Jeremy de Tolly

music ● spirituality ● voice ● awakening ● creativity ● healing

E033 - About Awaken Your Radiant Voice

Awaken Your Radiant Voice is my 9 week signature online course for liberating voices. If you're curious about what and how I teach, and what it can do for your voice, enjoy the blog or watch the episode!

So in this video, I'm going to be diving a little deep into Awaken Your Radiant Voice, the beautiful nine week online course that I facilitate.

Now before you run for the hills, I'm going to make this kind of interesting, and I really want to just talk from my heart about what this course is, what it does, and why I love teaching it.

So I'm just going to make a bold claim here: what it aims to do is change the course of a person's life through their voice, through unblocking their voice. Now you know it's incredible the degree to which our voices determine what happens in our lives –  when we go to a party, or when we're in a work meeting, or whether we show up in the world being willing to say, "Hey, this is what I do, this is what I care...

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E032 - How to Put Yourself Out There (Be Authentically Extra)

vocal liberation Sep 28, 2020

Would you like to show up more in your world? Do you feel like you might be hiding, but want to put yourself out there? Are you ready to be authentically extra?!

Get ready to stretch the conditioning that keeps you playing small: enjoy the blog or watch the episode!

 

Hi, welcome to this episode about how to put yourself out there in the world, with full force or with full confidence ! I'm going to say this is not easy. But I'm going to talk about some of the steps that I've gone through and some of my clients have gone through in this act of liberating our voices in the world.

One of the first things I want to say, though, is that a really important first step, is focusing. Getting a little bit quiet beforehand. And knowing what we're going to say and why. So I'm going to just take a little deep breath, as we're hanging out together.

Getting a little bit more grounded, a little bit more present. So I think one of the most powerful things that I've done at times in my...

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E031 - How to be Happier in Life (Sing with Confidence)

vocal liberation Sep 21, 2020

Most of us have a dysfunctional relationship with our singing voice. It's never good enough, and we long ago lost the joy of singing for fun. In fact, our whole culture has taught us that only a chosen few are 'singers', and that the rest of us have ugly, undesirable voices.

Reclaim the joy of singing: enjoy the blog or watch the episode.

 

Why don't you sing every day?

I'm just going to remind you – go back to being five years old, when you danced and sang and played, and you were just a crazy little fool, with no sense of having to be perfect or no sense of what a good voice sounds like. It just came out and there was one emotion that predominated. It was joy. You had joy when you sang.

And then you got older, and it stopped being joyful. So what happened? And the real question is, most of us want more joy. We spend our whole lives trying to minimize stress and buy nice things and go for walks or go for a run, or see people to feel better. And at the bottom of...

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E030 - Shut Down Voices (What to do if your Voice is "Too Little")

Do you speak too little, or does your voice shut down in social or work situations? Is your voice unreliable, so when you're triggered or emotional it lets you down? Do you hide online - in your social media or online presence? If any of these resonate, you may have a "too little" voice – enjoy the blog or watch the episode to learn how to uplevel your voice!

Well, hello there. Welcome to this blog about "too little" voices.

What are we talking about here? We're talking about the voices that shut down at parties. We're talking about the voices that hide online. We're talking about the ones that disappear or freeze during an argument.

Are you one of those? Do you know some of those? Do you have some of those in your family? So we're going to be talking about what I'm going to call a polarity of voices. Last week's episode was about "too much" voices. Today we're going to be talking about "too little" voices. And there is of course a continuum all the way between...

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E029 - What to do if you Talk Too Much (and then Shut Down)

Welcome to this episode, which explores voices that are "too much". These include blurters, or binge-voices that let it all out and then shut down afterwards. I work with a lot of clients and students in ym courses that have this polarity of voices. It's opposite is a "too little" voice, that doesn't speak up for itself and tends to withdraw.

Enjoy the blog or watch the episode! 

Hello, and welcome to this episode about voices that are what I might call "too much".

