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One of the main objectives of this inaugural course was to help the participant gain an understanding on how the development of the human vocal tract resonance and articulation of speech is influenced by air pressure, and controlled through entrained exhalatory patterned function. Patterned exhalatory function, or voice, is most influenced by the position of the larynx, the trachea, and the esophagus, and through the available freedom the hypopharyngeal region of the neck offers.
Over adduction of the vocal cords severely impedes normal modes of vocal cord vibration and accentuates cervical tension from the accessory muscles of respiration, from the “lifting” muscles of the larynx and neck, and smooth muscles of the airway. Two of the most visible outward signs of over adduction of the vocal cords, is a prominent right sternocleidomastoid (extended, posteriorly rotated, and internally rotated right temporal bone) and a protruding left ear (flexed, anteriorly rotated, and externally rotated left temporal bone).
These two outward signs reflect the ongoing entrainment of deteriorative phonatory pitch effort (more than likely from the left temporal orientation) and disturbing auditory high pitch continuum (more than likely from the right temporal bone orientation). This intrinsic stricture, influencing both how we speak and hear ourselves speak, is the reflection of air pressure production, that is incapable of unrestricting temporal resonance entrained patterned function, that we have become accustomed to and rely on for identification of who we are as a physiologic, psychologic, and physical machine.
I feel honored to have had the emphatic opportunity to present to so many PRTs and PRCs. Thank you for showing interest and for your attendance.
Out of all the courses that I have written, out of all of the objectives in those courses that have been written and out of all the corollaries made, I feel so grateful to have had this opportunity to share this written work, for the first time. One of the most important attributes, that reflect most my course and objective effort, is that ‘brainwave entrainment revolves around patterned exhalatory function’, and this course allowed me to emphasis this concept through a review of research and literature from the world of “voice”, through a reflection of this Institute’s respect for pressure management, and through a strong case presentation.
I especially want to thank Ruth Hennessy, Hennessy Breath and BodyWork, and Ann Marie Pollard, Voice Realized, for sharing their insights and thoughts on subject matter that is dear to their heart and soul. They helped me discuss the role of the hypopharynx, that is not often associated with the inhibition effort of a right femoral adductor magnus, right internal and external obliques, left gluteus maximus, left psoas major, left pectoralis major, left anterior temporalis, and most important a right sternocleidomastoid muscle.
So much of my clinical and academic life has been centered around our need to express, explain, and explode alternation, through the regulation of intrinsic, biased patterned pressure, for the improvement of outward, unbiased positional performance. Our exploration in and of life depends on the re-reference and re-interference, offered through this plosive vocal ‘sounding’ and explosive plantar ‘pounding’.