Friends of Voice Dialogue
This letter is to announce the completion of a
complete documentary on our work. This series consists
of 12 new videotapes and 8 new audiocassettes and was
filmed in the United States and Australia over the
past three years. Michael Domeyko Rowland, a
well-known Australian consciousness teacher and
filmmaker, envisioned this series, conducted the
interviews, and served as its director. It was
produced by Dr. John Coroneos, a physician and
filmmaker from Sydney.
In our wildest fantasies we couldn't have imagined
a more remarkable gift than that which Michael and
John have given us with the production of this
documentary. They have invested approximately $750,000
in the development of the films and tapes in order to
create a truly professional product. We are very
grateful to them for their deep commitment to our work
and for the excellence of this series. This
documentary is being distributed throughout the world
by their production company, Wiseone Edutainment.
If you are involved in Voice Dialogue and the
Psychology of Selves in any capacity, these
outstanding films will be of real value to you. The
first tape of the series is an eleven minute
introduction to the work and to the remainder of the
series. It has been specifically designed for use as
an initial presentation to help to introduce newcomers
to the work and to arouse their interest in further
information. It contains special 3D computer graphics
that show how the personality forms and develops. The
eleven remaining hour-long tapes combine interviews
(which contain both personal anecdotes and objective
information), demonstration sessions where we use each
other as subjects, and segments of a two-day live
Voice Dialogue Training Workshop that we did on
Michael's mountain property in Blackheath, Australia.
All these are interwoven most effectively.
As for specific content, the series begins with the
development of the primary selves and what it means to
separate from them. We move on to the disowned selves
and their impact on us. We discuss how these selves
operate in our lives and how the bonding patterns they
create impact relationships. We describe and
demonstrate the nature of the Aware Ego and speak of
the new vision of spirituality that emerges as we
accept our commitment to embracing all of the selves.
We emphasize the energetics of relationship and
demonstrate how this works using the Voice Dialogue
There are several hours of demonstrations where we
facilitate each other to illustrate the work. We
discuss the dream process and how inseparable the
dream process is from the psychology of selves. There
is a section on dream interpretation. The series is
presented in a very systematic way, and includes
numerous bullet point screens which sum up each 20
minutes or so of explanations.
If you are a teacher or therapist, these films will
support your teaching and your clinical work. We can
assure you of one thing and that is that watching
these films will change consciousness. We wish we
could have a chance to see and hear all of the dreams
that will emerge as you - and your clients and
students - watch this series.
As you well know, it has always been our contention
that the methodology of Voice Dialogue belonged to the
world and to all therapeutic models. This is why we
have refused to certify practitioners of the work. It
belongs to anyone who wants to take the time to use
it. If you are involved in training in any way, these
films will strongly support your teaching and your
What more can we say? When we watched the rough
cuts of the interview videos, with fear and
trepidation in our hearts, we loved them. Even our
Inner Critics and Perfectionists loved them. This was
a remarkable experience for both of us. At that time
they didn't include the live material from the
training workshop and the extra explanatory material
that has been added. In their finished form, the
videos are gems. As an extra bonus, this set includes
8 audiocassette tapes that cover the individual selves
in some detail and an in-depth exploration of dreams.
From its beginnings in the early seventies, Voice
Dialogue and the Psychology of Selves have come a long
way. This documentary series, together with a number
of other current creative efforts, is going to push
the work over the top. It seems very appropriate to us
that they be released at the start of the new
millennium and as we begin our sabbatical year. We
hope that you will enjoy them as much as we have
enjoyed our part in bringing them to you.
We urge you to buy this series of tapes and to use
them as part of your work with others as well as for
your own personal growth. They give a powerful,
personal, and immediate update on our work and should
add a great deal to your knowledge and your skills.
