Finding Your Voice
Talking. Words. We have become dependent on them to tell our story. Yet in our hearts we know that there is a boundless landscape existing beyond our words. It is that which is unexpressed: the world of our hearts and souls that we long to give voice to. We are bounded by words; a trap that eventually strangles us, constricting our throats and our bodies. Sometimes, there just aren’t words that connect us to the depths of our emotional life.
We come into the world with voices massively capable: As children we cry and yell, we whisper and sing songs composed right on the spot, we sigh and moan without care of judgment. It is expression unbounded, inhibited. For many, the flowing connection of feeling to expression has been severed through the trials and wounds bestowed on the living.
Many clients come to Voice/Movement Therapy because there are parts of them that cannot be reached with words. It’s as if their life story is stuck in a chasm that grows deeper with every uttered phrase. There is change to be had through suspending reliance on words and opening the voice and body to new avenues for expression.