"Miriam Dyak and Cassandra Cosme De Pree provide some of the very best training in Voice Dialogue facilitation available. They are a great teaching team - brilliant, talented, creative and, perhaps best of all, lighthearted. Their Voice Dialogue Institute in the Seattle area offers great teaching programs."
Drs. Hal & Sidra Stone, originators of Voice Dialogue

Voice Dialogue changes the way you see people –
yourself and others.

Once you begin to meet your inner selves and separate from them, it becomes obvious that the landscape of your psyche is much more fertile, diverse, interesting, richly populated, and full of more talent and possibility than you may have ever imagined.

For professionals it often happens that work with clients becomes suddenly much more alive, engaging, and profound once they begin using Voice Dialogue facilitation. People who have been stuck in the same old story and pattern week after week may reveal an entirely new side of themselves through work with inner selves. As a result counselors and coaches often find new enthusiasm for their work – it becomes less predictable and a lot more fun!

Voice Dialogue is used worldwide by psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists, and counselors.  It is also used by corporate and life coaches, acting teachers, artists, body workers, consciousness teachers, and a wide range of “people who work with people” in many different professions. Lay people who are interested in personal growth and deeper, more conscious relationships are also drawn to learning Voice Dialogue Facilitation.

Join us for the 2016 Voice Dialogue Facilitator Training!

(in Seattle area)
70 CECs available*

April 14 – 17, 2016
June 23 – 26, 2016
September 15 – 18, 2016

The Voice Dialogue Institute’s Facilitator Training includes:

*Please note: Required Materials and CECs are purchased separately.

“I am in a state of awe at the subversive, quiet efficacy of this method. In all the inner work I have done, both with traditional therapists and in meditation, I have never encountered something so deeply clarifying.” I. Johnson

Interested in finding out more about the Voice Dialogue Facilitator Training? Please read on.

Under "Training Program" below you will find an overview of the Facilitator Training, an outline of the entire curriculum plus detailed information about format and daily schedule. You can also read about us under "staff" and find out what past participants in our programs have to say by clicking "Testimonials."

"Practical Information" includes all the information you need regarding tuition, continuing education credits, required materials for the course, and a link to apply for the training, as well as VDI's refund policy.

In the "More Information" section, you can read “More About Voice Dialogue” as well as find answers to questions about everything from prerequisites to certification to travel information in the FAQ.

If you have any further questions, please do contact us. Miriam can be reached at: 206-932-1151 or  Cassandra can be reached at 425-753-2490 or

Training Program

Voice Dialogue Facilitator Training Overview          show/hide

The Voice Dialogue Institute offers a comprehensive year-long Facilitator Training that includes:

     • An in-depth introduction to the Voice Dialogue method as a unique
       way of understanding and working with our multidimensional
       human reality.

     • Theory of the Psychology of Selves and the Aware Ego - a key
       to freedom and choice in every aspect of life.

     • Training and practice in energetics - the power behind all
       communication and what brings connection and
       aliveness to relationship.

     • Demonstrations of Voice Dialogue facilitation and supervised
       facilitation practice.

     • Introduction to and practice with the Voice Dialogue approach to
       dreams, archetypes, and the Unconscious.

     • Relationship as teacher – how our inner selves evolve in
       relationship.

     • Bonding Patterns – decoding the dynamics of power and
       vulnerability in all relationships (including transference and
       countertransference – bonding patterns in professional
       relationships).

     • Understanding and using judgment as a key to relationship and
       personal growth.

     • Creating a new and balanced form of intimacy through the
       Aware Ego process.

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The training takes place in three 4-day sessions where we meet together in the Seattle area:

Session I
Thursday 2-6 pm
Friday 10am-5:30pm
Saturday 10am-5:30pm
Sunday 9am - 3 pm

Session II
Thursday 10am-5:30pm
Friday 10am-5:30pm
Saturday 10am-5:30pm
Sunday 9am - 3 pm

Session III
Thursday 10am-5:30pm
Friday 10am-5:30pm
Saturday 10am-5:30pm
Sunday 9am - 3 pm

Please Note: The first Thursday of the training, we meet in the afternoon only, and in the evening there is an informal supper for participants and staff.

