Voice Dialogue

Engaging All Facets of Character

Within each of us, there are various characters, various sub-personalities. Some of these we welcome, some we deny and reject. Some we know, others are entirely unknown.

Voice Dialogue encourages the individual to meet and integrate hitherto denied or unknown aspects of themselves. There is an art to this process. The facilitator needs to recognise and move the individual in and out of the various characters that populate their psyche.

The first character we must sit with and engage, is the most dominant character, the one which constitutes the bulk of a person’s consciousness and thinking. This first character must be met to the point where it will have fully expressed itself, saying all that it has to say.

Given that this character dominates, there is little to learn. What is important, however, is that it has been heard. Having been heard, it will now sit back and allow another character to come forward without interruption. This second character may also be recognised, just not accepted. A full meeting with the second character clears the way for a third character o come forward, and so on. The third character may be only vaguely familiar. What it has to say is often surprising. Subsequent characters are those who have remained hidden. At this level, we encounter aspects of ourselves that have been lost and forgotten or have yet to be discovered.

The various characters in one individual may be in agreement or conflict. Each will have its allies and enemies and will think of itself as correct. Having met the various characters, the individual is invited to reconcile their differences. Voice Dialogue allows the individual to tap a broader set of energies in themselves.

 

Class Description

Classes and Seminars in Voice Dialogue involve working with the group or in pairs. Participants are invited to play the role of either the subject or the facilitator.