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Voice & the Nervous System

The Human Voice as a Catalyst for Self- and Co-regulation

Three Part Mini Series - Pre-recorded Online Course

Vocal anatomy and co-regulation through resonance and frequency
Use your voice to relieve anxiety and access deep states of relaxation

The human voice is a powerful catalyst for self- and co-regulation. Understanding how to work with the voice, it's resonance and vibrational frequency enables you to relieve stress, reduce anxiety and replenish depleted energy levels.

This webinar is the introduction to the three part series "Voice & the Nervous System" where Cordelia will teach the basics of vocal anatomy, the innervation and physiology of the voice. In this three part mini series we'll also address the most crucial function of the voice, namely how to make contact. Using the social engagement system is all about co-regulation and sharing our humanity through the direct transmission of sound. 

In this series of three one and a half hour - two hour lessons (which were recorded live)
You will...

  • comprehend how co-regulation works through resonance and vibrational frequency

  • experience the profound benefits of a humming and toning practice and understand the theory underpinning it

  • learn basic vocal anatomy – the innervation and physiology of the voice

  • understand and experience how the voice is the social engagement system and how that translates to expression

  • learn how to use their voice as a catalyst to regulate their own nervous system, relieve stress, reduce anxiety and replenish depleted energy levels

PART 1 - Sound Waves & Your Body

In week one we’ll look at the properties of sound waves and how they apply to the voice and body. You’ll gain insight into how we literally are touched by sound on a visceral and physiological level.

  • how sound waves travel through matter and impact your body

  • why humming has a positive impact on health and well-being on a physical level

  • where to place attention in order not to irritate the vocal folds

  • explore how sound vibrates in the body and assess your body-voice connection

  • find the correct pitch of your hum to attune to your body’s organic tension levels

  • practice surrendering to organic expression and allowing sound

PART 2 - The Social Engagement System & The Voice

In the second week we’ll delve into the intricate connection between the Social Engagement System and the voice. You’ll understand vocal signals that point to sympathetic over-arousal and parasympathetic shut down and you’ll learn to regulate the nervous system with the voice to reduce stress and promote well-being..

  • how the social engagement system is interwoven with your voice

  • how phonation impacts the nervous system on a physiological level and why it is soothing

  • how sympathetic arousal and parasympathetic shut down affect prosody and the tone of voice

  • basic vocal anatomy, the innervation of the larynx and the Xth Cranial Nerve in relation to the voice

  • volume, why louder isn’t always better, and the impact it has on your body

  • phonation to down-regulate sympathetic over-arousal or come out of freeze states

  • replenishing energy levels through the voice

PART 3 - Resonance & Co-regulation

In the last week we’ll explore where resonance occurs in the body. We’ll look at chest resonance, head resonance and where sound vibrates in the body.

  • the principle of resonance and how the voice can be used to co-regulate

  • about vibrational resonance in the body and why we focus on lower frequencies

  • basic anatomy of the larynx; how it acts as a valve to regulates tension and pressure

  • how Hertz frequencies correlate to brainwaves and enable relaxation

  • experience how lower vibrational frequencies resonate compared to mid-range frequencies

  • explore using resistance to regulate physical tension and pressure and how this impacts the quality of vibration

  • practice a soothing co-regulation exercise that deepens your exhale naturally

 
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      Voice & the Nervous System is for

Yoga Teachers & Body-workers

Wanting to explore their voice

Therapists, Coaches & Councillors

Wanting to connect to their voice

People who want to explore their voice

People suffering from anxiety

Who want to feel confident and solid in their body

Healers & Sound Healers

Wanting to understand vocal mechanisms

People healing from trauma

Who want to feel safe in their bodies