A Professional Development Workshop on Voice Movement Therapy (VMT) for Therapists, Performers and anyone interested in Voice!
Spring Hill Hall, 10 Love St, BRISBANE
Thursday 26 and Friday 27 September
TIME: 10am till 4pm
COST: $260 with Christine Isherwood (UK) and Sophie Martin (AUS)
“Discover a new way of accessing the artistic and therapeutic qualities of the voice to integrate into your work”
This workshop is a rare opportunity to work with internationally acclaimed Voice Movement Therapy Practitioner Christine Isherwood together with Sophie Martin.
To book please contact Sophie Martin via email: [email protected] mobile: 0413588398
PRESENTERS: Christine IsherwoodBA (Hons) UK, Singer-Songwriter, Dip Assertiveness Trainer, VMTR, Christine has been engaged in the teaching of VMT for eighteen years, in London, UK, Europe and the USA. She works with individual clients, teaches workshops internationally, and supervises VMT students and practitioners.Christine is a singer and writer who has written and performed in political musicals, toured the UK and Europe with theatre groups and bands, and recorded as a pop singer. She has over 25 years of experience working with people as a mental health counsellor, group facilitator and trainer, and as a VMT practitioner. She is a founding director and member of the International Association for Voice Movement Therapy.
Sophie MartinSophie Martin is an Actor, Singer and qualified Voice Movement Therapist. Based in Sydney, she has taught voice at the University of Wollongong, the University of Southern Queensland,and NSW TAFE, as well as running workshops Australia wide.Currently she works with asylum seekers using VMT to recover from trauma. Sophie has recently been part of a research project with the University of Queensland and published ‘VoiceMovement Therapy: Evaluation of a Group-Based Expressive Arts Therapy for Non-suicidalSelf-Injury in Young Adults’. Her passion lies in discovering emotional connections andresonance as well as creating flexibility and colour within the voice.
In this workshop you will:
• Experience a new way of accessing your voice
• Discover techniques to expand your practice through VMT
• Connect the emotional and psychotherapeutic qualities of the voice.
• Contact a deeper understanding of Voice Movement Therapy and its application.
Voice Movement Therapy is an energetic expressive arts system based on the artistic and therapeutic qualities of the singing voice. It is holistic and integrative in approach and grounded in the body. VMT was developed by Paul Newham of UK, and draws on the pioneering work of singing teacher Alfred Wolfsohn, actor Roy Hart and psychologist CarlJung.Voice Movement Therapy encourages you to unlock the full expression and power of your voice through song,movement and imagination, in an organic exploration of the voice and body. Through uncovering the full range of your voice we access the full range of our human experience in a contained and safe environment.Research shows that Voice Movement Therapy has positive effects on depression and anxiety. In a recent study with Young Women with Non-suicidal self-injury VMT had statistically significant improvements in emotion regulation,alexithymia, self-esteem, somatic symptoms and social dysfunction.
For more information on Voice Movement Therapy go to www.iavmt.org or www.vmtoceania.com