Frequently Asked Questions:
How can I find a Voice Dialogue training?
You can receive Voice Dialogue training in many areas of the world. Check the Voice Dialogue International website, which offers a partial list of trainings worldwide. Many trainings are also listed on the Voice Dialogue Europe website.
Judith Hendin will also teach Voice Dialogue trainings by request. Minimum of 12 participants.
Who can enter a Voice Dialogue training?
Everyone is welcome to attend Voice Dialogue trainings. This includes 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?
The Introductory Voice Dialogue training is usually 5 days. More Advanced Voice Dialogue trainings vary in length.
Is the training experiential?
Yes, Voice Dialogue 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 professionals who want to add a powerful tool to their practice that will allow them to discover underlying issues behind body symptoms. Conscious Body offers a goldmine as it uncovers crucial issues that can then be addressed in ongoing inner work.
Professions that have benefited from Conscious Body Training include: psychologist, psychotherapist, psychiatrist, somatic therapist, body psychotherapist, health care provider, coach (see Conscious Body for Coaches), social worker, counselor, bodyworker, energy worker, Voice Dialogue facilitator, and students in all of these professions.
Individuals who want to work with their own body symptoms are also welcome to attend.
What can participants expect to learn from the Conscious Body Training?
Participants will learn 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 deeper guidance of the bodypsyche
Honor the energy of “resistance” that has concerns about doing such deep work
Use relaxation techniques
Discover a hidden, disowned self that lies behind a body symptoms or illness
Move the energy of this self through the symptom to heal the body
Design ways to bring this new self into daily life
If Conscious Body is essentially an energy technique, how does a facilitator work with energy in Conscious Body?
Conscious Body facilitators 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 practice the 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 current Conscious Body Training is 6 days. (Training length may vary according to the wishes of 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 sessions or receiving Supervision/Mentoring.
Is Voice Dialogue experience necessary to enter a Conscious Body Training?
No. Everyone is welcome to attend. Basic principles of Voice Dialogue will be taught within the training. Of course, if you already have Voice Dialogue experience, that is a bonus.
Who is this Trauma Training for?
This training is designed for professionals, non-professionals, students, and individuals on their own trauma journey who want to gain insight into trauma through the lens of selves and energies. Trauma Work based on the Energies of Selves can readily be integrated with other forms of trauma work. (NOTE: This training is not a way to fully process your own trauma; that would require individual attention.)
Is Voice Dialogue experience necessary to enter this Trauma Training?
Yes. To benefit the most from the Trauma Training, participants need to be familiar with Voice Dialogue, either through previous Voice Dialogue training or through receiving sessions. Without this background, this Trauma Work may be difficult to comprehend. The more familiar you are with inner selves from a Voice Dialogue perspective, the more easily you will be able to assimilate these Trauma Work concepts.
If you are interested in this approach to trauma, but do not have Voice Dialogue experience, contact us for further possibilities.
Do I have to complete the Conscious Body training before entering this Trauma Training?
You are welcome to attend the Trauma Training without previous training in Conscious Body.