Whispering: ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response)
Time: 16:00 - 17:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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Course Code: DVM029
Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)
What is the course about?
How can the impact of what we hear and feel enhance our connection to our voices? In life, we can close our eyes, yet we are unable to close our ears. The first sound we hear is the rhythm of the mother’s heartbeat. Some sounds in life will attract us, creating safety, comfort, and satisfying and sensual bodily sensation. Yet other sounds repel us, creating excess tension, stress or even a fight or flight response. By resourcing your ASMR through body-mind connection and the use of vocal sounds, gestures, rhythms and touch, you can not only reset your nervous system and better manage stress, but also find a deeper connection to your voice.
What will we cover?
• Warming up the voice with ASMR techniques
• Releasing hidden tensions that can interfere with opening out the voice
• Exploring the expressive range of your voice through response to sensation, touch and sound
How students can record their own autonomous sensory meridian response.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Use simple & accessible combined ASMR & vocal techniques to sense a deeper body-mind connection.
Identify and experience a deeper connection to your voice.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This class is open to everyone who wishes to explore this fascinating area.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Practical exercises and discussion. The 4- session workshop will be delivered in the college.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Wear comfortable clothes in which you can move freely.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Voice Technique; The Actor's Voice; Communicate with Confidence through Voice and Body Language.
Please refer to our
full sequence of voice and speech classes at City Lit (click here) as you consider which area you would like to study next.
Kate is a richly experienced voice tutor, and somatic psychotherapist. She is an established visiting voice tutor at the City Lit. Kate has a Degree in Acting and a Masters in Voice Studies from London’s Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She is an experienced actress with credits in theatre, television and film. Kate has honed her bespoke coaching practice in the corporate sector both in London and abroad. She regularly trains staff at all levels, and delivers executive level coaching for middle management and CEOs. She specialises in Personal Impact, Public Speaking, Presentation Skills, Voice and Speech coaching, and Accent Softening, tailoring courses to meet client needs while supporting the development of the individual’s unique gifts, strengths and communication style. As a psychotherapist Kate has the ability to work effectively with professionals who are challenged by constant change, performance stress, and the need for resilience and flexibility within their work place dynamics. Kate’s approach is highly intuitive while grounded in technique, passion and experience.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.