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COTEOS

Conversation On The Edge Of Silence

Sessions

Experience Conversations on the Edge of Silence (COTEOS) one-to-one & in small groups. Also try individual and group Supervision. Want to learn more? Sample our short Workshops!

Programmes

Check out our in-person retreats individuals and for groups. And our longer introductory and advanced seminars.

Conversations on the Edge of Silence

A fresh, new way to support change, learning, and growth among individuals, couples, groups, organizations, and communities.

Neither traditional coaching, counselling, nor therapy, Conversations on the Edge of Silence are grounded in a deep interpersonal connection.

When we truly listen to each other, and open to the common ground we share with all living things and with nature as a whole, what is vital to us can emerge and unfold naturally.

Generative Dialogue

Conversations on the Edge of Silence create the conditions for Generative Dialogue. In Generative Dialogue, we discover a way of exchange between people that is inherently creative.

As we listen to each other and surrender to the process, we open to a shared source in which the ‘heart of the matter’ can crystallize, as important and unexpected solutions emerge. At the same time, our relationships deepen and valuable insights into ourselves and each other appear.

Our Approach

Our approach is holistic. We attend to the way what is expressed outwardly in words is embodied. We are listening with the mind and the heart to the whole person and to the larger field we share. We are tuning in, at once, to what is expressed on the surface and the deeper currents explicit in it. Our experience with Re•Patterning and innerdance contributes significantly to this work.

Re•Patterning

Our fluid conversational COTEOS approach emerged from extensive research over decades exploring and updating connecting life patterns and defining assumptions about Self and World with individuals and groups through ‘Re•Patterning’. Re•Patterning offers a particularly focused and intense kind of proto-Conversation on the Edge of Silence.

lnnerdance

Conversations on the Edge of Silence involve more than just talking. Our dialogue is embodied and inevitably touches the unfolding and expression of inner energy. Sessions of innerdance support Generative Dialogue by freeing our vital energy, which opens the bodymind to deeper insight, understanding, and to share what we receive.

Sessions

Applied Sessions

You can experience the benefits of Conversations on the Edge of Silence with Generative Dialogue in sessions for individuals, for couples, and for groups and teams. Such sessions are available in person and on-line.

Typically, we offer 1-hour sessions for individuals and somewhat longer sessions (1.5-3 hours) for couples, groups, and teams.
Sessions of Re•Patterning and innerdance typically take 2.5–3 hours.

Taster Workshops

If you want to learn more about the nature of Conversations on the Edge of Silence and Generative Dialogue and their applications in a range of contexts, we offer a number of short three-hour workshops introducing this approach.

We can offer these workshops in your location to introduce the COTEOS approach.

Programmes

We also offer a number of longer workshops and retreats for those who want to take time out, for a restful break with a focus on personal reflection and growth. These retreat-workshops can be taken alone or in a group. In these retreat-workshops, we engage in Generative Dialogue, in the spirit of Conversations on the Edge of Silence, to support personal and shared growth and unfolding. If you are a member of the helping professions – a coach, counsellor, therapist, social worker, or consultant, facilitator, or team leader – or aspiring to these roles, and you want to learn more about Generative Dialogue and the Conversations on the Edge of Silence, we have a range of workshops available for you on request.

Upcoming Events

You may also be able to join one of our scheduled events, whether a short presentation or longer programme, whether introductory or advanced, either at Nirarta or in other parts of the world.

Summer Webinar, Part Three: Working with the Pattern that Connects

In this workshop, we consider how three facets of the ‘pattern that connects’ – being, becoming, and love – can be invisibly present in our work with people, allowing what was unexpressed to emerge in a ‘flow’ where past and future, you and I, meet in an unfolding present.
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The Art of Re•Patterning

Learn the Art of Re•Patterning, explore the Dynamics of Deep Transformation in the helping relationship – for practising and aspiring coaches, counsellors, therapists, committed to helping others change, learn, and grow profoundly.
Location: Pamporovo, Smolyan, Rodopi Mountains, Bulgaria
Date: 14-31 August 2020
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Resources

If you are interested in reading more, we have a range of articles and longer publications about our work. A number of articles about Conversations on the Edge of Silence and related topics can be accessed here.

We also feature a number of short videos and interviews.

About us

Conversations On the Edge of Silence and Generative Dialogue were developed in the current form by Peter Wrycza, PhD, a coach, consultant, and trainer from the United Kingdom, currently based at the Nirarta Centre, the retreat he founded in East Bali.

Conversations on the Edge of Silence are the fruit of a life-time of reflection on the nature of change and development in individuals and groups – and how such change and growth intersects with the unfolding of that profoundly creative awareness and intelligence latent within us all and within all things.

Testimonials

‘One of the most profound experiences I have had as a coach. Transformed my practice.’

DK, Sofia

Silence is the only state that can reach subconscious treasure and illuminate hidden precious jewels. In silence, the essential is manifested. Peter is a master of connecting spirituality with everyday life in a very natural way.

LP, Bulgaria

It was so rewarding to observe and be immersed in Peter’s deep and beautiful work. The method is really transformational and life-changing. Felt lots of love and warmth all along.

BM, Ukraine

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