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Raising Parents, Raising Kids with Dawn Menken, Ph.D.



Delivery Method: Online ONLY @

Timing: Thursday, March 5th, 2020 @ 5:30-6:30pm Pacific Time


Dawn has worked extensively with children, youth, and families, and is the author of the award winning book, “Raising Parents Raising Kids: Hands-on Wisdom for the Next Generation.”

On her website, Dawn writes, “I have always had a calling to work with children, youth, and families. When I became a mother, my creativity naturally expanded into this area. I see myself as an activist mother; every troubling experience, school difficulty, or playground problem is an opportunity for growth and requires a fresh, creative response. I support parents to discover and connect with their own unique parenting style and to have fun in the creative mystery that comes with living with children.”

In the book introduction, she says that her book “is not a “how-to” book, but a book that supports parents, caretakers, and educators to follow the unique path of their parenting process and the unique path of their child’s development.”

She continues…

“It puts the spotlight on the magic and joy of parenting the inner development of the child and helps parents and educators deal with power, conflict, bullying and diversity issues in a way that is fun, inspiring and meaningful.”


To learn more about Dawn visit her website

PWI Open House hosted by Ingrid Rose & Rhea Shapiro

Applying Processwork to Creativity and the Arts


hosted by Ingrid Rose & Rhea Shapiro

With Niyati Evers, Nora Hajos and Nathaniel Holder


Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

7:00-8:30pm PST

at the Process Work Institute & online

Join us for an evening of……..

Performance – Film – Personal Stories – Applications – Discussion

with experienced processworkers who apply their knowledge and skills in

in the areas of writing, software development, theater, movement and coaching.

Learn how Processwork can be an integral aspect of creativity and the creative arts.

Niyati Evers is an international facilitator, teacher and writer with over twenty years of experience in working with group dynamics and personal change processes. She is also trained in Tantric Sexuality Practices which adds to her dynamic and eclectic leadership style.

Nora Hajos has been applying processwork knowledge to her dance-making and movement development, teaching internationally and locally for the past two decades.

Nathaniel Holder is a certified teacher of an embodied physical theater improvisation technique called Action Theater.  He performs regularly in local theater, most recently in “Too Late!” appearing in the Fertile Ground festival.  He is also cofounder of the tech startup whose cloud technology platform facilitates the use of video in education and research.

TRU 2020 (July 13-17, 2020)

This 5-day intensive workshop is for teens aged 14-18 who want to develop their leadership capacity, build new friendships, impact their communities, and have fun doing it!

Teens will engage in creative activities to increase personal power, find their unique gifts, build communication skills, strengthen relationship and facilitate conflict within themselves and in groups.

We support youth in their own leadership by teaching them to believe in their innate creativity, to appreciate internal and external diversity and to forge real relationships across differences. We teach them the skills they will need in order to recognize, work with and resolve conflict.

TRU Youth Leadership Intensive July 13-17, 2020

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PWI Open House – December 13th


Friday, December 13, 2019, 6-7:30pm PST

at the Process Work Institute & online

Processwork Applications in Today’s World

hosted by Dawn Menken, PWI founding faculty and Director of Teens Rise Up

with Errol Amerasekera, Jan Dworkin, Lolo Halman  & Julie Diamond

Find us on Facebook: Open House Dec 13, 2019 Facebook Event

Errol Amerasekera has applied his PW education to working with elite sporting teams and organisations to assist them in the development of high-performance cultures and ethically sound leadership.

Jan Dworkin has refined her processwork practice to specialize in executive coaching, conflict facilitation and couples counseling.

Lolo Halman has combined theatre and processwork to facilitate creative dialogue and instigate change around social issues

Julie Diamond has been using PW expertise in the field of leadership development, coaching, assessment, and training for organizations, companies and federal government agencies.




 Dawn Menken    Jan Dworkin    Lolo Halman    
  Julie Diamond    Errol Amerasekera
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