With our warmest wishes,
Hal and Sidra Stone
As many of you know, I am a great admirer of the
work of Drs. Hal and Sidra Stone, the creators of The
Psychology of Selves and the powerful technique of
Voice Dialogue. I first discovered their book,
Embracing Our Selves, about twelve years ago, and Hal
and Sidra soon became my teachers, mentors, and good
friends. Their work has helped me tremendously in my
own personal growth. I recommend their books and tapes
in all of my recent books, and I have incorporated
many of their ideas and techniques into my workshops.
Therefore I am pleased to let you know that there
is now a wonderful new tape series featuring Hal and
Sidra Stone teaching and demonstrating their amazing
work. This series, consisting of twelve video tapes
and eight audio tapes, is by far the most
comprehensive presentation of their work ever created.
It includes in-depth interviews with the Stones,
teaching and demonstration sessions, and segments of a
two day live Voice Dialogue Training Workshop, all
interwoven very effectively. The series covers all the
major aspects of their work - the primary selves,
disowned selves, the development of Aware Ego, bonding
patterns, relationship as a mirror, the energetics of
relationships, and dream interpretation. Hal and Sidra
Stone also share the new vision of spirituality that
emerges as we accept our commitment to embracing all
of the selves.
If you are interested in personal growth and
consciousness, you will find these tapes fascinating
and life-changing. If you are a therapist, workshop
leader, personal coach or involved in any type of
service profession, this material will bring added
richness to your work. I'm sure you will greatly enjoy
and benefit from it.
Blessings on your journey!
Shakti Gawain Author of Creative Visualization,
Living in the Light, and The Path
Nature Care College
of Naturopathic and Traditional Medicine P/L
The Voice Dialogue Series is a highly effective
educational resource that we now find integral to our
holistic counselling training programme. The 12 videos
provide a comprehensive and practical introduction to
The Psychology of Selves and inner life of the psyche.
Our students find the series informative, thorough and
professionally empowering. We heartily recommend these
videos to all educators who wish to develop quality
understandings and high-level competencies in the
artistry of human care in their students.
Nature Care College, Sydney
Diploma of Hoistic Counselling and Life Care
Nature Care College, Sydney
Wm. C. Harrell, M.D.
Internal Medicine Specialist
I have longed to have such a teaching resource as
is now available in the new video/audio series
available from the creators of Voice Dialogue. The
video format brings nuance, clarity, and an energetic
connection to the subpersonalities. Here is the
compre-hensive tool that gives any student access to
understanding the complexity of themselves and others,
while at the same time discovering paths to greater
growth and self-worth. The series should be a
requirement in the curriculum for all general
students, but is absolutely a must for those in the
clinical, behavioural and medical sciences.
Robert Stamboliev M.A.
Managing Director of the Institute for
Transformational Psychology (ITP),
In our teaching programs for psychotherapists,
consultants and trainers we have found that the Voice
Dialogue Series gives an inspiring and clear
contribution to the work we offer. We heartily
recommend the Series as an important asset to any
educational program aimed at giving insight into human
behaviour. Furthermore it offers new and exciting ways
to enhance consciousness and restore balance in
individuals, couples, teams and organisations.
Voice Dialogue Teacher and Facilitator, B.A., J.D.
Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.
Voice Dialogue is a powerful transformational tool
that develops the capacity in one's daily life to have
"real choice". This tape series is a
powerful, clear, and touching rendition of the
fundamental principles of the Psychology of Selves and
the Aware Ego Process. It can be used very
successfully to communicate the spirit and concepts of
Voice Dialogue. It is a foundational educational tool
for any professional dedicated to the empowerment of
Cross-cultural Communication Trainer
This video series is a real gift. It shows what
Voice Dialogue is about, and the rich learning
experience which is open to anyone who decides to
invest in learning more about the function of their
"inner family" - or to teach it to someone
else. In courses, the video tapes are a useful
resource: the questions asked by the inter-viewer are
clear and to the point, and Hal and Sidra cooperate to
give different insights about the issues with
convincing charm and humor. They know what they are
talking about, they believe in it from the core of
their beings, and they communicate it in a very direct
way. Even people who are not familiar with Voice
Dialogue, get the point. The tapes are professionally
made, and stay with each subject long enough for the
viewer to listen, learn and reflect. And the summaries
are useful "thinking stoppers", and
pedagogically very well done. I recommend the series
Shonna M.W. Ruff, LCSW
Voice Dialogue has had a powerful impact on both my
personal and professional life. The understanding of
bonding patterns and energetics has transformed my
relationships. The video and audio tape series has
brought true clarity and understanding to the many
facets of this work. Learning about my primary selves
and how they operate in my life is an ongoing,
Robin Gale-Baker, B.A., T.S.T.C., M.A.A.S.P.
