Integrating Speech Pathology and NLP for Voice and Self-Concept Transformation in the Trans CommunityFeb 06, 2024
Guest Blog by vocal transition expert: Jordan Majdalani
In the ever-evolving landscape of gender identity and expression, the importance of inclusive and specialized support for the transgender community cannot be
overstated. As a certified speech pathologist deeply committed to this cause, my
work goes beyond the conventional technicalities of voice training. While my
program certainly delves into the intricacies of pitch, resonance, intonation, and
breath support, what sets it apart is the incorporation of mindset work, particularly
through Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP).
My journey into the realm of transgender voice therapy began with a realization –
that achieving a truly authentic voice requires more than just adjusting physical
aspects of speech. It involves addressing the psychological and emotional
components that are often overlooked. This realization led me to become certified in Neurolinguistic Programming, a powerful tool that explores the relationships
between neurological processes, language, and behavioral patterns. This approach enables me to work closely with my clients on dismantling subconscious beliefs and patterns that may be hindering their journey to finding their authentic voice.
One key element of my program is the emphasis on shifting self-concept. Self-
concept refers to the way individuals perceive themselves – their beliefs, attitudes,
and values about who they are. For transgender individuals, cultivating a positive
self-concept is pivotal in navigating the complexities of identity and expression.
Many face internalized judgments and societal pressures, which can create barriers to embracing their most authentic selves. Through NLP techniques, I guide my clients in reframing their self-concept, fostering self-acceptance, and building a positive narrative around their identity.
In my work with the trans community, I';ve witnessed incredible transformations that extend far beyond the realm of voice. Clients often report enhanced confidence, improved mental health, and a profound connection with their true selves. By combining technical expertise in speech pathology with the transformative power of Neurolinguistic Programming, my program seeks to create a supportive and empowering space for individuals to embody their most authentic selves in every aspect of their lives.
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