Description of Challenge
People are often oriented in the outer world with their own inner voices unheard and unheeded.
They are not ready for change or to take the big decisions and steps needed to execute that
change. How do people get to understand themselves more deeply so they can take those big
steps that need a solid foundation to help them move further? Often the answers are already
within them it only needs the right question and deep listening to hear them.
“A lot of good arguments are spoiled by some fool who knows what he is talking about.” - Miguel de Unamuno
The power of Dyades lies in the time you take to consider (min. 40 minutes), in the clarity of the
questions, and in the contemplative repetition (at least three repetitions each person).
Find three to five questions:
the first one or two help to open up a topic and dive into the knowledge you have.
the middle question explores the obstacles.
the one or two ending questions help to find possible ways of integration (e.g. the
resources you have to overcome the obstacles, crystallizing one or more concrete steps
you can take).
The process of a Dyade:
● Go out for a walk (best in nature) in pairs for at least 40 minutes (up to 60 minutes).
● Person A starts by asking the all the questions one by one. Person B answers in an
intuitive, sponaneous way. Let yourself be surprised by your answers. Person A listens to
B in an open, supportive attitude and rounds up every answer by saying “thank you”.
● Switch roles, now person B asks the same questions to person A (in the same style).
● Repead this session at least 3 times (so every person answers 3 times to the same
question) more times is possible.
Web: http://www.partizipation.at/dyade.html (only german)
Written by Pioneers of Change