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Welcome to the Process Work Institute classes and community events!

Scroll down for our upcoming classes and community events…or explore events in the calendar view.

Attending an online class or event at Process Work Institute? Click here to find out everything you need to know!

Want to talk to someone for more information?

Connect with our outreach coordinator, Melissa Perry, by emailing outreach@processwork.org to arrange a time to discuss further.  Call 503 233 8188 or email pwi@processwork.org to contact our office.

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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.

Public Courses and Workshops Refund Policy

For those of you who attended courses at PWI, please take a moment to complete a Course Evaluation Form.  Thanks for your feedback!


  • November 3, 12 - 1pm
    November 3, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • November 17, 12 - 1pm
    November 17, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • December 1, 12 - 1pm
    December 1, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • December 15, 12 - 1pm
    December 15, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Play and Art of Community

With Suzette Payne

Free of charge – all welcome!

Tuesdays at 12- 1pm

Come and join Suzette for the Play and Art of Community, offered every other week on Tuesdays from 12 to 1pm.

Please join Suzette in a spacious, playful atmosphere, using simple art making tools.

Your inner imagination and process can be a guide and deepen our community spirit in a time of isolation and stress where we can discover new paths forward.

Join an innerwork art making meditation for community awareness and support in creatively processing the diversity of experiences in our shared Coronavirus world.

No previous art experience needed.

Our focus is on Art as a Process and the magic and meaning that can happen when we let ourselves play with drawing, paint, collage, simple sculptures. There is, also, a writing component where you witness your work.

Please have paper or art supplies with you when you join the class on Zoom.

How to participate

Tuesdays 12 – 1pm

November 3 & 17; December 1 & 15

Online only via Zoom.

Please have simple art making materials with you, paper for art making and writing and then materials like magazines and glue and scissors, or crayons/craypas  or paints, or colored pencils…..whatever suits your fancy.

ZOOM LINK Click here at the class time: Art and Play of Community Tuesdays 12-1pm

Hope to see you there!


  • The Uninvited Guest: Creatively Hosting Chronic Symptom Challenges - with Suzette
    November 5, 2020
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Leading and Following Facilitator's Experience as an Invitation to Awareness - with Aleksandr
    November 19, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • The Bearable Process of Being: Leaning on Life Myth in Times of Pandemic-Part 1 - with Susan
    December 3, 2020
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • UPDATE - THIS CLASS DATE HAS BEEN CANCELLED!!!
    December 9, 2020
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Relationship Justice: Navigating Harm and Accountability in Friendship and Love - with Jan
    February 4, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us for Processwork in Practice: Free Introductory Classes

Topics and times vary – check date times below for more information

Online @ Zoom link

Class times are listed in pacific time zone

These free one-hour classes present a Processwork approach to working with a variety of themes that emerge in our lives and in private practice. These short sessions are meant to introduce the public to a variety of Process Work applications but will also include ideas that can enhance learning for students and practitioners. These drop-in classes occur online only.


  • 11/8, 6-7:30pm
    November 8, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • 11/29, 9-10:30am
    November 29, 2020
    9:00 am - 10:30 am
  • 12/13, 6-7:30pm
    December 13, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • 12/27, 9-10:30am
    December 27, 2020
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

Community Meetings during extraordinary COVID-19 times

Hosted by Elva Redwood, Heike Hamann, Daya Mia and Fred Kahane

Everyone welcome – open space to connect, and to hold and deepen our experiences during these extraordinary times

Sundays (Pacific Time)

8/2,   9-10:30am
8/9,   6-7:30pm
8/16, 9-10:30am
8/23, 6-7:30pm
8/30, 9-10:30am
9/13, 6-7:30pm
9/27, 9-10:30am
10/11, 6-7:30pm
10/25, 9-10:30am
11/8, 6-7:30pm
11/29, 9-10:30am
12/13, 6-7:30pm
12/27, 9-10:30am

Click here at the community meeting times: Online Only Via Zoom

No registration required – click on the link above at the community meeting time

(Previous dates)

3/29, 9-10:30am
4/5,   6-7:30pm
4/12, 8-9:30am
4/19, 6-7:30pm
4/26, 9-10:30am
5/3,   6-7:30pm
5/10, 8-9:30am
5/17, 6-7:30pm
5/24, 9-10:30am
5/31, 6-7:30pm
6/14, 6-7:30pm
6/21, 9-10:30am
6/28, 6-7:30pm
7/5,   9-10:30am
7/12, 6-7:30pm
7/19, 9-10:30am
7/26, 6-7:30pm

 


  • Tues, November 10
    November 10, 2020
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Love is the Bridge ~ Sacred Forgetting: Eldership for Memory Loss – Stan & Ann

With Stan Tomandl, M.P.W, PW.Dipl & Ann Jacob, B.Ed.

A series of 3 online classes

Tuesdays 12noon-2pm (Pacific Time): September 22, October 13, November 10, 2020

“Now, forget it ~ forever!” Max Schupbach

How can we ‘forget’ even about forgetting? Navigating the altered consciousness of elder years or physical or psychic injury, with courage, acceptance, and grace.

