Processwork Essentials with Dawn Menken 2024

Excited about Dawn Menken’s new Essentials training series, starting January 31, 2024!

Processwork Essentials includes six mini-intensives January – June 2024 covering Structural Skills, Depths of Dreaming, Body Dreaming, Relationship Interventions, Altered and Extreme States, and Group Facilitation.

Part 1: Jan. 31-Feb 2nd, Structural Skills

Part 2: Feb. 28-March 1st, Depths of Dreaming

Part 3: March 27-29, Body Dreaming

Part 4: April 24-26, Relationship Interventions

Part 5: May 22-24, Exploring Altered and Extreme States

Part 6: June 19-21, Applications, Challenges, and Interventions in Group Facilitation

Dawn invites you to join one or all of the series and co-create a learning community across borders.  Each mini-intensive will include opportunity for practice as well as theory and community conversation.

Register now for PART 1: Structural Skills



Part 1: Jan. 31-Feb 2nd, Structural Skills

In the Structural Skills online mini-intensive, part 1 of the Processwork Essentials Series, we deeply investigate process structure within the framework of Processwork. Over three consecutive days, Jan. 31-Feb 2nd, 10am-12noon Pacific, we uncover the subtle intricacies and complexities inherent in various process manifestations and dynamics. Dawn will focus on the complex area of dreaming up and how to make the therapist’s experiences useful. Attend live sessions or catch up with recordings on demand.  Ask questions in the private online discussion space. Participants develop confidence in identifying, comprehending, and effectively engaging with these intricate structures, gaining practical skills for real-world applications. Through interactive sessions and discussions, this course aims to enhance practitioners’ abilities in discerning and navigating the nuances of process dynamics, empowering them for more adept professional practice.


  • Enhanced Understanding: Gain a deep comprehension of process structure, allowing practitioners to perceive nuanced manifestations and dynamics within processes.
  • Increased Confidence: Develop confidence in working with complex dynamics, providing a solid foundation for practitioners to navigate varied situations.
  • Practical Application: Acquire practical skills that can be immediately applied in practice, empowering practitioners to navigate diverse client scenarios effectively.

All mini-intensives delivered live 10am-12noon Pacific. Recordings available through Dec 31, 2024.

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Who is it for?

This mini-intensive and the full series is meant for students of Processwork, whether you are enrolled in a program or have been exploring on your own and just want to learn more.  A basic understanding of Processwork is assumed in order to appreciate the depth of material that we will cover.

Processwork Essentials Series Information

$240 per Mini-Intensive, or Bundle the Series of 6 for $1,200 and save $240.


Financial Equity

PWI recognizes the global and systemic forces that unequally impact people’s opportunities to participate.  If you are from an emerging economy or carrying the burden of systemic inequality and impacted by financial disadvantage, please choose the equity rate ($168) by registering with this link:

Structural Skills Equity Rate ($168)

About Dawn

Dawn Menken, Ph.D., certified Process Worker, (she/her/hers) has been working in the field of psychology and facilitator development for 40 years. She is an internationally respected educator, facilitator, therapist, leadership coach, and conflict resolution specialist. She is a co-founder of the Process Work Institute, where she co-created its masters programs and served as academic dean for more than a decade. Her most recent award-winning book, Facilitating A More Perfect Union: A Guide for Politicians and Leaders, introduces new ideas to support leaders, particularly those in the public sphere. In all of her endeavors she is moved to improve social discourse and inspire more meaningful civic engagement.
Dawn is a thought leader and change agent who brings her gifts to a variety of sectors. Her parenting book, Raising Parents Raising Kids: Hands-on Wisdom for the Next Generation, offers a groundbreaking approach to parenting and has been described as “… a must read for everybody who cares about the state of our relationships and our world.” She is the creator of Teens Rise Up (TRU), a cutting-edge program that empowers and educates young people to step into their leadership, engage in honest dialogue and co-create more welcoming school communities. She is a passionate teacher and facilitator with a special devotion to relationship and building sustainable community. She is based in Portland, Oregon.

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