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Living to Maximize Connection with Each Other and Earth in The Citizens’ Century

by Elizabeth “Libby” Traubman, B.A., M.S.W. & Lionel “Len” Traubman, D.D.S., M.S.D Our 50 years of marriage has included three decades of helping diverse people — sometimes entrenched enemies — sit down face-to-face and finally connect in successful, authentic Dialogue. This … Continue reading

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Sound and Silence: Authentic Dialogue’s Building Blocks

Watching David Suzuki’s “Sonic Magic: The Wonder and Science of Sound”, I was struck (like a bell) by the ferocious shift in big city ‘soundscapes’ over the last century. The ringing of church bells, once heard 40 blocks away, now … Continue reading

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Transcending Divides – Yaakov Schneid

What would it take for two people from the opposite sides of a divide to talk with one another so they can have a genuine, respectful encounter?  The world has been full of so many divides – violent ones involving … Continue reading

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Inner Dialogue through Music

Keys to Harmony by Hugh Smiley Over the years I have enjoyed applying my knowledge and experience as a psychotherapist and teacher to a healing journey through music. This synergy can help students of the piano and voice develop creativity, freedom and harmony, … Continue reading

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Flamenco for PTSD

Related to quotes from the development of the concept for NACAD, Trio Anda Luz has formed in Toronto. We are multi-cultural: Tania Hernandez (Mexico), Tarek Ghriri (Syria), Hugh Smiley (Canada) and, as in Authentic Dialogue, we co-create (our own flamenco style; there is … Continue reading

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Prickles and Peace – Hugh Smiley

This photo of my living room cactus and buddha-statue on a sunny afternoon inspires a possible sequence for getting to the informed and compassionate action required for healing and transforming the gargantuan backlog of accumulated and self-perpetuating trauma in our human … Continue reading

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Principles of Authentic Dialogue

The 40+ attributes, which NACAD has already recognized valuable for AUTHENTIC DIALOGUE, provide a framework addressing issues in any dialogue situation. They can be grouped under the following interdependent principles: Self-Awareness: key to Mastery of Inner Resonance (body, mind, spirit) … Continue reading

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Our Authentic Voice in Psychotherapy and in Dialogue

The human vocal apparatus is part of the body and much more. We create (or destroy) our worlds through words we speak and sing, sounds we utter. Different qualities of the human ‘voicetone’ such as pitch, volume, rhythm, speed and … Continue reading

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Antecedentes

New AndaLuz Centro para un Diálogo Auténtico (NACAD) Un lugar para aprender y enseñar métodos dinámicos, progresistas y efectivos para el diálogo y la consulta en los campos de la resolución de conflictos, toma de decisiones y la curación del … Continue reading

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Cultural Competency with Authentic Dialogue – an Impossible Task?

Let me start looking at this broad subject from one small angle. As member of a core group of multinational pioneers for NACAD, I experience occasionally an uncomfortable feeling, when I simply do not get what we were just talking … Continue reading

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