An brief explanation of Voice Movement Therapy.
Over 6 days, we travelled through [Cambodian] Provinces and slept within the heart of village life. The students interviewed senior song keepers in markets, around campfires and under trees. What emerged were songs filled with joy, fragility, beauty and sadness. It was incredibly moving to witness.
[Note this blogpost is a continuation of What is Voice Movement Therapy? Part 1] Freud It was Freud who demonstrated through the development and practice of psychoanalysis that the psychological health of an individual depended in large part on his ability to express feelings through the voice. Freud derived this idea of the cathartic method… Continue reading What is Voice Movement Therapy? Part 2
I’ve been a vocal coach for the last 20 years of my life and completed my VMT training in 2013. At this stage I have 50 students, but I’m also principal of Ovie-Vibz music school that currently has 14 teachers and 250 students. The reason I’m telling you this is because I would like to… Continue reading VMT in a Music School Environment
LIBERATION COMPASSION VALIDATION CREATIVITY FORGIVENESS HOPE --- These are some of the key words and concepts that VOICE MOVEMENT THERAPY (VMT), has given me that I have embraced, (or have embraced me), that I have sung and still, constantly, sound and sing from the depths of my being. I can truly say that what VMT… Continue reading Why I Love VMT
Step by step we are providing friendly safe environments where kids, teenagers and adults can sing without looking over their shoulders. As we harmonize together we are working through the fears and obstacles that hold back true potential and open a capacity to trust and dream again.
Every child needs a safe playground to laugh, yell & scream with glee! They need people who lovingly hear and see them so they know they are deeply cherished and can live with a sense of hope. Voice Movement Therapy (VMT) is a profound system that enables children the birthright to have their voices. A… Continue reading Silencing Children Must Stop – Release the kids from Nauru Island!
This summer 2018 Sebastiana Black, UK based VMT practitioner and therapist, traveled to her native country of The Czech Republic to facilitate two Voice Movement Therapy workshops. The first, a 4-day residential workshop, took place in the quiet of the Broumov Monastery in the east of Czechia. The second was a series of three evenings… Continue reading Voice Movement Therapy in The Czech Republic