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.
2009 Training in Austin, TX.
Embracing the Wisdom of Our Inner Family
M. Dorsey Cartwright, LPC, LMFT, CCMHC & A. Neil Meili, VDT
Austin, Texas, USA
Level 1 A, Feb. 26-Mar. 1, 2009 (32 CEUs) & B (Dates TBD by group)
The Psychology of the Selves is a developmental theory of the human psyche as an intricate network of many selves, sub-personalities, or energies, which forms an inner family that impacts us as much as any outer family. It provides a systemic map of how these selves interact internally and in interpersonal relationships. Voice Dialogue is a specific method for directly accessing this internal family, providing a safe way to work with both power and vulnerability.
Developing and strengthening the Aware Ego Process is the ultimate goal of Voice Dialogue. This is a Conscious Ego that is not identified with any of the inner family, yet is appreciative of the unique gifts each offers. The Aware Ego Process is capable of holding the tension of the opposites within, while making decisions that are in the best interest of the whole person. Research indicates this may strengthen the Anterior Cingulate Cortex, which my be central to intelligent behavior.
Complementing most therapeutic modalities, this unique approach provides therapists with an expanded experience of themselves as well as of their clients.
You will learn:
* The normal development of the selves, including how your dominant selves developed
* How the selves function in daily life and why you made the life choices that you have
* The archetypal pattern of how these selves interact with each other in relationships.
You will experience:
* A new understanding and appreciation of your own selves
* The magic of speaking directly to the selves in others.
* The simplicity in developing rapport with yours and others “resistances”
* 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 your own 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 is $850 ($425 per class with 2 teleclasses)
Level 1 - A only, is $475 (includes 1 teleclass)
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, a CD series. She is currently in the Creative Journaling Expressive Arts training program with Dr. Lucia Capacchione. Dorsey is Past President of the Austin Chapter of AMFT
A. Neil Meili is both a successful businessman and published poet, as well as a gifted Voice Dialogue facilitator & teacher. He 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
Level 1A: Thursday is your Personal Growth day. Friday is a basic introduction to the Psychology of Selves & the Aware Ego, and development of your Map of Selves with facilitations of some of these selves. On Saturday you will experience the creative use of judgments through being facilitated in Voice Dialogue. On Sunday we'll explore the role of the Critic in yopur practice, plus, an opportunity to practice facilitation
Level 1 B: Focuses on Voice Dialogue facilitation and beginning exploration of how the selves interact in relationships. You will experience the parent/child dynamics and the role of disowned selves and vulnerability in your own relationships (Bonding Patterns).
Level 1B: Friday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm, Saturday: 9:00 am – 8:00pm, Sunday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
CEU’s: L-1 A= 32 Hrs. for LPCs, LMFTs, Psychologists, & Social Workers
Testimonials : From Therapists who have experienced our trainings
"Dorsey Cartwright in combination with Voice Dialogue creates a powerful therapeutic experience with both positive and permanent results." Pat Love, Ed.D., Texas, USA
"Two areas that I find Voice Dialogue especially helpful. One is when a couple is really struck in the power struggle I know they are caught in a particular self (or cluster of selves) - often when I work with that self, I can then move them back into more conscious dialoguing.
The other is working directly with developmental needs - knowing a person's essence is the vulnerable child and the character structure is the various primary selves that develop at each stage to protect and try to get the child's needs met. I can now talk directly with those protectors; helping the client be more conscious of and at choice in how they take care of their vulnerabilities." Maryrita Weiner MA, LPC, Washington, DC, USA
"Voice Dialogue quickly engages another consciousness and gets one out of the analytical head or reactive self smoothly. For therapists it is a wonderful tool to help with the defenses and gain insight. For couples, it's non-threatening. This is one of the most powerful and transformational experiences I've ever had both personally and professionally." Georgina Webster, MSW, CSW, New York, USA
"When one partner is blocked, Voice Dialogue frees them to feel more respect for themselves and their partners." - Marjorie Hill, Denmark
Want to learn more?
Dorsey and Neil’s one-hour interview with Maya Kollman, Imago Master Trainer, is informative and inspiring. Audiopodium available 24/7: call 916-233-0630, ext. 349. You may also listen to and/or download this interview by going to: http://instantTeleseminar.com/?eventid=1374123
If you have any questions about downloading or listening to the audio file, call Ed Shea at 630-530-1060.
Past EventsAugust 2004