These are voices that flood. It all comes out at once. You could say that there's almost a binge element to it. In other words, we're going to withhold, withhold, withhold, withhold and then BAM! it all comes out. And then when it all comes out, sometimes there's a bit of damage or shaming, and then it's time to shut down again.

So, before I go any further, I really just want to drop in my body, and get a little bit more connected and speak from the heart and say that I'm going to talk a lot about some of the...

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E028 - The Energetic and Neurological Effects of Social Media

Welcome to this episode, which explores social media from an energetic and neurophysiological point of view. It also looks at the incredible opportunities that social media can open up for (in spite of the downsides).

Read the blog or watch the episode! 

So, welcome. How do you feel about social media? Are you even clear about how you feel about social media? Because I'm going to guess that you're ambivalent at many, many levels, you've got many feelings and on the one side, you might be on it a lot and there might be a feeling of regret in there too, or that something's not quite right.

So join me as we do a deep dive into the energetic and neuro-physiological effects of social media. And also what you can do if you want to go deeper with it because you kind of have to for your business and you know, it's part of your future. So, before we go any further, if you can just subscribe there's a little bell button below that says subscribe for those of you watching on...

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E027 - It's OK to not know

Welcome to this episode, which is about uncertainty, doubt and not knowing.

Read the blog or watch the episode!

This is all about not getting fixed ideas in your head and what to do with your huge political opinion and your opinion about government and your fear and rage about the people to the left of you who are just too radical and the people to the right of you who are conservative and scary... And... what on earth are we supposed to do with all of this?

Let's take a deep breath together. 

I'm going to begin by saying, as I ground into my feet and I invite you to feel your feet wherever they are (whether they're on the floor, or tucked under you on a seat), I'm inviting us to drop into our body and be here. Just be here for a moment. If you've just come from YouTube or come from somewhere else on your computer or your phone, and you've been scrolling a lot and you're a bit unconscious, this is a perfect opportunity to come home.

Let's be here.

Let's stop speeding.

Let's...

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E025 - The Power of Silence

This week's blog doesn't really work as a written blog... it's all in the video.

Let me know if it spoke to you.

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E024 - Do you speak in a phony meditation voice?

vocal liberation Aug 03, 2020

My friend, who isn't into meditation, asked why I speak slowly in some of my videos, and if I was disingenuously putting on a phony meditation voice. Great question!

Watch the video below, or enjoy the written version.

 

Well, hello, welcome to another blog. What an episode is it gonna be!

I have some startling insights, some incredible facts and actually,... you know what, I really don't. But this is gonna be an interesting episode.

Firstly, I dressed up, I wore a little bit of a snazzy suit.

Secondly, a really normal friend of mine who is not really into consciousness per se, asked me a really interesting question. He very gently confronted me, I would say. And he said something along the lines of, "I watched one of your episodes. And why do you speak slowly in that meditational voice?" And he said, "Its just what you're speaking like this to me right now. And then you slow down like that and talk to the camera. It seems a bit disingenuous," he said.

And I am of course...

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E023 - Speak from Presence

vocal liberation Jul 27, 2020

 Hello, welcome to another blog. This one is about Speaking from Presence. It's questions WHERE we are speaking FROM, rather than what we are saying.

Watch the video below, or enjoy the written version. 

Hi.

So right now, you and I are both sitting, covered in rubber bands, all around our arms, all around our mouths, all around our throats, all over our body we're covered in these thick elastic, rubber bands, keeping us constricted and conditioned. They govern all my words. They govern all my actions and yours too.

So what is it to set a voice free? What is it to de-condition and re-wild a voice? I'm gonna tell you, but before we go any further, how about you just head down to the little subscribe thing down there and click it and it'll go , and then we can be friends on YouTube.

Okay, so we are covered in rubber bands of conditioning. And so the thing is, is even when we were tiny, before we had words, as we began to learn them, essentially in those words, we learnt...

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