Your Vocal Impulse by Chloë Goodchild
The power to heal is within you… and can be found in the most unlikeliest of places… your own voice.
Beyond words and meaning is pure sound… and the sonic vibration of your soul is the very essence of who you are, echoing throughout eternity…
Giving voice to this primal sound — what Chloë Goodchild describes as a spontaneous “impulse” to express, to be felt, to be heard — connects you with your soul’s essence and empowers you to release shame, trauma, and narratives that no longer serve you.
And the ancient healing wisdom of vocal sound is returning as a medicine and a spiritual practice…
Traditional shamanic cultures have long applied “sound medicine” — working extensively with the voice as a healing instrument through singing and humming. Guttural sounds, tones, and even gibberish can clear blocked energy, a cause of physical or emotional illness and imbalances. And chanting has long been a spiritual practice in every tradition because of its healing power.
As Chloë explains, through different vocal practices, emotional pain takes on “a melodic shape,” changing our relationship to it. With attention and deep (nonjudgmental) listening, you can feel or hear your voice as a nonverbal sound, a recurring rhythm, or a message about your deepest calling.
The latest research in neuromusicology validates the healing power of the voice, showing on screen how the brain “lights” up when subjects sing.
Indeed, simply saying or singing your name and listening to the quality of the vibration can help you break through layers of emotional pain…
Fear, self-criticism, and feelings of separation fall away, making space for greater vulnerability, more joy, and more love.
Your vocal impulse is untouched by cultural conditioning… it awakens the desire to explore sound as you, inseparable from the One… a single, unchanging note, strengthening your vibrational connection with all that is.
“Your vocal impulse wants you to respond to your inner life and the world around you in new, compelling, and even unknown ways,” says Chloë. This impulse invokes the energies of love, light, and frequency… and connects you to the source of who you are.
Chloë has conceived unique sound empowerments to help you access your vocal impulse, live in harmony with your soul, communicate and express yourself creatively, and transmit the wisdom of Spirit as service.
Be Guided by a World-Renowned Teacher of Sound Healing
Today, the transformative power of sound is recognized in the fields of psychology. medicine, and education. Fascinating research is also happening within the relatively new discipline of neuromusicology, which is devoted to the measurement of real-time processes in the human brain while perceiving and creating sound.
Chloë Goodchild’s pioneering Naked Voice method helps people engage with their vocal impulse as both a spiritual practice and an art form, and encourages us to expand our “perceptual field” through our voice and sound awareness. A world-renowned recording artist, Chloë is also a mystic who was trained in India to approach the voice as a vehicle for liberation and full expression.
Chloë illuminates how the voice and body serve together as an interconnected instrument for expressing the essence of your being — integrating sacred spiritual insights with transformative vocal practices.
In Your Vocal Impulse, you’ll receive permission to let your most authentic voice be heard, access the sacred dimensions of your being, and connect deeply with Source. You’ll explore sound and voice as “initiation” and “vocation” — in service toward creating a new language of consciousness.
This is a rare opportunity for you to embrace and express spontaneity and raw honesty — and to give voice, literally, to parts of you that want to stay hidden, freeing you up in ways that are not otherwise possible.
And if you carry shame or judgement about your spoken or singing voice (like many of us do!), Chloë will lovingly guide you back home to your authentic voice and Self, freeing you to naturally give and receive more love for yourself and others.
Over 7 empowering modules, you’ll discover:
- Your unique vocal impulse, as you shift between the spoken and the sung voice
- Vocal practices to befriend and transform painful emotions and old stories
- How your vocal impulse can invoke, inspire, and initiate a deeper calling
- The three aspects of the Quantum Voice and how it connects you with non-dual consciousness and communication
- The “unchanging note” — as found in all mystical, shamanic, and Indigenous sound-making — which creates a depth of stillness and presence
- The Heart Sutra — a potent and sacred mantra of ‘Wisdom Emptiness Perfection”
- Simple vocal practices in self-inquiry and nonjudgmental listening to open your capacity to simultaneously observe, listen to and express yourself intuitively, and do so with ease and aliveness
- How to locate the presence of longing in your body through unconditional awareness and embrace of its mood, color, and sensation
- Connect with ancient sounds to cultivate the compassionate ground needed to facilitate the emergence of your deepest intentions
- Explore how love poetry can provide an emotional and energetic framework upon which you can grow a more subtle, harmonic, rhythmic, and melodic vocabulary for expressing your true self
- Devotional chants to strengthen your generosity, empath,y and compassion
- How “major” (happy) and “minor”’ (sad) musical modes can help you express your emotional moods
- Listening skills to express your heart song as longing, invocation, prayer, devotion, and spontaneous improvisation
- And much more…
What You’ll Discover in These 7 Modules
In this 7-step transformational journey, Chloë will guide you through a rigorous range of core vocal practices and sound initiation. She will challenge you to find out, express, and give voice — as an individual and as part of a collective field — to the vocal impulse that is your birthright.
