The VOCE Dialogues - Voices of Compassionate Evolution
An Innovative Podcast Series, 2019
Given the turmoil that humanity faces – individually and collectively – I am inviting some dear friends and teachers in the fields of sound, spirituality and the new sciences, to participate with me in unlocking and activating the tools and skills required for the evolution of courageous and compassionate communication. In the forthcoming podcast series we will explore our diverse artistic disciplines as spiritual practice, highlighting the transformative power of communication on the planet at this critical time.
Listen to The VOCE Dialogues by clicking on any of the above. Go to podcast.chloegoodchild.com to access links to a number of other podcast platforms and more details about each podcast guest.
Chloe Goodchild in conversation with Mark Nepo, discussing how song or poetry can be experienced as a portal into communicating compassionately or consciously; and how it all depends on whether your focus is on ‘impressing’ others, or ‘expressing’ your true self. Mark Nepo moved and inspired readers and seekers all over the world with his #1 New York Times bestseller The Book of Awakening. Beloved as a poet, teacher, and storyteller, Mark has been called "one of the finest spiritual guides of our time,"
Chloe Goodchild in dialogue with bestselling author Mark Matousek, discussing compassionate action, writing as a tool for transformation, the witnessing mind, silence and much more. Mark Matousek is a bestselling author, teacher, and speaker whose work focuses on personal awakening and creative excellence through transformational writing and self-inquiry.
Chloe Goodchild in conversation with voice teacher Jill Purce, discussing compassion, sonorous community and the power of the voice. Jill Purce is recognized internationally as the pioneer of both the sound & the ancestral healing movements. In the 1970’s she introduced the teaching of overtone chanting throughout the world & the spiritual potential of the voice for healing & meditation.
Chloe Goodchild in conversation with writer and director Polly Steele, discussing deep listening, compassionate storytelling, self-enquiry and inherited trauma. Polly Steele is an award winning UK based, independent, film-maker renowned for her ability to tell the most compelling and sensitive stories.
Chloe Goodchild in conversation with author, scholar and mystic Andrew Harvey, discussing the poet Kabir, compassion, the divine child, the current climate crisis and sacred activism. Andrew Harvey is an author, religious scholar and teacher of mystic traditions, known primarily for his popular nonfiction books on spiritual or mystical themes. He is the author of over 30 books, including the latest Turn Me To Gold.
Chloe Goodchild in conversation with Per Bristow, discussing awareness, expression, vulnerability, permission, childhood experiences and many other topics. Per is the creator of The Bristow Voice Method. For more than 15 years this unique method has empowered tens of thousands of singers and speakers from over 132 nations to heal, build and free their voices.
Chloe Goodchild in conversation with Anne Baring, discussing awakening compassion, healing the wounded heart of humanity, the voice and sound. Anne is a Jungian analyst and the author and co-author of seven books. Her work is devoted to the recognition that we live in an ensouled world and to the restoration of the lost sense of communion between us and the invisible dimension of the Cosmos that is the source or ground of all that we call ‘life’.
Chloe Goodchild in conversation with author and psychotherapist Malcolm Stern, discussing eldership, fierce initiation, grief, pilgrimage, human evolution and more. Malcolm has worked as a group and individual psychotherapist for more than 30 years. He is Co-Director and Co-founder of Alternatives at St James’ Church in London and runs groups internationally.
Chloe Goodchild in conversation with Founder of Synchronistory, Alison Goldwyn, discussing resonance, self-enquiry, the emotional climate crisis, duality and much more. Synchronistory represents Alison’s signature venture on the global media frontier. She is currently writing a book about her “odd-yssey” with all the pathos and humor of the global know-mad she’s become.
Chloe Goodchild in conversation with innovator, educator, author & speaker, Matt Hart, discussing eldership, innovation, creativity, BIFKiDS, leadership, ego and much more. Matt is best known for pioneering a new approach for Brand and Fan Innovation - understanding what makes people fans of the world’s leading brand, including BBC, Cisco and Spotify, to American Idol, Warner Music and Unicef. His works now use the Sustainable Development Goals to help make fans of world changing brands.
Chloe Goodchild in conversation with singer, composer, author, storyteller & speaker, Ann Mortifee, discussing compassion, passion, death, grief, presence, singing, voice and much more. Ann is a luminous, multi-faceted performing artist. A singer with a remarkable four-octave range, Ann is a Member of the Order of Canada, the highest honour bestowed on civilians by the Government of Canada.
Chloe Goodchild in conversation with author & teacher, Deb Shapiro, discussing kindness, meditation, emptiness, transmission, service, humour, and much more. Deb is the author of Your Body Speaks Your Mind, and, with her husband Ed, the author of 20 books on mindfulness and meditation, including their latest, The Unexpected Power of Mindfulness & Meditation.
The art of ‘being with’, expressing and sharing generosity and kindness – with yourself and with others – with no attachment to the outcome. Compassion requires us to listen without judgement, to acknowledge and to respond to our own or another’s suffering with an awareness, and a skillful means, not driven by emotional reactivity, and the false motives of separateness or fear. Compassion is a feeling that arises when you feel motivated to relieve suffering. Compassion is not empathy or altruism, though the concepts are related. Being compassionate is not being a doormat, and letting others walk all over you. While empathy refers more generally to our ability to acknowledge painful emotion triggered by suffering of whatever kind, compassion is when those feelings and thoughts include the desire to help / to respond / to transform / to evolve.
Compassionate communication uncovers an all-inclusive way of being, listening and communicating that awakens the intention to inquire, to communicate the truth, to allow diverse possibility, rigorous out-of-the-box questions, and robust outcomes to emerge with courage, honesty, discernment, co-operation, and the grace of humility. A dialogue is like a musical improvisation between two people that invokes a harmonic resonance, that is deeper than an intellectual interview, or a combative debate, both of which are based on an attachment to safe narrative, or a winning outcome. Dialogue gives both voices equal responsibility for travelling somewhere they have never been, and with that the willingness to surrender attachment to already taken-for-granted outcomes. Dialogue invites a compassionate quality of giving and receiving, and evolving new possibilities, sourced from silence and a wisdom that is older and deeper than the polarity of all conflict. Compassionate dialogue leads us home to the source of all true communication – unconditional presence. A compassionate learning and listening environment can generate unique and ground-breaking opportunities for awakening enabling us to integrate our highest aspirations with our grounded purpose on Earth.