‘Dyad’ means two and so the basic dyad is about two people relating. However, the formal dyad was thought up by Ava Berner in the 1950s to give people an economical way to access the therapeutic work being done by her and her husband, Charles Berner. The dyad is the basic building block for Mind Clearing and the Enlightenment Intensive.
The dyad form creates a safe, simple space in which two people can communicate on the topic of their choice. This might seem pretty basic, but when does it actually happen in life that someone will sit and listen attentively to you for 5 minutes without interruption or judgement? The value of being heard and of learning to receive can be a life-changer.
As each person has an allotted time to speak and to listen, balance and justice are restored to relating.
The dyad has strict rules which participants are asked to honour.
Anyone looking for the support of structured, safe communication can join dyad evenings. If you have been on an Enlightenment Intensive retreat or received Mind Clearing, you will be familiar with the dyad form. It is a great way to continue to develop clarity and self-understanding between retreats or sessions.
Please note that, although there will be a short introduction, reminder of the rules and an opportunity for questions before, during and after the dyads, online dyad evenings are inevitably less monitored than face-to-face dyads. For this reason, we ask you in advance to review the guidelines for dyads which will be sent out before every evening session. Each session will have two 40 minute dyad sessions with a 10 minute break in between.
For those who have not participated in dyad evenings, you should attend one of our Basics of Clearing: The Dyad online workshops before participating, if one is available.
For evenings, online and in person, as well as related events go to Events