🎵 Sing Your Way to Health: Episode 6, How Singing Boosts Wellness 🎵
Ever thought you’re too old to learn a new skill? Think again! Our latest podcast episode dives into the surprising benefits of singing for mental health and wellness. No matter if you’re in your fifties, sixties, or even seventies – it’s never too late to start singing! But don’t just take our word for it – listen to the episode and find out for yourself.
🎤 From Asthma to Vocal Cord Dysfunction: The Healing Power of Song 🎤
Our host, Sloane, is here to shatter some myths. Born with asthma, Sloane shares her personal journey from frequent hospital visits to virtually growing out of her condition. How? You guessed it – singing! Now, she’s helping clients combat upper respiratory issues like Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD), a condition that mimics asthma, with just the power of their voice. Intrigued? Listen to the episode for some real-life success stories.
🎶 Singing Away Migraines: No, We’re Not Kidding! 🎶
Do you suffer from migraines? Believe it or not, singing might be the remedy you’ve been looking for. Using specific sound tones, guided visualization, and meditation, Sloane helps clients manage and even alleviate their debilitating migraines. Want to know how it works? You’ve got to listen to the episode.
💡 Rewiring the Brain: Singing and Speech Challenges 💡
Sloane takes us through the fascinating world of how singing can help overcome stuttering and other speech challenges. When we sing, different parts of our brain are activated, allowing us to “download” new ways of using our body, voice, and breath. Ready to reboot your brain? Listen to the episode.
👶 The Singing Fertility Boost: A Surprising Perk 👶
The episode concludes with a delightful twist – singing could contribute to fertility! Sloane shares her personal experience and those of her clients who conceived children while taking singing lessons. Curious? Eager? Tickled? Listen to the episode to hear more about this exciting discovery.
Get ready for a dose of song, health, and unexpected benefits in this episode of our podcast. Remember to subscribe so you don’t miss any future nuggets of wisdom. Until then, keep calm, sing a song, and stay healthy! 🎵🎤💪
[00:00:00] Sloane: Okay. Very good. Today's improves mental health and wellness.
[00:00:50] I've had a number of people coming in recently thinking that they're too old and, and you know, I mean, you're talking, you know, fifties, sixties, maybe seventies, close to 70. You're not too old. This is something that you can, it's just a new skill. If you're starting fresh, you might feel like, you know, kind of rubbing the belly and chewing gum and patting your head all at the same time.
[00:01:10] But It's a new skill, like anything else, riding a bike, learning to swim, learning a new language. It's just a new muscle group that we're working with. So if you're, if you're having that conversation with yourself, oh, I'm too old for this. I'm telling you that you're not, and come and at least check out a session before you make that decision that you think that you might be.
[00:01:28] So I wanna come back and share some real stories, all of those health challenges and issues around. Memory and voice and your immune system, real clients. The, the first one is the upper respiratory issues at this point. Hundreds. I've worked with hundreds of people all ages dealing with upper respiratory issues asthma.
[00:01:54] My story is I was born very sick. I think I had my first asthma attack. I was hospitalized maybe at six months old, so it was very early on. Early on I was also given a lot of medication, so, so my story, what would happen right around the hall this time of year, actually every year for the, probably the first 12 years of my life, I would not just get a cold.
[00:02:16] I would get a cold that would move into bronchitis. Up in my chest up in my throat that would eventually turn into pneumonia, landing me in the hospital in an oxygen tank for a, a few Christmases, which is also right around my birthday. So I have very vivid memories of being very sick being on inhalers that.
[00:02:37] Thank goodness technology has changed so much, and they, we've come a long way, but many emergency room visits where I was being shot with steroids to open my airway on a ventilator. Very, very real. Now I am so happy to say that I think along the way I may have grown out of a lot of that asthma, but was, you know, I, I still carry an inhaler I haven't used in years.
[00:03:01] It's probably expired. I have definitely grown out of, but not had an issue with. Asthma of any kind in years. And I truly believe a big part of that is because of the work that I do with voice. I literally, I do believe that I have healed myself from upper respiratory issues. I've worked with a lot of clients that have come in with upper respiratory issues.
[00:03:26] There are some things they're, they're not new, but they're relatively new to me in my practice. A thing called V C D, vocal cord dysfunction. I have received a number of clients that have been referred either from ear, nose, throat, doctors and specialists or speech therapists. And what that is, is it mimics asthma and it's where you go to take an inhale and the airway closes on the inhale.
[00:03:51] Very, very scary. The clients I've worked with that have that. That V C d all we've done is work with how they breathe. We've connected mental brain to the physical body and basically downloaded a new program in their body. This is something that they're starting to see a lot with athletes, young athletes, high school, college age, a lot of kids coming in.
[00:04:13] I'm not sure what triggers it or why it happens. I believe that it could be stress related. So, so more to come on that, more studies hopefully for us to, to learn more about how that happens. But the remedy for any of that, a, a, a wonderful fun way without medication, without having to go see a doctor.
[00:04:36] Singing. Here are a couple of others. Migraines. Do you suffer with migraines? I have had, again, a number of clients that do suffer with migraines that have showed up for their sessions which surprisingly, I, myself, I've, I've not ever experienced a migraine that I'm aware of. I understand that they are debilitating, that they can really.
