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Get beneath the words and learn about the naturally occurring, repetitive "bonding" patterns in all your relationships. Understanding these patterns is the key to effective relationships. This is an exciting, easy, "no fault" approach to relationship!
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Drs. Hal and Sidra Stone are the creators of Voice Dialogue, a clear, no-nonsense approach to understanding your self and others and a universal language for communication. They are the authors of the trail blazing books "Embracing Our Selves," "Embracing Each Other," "Embracing Your Inner Critic," and "You Don't Have to Write a Book." Their books have been translated into French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Norwegian, Swedish, and Italian.
For the past 20 years, Drs. Hal and Sidra Stone have been teaching together, nationally and internationally. They are licensed clinical psychologists with many years of professional experience both as therapists and administrators. The Drs. Stone add to their professional qualifications the knowledge that can only be gained from the direct experience of marriage, parenthood, step-parenthood, business partnership and the realities of daily living. They are wise and inspired teachers who bring to their work expertise, humor, enthusiasm, support, soul and a very practical approach to life and to all relationships.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
Hal: "Hello, I'm Hal Stone."
Sidra: "And I'm Sidra Stone."
Hal: "Welcome to the Mendocino Series of Voice Dialogue Tapes. In this tape we will be telling you all about the dance of the selves in relationship."
Sidra: "Relationship is a subject very dear to our heart since we're in a loving relationship and a lot of our work and our discoveries have come out of our relationship. It's been a remarkable teacher for the two of us."
Hal: "For me, the relationship marked a real change in my life because before I began to work on these issues with Sidra, my orientation in consciousness work was quite introverted. I saw the consciousness process as essentially a highly introverted process and I certainly never had the idea that I could learn things on a serious level from relationship. A partner was something that you needed for a wide variety of reasons, but the last one that I could have imagined was that it would support my own search for consciousness. So, this movement represented for me a rather major shift when I began to discover that relationship itself could be a very serious teacher.
I don't mean to imply that relationship replaces our introverted work. There's a place for our introverted, solitary work and there's a place for our relationship work and both, together, of course, are extremely important. At this point, I feel really quite passionate about the subject because it has brought so much to me and it has meant so much to me that I'm excited at the idea of beginning to bring our discoveries to a wider audience and to begin to open out our thinking about the primary selves and disowned selves and bonding patterns. They have brought so much to us and are a matter of very great excitement."
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