Friday, 15 May 2020

Singing together when we’re alone - how Giving Voice is different from a choir

Photo of a group of green birds perched together on branches in the sunshine
By Rachel Healey

In this article I look at aspects of how Giving Voice differs from singing in a choir, even a virtual choir. Giving Voice is a personal resource for exploring our relationship with song and with ourselves, developing inner harmony and connectedness, as well as offering an experience of taking part in something universal and eternal, whenever and wherever we do it.

Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Using Giving Voice to address feelings of fear and anxiety

Anxious sky

By Rachel Healey

In this time of the global pandemic, there is a lot of fear and anxiousness around. Fear for ourselves and our loved ones. Fear of the unknown. Fear about whether we’ll be able to cope, and how long for. Understandably, there’s a lot of anger and despair too. This particular article is about feelings of fear and anxiety, and how Giving Voice could help.

Friday, 1 May 2020

What does our Giving Voice approach offer at this time?

 – over and above the exhilaration, the joy, the beauty, that can be experienced though singing?

Here Jill Rakusen, founder of Giving Voice, reveals aspects of what this approach offers, including in daily life, and particularly when isolated. She gives some examples, and summarises ways in which we at the Foundation are offering distance learning opportunities – so people can develop skill in using it, regardless of health status or perceived singing capacity.

Friday, 17 April 2020

Giving Voice and me, during lockdown and isolation

My name is Rachel Healey. I teach Giving Voice and have been practising it in my own life since 1998.  This is my first blog.  In this article, I’ve written a bit about myself and about my relationship with Giving Voice, how I became a teacher, and how I use it in my own life.  Finally, I’ve said something about how Giving Voice could be really useful for me and others at this particular time, during the global coronavirus crisis, to help us cope with, and even grow through, enforced isolation and lockdown.

Sunday, 5 April 2020

Finding Peace in the Covid-19 Crisis

This is an image of tall columns forming a walkway around a square garden

by Rachel Healey

This blog post is about my experience with A Song About Finding Peace, created by Jill Rakusen, founder of Giving Voice.  I take you through my process, step by step, in a kind of poem.  Then I’ve written a bit about the Giving Voice process, unlocking the power of song, and using it to help ourselves through this particular time of global crisis.

Here’s what I experienced...