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Springs of Dialogue

6th International Conference on Dialogical Practices

Jeseník, Priessnitz Spa, Czech Republic

May 19-21, 2022

with Nora Bateson, Ivana Markova, Jaakko Seikkula, Peter Rober, Justine Van Lawick, and many others

Throughout the history of humankind, we were too often in the position of conquerors, warriors or entrepreneurs who have forcefully re-made, re-built and manipulated the world around us. As we can see today, this type of attitude became a major factor in the multiple crises we are now facing: environmental crisis, health crisis, social crisis, spiritual crisis.

This conference will be held in the middle of the natural beauty of the Jeseníky mountains, at a spa where the major healing agent is a cold water spring together with fresh air and sun. This spa was established exactly 200 years ago by Vincenz Priessnitz who became a famous healer by making use of the natural properties of water in touch with human body.

Dialogue is for us what water was to Priessnitz. It springs naturally but it can be polluted very easily. It has to be taken care of and used consciously. We want to see dialogue not just as means to an end but as the fundamental core of our actions and endeavours.

Join us in a regular bi-annual congress that invites researchers and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines and human services who are inspired by ideas of a dialogue as an inherent and necessary condition of human life. Dialogical practice follows original ideas of Mikhail Bakhtin enriched by recent developments in intersubjectivity and embodiment. These dialogical practices led to many innovative models of working in different contexts around the world.