Hello and Welcome!
I’m an Australian Voice Dialogue facilitator and teacher and I’ve been writing newsletters, articles, blogs and books on Voice Dialogue for over two decades.
I do this work because I love how this profound yet simple technique and the theory it’s based on – developed by husband and wife psychologists and teachers Drs Hal and Sidra Stone – can help people in so many ways.
As a facilitator I’ve used Voice Dialogue to help people with all kinds of personal and relationship issues, and for general personal growth and consciousness development. I use it in my relationship with my husband of 25 years and to help with raising our children (check out my parenting articles here).
My background 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, 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.
Please note: all the articles/posts on this site, unless they are guest posts and are clearly labelled as such, are my own work and copyright to me. If you would like to share any of my work, please do so via the social media share buttons. For reposting or publishing elsewhere, please contact me first for permission. Thank you!
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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 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 her most recent editing project was the project management and editing of 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.