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Coming Home to Yourself

May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT

Coming Home to Yourself

Voice Dialogue Therapy

Elaine Rosenson, LMFT

May 21, 2022
1:00 – 5:00 PM PST

A Somatically Safe Event via Zoom



“We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.

S. Eliot, The Four Quartets V

This workshop will explore all of the parts of ourselves – the parts we know, and the parts less well known or hidden.  All of these parts make up how we want to be seen by the world.  Even though we think we know ourselves and our internal voices, listening to them helps us deepen our knowledge of ourselves and understand more fully the way they affect our behavior and relationships.  

We embody each part of ourselves through the Voice Dialogue process.  As we experience these different parts we get to experience the fullness of each – its thoughts, motivations, desires, fears, drivers, and physical sensations.  This allows us to begin to know ourselves more deeply, providing a positive, aware connection to ourself as an integrated whole.  When we grow our center, we can make choices true to our authentic self. 

This workshop will help you develop an aware center in your clients that grows with the full experience of each aspect of self.  When we deeply experience ourselves without judgment, one part at a time, we come to realize that there is so much more to embrace.  We learn to relate to all the parts of ourselves with compassion and choice from a grounded center. 

Learning the method of Voice Dialogue and engaging in Voice Dialogue therapy will help you know how to listen to the different selves and help facilitate them so your client can know themselves for the first time.

The Voice Dialogue perspective will add insight and creativity to all therapeutic models.

At the end of the workshop students will be able to:

  • Differentiate primary protective selves and disowned/undeveloped selves,
  • Explore how to create a Voice Dialogue session
  • Identify ways to integrate Voice Dialogue within students’ clinical perspective
  • Experience a compassionate center so we can experience more choice
  • Explore self-assessment and dyads for Voice Dialogue practice

This workshop will include didactics, demonstration, experiential dyads and group debriefing.

  • Introduction to the Psychology of Selves: How the psyche functions to protect vulnerability
  • Demonstration of a Voice Dialogue Session
  • Experiential Practice of Voice Dialogue by participants in dyads
  • Fine Points of Facilitating a session with emphasis on deciding what sub-personality to facilitate,
  • How to interview a sub-personality, and
  • How to end a session with emphasis on creating an aware center capable of making real choices
  • Questions and implications for future work

Getting CEU’s doesn’t have to be dull. Come join us!


Elaine Rosenson, LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in Encino, CA for over 30 years. She is a nationally recognized therapist and Voice Dialogue facilitator and teacher.  She trained extensively with Drs. Hal and Sidra Stone, the originators of Voice Dialogue. 

She has served as a staff member and has been endorsed by them to provide trainings to professionals and the general public.  In 1991, she founded the Valley Voice Dialogue Center where she has trained therapists on how to use Voice Dialogue for their own deep personal work and in their own practice.  Elaine is a member of the teaching faculty at the Insight Center in Los Angeles California.

She has presented classes at CSUN, at numerous intern training centers in Los Angeles as well as at CAMFT, SD-CAMFT, SFV-CAMFT, GPASC, and GPALA Conferences.  Elaine is a Past-President of the San Fernando Valley Chapter of CAMFT and has been an active member for over 30 years.

Elaine became inspired by the embodied depth psychology work of Marion Woodman, PhD, a world-renowned Jungian analyst, who brought bodywork to the Jungian community.  In 2010, Elaine graduated from Dr. Woodman’s prestigious three-year BodySoul Rhythms Leadership Training Program.  The program incorporates Jungian therapy, dance movement, art, dream analysis, voice and bodywork. Elaine has incorporated this work into her psychotherapy practice and finds it reaches people deeply, enabling them to discover their authentic nature.

Continuing Education:

A CE certificate is issued for a $20 charge. Instructions for purchasing CE certificates will be emailed once registration is completed and certificates are issued after the workshop is completed.  Continuing Education Certificates must be purchased within thirty (30) days of the event.
Psychologists: The Insight Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Insight Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course is provides 4 CEs.
MFTs / LCSWs / LPCCs: The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts APA CEs. This course provides 4 CEs.


May 21
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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CA United States


Michael Shiffman, PhD, LMFT