Each module will be accompanied by a meditative or energy movement, a poem, a love song, and a devotional chant or sacred mantra that highlights the specific mood, emotional energy, or mode of consciousness for that session.
Teachings, training sessions, and experiential practices with Chloë will guide you on this journey. Each session will build harmoniously upon the previous ones so you’ll develop a complete holistic understanding of the practices, tools, and principles you’ll need to access your vocal impulse.
Module 1: The Vocal Impulse: Your Initiation into a Quantum Voice Experience
Remember the lips where the wind-breath
originated, and let your note be clear.
Don’t try to end it.
Be your note.
Your vocal impulse is a unique wake-up call from your soul, untouched by cultural conditioning. It also awakens the desire to explore sound as you inseparable from the One…
Vocal expression as a spiritual practice can be heard in Asian classical raga, contemplative Christian music such as Gregorian chant, and Indigenous ceremonial prayers, chant, and song.
In India, it is the four-string tanpura, or portable keyboard harmonium, that holds the musical drone sound of a “recurring, unchanging note.” In this first module, Chloe will play the harmonium to provide a sound foundation and to help you build a new confidence in your vocal expression. .
In this powerful first module, you’ll discover:
- The 3 aspects of the Quantum Voice and how it connects you with non-dual consciousness and communication
- Simple vocal practices in self-inquiry and non-judgemental listening to open your capacity to simultaneously observe, listen to, and express yourself intuitively, with ease and aliveness
- How your vocal impulse can invoke, inspire, and initiate a deeper calling.
- Your voice as a spiritual practice for sound healing, forgiveness, acceptance, gratitude, and courage.
- Your capacity to express yourself in ways you never imagined possible
Module 2: Your Inner Voice: Where Silence, Sound & The Witness Meet
Be empty of worrying.
Think of who created thought!
Why do you stay in prison
when the door is so wide open?
Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking.
Live in silence.
Flow down and down in always
widening rings of being.
Strengthening your witnessing mind empowers you to observe yourself, your emotions, and your relationships with an all-inclusive acceptance and benign indifference.
In the second live class with Chloe, you’ll develop a deeper contact with your witness consciousness to serve your evolving vocal journey as you further equip yourself with the tools to navigate, heal and transform the stories that have gotten lost, forgotten, or frozen in your body.
A deep peace originates within the source of your sound. As you build and strengthen your ability to listen deeply without judgement, you’ll move from a state of self-conscious to “sound-conscious’ expression — and train your ego mind to serve the song of your soul.
You’ll also discover:
- A deeper understanding of the unchanging note found in all mystical, shamanic, and indigenous sound-making
- A depth of stillness and unconditional presence within your sound beyond self-judgement and self-censorship
- The Seven Sounds of Love, a chakra-based map of the sacred sounds of body-centered singing
- The healing vibrations of these seven tonal energies and their power to awaken and embrace the narrative coherence of your life
- A sacred mantra to restore and strengthen your connection to your native state of unconditional presence
Module 3: Your Longing Voice: Responding to the Call of Your Soul
There is some kiss we want with our whole lives
The touch of spirit on the body
Seawater begs the pearl
And the lily, how passionately she longs for some darling….
When the vocal impulse rouses your attention, you gain access to a new way of perceiving your voice as the mouthpiece of your soul. A seamless link appears between your breath and you emotional self, your inner sound and your unique personal sound.
For many people, the experience of depression, irritability, frustration, or loneliness are little more than emotional camouflage for deep longing. However, the gift of this longing is its ability to highlight places in your awareness or life where you may be missing a connection with your deepest sound.
Longing is a restlessness of the soul, and as Rumi says, “a guide from the beyond” that can lead you home.
