I teach individual lessons and give talks and workshops
about natural vision work. In a lesson, the gentle relaxation
and movement techniques are tailored to the needs of the
individual. This is the best way to learn the methods and apply
them successfully. Workshops and talks are a good way to
find out the basics and explore practice in a group.
Introduction to Holistic Vision Education
16/17th April 2016
21/22nd May 2016
A 2 day workshop exploring eyesight as an integral part of the whole
person for people who work with people as therapists, teachers and
creative inspirers, e.g. health and arts practitioners, counsellors,
yoga teachers and more.
More information available here
Led by Aileen Whiteford and Anna Bambridge
Voicing Our Vision
clarity through relaxation
Thursday 29th October 2009
International Conference for Holistic Vision, Spa, Belgium
A powerful self-development workshop and presentation using relaxation, awareness, movement and voice.
We believe in the power of people's natural vision
and voice to inform and guide their physical,
emotional and spiritual journey. Exploring vision
through the voice can free blockages and encourage
personal exploration and growth. We work from the
principle that relaxation and expression bring with
them aliveness, healing and a spiritual beauty
instantly recognisable to those experiencing and
witnessing it. Our hopes for the work is that it will
help people to heal hurts, fulfil potential, grieve
losses, celebrate joy, express individuality and to
share as a group.
In April 2008, 6 natural vision teachers (all recent
graduates from the College of Vision Education)
came together in Glasgow, Scotland for 2 days of
sharing and learning which was fun, sad, profound,
energising, clarifying and inspiring.
One of our sessions was led by Susan Worsfold.
We were guided through breathing, relaxation,
movement, singing and speaking. Our awareness
of ourselves and the world around us was
expanded and many of us were surprised at the
power of our voices and our ability to express
ourselves when our attention was brought to our
voice. Some of us also experienced clear flashes of
vision whilst doing the work. A very enlivening and
inspiring workshop. After the success of this
workshop, Anna and Susan continued their
research work together to learn more about each
others work and to deepen their collaboration.
'I was astounded at the power of the voice and breathing in shifting emotion.'
'I found the voice I always knew I had.'
'Amazing to experience the energy of someone's voice being expressed clearly. It
helped bring me into focus.'
- comments from participants at a previous workshop.
Susan's training is with the Voice Studio International and the
techniques she uses explore all aspects of voice with an emphasis
on relaxation. Anna Bambridge trained in the Bates Method of Vision
Education. In describing the voice work there is the concept of being
in the very centre of the sound with all the surrounding resonance.
There is a parallel between this idea and that of central fixation of
vision where there is a centre point of clear detail within the
surrounding peripheral field. For full clear and relaxed use of the
voice and the vision both the centre, the surround and the balance
between them are crucial.
This workshop will give participants first hand experience of working with their
voices in a therapeutic and supportive setting. While using the voice
techniques awareness of vision and overall energy will be important. The
workshop will start with a physical relaxation warm up and group introduction
to moving and energy before continuing onto the detailed exploration of each
person's own unique voice with the emphasis always on release. While
exploring the voice because of the holistic nature of life, the person’s unique
vision can also be explored.
This work has many applications. For an individual who feels stuck on his or
her vision journey this technique can offer a radical release with a shift of
emphasis away from the eyes and towards the whole person. It adds useful
metaphors into the vision healing conversation and helps people have the
confidence and ability to communicate their experiences thus helping to tell
more people about the potential of holistic vision healing.
||Susan Worsfold is an
actress and voice coach. She trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama
and in The Voice Studio International voice technique.
||Anna Bambridge is a holistic vision teacher. She trained
at the London based College of Vision Education (Bates Method).