Breaks: Each full day of the training there is a lunch break for an hour or hour and a half and a 15 minute break each morning and afternoon. Sundays we begin and end early to accommodate participants from out of state who need to fly home.

Teleconferences: In addition to the 12 days we will be meeting in person, we will also meet online for 10 teleconferences. The purpose of these online sessions is to answer questions that come up in practice, demonstrate and teach additional ways to use Voice Dialogue, and/or work with participants' dreams using a Voice Dialogue approach. Each teleconference is 1.5 hours long and can be accessed through a computer or phone. There will be two teleconferences between Sessions I and II, two teleconferences between Sessions II and III, and 6 teleconferences after Session III through March 2017.

Individual sessions: The core of developing skill as a Voice Dialogue facilitator is to initiate and develop your own Aware Ego process through being facilitated by an experienced Voice Dialogue facilitator. We can only help others separate from inner selves and develop an Aware Ego process to the extent that we have done that work ourselves. While practice sessions with other participants are an essential part of learning the work and developing skill, being facilitated by teachers who have years of experience in this process puts a firm foundation under your practice with your peers and clients. As part of the Facilitator Training each participant will have a total of six individual 1.5 hour sessions - three with Cassandra Cosme De Pree and three with Miriam Dyak.

  Curriculum Outline

Here is a general outline of the program. We may decide to extend one part and shorten another or change the order of the material covered or exercises practiced depending on the needs of the group. We will, however, include at least all of what is listed here and may add other information and exercises as well.

First Training Session                                    show/hide

Thursday: Introduction to energetics
Setting intentions
Introductions – participants and staff
Beginning the interviewing process
Voice Dialogue demonstration
Informal dinner (6-7:30 pm after program is over)

Friday: Energetic exercise
Identifying and working with Primary Selves
Clarifying the Voice Dialogue Model of Consciousness
The power of vulnerability in the system of selves
Voice Dialogue demonstration sessions
Lunch
Video of Drs. Hal and Sidra Stone on Primary Selves
Demonstration and practice interviewing and mapping selves
Introduction to energetic linkage and energy exercise

Saturday: Energetic exercise
Foundation for Voice Dialogue approach to dreams
Continued focus on linkage as the foundation for facilitation
Matching energy exercise
Beginning to work with the Aware Ego Process
Facilitation demonstration and practice
Lunch
Discussion of Ground Rules for the Work
Video of Drs. Hal and Sidra Stone on Disowned Selves
Judgment as Teacher - 4-Part pattern* for discovering primary
  and disowned selves, demonstration and facilitation practice

Sunday: Energetic exercise
Continuing Voice Dialogue and Dreams
Discussion of Ground Rules for the Facilitator
Review of 4-Part Pattern* and facilitation practice
Lunch
Evolution of Primary, Disowned, and Vulnerable Selves
Facilitation practice with focus on the Aware Ego

*from The Benefit of People Who Bug You by J'aime ona Pangaia

Second Training Session                               show/hide

Thursday: Energy awareness exercise
Report on practice experiences over the break, questions, dreams,
  and discussion of evolution of intentions
Review of 4-Part Pattern and preparation for working with
  Bonding Patterns
Facilitation practice - focus on working with linkage in Aware Ego
Lunch
Video of Drs. Hal and Sidra Stone on Bonding Patterns, Part I
Demonstration/dramatization of Bonding Pattern dynamics
Identification of the selves that are involved in relationships
Facilitation demonstration
Facilitation practice - focus on linkage and body awareness

Friday: Three-way guided energy linkage exercise
Facilitation demonstration
Facilitation practice - focus on curiosity
Lunch
Video of Drs. Hal and Sidra Stone on Bonding Patterns, Part II
Guided "inner movie" exercise
Demonstration of how to diagram Bonding Patterns and find the
  primary and disowned selves of both peopleinvolved in the
  bonding pattern.
Facilitation demonstration
Facilitation practice - focus on taking questions deeper

