Wednesday, July 31, 2019

From New Zealand to Toronto - Adductor Spasmodic Dysphonia Case - Progress Report!

Upon completion of 50 hours of instruction and treatment, we would like to bring to your attention a testimonial, provided to us by Tanya G - Adductor Spasmodic Dysphonia voice disorder sufferer from New Zealand.

This testimonial contains a dialogue between Diana Yampolsky and Tanya.

- Please see below -

Tanya: My name is Tanya G and I had been diagnosed with the Adductor Spasmodic Dysphonia voice disorder. 

I came all the way from New Zealand, which took 26 hours to fly to Toronto. As of today, I had done 50 hours of instruction for my voice recovery and the process of it has been very difficult, to say the least. But I have gotten the “tools” to go home with to work hard and bring my voice to where I want it to be.

Diana: Was it worth the flight? 

Tanya: Yes, it definitely was.

Diana: - However, your expectations were for a full recovery within those 50 hours; as you understand now yourself, it was not possible to achieve the full voice recovery in such a short period of time and within only 10 days.

Tanya: Yes, I understand. It is hard work.

Diana: But with regards to what has been done and to the route we took, can you see the "light at the end of the tunnel”?

Tanya: Yes, I understand that at “the end of the tunnel”, I will be able to recover my voice.

Diana: So, in other words, to be continued as, no doubt, the essential part of laying the foundation for the full voice recovery has been completed. 

In the interim, the next thing to do will be to practice at home with those “tools” (knowledge and experience) you have received during your stay with us.

Nonetheless, if it becomes possible, it would be very beneficial for you to revisit us for part 2 for your more advanced voice instruction and treatment in order to complete your full voice restoration.

Tanya: Thank you, Diana.


Stay tuned for more detailed information which will shed more light on the process of voice recovery for the above-described disorder.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Attention Spasmodic Dysphonia Sufferers: We can assure you that there is hope for a full recovery of your voice - in most cases!

Please read below the synopsis of our present voice repair client and SD sufferer, Tanya G.

We have just received a client suffering from the Spasmodic Dysphonia voice disorder. She came to us (just 4 days ago) from another side of the planet - New Zealand! We’ve learned that it took her over 22 hours to fly to us - to Toronto, Canada.

To date, Tanya, under my thorough guidance, completed 20 hours of a very intense voice instruction coupled with a natural herbal treatment. In my estimate, our client’s Spasmodic Dysphonia disorder originally was determined to be between stage 1 and even possibly 2.

In my previous blog about the same voice matter, I specified that in “my books”, this very nasty voice disorder possesses 4 stages, whereas the stage 3 and 4 could be somewhat treatable, but usually never curable (at least to my knowledge and experience).

Tanya and I are working very hard, executing very detailed instructions (bringing it almost to forensic science)… The process involves a lot of repetition of the new sounds’ formation. First and foremost, we have to knock down all the bad habits and establish new healthy ones. It involves the establishment of certain positions of the mouth, lips and tongue, coupled with the proper posture of the body. The Vocal Science™ method is a unique intellectual and intelligent method of visualization.

I have been using a developed-by-me diagram of the physical sound, which reflects its movement and direction. For greater clarity, I’m also using laser light, showing exactly how the physical sound travels in a circular direction, relatively, prospectively and respectively to the person’s height, weight (body of the sound) and central line of one’s body parameters (nose and bellybutton).

Such unique instruction is coupled with certain body movements to use a body language to put the person in a prime position, utilizing their (so to speak) “instrument”, which allows them to use their intellectual abilities in integration and synergy with motor skills - and thus achieve the aimed destination of the sound, now being harboured in a completely different set of muscles (facial cavities, working in full conjunction and coordination with the abdominal muscles). The latter allows the sufferer’s voice to move freely away from the lower throat position, while concurrently reducing the harmful pressure from their whole vocal anatomy in general.

