CG Jung Society of Vancouver presents: Vocal Psychotherapy: When Words Sing and Music Speaks

This Presentation will provide opportunities for participants to experience the power of the voice in In Depth Music Psychotherapy. We will witness and discuss the use of breath, tone and vocal improvisation and learn some of the ways in which voicework can facilitate th...e therapeutic process by enabling clients to gain access to their spontaneous, authentic selves. Through audiotaped case examples from my work in private practice with adults and trauma survivors, I will describe how songs, toning and vocal improvisation can be used in various stages of the healing process to retrieve feelings, images and memories from the unconscious. I will demonstrate “Vocal Holding Techniques” and play examples of the ways in which these techniques work to help clients recover split off, dissociated aspects of themselves. These dissociated aspects of the personality can then be related to and gradually integrated through music and verbal processing, resulting in a more complete, cohesive sense of self and identity.

Dr. Diane Austin DA, ACMT, LCAT is the Director of the Music Psychotherapy Center in New York City where she offers a two-year post-graduate certificate program in Vocal Psychotherapy. Dr. Austin has maintained a private practice in music/vocal psychotherapy for over 25 years, and is an associate professor in the music therapy department at New York University. She has lectured and taught internationally and her work has been published in numerous journals and books and translated into Korean, Japanese, Greek and Portuguese. Diane created the first international distance training program in Vocal Psychotherapy last year in Vancouver, B.C. More recently, she established a similar program in Seoul, Korea and her book, “ The Theory and Practice of Vocal Psychotherapy: Songs of the Self” was published last year by Jessica Kingsley.

Tickets at the door - $15 for non-members, $10 for members

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Jan 13th, 2012
7:30 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.


Vancouver Museum, 1100 Chestnut Street Vancouver, BC