The study of listening opens up a new way of getting in touch with ourselves and therefore with other people, through the musical, emotional, vibratory and sensory dimensions of the voice.
This approach is based on the natural laws of vocal resonance and contributes to a more authentic self expression by freeing the body - and consequently the voice - of tensions resulting from pent up emotions. The various sensations we experience when speaking or singing, help us to connect with the body and more importantly with the person in the body. This is what presence is about.
Three basic elements are focused on: being heard, hearing oneself, and hearing others. These elements allow a person to become conscious of the emotional and affective context in which the ability to listen was formed. Through the study of listening an individual can progressively gain access to an understanding of his or her presence, as well as to a more conscious way of listening. As a result, the individual becomes more insightful and feels freer to be his or herself in relationships.
The process is a substantial complement to the training of musicians and performing artists, teachers, people working in helping capacities or counselling, or simply anyone interested in the world of listening, voice, and communication.