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Emotions define your internal reality and influence the external one of the others.

Expressing emotions

Experience emotions

Emotion is a psycho-physical momentary state running parallel with the physiological reactions of a person. This means that it is not a mental state: you cannot imagine experiencing pleasure in order to trigger the biochemical reactions of that instant, but you need to really experience it. Therefore, it follows that you cannot express with your own voice an emotion that you are afraid to try for yourself.

The voice must be able to provoke the listener to have the same emotions as the person speaking, while remaining incredibly clear and therefore understandable to everyone. This is a key point of the Inborn Voice method. You cannot convince anyone to be enthusiastic if you do not feel positive emotions first hand, like a singer cannot convince anyone of deep suffering if, in reality, the singer feels a different emotion.

The increased muscle tension caused by fear of feeling emotional inhibits vocal expressiveness. When it comes to the voice, one of the first barriers to be removed is your own shyness, because it inhibits the naturalness of the body. This does not mean changing your personality, but learning that in the reality of everyday life, we choose when to be shy and how much to be shy: no one is shy in every moment of their life, but only during those in which they choose to be.

Shyness is a state of mind, it is not something real. This cannot be overcome until it is talked about or unless continuing to overcome it, but only with willpower.

Expressing emotions

I often hear people misusing the concept of "voice colors".

Let's take an example that is easily understandable to all. The color is that which is linked to the emotion which is being received, whether it be from music or voice, it does not matter about the convention being used. Let's imagine a person whose face is "dark". Using our experience, we are able to visualize anything turn from being sad to angry. None of us will think of a smiling or joyful face. Why do I hear more and more the comparison between the term "dark voice" and smiling faces? It is clear that there is an imbalance between reality, the meaning of the words and the opinion that the people have for good.

On the other hand, it is impossible to think of expressing an emotion that we are not capable of experiencing first hand because of the fictions that we have built around it.

Regaining possession of their own voice, the person will tend to get naturally rid of pieces of the mask that has built up in order to present to others what they believe to be the best, regaining possession of your inner self, leaving behind all unconscious fears that affect expressiveness, returning to their innate voice.