[00:04:58] It can lay you flat on your back. Very painful. It affects your eyesight. Super sensitive to light. My. My, my case studies to date, I've had so many people come through that I actually created a product, especially for migraine. So again, using breath, using very specific sound, very specific tones, notes in the body, guided visualization and meditation.
[00:05:26] One of the most powerful, the, the way the migraine. Product was created and developed, was with a woman earlier this year. She wasn't the first to come in with a migraine, but or on the verge of, and basically, you know, when she entered the room on a, on a scale of, of one to 10, 10 being horrible, not feeling well at all, really, I, again, I was surprised that she showed up.
[00:05:50] I myself would've gone home and gone to bed, but she showed up. We worked through it. Connecting the mental brain to her physical body, dialing it all down, using sound tone, her breath visualization. We took her discomfort level at a, you know, a level of a, you know, 7, 8, 9. By the time that she was leaving the studio, you know, 30 minutes later she was down to about a two or three.
[00:06:18] So, and that's not the first time that's happened a a number of times with a number of clients, but it was so powerful that I actually created, finally created a product for people who suffer with migraines. If that is you reach out, let me know. Let me get that product over to you. Speaking challenges.
[00:06:35] I mentioned stuttering. Post-stroke aphasia, I believe is how you, you pronounce it. I've had vocal cord injuries, people with vocal cord, cord injuries that have come in. One was a, actually a brain cancer survivor, a young man. Who, when he went in for his procedure it was the anesthesia, something got in there and revved up against or damaged one of the vocal cords.
[00:06:59] I had another client who's actually on my website as a testimony, Alexandria removal of the Adams apple story on that. You'll catch the testimonial on, on the website. But again, same thing. There was some, something had happened to the vocal chords themselves during the procedure. The testimony to that is that, Anybody who's come to me with any type of, of trauma or an injury to the vocal chords themselves, we've been able to restore and heal that.
[00:07:30] Oh, there's so many, so, so many case studies. I mean, I could, I could write a book just on the hundreds, thousands of clients that I have worked with at this point that have come more for specific. Physical issues for voice coaching or voice lessons. In this case, we were able to restore full speech. We were able to restore vocal range in either direction.
[00:07:54] In the case of Alexandria, the range changed a little bit because of the Adams apple removal. And any more on that? You can go read on that. So, you know, One of the things I mentioned in the notes I was sharing earlier, the statistics when it comes to different parts of the brain. So I've had a number of clients come that have great difficulty in speaking without stuttering, but we could sing through entire pieces of music without a single stutter.
[00:08:23] So again, different parts of the brain, it's just a matter of programming and You know, it's, it's like downloading, you know, a new app into your phone or on your computer. That's all we're doing when we work together, is we're downloading new information. A new way to use your body, a new way to breathe, a new way to use your voice that is, is very effective and, and hopefully you're having a terrific time while you're doing it.
[00:08:47] The last one that I will share that again. Surprised me. I am my one of my own testimonies, but I am one of a handful. Can you believe that singing actually contributes to fertility? So in my case, I had had one child. I had had a miscarriage years ago, two decades. I had difficulty conceiving. We did not go out and, and play with fertility, drugs or any of that.
[00:09:19] I just accepted okay. I have one beautiful, healthy, very talented little boy. Thank you. I I was very grateful. While lo and behold, when I started this practice, not only did I conceive and have another healthy child, but 17 months later, Did it again. So I have actually two children that in my own case you know, one of the things that we're doing, again with breath work, we're doing body work.
[00:09:48] We are stimulating, we are moving energy ladies in that whole second energy center of the body, that whole area where you're reproductive your uterus and all those reproductive muscles. All of that business, if there's anything blocked there or stagnant energy, when we are singing, when we're vocalized, when we're doing breath work, we're moving all that energy around.
[00:10:11] I can also say that I've had at least two clients that I'm aware of who during our time together actually conceived children as well. So I guess that would be a little caveat, is that. If you wanna take up singing lessons and you are not in a position to conceive a child, you know, I'm just saying.
[00:10:34] But if you are and you have e explored other avenues, you know, what's it worth, right? I mean, you know, it, it. Come hang out for a little bit. You know, I can't make a guarantee on that, but I can say that myself and other couple of other clients included that I do believe, and if I were to go back for my PhD, that is what I would prove next is that singing does in fact contribute to infertility.
[00:11:00] So, I think with that, that's a lot of stuff, ton of stuff on the website. Under resources, you can go find more articles. Vocal coaching by Sloan I forgot to mention you were talking about giving experiences and consumables as gifts instead of stuff. Singing lessons, vocal coaching. Wonderful experience to gift someone from an initial session to an intro package all that information up on the website.
[00:11:28] And then of course, if you are watching this on YouTube, go ahead, remember to, to subscribe so you don't miss any of the future upcoming. Lots more stuff coming. But for now, in the meantime, I would say here's to your health and all of those near and dear to you. Keep calm. Sing a song. Stay healthy.
[00:11:51] Bless everybody.
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Helping Women Access the Power of Their Voice So We Experience Living Our Best Life–Here and Now–In Everything We do!!
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