The VOCE Dialogues - Voices of Compassionate Evolution
An Innovative Podcast Series
Given the turmoil that humanity faces – individually and collectively – I have invited some dear friends and teachers, pioneers in the fields of sound, spirituality and the new sciences, to participate with me in sharing user friendly tools and skills that inspire courageous conversations and unconditional presence. This podcast series highlights the imperative call for compassion to transform all life on the planet at this unprecedented 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.
Chloë 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,"
Chloë 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.
Chloë 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.
Chloë 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.
Chloë 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.
Chloë 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.
Chloë 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’.
Chloë 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.
Chloë 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.
Chloë 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.
Chloë 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.
Chloë 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.
Chloë in conversation with author & teacher, Ed Shapiro, discussing meditation, mindfulness, stress, breathing, laughter and much more. Ed and his wife Deb are the bestselling authors of 20 books on mindfulness, meditation, and the bodymind relationship, including The Art of Mindful Relaxation, Your Body Speaks Your Mind, and their latest, The Unexpected Power of Mindfulness & Meditation.
Chloë in conversation with Phil Borges, discussing curiosity, connection and disconnection, consciousness, psychosis, deep listening and much more. For over 25 years Phil Borges has been documenting indigenous and tribal cultures. Phil’s recent project, Crazywise, explores cultural differences with respect to consciousness, mental illness and the relevance of Shamanic traditional practices and beliefs to those of us living in the modern world.
Chloë in conversation with Barbara Borden, discussing compassion, drumming, vibration, pulse, improvisation and much more. Barbara is dedicated to keeping the heartbeat of joy, compassion, and creativity alive. She continues to be deeply moved by the powerful nature of drumming with its universal language that unifies, inspires, soothes and enlivens individuals and diverse groups of people around the globe.
Chloë in conversation with Christine Stevens, discussing compassion, drumming, oneness, peace building, transformation and much more. Christine holds masters degrees in both social work and music therapy. She is author of Music Medicine, The Healing Drum Kit and The Art and Heart of Drum Circles. Christine has worked with many Fortune 500 companies, survivors of Katrina, students at Ground Zero and most recently, led the first drum circle training in a war-zone in northern Iraq.
Chloë in conversation with Tania de Jong, discussing compassion, inclusion, mental health, silenced voices, separation and oneness, isolation and solitude. Tania de Jong is a trail-blazing Australian soprano, global speaker, award-winning social entrepreneur, creative innovation catalyst and spiritual journey woman. Tania is one of Australia’s most successful female entrepreneurs and has released eleven Albums and her TED Talk How Singing Together Changes The Brain sparked international interest.
Chloë in conversation Stewart Pearce, discussing compassion, voice, embodiment, Diana, Princess of Wales, the Sacred Feminine and much more. Stewart Pearce is a revered Global Voice Coach who has worked with change-makers and celebrities for forty years. Stewart’s latest publication is Diana: The Voice of Change – which expresses entirely new revelations about Diana, Princess of Wales, with whom he worked extensively.
Chloë in conversation with Gary Malkin, discussing compassion, music, Graceful Passages, vibrational intelligence, listening, connection and much more. Gary is an Emmy Award-winning composer, performer, public speaker and music and health innovator who empowers the world to embrace musical strategies as catalysts for health, wellness, and a connection to what matters most. Gary has kindly gifted some music referred to in this podcast. It can be accessed here.
Chloë in conversation with Judith Blackstone, discussing compassion, dance, healing, consciousness and much more. Judith Blackstone is the founder of the Realization Process, a method of embodied psychological and relational healing and nondual spiritual awakening. Judith teaches the Realization Process world-wide and online. She is the author of several books, including Trauma and the Unbound Body: the Healing Power of Fundamental Consciousness and Belonging Here.
Chloë in conversation with Michael Braudy, discussing compassion, teaching, silence, music and much more. Michael Braudy, a violinist in Western, North Indian and Celtic music, gives Sound and Health through Music workshops, which use the silence between musical experiences as the way to greater awareness of the body, emotions and mind. He has recorded in India a series of Indian ragas for health CDs including Sumanas (Ragas for the Heart), Vriddhi and Awakening Peace.
