The voice is a unique instrument and, as it bridges the space between the head and the belly, a direct expression of our emotional selves and our thoughts, bringing our internal world out into the external. Voice Movement Therapy is an expressive arts therapy which uses the voice as its main modality. It seeks to release the voice and body from some of their constrictions and engage the psyche, allowing voices to issue from the totality of our bodily experiences. Our voices express us in profound ways, revealing our selves, our lives, hearts, souls, and journeys through life.
Throughout centuries song has been used to express fears, dignity, hopes, joy and to audibly convey the soul. Voice Movement Therapy is for those who would like to expand their expressive and vocal range, those who wish to reclaim and give voice to the many different aspects of being human and those who yearn to more consciously hear and know themselves. It aids in the integration of body, soul, sound and self, and enhances artistic development. VMT was synthesised by Paul Newham, based upon the pioneering work of singing teacher Alfred Wolfsohn, actor Roy Hart and psychologist Carl Jung.