (part 2) trauma vocal liberation Jun 22, 2020

Are you a narcissist? Am I a narcissist? This my friends is a complex topic. This week’s episode continues on from last week’s investigation of the Fight response as one of the four Fs of Fight, Flight, Freeze and Fawn. And we’re going to dive into Narcissism as it relates to...

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E018 - The Verbal Defence Pattern of Fight (part 1) trauma vocal liberation Jun 15, 2020

So you're in the kitchen with a significant other and they're talking about something and they're being really irritating. They're saying stuff that's really triggering you and there's this heat in your belly and you’re holding on to it, you're holding on to it and then it starts to build...

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E016 - Releasing Shame and Healing Social Engagement trauma vocal liberation May 15, 2020

Shame and healing social engagement. What a topic, one that is close to my heart and well known to my innards, my gut, my nervous system. How about you?

Enjoy the video, or read the blog below

Shame is a complex emotion with a simple definition.  One definition is that it’s “a...

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