Owner of the Voice Care Centre in London’s West End, Stephen King drops into The Singing Teachers’ Talk Show to chat with Alexa about all things Harry Potter, pasta, and what on earth The Bio-Psycho-Social Model actually is. 

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • We all understand cause and effect, but when we can’t find the cause, we have to go back to the drawing board. The Bio-Psycho-Social Model is a three-part Venn diagram that looks at the biological, psychological, and sociological aspects that can contribute to the cause-and-effect equation.
  • As a coach one of the most important thing you can do it listen, in this instance not to the voice, but to what they’re saying. Actively listen to your student and you may find out other causes that are affecting their voice and vocal performance.
  • The core of what a coach is, is just being with someone while they discover who they are through an activity. Your role is to care, listen really well and help them discover that.
  • One of the critiques of The Bio-Psycho-Social Model is that it is too passive. If you’re spending your whole time listening, you’re not actually guiding.

BEST MOMENTS

‘Voice pedagogy is a social science’

‘Just listening well could be the start to that’

‘No one should live without a voice’

SHOW RESOURCES

George Engel and the BioPsychoSocial Model

Robert Sussuma: http://www.robertsussuma.com/

Carl Rogers and Person Centred Therapy

Dr Jenevora Williams: https://jenevorawilliams.com/

Brenda Shankey: https://www.brendashankey.net/

Chloe Spencer (no electronic link)

Lydia Flock: https://www.flockstars.com

Duncan Rock: https://duncanrocknutrition.com/

Lydia Hart: @lydiahartvoice

Lauren Smallwood: @SLT_LaurenS

Declan Costello: @Voicedoctor_uk

Line Hilton: http://www.linehilton.com/

The work of the late Meribeth Dayme; listen to our podcast interview here:

Fundamental Anatomy Course: https://vocalhealth.co.uk/product/fundamental-anatomy/

ABOUT THE GUEST

Voice users from all over the world trust Stephen with their vocal recovery and rehabilitation. He has personally worked with Hollywood A-listers right through to World Champion Beatboxers, and owns the multidisciplinary VOICE CARE CENTRE in London’s West End.

Passionate about professional development, Stephen has acquired a breadth of knowledge from his qualifications in Advanced Clinical Massage, Medical Acupuncture, Manual Maxillofacial Therapy, Spinal Manipulation, Anatomy (including human dissection) and Voice Pedagogy, and is now continuing his studies into Psychotherapy.

As an advocate of health and wellbeing, Stephen co-founded the not-for-profit Vocal Health Education, seeking to educate every single voice user around the world on the subject of Vocal Health with the pioneering; Vocal Health First Aid. As a teacher and educator across the world, Stephen can be found seeking out beautiful natural vistas whilst running (normally barefoot on a beach!)

Website: https://voicecarecentre.co.uk/   https://vocalhealth.co.uk/

Social Media: @voicecarecentre @thevocalhealth

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