Saturday: Continuing dream work and facilitation questions
Energy exercise - internal and external relationships
Essential keys to relationship
Bonding Pattern review with focus on the Positive Bonding Pattern
Facilitation demonstration - who we become in the Positive
  bonding pattern.
Facilitation practice - focus on linkage and deepening questions
Lunch
Personal and Impersonal energy - key opposites in
  relationship dynamics
The importance of facilitators holding a balance of personal and
  impersonal energy
Guided energy exercise for experiencing personalimpersonal
  and impersonal
Demonstration facilitating personal and impersonal
Facilitation practice with personal and impersonal - focus on linkage
  and deepening questions

Sunday: Dreams and facilitation questions
Aware Ego Process - discussion and demonstration of ways to work
  with the Aware Ego Process in facilitation
Energy exercise to prepare for facilitation practice
Facilitation practice - 1st full hour session
Lunch
Questions from the morning's facilitation
Facilitation practice - 2nd full hour session
Closing circle

Third Training Session                                   show/hide

Thursday: Energy awareness exercise
Thursday: Energy awareness exercise
Report on practice experiences over the break, facilitation
  questions
Overview of third training session
Fishbowl format facilitation - demonstration
Guided energy exercise for holding linkage
Small group facilitation practice
Lunch
Energy awareness exercise
Aware Ego, Selves, and the Body - discussion
Guided group exercise - Claiming Your Energy Inheritance
Facilitation practice - focus on holding and balancing energy
  in the body

Friday: Energy awareness exercise
Video of Drs. Hal and Sidra Stone facilitating a dream self
Demonstration and facilitation practice working with dream selves
Aware Ego relationship to vulnerability - discussion and
  demonstration
Lunch
Guided energy exercise
Awareness position - demonstration and discussion
Fishbowl facilitation practice working with awareness position in
  small groups
Big group wrap up - questions about the work today

Saturday: Energy awareness exercise
Dreams and questions
Discussion and demonstration of additional ways to access
  information from the Unconscious such as working with
  imagery, SoulCollage, painting, sand play, movement, etc.
Group exercises working with sand play objects and movement
Lunch
Putting all the pieces together: small group work on whatever
  participants need most to prepare for hour and a half long
  sessions this afternoon and tomorrow
Energy awareness exercise
First of full hour and a half practice sessions under supervision in
  groups of threes, rotating facilitator, subject, and observer roles
Big group wrap up - questions about the work today

Sunday: Energy awareness exercise
Bonding Patterns in professional relationships
  (transference and counter-transference): discussion of how
  the facilitator's vulnerability affects the facilitator/subject
  relationship
Questions before we begin our practice
Second of full hour and a half practice sessions under supervision in
  groups of threes, rotating facilitator, subject, and observer roles
Lunch
Third of full hour and a half practice sessions under supervision in
  groups of threes, rotating facilitator, subject, and observer roles
Closing circle

Staff                                                                           show/hide

Cassandra Cosme De Pree and Miriam Dyak are co-founders of The Voice Dialogue Institute in Seattle, which has been offering Voice Dialogue workshops, teleclasses, and facilitator trainings since 2005. Both Cassandra and Miriam trained with Drs. Hal and Sidra Stone, the originators of Voice Dialogue and the Psychology of Selves, and have both been faculty members of Thera, the Stones’ institute in California. Miriam is also a guest faculty member for the Institute for Transformational Psychology (I.T.P.) programs in Holland, Switzerland, and Italy.

Miriam has been practicing Voice Dialogue since 1983. In addition to teaching, Miriam is the author of The Voice Dialogue Facilitator’s Handbook and Exploring Your Inner Landscape: Voice Dialogue Energy Awareness Exercises. Miriam sees individuals and couples in her private practice in Seattle, WA, and is one of the few facilitators in the world combining Sand Play with Voice Dialogue.

Cassandra fell in love with Voice Dialogue in 1995. In addition to teaching at the Voice Dialogue Institute, she has a private counseling practice seeing individuals and couples in Sammamish and Redmond, WA.

