SINGING SOULUTIONS for processing grief and trauma
October 11 - November 15
Wednesday, October 4
For people living with grief and/or trauma, this class will lead you in exercises for body, breath and voice, and support emotional connection through singing. No singing experience necessary! There are two sessions for this group: one in the summer and one in the fall.
There is a growing body of work in the field of therapy that recognizes that talking through our trauma is not always helpful - it recognizes that we need ways to connect with our bodies in order to unlock our emotions. It is also now acknowledged that trauma is carried in our DNA across generations. So current research is confirming that our bodily, chemical responses are inherently linked to what we used to label as ‘mental’ health. We are connected - body, mind and spirit!
Singing brings us into the present moment! It supports us to breathe more deeply, which in turn supports the parasympathetic nervous system, addressing stress and anxiety that manifests in our bodies. When we sing, we are focused on all the mechanisms that go with that activity, reading/recalling words, making pitched sounds with our vocal cords, sustaining our breath, using our bodies to support all that work. While this keeps us in the present moment, music also opens up a more direct access to our emotions.
This class series invites you to explore your emotions while held in the music, and offers safety strategies in the music for moments of processing emotional pain.