John Hoyle is the creator of the simple, verbal transformational technique called Voice Activated Integration or VAI.


John's journey to find a way to relieve suffering began at the age of 18 when he embarked on a 12 year immersion in "The Fourth Way" work of G.I. Gurdjieff. From there, he completed a master's program in psychology at Cambridge College and soon began working individually with clients.


One day he was listening to a client express her unhappiness with regard to the way her husband ignored her when he spontaneously asked her to repeat the words, "There's an identity in my body that needs my husband to ignore me." This statement caused her body to involuntarily tremble, and by following this lead with subsequent statements, John was able help her connect with and physically release the vibration of a little girl who felt ignored by her family.


This unexpected event marked the birth of what would eventually be Voice Activated Integration or VAI, the inquiry method that uses statements rather than questions to track an individual's unwanted behavioral patterns back to their source in the body consciousness. In 1997, John founded the Institute of Conscious Studies to further explore his observations. He now lives and works in Portland, Oregon where he is developing theories that have emerged from the use of the technique.

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