Monday, August 20, 2018

Information About Vocal Paralysis And Whether or Not It Could Be Treated Non-Surgically.






Every human, at some point in their lives, experiences a change when it comes to their voice. Some of those changes are natural & some changes are abnormal. Sometimes, those abnormal changes are so severe, they may even warrant an investigation with respect to finding out where the underline cause lies. This leads to the discovery of voice problems and what they signify with regards to one’s health. In this article, we will focus on a particular voice disorder known as vocal cord paralysis; it’s causes, symptoms and the options that are available in order to effectively treat it. 

Introduction

Vocal paralysis is a condition where one or both vocal cords are unable to move due to various factors – most of which derive from nerve damage (specifically, the nerves that activate the muscles within the vocal cords). In some cases, the above happens to stroke victims, throat cancer victims/survivors, brain cancer victims/survivors & to those who have other disorders that cause the muscles within their bodies to atrophy (including the vocal cords). Even certain forms of viral infections can play a role in causing vocal cord paralysis (in “favorable” conditions).

Given the main descriptions of the symptoms that may be causing this problem, may, in turn, lead to many other problems which, no doubt, will affect the daily life of the sufferer:

  • Natural speech will be moderately or greatly impaired
  • Difficulty getting employment in work fields that require voice use
  • Loss of confidence in one’s self with respect to living a meaningful life.

With the above stated, research is being conducted across the world with the intent of discovering further symptoms and all possible causes associated with this form of the vocal disorder.


Treatments for Vocal Paralysis ( Vocal paresis )

Treatments for this disorder will depend on the various factors that are associated with the above.
Factors like: 
  • How long has the patient been suffering from the problem?
  • What is the severity level of the symptoms?
  • How long they have been present? 

These questions must be addressed before advancing to the next step such as attending to this disorder with the full information. 

With that in mind, advice will then be given based on every individual's condition.


Benefits of Non-surgical treatments

There is an effective form of voice repair and enhancement known as the Vocal Science™ Method and it is practiced and taught at The Royans Professional Vocal School & The Royans Institute for Non-Surgical Voice Repair. To find out what this method can do for those who suffer from vocal cord paralysis and other similar voice disorders, please see below: 
  • That can non-surgically repair your vocal cords and the vocal box in general.
  • This is done by the virtue of learning how to minimize the use of your vocal cords and produce vocalization (your voice) by using a different set of muscles (such as the facial muscles working in full conjunction and coordination with the abdominal muscles). 
  • This method will also allow your voice to naturally amplify itself due to the above equation.
  • With the help of natural herbs and supplements, the healing of damaged cells within your vocal cord(s)/vocal box will take place – it should also repair the damage which may be caused via any kind of surgery on your vocal anatomy).

For those who suffer from voice disorders like Vocal Paralysis and are in need of the best non-surgical voice treatment and care, contact us The Royans Institute for Nonsurgical Voice Repair and find out what can be done to rectify this very serious problem.


416-857-8741

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Suffering from voice loss and are in need of a viable solution to get it back? We are here to help!



Are you suffering from abnormal changes in your voice like hoarseness, raspiness or even symptoms of voice loss? You may think that you're fighting with a cold or flu, or perhaps you may think that it’s due to the fact that you sang your heart out at a concert or cheered too loudly for your favorite player at a football ground. And (hypothetically speaking), due to those actions, you are now paying the price with a sore throat or, even worse, laryngitis - a type of inflammation in your voice box that makes your voice scratchy or hoarse.

Laryngitis can be short-term or chronic and most often it does not last more than a couple of weeks. A viral or bacterial infection or vocal strain can cause temporary laryngitis.

Laryngitis (which is quite common during cold and flu season) is caused when the voice box becomes inflamed. In order to produce a  clear-sounding voice, the vocal folds have to be able to rub up against each other in order to vibrate accordingly. However, if inflammation gets into that lining, it will prevent those vocal folds from vibrating properly, and thus the production of a clear, healthy voice will become compromised.

How to prevent voice problems?

If you want to prevent voice problems and are looking for ways to get your voice back asap, here are some beneficial tips for you. 

- Stay Hydrated 

Drink plenty of water. At least 6-8 glasses a day is recommended. Stop the consumption of unhealthy drinks (like alcohols or caffeine) that can cause your body to lose water and make your vocal folds and larynx become dry. 

