Mindful Voice Integration is based on Genpo Roshi’s Big Mind. Big Mind is based in Zen Buddhism, Gestalt Therapy and Voice Dialogue. The additional components in MVI are the body focus and compassion. In MVI we know the survival voices or the survival aspect of voices as ultimately having noble intent.
“The secret of Buddhism is to remove all ideas, all concepts, in order for the truth to have a chance to penetrate, to reveal itself.” Thich Nhat Hanh
“Your task is not to seek for love but to find and eliminate every barrier that you have built internally against it.” Rumi
MVI is a method of loosening the sense of self by getting to know aspects of the self and the various variations of the aspects.
The process gives a strong sense of how contextual and fluid the self is.
The process of MVI is held with the principles of mindfulness; allowing, non-judging, presence, curiosity and kindness. We imbue the exploration of getting to know the employees by these elements. It is also important to familiarise yourself with how the voices feel in the body, what sensations they generate, where they sit, etc. This helps you recognise them if and when they come visiting again.