I could compare Tanya’s case with patients who I attend to in the past and who were recovering from different stages of stroke. Those patients did not have spasms, but their whole speech pattern (almost like Tanya’s) was basically erased in its entirety. So I had to teach them (as well as Tanya) to learn how to speak again with a completely new application of their voice, using a completely new modality of completely new behaviour. The latter (in many aspects of it) falls into the same fashion as Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). Once such an endeavour described above is completed, the new horizons inevitably will be reached.

My book “Vocal Science - Flight to the Universe” teaches how to “fly” anyone’s voice/spirit straight to the Universe - where the sky is, indeed, the limit!

Stay tuned to hear more about Tanya’s progress for the next 30 hours yet to come! We are hoping to produce before-and-after instruction videos and bring it for your viewing. Tanya said that she is, and will be, open for your emails with any relevant questions to be sent directly to her. Meanwhile, she is enjoying the process while both of us, working hard, however smart, on the final goal to achieve the complete recovery of Tanya’s voice.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Voice Repair or Human Being Repair…? That is the Question.

- Holistic approach to a person as a whole -

Case study of our present student of Indian descent.

G.B is our present student - a male of 27 years of age. 5 years ago, he came to Toronto from India to become a student in one of our colleges to take a business program. Prior to that, he attended a college in India (computer engineering) and successfully graduated from both programs - in India and in Toronto, Canada.

You would think, my reader, that with two colleges under his belt, so to speak, he would be now a successful employee or even an employer of any of the companies/businesses of his choice. However, instead of the latter, he ended up being employed here in Toronto as a truck driver…

Why? - you, my reader, may ask. My answer ( given 16 hours of my work with him to date ) would be:
  • Somewhat voice delivery problem,
  • Pretty heavy accent.
  • And, nonetheless… overall insecurity.

Let’s examine why he enrolled in our program which is called “The Total Communicator” with the elements of some voice/confidence repair…

This is, in short, his life story:
Growing up on a farm in India, and now residing in a foreign country completely on his own from the age of 22 to the age of 27, without receiving any help or support from home, also not having a perfect command of English and still possessing quite a heavy accent), made him completely “closed in” and therefore not being talkative at all.

But in spite of the above, this young man came to enrol in our program with his dreams and high goals set for himself.

He revealed to us that he wants to be a business entrepreneur, work for himself and achieve the goals in high-end sales. Being smart and educated, he perfectly understands that without a good voice (the tool for communication), without the modification of his accent, without coming out of his shell and offering his knowledge and skills to the world, he will not go far with his life and his life goals and accomplishments.

Spending with him, so far, 16 hours of instruction (and even during that time, implementing some natural herbal treatment, combined with his diet enhancement and modification), it could not make me any happier witnessing his progress on every level.

I could witness his enjoyment when he hears the difference in his voice ( now supported, structured, placed and projected ), and also when he is experiencing the difference overall in his health, in his spirit, in his emotions and in his physical makeup.

I just found out yesterday that he hired himself a personal trainer to build his body, as I am already building his mind, spirit and voice.

In Russian culture, we have a saying:
In a healthy body lives a healthy spirit.

You, my reader, already know my philosophy from my previous publications.

I have always said - and I still say it now:
The voice is your spirit!

Within the healing process, which I offer to my clients, I make sure that I lift their spirit (voice) and, nonetheless, make it “fly” away from the physical body and straight to the universe… I guess it is no wonder that my book is called “Vocal Science - Flight to the Universe”.

So this young man/student of mine is on his way to much more happiness (and thus the accomplishments of his personal goals and achievements) than he ever experienced in his lifetime.

By the time we end our 30-hour course (in this case, not only the voice but a human being transformation) I can envision that his voice/spirit, will be soaring to the Universe - where the sky is the limit!

At The Royans Professional Vocal School and The Royans Institute for Non-Surgical Voice Repair, we offer transformations on every level - UNLIMITED!!