- Maintain a healthy lifestyle and diet.

Don't smoke and avoid second-hand smoke. It irritates your vocal folds. Also, cancer of the vocal folds has been detected in people who smoke regularly. Don't consume spicy foods. Spicy foods can cause stomach acid to move into the throat and or esophagus, causing heartburn or GERD. Include plenty of whole grains, fruits, and vegetables in your diet that contains vitamins A, E, and C. These vitamins help to maintain the mucous membranes which, in turn, help to keep the throat (and related parts of the vocal anatomy) healthy.

- Visit an alternative voice specialist.

If the hoarseness remains persistent for more than a couple of weeks and, moreover, you begin experiencing chronic problems with your throat and voice, it's necessary that you visit a qualified alternative health specialist. These specialists will closely analyze your disturbed vocal anatomy, using specific alternative & natural methods, which will greatly aid to your voice/vocal recovery. 

Once you’ve been examined by the above/described specialist, they’ll have a better idea if your laryngitis is caused by an ear, nose or throat problem, or if, (as an additional measure) you may need to embark on a herbal (as well as some homeopathic) treatment. These kinds of therapists use a specific approach to help you find relief from symptoms; and, most importantly, at the end of the treatment,  acquire the best possible (and, nonetheless) desirable voice. 


Therefore if you are seriously committed to healing and fully recovering your voice, make an appointment with an alternative health specialist who solely specializes in non-surgical voice repair.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Treatment for Muscle Tension Dysphonia - What you need to know:





Muscle tension dysphonia is a term used to define a negative change in the sound of one’s voice due to the muscle strain in the neck. Hoarseness or discomfort due to excessive muscle tension in and around the voice box can be telling signs of the beginning stages of this nasty voice disorder. This form of muscle tension prevents the sufferer from using their natural voice. Muscle tension dysphonia can easily develop during laryngitis and can remain even after the swelling of the vocal cords (due to laryngitis and other similar illnesses) has subsided. It can also be caused by stress, therefore causing a co-occurring diagnosis. The dysphonia may occur on its own, known as primary MTD - or as a result of other underlying disorders, known as secondary MTD.

What are the symptoms of this form of dysphonia?

Muscle tension dysphonia generally causes the voice to sound rough, hoarse, raspy, weak, breathy, airy, squeezed, tight or tense. Some of the other symptoms include:

  • A weak or airy voice
  • Sudden breaks or fading of the voice 
  • A neck that is tender or sore to the touch 
  • Loss of vocal range when singing 
  • Feeling the need to clear the throat often 
  • The feeling of a lump in the throat

How do we treat muscle tension dysphonia?

Behavioral treatment in the form of an alternative form of voice therapy is generally advised as the best treatment for muscle tension dysphonia. This specific form of therapy (known as the “Vocal Science™ Method”) is recommended for both forms of MTD - primary or secondary in nature.

Using a specialized form of voice restoration,  combined with the application of natural herbs and remedies applied onto the vocal box, this is the best way of dealing with this form of dysphonia, as well as with many other voice disorder symptoms. 

This unique approach to voice mechanics is achieved by lifting the sufferer’s voice off of their vocal box (using specially-designed forms of speech and, if needed, singing exercises) and restructuring it to their facial muscles; and then putting those facial muscles to work in full conjunction and coordination with their abdominal muscles.

The above actions will naturally amplify the human voice, allowing the true voice to be heard without compromise. It will also minimize the use of the sufferer’s throat, larynx and vocal cords – therefore it will definitely eliminate the harmful use (pain and strain) of the vocal anatomy altogether.

If you are suffering from the above-mentioned symptoms of such a disorder like muscle tension dysphonia and are seeking professional help, please contact The Royans Institute for Non-Surgical Voice Repair: www.repairyourvoice.com: info@vocalscience.com | 416-857-8741


Vocal Science - The Best I Voice Repair & Enhancement

Monday, June 25, 2018

Vocal Science™ - Wondering who we are & what we do…?




- We are NOT doctors… We, in fact, are practicing alternative and holistic methods applicable to nearly all human health problems, while closely specializing in the Non-Surgical Voice Repair field.

