Lately, more and more inquiries I get are from the people who suffer from a very nasty "voice disorder" called spasmodic dysphonia.
I a real sense, it is not even a voice disorder - it is more so a neurological disorder, the symptom of which is, the uncontrollably spasming voice.
The cause of it does not at all lie in the voice, as strange as it sounds.
The spastic voice is just a symptom.
My very recent US client, diagnosed with spasmodic dysphonia disorder, naturally thought that something just incidentally, happened to her voice.
She was diagnosed by her doctor, but was never advised what she could do about it.
When I got her and her husband on the phone, I naturally started to ask them questions with respect of how and when that happened and of course, if they could think of anything that could have triggered that condition.
They both replied that their lives were pretty much free of stress and they couldn't see or think of any possible cause of that disorder to take place.
I, of course, knew that that could not be the case.
The majority of the illness in our bodies are emotionally induced and then, all of that, manifests in our physical body.
So, definitely, there was some emotional trauma happening and quite possibly, starting quite a few years back.
Finally, my clients arrived and we began the sessions.
In about 15-20 minutes from the beginning of the first session, I found out about the events happening in that family, which emotionally, would be enough impact to kill a horse or two, never mind to cause a voice disorder.
They, somehow, could not think of the connection between some quite, nevertheless, tragic events in their lives and the actual consequences, which in this case resulted in spasmodic dysphonia.
Moreover, my client revealed that on top of everything else, she has a quite high blood pressure.
That alarmed me even more, as her condition could be a, so to speak, "rehearsal" before the actual stroke.
In other words, pre-stroke condition...
Very often people who get affected by a stroke, not only get paralyzed partially or fully, but they also very often lose their speech completely.
The stroke, obviously, in its nature, is also a neurological disorder.
So when there is a condition like this, you have to look very deeply into the roots of the cause, and yes, of course, to work on the voice, but mainly to work on everything else, i.e. emotions, central nervous system, high blood pressure, overall physical condition and many more physical and mental aspects, which could contribute not only to the spasmodic dysphonia, but to a much more severe condition.
I always said that the voice is the expression of who you are and the identification of the state of your being.
Indeed, in the case of spasmodic dysphonia, especially.
The doctors in this case, and in many other voice disorder cases, offer to shoot Botox into the vocal cords and other nasty treatments.
Needless to say, they are working on the "stove" when the "fridge" is broken.
I did everything I could holistically, and the couple left very satisfied and happy, and not only with the much better voice, but with much more understanding of their relationship between each other and their relationship with their three children...
If the voice is spasming, there is something else that is spasming in the person's body, mind and soul.
Think about it!!!