What is Soul Voice?
Soul Voice® is a therapeutic voice and sound healing modality to help you find authentic self-expression and free your voice, founded by Karina Schelde. The Soul Voice® method has been taught to thousands of people worldwide for over 20 years. In this practice of intentional sounding, you transform your body into a vibrational instrument that opens the door to joy, intuitive knowing and expanded consciousness. Sound frequencies unlock ancient wisdom already encoded in your cellular memory!
Your voice is an expression of your intimate self. In Polyvagal Theory as developed by Stephen Porges, it is understood that the muscles which control the larynx and the pharynx are part of a regulating circuit connecting the heart, the lungs, the muscles of the middle ear and the muscles of the face. So physiological states are reflected in the sound and tone of the voice.
Soul Voice medicine bypasses words, bringing you to a new, playful way of using your voice. This is a powerful doorway into the creative power of your subconscious mind. Its medicine teaches you to reach the core depth of your potential through structured emotional, psychological and spiritual practices, each designed to support you to develop your own unique vocal expression.
The science of sound healing
A 2020 review notes that sound therapy can significantly shift brain waves, changing agitated, excited wave patterns to exceptionally calm, regulated wave forms. Intentional sounding can reach deeply into the subconscious (the reptilian & the limbic brains), linking and synchronising the conscious mind (neo cortex) and higher consciousness (prefrontal cortex).
Intentional sounding can bring you out of an active state into a dreamlike state. In this state, your breathing, heart rate, and blood pressure decrease. This supports your immune system to work more efficiently, reduces stress hormones such as adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), and initiates the release of feel-good chemicals like oxytocin and endorphins in the brain.
Finally, sound medicine through Soul Voice can increase production of Nitric Oxide in your sinuses by up to 15 times. This helps prevent inflammation in the respiratory tract and boosts the production of melatonin in the pineal gland, which is responsible for many repair functions in your body.
Sound healing – a sensual medicine
Your voice resonates through the living tissue of your body, through bones and fluids. These are excellent conductors, so singing and chanting signals messages throughout your body. In this way, Soul Voice is a kind of deep loving ‘touch’ for your body.
The voice also serves as a “sound massage” tool in other ways. You can direct the physical vibration of your voice towards different areas of your body, using different sounds combined with variations in pitch and volume. When we change the shape of your mouth to produce different sounds, you can adjust the resonance and internal reach of that sound. You can also connect your vocal resonances with the pathways of the vagus nerve to influence parts of your body -80% of fibres in the vagus nerve are sensory, with most of them carrying signals from the organs to the brain.
Sound healing – timeless medicine
The power of the human voice has been used since ancient times. Indigenous peoples the world over have always used “medicine songs” to interact with the nature of the world around them, connecting with the underlying order of reality. These songs are used to communicate with healing spirits.
Humans have also utilised song to pass on information down through generations, as well as to support manifestation in the material realm through incantation and prayers.
Intentional sounding and voicing connects you with your ancestral roots and your indigenous essence.
And sound vibrations can unlock deep and miraculous healing, because the body holds a memory of each experience in the form of encoded sound vibration. Using Soul Voice can support you to remember and resolve past pain.
What to expect from a Soul Voice session?
Each session is held in a safe, nurturing space that is grounded in a deep understanding of voice as medicine that’s connected with your own inherent wisdom and intuitive self.
Physical benefits include:
Mental and emotional benefits include:
Spiritual benefits include: