We advice Dutch readers of this site to read the Dutch version, because there are some differences between the English and Dutch course.


In this course you will learn to apply the Voice Dialogue method and the principles of Transformational Psychology in practice.

In addition the course is aimed at deepening the personal process of the participants, which will result in more depth in their work with clients. We will work with deeper layers of consciousness, the awareness of the body and its energy fields and there will be a focus on the development of one’s own spirituality.

To teach all aspects of the work and to enable participants to apply these in practice the ITP, based on more than 30 years of experience in training professionals, has developed this balanced program consisting of 15 training days.

The program is particularly suitable for people who wish to efficiently accompany clients who have questions around the following themes:

  • Questions of meaningfulness
  • Work-life balance
  • Stress and vitality
  • Setting limits
  • Mourning and acceptance
  • Dealing with (self)criticism
  • Coaching skills
  • Vision development
  • Relationship and teamwork
  • Important choices and decisions
  • Healing


For whom
Experienced psychologists, coaches, psychotherapists, trainers, mediators and managers. They have at least three years of working experience as a coach/trainer/therapist, they have a strong professional background, have done their psychological homework and they have a developing insight in themselves as an instrument in their profession.

Robert Stamboliev MA and co-trainers. On every four participants there will be an extra trainer present during parts of the program. Thus there will be ample opportunity for personal coaching of participants, supervision on their work and individual Voice Dialogue sessions during the program.

Martin Waziers – France, about the course
The holistic approach you took was quite stunning to me and it certainly helped me see Voice Dialogue as powerful. The trainers were very professional and I will gladly recommend people to your sessions; the fact of the matter is you form an excellent balancing act in my view and I could constantly feel the two sides of me responding to your energies combined. If you left nothing clear in the open, it gave a sense of safety all around. Finally, this combination of individual exposure and group dynamics made me feel I was truly taken care of; I have rarely felt that part of a trainee assembly.


Design of the program

The program starts with an interview with one of the trainers, also possible by phone or Skype. We will examine together whether the program suits your situation and learning goals.

Training blocks
The program consists of 3 blocks of four days in a group, 1 block of 2 days for individual work and 4 individual one hour sessions by Skype between the blocks. There is about two months between each block. In total 14 days. Next to this there are homework assignments, case and literature studies.

We will work with the material that will be brought in by the participants. Questions with situations of one’s own practice can be fully addressed.

The training program lasts six months.

The following books will be used during the program:

  • Embracing Our Selves – Hal and Sidra Stone Ph.D.
  • Embracing Each Other – Hal and Sidra Stone Ph.D.
  • Embracing Your Inner Critic – Hal and Sidra Stone Ph.D.
  • The Energetics of Voice Dialogue – Robert Stamboliev MA.
  • Focusing – Eugene T. Gendlin Ph.D.
  • Hold me tight – Sue Johnson Ph.D.
  • Reinventing your life – Jeffrey Young Ph.D. and Janet Klosko Ph.D.


Block 1 – 4 days Voice Dialogue Basics and Energetics
Treatment of the consciousness model and training in Voice Dialogue facilitation techniques. Participants are alternating as subject and object. Attention for the role of the Inner Critic and Judge, learning how to recognize and acknowledge these energy patterns in the client and how they can be applied in a positive way. Dealing with vulnerability and fear and how these can be transformed. Theory and practice of the Aware Ego.

Training in energy management, learning how to use the energetic principles in Voice Dialogue. Exercises aimed at mapping the energy polarities that are active for each participant, attention for the role of energy in interpersonal contact. Applications in one’s own practice. Integration of Voice Dialogue and other more energy oriented approaches (i.e. focusing). Demonstration sessions and further training in facilitation techniques.

Block 2 – 4 days Voice Dialogue and relationship
Treatment of the Voice Dialogue relationship model and training in working with conflicts and issues of collaboration. Introduction to ‘bonding patterns’ and the ‘clearing‘ method. Training in the application of this knowledge in one’s own practice and in training one’s clients – adapted to their specific needs – to improve their communication. Attention for projection, transference and counter transference and how to use these in a positive way: the coach/therapist as an instrument.

Block 3 – 4 days Instinctive energies, the unconscious and more…
Principles of Empowerment. Attention to the body, use of the voice and breathing patterns. Sources of energy in nature. Training in Voice Dialogue as a means to reach empowerment. Working with ‘personal’ and ‘impersonal’ energy, ‘action’ and ‘being’ energy and instinctive energy. Training in channelling these and other energies through an Aware Ego. Integration in one’s own practice.
Attention for the unconscious and working with dreams and archetypes. Further training in energetics. The art of ‘being unburdened’, working from the ‘empty middle’. How to reach a maximum result with minimal interventions.

The learning method used is the method of Self Directed Learning. This is connected to the process oriented approach of Voice Dialogue. Participants are stimulated to indicate what they need for there own learning. In order to facilitate this process sequence and parts of the program can be changed if necessary. It does not mean that the organization of this training program does not have a clear picture in mind of what the end result of the program should be.

Practical information


The next training starts in October 2019, for dates of the blocks see the Calendar.


  • First 3 days of each block from: 10.00 AM – 7.00 PM
  • Last day of each block: 10.00 AM – 5.00 PM.

All blocks will be held at: ITP in Bergen, Schumanlaan 7A, The Netherlands.
Included: coffee/tea. Accommodation, lunch and dinner are not included, you can have that in one of the many nice restaurants in the area.
Different kinds of accommodation are available in the Bergen area.  We are happy to assist you in this matter.

Prices training

  • Training fee private € 3.997,-
  • Training fee company € 4.950,-

Payment terms
In accordance with article 3.2. of the ITP terms and conditions, one has to make a first instalment of 10% of the total costs for the training and accommodation with a minimum of € 400,-. One month before the start of the training the remaining amount of the total costs for the training and accommodation has to be transferred to the ITP bank account.

Cancellation policy
In accordance with article 6.2 of the ITP terms and conditions one can cancel without costs up till two months before the start of the training. Up till one month before the start of the training 60% of the total costs for the training and accommodation will be charged.

Afterward the full amount will be charged.

Terms and conditions and the ITP code
The ITP terms and conditions, as well as the ITP code, apply to all of our trainings.

The training is in English and in subgroups people can work also in other languages.

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