Conversation On The Edge Of Silence
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.