Lane Arye, Ph.D. supports individuals, couples and groups to discover wholeness, creativity, reconciliation and community. He studied Processwork in Zurich in the 1980’s and was one of the founding members of the Process Work Center of Portland (now PWI). Approaching our joys and our troubles with curiosity, respect, and heart, he fosters the experience that life is mysterious and meaningful.
Lane developed Unintentional Music, a way of using Process Work with musicians (and non-musicians) as they play or sing to help them transform their music and themselves. That work also led him to teach people around the world how to transform stage fright in new and exciting ways.
In the Balkans, Lane co-led a six-year UN funded project that brought together Croats, Serbs and Muslims after the war to work on ethnic tension, community building, human rights, and trauma. He has also worked with anti-Semitism in Germany and Poland, as well as racism, sexism, nationalism, homophobia, and class issues in the US and Europe. In Oakland, California, he facilitated a conflict between then mayor (later governor) Jerry Brown and an African American cultural arts center.
Lane lived in Warsaw from 1995-1999, where he trained the first generation of Polish Process Workers, and also supervised a psychiatric day hospital and support groups for victims of domestic violence.
Lane’s been deeply researching whiteness, and leading groups for white folks about race, resilience and repair. He is a part of the Racial Justice Collaborative, a black-led, multi-racial team working to end anti-black racism and the myth of white supremacy through education, training, team building, and facilitation. Lane has also been integrating a neurobiologically informed approach to trauma into his Processwork with individuals, couples, groups and communities.
Author of Unintentional Music: Releasing Your Deepest Creativity as well as a chapter in Kenneth Hardy’s forthcoming book on white centrality, and co-author of “Transforming Conflict into Community: Post-war Reconciliation in Croatia,” Lane lives near San Francisco with his wife, Lecia, and their two teenagers. He loves to meditate, sing, play guitar, and write songs.