Deirdre Brownell, BA, MA, daughter of Anne Brownell, has a great interest in Voice Movement Therapy. A singer as well as a scholar, she believes that music has a language all of its own that everyone can understand, if not in a cognitive sense then in a spiritual as well as a psychosomatic sense.
“I believe that psychotherapy must have a physical as well as mental and emotional base. We carry our emotions in our bodies all our lives, more than we realize, and the only way to get them out is to go back to that primal infant and child stage and release them through sound and movement. The voice is very powerful – and everyone has something to say.”
Deirdre started with a BA degree in Sports Medicine, then followed that up with a Masters in Psychology. She is currently studying for her PhD in Imaginal Psychology at the Institute of Meridian University in Petaluma, CA. She is working on a dissertation about healing the loss of the embodied voice, in people with learning differences, through VMT and imaginal psychology.