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Introduction to Vocal Psychotherapy: Songs of the Self

Thursday 5th September 2024, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (London Time)

£30 - UK £30 - International

After more than 40 years working as a music psychotherapist in private practice with adolescents and adults, Dr. Diane Austin’s clinical practice and research concluded that the voice is the primary instrument, and that singing is one of the most effective ways to build a connection to one’s innermost self and to others. This presentation draws on the methods and techniques of Vocal Psychotherapy, a new in-Depth model of music psychotherapy developed by Dr. Austin, that incorporates breath work, natural sounds, vocal improvisation, and songs and dialogue within a client and therapist relationship to facilitate intrapsychic and interpersonal change and growth.

Through audio case examples from Dr. Austin’s work in private practice with adults, the presenter will illustrate how singing and vocal improvisation can facilitate the therapeutic process and deepen the connection to self and others. Vocal Holding Techniques and Free Associative Singing will also be discussed. Case examples will be used to illustrate how these methods can be used to help clients access unconscious feelings, sensations, memories and associations so they can be processed and integrated into a more complete sense of self.

🏷️ Price £30 (UK VAT inclusive)
🎥 Recording automatically sent to all who book (even if you cannot attend live)
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Dr. Diane Austin

Dr. Diane Austin, LCAT is the Director of the Music Psychotherapy Center in NYC, NY, where she has maintained a private practice in music and vocal psychotherapy as well as analytically oriented psychotherapy for more than 40 years.

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Attend this course for as little as £22 as part of the Voice Professional Training CPD Award Scheme.

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