Facilitator Training


This experiential and process-oriented training is for therapists, counsellors, coaches, health care practitioners and anyone working in the area of personal growth and development. It provides a comprehensive grounding in the theory and practice of Voice Dialogue, The Psychology of Selves and the Aware Ego Process. At the end of the training participants will have a powerful new tool that will complement their practice and enhance their ability to help clients achieve more balance in their lives.

  • Short talks and presentations by the trainers
  • Demonstration sessions
  • Written, video and audio material
  • Group and individual exercises and practices
  • Q & A debriefing sessions
  • Supervised facilitation
  • Private sessions (face to face or via Zoom/Skype)


The training includes 4 workshops totaling 11 days spaced over 9 months. Each workshop will focus on the theory and practice of Voice Dialogue and its application to a range of client issues.

In addition, over the course of the training, participants will receive a total of 6 personal 90-minute facilitations from the trainer (face to face or via Zoom/Skype), and will be expected to complete a minimum of 20 practice sessions.

There will be required reading, viewing and listening throughout the program.


Workshop 1:  The Basics (2 days)

  • Theoretical background to Voice Dialogue
  • Origin and function of Primary selves
  • Becoming conscious of Disowned selves
  • Introduction to the Aware Ego Process
  • Demonstration and practice of basic facilitation skills
  • Supervised facilitation
  • Personal feedback

Workshop 2:  Voice Dialogue and Relationships (3 days)

  • The dance of selves in relationship
  • Positive and negative bonding patterns
  • The three aspects of conflict
  • Handling underlying vulnerabilities
  • The influence of family dynamics
  • The role of the Inner Patriarch and Matriarch
  • Introduction to energetics
  • Centering and grounding techniques
  • Mapping the selves
  • Supervised facilitation
  • Personal feedback

Workshop 3:  The Inner Critic, Dreams and Physical Symptoms (3 days)

  • Enhancing self-esteem - working creatively with the Inner Critic
  • Handling guilt and shame
  • Dialoguing with the selves in dreams
  • Understanding dream themes and motifs
  • Working with fantasies
  • Communicating with the body
  • Dialoguing with the self behind the symptom
  • Energetics exercises for clients
  • Supervised facilitation
  • Personal feedback

Workshop 4:  Beyond the Selves (3 days)

  • Voice Dialogue as a psycho-spiritual practice
  • The "hard problem" of consciousness
  • A new paradigm
  • Advanced energetics
  • The nature of awareness
  • Dissolving the selves
  • Supervised facilitation
  • Personal feedback
  • Action planning: the next steps

Group size

The training is intensive. To ensure maximum personal attention and focus the group will be limited to 4 participants.  Currently there is one place left for the next training.


Workshops take place at John's home in Kew, West London.

Dates and times

The next training will begin September 10th & 11th 2022. All workshops take place from 10am – 5pm each day.


Rate for 2022: £2,975 per person.

Course fee includes 4 workshops (11 days training), 6 private 90-minute facilitation sessions, video conferencing and all course materials.  A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of £575 is required to guarantee your place.


Certificates of attendance are available for CPD.

For further information or to register interest please contact us

The Benefits

  • Gain a thorough understanding of Voice Dialogue, The Psychology of Selves and the Aware Ego Process
  • Develop the skills necessary to access and facilitate selves in a safe way
  • Learn how to work with judgements, dreams and body symptoms
  • Help your clients understand their relationship issues using the Bonding Pattern model
  • Use energetics to deepen your clients’ awareness of their many selves
  • Become a skilled and sensitive Voice Dialogue practitioner


'Voice Dialogue has become by far my favourite process with clients. There is no other methodology I know of that does what coaching promises with such ease; helping the client to find the answer inside.

'Through facilitating the client's energies or voices, confusion is quickly dismantled, compassion for self is found and inner clarity emerges. The resulting insight can be used in a more traditional coaching conversation to help inform next steps and commitments.
'John is an amazing Voice Dialogue facilitator and a wonderful teacher, I can't recommend training with him highly enough. Mastering Voice Dialogue will transform the way you coach.'
Nadjeschda Taranczewski - Psychologist,
Master Certified Coach (MCC)


'John Kent's mastery over the teaching and facilitating of the Voice Dialogue process is an art that I have experienced both as a client and as one of John's students in completing his Voice Dialogue facilitator training.
'I cannot speak highly enough of John in both capacities. As a facilitator he is a master and as a trainer he balances encouragement and penetrating insights with a light touch and humour that, for me, accelerated my learning.
'Voice Dialogue has a flexibility of use that I find natural to incorporate into Executive Coaching. The method, in my view, is different from and resonates with Transactional Analysis; The Gestalt paradoxical theory of Change; as well as Behavioural Coaching and Ontological Coaching.'

Mike Heneghan - AoEC Advanced Executive Coach


'We are very pleased to recommend to you the teachings of John Kent. We consider him to be an outstanding facilitator and teacher of Voice Dialogue and the Psychology of Selves. We are very pleased that he is now running programs in London after his many years of travelling around the world as a management consultant. He is very bright, very organized and very knowledgeable in our work. Besides all of this, he has a wonderful sense of humour that makes the work and learning fun.'
Drs Hal & Sidra Stone - creators of Voice Dialogue

International Voice Dialogue Agreement

The agreement was developed by an international team of senior Voice Dialogue practitioners.  It sets out clear guidelines for those interested in receiving Voice Dialogue facilitation and / or training, helping them choose appropriate people to work with.

To read the read the full document click here.