Conversation leads to clarity, goal orientation and ultimately, a focus on solutions. Through the flexible handling of the human states of being - conscious, preconscious, unconscious – this tool challenges us to get to know the yet unlived areas of the mind and soul and to experience and develop their power.
The imagination, the imaginative power, was defined by Kant as a human capacity to imagine an object that no longer exists, or to imagine something that has never existed before. It is about reproductive imagination on the one hand, which is related to memory and perception, and productive imagination, a spontaneous form of imagination as an aspect of creativity that we associate with freedom and design. Imagination is also a way to come into contact with images that capture us and give us a sense of meaning, to meditate on them, to shape them, to make them effective for everyday life.
Seen in this light, imagination can also be understood as the connection between inside and outside (Verena Kast).
The imagination depicts the world as we experience it emotionally - and that is why imaginations are diagnostically valuable. They are a statement of how a person experiences the world at the moment.
Imagination is about the inner encounter and experience of images and symbols. They are an expression of our inner powers, the threatening as well as the exhilarating, the denying as well as the meaningful. These images and symbols show the causes that prevent a person from developing his or her potential, but they also show the values and potentials that are important in life.
The aim of imaginations is to experience hidden potentials through these images and symbols and to translate them into concrete life or to solve life-blocks such as traumas, illness and stressful situations.
The existential-analytically interpreted Enneagram
The Enneagram describes nine different personality types and their relationships. It shows the different way of thinking, feeling, sensing and acting of the individual types. Insights from the Enneagram increase self-awareness and help individuals relate to others in a more differentiated, clear and free way.
Voice Dialogue is a powerful method of systemic psychology. It was developed by two American psychologists - Drs. Hal and Sidra Stone - and has continuously been refined over the years.
Voice Dialogue connects a client with different personality parts (selves) by taking different places in the room. After each dialogue with a subpersonality, the client returns to his starting point, the “Conscious Mind". Only a conscious ego enables the necessary distance to the subpersonalities. This way the client takes the lead themselves instead of being dragged back and forth by opposing parts.
This in turn broadens the spectrum of self-determined options for action. Hal and Sidra call this process the “aware ego process“.