Before you start

What will you learn?

When you’ve completed the course and participated in the exercises, you will:

  • Have become acquainted with Voice Dialogue and the psychology of selves.
  • Have become familiar with the most important terms and ideas of Voice Dialogue.
  • Have experienced the theory for yourself, by participating in the exercises.

Overall this means that you’ve set your first steps on the way of Voice Dialogue, and have become aware of the process within yourself – in a personal, accessible and clear way.

Please note: Since this is only an introductory course into Voice Dialogue, you should be aware of the fact that in order to get a deep and thorough understanding of Voice Dialogue it is necessary to participate in several sessions with a trained facilitator.

How will you learn?

In this course the general theory is laid out in the Video by Robert Stamboliev. The jargon and terms will, where necessary, be explained in text. Throughout the course exercises will be provided to help you experience and feel your way around Voice Dialogue for the first time. We would therefore recommend that you start every lesson by watching the Video, and then proceed to the exercises so you’ll be able to experience what you’ve learned for yourself.

We recommend that you keep a journal throughout the course – to track your progress in the exercises, and also as a way to look back and reflect on what you’ve discovered within yourself.

Who is Robert Stamboliev?

Robert Stamboliev brought Voice Dialogue to Europe. He gives a personal account of how he got interested in the method and became a Voice Dialogue trainer, coach and therapist.

After his education in transformational Psychology at the University of California and intensive training with Hal and Sidra Stone, he founded the Institute of Transformational Psychology in Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1988.  

Getting to know this method of Voice Dialogue Robert experienced the profound effect that these sessions had on him.  Already having experience in the field of Gestalt Psychology and Psychosynthesis and the eastern practice of Tai Chi Chuan, Robert was also interested in the energetics of this work. Robert started to feel a click on different levels with the method of Voice Dialogue and with the teachers Hal and Sidra. So he started his apprenticeship with them.

The non judgemental aspect of Voice Dialogue and the importance of experiencing different parts and the lesser importance of problem solving seemed to have an appealing effect.