We typically have 2 - 3 additional staff for this training who provide wonderful support for all participants.

Testimonials                                                              show/hide

"Since I've done the Voice Dialogue training, I can accomplish four times more in a session with a client than I did before, and the best part is it feels so organic and easy." J. Eilertsen, MS, LMHC

"I've taken several classes with Miriam and Cassandra on relationships and on Voice Dialogue and I have to say they are brilliant. They create a supportive interactive environment with lots of room for questions and discussion. Both Miriam and Cassandra have a gift for high-lighting the important elements of class discussions and reinforcing the points in a way that makes them easy to understand and use." P. Ljubicich

"It's so magnificent to have a tool that is so deeply respectful of people's process. This is the first work I've found to consistently come back to that place of honor. That's the thread that runs through the work - a deep respect and reverence for the potential within every person." E.K. Brant, MA

"One of the most important changes in my thinking and life approach is embracing all parts of myself as opposed to playing a right/wrong game. This work has provided the tools necessary to completely embrace my shadow." B. Miller, Certified Professional Coach

"I still use the techniques in my group work and get amazing results. Your trainings stand out as the best organized and most nurturing of all the many trainings I have done." J. Thornton, CC

"I've taken several of Miriam's and Cassandra's workshops and they have been excellent. The tools I gained in their Voice Dialogue trainings have helped me to live a richer, more aware life. I have more choice on how I operate in the world. I've gained skills and insights essential to my daily life. Miriam and Cassandra create a nurturing enriching environment for learning. They are engaging, articulate, clear and knowledgeable. Everyone would benefit from taking their classes." J. Karel, MA

Practical Information

Tuition                                                                        show/hide

Your tuition includes:

• All three 4-day 2016 training sessions in the Seattle area: April 14-17, June 23-26 & Sept 15-18
• Six individual 1.5 hour Voice Dialogue sessions (3 with Miriam and 3 with Cassandra)
• Ten Teleconferences to work with facilitation questions, dreams, and additional teaching. (Teleconferences take place monthly between in person classes and for six months after the completion of the course.)

Please note: Required materials and CECs are purchased separately


Take advantage of discounts by applying early!


Early Bird Specials

Earliest Bird: $2450 = $400 Savings
1. Fill out Application
2. Have intake interview and be accepted into program
3. Send $500 deposit by October 1, 2015

Early Bird: $2650 = $200 Savings
1. Fill out Application
2. Have intake interview and be accepted into program
3. Send $500 deposit by January 31, 2016

Sign up with a Partner! We will extend the Earliest Bird discount deadline for people who sign up with a training partner:

Two Birds: $2450 = $400 savings (each)
1. Fill out Applications
2. Have intake interview and be accepted into program
3. Send $500 deposit by January 31, 2016

Better Late than Never Bird: $2850 = Full Price
1. Fill out Registration form
2. Have intake interview and be accepted into program
3. Send $500 deposit after January 31, 2016

Balance of tuition must be paid in full by March 15, 2016 unless other arrangements have been made. We offer payment plans to suit your needs. if you have questions about payment plans. if you have questions about payment plans.

Required Reading and Listening                               show/hide

You will need:

- The Voice Dialogue Facilitator’s Handbook, Miriam Dyak. This is out of print, but we have copies available for our students. An e-book is available through Amazon and iTunes.

- Exploring Your Inner Landscape 3-CD set, Miriam Dyak (Available for purchase from VDI)

- The Aware Ego Process (5-CD set or mp3), Hal and Sidra Stone

- The Psychological Knower (CD or mp3), Hal and Sidra Stone

- The Psychology of Transference (Cd or mp3), Hal and Sidra Stone

- Embracing Each Other, Hal and Sidra Stone

Please Note: Materials are purchased at a separate cost. We will send participants a final list of required materials closer to the date of the class. Most materials are available for purchase through VDI, some at a 20% discount for participants. MP3 files and CDs are available for purchase and downloaded here.