- We are Natural Practitioners with holistic approach to voice /vocal mechanics; and while working on the mechanics of the voice we are also employing natural herbal and some mild homeopathic remedies to heal the actual vocal anatomy and, in particular, the disturbed flora of the throat.

- Once the voice (given the proper voice application achieved via specially designed - by me -  voice exercises) is lifted off of the vocal box and structured and placed in an alternative set of muscles (facial cavities), those remedies will work that much more efficiently and the whole process will help the voice disorder sufferer to not only regain their voice, but also achieve the best possible health and nevertheless quality of their newly-found voice. -

For example: 

How do we treat voice problems due to acid reflux? - one of the most common labels doctors tag onto voice disorder sufferers:

For the above-described specific situation, my theory is such that the sufferer acquires acid reflux condition only because their voice is positioned in the lower part of their vocal anatomy; and thus makes it very easy for gastric acid to burn the vocal cords.
Therefore, ultimately the acid reflux problem is, no doubt, mainly induced by faulty application of one’s vocal mechanics.
Therefore, under my care, when one’s voice gets lifted (via specially-designed speech exercises) off of the vocal box & off of the vocal cords, the pressure of the sound will be removed from the vocal anatomy; & then the application of the herbal and some homeopathic remedies will become extremely effective.
During the above process, the flora on the bottom of the throat will then heal; and the application of the sufferers voice will be entirely changed - which will allow them to comply with the standards of professional speaking and/or singing. The sound of their voice will become restructured into their facial cavities (facial muscles) which will play the role of the natural amplifier (resonator).
 - By osmosis, the sufferer’s annunciation and pronunciation will become much clearer and much more announced and pronounced. -

Those facial muscles will begin to work in full conjunction and coordination with the abdominal muscles; thus minimizing and practically eliminating the harmful use of their throat, larynx and vocal cords.
Via the proper use of the lower abdomen, the person in question will acquire the needed hight for the sound; and, via the proper use of their upper diaphragm (their rib cage), they will acquire the needed width of the sound (the body of the sound) - which will allow them to achieve increased vocal projection & increased range, volume and overall control of their speaking and/or singing voice.
The above information is the Vocal Science™ Method & Technique, in a nutshell.

To conclude: 
Nonetheless, we have great and unprecedented success in this field and it is proven to be one and only in this world which makes sense and produces guaranteed authentic &; desirable results.


Thursday, May 17, 2018

Vocal Science: The Forensic Science…



We are practicing alternative internal medicine while advocating the assurance of the best speaking/singing voice & nevertheless, non-surgical voice repair.

We   Got   This!!


Firstly, you, my reader, may wonder why we call Vocal Science the forensic science? We do so because we are paying a great attention to the minutest details while working on the human voice (speaking or singing - damaged or not). With our specially-designed speech and singing exercises, we build a, so to speak, “hurricane-proof” foundation for the future “house” to “stand on” and to be “built upon”…  Evidently, broken or not and first of all the speaking voice (before the singing voice, if required to be worked on) has to be put in balance along with the person’s physical body, mind and nevertheless the motor skills.

To achieve the desired result while building the proper voice application (ultimate voice/vocal technique), especially with respect to the voice restoration, those aforementioned components have to be able to work in full synchronicity between each other.  While facial muscles will also work in full conjunction and coordination with one’s abdominal muscles, the excessive and harmful use of the vocal anatomy will be minimized exponentially.

Vocal Science™ is an intellectual and intelligent method of visualization.

In order to restore one’s mechanics (speaking and/or singing), the person has to be able to adopt a “modality" of completely new behaviour. The latter falls into the neural linguistic programming (N.L.P), which is all about the “installation” of the new modality of one’s behaviour.



The Vocal Science™ Method is built on the laws of physics and geometry.

Its technique suggests that the sound is a physical material body and it travels as such; i.e., in circular direction and relatively, prospectively and respectively to the person’s height, width and central line of their body (ultimately, the parameters of the central line would be the location of their nose and belly button).

In order to achieve the above, the person’s posture has to be ultimate, while also taking for consideration that the sound is a physical material body and it will travel in the same way as if they would pitch the ball, swim to the aimed destination and/or jump a triple axel or quad on ice. 

In fact, in order for the figure skater to achieve the above-mentioned jumps, they will have to take off of the ice (not with the ice, which sometimes happens), in order to achieve the needed height for the triple or quad; and then maintain the complete centre while taking off and landing those jumps. 

