Personal development and Tomatis® Method

Singing voice

It was in accompanying singers that Alfred Tomatis has established that a listening distrust was accompanied by a voice failure. Specifically, he has determined that a voice transmission quality does not only require a good listen to the audio message coming from the outside, but also good self-listening, that is to say the ability to use our own voice as the sound source to analyze and control its accuracy, intensity and quality.

Auto listening can be achieved provided that the perceived sound vibration is correctly regulated by bone conduction which is the sound transmission path through every bone in the body and in particular by the skull. This bone regulation is itself subject to the smooth functioning of two muscles in the middle ear, and whose role is to control and absorb all the vibrations transmitted to the inner ear. Voice audio rehabilitation by electronic ear is specifically to the establishment of a quality control mechanism self. Thus, depending on the problem encountered with the voice, the action of this approach will be targeted on:

  • Lack or loss of the desire to sing
  • Lack of fluency
  • Difficulty in speaking or singing easily, without feeling to push or strain on his voice
  • The lack of expressiveness of voice, default modulation or intonation
  • Lack or imbalance of the stamp producing too low voices, too bright or too nasal
  • The loss of control of the intensity, either by default or by excess
  • Lack of accuracy and precision

Foreign languages

Each language is characterized by a specific rhythm that is necessary to integrate to speak properly. Thus during our childhood, our brain has learned to identify phonetic structures specific to our mother tongue. Conversely, we also learned to overlook the phonetic structures incompatible with our language. In fact, from an early age we learn to encode the pace of our language and thanks to the voice of the mother. This language code will quickly be an impediment to learning a foreign language to the extent that it is different sound patterns of the native language internalized in early childhood.

The Tomatis® Method allows anyone wishing to learn a foreign language, the ability to truly own the rhythm of the language. It is this rhythm that will allow the individual to more easily graft vocabulary, syntax and grammar. A study by seven universities in the framework of a European program proves a halving of the learning time through the Tomatis® Method.

Please note that the Tomatis® Method is an educational approach that cannot be considered as a medical treatment. In cases of serious difficulties, we suggest you use the Tomatis® Method as complementary support to a therapeutic or medical treatment.