Courses and Workshops

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Welcome to the Process Work Institute’s course listings!  Please see below for details on our upcoming classes …

Talk to someone for more information – connect with our outreach coordinator, Melissa Perry, outreach@processwork.org to arrange a time to discuss further. 

Questions about our online course registration system? Check out our Online Registration Guide for a step by step look at registering online!

If you encounter issues or just prefer to register over the phone, call us at 503 223 8188, email pwi@processwork.org or fax the Registration Form PDF (503 227 7003). 

Registration at least 24 hours before the course start date is strongly encouraged. Early registration helps ease administrative processes at the last minute. Thanks for helping us provide a great service for everyone.

Please note: All course times are local Portland, Oregon (Pacific) time, unless otherwise specified.

Questions about attending classes at a distance?  See our Distance Options Guide for more information or be in touch so we can assist you personally. 


  • January 15, 2019 - March 12, 2019
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Hour of Our Death, Personal Transformation, and the Weight of History

A series of 3 tele-classes

Tuesdays January 15, February 12, March 12, 2019 

12noon-2pm Pacific Time Zone

Stan Tomandl, MPW, PWDipl & Ann Jacob, BEd

At the hour of death people often connect with ancestors and loved ones in the other side camp. How to listen and to embody the dead on their terms, as advisors and co-creators. Our bodies form nets that capture souls of our ancestors and can guide us from individual to world transformations.

Carl Jung’s deep experience of the dead, underlying thirty volumes of ‘psychology’, prefigures WorldWork: connecting with diverse peoples and issues present, past, and future. We can try to forget history, but history will not forget us.

Course outcomes: 

1) Experience learning from the dead on their terms.

2) Bringing awareness to how we can embody and move with the dead in the world.

3) Learn to cope, and even grow from, the weight of history that will not forget us.

About Stan and Ann

Stan Tomandl, MA, PWD, Ann Jacob, B.Ed
educators ~ counsellors ~  process work ~ following somatic wisdom
http://www.comacommunication.com

***specializing in working with, learning, and teaching about people in altered consciousness that comes during life’s joys, grief, creativity, illness, trauma, memory loss, remote states, delirium, coma and other tender and strong moments in our living and dying***

Participation Options: Teleconference/Livestream only

PWI currently uses the Zoom webinar platform for livestream access to classes.  Participants should ensure they have good quality internet access to get the best experience. After registration you will be sent a direct link for online streaming access to your course, one week prior to course commencement.  Please contact PWI if you have any questions – we are happy to help you get set up.

Course Fees

Early Registration by Jan 7th $108
Registration – full fee $120

PWI Members receive a 10% discount – click here to find out more about membership

Please call 503 223 8188 or email pwi@processwork.org to register with a member discount.  


  • February 16, 2019 - February 17, 2019
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

A Process-Oriented Approach to Love, Sex, Spirit, and Intimacy

Led by: Gary Reiss with Sage Emery and Amy Palatnick

February 16-17, 2019 

10am-1pm,  2:00pm-5pm

This seminar will focus on a process work approach to working with sex and intimacy issues. We will teach new methods for working with issues of consent and deep respect for our bodies and for each other. Focus will be on healing trauma and other sources of relationship distancing. We will learn how to work with specific kinds of sexual difficulties and emphasize the connection between love, sex, and spiritual experiences.

 

 

Gary Reiss will be leading the class,co-teaching with Sage Emery and Amy Palatnick.

 

Amy works as a Process-Oriented coach, facilitator, therapist and teacher. Her main areas of focus are life myth work, sexuality and transformation of the inner critic. Amy has has been a professional potter in Eugene, Oregon for 25 years. She is also a passionate Black Belt Nia instructor, and has been teaching Nia for the last 14 years. 

 

 

Sage Emery is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified in Second Training through Arny and Amy Mindell. She has been in private practice over 20 years and has taught internationally in over 10 countries with her partner Gary Reiss and on her own. Sage’s international teaching specializes in women’s empowerment work. 

Course fee: $240 (Early registration $216 until Feb 1st)

In person: PWI Big Room

 

 

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Public Courses & Workshops Refund Policy

Refund Policy: (the term “course” refers to the class or course of study the student has applied and been accepted into) A student is permitted to withdraw during any part of the program in “whatever manner” – in writing, by phone, or in person. A participant who elects to cancel their enrollment within 5 calendar days of enrollment will receive a full refund of all money paid. The 5 calendar days begin when the student signs the enrollment form, or confirms enrollment through email, or tuition/course fee payment.

After the 5 day cooling off period, where the student cancels after completing at least one lesson but less than 50 percent of the course lessons, the Process Work Institute may retain the non-refundable fee (registration fee) of $150 plus a percentage of tuition/course fee which shall not exceed the following:

 

  1. Up to and including 10% of the course, PWI retains 10% of the refundable tuition.
  2. Between 10% and 25% of the course, PWI retains 25% of the refundable tuition.
  3. Between 25% and 50% of the course, PWI retains 50% of the refundable tuition.
  4. After the student completes more than 50% of the course, PWI shall be entitled to retain total course tuition.

 

The amount of the course completed shall be the ratio of completed required lessons to the total lessons required to complete the course.

In case of a student/participants illness, accident, psychological emergency, death in family and other circumstances beyond the control of the student, the Process Work Institute will give special consideration to the student’s request for cancellation beyond the minimum refund policy.

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