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content: Voice Dialogue - the Method

During a Voice Dialogue session, the facilitator asks the client to move to a different place and let one, or several, sub-personalities step forward and express themselves fully. The parts that present themselves are not judged in any way. They are not pushed to change their behaviour. Instead they are asked about their characteristics and their roles, in a respectful manner.

Contact is established with both primary and disowned selves. Getting some distance from primary selves allows integration of the respective disowned selves that embody opposite characteristics and energy. The ability to embrace our selves – the inner spectrum of qualities and resources – starts to grow.

After each sub-personality that shows up, the client comes back to the place in the middle, to the Aware Ego. The ultimate aim in Voice Dialogue is an Aware Ego Process, a process of developing an inner middle, a centre of awareness, between the opposites.

An Aware Ego allows us to gain some distance from our sub-personalities and take charge, instead of being pulled between opposing selves. With an Aware Ego, we develop different ways of relating and acquire possibilities of choice.

Developments within Voice Dialogue

Hal and Sidra Stone, as well as many experienced Voice Dialogue facilitators and teachers all over the world, are developing Voice Dialogue further. They are adding new influences, combining Voice Dialogue with other methods, etc. A few developments within Voice Dialogue are listed below. Contact us if you know about others.

  • Dream Work
  • Voice Drama
  • Voice Constellation
  • Voice Dance
  • Body Dialogue
  • BodyMind Dialogue
  • Conscious Body – The Self behind the Symptom
  • Transpersonal Dialogue
  • L'intelligence de Soi

Related Methods

There are facilitation methods that are either based on Voice Dialogue, or that integrate elements of Voice Dialogue. They are different from Voice Dialogue according to Hal and Sidra Stone, in the sense of not having the same core elements and main direction (i.e., not focused on the Aware Ego Process). These methods are contributing to the field of working with sub-personalities.

  • Big Mind Big Heart (Genpo Roshi)
  • IndividualSystemik (Artho & Veeta Wittemann)
  • Voice Dialogue according to Wittemann (see IndividualSystemik, above)

See Books & Media for more information about the method of Voice Dialogue.

See Hal & Sidra Stone for more information about the founders of Voice Dialogue.

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