Mari Winkelman 1 maart 2011 – Heart Dialogues
I have a feeling that as we journey into the future, heart dialogues are going to become more and more common ways of relating with each other. It's something that's completely safe to try at home and you don't need to pay a therapist! i've practiced this concept in a few different ways with a few different people in recent times. One simple structure I have learnt is to sit opposite your dialogue partner, allow eye contact as much as possible, and offer open-hearted listening to them for about 5 minutes, and then to swap over so the listener can share for 5 minutes. This can go in rounds and all that is needed is for each person to be able to listen without interrupting or giving any positive or negative judgments about what is said. Each person can say how they feel in their time of sharing but not judge the other.