Embody Voice Confidence
A 6 week journey with Nicky West
Commencing Wed August 10th
EMBODY VOICE CONFIDENCE
Our voice is a natural gift yet many of us have issues with speaking up, and expressing our thoughts, feelings and emotions in ways that are authentic to who we are.
Over the years many of us express what we believe is expected of us, or what we have come to believe conforms to the “norms” of the culture we are surrounded by.
And yet more and more research shows how detrimental it is to our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing when we don't feel able to express our true self.
In ancient societies and within some contemporary cultures using the voice to express emotions including grief and joy is a natural part of life. In the West we have mostly lost this practice.
In this training Nicky will share tools and practices to reconnect with OUR UNIQUE voice, from deep within.
Helping to overcome doubt & self-esteem issues that stop us from using our voice and celebrating this magnificent, powerful instrument.
“The human voice is the organ of the soul.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
This training is for all humans who want to develop greater confidence in finding and using their voice.
You might be a teacher, student, facilitator, speaker, business owner or someone who simply wants to ask for what they need and set clearer boundaries.
"The message behind the words is the voice of the heart" - Rumi
What can you expect?
You will have more confidence in your ability to use your voice in your work and personal life.
Understand how your voice works and what might impact this instrument including trauma, family, cultural or systemic reasons.
Have practices to continue developing your own vocal expression and presence.
Have tools and ways to cultivate more courage, power and trust within yourself.
Feel less self-conscious and critical of your voice so you can practice speaking up.
Have resources to manage times when your voice feels shut down or diminished.
Tap into the personal and collective healing available when using your voice.
Develop a simple process to help you share and present a lecture, class, talk, presentation, or story.
"Imagine breath support and connection as a unit; both work together fluidly and are completely interlinked. That fluidity is the factor which keeps the voice safe and powerful all the time."
~ Patsy Rodenburg from 'The Right to Speak'
A pre-questionnaire focusing on the areas of your confidence & voice that are stopping you from moving forward and expressing yourself fully in life.
We’ll meet for 8 live calls in total:
4 x 90 minute online group teaching/practice sessions
2 x Q&A/Co-working calls
1 x Showcase call
1 x final live wrap up call.
Recordings will be posted in the membership site afterwards.
Weekly Supporting materials & Resources along with practices to work on.
An online space in the course portal where you can ask questions, share any insights and connect.
You'll have access to the materials and recordings to view anytime in the portal.
Everything is very digestible and respectful of your time and capacity.
Zoom Live Call Dates:
Wednesday 10th August = 11–12.30pm - Training Call (90mins)
Wednesday 17th August = 11–12.30pm - Training Call (90mins)
Monday 22nd August = 7pm-8pm - Co-Working / Q&A Call (60mins)
Wednesday 24th August = 11–12.30pm - Training Call (90mins)
Wednesday 31st August = 11–12.30pm - Training Call (90mins)
Monday 5th September = 7pm-8pm - Co-Working / Q&A Call (60mins)
Wednesday 7th September = 11–12.30pm - Showcase Call (90mins)
Monday 12th September = 7pm-8pm - Final wrap up reflection looking ahead (60mins)
The program is a mixture of Live zoom calls and weekly pre-recorded content + a weekly email with the links for calls and content and a course workbook that will be available in the portal.
Everything will remain in the portal for at least 12months to watch afterwards.
Weekly pre-recorded content:
A weekly video about each theme
A weekly voice practice to work with related to the theme
Course Manual including inquiry worksheets, practices, resources and research.
Early-Bird: until June 27th : $450 (or 3 monthly payments of $150)
$570 (or 3 monthly payments of $190) After April 3rd
Working with Nicky on Voice Confidence has been an amazing experience for me in more ways than one. Not only do I feel more confident and self-aware, I also feel my creativity has been unblocked and I am writing and feeling inspired again. Nicky created a safe space for me to truly be myself, giving me the tools and courage to shine. Her warmth, humour and wisdom have been an incredible gift! My gratitude to Nicky is boundless! ~Mel – NSW, Australia.
Hello, I’m Nicky, thanks for visiting my home online.
I’ve been an actor, writer and poet with a passion for social justice for most of my life and first started training in yoga at the age of 17.
I’m originally from the North of England, somewhere in-between Liverpool and Wales. After living and working in various places all over the world I’ve landed amongst the trees in the Aussie bush with my partner, and the amazing wildlife here.
I’ve always got a little notebook with me and tend to process my experiences through writing, movement, and spoken word.
Yoga, meditation and the arts took me from a place of anger, rebellion and trauma to a place where I know myself, my truth, values and what I stand for. It's been a long journey but I follow my heart, my intuition and my discernment whilst listening openly to the wisdom carriers that regularly appear in my life in various forms.
My intention is to express this truth as compassionately, creatively and generously as possible and to support the change makers to use their voice in creating a better world for all beings.