Breathing Coordination is the name given to theway the respiratory system is designed to function at maximum efficiency with minimum effort.
Developed by Carl Stough, Breathing Coordination is the result of years of medical research by Carl Stough, and elaborated upon by advanced researchers in the international respiratory field. The diaphragm, the foundation of the entire respiratory system, is the largest muscle-organ in the body and works to achieve a maximum exhale. Healthy diaphragmatic movement in breathing is needed for maintaining a low residual volume of carbon dioxide in the lungs.
Other main systems of the body like the circulatory and nervous systems are deeply affected by breath-work. Carl Stough discovered that when the voice is used to create the sound of overtones, the diaphrahm can be redeveloped to work properly, as it was designed.
Working with the voice and with hands on support and education, one can develop the capacity to breathe fully and freely.
As a professional jazz singer, Elizabeth knew of Carl Stough's elegant and masterful way of developing the diaphram to reclaim it's original flexibility and strength.
After studying intensively with him for years, Carl Stough, who had previously never trained practitioners, asked Elizabeth to teach his work.
Somatic Voicework - the LoVetri Method, is another way of working professionally with voice. Elizabeth teaches all levels of Somatic Voicework, and brings her knowledge and experience as a professional jazz singer to working with the voice in Body-Oriented Psychotherapy.