Please bear in mind that dialogue is not intended as a form of therapy. Our intention is to create a platform for exploration and expression so as to highlight our behaviour, thoughts, feelings and actions. It is this ‘seeing’ of what we share in common that will bring clarity and understanding and has the potential to move us away from individualism, misunderstanding and conflict. The ‘learning’ however is the essential part whereas the coming to an understanding or clarity is a by-product. Never the other way around!
The way we propose dialogue is in a group setting (seated in a circle) of 10-15 people with 2 facilitators. One of us introduces a topic thoroughly and opens it up to the participants to engage in the conversation. It is NOT the role of the facilitator to instruct or teach but rather to keep the dialogue moving, help point out issues and give each participants equal share of time to speak.