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Voice Dialogue Reading Room - Guide 3

Welcome 1
Creating Deeper Connections Description 2
A note on the founders of Voice Dialogue, Drs Hal and Sidra Stone

3
Using Guides 1, 2, and 3 4
Important Information 6
Dedication 7
Acknowledgements 7
Table of Contents 8
   
Introduction to Voice Dialogue  

What is Voice Dialogue?

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What are the goals of Voice Dialogue?

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What is the theoretical foundation of Voice Dialogue

13

What is Hal and Sidra Stones’ model of consciousness?

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Illustration of the consciousness model

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The Basic Voice Dialogue Session – description and illustrations 16
   
Psychology of the Selves  
What is a self? 23
What is the purpose of the selves? 24
How do personality and the selves develop? 25
-The role of personality and the selves 25
-Illustration of development of personality and the selves 25
-The role of vulnerability in the development of personality and the selves 26
-The role of vulnerability and power in the development of personality and the selves 27
- Illustration of the role of vulnerability and power in the development of personality 27
What are the different types of selves that comprise our personality? 28
Illustration of the Mapping of the Primary and Disowned Selves 29
What are the three levels of the selves? 30
How do we embrace the selves? 30
Stability vs. Instability of the Selves 31
   
Primary Selves  
What are the primary selves? 32
How do the primary selves develop? 33
How do the primary selves work? 34
What is the operating ego? 35
Illustration of some of the primary selves of the operating ego 35
Does our identification with the primary selves change? 36
How do we relate with the primary selves? 36
Illustration of a primary self driving our psychological car 37
   
Disowned Selves  
What is a disowned self? 38
How do disowned selves work? 38
How do we recognize a disowned self? 39
Projecting our disowned selves 40
- What is projection? 40
- How do we project our disowned selves? 40
- What is the gift that comes from projecting our disowned selves? 41
What is the disowned selves’ relationship to the primary selves? 42
Illustration of when the strength of a primary self is greater than a disowned self 43
How do we relate to the disowned selves?. 44
Illustration of our primary self driving our psychological car 45
   
Aware Ego Process  
What is the theoretical basis of Voice Dialogue? 46
What is the Aware Ego Process? 46
How does the Aware Ego Process develop? 47
Illustration of the moment of standing between opposites 48
What are the capabilities of the Aware Ego Process? 49
Illustration of holding the tension of a pair of opposites 50
Overview of the development of the Aware Ego Process 51

- Illustration of the four stages in the development of the Aware Ego Process

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The stages in the development of the Aware Ego Process? 52

- Awareness

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- Illustration of awareness in relationship with the selves

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- What are the confusions about awareness?

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- Putting perspective on the stages of development of the Aware Ego Process

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- Early Stage

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- Middle Stage

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- Late Stage

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How do we live from an Aware Ego Process? 58

- Dualistic thinking

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- Trinity thinking

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- Illustration of the trinity relationship in the Aware Ego Process and the selves

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- The impact of the Aware Ego Process in our life

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- The slap theory

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- Illustration of the slap theory

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What are the rewards of living from an Aware Ego Process? 63
Illustration of the moment of reward with the Aware Ego Process 64
How is the Aware Ego Process strengthened? 65
Illustration of how judgments provide an opportunity to discover our disowned selves 67
Some images of the Aware Ego Process 68
Illustration of driving our psychological car from an Aware Ego Process 69
What the Aware Ego Process is not? 70
   
Energetics  

What is the energetics of the Aware Ego Process?

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Energetics and Relationships  

Energetic connection/linkage

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What are the harmonics of relationships?

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What are bonding patterns?

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Illustration of the basic form of the bonding pattern

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What are positive bonding patterns?

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Illustration of a positive bonding pattern

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What are negative bonding patterns?

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Illustration of a negative bonding pattern

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Illustration of positive and negative bonding patterns in action

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Conscious and Unconscious Linkage  
What is unconscious linkage? 78
Illustration of unconscious linkage in the basic bonding pattern 78
What is conscious linkage? 79
Illustration of conscious linkage through the Aware Ego Process 79
What is conscious and unconscious linkage in bonding patterns? 80
What is conscious linkage and intimacy in relationships? 81
Illustration of intimacy with conscious linkage through the Aware Ego Process 82
Illustration of energetics and linkage in action 83
   
Voice Dialogue’s Other Concerns  
When not to do Voice Dialogue? 84
Is Voice Dialogue compatible with other approaches? 84
Resources 85
List of Voice Dialogue Terms 87

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