What are Find Your Voice Sessions?
Find Your voice Sessions enable children to open themselves to their true expression, through movement, sound, play and exploration.
Everyone can benefit from Find Your Voice Sessions. All you need is a desire to express your authentic self into the world.
I find the way I work often helps children with Autism, ADHD, SPD, Anxiety, Depression Chronic Fatigue and more . . .
How Can Find Your Voice Sessions Help my Child?
My approach is to find where your child’s voice might be hiding or might be restricted. Some children hold back the power of their voice in their abdomen, some hold back feelings in their chest and some hold back with expression in the area of their face and jaw.
I help your child: –
- Understand and feel that they know their voice (their unique quality and tone)
- Find their way around their voice (understand pitch by feeling reference points in their body and working with visual patterns)
- Internalise the sensation of rhythm (through awareness of steady beat and movement)
- Connect with their power to have a voice, and their desire to feel sound (words) and express these to other people.
I am flexible in my approach and happy to give as many or as few lessons as you would like to help your child achieve their desired goal.
More About Find Your Voice
Find Your Voice isn’t a dance or music class. It is a chance to for your child explore the way they want to express themselves through their body and their voice.
Using our bodies and and voices are the two most fundamental forms of expression that we have. After being born our first cry announces our arrival and connects us with our needs. Our first instinct to move is related to our hunger and need to find solace and connection with our mother.
From here on we are constantly exploring how to express ourselves. using our bodies. and our voices. With our bodies we are discovering what feels natural to us – how to walk, how much we like to use our hands when we speak, how we like to feel held, shake hands, hug to connect with others. With our voices we are constantly exploring how to ask for our needs and how to speak out who we really are so that others will listen to us.
When we lose confidence in ourselves, we stop feeling so present in ourselves and the world. And we stop expressing who we are and we feel undeserving of having our needs met. By having help to reconnect with our bodies and our voices we find our way back to our true selves and our true expression.
Generally when teaching, it is about us and our bodies and voices. In addition, though, I often use backing tracks, and to help people find their way around their voice, I use a keyboard. If I use song words, these are on a computer screen. For composing and recording purposes I use Ableton (a digital audio workstation), an audio interface, microphone and a lot of cables!
We all have the capacity to be composers. I don’t just go high tech for the high fliers! Anyone can have a lot of fun recording and composing. One of my passions is playing with layers of sound. And sound could be just a tap, singing one note, beat boxing, a recording of hailstones – anything!
How Will Your Child Feel?
When we find our voice to speak out who we are and can freely express through our bodies, we feel better about ourselves and our lives. We find it easier to give ourselves what we need, to self regulate and to embrace all that is good around us.
Your child may feel shy or embarrassed but these feelings are just signposts showing them that they may have lost their confidence and their voice. We will be vulnerable together and I will help your child every step of the way.
I work from my home in Crewkerne, Somerset. It is in a peaceful location off a quiet side-road. If you are driving, parking is secure on our drive. if you are using the bus it is approximately 500 yards from the bus stop.
I use a quiet, light, airy, comfortable room (no stairs). We have a pet free, smoke free home. Between sessions I wipe down all surfaces used – chairs, the couch and any musical instruments – with antibacterial wipes. Due to my sensitivities I am not able to wear a mask but you are welcome to wear one if it makes you feel more comfortable. If you have any special needs, please let me know and I will do my best to meet them.
I am sorry that I don’t offer this therapy on-line. Being sensitive to sound and working with sound I need to work face-to-face to be comfortable, and for this work to be effective.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Hypnotherapy (DHP Acc. Hyp) with Hypnotic World
Bachelor of Education (BEd) with the University of Wales
Diploma in Childbirth Education (DipCBed) with Childbirth International.
To learn more about my experience as a healer and music teacher please go to About Me
What I Charge
£15 per half hour session – children up to 7
£30 per hour session – children 8 – 16
- Please note that: –
- The session lengths are just suggestions. I would be happy to give a longer session to a younger child or a shorter session to an older child.
- All children up to age 16 need to be accompanied by an adult
I offer a FREE 20 minute initial chat on Skype, Zoom or Teams. I sometimes struggle with quality of sound on mobile phones but would also be happy to chat on a land-line.
Please get in in touch.