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Apply for Fall 2017: M.A. in Process Oriented Facilitation & Conflict Studies

The Masters in Process-Oriented Facilitation and Conflict Studies (MAPOF) is our integrative, foundation training program in the process oriented approach to the facilitation and study of inner and outer conflicts. The program is distinct because, while each class presents a cross-disciplinary comparison of various theories and approaches to facilitating internal conflict (psychology) and external conflict (conflict studies), the program teaches the cohesive theory and practice of Processwork. Our graduates learn this cohesive theory and focus on intense practical skill training during their studies at PWI, so when they graduate they have a practical set of skills and are ready to apply these skills with expertise.

Awareness, Power, and Process Oriented Activism

Join Stan Tomandl and Ann Jacob to explore loving detachment while surrounded by difficult situations for our environment, fellow humans, and our own hopes and dreams. A deep look inward at attitudes and beliefs: how we activate, and don’t activate, ourselves in the midst of internal and external power struggles. For those interested in social and environmental justice and the art of eldership. Register online!

Summer Institute 2015 Registration Now Open

Join us for a series of courses exploring the uses of Process Work’s innovative methods in professional practice. Come study in Portland next Summer with colleagues from around the world while gaining experience and advanced skills for personal and professional growth.

Upcoming: Research Symposium 7th June, 2015

Alive and Out There: Join us to learn from an innovative project to raise awareness of cancer and stigma through the use of theatre and film as health promotion tools.  Lynne Baker is excited to share both the challenges and inspirational aspects of working with theatre and diverse communities, and will show video excerpts to engage audience discussion.


Advanced Intensive: Feb 23rd – March 4th, 2015

The Process Work Institute invites you to join us for an advanced 10-day intensive workshop.Anyone having  workshop or personal training in Processwork, Deep Democracy training, is welcome. Graduates of PWI intensives are invited, and we welcome learners that have completed other types of intensives in Processwork. We’d like learners to have a basic knowledge of Processwork.

Power, Politics and Happiness: A Deep Democracy Open Forum

Join the Deep Democracy Institute, Process Work Institute, Gaia Education, and EoH (Economics of Happiness) for a Community Open Forum. Facilitated by Drs. Max and Ellen Schupbach from the Deep Democracy Institute and Dr. Chris Allen and team from the Process Work Institute.

The Open Forum is an opportunity for all participants to speak and listen, debate and learn together. After a short introduction by the facilitation team, 3 speakers representing opposing perspectives on the above topic will present their viewpoints in a 5 minute summary to initiate the public forum. Then the space will be opened to everyone present.


We believe Process Work offers a unique approach to inner work, therapy/coaching and group facilitation that can discover unexpected solutions from our most difficult challenges and promote a culture of deep democracy.

We want to grow our capacity to share, teach and develop Process Work in collaboration with other teaching centers.

Mini-Intensive: Theory and Practice of Process Work Applications September 12 –14

This 2 ½ day mini-intensive offers an opportunity to dive in and deeply experience Processwork, its many applications, and most recent developments. The training offers a comprehensive experience in the essentials of Processwork philosophy, skills, and metaskills (feeling attitudes) in areas such as working with dreams, body experiences, symptoms and illness, altered and extreme states, relationship work, and group dynamics. Participants will have an opportunity to practice the various theoretical ideas covered in the course. Hands-on experience will happen through demonstrations, works in the middle, exercises and group interactions. The training is for anyone interested in cultivating and enhancing their knowledge of Processwork methods for personal or professional development.

Research Symposium Sept. 14, 2014

The Research Symposium is held throughout the year to honor research in Process Work and related fields. It is meant as a gathering place for sharing and furthering our learning together. In this spirit, research may include formal or informal research projects, as well as ideas and visions for projects in the works. Presentations may also include experiences integrating Process Work in various contexts, as well as panels on topic areas that bring together many different fields and perspectives.

Open Forum: Keep Portland Weird, 7pm Sept. 21st

A discussion on the social, cultural and economic reality of Portland

JOIN US for a community dialogue! …on what “Keep Portland Weird” means for people living in Portland.

  • What does it mean, if anything, for the social, cultural & economic reality in Portland today?
  • Who gets left out and who is in? Please come to share your ideas, to learn or just listen.

All are welcome! This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

Location: Process Work Institute, 2049 NW Hoyt, Portland

Date: Sunday, September 21st, 7pm-9pm

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Check out the new Faculty VLog: What’s the Process?

Introducing a new feature to the Process Work Institute website: What’s the Process? The Process Work Institute Faculty Vlog. This vlog will feature videos by faculty at the PWI addressing questions relevant to all aspects of Process Work including body symptoms, organizational work, counseling and more. Have a look and don’t forget to bookmark!

What’s the Process? The Process Work Institute Faculty Vlog

Welcome to the Process Work Institute

PWI trains facilitators and counselors to work with the deepest experiences that arise not only in our bodies, emotions, and psychology, but also in our communities, earth, and world. Our students are not numbers, they join our journey and community of co-learners and rise to meet the vision that each of our graduates has clearly discernible attitudes and skills to facilitate and counsel themselves and others anywhere in the world, in any type of work where they are called.