On the premise of the above, the former and the latter explain the holistic approach to voice mechanics. 

Taking the above fact for consideration, my first priority is to assess the person as a wholeBelieve it or not, any person’s voice is the least of my concern…, because, if that person is completely intact (in balance and fitness between mind, body and motor skills), our success will be inevitable whereas, no doubt, the human voice will work to its absolute maximum capacity possible. In a majority of cases, the voice damage occurs specifically because of the lack of understanding of how the human body (and voice, for that matter) are designed to work. 

People have very bad postures; they are not familiar with the parameters of their body; they have no idea how to project their voice to be heard while, concurrently, not to ruin their vocal anatomy, or at least avoid the pain and strain. 

Now, since our society is completely non-physical, it is becoming exponentially worse. It is extremely hard to attend to one’s voice when that person is completely out of balance on every conceivable level… The humans are now way too busy sitting at their computers and “smart” phones checking and conversing on Facebook & other destructive social media platforms… Also, to elaborate further, I’ve just heard on the radio that the average size of a women’s dress use to be considered size 10 to12. Today, via thorough research, it was detected that the dress size moved up to size 16 and even 18…!!

My question is:  What is going to happen in the next few years?

Will we be shooting for size 24 then? I certainly hope not!

All that is caused by the wrong diet and by the lack of physical activities - Too much sitting while searching the internet… I am sorry to say, but in my “books”, it is extremely pathetic!! How do we expect the voice to work in the fullest capacity possible when all of the other organs in one’s physical body are completely out of sorts??

So this is my plea to you, my reader
  • Put your computer mouse away and go for a walk.
  • Watch the food which you put in your mouth
  • Go for a walk at every available moment
  • Stop your bad habits (smoking, drinking, drugs, etc..)
  • Watch your voice while speaking and singing - Don’t scream and force your voice under any circumstances
  • And lastly, do not EVER attempt any singing if you are sick with a cold or have a virus of any sort

Vocal Science™ Method.

Our credo: Save and protect your voice for years to come and live your life with the best and, most importantly, healthy voice!
You got this!!


Friday, May 11, 2018

30 Hour Vocal Labor – Vocal Delivery. Part 2!

Case Study




This blog is primarily dedicated to our local Toronto clients.


The fact is that, opposed to our international clients, they have an opportunity to come for what we call an Introductory/Exploratory Session before they commit to any courses or treatments in the case of non-surgical voice repair.

During that introductory session, they learn a lot about themselves; about where their voice stands right now; what could be done with it and in what period of time.
There is definitely, during that session and in a nutshell, speech and singing instruction present - to whichever degree possible.

The majority of our clients, understandably, have been getting extremely excited when they hear the instant difference between how they walked into the session, during the session, and especially, by the conclusion of the whole endeavor.

It’s all good! -  you, my reader, may exclaim... 
It could be, but sometimes it can be compromised.

How so?

While experiencing the difference in their voice and some body parts, our future course attendees become overly excited and begin to practice on their own…, even though they were given specific instructions (reinforced in my book, “Vocal Science – Flight to the Universe”) not to practice on their own until they have enough substance and understanding of the newly-found Vocal Science method and technique.

I acquired a new client today, who came for the Introductory Exploratory session yesterday; saw the value, got excited and registered for 30 hours (the protocol) of singing (pre-voice repair) instruction and some light herbal treatment.

Rightfully so…

My client possesses a very beautiful singing voice, but absolutely has no idea how to take the maximum capacity of such “God’s gift”; and most importantly, not to “kill it on the root” while singing in a choir; and while at it, using the completely wrong voice application/vocal technique. No doubt that bad habits had been formed and “quite-well” adapted…

So, thinking that she already had enough knowledge to start practicing on her own, she did and… knocked down my whole message, which I instilled into her during the Introductory/Exploratory Session yesterday.

As a result, today, it took me close to an hour to restore that message back in order to be able to continue the vocal development.



My explanation ( of course, figuratively speaking ) to her was as such:
I told her today that yesterday, I helped her to “conceive a baby” – so to speak.
Due to her “unauthorized interference” with the Vocal Science “embryo”, the cell of the future “baby” was destroyed.

