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Voice Dialogue is an excellent tool to discover the complexity of our personality; to explore, understand and integrate the different aspects of our psyche. We can create more clarity about any issue we are struggling with. This can be an important decision, relationship issues, problems at work, physical symptoms, dreams, spiritual emergencies etc.
After an initial conversation about the particular issue at hand, the facilitator supports the client to get in touch with the different sub-personalities that affect the situation. Each self is approached with mindfulness, non judgement, humour and compassion. Often the more dominant parts are present first, sub-personalities we mainly identify with and have created for protection and control. The facilitator asks the client to find a physical space in the room where that particular part would like to be and then starts an in depth conversation with this self. This allows the client to feel the particular energy directly and become aware of the thoughts, feelings and body symptoms that are specific to this sub-personality.
Other selves are explored in a similar fashion, some are dominant and in charge, others seem lost, judged or suppressed. During the process we keep coming back to the initial place where the client was sitting. In this neutral space they learn to hold the tension of the opposite energies and experience their personality in a much more balanced way. From this awareness centre the client can expand their ability to make conscious choices instead of reacting in automatic and repetitive patterns.
Voice Dialogue offers couples an exciting new way of looking at relationships. Often we are attracted to someone who is very different to us, who carries our opposites. This attraction frequently changes to a negative reaction, we start to polarise and withdraw. The potential of these relationships lie in the opportunity to learn from the other, to become each other's teacher.
During a couple session the facilitator supports each partner to explore the reaction patterns they are involved in, to find the selves that operate in this dance and to create more conscious ways of being together. Learning to communicate from a more aware and centred place each individual can come to a new way of relating .
The difficulties we experience in our work with clients often relate back to our own personality patterns. We especially react to people who carry our opposites and behave in ways we don't understand or judge. Voice Dialogue can support us to become aware of these disowned selves and integrate them, helping us to become more balanced human beings and effective facilitators. Supervision also provides the opportunity to learn new techniques and skills to work in more creative ways.
If a face to face session is not possible, phone consultations provide a viable alternative. These sessions are often surprisingly intimate, profound and effective.
To organise individual and couples sessions please contact Ana Barner at the address below.