IAVMT NEWS 2014

Events - please click on COUNTRIES to the left for workshops in your area.

Date Event

11th October 2014

Today was the funeral service for SHEILA BRAGGINS, at Golders Green Crematorium in North London. VMT practitioners attending: Tracy Starreveld, Veronica Phillips, Bernadette O'Brien & Jenni Roditi. An incredibly beautiful, touching and inspiring 'honouring' of Sheila's life and unique being. We discovered after the service, that ALFRED WOLFSOHN was also laid to rest here in Feb 1962 and found his memorial plaque in the gardens. END.

Sheila Braggins Funeral Attendees

1st October 2014

Christine Isherwood Novermber Intensive Workshop

The human voice is the first instrument, and serves as a bridge between our inner and outer worlds, revealing both our thoughts and emotional states. In this workshop, through breath, movement, sound, exploration and creativity, new aspects of the voice and self will be revealed. Throughout this process individuals will be enabled to expand the parameters of their voices, encounter the body’s and psyche’s narratives and find a greater freedom, allowing singing to become more embodied and increasing expressive and communicative ability.

VMT provides opportunities for exploration of the self and expression of the human condition, providing a forum for emotions to exist and be transformed.

Cost: $1,200

There are some partial scholarships available towards tuition. If you are applying for scholarship assistance, please submit your application to the Norma G. Canner Foundation as soon as you are able. SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM (pdf)

Christine Isherwood, VMTR, is Director of Training for “Singing The Psyche: Voice Movement Therapy Training”. She teaches internationally, supervises VMT practitioners, writes and sings. See http://www.vmtuk.com/isherwood.html for more information

25th September 2014

Sheila Braggins

Today we received the very sad news that SHEILA BRAGGINS, one of our most treasured honorary members, and a dear friend in voice and spirit, has sadly passed away. A very long-term student and friend of ALFRED WOLFSOHN, the ground-breaking voice teacher-therapist whose work inspired the creation of Voice Movement Therapy, it was always a wonderful treat to hear her tell stories of Wolfsohn & the Voice at our conferences over the years.

10 March 2014

Last year's IAVMT Conference took place in the stunning, sunny location of the Blue Mountains & Sydney, AUSTRALIA - and we have just uploaded our jam-packed conference report to the IAVMT conferences section, complete with full colour photos - read all about it on the conferences page.

20 February 2014

Voice Movement Therapy Training beginning November 2014

For all those who seek personal or professional empowerment through the embodied voice.

The training will be based on Martha’s Vineyard, MA, USA.
Module One will be November 3rd 2014 until November 21st 2014.
Module Two will be February 2nd 2015 until February 20th 2015.
Module Three is April 27th 2015 until May 15th 2015.
Module Four will be September 14th until October 9th 2015.

We welcome applications from any individual, inclusive of race, religion, sexual or gender orientation, who has a strong commitment to train in this work and who is physically and emotionally ready to undergo an intense and demanding program. We do not discriminate in educational, programmatic, or scholarship policies and all scholarships are need-based.

For more information please see www.vmtusa.com or email www.vmtuk.com

27th January 2014

The directors are delighted to announce that the location for this year's IAVMT Conference has now been confirmed as TORONTO & SIMCOE COUNTY, CANADA! We will be hosted by two of our Canadian practitioners: Daryl Vineberg and Helen White, who are now busy organising for our in-house conference, which will take place at Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre in Simcoe County from 14th-19th September, and our public open day, which will take place in Toronto, on 20th September. For more information, please email: Daryl at darylv6@gmail.com or Helen at recoverydiscovery@yahoo.ca

IAVMT NEWS 2013

Date Event

1st September 2013

IAVMT Conference 2013 starts today in Australia! This year it's taking place in the magical Blue Mountains north of Sydney, with a public open weekend taking place in Glebe, Sydney on Saturday 7th and Sun 8th September. For more information please visit
www.vmtoceania.com

7th January 2013

The 2012 IAVMT Conference Report is now available to read and/or download from the IAVMT website. Please visit Conferences page to read the Report online, or to download the .pdf document.

IAVMT NEWS 2012

Date Event

1st March 2012

We would like to acknowledge the very sad loss of one of our beloved honorary members, Norma Canner, who passed away in February at the age of 93. A pioneer and teacher in the field of Dance Movement Therapy, she also had a great interest in Voice Movement Therapy, acting as both supervisor and guest teacher on Foundation Trainings offered on Martha's Vineyard, in the US. She will be sorely missed by all those who were fortunate enough to have known her and worked with her.
(Please visit the archive page for full tribute)

1st February

For those of you who missed Anne Brownell's live interview in December with Meridian University, California, as part of their telesummit on "The Mystery of Embodiment", you can now listen to the whole interview by clicking on the link below. Especially recommended for anyone new to Voice Movement Therapy who might like to hear something of its origins, application and benefits. Listen to the audio clip: (audio clip, 16.5MB. Clicking on this link will open the file in a new page):
Anne Brownell's Meridian University Telesummit

19th January

South Africa Conference Report 2011 plus a magnificent selection of photos now posted to GALLERY & ARCHIVE page - enjoy!

IAVMT NEWS 2011

Date Event

8th December

Dates and location of next VMT Foundation Training now confirmed - starting end of July 2012 in South Africa!!! Click on link for further details:
www.vmtsa.co.za

5th November

Next Autumn’s IAVMT Conference now confirmed as taking place in Norfolk, United Kingdom - October, 2012!

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