Frequently Asked Questions:
How can I find a Voice Dialogue training?
You can receive Voice Dialogue training in many places in the world. Check on Google, or at the Voice Dialogue International website, which offers a partial list of trainings worldwide.
Also, occasionally Voice Dialogue training is given in advance of a Conscious Body or CB Trauma Work Training, to familiarize participants with Voice Dialogue so they can receive the greatest benefit from these trainings. Judith Hendin will also teach Voice Dialogue trainings by request.
Who can enter a Voice Dialogue training?
Everyone is welcome to attend Voice Dialogue trainings, including: individuals seeking their own personal growth; professionals in the fields of psychotherapy, counseling, personal coaching, and business or organizational consulting; bodyworkers, meditators, and sportspeople; and artists, writers, and actors.
How long is a Voice Dialogue training?
Voice Dialogue trainings, Level 1 and Level 2, each last from 3 to 6 days.
Is the training experiential?
Yes, this training is highly experiential, with participatory exercises, practice facilitations, movement, drawing, and journaling with the selves.
Who are Conscious Body Trainings for?
Conscious Body Training is ideal for those in the healing professions who want to add a powerful energy tool to their work with clients. Individuals who want to work with their own body symptoms are also welcome to attend.
Therapists can utilize Conscious Body as a beneficial adjunct to their regular therapeutic work. When clients have physical symptoms, therapists can employ Conscious Body to discover underlying issues that are urgently rising to the surface. Like dreams, physical symptoms can serve to lead clients to important inner issues. Conscious Body offers a goldmine to psychotherapists and other healing professionals, who can uncover crucial issues that can then be addressed in ongoing therapy.
Here are some of the specialties that have benefitted from Conscious Body Training: psychologists, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, somatic therapists, body psychotherapists, health care providers, coaches (see Conscious Body for Coaches), social workers, counselors, bodyworkers, energy workers, Voice Dialogue facilitators, and students in the mental health professions.
What can participants expect to learn from the Conscious Body Training?
Participants will become familiar with the steps of Conscious Body, which lead to the discovery of important inner issues that are arising through physical symptoms and diseases.
You will learn how to:
Understand how body symptoms connect to hidden selves
Disengage from rational thinking in order to follow the guidance of the bodypsyche, which leads to surprising discoveries
Honor the energy of “resistance” and work respectfully with the issues that arise
Use deep relaxation techniques
Discover hidden, disowned selves that lie behind illness
Design ways to bring these new selves into daily life
Move the energy of these selves through the symptom to heal the body
If Conscious Body is essentially an energy technique, how does a facilitator work with energy in Conscious Body?
Conscious Body facilitators will learn to glide fluidly from one energy to another as they move through the steps of the process. Conscious Body has a distinctive dramatic arc, with varied energies within that arc: the methodical pace of Thinkers; the questioning reluctance of Gatekeepers; the quiet stillness of relaxation; the slow, mysterious revelation of symbols from the psyche; the amping up of energy as the self behind the symptom comes into view; the full-throttle expression of this energy through the body; and finally the denouement, as the client reenters everyday reality and begins the transformation process of incorporating the newfound self into daily life.
Is the training experiential?
This training is highly experiential. Judith Hendin will give demonstration sessions and participants will then be able to practice the different steps of the Conscious Body process. Participants can work with their own body symptoms as they learn to facilitate others.
What is the length of the Conscious Body Training?
The Conscious Body Training consists of Levels I, II, and III, with a total of approximately 12 days of training. This may be offered as 3 separate trainings of 4 days each, or two trainings of 6 days each. (These lengths may vary according to the wishes of the individual training organizers.)
Conscious Body is a subtle process, so between training levels, and after the training is completed, you will benefit from receiving individual Supervision/Mentoring , joining an Online Supervision Group, or finding a Practice Group near you.
Is Voice Dialogue experience necessary to enter a Conscious Body Training?
Yes. Because Voice Dialogue is an important component of Conscious Body, to benefit the most from Conscious Body Training, participants need to be familiar with Voice Dialogue. Conscious Body may otherwise be difficult for you to understand. The more familiarity you have with inner selves, primary and disowned selves, and energetics, the more easily you will be able to assimilate Conscious Body concepts and put them into practice.
Who are CB Trauma Trainings for?
These trainings are designed for professionals who want to experience a new way of working with trauma. CB Trauma Work can readily be integrated with other forms of trauma work.
We do not recommend that individuals who want to investigate their own trauma experience attend these trainings. Individual private sessions will be more suitable, as they will allow you to proceed at your own pace.
How long is the Trauma Training?
The CB Trauma Training is an approximately year-long program. There will be 3 or 4 “Meetings” during this time. Each Meeting will be for 4 or 5 days.
Trauma is complex, and learning about trauma is not a straightforward, linear progression. Though there are clearly defined subject areas, called “Levels”, at each meeting material from each of the Levels will be presented. Advanced level training is also available—contact Judith Hendin.
CB Trauma Work is a subtle process, so between training levels, and after the training is completed, you will benefit from receiving individual Supervision/Mentoring, joining an Online Supervision Group, or finding a Practice Group near you.
Do I have to complete the Conscious Body training before entering the CB Trauma Training?
No. Each training stands on its own and can be done independently.
Is Voice Dialogue experience necessary to enter a CB Trauma Training?
Yes. As with Conscious Body trainings, to benefit the most from the CB Trauma Training, participants need to be familiar with Voice Dialogue. CB Trauma Work may otherwise be difficult for you to understand. The more familiarity you have with inner selves, primary and disowned selves, and energetics, the more easily you will be able to assimilate CB Trauma Work concepts and put them into practice.