Christine Isherwood M.A., VMTR (Registered Voice Movement Therapist) directs and teaches the Voice Movement Therapy Training Program, works with individual clients, conducts workshops and trainings internationally, and supervises VMT students and practitioners. She has been engaged in teaching Voice Movement Therapy internationally for more than twenty years in the UK, the USA, Europe, Asia, and Australia. She trained with the founder of VMT, Paul Newham, in London in the mid 1990s and subsequently taught with him prior to his retirement from this work. In partnership with Anne Brownell, she co-directs and co-teaches the USA Training. Christine founded the first VMT Training Program in China under the auspices of Apollo Education and Consulting in Beijing.
Prior to VMT, Christine took a degree in Cultural Studies at the University of East London, UK; gained a Diploma as an Assertiveness Training Teacher with the Redwood Women’s Training Organisation; undertook a two year training in Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychotherapy; and studied therapeutic healing with noted eclectic healers. She has over thirty years experience working with people, including with street homeless people in Central London; as a mental health counsellor in the fields of addiction, domestic abuse, sexuality and gender; as a group facilitator and trainer; and as a VMT practitioner with those seeking to transform themselves through the voice. She is a founding director and member of the International Association for Voice Movement Therapy. She has an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counselling from Goddard College, Vermont and holds a Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies through the Trauma Center in Brookline, MA.
Christine is a singer and writer who has written and performed in political musicals, toured the UK and Europe with theatre groups and bands, and recorded as a pop singer. She has lectured and taught at Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts (LIPA); the Western Australian Academy for Performing Arts (WAAPA); is adjunct faculty at the Creative Integrative Expressive Arts Therapy Training Program (CREATE), Toronto, Canada; and teaches at Apollo Education, China. Christine continues to commit herself to an intensive exploration of VMT and continues to explore vocally, to write, and to learn. She currently lives in New York City.