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Chloe Goodchild The naked voice
Wed 10Mar
Wed 01Dec
Virtual Event

The Singing Field Membership

Facilitator: Chloe Goodchild

Event time: Wed 10th Mar 2021 at 6:30pm - Wed 1st Dec 2021 at 8:00pm

Chloe Goodchild has had a longstanding and well-rooted relationship with Hawkwood for almost three decades. The depth of her work brings an astonishing resonance that fills the grounds of Hawkwood and beyond – more recently with our online programme, beyond all borders and across the whole planet.

It is in this deeply potent time that Chloe has received very clear direction of a new and deeply informed wave of her work with The Naked Voice. To share this with you, Chloe is partnering with Hawkwood to offer you an annual membership beginning this Spring 2021. Moving beyond the music of the everyday, Chloe encourages all to explore the language of the spirit, the language of the soul and more importantly, the language of silence. Creating an ongoing and explorative, collaborative listening field – we invite you to join, with your Living Presence – this Community of Sound.


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Bookings for this membership will close on Friday 30 April – 23:59 BST

Having enjoyed sharing the transformative practices of the human voice for many years. Supported by deep non-judgemental listening, energy movement, and the spoken, silent and sung language of the soul; I am now looking forward to evolving a totally new depth of self-discovery and expression. I would like to start this with you, catalysed by the musical modes, which originated in ancient Greece.

‘What are they?’ you may ask, and ‘Do you need to be “musical” to take this training?’. Not in the conventional sense. You just need to be willing to explore the emotions of your soul in pioneering new ways, as melodies rather than maladies. As musical modes, or sonic pathways rather than emotional ‘moods’. When we express our emotional moods, we make happy or sad sounds.

In this in-depth training you will discover 7 specific musical modes. These ‘sound codes’ whose vibrational patterns open up the music of your soul, empowering you to express your true feelings more consciously. As well as and transforming them into the sounds & songs of your soul. This musical process – from moods into modes – is largely unexplored. Yet in all my experiential research, there is no question how your vocal moods can become homeopathic medicine in alleviating so many things. Such as: negativity, isolation, fear and suffering, liberating old narratives, healing old wounds, and revealing your true voice.

This is both a sacred art form as well as a spiritual practice.

Over the Course of Three Terms, from Spring 2021-2022 we will explore & express the Seven Musical modes. Across the cycle of four seasons of the year, discovering how your voice can awaken a new language of consciousness. Which in turn, liberates your rational mind to serve and inspire your intuitive heart.

Time & Day:  Wednesdays, 6.30-8.00pm – London time

Hawkwood is based in Stroud, UK, London Time zone. If you are joining from a different timezone, please be sure to use a world clock time conversion. 

Term 1

Session 1 Introduction – Sound as the Ground of Consciousness, 10th March
Session 2 Your Moods as Musical Modes, 24th March
Session 3 Introducing the Musical Modes, 7th April   (*please note change to British Summer Time)
Session 4 Innocence and Wonder: The healing Voice of the Ionian Mode, 21st April
Session 5 Practicum Session: The Ionian Mode, 5th May

Term 2

Session 6 Longing to Belong: The Healing Voice of the Aeolian Mode, 2nd June
Session 7 Practicum Session: Aeolian Mode, 16th June
Session 8 Shadow and Light: Healing Voice of the Dorian Mode, 30th June
Session 9 Practicum: Dorian Mode, 14th July

Term 3

Session 10: Dark Luminosity: Healing Voice Phrygian, 8th September
Session 11: Practicum: Phrygian Mode, 22nd September
Session 12: Awakening Compassion:  Healing Voice of the Lydian Mode, 6th October
Session 13: Practicum: Lydian Mode, 20th October
Session 14: Sublime Joy: Healing Voice Mixolydian Mode, 3rd November   (*please note change to Greenwich Mean Time)

Session 15: Practicum Mixolydian Mode, 10th November

Session 16: A Pathless Way: The Healing Voice of the Locrian Mode, 17th November

Session 17: Practicum Locrian Mode, 24th November

Session 18: Homecoming: Celebrating the Community of Sound – Return to Source, 1st December


This course welcomes all, whether you have worked with Chloe before, or not. However, it is not for the faint-hearted. In the months prior to the start of the Course we encourage you to prepare by reading Chloe’s book, and studying her “Your Naked Voice – Transform your Life through the Power of Sound”. As well as studying her Introductory Training which you can access from here.

