Want to sing your heart out? Feeling blocked?
Let me help you find your voice.
Coaching and bodywork for singers
I will guide you into seeing and healing your own mind/breathing patterns
that stand in the way of singing freely.
We will work on mental, physical and emotional levels.
The technique we will use is based on the idea that breathing, the ability
to move and emotions are connected. It will change personal fears and
behaviour. In finding answers through guided concentration, a lot of
stress, strain and fysical blocks will be released. The singing voice
will largely improve when old fears and traumas dissolve.
For singers who are (temporarily) blocked physically, emotionally or
creatively, I can show a way out, teach another
approach of matters.
How does it work:
Preferably you will sing for me so I can use my abilty to 'hear/see/sense'
where the body/breath is blocked and work from there.
What I will look at is based on the following ideas: Our bodies want
no physical or emotional pain, certainly not long lasting pain. As part
of an ancient reflex system that we have, the body will always try to
avoid and overcome unpleasant feelings
and situations and will therefore often use breathing to adjust favourably
These so called unaware body and breathing changes or decisions are
always well meant as they have to do with protection.
To this aim certain area(s) of the body may be ‘closed off' emotionally
or certain areas may be more activated than others. When in trouble,
this may seem a good solution for the moment and even a relief but on
the long run may become an obstacle. Since we are mostly ‘unaware' of
such decisions our normal thinking patterns usually cannot undo them.
We may recognise these ‘wrong decisions' when we experience a feeling
of not being able to get in touch with a certain area of the body, something
vague: although physically everything seems to function perfectly and
the body or part of the body is by no means paralysed. Yet, something,
an intensity, may be lacking and the singer cannot achieve certain results.
Nobody seems to understand why, because technically speaking it should
The undoing of such breathing patterns that have become obstacles can
be done with full awareness (and a little guidance).
I help singers to recognise mixed up breathing patterns in the body,
discover the why's and how's and make conscious decisions about letting
go of previously developed protection patterns that stand in the way
of a clear and flexible singing voice. The sessions are intensive and
will take up to 2 hours. The results are liberating for the mind and