And stop feeling embarrassed, blocked or shut down
when you speak or sing
You're on a profound internal journey, and you know that you can have a voice that you love.
You're aware that your voice affects your relationship health, success at work, creative expression, social confidence and even self-love.
You'd love to include singing as part of your meditation, self-care and spiritual practice.
Even if you have an ok-ish singing voice, or you're confident speaking in front of a few people, empowering and liberating your voice can:
The thing is, you can start singing more in the shower, join a choir, search Youtube for “how to sing”. You can study public speaking, try and be speak with more authenticity and confidence, and push yourself to speak more in front of groups...
But because you haven't dealt with the underlying issue - your self expression blocks - your voice will tighten, and your confidence, warmth and spontaneity will be undermined by a tight, anxious feeling in your belly.
And if you’re not sure how to sing in tune - relaxed and confident - no amount of Youtubing will solve that.
The number one thing a blocked voice needs is a SAFE, HEALING SPACE. Vocal blocks are little bits of conditioning or trauma that need to be met and released.
The second thing you need is a roadmap - a step by step plan for overcoming your vocal blocks and then building a strong, beautiful voice from the ground up.
Most of us are brought up believing that we’re stuck with our voice as it is. And that confident speaking and singing in front of people is for stars and talented people. But we secretly desire to have the freedom and confidence to express ourselves without being afraid and self-conscious.
It makes no sense to go through the rest of our lives playing small in front of others! We could be shining, sharing the best of ourselves and letting everyone know how quirky, unique and wonderful we are instead.
I was told an old spiritual maxim by my first spiritual teacher - "As the wound, so is the gift". In other words, wherever you're wounded and weak, lies your greatest opportunity. Or as Thomas Hubl says "what appears to be in the way, is the way".
If you're willing to face your self-expression wounding head-on, and pitch up consistently to heal and develope your voice - you can completely change your life.
Imagine being able to communicate with power, clarity and heart in your relationships and work... in a way that people could feel and resonate with.
Imagine being able to sing your heart out - share your beautiful humanness through your voice - to audiences live and on the internet.
A lot of singing and speaking is done with excellence, but no heart. Be one of the few who knows how to voice from your whole body, with authenticity, realness and love.
If you're going to express yourself freely, you're going to have to make a lot of mistakes, and sound ugly. To have a free voice is to embrace making mistakes in front of people, embarrassing yourself, and gradually learning that it's safe and OK for you to be imperfect in front of others.
And guess what, as you set yourself free and open up, you empower and inspire others to do the same.
When you liberate your voice, you give yourself permission to be human, faulty, imperfect - and love yourself all the more for it.
A liberated voice is also an authentic voice (which is really just a fancy word for being real). You become willing to express your fear, uncertainty, and your messy emotions not just with your closest, but with bigger groups. The paradox is that this makes you safer, and best of all, more lovable and relatable.
The 'safest' way to stand up in front of people is to let them see you for reals... Share your fear and discomfort; express yourself in an authentic, grounded and heart-based way.
There are so many reasons a voice gets stuck. Sometimes it's as simple as siblings or teachers saying you can't sing. Teasing and bullying at school can 'condition' you into trying to disappear in group environments, even giving you a very traumatised response to being in front of crowds. Our parents unconsciously teach us a lot about how and when to speak - sometimes violently enforcing their viewpoints. Sexual trauma, relationship issues, developmental wounding... All of this has consequences that we now live with. Most people can remember specific moments when their voice got shut down.
And guess what - for every traumatic event, there's a way to clear that trauma.
So the fear can go. The "I can't sing" can turn into a beautiful, clear, empowered voice.
The fear of standing out and being seen can transform into bravery, confidence, vulnerability, authenticity in front of an audience or in meetings at work.
Singing isn't something "you're bad at". It's a natural gift that you lost access to. It isn't something you need to be good at either, it's something you can enjoy for the rest of your life.
Modern neuroscience backs this up - group singing is so good for us that it increases heart rate variability and tones our dorsal vagal system. This means - a whole lot of joy and a sense of connection are yours when you sing with others.
Want to feel happier every day? Sing.
Voice affects everything: Unexpressed emotions stuck in the body are like energy-poison. A blocked voice stops us from expressing our best selves in the world, and keeps us staying 'safe' and acting small.
Want to change that?
It's begins with pitching up. It needs structure and commitment. It needs a plan.
The rewards - evolving your voice is one of the greatest ways to liberate creative, powerful self-expression, and and a direct path to community and joy.
Even though there are a lot of people expressing themselves loudly on the internet...