CECs                                                                           show/hide

We are sponsored by the Nation Association of Social Workers (NASW) to offer 70 Continuing Education Credits. These credits are available for $60 - payable at the end of the training.

Application for Registration                                      show/hide

Please click here to fill out and submit your application for the 2016 Voice Dialogue Facilitator Training. Apply now

Refunds, Withdrawal & Cancellation Policy             show/hide

We keep our trainings intentionally small so that we can give each participant the individual attention and personalized feedback we feel is essential in order to learn the energetically based process of Voice Dialogue facilitation.
Once you decide to train with us, we begin immediately to take your specific needs and interests into consideration as we develop the flexible part of our curriculum. It is, therefore, very important both for our planning and for people who may be on a waiting list to let us know as soon as possible if your plans change and you need to drop out of the training. Our policy on withdrawals/cancellations/refunds is as follows:

• Your $500 deposit minus a $75 processing fee will be refunded in full ($425) if we receive notice of your withdrawal from the program by February 1, 2016. If you have made additional payments, these will be refunded in full.

• For withdrawals between February 2 and February 28, 2016, you will receive a 50% return on your deposit minus the $75 processing fee (amounting to $175). Any additional payments made toward the course will be refunded in full.

• After March 1, 2016, deposits are not refundable, but any other payments made toward the training will be fully refunded.

Please Note: If you wish, you can apply your deposit and payments toward a future training (minus the $75 processing fee). Transferred funds need to be used within the next two years in which trainings are offered. You will be given the “earliest bird” discount for the training you choose at the rates being offered in that year.

• There is no refund if a participant decides to leave the training before completion. VDI may decide on, a case by case basis, to apply unused tuition funds to a future training.

• The Voice Dialogue Institute (VDI) reserves the right to postpone, cancel or otherwise change any training program schedule prior to the beginning of its first weekend. At no time is VDI responsible for training students' travel, lodging, or incidental expenses. VDI also reserves the right to substitute training staff whenever necessary without obligation to students enrolled in the training program. VDI will attempt to reschedule the training in a reasonable amount of time and in doing so will strive to find a time that meets all the participants’ needs.

• If for some reason VDI has to cancel the training and cannot reschedule, participants will receive a full refund. Or, if the participant prefers, the deposit and payments may be applied to a future training.
If you have any questions about our policy,
please contact Cassandra at 425-753-2490 or

More Information

More about Voice Dialogue                                       show/hide

Voice Dialogue and The Psychology of Selves describe human personality as multifaceted, made up of numerous [perhaps innumerable] selves. These selves, which are also often called "voices," "sub personalities," "parts," or "energy patterns" have their own feelings, desires, memories, opinions, world views. Many of our more dominant selves have grown up with us our whole lives, taking care of our early survival, our identification as individuals, and our success in the world. These "primary" selves form the core of our personality – we think of them as who we actually are. Other "disowned" selves have experienced a lifetime of repression, becoming evident only when we lose control and act contrary to our character ("I don't know what came over me!" "I'm not myself today!"). Or, more commonly, we project these disowned qualities out on to others, usually those we either overvalue or deeply dislike.

The Selves: Drs. Hal and Sidra Stone, originators or the Voice Dialogue method, point out that what we think of as our ego is not really a single entity at all but rather a group of primary selves that run our lives, an "operating ego." Understanding the reality of the operating ego explains the mystery of why so many of us sometimes sabotage our efforts at success. From the perspective of the primary selves that make up this operating ego, success is safety, comfort, and the status quo. Taking on a bigger project, becoming more accountable, getting out there in the world, being more visible, leaving a relationship, etc., all threaten the security of this group of primary selves – to them success can be frightening unless it makes as few waves as possible.

The Aware Ego: Voice Dialogue facilitation gives us direct access to the selves and their experience. It also enables us to separate from the selves and become aware of them. Out of this separation and awareness is created the space to birth a new aspect of personality, an Aware Ego. It is this Aware Ego that can stand in balance between opposite selves, honoring both of them, perceiving their sometimes mutually exclusive needs, and taking action based on wholeness and integration rather than on duality, control, and repression. That Aware Ego is capable of perceiving both sides of the story and can make choices that honor the concerns of the primary selves while allowing us to evolve beyond their constraints.

