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Online classes – livestream participation – find out how!

Are you attending an online class or event at Process Work Institute?

Find out everything you need to know right here!

Participation via Livestream

PWI uses the Zoom webinar platform for livestream access to classes.  Participants should ensure they have good quality internet access to get the best experience. 

In general, to support everyone’s participation, please:

  • stay muted unless talking and
  • use a headset with a microphone to ensure the best sound quality for all.

Prior to course commencement, accepted participants will receive an email with the link for online streaming access. Some events will require a password for greater security.  

Please contact PWI via email or call during office hours 503 223 8188 if you have any questions. We are happy to help you get set up!

Online Streaming via Zoom

Zoom is an intuitive online meeting service, and we hope it gives you a good experience! You will need to have a stable, good quality internet connection during the duration of the class. 

You do not need a Zoom account to join the meeting, just click on the class link at the class time. If it is your first time using Zoom, you will be asked to download a small Zoom plug in – this typically takes under a minute, and then you are ready to go!  

Here are some resources to get you oriented:

Basic Zoom Instructions
  1. Speaker view or gallery view are in the top right of screen.
  2. Mute and video on/off are in the bottom left of screen.
  3. Hand raising – click on Participants at the bottom center of your screen. At the bottom of the window on the right side of the screen, click the button labeled “Raise Hand.” Your digital hand is now raised. Lower it by clicking the same button, now labeled “Lower Hand.”
  4. To pin someone (make them big on your screen) click on a person’s square and select PIN.
  5. Chat button is at the bottom center of screen. Click it and the chat box will open.
  6. Zoom works best with laptop or desktop and prefers the Chrome browser. With a phone you get less options.
  7. Confidentiality is important – please no screen-shots or recording.
Links for more Zoom information

Join a meeting

Adjust audio and video settings

Join a breakout room to work with a partner or small group on experiential exercises

Get the most of your Zoom experience



COVID-19 Coronavirus – Courage, Solidarity and Awareness – together we get through this

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
Office: 503 223 8188
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.


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.

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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