Exploring ways to lessen the fear & suffering, guilt & shame, chaos & aggression around Alzheimer’s & other dementias, senility, stroke, head injury, shock, and just plain forgetfulness.

Can we use the altered consciousness of memory loss as a portal into sacred space?

Outcomes:

1) Exploring our own and others’ yearning, even desperation in attempting to ‘fix’ forgetfulness.

2) Learning more about estrangement via memory loss: from ourselves, from family, & our communities, in these times.

3) Journeying with forgetfulness: a possible pathway to more sacred living.

Course Registration

Friends in recognition of the difficult circumstances we all face, this course is offered with a sliding scale.  Thank you for contributing what you can to support our continued offerings during this time.

$120 – $60 Sliding Scale – please pay what you can

If you can pay the full fee, please do. Thank you! And if not, please register with the Sliding Scale ticket, and write to us the amount that you can afford.  We will follow up with you to complete the registration. Contact pwi@processwork.org for more information.

About Stan and Ann

Stan Tomandl, MA, PWD, Ann Jacob, B.Ed
educators ~ counselors ~  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 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. 

Prior to course commencement, registered participants will receive an email with the link for online streaming access. 

Please contact PWI if you have any questions – we are happy to help you get set up.

Course Fees

Registration – Pay what you can $120 – $60

If you can pay the full fee, please do. Thank you! And if not, please register with the Sliding Scale ticket, and write to us the amount that you can afford at pwi@processwork.org.  We will follow up with you to complete the registration.


  • Online Intensive 2020
    December 5, 2020 - December 17, 2020
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration now open!

Week 1: Dec 5-10

Week 2: Dec 12-17

Online Intensive December 2020

Workshops, Special Events, Networking

December 5-17, 2020

Winter Intensive Alumni Gathering

Come join us at a very special, COVID inspired online Intensive Reunion!
The Intensive Course in Process Work has been an annual event since 1986. Many of our graduates first met at these deep, community experiences. Many friendships were forged, professional and intimate relationships were established.
This year due to extraordinary circumstances we are offering an on-line experience to re-connect community and offer a path for more in depth Processwork learning.
We are excited to reunite with past Intensive Course participants, although anyone who has had a beginning introduction to Processwork is warmly invited to attend.

Registrations now open

Click the links to find out more and register:

Week 1: Dec 5-10

Week 2: Dec 12-17

Join for one week or two – attend live, or catch up with recordings available to view till Dec 31.  Join the participant discussion forum, catch up with old friends, and connect with new ones.

Welcoming participants from all over the world with ten days of activities accessible to different time zones, or catch up with video recording access. You can attend both weeks, one week or even individual sessions.  Workshop program curated by Dawn Menken.

Week 1: Dec. 5-10th, 10am-1pm

Saturday, Dec 5th: Childhood Dreams and Chronic Symptoms, Susan Kocen
Sunday, Dec 6th: Facilitator Style and 2nd Training, Aleksandr Peikrishvili
Monday, Dec. 7th: Myths, Roles and Long Term Patterns in Relationship, Dawn Menken
Tuesday, Dec. 8th: Worldwork and Hotspots: Staying with it, Working at the Edge and Following Process, Rhea Shapiro
Wednesday, Dec. 9th: Working with Addictions, Kas Robinson
Thursday, Dec. 10th: Innerwork, Group Process, Open Seat, Gary Reiss

Week 2: Dec. 12-17th, 3-6pm

Saturday, Dec 12th: Dreambodywork and Life Path, Jai Tomlin
Sunday, Dec 13th: Process Work and Creativity, Lynn Lobo
Monday, Dec. 14th: Coma Work and Near-Death Experiences, Ingrid Rose
Tuesday, Dec. 15th: Process Work Applications to Organizations, Errol Amerasekera
Wednesday, Dec. 16th: Facilitating Power and Oppression in Relationship, Jan Dworkin
Thursday, Dec. 17th: Innerwork, Group Process, Open Seat, Dawn Menken and Errol Amerasekera

  • Dec 11, 7-8:30pm
    December 11, 2020
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Dreambody Medicine Forums

Fridays 7-8:30pm Pacific Time

June 26, July 24, Sept 25, Oct 23, Dec 11

Community space to process experiences of body symptoms and their connection with larger cultural and social issues

All welcome. Free of charge.

With the Dreambody Medicine Team: Kara Wilde, Pierre Morin, Jai Tomlin and Emetchi

ZOOM LINK: Dreambody Medicine – Friday forums

No registration required – join us online by clicking this link at the event time

About Dreambody Medicine Forums

In these forums we explore the link between individual experience of body symptoms with larger cultural and social issues.

We hope to bring an atmosphere of exploration, curiosity and enrichment.. Using Processwork we work with symptoms following an individual’s signals in a non pathologizing, non interpretative way to find meaning in our experiences. This may help relieve the symptom and help us relate to our symptoms differently. Respecting each person’s experience as their own.

All welcome. Free of charge.

These forums are for everyone. People with all types of symptoms and care providers whether family members in home or medical professionals. Anyone with an interest in health and medicine and helping themselves and others.

Due to physical distancing all forums will be online until further notice.

Over May and June, special Dreambody Medicine Forums have been focusing on experiences and issues related to the virus pandemic.