Gary Reiss

Gary Reiss, Ph.D.

BA, Washington University, 1975
MSW Washington University 1976
PhD Union University, to be awarded fall of 2004
Diploma in Process Oriented Psychology, 1986

Research, Projects:
Facilitator in Worldwork since 1991
Facilitation of town meetings throughout the United States and Canada
Facilitation of conflict work projects with religious and secular Jews, Arabs and Jews, Palestinians and Jews throughout Israel since 1993.
Co-founder of Process Work Israel
Organizational development work with schools, alternative communities, businesses, hospitals, social service agencies throughout the United States.
Teaching of seminars worldwide since 1981.

Changing Ourselves, Changing the World, New Falcon Books, 2002
Beyond War and Peace in the Arab Israeli Conflict, Changing Worlds Press, 2004
Angry Men, Angry Women, Angry World, Changing Worlds Press, 2004
Vital Loving, Changing Worlds Press, 2004
Leap Into Living, Changing Worlds Press, 2004
Articles in various journals including the recent edition of New Society, in Great Britain, and numerous articles in the Journal of Process-oriented Psychology.

Special interests:
I am particularly interested in applying World Work in situations of ethnic conflict, and as an alternative to war and violence. I have always considered World Work a spiritual path, and am researching moments of oneness and the use of sentient methods in the midst of great tension and violence.

My work has often taken me into working with not only countries in crisis, but organizations of all kinds. I especially focus on preventing violence, and avoiding burnout, as part of organizational life.

I also have recently been writing on the connections between coma work, World Work, and Process -oriented family therapy, and am about to begin my next book, on coma work.

Personal Statement:
I live out in the country near Eugene, Oregon, with my partner Sharon Emery, and her son Jamie and my daughter Eliana, as well as cats, dogs, and horses. My work life includes my private practice, teaching Process work, and writing books. When I am not working, I love being active and running, skiing, biking, and camping, as well as having time to meditate, and especially time to have laugh and have fun with family and friends.