and Paul Gale-Baker, B.A., Dip Ed.
Directors, Australian Institute for Relational
The Voice Dialogue Video/Audio Series is an
excellent summation of the theoretical framework of
the Psychology of Selves and its method, Voice
Dialogue. Voice Dialogue is an elegant, simple and
effective method of accessing the inner family of
selves. Voice Dialogue readily lends itself to
integration with other psycho-logical models and is
used extensively by psychotherapists from a wide range
of modalities. It is easy to understand and apply, and
its immediate benefits are one of its major
advantages. We are fortunate to have such a complete
record of the theory and method as related directly by
the founders, Drs Hal and Sidra Stone. Michael Rowland
has done a superb job of interviewing them. We
thoroughly recommend this excellent series.
Susan Schwartz Senstad, M.A., M.F.C.C., M.F.A.
The 5-year training program, "Diversity in
Leadership", for the Norwegian State Labour
Department in which Voice Dialogue was a central
methodology concluded: "These courses had
particular significance for participants'
self-development and insight, they contributed to
their understanding of other people's mental and
emotional reactions and gave enhanced communication
breadth and helped them utilise a wider range of their
own abilities. The participants say this benefited
their interactions both at home and at work." The
videos work, they are serious and professional, yet
funny and human, with an enthusiastically engaged
interviewer who asks good and cumulative questions.
Fran Florsheim M.A., M.F.T.
Peter Florsheim Ph.D. M.F.T.
Hal and Sidra's Voice Dialogue Video Tapes are an
excellent educational tool for teaching the Psychology
of the Selves, including Voice Dialogue, Bonding
Patterns, and Dream Work. We highly recommend these
Founder of the Human Resource Store
Voice Dialogue has been used to improve the
performance of managers and executives throughout the
United States. I have used it with managers and
executives to increase their focus, personal
effectiveness, and improve their working relationships
with bosses, peers, subordinates, and customers. Voice
Dialogue is easily integrated into a variety of
executive development programs and provides a safe and
powerful method for managers and executives to quickly
improve their performance. Some practical benefits I
have found include being able to relate more
effectively by clearly seeing who I am dealing with. I
am also able to coach my clients easily and generally
I am a more compassionate person. I would highly
recommend learning about the Voice Dialogue technique,
and especially the video/audio series produced by Dr
John Coroneos. The series explains this process better
than any other vehicle I have seen.
Astra Niedra and Mark Belfanti
To say that Voice Dialogue has been an important
part of our lives is an understatement. Not only has
it expanded our opportunities (and fulfillment) in
life as individuals, but it has been a crucial part of
our relationship. We do not know of any other way to
truly honour another person and to reach
ever-deepening levels of intimacy and love.
The Voice Dialogue Series is like a treasure chest,
containing some of the most valuable information you
could come across. It gives you the whole theory of
Voice Dialogue, along with demonstrations, explained
in person by its creators, Drs Hal and Sidra Stone.
These videos and tapes enable you to see and hear the
Stones, and to feel their remarkable energy. The
quality of the Series, both the content and
production, is outstanding. We would highly recommend
it for both personal and professional use.
