About Voice Dialogue

Do you ever talk to your self?

Have you ever heard yourself say something like: A part of me really feels uncomfortable when I'm around certain people. Another part of me doesn't want to say anything in case I upset them. And yet another part of me thinks I'm stupid for letting them get to me at all!

Sidra, John & Hal

Listen to people talking on the radio or TV and you will often hear them using expressions such as: “A part of me”, “I push myself”, “I’m in two minds”. Ads are constantly encouraging us to develop our inner Warriors, Lovers, Geeks, Adventurers - and more! In each of these words and phrases there is an implicit acceptance that we are all made up of many different parts or “selves.”

In the late 1970's, ground-breaking therapists, Drs. Hal & Sidra Stone, developed an amazing and highly transformational approach to personal growth called Voice Dialogue. This safe and simple process enables you to tune in to your different selves and allow their voices to be heard more clearly and distinctly.

Being able to listen objectively to parts of you like your Pusher (that continually drives you to achieve and accomplish), your Pleaser (that wants you to be nice to others all the time), or your Inner Critic (that reprimands you for every mistake you make) gives you the freedom to choose whether to act on their imperatives or not.


 

Some of the Benefits

  • Deepen connections with family and friends
  • Express yourselves more freely in intimate relationships
  • Break repetitive patterns of self-sabotaging behaviour
  • Reduce stress by taking care of underlying vulnerabilities
  • Access hidden resources of energy and creativity
  • Respond more sensitively to your body’s needs
  • Befriend you inner critic and enhance self-esteem
  • Handle change in life without being knocked off balance
  • Get the most out of life by knowing your “selves” better