Ana Barner was born in 1956 in Northern Germany. After studying Psychology and Social Work in the Netherlands she traveled and lived in Israel, Asia, India and the States. From 1980 to 1985 she became involved in a psycho/spiritual community in India and the USA. Throughout those years she explored and was trained in different therapeutic modalities: co-counselling, radical therapy, rebirthing, hypnotherapy, encounter groups, primal and a variety of meditation techniques.
Moving to Australia in 1985, Ana became involved in Voice Dialogue and helped organise Drs Hal and Sidra Stone's first tour in Australia. Since then she has been training and working with Hal and Sidra as a senior staff member in Australia and overseas. In the early 90s Ana started the Sydney Voice Dialogue Centre and then took Voice Dialogue to New Zealand.
Ana developed Voice Constellations, an interactive, vibrant group technique, making it possible to work with Voice Dialogue within a larger group. After experiencing another spiritual transition in the mid nineties Ana started to develop techniques within Voice Dialogue that allow the client to access and inhabit a more transcendent reality, calling this process Transpersonal Dialogue. She participated in a retreat and training in Big Mind Big Heart with Genpo Roshi in 2006 and 2008 and is now incorporating this group enquiry into her programs.
Ana lives in Northern New South Wales in Australia. She teaches Voice Dialogue workshops and trainings, Transpersonal Dialogue and Big Mind Big Heart. She is available for individual and couples sessions, professional supervision and telephone consultations. Her specialty is relationship issues and connecting personality and essence.
Ana loves travelling and teaching nationally and internationally. She regularly travels to New Zealand and Germany and would be happy to be invited to where you are. Please refer to her seminar page for her current international schedule.