"I discovered Voice Dialogue about eight years
ago, and I silently thank Hal and Sidra Stone on a
regular basis for identifying this process that has
allowed me to come to know and understand, as well as
accept and love all aspects of my personality. The
Voice Dialogue Series is the most comprehensive and
easily accessible resource available on the market
today, especially if you want to learn the complete
"ins and outs" of the Voice Dialogue Method,
and begin to deeply understand the various components
which support this simple, yet profound method of
self-discovery and growth."
Yolanda Koumidou-Vlesmas, ACSW, BCD, CASAC
Psychotherapist and teacher
The Voice Dialogue Series has been one of the most
instrumental teaching mediums I came across in my
twenty years as a psychotherapist and teacher. It
offers a clear presentation of the Voice Dialogue
method and the Psychology of Selves, one of the most
profound theories of the last 50 years. I use the
series while I teach university students, when I
present for national conferences and in my training of
mental health professionals with astounding results.
Hal and Sidra's informal presentation style transforms
their intricate concepts into a natural theory that is
easy to follow. I would highly recommend the Voice
Dialogue Series to individuals seeking a comprehensive
introduction to the Psychology of Selves. I also
recommend the series to experienced Voice Dialogue
facilitators since the material can serve as an
excellent tool for continual review and training in
the Psychology of Selves system.
Gill Stanley N.D.
Dip. C.E. Assoc Dip. N.T.
As a naturopath I am very aware of the role
emotional "baggage" and negative patterns
play in the physical symptoms experienced by patients.
I have been using Voice Dialogue in my own personal
growth for many years and have gained greater
awareness of these patterns in my own life and how to
deal with them. Since training as a Voice Dialogue
facilitator and using the technique with patients, I
find that they are more proactive in their own
recovery, allowing them to move on both physically and
emotionally. A brilliant technique to assist people in
gaining health, happiness and self awareness.
Dr Andrew Cramb (Chiropractor) Network Care
Voice Dialogue was first recommended to me a number
of years ago by my then girlfriend and now wife.
However, it was not until two years latter when she
managed to obtain an audio recording of Hal and Sidra
did I first find the motivation to review their work.
From the very first tape I was excited by what I was
hearing. The paradigm of which they spoke not only
matched my personal experience but also was consistent
with what I have observed through ten years of private
practise. The depth in both form and content, of the
Voice Dialogue method they developed, was readily
received and immediately enhancing both to my personal
and professional life. Personally, it helped bring a
context to my experience in relationship with myself
and others, thus, facilitating within me greater
reflection and the ability to transform old
reoccurring patterns into new more fulfilling ones.
Likewise it has been a valuable resource (made more
potent through the most recent video/audio series
presented by Michael Domeyko Rowland) to offer clients
when they are actively seeking new tools to integrate
their past and newly emerging experiences. I recommend
The Voice Dialogue Series to anyone with an interest
in maximising their experiences or assisting others to
Actors Centre Australia
"Actors will uncover a dynamite of information
in this superb series. The extraordinary insights into
characters and relationships will empower any artist's
process on a truly transformational level. You'll
never research and rehearse a character the same
again! This is a must for every actor dedicated to
creating work informed by depth, detail and, above
all, recognizable human behavior. Your audiences will
thank you for ever."
In creative expression our impulses are the magic food
Academy of the Arts QUT
"...I have been developing the Voice
Dialogue model in actor training for the past 2 years,
using it quite specifically in the training as both a
consciousness tool and as a craft approach towards
characterisation. As an acting coach on films I have
also employed the model directly to assist actors in
rehearsal to find parts of themselves that best suit
the characters they are playing. There is an infinite
resource of creativity in us all,the Voice Dialogue
Model gives us a very specific means of sourcing this
creativity through consciousness and awareness. When
we use this model we deal directly and specifically
with the energetics of the myriad selves and their
role in the act of artistic transaction that occurs
between actor and audience."