That “embryo”, nevertheless, has to be “nurtured and carried” for at least 30 hours of my very unique instruction - (and, when needed, to be supported with natural herbal and some homeopathic treatment).

Our aim is to have an undisturbed process described above, while working hard, and smart at the same time, to be able to bring the whole process to the best possible conclusion.

To conclude, I have to say: 

Yes, the “labor” of such process could be very hard, but the reward in the end WILL BE PRICELESS!!


Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Vocal Science. - Way To Go, Voice To Go! - Case Studies!


In the past month, we finished three non-surgical voice repair courses with people from out-of-town and out-of-country.


The first international client, named Alberto ‘Maui’ Mauiztic (a singer/songwriter from Cozumel, Mexico), came to us for just 20 hours of non-surgical voice repair and natural herbal treatment. He had severe pain in the throat while speaking and singing due to laryngitis and vocal cord nodules. Due to the above, his vocal cords were inflamed and strained.



 - I would like to remind you, my reader, that the protocol for non-surgical voice repair, is minimum 30 hours of our very unique instruction and, of course, treatment with natural herbs and homeopathic remedies.

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For greater clarity and in a manner of speaking, those type of courses are equivalent to a rehab (in this case, vocal rehab).

As our client/student has been raving about his success with the Vocal Science Method and Technique, I personally got a little concerned.

Why, my reader, you may ask?


Because, first of all, we were short of 10 hours; but mainly, my concern was that my client was going back home anticipating a lot of “excitement” which no doubt could infringe on our newly-found healthy and improved speaking and singing voice.

I warn all of my voice repair clients almost right from the beginning of our journey that if they are not going to remain to be calm and composed after the process of their voice repair endeavour is complete, they might have a setback…  This applies especially to our long distance clients who will be far away from me upon returning home.

I always give them an example of an athlete who usually does not start running marathons after deeply-intensive treatment, conquering their injuries. Those athletes, quite often, first learn how to walk with a walker; them on a treadmill, and then slowly on their own; and only after all of that, they begin to train in full strength again.

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A good example of the above would be our Canadian figure skater, Kaetlyn Osmond - who just recently won the World’s Figure Skating Championship. Prior to that, she had a few very serious injuries which required some surgeries. Loving figure skating so much and being so good at it, she, understandably, was very anxious to return to competitive skating. And she did; but, unfortunately, too soon after the rehab recovery.

As a result, not only could she not defend her world championship title, but was down on the ice practically every jump. It was very painful and sad to watch, especially for me, as I am a very big fan of figure skating in general and her in particular. She, in fact, was ready to “hang up her skates”…

Her coach, however, encouraged her to become the best she could be and this time, he made sure that she  healed-up completely (physically and psychologically) before entering any competitions again. Then her coach retrained her; so she was able to sharpen up her skills to the max which, evidently, made her the best skater ever!

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- The moral of the above story is:

After you have undergone the voice restoration (which requires serious commitment, energy and dedication), DO NOT engage in a lot of speaking and singing right off the batt!

The new application of the speaking and singing voice has to have time to set into your psyche, your physical body and, nevertheless, facial muscles - where the voice had been restructured (away from your vocal anatomy). We however, in spite of our pep talks and warnings, unfortunately had witnessed some setbacks, especially (and thankfully) with only a few, primarily long distance, clients.

Our Mexican client, after the fact, revealed to us that he spoke nearly non-stop and (on average) 12 hours a day upon his return… As far as we know, he is still ok, but we are still a little bit concerned for his (and his voice) wellbeing. 

We will be updating you in that regard as soon as we get a hold of him and find out exactly where he is at right now, speaking and singing. Needless to say, we wish him all the best and hope that he will be “holding his horses” and retain the Vocal Science technique to maintain the ultimate health and performance of his voice.

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While working with a voice repair client, my priority is to assure that my client understands exactly what’s going on and feels and hears every nuance of the performance of their voice! When the latter happens I am assured from my side that the course and treatment I delivered has been well packaged and ready to be “taken away” and be maintained for many months/years to come!

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Being quite a bit skeptical (trying everything and anything for a number of years), he decided to just take our 10 hour Introductory/Exploratory Course just to” test the waters”, so to speak. While we were going through the process of repairing his voice and, concurrently, teaching him how to sing, I discovered that there was a more serious damage on his vocal anatomy then what I had anticipated at first.