Most people who experience Voice Dialogue report more "breathing room" inside themselves, more ability to access their inner strengths, and an expanded range of self expression. Using this process often reveals new potentials and at the same time creates a new ability to hold center and stay grounded. This makes it possible to truly evolve our human capacities rather than just expand into overwhelm.

The Voice Dialogue Difference: Several aspects of Voice Dialogue work make this modality very different from many other approaches to psychology and personal growth. An essential element of the work is a focus on "energetics"[our personal energy] and teaching the person being facilitated to become conscious of how they use their energy and how to manage their energy field. One important result is achieving a new form of intimacy that allows us to maintain both warmth and closeness and create healthy boundaries. Voice Dialogue is also collaborative in nature and profoundly non judgmental and non-pathologizing in its approach.

What is psychospiritual work? Voice Dialogue is a psychospiritual practice for evolving human potential and human consciousness. It is psychological because it involves understanding the nature of human personality as being multi-dimensional – getting to know the selves, their stories, their beliefs and desires.

It is spiritual because it is a practice of over and over again bringing the unconscious, automatic behavior of the many selves to conscious awareness, separating from them, and developing an ongoing process of creating a new ability to hold center, to be in an Aware Ego that can see farther and know much more than any one part of the self system. There is also a natural, organic compassion toward our own selves and those of others that develops along with the Aware Ego process. When we’re no longer locked into being a self that is driven, or controlling, or judgmental, it’s easy to have empathy and understanding toward the part.

Combining Voice Dialogue with other modalities: Voice Dialogue is a tool and not a separate psychological discipline. This means it can be used creatively in combination with many different therapeutic, healing, and coaching modalities. The Stones comment that "It is an approach to working with human consciousness and relationship that can be used by individuals for their own personal growth or by professionals in the fields of psychotherapy, counseling, personal coaching, and business and organizational consulting. Voice Dialogue is a powerful and compassionate medium for personal and spiritual growth.

FAQ                                                                             show/hide

Who participates in the Voice Dialogue Facilitator Training?

Voice Dialogue is a psychospiritual practice that provides experiential tools for developing consciousness. Voice Dialogue can be used by therapists with their clients and it also adapts well to other contexts such as business, the arts, general health care, personal growth, and any context that involves relationships between people. At VDI, in addition to counselors, coaches and psychologists, massage therapists, lawyers, software developers, artists, doctors, school teachers, nurses, university professors, personal trainers, acupuncturists, entrepreneurs, and more have participated in our Facilitator Training.

How much background/experience do I need in order to take the Facilitator Training?

It is very helpful to have experienced Voice Dialogue facilitation as a client before the training – in fact we require participants to have at least one session before the program starts. You will also need to complete several readings and listening assignments by the time the training begins. If you are intending to use this work professionally as a counselor or coach, you will need to fulfill the credentialing requirements of your state or country in order to do so.

I’m a coach, not a mental health counselor – is the Facilitator Training appropriate for working with my coaching clients?

Voice Dialogue is used world wide as a tool for coaches in working with their clients, both in corporate settings and in life coaching. Voice Dialogue is essentially a process that helps people use their internal opposites to their advantage rather than remaining stuck in a conflict between them. An example of opposites might be on the one hand a part of a person that really wants success and another part that is afraid that success will cause problems in their personal relationships.

I don’t really want to facilitate Voice Dialogue professionally. What would the benefit be for me taking the training?

The Facilitator Training is open to both professionals who would like to use Voice Dialogue with their clients and also to individuals who are drawn to learning this work for their own personal development. The training offers everyone, professional and lay person alike, tools to live gracefully and successfully as a human being in our very complex world and the ability to understand and live relationships of all kinds on a new and deeper level. Our graduates have reported improvement in communication with their bosses, co-workers and employees, as well as with their partners, family members and friends. We have often received feedback from our professional graduates that the training gave them as much for their own personal growth as it did for their professional development. Remarkably, individuals who took the training purely for their own personal growth have also reported to us that Voice Dialogue became useful to them in the context of their work in surprisingly effective ways, even though their work was not in a therapeutic or coaching field.

