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Who is Stopping You? It’s an Inside Job! | Bridgit Dengel Gaspard Interview

Watch this interview with New York Voice Dialogue teacher Bridgit Dengel Gaspard to learn how to stop self sabotage. Bridgit's a highly experienced teacher and workshop presenter and you'll gain valuable insights from taking the time to sit back, watch and listen to this video. Visit Bridgit's website to learn more about her and her work, including her upcoming workshop and book. She's based ...
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Your Inner Critic – The Key to Your Personal Growth and Freedom

The Inner Critic is the cause of so much suffering (anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship problems, self-sabotage), and so it's natural to try to silence, ignore or get rid of it. But when we do, it simply re-appears in new ways, and usually with greater power. We also miss out on the life-changing gift it offers us. This post explains why the Inner Critic criticises, ...
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The Ultimate Secret of Life

Many years ago I had an encounter with the most amazing spiritual teacher. I had been studying the works of Nisargadatta Maharaj and loved his work. And then something unusual happened that pushed me onto a new path. This post begins with the story of that experience.  Meeting Nisargadatta Maharaj In my early twenties, while I was at university, I started ...
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Meet the Selves: Your Instinctual Energy or ‘Jungle Animal’

Instinctual Energy There is a group of selves/energies that exist in our psyche, who are a part of our instinctual heritage. Many people experience this energy as a jungle animal. We all experience this energy in our own way, with some people feeling they have an inner lion, tiger or panther, and others a bear or other large, strong animal — but I'll refer ...
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Meet the Selves: The Free Spirit

Are You an Eleutheromaniac? (aka The Free Spirit) The Free Spirit moves through life doing what it wants to do, when it wants to do those things. It is independent and free thinking. It has a flowing quality to its energy, which can change direction easily. It does not get stuck or hooked up on things, nor does it like ...
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Hal Stone Video – The Total Self

This video features Hal Stone being interviewed about the selves and the nature of personal identity. It is a 9-minute excerpt from a longer DVD titled The Total Self (see details below). Get The Total Self Voice Dialogue DVD Here This is a 90-minute DVD with Hal Stone explaining the selves and Voice Dialogue. It is in interview format with Jeffrey Mishlove, host from the highly ...
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Inside Out Movie – The Psychology of Selves

Have you seen the latest Disney Pixar film Inside Out? It's all about selves! The characters in the film have a variety of inner selves - five emotions - that are characters in their own right, just as we experience with Voice Dialogue. An 11-year-old girl called Riley is controlled mainly by Joy (her Primary Self in Voice Dialogue terms) who doesn't want ...
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The Way of Voice Dialogue

Voice Dialogue is the method for exploring selves, with the intent of supporting the emergence of the Aware Ego, while the Psychology of Selves and of the Aware Ego Process is the theoretical framework underpinning it. But for many the term 'Voice Dialogue' has come to refer to the totality of this work, and as an approach to consciousness exploration and growth, an approach that could be ...
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Heath Ledger and The Joker

When actors play a character they can draw on their own inner selves to help bring the character to life. But what happens when an actor has to play a character extremely different to their usual self? My husband and I have been discussing how difficult it must be for actors when they play roles significantly different to their usual self ...
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Bask in the Light Without Getting Burnt

There's an alternative approach to enlightenment, spirituality, transcending the ego, becoming one with a greater power, and the light-focused approaches to personal growth such as always following your bliss and thinking positively that doesn't lead to the suffering experienced by so many on those paths. A different kind of process exists - the Aware Ego Process - that allows you to bask in the light without the burn. ...