A workshop focused on
the VAGUS NERVE and its role in speaking, singing, and well-being
How does the vagus nerve influence the voice?
What impact does the vagus nerve have on performance and performance anxiety?
Can the vagus nerve affect mental health and life in general?
✨ Join us ✨
This workshop will present the findings from one of my research studies called ‘The Effect of Vagus Nerve Stimulation on Voice’. There will be two segments: The first part of the workshop will be dedicated to the research findings. The second part of the workshop will be focused on practical exercises such as physical/vocal warm-ups, guided meditation and breathwork, and specific poses addressing the vagus nerve. Every participant will have an opportunity to learn about the vagus nerve, the benefits of natural vagus nerve stimulation, restore balance in the body, explore authentic sounds, and release unwanted tensions.
A bit of admin😊
The workshop will be held on Zoom and therefore it is encouraged to have your video on for the entire time. If that is not an option for you, please reach out and let’s plan together.
✨ ALL WELCOME ✨
“This research study will examine available primary and secondary articles on the vagus nerve with the purpose of testing and verifying its findings in my own professional practice. To design effective practice, this study will take into consideration the anatomy, function, and biomechanics of this nerve for the following reasons. When the right and left vagus nerve’s branches leave the brain, they carry messages to the larynx, trachea, bronchi, lungs, aorta, esophagus, and stomach (Chabner, 2016; Jacobs et al, 2018). This connection shows the vital role the vagus nerve has in the body/brain/voice interactions. Therefore, the study intends to investigate how the vagus nerve contributes to a voice production, what impact it has on performance and what efficient strategies are there that one can implement in a daily vocal practice to promote and sustain healthy voice/mind/body.” - this short paragraph was taken from my research study that will be the foundation of the workshop
Chabner, D. (2016), The Language of Medicine, 11th ed, Elsevier, Missouri.
Jacobs, V., May, H. T., Crandall, B. G., Ballantyne, B., Chisum, B., Johnson, D., Graves, K. G., Cutler, M., Day, J. D., Mallender, C., Osborn, J. S., Weiss, J. P., Bunch, J. (2018), Vagus Nerve Injury Symptoms after Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation, Pacing Clin Electeophysiol, Vol. 41, pp.389-395.
10.30 am - 12.30 pm* (UK time)
*if there is enough interest in Q&As, the workshop will run over time
£27 (until 16th August)
£35 (after 16th August)
Run by Michaela
“Hi! I’m Michaela. I have been leading this project for past 6 years. I am passionate about finding out how body/physical movement can impact voicing. I got very excited about the findings of this research and I cannot wait to share them with you. Please visit my website and find out more about what I do: www.michaelasound.com
"Really enjoyed the class, exactly what I need to further explore my vocal ability and to stay in tune with my body. I will be returning." - Sinead