So, needless to say, Jon is now will be coming for the next 10 hour course to (at least, still partially) rectify a quite serious voice damage. However, in spite of very little time spent together (two and a half consecutive days), Jon experienced an exponential improvement in his speaking and singing voice. You can read his feedback to us by clicking on his name and image.

Way to go Jon!! The best is yet to come! Stay tuned to witness further success in Jon’s musical endeavours.

We are welcoming Jon back to start part 2 of his journey, commencing June 9th, 2018.

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And lastly, we’ve just completed a 30 hour (the protocol) non-surgical voice repair course and treatment with Singer/Songwriter from Canmore, Alberta, Sue Denton. Sue was diagnosed with a polyp on her vocal fold. For the last few days during her very intense journey with me, I could not hear any abstraction on her vocal anatomy whatsoever.

Sue also attended our Healthy Voice/Vocal Workshop which took place this past Sunday. Read below her feedback from her course and treatment, as well as from the workshop.

We’ve just been notified that Sue landed safely in Calgary. We wish her all the best with her voice and all of her musical endeavours, now and always.

Way to go Girl!



Thursday, April 26, 2018

Vocal Science™ - Voice Restoration and Life-Altering Experience!

When people inquire about their speaking or singing voice restoration, they think only about their voice and nothing else which could be related to the latter. They do not realize that the voice is an essential part of their anatomy and a very important tool for communication (speaking or singing). However, there are by far more benefits (in this case) to non-surgical voice repair then just the voice itself.

Those regular people (non-singers) who have speech problems, usually come to our studio/clinic completely (by my definition) out-of-balance - Mentally, physically, emotionally and, of course, vocally.

They possess a lot of problems and on every conceivable level: 

  • Some have problems with weight - either too skinny or, on the contrary,  with quite excessive body mass.
  • Some of them possess bad habits like smoking, drinking, drug use and other unhealthy addictions.

Needless to say, they are not only physically unfit, but, nevertheless, mentally and emotionally as well.

As I mentioned before in my previous blogs and articles, some of our potential “doomed” clients literally do not understand the parameters of their own bodies. For non-surgical voice repair, as a supplement for the greater healing of the vocal anatomy, I do use natural herbs and remedies; and one of them requires to put some drops in the ears to get rid of excessive mucus from the upper and lower respiratory system. Believe it or not, even my existing clients cannot find their ears without looking in a mirror..?

How pathetic is that?

Pathetic enough to the point that I “lose my own speech” (no pun intended)… LOL!

The above-mentioned people evidently have no interconnection, let alone they possess any “relationship” between their mind, body and therefore… their voice! Needless to say, their motor skills are completely compromised…
Evidently, their minds are not trained (unfortunately from early childhood) to give a command to those aforementioned motor skills to achieve even a very simple drill. The Vocal Science™ Method requires a complete integration and synergy of the mind, body and voice as a final outcome.

Without the above, I would not be able to put the person in needed balance; and thus, will not be able to achieve proper voice support (via the use of the abdominal muscles), structure (which requires a full identification of the vertical and horizontal parameters of one’s body), lift and then placement of the voice in one’s sinus cavities (vocal chambers), and lastly, as a result, the projection of that sound (voice) into the aimed destination.

By the way, with the voice-lift, we are also achieving a non-surgical “face lift”. Over many years of practice, we’ve witnessed (vis our efforts) our clients becoming not only feeling much healthier then before our intervention, but also started to look (and needless to say, sound) much younger.
- Below is an example of the above statement in the form of two testimonials - 



  • “I feel extremely blessed that I found Diana and was able to travel to Newmarket from where I live near Ottawa and experience her techniques.  First we used Diana's vocal science technique and her herbal remedies to work on my speaking voice.  Although this as a significant amount of effort on both our parts, the end result has been a great joy for me!  Friends I have known me since I was a teenager have commented on my voice, which has been repaired to the point that I sound 40 years younger!” - Full version of this text can be found HERE: 
  • “Too Funny – I enrolled about 2 years ago with my banks telephone banking and you can use your voice as your password. It has worked before but now it doesn’t recognize my voice! Will probably have to do a new recording with them :) :)”

However, the above is only possible to be achieved upon design; whereas the mentioned components will be working in complete synchronicity between each other.

