There are four characteristics of dialogue:
Inclusion, in which the therapist puts him or herself, as much as is possible, into the experience of the client. The therapist does not judge, analyse, or interpret what he or she observes.
Presence refers to the therapist expressing his or her observations, preferences, feelings, personal experience, and thoughts to the client.
Commitment to dialogue allows a feeling of connection (contact) between the therapist and the client.
Dialogue is active and can be nonverbal as well as verbal. It can be dancing, song, words, or any modality that expresses and moves the energy between the therapist and the client.