WEBINAR | Mindfulness for People with Voice Disorders: Research and Resources
REGISTER HEREDate | Wednesday, December 13, 2023 Time | 4:30 PM ET (Please adjust to your time zone accordingly) Join us for an educational
Date | Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Time | 4:30 PM ET (Please adjust to your time zone accordingly)
Join us for an educational webinar on Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 4:30 PM EDT presented by Dysphonia International.
Join us for the next educational webinar. Catherine K. Brown is a mindfulness and singing teacher with vocal fold paresis. She is the first person to study the effects of an 8-week mindfulness course in people with voice disorders. In this webinar, she will summarize her research findings and lead participants in some of the mindfulness exercises used in her groundbreaking study. The webinar will be recorded for later viewing.
Can’t make it to the live session? No worries, the webinar will be recorded for later viewing.
ABOUT OUR PRESENTER
About Catherine Brown
Catherine K. Brown is an adjunct voice instructor at Immaculata University and a private voice teacher in Downingtown, PA. During her graduate studies at West Chester University, she researched the effects of mindfulness in people with voice disorders. She presented the study results at the Voice Foundation’s Annual Symposium in 2023, and the corresponding article has been accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed Journal of Voice. She presented a workshop, “Mindfulness Exercises for Use in the Voice Therapy or Pedagogy Settings,” at the 2023 Pan-American Vocology Association (PAVA) Symposium with Julia Gerhard, DMA, CCC-SLP of the University of Miami. In March 2024, Ms. Brown will present a workshop on mindfulness for singers at the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Eastern Regional Conference at West Chester University. She is currently collaborating with the University of Miami’s voice center on several research projects related to voice and mindfulness.
Ms. Brown’s singing voice students have been accepted to top performing arts colleges including American Musical and Dramatic Academy (NYC), Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Manhattan School of Music, Marymount Manhattan College, New York University (Tisch School of the Arts and Steinhardt School), Pace University, Point Park University, and Temple University. Her students have performed with professional theaters including Walnut Street Theatre, Bucks County Playhouse, Fulton Theatre, Media Theatre, Resident Theatre Company, and Candlelight Theatre.
Ms. Brown is a member of the Voice Foundation, the National Association of Teachers of Singing, and the Pan-American Vocology Association (associate member). She holds a Bachelor of Arts in music and German from St. Olaf College and a Graduate Certificate in applied mindfulness from West Chester University.
(Wednesday) 4:30 pm ET
Online | Zoom
Daniel Lee Bray
ALIVE FOREVER MORE
August 24, 1984 – December 20, 2020 (36 years old)
Daniel was a son, brother, animal lover, artist, animator, poet, rapper, musician and extraordinary soul who was filled with extraordinary faith while conquering enormous challenges after being diagnosed with Spasmodic Dysphonia at 19 years old. His story is a story of triumph, victory, courage and understanding. Daniel left many life lessons and through his experience on earth he will continue to touch lives inspiring us all to be more aware and to build more awareness of what brought him home. Daniel is a warrior and his inspiration that has been collected by his family will be used to bring hope and to change the world!
“We don’t yet see things clearly. We are squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing Him directly just as He knows us!”
— 1 Corinthians 13:12
We Love You Always Dan!
ABOUT THE NSDA
- The National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association is dedicated to improving the lives of people with spasmodic dysphonia and related voice conditions through research, education, awareness and support.
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