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I hope you’re enjoying the material on my site and finding it helpful.
I’m an Australian Voice Dialogue teacher and I’ve been using this work in my own life for a few decades now – since I was in my early 20s. I started out being facilitated by other Voice Dialogue facilitators, attending workshops and trainings – including with Drs Hal and Sidra Stone, both in the United States and in Australia – and then learning to do this work with my then boyfriend who became my husband.
I then worked full time as a Voice Dialogue facilitator and presented workshops, until I had my first child and started to work part time. Over those years, I’ve written newsletters, articles, blogs and books on personal growth with Voice Dialogue.
I do this work because I love how this profound yet simple technique and the theory it is based on can help people in so many ways.
It helps with everyday living (decision-making, becoming ‘unstuck’, finding a balance between opposite energies such as doing and being, communication, relationships, parenting issues, and so on) and with finding deeper meaning, spiritual connection, and purpose in your life.
As a facilitator I’ve used Voice Dialogue to help clients with all kinds of personal and relationship issues, and for general personal growth and consciousness development. I still use it in my relationship with my husband of 25 years and to help with raising our children.
My background also includes working in book and magazine publishing as an editor, and I’ve been the Editor of Australia’s leading natural health and living magazine WellBeing. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Education (which included child growth and development); I’ve studied a number of personal growth and development systems; and I’ve trained in the Japanese healing art Rei-ki I and II.
Voice Dialogue in Daily Life is the successor to my first website VoiceDialogue.com and the Daily Voice Dialogue newsletter and blog, as well as the Baby Dialogue blog. My first Voice Dialogue site went live in 1998.
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“We consider Astra Niedra to be an outstanding teacher, trainer and facilitator of the Voice Dialogue process and its attendant theoretical structure relating to the Psychology of the Aware Ego… You are fortunate to have her with you in Sydney.”Hal Stone PhD and Sidra Stone PhD
A Slightly More Formal Bio
Astra Niedra is a Voice Dialogue facilitator and teacher who writes about Voice Dialogue, the Psychology of Selves and the Aware Ego Process, and how to use Voice Dialogue in relationships, parenting and personal growth. Astra trained in Voice Dialogue with its creators Drs Hal and Sidra Stone and with other teachers, and has been facilitating and teaching since 1996.
Astra Niedra is author of the books The Perfect Relationship, Enlightenment Through Motherhood and Which Self Are You?. She has written articles for magazines and web sites, and she wrote the Daily Voice Dialogue newsletter and blog and the Baby Dialogue blog. She has edited the books of other personal growth teachers, she has worked as an editor in health, legal and education publishing, she has been Editor of WellBeing magazine (when she published the magazine’s first feature on Voice Dialogue), and she edited and project managed the beyondblue Research Summaries 2007-2010 book. (beyondblue is an Australian non-profit organisation which promotes awareness of depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders and related mental health disorders.)
Astra Niedra’s tertiary qualifications are in Philosophy and Education, and she has also studied meditation and various types of yoga for almost three decades. She is working on two new books, one on the nature of identity inspired by her grandmother’s secret WWII love letters, and the other on the adventures of a little-known musical cat named Catarotti who moonlights as a detective.
She lives in Sydney, Australia, with her husband, their three children, and their cheeky and adorable Cavoodle, Puck.
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