by: Voice and Performance Coach/Best Selling Author,Joni Wilson
According to ABC news, Dr. Oz, the world famous heart surgeon, and medial expert believes; ”That we are only beginning to understand what contributes to our healing.” As an advocate of “complementary medicine” Dr. Oz is challenging the “status quo” to expand their definition of conventional health care and include such unconventional methods as singing.
On Good Morning America recently, Dr. Oz was shown singing; “Dream A Little Dream of Me.” with a group of recovering patients. He explained how singing prompts deeper breathing and energy healing. “We used to spend hours asking folks to take deep breaths, and singing accomplishes that goal.” He explained to the group.
As a voice coach for 20 years, I have loudly declared the health benefits of singing to anyone who would listen. Over the years, I have watched as my students of all ages walked into my studio tired, stressed, and mentally pushed to the limits by school, work, relationship-malfunctions, and major physical ailments of various varieties. After an hour of the vocal aerobics, I put them through, and using the vibrating energy that comes from, deep-breathing and singing the songs they love, my students always walk out quicker–of-step and grinning ear-to-ear. From headaches to asthma, allergies to MS and Parkinson’s disease learning how to sing correctly, strengthens the muscles your body needs to combat the dis-ease that accompanies most major health problems.
The longer I teach voice, the more respect I have for this amazing vocal instrument, that resides inside every human body. I have enough stories and examples of how singing and speaking correctly has literally changed lives, healed bodies and launched new careers (not just singing), to fill an entire book.
The key word here is “correctly.” When you learn how to play this most amazing “God created instrument” correctly, your voice and your body form a synergy that not only delights the ears of those who hear it, your voice will actually please your harshest critic …namely YOU! Are you stuck with the voice you came in with …NO! Can anyone learn to use his or her voice correctly … YES!
There is a good reason why singing has been a large part of our religious ceremonies for as long as human beings have walked this planet. Every note you sing contains a vibrating energy and resonance that has a profound effect on your body. For thousands of years people have used chanting and singing to bring them closer to the God experience no matter what their religious preference maybe.
Sadly, the human voice and its effects on the mind, body, and spirit is still shrouded in mystery. We all have a voice but very few of us actually know how to access it’s ultimate potential. Thank you Dr. Oz for opening a door that can ultimately take energy medicine and singing to a completely new level. Oh, and by the way Dr. Oz…if you would like a bit of help with that singing voice…call me!
Joni Wilson is an internationally recognized voice expert, best selling author and creator the amazing 3-Dimensional Voice® Technique. For more information about Joni, her latest book; The Voice of Success: A Woman’s Guide to a Powerful and Persuasive Voice, (AMACOM books) and the best on-line voice lessons visit: virtualvoicecoach.com
It’s a Fact: Today the cell phone is king, and your voice, more often then not, serves as the first—and often last—impression you will make on associates and clients. Your voice can either open or close the door to new business opportunities and more money in your bank account. Let’s face it, to succeed in today’s competitive market, male or female, you need a good, strong voice that demands attention.
As a business professional you will need not just one voice, but a colorful pallet of voices to fit the many clients, peers and situations you have to face every day. Whether you are the next American Idol contestant, embarking on a political career, or simply giving the financial report at a business meeting, everyday you are being judged by the sound of your voice.
At sometime in their careers, most speakers, singers, actors or business professionals have had to step in front of their audience minus their voices. They begin their presentation with the same tired, old disclaimer: “Good evening ladies and gentlemen, please excuse my voice but.…etc. No matter what their excuses may be, the truth is, 90% of all voice problems are caused by bad voice technique, period!
Hi, My Name is Joni Wilson. I Am a Voice Coach, Best Selling Author and Professional Speaker and This is MY Story:
My voice problems began when I was 21 years old, singing in Las Vegas with the world by the tail. I had just finished as an opening act for Elvis (the real one) and people were coming in to see ME. I had wonderful opportunities coming my way and a secret fear that kept me from taking on any of them. My fear was that;
I COULD NOT TRUST MY VOICE TO
BE THERE WHEN I NEEDED IT.
Like most people with voice problems, I just kept pushing my voice by tightening, forcing and strangling it. In my ignorance of the truth, I believed that I could MAKE it perform by pushing it harder and forcing it to be louder. I kept telling myself, “this is my voice. it isn’t doing what I want it to do, but I’m stuck with it, period.
Boy Was I Wrong!
The frustrating part of all that pushing was, my voice would simply say, “enough is enough Joni.” and shut down completely leaving me voice-less. I was the one reaping the wrath of my own vengeance, not my voice. It would simply take a mini-vacation away from me while I was forced to cancel gig after gig opportunity after opportunity because I had no voice. (Those were the days before lip-syn-king.)
I tried voice method after voice method and nothing worked for me. Like so many singers, entertainers, and business professionals, my voice was ruining my budding career! It wasn’t until I became a voice teacher myself 18 years ago that I discovered I was not alone in my frustrations.That golden nugget of enlightenment and my desire to solve my own voice problems and those of my students, opened the door to an amazing discovery that helped me find my true voice and has helped thousands of others to find theirs. A powerful voice that would last a life time and one that you can trust to be there when you need it!
I learned that to be effective my voice must be free to express itself. The amount of voice power we are all holding back is enormous and very harmful…
I also learned that my voice was more than those two little vocal cords ( folds) in my throat. I discovered that my free, powerful, long lasting voice needed my whole body to work it’s magic. My students became my Guinea-pigs and my co-creators as together we developed a voice method that was easy, fast and best of all … IT WORKED! That amazing “cutting edge voice technique is called:
The 3-Dimensiional Voice® Training System
Dear Singers, Voice Actors, Speakers and Business Professionals …
If you are feeling “vocally challenged”, it’s time to take action to improve your Voice … No matter where you live, you can now experience this cutting-edge, 3-Dimensional Voice® Technique, a voice method so unique it is registered with the US patent office, and is working miracles, and changing lives, (and voices) all over the world.