Voice Dialogue Trainings : The POWER of TWO
Dorsey and Neil are a great teaching team! As a therapist and a poet both deeply involved in Voice Dialogue and the Psychology of Selves - each offers a unique contribution. As a couple, they "walk their talk" so that their teaching comes from a rich combination of knowledge, expertise and personal experience. We are delighted to recommend them as teachers of our work. Hal Stone, Ph.D. & Sidra Stone, Ph.D.
Fall Trainings for Therapists
M. Dorsey Cartwright, LPC, LMFT, CCMHC & Neil Meili
This training is based on the Psychology of the Selves and the Aware Ego, as developed by Drs. Hal and Sidra Stone* and the Voice Dialogue Method - their unique technique for actually experiencing these selves. This is so important because these selves carry the attitudes and patterns that control much of our lives. Each self has its own energy, feelings, thoughts and needs. These selves are in constant interaction with one another and the selves in other people. They are often the source of both our internal and external power struggles!
You will learn:
v The normal development of the selves, including how your dominant selves developed
v How the selves function in daily life and why you made the life choices that you have
v The archetypal pattern of how these selves interact with each other in relationships.
You will experience:
v A new understanding and appreciation of your own selves
v The magic of speaking directly to the selves in others.
v The simplicity in developing rapport with yours and others “resistances”
v Working with the Aware Ego: a unique, energetic way to balance your inner push-pulls
These trainings offer an opportunity to explore directly the nature of these interactions within yourself and within your relationships. Experiencing from the inside out will enhance your ability you to use this knowledge and method with your clients.
Full training: Level 1- A & B = $600.00 includes 2 teleclasses
Level 1 - A only = $350.00 includes 1 teleclass
Level 1-A is a basic introduction to the Psychology of Selves and the Aware Ego, with personal work in being facilitated in Voice Dialogue. You will have some experience with facilitating
Level 1-B focuses on deepening and expanding your Voice Dialogue facilitation skills and beginning exploration of how the selves interact in relationships (Bonding Patterns).
The two teleclasses between A & B support you as you practice using Voice Dialogue with your clients. Participants continue to learn from one another’s questions and experiences and maintain a sense of connection.
Hours for each day:
Friday: 3:00 am –9 pm (light dinner at workshop)
Saturday: 9:00 am – 9:00pm (lunch at workshop)
Sunday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (lunch at workshop)
Friday & Saturday evenings will be Video Fest of the Stones
M. Dorsey Cartwright, LPC, LMFT, Certified Imago Relationship Therapist & Workshop Presenter, has trained and worked with Drs. Hal and Sidra Stone since 1987 and is the author of the International Voice Dialogue Teacher's Training Manual. With Dr. Bill Crawford, she created, Healing Your Relationships through Voice Dialogue and Imago Relationship Therapy, an audiotape series. Dorsey is President–elect of the Austin – AMFT www.ImagoWorks.com
Neil Meili, published poet, writing workshop leader, and gifted Voice Dialogue facilitator & teacher. is the author of Shrinking heads; Expanding hearts: the psychology poems, which contains many Voice Dialogue & Imago poems and The secret life of icebergs, with a fun and insightful Voice Dialogue Bonding Pattern poem.
Since 2000, Neil and Dorsey have trained therapists, and often their partners as well, in Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago, Maryland, and exotic Mykonos, Greece. In 2003 they co-presented at the Psychotherapy Networker Symposium in Washington, DC and The Israeli Marriage and Family Conference near Tel Aviv. They share a commitment to making this work available to as many couples & therapists as possible, “We have discovered that being aware of our many selves and using the Voice Dialogue method adds a tremendous sense of safety, fun, good-will, and creativity to our relationship, as well as to our workshops.” Neil & Dorsey