Chloë Goodchild in conversation with James D'Angelo, discussing compassion, music, Sufi turning and movement, attachment and detachment, sound and silence, and much more. A published composer, D’Angelo has written over sixty songs, various chamber pieces, much choral music and organ and piano works. He is a leading figure in the field of therapeutic vocal sound and the author of The Healing Power of the Human Voice and Seed Sounds for Tuning the Chakras.
Chloë Goodchild in conversation with Miranda Macpherson, discussing compassion, suffering, love, non-duality, being, and much more. Unapologetically feminine, joyful and down-to-earth in her way of being she’s internationally recognized for her depth of presence and her refined capacity as a guide into direct experience of the Sacred. She is the author of The Way of Grace: The Transforming Power of Ego Relaxation, Boundless Love, and Meditations on Boundless Love.
Chloë Goodchild in conversation with David Lorimer, discussing compassion, love, movement, intuition, and humility. David is a Founder of Character Education Scotland, Programme Director of the Scientific and Medical Network and former President of Wrekin Trust and the Swedenborg Society. He is the author and editor of over a dozen books, including Radical Prince, about the Prince of Wales. He is also Chair of the Galileo Commission which seeks to widen science beyond a materialistic world view.
Chloë Goodchild in conversation with Robina Courtin, discussing compassion, energy, mantra, sound, Buddhism, HH the Dalai Lama, and consciousness. Robina has worked with the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition, a worldwide network of Tibetan Buddhist activities of her teachers, Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinopche. She has served as editorial director of Wisdom Publications, editor of Mandala magazine, and as a touring teacher of Buddhism.
Chloë Goodchild in conversation with Glenn Aparicio Parry, discussing compassion, wisdom, nature, conservation, and colonisation. Glenn is the author of the Nautilus award-winning book, Original Thinking: A Radical Revisioning of Time, Humanity, and Nature, and an educator, ecopsychologist, and political philosopher whose passion is to reform thinking and society into a coherent, cohesive, whole.
Chloë Goodchild in conversation with Anneloes Smitsman, discussing compassion, nature, music, wisdom traditions, matter and consciousness. Anneloes is Founder and CEO of EARTHwise Centre, and author of the Amazon Bestseller Love Letters from Mother Earth – The Promise of a New Beginning. She is the lead architect of the EARTHwise Tipping Point System, and a powerful teacher of Evolutionary Leadership and Transformational Change.
Chloë Goodchild in conversation with Oriane Lee Johnston, discussing compassion, nature, horses, tarot, equanimity and practice. Oriane Lee is an educator, writer and mentor, her lifework weaves strands of Contemplative Practice, Healing-with-Horses, Wisdom of the Tarot and the Art of Spiritual Guidance, and for the past ten years, exploring the spiritual eco-system of Africa in Zimbabwe. She recently completed a book project, a memoir called The Geography of Belonging: A Love Story in Africa.
Chloë Goodchild in conversation with Daniel Barber, discussing compassion, improvisation, healing, performance, sound and more. Daniel led a wedding/dance band, performed with Asheville Playback Theatre, and has been a social worker, social scientist, video producer & political activist. In his work at I Am Sound, he helps people who are feeling stuck, out of tune and uncertain to inhabit their authentic creative selves on piano and elsewhere in their lives in the midst of whatever is going on around them.
Chloë Goodchild in conversation with Julian Treasure, discussing listening, hearing, sound, voice, and becoming conscious, Julian Treasure is a leading figure in audio branding. Chairman of The Sound Agency, author of the book Sound Business and a highly-rated international public speaker on the effective use of sound in business, his five TED.com talks have been viewed over 100 million times, and his latest is in the top 10 TED talks of all time.
Chloë Goodchild in conversation with Jenni Roditi, discussing compassion, music, voice, improvisation, composition, and much more. Jenni is a composer in the avant-garde, minimalist, world, and free improvisation-influenced styles and has recently also become deeply connected to her Sephardic blood roots as a vocal improviser. Her output as a composer includes two full length chamber operas, both performed by the Lontano Ensemble: The Descent of Inanna (1992) and Siddhartha, Spirit Child (2001).
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.
Compassionate communication invites an all-inclusive and humble way of listening and communicating that generates conscious caring relationships and ground-breaking opportunities to integrate our highest aspirations with our grounded purpose on Earth.