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How to Deepen Your Voice (For Women)

If you are a woman with a high-pitched, breathy voice you may find that people do not take you seriously. By changing the way you breathe and doing deep voice exercises you can make your voice deeper over time.

It takes a lot of work and effort to change the pitch of your voice to make it deeper. It cannot happen straight away as there are mental and physical blocks preventing you from being able to talk differently. You do not at the moment feel comfortable taking charge in situations, which can be heard in your voice. It is only when you begin to feel differently about yourself and make an effort to face your blocks relating to personal power that you can change the way your voice sounds. You will find that as you deepen your voice over time, you also become more self-assertive and confident. This happens because the blocks you are dealing with are always perfectly mirrored in the mind and body. In other words, the way you speak is a perfect reflection of how you feel about yourself. If you want to get a deep voice, you must start to feel differently about yourself also.

By learning to breathe differently you can change the pitch of your voice. To get your deepest natural speaking voice requires that you shift from shallow breathing to deep breathing into your diaphragm. You cannot do this right away because your body does not how to do it. It is something that you learn to do slowly and surely. In the same way that most adults cannot do the splits – you must train yourself to do it gradually.

How to Do Deep Breathing

1. Start by sitting or standing with good posture, which means that your shoulders are back and down. Make an effort to hold your shoulders in this position as you do the breathing exercise.

2. Breathe deeply into your diaphragm. You know you are doing it right when you take a deep breath but your shoulders hardly move. All the work to breathe is happening much lower down in the body as the diaphragm expands and contracts – first by expanding down towards the belly as you inhale, then relaxing as air is exhaled. When you are doing this right you can feel a downwards/upwards movement that stretches you length ways along the body (in contrast to the inwards/outwards movement of the gut). For best results you should aim to do deep breathing into your diaphragm for 20 minutes each day, as if it were a meditation.

Slow Thinkers VS Fast Thinkers

Some people know a lot of words but they can never remember them when they need to use them. These people have a very wide passive vocabulary. That means that they know a lot of words, but cannot find them quickly.

The reason that I think this happens is to do with the different ways our brains are programmed. Some people have very wide vocabularies – they know a lot of words and they are sharp enough to remember them quickly. These people would be great contestants on quiz shows.

Not everyone thinks in the same way. In the quiz show analogy, some people watch the quiz and know the answer, but they can never remember the answer quickly enough. These people are much slower thinkers. The information is in their brain somewhere, however it takes much longer to find it.

I am a slow thinker and I have not found a way to change this. This seems to be just the way my brain is wired. This is a quality associated with introverted personalities.

In terms of learning a language, you don’t really need to worry about not being able to remember words. What you need to do is have a strategy for when you can’t remember words. Here’s what you can do. When you can’t remember the word just say, ‘that thing,’ and point at the thing you can’t remember the name of.

You can also say a phrase like, ‘What’s it called?’ to show that you can’t remember the word. The person you are talking to will probably know what you mean even without you saying the word.

You don’t need to know the name of every random object in the world. It takes a lot of energy to learn words. I don’t think it’s worth using lots of energy to learn lots of words you are unlikely to ever use in speech.

If you find yourself stressed when you can’t remember a word, just relax. This shows you that the word is not yet part of your active vocabulary. You haven’t used it enough times for it to stick in your brain so that you always remember it when you need it. Keep your active vocabulary small if you can’t remember words and don’t feel bad about that – these are the words that are most useful for you to know.