Courses and Workshops

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Welcome to the Process Work Institute’s course listings!  Please see below for details on our upcoming classes …

Talk to someone for more information – connect with our outreach coordinator, Melissa Perry, outreach@processwork.org to arrange a time to discuss further. 

Questions about our online course registration system? Check out our Online Registration Guide for a step by step look at registering online!

If you encounter issues or just prefer to register over the phone, call us at 503 223 8188, email pwi@processwork.org or fax the Registration Form PDF (503 227 7003). 

Registration at least 24 hours before the course start date is strongly encouraged. Early registration helps ease administrative processes at the last minute. Thanks for helping us provide a great service for everyone.

Please note: All course times are local Portland, Oregon (Pacific) time, unless otherwise specified.

Questions about attending classes at a distance?  See our Distance Options Guide for more information or be in touch so we can assist you personally. 


  • January 15, 2019 - March 12, 2019
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Hour of Our Death, Personal Transformation, and the Weight of History

A series of 3 tele-classes

Tuesdays January 15, February 12, March 12, 2019 

12noon-2pm Pacific Time Zone

Stan Tomandl, MPW, PWDipl & Ann Jacob, BEd

At the hour of death people often connect with ancestors and loved ones in the other side camp. How to listen and to embody the dead on their terms, as advisors and co-creators. Our bodies form nets that capture souls of our ancestors and can guide us from individual to world transformations.

Carl Jung’s deep experience of the dead, underlying thirty volumes of ‘psychology’, prefigures WorldWork: connecting with diverse peoples and issues present, past, and future. We can try to forget history, but history will not forget us.

Course outcomes: 

1) Experience learning from the dead on their terms.

2) Bringing awareness to how we can embody and move with the dead in the world.

3) Learn to cope, and even grow from, the weight of history that will not forget us.

About Stan and Ann

Stan Tomandl, MA, PWD, Ann Jacob, B.Ed
educators ~ counsellors ~  process work ~ following somatic wisdom
http://www.comacommunication.com

***specializing in working with, learning, and teaching about people in altered consciousness that comes during life’s joys, grief, creativity, illness, trauma, memory loss, remote states, delirium, coma and other tender and strong moments in our living and dying***

Participation Options: Teleconference/Livestream only

PWI currently uses the Zoom webinar platform for livestream access to classes.  Participants should ensure they have good quality internet access to get the best experience. After registration you will be sent a direct link for online streaming access to your course, one week prior to course commencement.  Please contact PWI if you have any questions – we are happy to help you get set up.

Course Fees

Early Registration by Dec 30 $108
Registration – full fee $120

PWI Members receive a 10% discount – click here to find out more about membership

Please call 503 223 8188 or email pwi@processwork.org to register with a member discount.  


  • January 26, 2019 - January 27, 2019
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Me, You and The World: Introduction to Process Oriented Group Facilitation, Rank Theory and Conflict Work

Instructor: Aleksandr Peikrishvili, LCSW, PW. Dipl.

With Irina Feygina (Teaching Assistant)

Saturday and Sunday, January 26-27, 2019 

10:00am-1:00pm, – 2:00pm-5:00pm

This course will:

– introduce and/or refresh a Processwork lens to working and being with groups
– create a space and time where we as a group explore what we are learning by applying it to our experience as a group.

– provide an understanding of core Processwork beliefs of deep democracy and following dreaming process and apply and practice our understanding

Participants can expect to:
– be reminded of what moves us as facilitators and how it shapes our facilitation style
– begin to develop awareness of our and other’s experiences of power and how we use it towards ourselves, others and the world.

 

 

The class will take place in the Big Room at PWI: In-Person only

Course Fee: $240 (Early registration $216 until January 11, 2019)

 

Meet your teaching assistant – Irina Feygina

Irina is completing her diploma studies at the Process Work Institute. She loves the richness and mystery of process oriented ways of facilitating individuals and groups, and is excited to be part of this workshop! Her passion lies in working on the human dimensions of climate change – conflict and cooperation, skepticism and engagement, holding space for embracing deeper personal and community processes around this vast challenge. Irina is a social psychologist by training, and has worked in the government, non-profit orgs, and academia. She hails from NYC.