Due to the emotional instability of the majority of people with voice problems, their confidence is, understandably, quiet shaken off.

Some of them understand the concept faster then others; some slower…

But a lot of them are scared that they will not be able to learn and achieve what it requires in order to claim their lives back with, nevertheless, the healthy voice and spirit.


My command to them would be:

“Don’t be afraid to open up a new world for yourself!”
“Remember, your voice is your tool for ultimate communication”.

After your voice gets restored, you can also learn how you can use your voice successfully for your personal and business relationships and other needs…

On that note, we would like to introduce you to  a separate, however totally related, voice & communication enhancement course which is called The Total Communicator.


The above-mentioned course is a natural extension of the Non-Surgical Voice Repair course which also applies to singers, as they, as well, should be able to tell their stories through music.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Madness to… Vocal Science?? I Would Not Create It On Purpose Even If I Could.

As technology progresses, unfortunately, human beings are regressing exponentially…

How sad is that? Sad indeed!



In my roaster of clients, I possess (as far as I am concerned) the best clients they could be nowadays…

However, some of them evidently cannot “walk and chew the gum at the same time”!

In order for the Vocal Science™ method and technique to get “implemented into the human being” and make their voices to work upon design and upon “command”, it requires the integration and synergy between various components in order to “instil” a wholesome mechanism in one’s psyche, which would allow the human voice (speaking and singing) to work in its fullest capacity possible and with no pain or strain on the vocal anatomy.

The intellectual understanding of such mechanism and its interconnection with the motor skills, will allow the voice to get in balance; and thus become to work in coordination and in congruency with the person's physical parameters (hight and width). The abdominal muscles also need to be engaged into the equation in order to produce the support for the lift of the sound off of the physical body. With the quick mouth breath intake, the needed air (fuel) will be produced to achieve the flight of the sound (voice) which, nevertheless, will be directed to its aimed destination.

Unfortunately, some of my clients cannot interconnect the needed visualization (of how the sound travels via their height, width and centre of their body’s build) with the motor skills and the air intake, without which, the lift and the flight of the sound is not possible.

Usually, those who are now adults, never participated in any activities when they were children; and that shows instantaneously. Their mind, not ever being trained in anything outside of school curriculums, simply does not give proper command to their motor skills and, in our case, it doesn’t not interconnect with the abdominal muscles and the air which separates the physical body from the sound.

My school is operating now on its 35th year and, unfortunately, I have to state that I never seen so many mentally, emotionally, physically and thus, needless to say, vocally incompetent, people. We all know that once monkeys experienced evolution, they then became human beings. My biggest fear right now is that the opposite effect might take place… I however hope that at least in my lifetime, the latter will not happen…?

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The second part of the equation is when I am receiving e-mails and phone calls from the potential clients…

Toronto Star once written an article about me and my method; and their author stated there that my teaching, and the method itself, is “definitely not for the faint of heart”. I added that the Vocal Science™ method and technique is definitely not for people with a below-average IQ either.

One of my clients from the previous years, who actually was quite profound, said: “Diana… Your method and approach is actually very simple (like everything genius usually is), but definitely not easy at all!”

The above is very true and it, no doubt, has been designed for a regular human being to comprehend.

However, some of the e-mails and phone calls, I should really display to the general public for their reader’s digest and for a humorous break (to spice up their lives a little bit LOL). However, I always say that “it would be funny if it wasn’t so sad…”

Sometimes it makes me wonder what I would do with that person if he/she registered for my course. My future-doomed client would most likely be unable to get the simple understanding of what this quite unique method and technique would involve. Their mental “puzzle” is simply not working - just like a Rubik’s Cube which sometimes is quite difficult to align”. However, for the mentally-fit person, it should be simple to solve.

To give you and example, let’s say I speak about “A.B.C” and presume that the person on the other end is with me on the topic. All of the sudden, that person begins to speak about “X.Y.Z”, which throws me completely off of my presentation topic. After that I desperately try to put my “communicator in question” on the right track… But little bit I’ve known… Now, my partner-in-conversation suddenly begins to speak about “1.2.3”…?

Funny! - you, my reader, may exclaim. Not really… That’s what I call madness.

I do feel very sorry for those “quite-incapacitated” people who cannot sustain a simple conversation and comprehend the gist of it. 