I’ve been receiving private Voice Dialogue sessions for some time now and am beginning to become interested in learning facilitation. What other preparation do I need to do to be eligible for the facilitator training?

Actually, receiving sessions is one of the very best preparations one can do to be ready to learn how to facilitate, and we require all training participants to do sessions in conjunction with their training.

I’d like to learn to use the Voice Dialogue method, but I don’t want to be part of a therapy group. How personal is the sharing in your Facilitator Training?

All our trainings and workshops at The Voice Dialogue Institute are psycho-educational, not psychotherapeutic. We encourage people to share personal information only to the degree that they feel comfortable. You are the one who determines your focus for the work, and you are always free to request that your partner in a practice exercise keep their sharing to a level that is comfortable for both of you.

I’d like to use Voice Dialogue with my life partner, not as a professional with clients. Is this training appropriate for me?

Definitely. Voice Dialogue was actually first developed by psychologists, Hal and Sidra Stone, as a way learn and grow in their own personal relationship with each other. Relationship has always been and remains a central focus of this work. If possible, it would be optimal for you and your partner to take the training together.

Will I be able to use Voice Dialogue long distance – over Skype or FaceTime?

Right from the start, we encourage our students to begin practicing with each other long distance. For participants who live in areas where there are no other facilitators, practicing over the phone, Skype, or FaceTime is the best alternative. What we want people to learn and get good at is picking up on energetic shifts regardless of whether they can see the person they are working with – they need to be able to feel the person across the world! That said, practice in person, with supervision during the times we will be meeting together, is crucial for developing a level of energetic sensitivity that can then be used effectively in working long distance.

Is it possible to become certified as a Voice Dialogue Facilitator?

Voice Dialogue is a psychospiritual practice. The goal of the work is consciousness; and even though facilitators can become very skilled, one’s level of consciousness is not something that can ever be certified. Drs. Hal and Sidra Stone make the following statement on their website: “As the originators of Voice Dialogue, we do not support certification and we have never certified anyone... As far as we are concerned, there is no certified Voice Dialogue facilitator or teacher and no teacher or trainer qualified to certify others.” The joy of working with this method is in unfolding an approach to personality and relationship that can enrich your work with others and also deepen your own personal process for a lifetime. It is far more complex and evolving than a set of skills or theoretical knowledge that can be certified.

Room and Board:

You are responsible for your room and board during the Facilitator Training’s in person sessions. We will gladly send you a list of accommodations in the area.

Are tuition payment plans available?

Yes. After you pay the deposit to hold your place, you may pay the balance in segments that work best for your finances. The balance needs to be paid in full March 15, 2016. Please contact Cassandra to set up a payment plan agreement, if you have any special circumstances to discuss, or if you have any other questions about payment. You can reach Cassandra at 425-753-2490 or

What does the Certificate of Completion mean?

The Voice Dialogue Institute offers a Certificate of Completion that states that the participant completed the Facilitator Training and the total amount of education hours. This certificate allows you to apply for Advanced Trainings at VDI.

Please Note: This is not a certification in Voice Dialogue facilitation, and we do not guarantee that this certificate is acceptable towards CECs required by your state or for your credential.

Are there make-up sessions if I miss any part of the training?

This training is designed for a small group and your absence makes a difference both for you and for the entire group. We can schedule a makeup session if you miss up to one day of a 4 day in person class. You will be charged an additional fee (our discounted private session rates) for the makeup session. However, if you are taking this training for CECs, missing any part of a class is not possible as attendance is mandatory for CECs.

More Questions about the Training?

Both Miriam and Cassandra are available for phone conversations to answer your questions. Please feel free to call us or e-mail your questions.

Miriam can be reached at: 206-932-1151 or
Cassandra can be reached at 425-753-2490 or