 

 


  • January 28, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • February 4, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • February 11, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The Wisdom of Dreams

Instructor: Ingrid Rose

Mondays: Jan 28, Feb 4, Feb 11
7:00-9:30pm

Dreams contain a wealth of information that can serve us well as a guide for life. When process-oriented tools and skills are applied in unfolding dreams, the underlying meaning of the dream wakes us up to parts of ourselves and to directions for everyday life. We will be learning and applying ways in which to navigate our dreamworld and it’s rich images, cultivating insight into what is speaking to us from the dreaming field.

 

 

All who are interested in exploring dreams are welcome to join the class no matter what the level of experience.

In person only – PWI Big Room

Course fee: $150 (Early registration $135 by January 14, 2019)

 


  • January 31, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • February 7, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • February 14, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Magic of Process Oriented Family Therapy

Instructor: Gary Reiss, Ph.D.

Thursday evenings,
Jan 31, Feb 7, Feb 14; 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Process Family Therapy combines individual, couples, family therapy, and group process and worldwork into a single framework. In this class we will explore new breakthroughs in group healing where the whole group works with the family, not just one therapist facilitating; breakthroughs in multi-cultural approaches to family work; and bring in Healing History, working with collective unprocessed history and collective “ghosts” in family difficulties. The class will consist of both exercises and demonstrations and live families coming in from the community. It is for Process Workers, other therapists, and others interested in studying and improving family life.

In person: PWI Big Room

Course fee: $150 (Early registration $135 until January 17, 2019)

 

Thank you for joining us!


  • Class 1
    February 1, 2019
    3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Class 2
    February 8, 2019
    3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Arny Mindell’s Winter 2019 Friday Classes

The Essence and Spirit in the Future of Processwork.

Our Connection to Dark Matter, Clairvoyance and Everyday Life

 

Fridays: Feb 1st, Feb 8th, 3.30-6.30pm

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Class 1: Friday Feb 1st, 3.30 – 6.30pm

 PW’s ORIGIN and ESSENCE SPIRIT.
The MYSTERIOUS Taoist +Space-time TEACHER

 

Class 2: Friday Feb 8th, 3.30 – 6.30pm

The TAO and CLAIRVOYANCE of  RELATIONSHIP 

including PW’s Earth and Universe Based Essence Connection

What to expect

In his Friday classes, Arnold Mindell, the founder of Processwork, provides an interactive presentation on his latest research, introducing new exercises and techniques to apply in your inner and outer life. Arny demonstrates and models the techniques with a class participant, and then all participants have an opportunity to practice the experiential techniques with a partner, finishing up with shared learnings, reflections and questions in the large group. 

All participants are invited to an email discussion group with Arny for the duration of the series so they can ask questions and interact between class sessions.

Participation Options: In Person, Livestream, Audio File Download

Click here to find out more about distance participation options.

PWI currently uses the Zoom webinar platform for livestream access to classes.  Participants should ensure they have good quality internet access to get the best experience. After registration you will be sent a direct link for online streaming access to your course, one week prior to course commencement.  Please contact PWI if you have any questions – we are happy to help you get set up. 

Audio File download information is sent out within 24 hours of the completion of each class session. 

In person or livestream registrants who wish to get a copy of the Audio Recording may choose ADD AUDIO FILE for an additional $20.

Course Fees

Early Registration by Jan 18th $108
Registration – full fee $120

PWI Members receive a 10% discount – click here to find out more about membership

Participants may register to attend a single class in the series – please contact pwi@processwork.org or call 503 223 8188 to register for an individual class.


  • Supervision for Everyone
    February 1, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Supervision for Everyone

Instructor: Arnold Mindell, PhD.

Friday Feb 1st, 7:30 – 9:30 pm

Case supervision on inner development and outer work with severe illness and near death, one to one, family, and organizational situations.

