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. 

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  • Under the Edges of Forgetfulness
    September 17, 2019 - November 12, 2019
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Offered by Stan Tomandl MPW, PW Dipl & Ann Jacob B.Ed, 2nd Training Cert.

Three online classes in the series on

Tuesdays @ 12noon-2pm Pacific Time Zone

  • Sep 17
  • Oct 8
  • Nov 12

“Why wait to get dementia? Follow the Process.” Arnold Mindell

Alzheimer’s, other dementias, senility, stroke, head injury, just plain forgetfulness: what
possible everyday usefulness and creative strengths could be born of these tragic and
troublesome conditions? Strengths that are usually overlooked by our consensus reality
aversion to forgetting, plus our western medicalization of forgetfulness. We will work on
deep needs to disremember, exploring the creative essence of ourselves and others in the
altered spaces of forgetting.
For professional carers, family members, and forgetters like you and me.
Sessions include experiential exercises, lecture, brainstorming, handouts, and consultation.

Outcomes:
1) Escaping the doldrums of daily boring common ordinary forgetfulness.
2) How to better handle placebos (to please) and nocebos (to harm) of modern western
medical forgetfulness practice.
3) Discovering and utilizing creativity within forgetfulness.

 

Early Registration Fee: $108 (by Sep 10th)

Regular Registration Fee: $120 (after Sep 10th)


  • CHILDMIND – FLUIDMIND IN ART
    October 2, 2019 - October 9, 2019
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Wednesdays

Class 1 Oct 2, 2019

Class 2 Oct 9, 2019

9:30am 12:30pm

Early Registration Fee: $108 (by Sep 18th)

Regular Registration Fee: $120 (after Sep 18th)

Explore your ChildMind, that is, a most fluid, free, and creative part of you! Through simple and fun exercises, you’ll experience the ongoing creativity of your dreaming process and the teachings it brings for your life. Special focus will be on the experience of FLOW, a most basic element of Process Work.

In the 1st class, we’ll explore simple (and sometimes silly!) inner work exercises using basic craft materials and paint. The 2nd class is devoted entirely to my latest passion: Process oriented fluid painting. If you ever wanted to learn about fluidity and the sensation of flow– this is it—in art! It’s an amazing and exciting experience!

                                       No art experience necessary!

Note: If possible, please sign up 2 weeks early, in order for me to get the supplies together.

Additional cost for materials:

For those attending just the first class, $5. $10 for day 2 (material fees will be collected on the day of each class – please being cash or check).


  • October 4, 2019 - October 11, 2019
    3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

What kind of world communities and  nations do you hope for?  How do you suggest improving the ecological mess which threatens the human race in 100-300 years?

Cleo

Cleo

I will show in this class how my dog Cleopatra, and non-locality helped in politics.

Processwork with yourself, relationships, clients and world events depends upon  awareness of consensus reality, dreams and “FLIRTS.”   These are subtle, essence-like tendencies that at first can hardly be noticed. These pre-dream experiences pop up in daily life and are often ignored

Process awareness and Jung’s idea of synchronicity (which I will update) are keys, needed to help today’s very real world.

 

Oct 4 – 3:30-6:30pm

CLASS 1.   LEADERSHIP  PROBLEMS + The  INFINITE; My Dog, Cleopatra, Woof + the Tao

Oct 11 – 3:30-6:30pm

CLASS 2.   WORLDWORK;  Flirts, Synchronicity & Your Nonlocality 

 

Early Registration Fee: $108 (by Sep 20th)

Regular Registration Fee: $120 (after Sep 20th)


  • October 4, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Instructor: Arnold Mindell, PhD.

Friday, October 4th at 7:30PM

Case supervision on inner development and outer work with severe illness and near death, one to one, family, and organizational situations.

Distance Options: Live Web Stream, Audio File Download

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.

Delivery Method:  In person, Livestream, Audio Download

Classroom: Big Room (at PWI)

Registration: Click View Details button above or contact Process Work Institute, 503 223 8188 or pwi@processwork.edu.

 

Early Registration Fee: $36 (by Sep 20th)

Regular Registration Fee: $40 (after Sep 20th)


  • October 11, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Instructor: Arnold Mindell, PhD.

Friday, October 11th at 7:30PM

Processwork Diplomates only. 

In person at PWI, or available for distance participation via live web streaming. 

Distance: Livestream

Please note, this class is not recorded. Audio file is NOT available for this class.

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. 

Regular Registration Fee: $40 

Participation Options: In Person or Livestream

 


  • Know Your Heart, Know Yourself
    November 16, 2019
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Know Your Heart, Know Yourself
The Moment-to Moment Process of You
Saturday November 16th, 9.30 – 4.30pm

In Person ONLY

Early Registration – $108 (before Nov 1)

Member Early Registration – $97.20 (before Nov 1)

Regular Registration – $120 (Nov 1 – Nov 16)

Member Registration – $108 (Nov 1 – Nov 16)

The most trustworthy tool of self-knowledge lies, rightly, within your body: your own heart. Our physical heart can reveal what is most important for each of us, if we learn to attune to its actual state. The heart constantly records our truest and deepest sensibilities about our experience and our well-being.
The question is, how can we learn to know its state, easily and routinely?
Come discover this subtle but essential tool and how to apply it in your own life and with clients. Demonstration of client-based interaction and personal applications will be part of the workshop.

I. Introducing our topic, ourselves
II. Initial practice with bodily awareness
II. Heart-based practice
   Lunch
IV. Demonstration with client
Discussion
V. Application

For therapists, body workers and those interested in deepening self-awareness.
Sitting up or lying flat are preferred during body practice periods. Please bring a mat, towel or blanket plus a small pillow if desired.

Professional Social Work Continuing Education Credit applied for. (If approved, NASW OR CEUs will be available for an additional fee of $30)

Judy Chambers, LCSW, MEd, MACF. Judy is a psychotherapist and facilitator in Portland, using Process Work, Hakomi Therapy, and EMDR techniques. She has also enjoyed fabulous explorations with Jean Houston, Angeles Arrien, David Schnarch, and David Whyte. When not with family she might be biking, gardening, or writing. Judy’s PWI project, Beautiful True Nature, reflects her approach to her lifework.