So by that time, there is already not a doubt in my mind, that if they somehow will even end up in my studio, it would be “hell on Earth” for both of us to achieve any tangible results. Unfortunately, it’s getting worse and worse with respect of people’s understanding and comprehension of what’s involved to become a good speaker, singer, or furthermore, to gain back their lost voices. 

In fact, the person’s voice (broken or not) is the least of my concern. The person’s aptitude and attitude is my biggest concern, not to mention their (at least remote) mental and physical fitness, which will contribute a great deal in health and, of course, if needed, restoration of their voice.

To conclude:

I am still trying to be optimistic and am hoping for human being’s progress forward. 

I am hoping that, in some point in time, they will take their eyes and hands off of their computers (looking for instant-gratification) and, like before, will become physically active, acquire a positive attitude as well as trust in proper (manually-induced) education and the legitimate educators for that matter…

The voice, I can definitely access provided that the above- described components are present and when the person, (concerned about their voice), really would want to be helped!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

For The Love of Voice and… Relationships!! - Vocal Science…





We fix not only voices, but we also mend broken hearts, wounded souls & spirits and… nevertheless, relationships! Why relationships, you my reader, may ask?

The answer is, while the voice is getting healthier and thus stronger, the confidence of the sufferer also becomes stronger.  A lot of voice repair cases are emotionally induced and a lot of them are also caused by (supposed-to-be) the closest people they are related to.

How ironic - you may wonder…
Ironic indeed!

On this note, let me tell you my own story: In 1989/1990, my own voice suddenly and, I thought, without any reason, seized.
Naturally, not knowing then what I know now, I was really puzzled as to why something like that would happen to me out of all people?

I knew that I always was promoting a healthy voice; and thus, could not attribute its failure to poor vocal technique, or anything like that.
After long suffering an investigation how to deal with it (via trial and error), I realized that my very unsuccessful and emotionally abusive marriage was actually the prime cause of it.
Given all of the above I finally got introduced to, and educated in, the holistic approach to the human body. 
And, of course, I added to the equation of the latter my already quite extensive knowledge about the voice.

My thyroid had locked on me. In the holistic teaching, the thyroid represents suppressed emotions; and thus, as a consequence, the voice is unable to get through the vocal box and out on the surface in order to produce a sound.
I healed my vocal anatomy with the natural herbs and remedies; and then, of course, applied my already-thriving voice/vocal technique which, in the later days, was named the Vocal Science Method, and then in 2002, it earned its trademark with the Government of Canada.
Interestingly enough that my own relationship with my ex-husband, from that point on, started improving exponentially…?

How so, you may ask?

It took me some time to think about it and I came to the conclusion that the abusive man who I was married to was actually a very weak man.
He was pushing his superiority complex on me, while concurrently creating my inferiority complex. So my spirit was shut down and my stress-level was rising exponentially.

With the latter, my voice had become compromised.

When I regained my voice via the use of my technique and the application of the natural herbal (and some homeopathic) remedies, my confidence was reestablished - I became stronger and “got back on the hoarse”.

Once my “beloved” ex-husband witnessed my newly-found strength, he suddenly became very attentive and even loving again…

However, me by nature, possessing a very analytical mind, had already then the understanding that the men like him are only good when their women are strong and vibrant.

So, God forbid, that the woman they are married to will fall ill or get in an accident, they will be first to leave her and never offer a helping hand.

By the way, presently, I have been working with two women who have almost identical stories as mine.
Both ended up with voice repairs, primarily because of their situations with their husbands. 

I predicted for both of them that once their voices will become healthier and stronger, their confidence will be regained and their hearts and souls will be somewhat mended. 
On that premise, their spouses will run right back to them and even will become (one more time again) romantic, just like before when they were dating them…
However, I also warned them that this effect will only last until the next breakdown (not with voice) but, God forbid, on any other level and with anything else.

Unfortunately, I know it first hand via my own experience and over 43 years of teaching and consulting thousands upon thousands of people.
It may sound negative to you, but with such awareness, it is better to be safe then sorry, shall we say.

However, I wish all of my clients, and all of my potential clients, to enjoy their relationships while they last; but at the same time, I advise everyone to keep their guard up and, needless to say, look after yourself - your heart, your spirit (needless to say, your voice) and your health overall!

My wish for you:
Be good, be healthy and be well!