Distance Options: Live Web Stream, Audio File Download

PWI currently uses the Zoom webinar platform for livestream access to classes.  Participants should ensure they have good quality internet access to get the best experience. After registration you will be sent a direct link for online streaming access to your course, one week prior to course commencement.  Please contact PWI if you have any questions – we are happy to help you get set up.

Classroom: Big Room

Course Fees
Early Registration by Jan 18th $36
Registration – full fee $40

 


  • February 8, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Diplomate Supervision (Individual + Organizational Case Work)

Instructor: Arnold Mindell, PhD.

Friday: Feb 8th, 7:30 – 9:30 pm

Case supervision on inner development and outer work with severe illness and near death, one to one, family, and organizational situations.  This course is open to IAPOP recognized Processwork Diplomates only. 

In person at PWI, or available for distance participation via live web streaming. 

Distance: Livestream

Please note, this class is not recorded. Audio file is NOT available for this class.

PWI currently uses the Zoom webinar platform for livestream access to classes.  Participants should ensure they have good quality internet access to get the best experience. After registration you will be sent a direct link for online streaming access to your course, one week prior to course commencement.  Please contact PWI if you have any questions – we are happy to help you get set up. 

Cost: $40
Classroom: Big Room

Participation Options: In Person or Livestream
Level: Diplomates Only


  • February 16, 2019 - February 17, 2019
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

A Process-Oriented Approach to Love, Sex, Spirit, and Intimacy

Led by: Gary Reiss with Sage Emery and Amy Palatnick

February 16-17, 2019 

10am-1pm,  2:00pm-5pm

This seminar will focus on a process work approach to working with sex and intimacy issues. We will teach new methods for working with issues of consent and deep respect for our bodies and for each other. Focus will be on healing trauma and other sources of relationship distancing. We will learn how to work with specific kinds of sexual difficulties and emphasize the connection between love, sex, and spiritual experiences.

 

 

Gary Reiss will be leading the class,co-teaching with Sage Emery and Amy Palatnick.

 

Amy works as a Process-Oriented coach, facilitator, therapist and teacher. Her main areas of focus are life myth work, sexuality and transformation of the inner critic. Amy has has been a professional potter in Eugene, Oregon for 25 years. She is also a passionate Black Belt Nia instructor, and has been teaching Nia for the last 14 years. 

 

 

Sage Emery is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified in Second Training through Arny and Amy Mindell. She has been in private practice over 20 years and has taught internationally in over 10 countries with her partner Gary Reiss and on her own. Sage’s international teaching specializes in women’s empowerment work. 

Course fee: $240 (Early registration $216 until Feb 1st)

In person: PWI Big Room

 

 

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Public Courses & Workshops Refund Policy

Refund Policy: (the term “course” refers to the class or course of study the student has applied and been accepted into) A student is permitted to withdraw during any part of the program in “whatever manner” – in writing, by phone, or in person. A participant who elects to cancel their enrollment within 5 calendar days of enrollment will receive a full refund of all money paid. The 5 calendar days begin when the student signs the enrollment form, or confirms enrollment through email, or tuition/course fee payment.

After the 5 day cooling off period, where the student cancels after completing at least one lesson but less than 50 percent of the course lessons, the Process Work Institute may retain the non-refundable fee (registration fee) of $150 plus a percentage of tuition/course fee which shall not exceed the following:

 

  1. Up to and including 10% of the course, PWI retains 10% of the refundable tuition.
  2. Between 10% and 25% of the course, PWI retains 25% of the refundable tuition.
  3. Between 25% and 50% of the course, PWI retains 50% of the refundable tuition.
  4. After the student completes more than 50% of the course, PWI shall be entitled to retain total course tuition.

 

The amount of the course completed shall be the ratio of completed required lessons to the total lessons required to complete the course.

In case of a student/participants illness, accident, psychological emergency, death in family and other circumstances beyond the control of the student, the Process Work Institute will give special consideration to the student’s request for cancellation beyond the minimum refund policy.

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