In this module, you’ll discover:
- The Sounding Your Name practice, in which you’ll shift between your spoken and sung voice — and open to your unique soul sound
- A “Sound into Soul Communication” practice to invoke and improvise your longing within, between, and beyond words
- How to locate the presence of longing in your body through unconditional awareness and embrace of its mood, colour, and sensation
- How to invite the unredeemed vibrations of difficult or stuck emotions to come out to play within the field of non-judgemental listening and presence
- A Sound Energy movement to strengthen your capacity to listen and forgive yourself and others
Module 4: Your Instinctual Voice: Where Sound Meets Intention
Your journey with the sound current has prepared you to strengthen your Instinctual Voice with awareness and creative intention — and in the process, you’ve empowered your body-mind and soul to acknowledge and embody your deepest purpose and intention for your life.
In this Module, you will learn how to use this empowerment to acknowledge and take full responsibility for your life’s purpose. Your instinctual power centre or “hara” is the sonic laboratory where you will engage with the narratives, wounds, shame, loss, and grief stories of your past.
Here, you will confront, engage, redeem, and restore the lost and forgotten voices of your past. By accessing the true resonance of your sound and voice to discern, express, and share the truth of your own history and the power you gained from your experiences, you’ll gain momentum for a deeper, more courageous engagement with your true values, meaning, and worth in the world.
In this module, you will:
- Discover the Heart Sutra — a potent and sacred mantra of ‘Wisdom Emptiness Perfection,” inspiring compassion for yourself and others
- Connect with ancient sounds to cultivate the compassionate ground needed to facilitate the emergence of your deepest intentions
- Explore how love poetry can grow a more subtle, harmonic, rhythmic, and melodic vocabulary for expressing your true self
- Experience the empowerment that flows naturally from the imaginal chemistry between your spoken and sung voice
Module 5: Your Heart Voice: Empowering Your Intuitive Mind
You are now ready to awaken the energy of Love within and through your true voice, and to integrate your instinctual body with your intuitive mind. This is a massive evolution in consciousness, and one that can help you bridge the realm of the microcosmic sense of “my will” with the macrocosmic reality of “Thy Will.”
Your Heart Voice blossoms in its fullness only once you cultivate a sense of being anchored “at home” in your instinctual body-mind. However, this isn’t an either-or experience, nor a one-time event — the Heart is forever healing all realms of your being. In this regard, timeless devotional songs and prayers are profound in their capacity to unblock and heal the wounds of shame and unworthiness that may be keeping you stuck in a sense of separation from your true self, other people, and the Divine.
While you awaken the energies of love in yourself and strengthen your intuitive mind, you’ll also:
- Discover how “major” (happy) and “minor” (sad) musical modes can serve to enrich your emotional expression
- Cultivate comfort with the transformative art of articulating your emotions with musical modes
- Explore how your devotional sound strengthens your Heart’s generosity, empathy, and loving presence
- Create a love poem to illuminate and enchant your awakening Heart
- Learn to express your heart song more masterfully as longing, invocation, prayer, devotion, and spontaneous improvisation
Module 6: Your Medicine Voice: Where Sound Befriends & Heals all Parts of You
Your Medicine Voice is a portal into your full potential for sound healing. Its resonance has the capacity to melt and release the remnants of your wounded soul. Your medicine voice is a shamanic gift, received by grace in a gradual revelation through your intimate dance with your true sound.
Your Medicine Voice heralds and activates the compassionate music of your soul, in the process redeeming and releasing your “old life.” A consummate healer, it is the voice that empowers you to transmit the rich blessings of your intuition and compassion.
With this exploration, you’ll discover:
- How your Medicine Voice gives you access to your soul song treasures, in the process dissolving illusions and attachments
- A fierce and gentle medicine for your ongoing journey empowering you to walk a life path rooted in humility and service.
- Standing in the Presence, an in-depth meditation practice for the Medicine Voice honoring your entire history and being.
- How your connection to your Medicine Voice gives you the responsibility to care for the landscape of your soul and all souls entrusted to your care.
Module 7: Your Wisdom Voice: Where Sound Becomes Your Gift to the World
In this final module, we will gather as practitioners to celebrate the transformative impact of our Vocal Impulse. In this sacred circle, we will share the fruits of this journey and the power of our individual and collective work.
When we live in the resonance of our Wisdom Voice, our very vibration is a gift that serves both us and the world at large. We become expressions of evolution, crafting a new story and a new way of Being … emotionally rich, unconditionally accepting, and living in relationship with our deepest truth.
In Module 7, we will celebrate:
- The transformative impact of contacting our individual Vocal Impulse
- Our courageous journeys on Earth inspired by our authentic voices
- The return of our original sound, speech, and songs of unification and creation
- The collective evolution that is possible as we sound a new world into Being