Throat Block

If your client has trouble:

      • Marketing their business with all of their weird creative amazingness,

      • Saying no to dreaded family events

      • Or even asking for what they want in bed…

…they might have a throat block.

Maybe when they yelled or giggled loudly as kids, their parents or caregivers withdrew their love and attention, someone yelled back, they got made fun of or physically disciplined.

Your clients learned not to be too loud and the way they physically stopped the natural impulse to yell or laugh loudly was to: hold their breath a little, breath only into their chest or even to tighten their vocal cords as their body went into fight or flight.

This was a protective mechanism that helped them maintain a connection with their parents or caregivers as a child but as an adult it might be holding them back.

The good news is there’s actually 1000 different ways to help begin healing a throat block and you can experiment to figure out what works best for each client.

How to heal:

I’m going to give you a BUNCH of different options :). With each option, ask the client if it feels “good” or “bad”. If it feels good, keep going. If it feels neutral or bad, stop.

If they developed a throat block, it’s likely they weren’t allowed to say no or say when things didn’t feel good, so this might be a huge breakthrough if they tell you something feels neutral or bad.

Ask them to describe what’s happening physically that feels bad or neutral. See if they want to take a break or if they want to try another tool.

Honor what they feel is best, because in that you’re honouring their voice and this is a big part of healing the throat block.

Healing exercises:

      • If your client seems anxious you might want to help them complete the stress cycle. You can have them take some deep breaths or put on a song and dance around. Check what would feel GOOD to their body and do that :).

      • Make a gentle “ahhhh” sound that comes right from their genital/pelvis area. This will help them breathe more deeply and reconnect to their voice.  Check if this feels good. If it does keep going. If it doesn’t take a break.

      • Say “No, no, no, no, no!” See if it feels good. If it feels good, keep going.

      • Say “Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!” See if it feels good. If it feels good, keep going.

      • To take this exercise to the next level, invite your client to stand up and say ‘yes, yes, yes’ or ‘no, no, no’ (whichever one feels better to them!)

      • Invite your client to yawn. Yawning with them can help.

      • Invite your client to sigh. Sighing with them can help.

      • Invite your client to stretch out their mouth and face or massage their jaw, whatever feels good to them.

And most importantly honour their voice. If it doesn’t feel healing, stop. If they LOVE IT, keep going.

And then watch how their relationship to the world changes.

I can tell you love the shit out of your clients cuz you’re still reading. The work you’re doing with them and that you’ll do in the future, is going to make the world a better place!

Keep going,


PS I’m offering a 4 session Somatic Mini Package to coaches, therapists and healers who want to deepen the somatic techniques like:

      • somatic tools for codependence,

      • healing throat blocks,

      • and somatic tools for burnout

It’s a one on one package so it’s custom designed for you and your clients. And you’ll have the opportunity to experience the interventions yourself, which is the most effective way to learn how to do them with your clients. Email me at to learn more about this package.


Author: Bryn Bamber

Career Coach Bryn Bamber helps people like you find a career that’s aligned with your goals. Her Burnout to Brilliance program teaches you how to make small shifts that will free up tons of energy for the things you really love. Start today with your FREE Checklist: Decrease Stress and Get an Hour of Your Day Back! Get it here - Learn more about Bryn & the Burnout to Brilliance program at

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