It matters that your voice is heard. You have special gifts that the world would be a better place for hearing. You have unique contributions that you’d love to share. You also know that somewhere inside there’s a call to express yourself more powerfully, fearlessly, beautifully out in the world.
And if you’re not going to stay quiet OR add to the noise, a deeper, more authentic and real voice is going to need to emerge from out of the blocks that have been holding you back.
You know that you need a process around you to achieve that - otherwise you’ll stay like most people - stuck.
Are you ready to contribute more on the world stage?
Are you ready to do it soon?
I’d love to show you a roadmap of how to get there...
Because of my traumatic experience in early child development, I always had trouble with the way I expressed myself vocally. With Jeremy, I learned better techniques for opening the expression of my voice and feeling it from the body - and use it with confidence and power. It enhanced my life on an energetical level and permitted me to take ownership of my voice, trusting it.
Truly I feel more than grateful to have my voice back in place, thanks to Jeremy's masterful guidance and passion in supporting people in their journeys.
I started working with Jeremy because of two major issues - my voice and self expression, that affected me since I was 15 years old.
First, I always wanted to be able to sing in tune, which was beyond my abilities as far back as I can remember. Second and more importantly, I realized that my ability for self-expression decreases dramatically in situations where I get emotionally negatively affected, which leads to a feeling of being disempowered.
With Jeremy I learned quickly to understand how/which emotional & energetic blockages affect my self expression and techniques to unblock and train my voice. It led me to a deeper awareness of myself and I feel more confident in both speaking and singing.
Ilja Simon - Entrepreneur and Music Producer
I've take everything I've learned from 30 years of singing on stages across the world, and combined it with 22 years of spiritual, psychological and trauma informed practice, into:
Vocal Liberation private sessions.
Combining spirituality, healing, singing and empowered self-expression.
So if you’re ready to finally sing and speak with confidence, love, groundedness, self-assurance and joy...
Here's how I can help you get there:
It's like going to the dentist, only a lot more fun (and meaningful). Have your voice assessed. Can you sing in tune? Do you have vocal damage? Look at your primary blocks and challenges.
From "I shouldn't speak" to "I'm too much", and "I sound terrible" - all of these statements have underlying wounds or traumas that created them. We meet the blocks and let them go.
Learn the best ancient and modern vocal practices that are the perfect combination of voice, breathing, meditation and intention setting. Develop a voice that you love.
Learn to sing in tune. Develop more sensitive ears, to sing in tune (and in harmony) in group singing contexts. Learn to improvise and learn to lead others.
From basic one-note warmups to singing scales, and then to more athletic training regimens. Develop a consistent, powerful and beautiful voice. Master your middle voice and extend your range.
Learn to connect your voice to your heart and stay connected to your body at the same time. Allow a more authentic, brave and loving you to emerge into the world through your voice.
Learn the right way to rehearse songs. Whether singing live on stage, in a workshop or in Instagram Live online, do it right from the get go. Get pro tips based on my 30+ years of experience.
Record your voice for online purposes or prepare for a proper studio session. Either way, do it right based on my lifelong experience recording stuff and putting it out there!
Start with humming, toning, intention or mantras, Then master overtoning and use your voice as an energetic healing tool. Lead groups in song and help others overcome their own vocal blocks.
What people asked me before starting Vocal Liberation
It's very, very unlikely that you are. Science says that only 1-2% of people are tone deaf - but I've personally not met a single one! You may have lost the ability to tell if something is in tune, but in my experience this can be remedied within half an hour.
Voice is one of the oldest way to connect with 'spirit' or consciousness. Humming, overtoning, mantras, chakra singing. There are so many ways to use your voice for deepening connection to 'spirit'. It's a beautiful, more playful way to meditate!
Freeing your voice is one of the most powerful ways to unblock your life. Self-Expression blocks stop us from walking out into the world with arms open saying "here I am"! We end up hiding, choosing smaller vocations, being quiet on social media and modest in our creativity. The same blocks can prevent us from having successful relationships too.
You can - but they don't deal with vocal issues at the level of energetic blocks. So you can technically learn to sing, but the underlying issues will remain the same. Also - most vocal trainings are devoid of consciousness and heart. This training is based on that.
Then you're in the right place. I'm a licensed TRE® facilitator, energy healer and transformation coach and work with trauma all the time. Helping people overcome and thrive after trauma is a part of my work that I LOVE.
Hehe yay! If you're interested - the training program includes modules on preparing for speaking or singing live - whether online or in person. There are technical and emotional strategies that everyone should know before going live.
My take on The Buddhist Metta prayer:
May all voices be liberated.
May they express truth and happiness.
May they share the wonder of their uniqueness.
May they be at peace.