Courage, Solidarity and Awareness – together we get through this
Portland, March 7, 2020
March 19, 2020
Dear PWI community,
Wishing all of us strength, solidarity and compassion in these difficult times. Some in our community are already deeply impacted, and others are feeling the pressure and anxiety of an uncertain future and threats we can barely comprehend.
First priority is consensus reality – please follow all guidelines and directions for public health and safety in your local context. Some links and information below.
Courage to all of us as we do our best to access and follow Consensus Reality, Dreamland and Essence level information to guide us through impossible times. Processwork is built for chaos, and our awareness skills have never been more needed.
Over the coming weeks, as we adapt to these scary times and necessary public health measures, PWI faculty will be offering online community opportunities to connect to the dreaming processes and unfold the meaning and resources in these agonizing, terrifying and perhaps transformational experiences.
Arny and Amy’s seminar in late May, and Arny’s supervision June 1st will provide a powerful space for exploration and support. They will be available online – livestream or video recording, and we are looking forward to connecting together as a community in the virtual world.
On a CR level, as a school, we have received the latest Executive Order from the Oregon Governor, effective March 21. This requires that all in person instruction must cease until April 28. I have written to our contact regarding guidance for the Spring quarter, but the situation is very uncertain and changing as we all know.
For current students, we will be continuing to work with each cohort and individuals to find the best way forward for everyone. It is likely that we will be prohibited from in person instruction for the Spring Quarter, and that travel restrictions will be continuing to impact many of us. PWI is exploring alternatives and will be connecting with individual students as well as each cohort to navigate this together.
Our practitioners have shifted their practices online, and we have cancelled in person meetings at the PWI building, as ordered. PWI administrative office is working to adapt to the required measures as everywhere. We put in place enhanced hygiene practices and are now staggering staff schedules and preparing to be able to shelter in place and maintain essential functions.
What a time. Stay strong, stay connected, take care of each other, together we will get through this.
Reach out if you have questions or concerns.
Sending love in these difficult and uncertain times
Hellene Gronda, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Dean of Academic Programs
Pronouns: she/her/hers and they/them/theirs
COVID-19 Information Links
From Oregon Health: simple steps you can take to protect yourself and your family from COVID-19 as well as influenza and other illnesses
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with sick people or animals.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw it away. If you don’t have a tissue, cough into your elbow.
- Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that you frequently touch.
- Avoid non-essential travel to regions listed in CDC travel advisories.