The Course Sessions above are an outline of the journey that we will take together with the musical modes highlighted in Chloe’s award-winning “Awakening through Sound” audiobook (Sounds True). You will also receive an audio download with practices of each session, enabling you to discover the deeper healing emotional dimensions of your soul. The dimensions will be revealed by each respective musical mode, in greater depth throughout the year long training.


“Penetrates to the bone… Chloë Goodchild’s clarity of tone — both in her music and in her books — penetrates to the bone. I revel in both her songs and words, especially when she surrenders to the mystery of devotion.”
— Gangaji, spiritual teacher and author of Hidden Treasure: Uncovering the Truth in Your Life Story

“A spectacular genius… Chloë’s subtle voice work opens the heart. She is a spectacular genius of this teaching art. She is at the core of a fascinating phenomenon that is allowing individuals to find their truth and freedom through the creative process of voice and sound.”

— Coleman Barks, Author of Rumi: Soul Fury

“A unique and empowering vocal technique… Chloë has perfected a unique and empowering vocal technique accessible to everyone. In all my research with nonviolent and creative communication skills, I have never experienced this ability to effortlessly generate such a range and depth of human feeling and expression with such spontaneity, courage, and compassion. Chloë is dedicated to recovering the wisdom of the human spirit, in a way that is profound and unique for our times.”

— Scilla Elworthy, PhD, Niwano Peace Prize winner, Nobel Peace Prize nominee, and author of Pioneering the Possible

“Chloë Goodchild awakens the pure power of light in the realm of song and chant… Her gentle vocal revelations invite the wisdom of beauty to unfold and awaken our hearts. I cherish her tender guidance in these deep and cheer-filled lessons of song and life.”
— Don Campbell, Author of The Mozart Effect

Advanced Study – In Preparation

We advised participants to have studied at least two background teaching resources for this course, for example, The Naked Voice book. 

Awakening through Sound, Chloe’s seminal teaching audio book (5 CDs) is required study.


Practical Information

The course will be held in real time with the tutor via the Zoom platform. Sign up to this platform is free. You will need a laptop, computer, tablet or a smartphone – with an in-built camera and microphone – and a reliable internet connection. We will provide more information and joining instructions in advance of the first session.

Recordings will be accessible for all participants via Living Presence Mighty Network Platform.

Our pricing explained:
Supported ticket - this is for you if you are currently not able to fully fund your learning at this time. These places are limited and dependent upon "Supported" tickets purchased.
Standard ticket - this is for you if you have financial balance at this time
Sponsor ticket - this is for you if you are financially abundant and wish to kindly support the learning of another
Sponsor Plus ticket - this is for you if you are very financial abundant and wish to kindly support yourself, and the learning of two others

Summerfield Trust Bursary Award
For Gloucestershire Residence who otherwise wouldn't be able to attend due to current financial circumstances, you are invited to apply for a bursary to cover part or full fees of the course. Please do submit your application by 3rd March here:

Chloe Goodchild

Chloe Goodchild

Singing philosopher, author, voice teacher, Chloe Goodchild is founder of The Naked Voice (1990) and its Charitable Foundation (2004).

Chloe is one of the foremost proponents of the voice as a therapeutic instrument for healing spirit, mind and body. The Naked Voice Facilitator Training programme, provides skilled facilitation of the NV practices worldwide. Chloe is a Faculty member and partner of The SHIFT Network, and a Sounds True Author, where her “Awakening through Sound” home-learning audiobook received the USA Sonic Ear Visionary Award. Her seminal book, “The Naked Voice - Transform Your Life though Sound” is available from The Naked Voice (if you live in UK), or online and through her publishers North Atlantic Books, Sounds True audiobooks, music recordings.

Chloe’s most recent innovation is her VOCE Dialogues Podcast Series, where she is forging new, wild and playful ground, exploring the practice of compassion with innovatory teachers, musicians, poets, artists, entrepreneurs, philosophers,and subtle activists. Chloe will be singing and celebrating - 30 years of The Naked Voice - in Concert, at Alternatives London, January 21st 2021.

She has led residential retreats at the Hawkwood College since the 80’s, and looks forward now to facilitating a new evolution of co-creative action with the Hawkwood Community over the coming years.

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