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 …

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  • Wisdom of Dreams
    January 27, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Wisdom of Dreams
    February 3, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Wisdom of Dreams
    February 10, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

led by Ingrid Rose

Mondays – Jan 27, Feb 3, Feb 10, 2020

7:00pm – 9:30pm

Fee: $135 (early registration by Jan 13th)

$150 (after Jan 13th)

Dreams contain a wealth of information that can serve us well as a guide for life. When process-oriented tools and skills are applied in unfolding dreams, the underlying meaning of the dream wakes us up to parts of ourselves and to directions for everyday life. We will be learning and applying ways in which to navigate our dreamworld and it’s rich images, cultivating insight into what is speaking to us from the dreaming field.

All who are interested in exploring dreams are welcome to join the class no matter what the level of experience.

Participation Options: In-person only (PWI Big Room)

  • January 29, 2020
    1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

Cathy Bernatt, Dipl PW., ICF, IAF.

Cathy is Processwork Diplomat, an Organizational Development and Leadership Consultant, a Professionally certified Coach (ICF) and Facilitator (IAF) and has worked with many organizations around the world applying Process work.

Presentation: Process Work Applications in Organizations. Cathy will talk about creative ways that she has used Process Work in mainstream organizations and the transformative power it has had. 


  • The Magic of Process Oriented Family Therapy
    January 30, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • The Magic of Process Oriented Family Therapy
    February 6, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • The Magic of Process Oriented Family Therapy
    February 13, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

with Gary Reiss, Ph.D

3 Thursday evenings – Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 13, 2020

6:30pm – 9:00pm

Fee: $135 (early registration by Jan 16th)

$150 (after Jan 16th)

Working on family difficulties wakes us up to our personal and collective history.  From this work we can get free of patterns that run our lives and can wake up to our true natures.  We will work on our own families through role play exercises and inner work, as well as having live families working in the middle. Families will receive family therapy as well as community-based healing we will all participate in.   These methods are powerful and transformative for individuals and families, and this training is for students, professionals, and anyone wanting more awareness and freedom from their family and cultural programming.

Participation Options: In-person only (PWI Big Room)

Gary Reiss holds a Masters degree in Social Work from Washington University, St. Louis; a Doctorate in Integrative Studies with a Specialization in Process Oriented Psychology and Conflict Resolution. He has been in private practice in Oregon as a LCSW for over 30 years, and teaches worldwide as a Certified Process Oriented Psychology Trainer.


    January 31, 2020
    3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • February 7, 2020
    3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The  Empirical  +  Universal  Nature  Of  Dreams  And Your World Task 

2 Classes To Realize Your Own And Your Organization’s MYTH, 1st Dreams, And Nonlocality

Fri, Jan 31, 3:30-6:30pm

Dreams Are  Rock + Roll BODY SENSATIONS, +The Tao That Must Be Said

Fri, Feb 7, 3:30-6:30pm

Your Group’s + Our World’s  Nonlocality, Dreams, Visions

Because you and your group are in part, “dreamed up” in part by our world process, everyone needs to discover, follow and flow with 1st dreams and the dreaming process to be at home in the world. 

For the last 56 years, since I was in Zurich and later in Portland, I have worked with many thousands of dreams. At first, I worked as a Jungian analyst, then in the late 1970’s as a process-oriented therapist at first in Zurich, then in Portland, Oregon and around the world.  I have also experienced many thousands of New Year’s Eve Dreams on Facebook. ( )

All this Dreamwork revolutionized my understanding of Life and Dreams. Dreams helped me create what we call today, “Process Oriented Psychology,” “Dreambodywork”, “Coma-work”, “Relationship and Worldwork” and more.  Now, in these 2 classes. I want to go further and Re-define dreams in terms of Empirical, often neglected everyday signals.



I will speak with love and gratitude for C.G. Jung, as well as for newer dreamwork forms I call “Flowing While Awake”. I’ll explain how process oriented dreamwork flows between the “Tao Can’t be” and “the Tao That Must Be Said” to help you feel your calling to help self and our world.

Fee: $112.50 (early registration by Jan 18th)

$125 (regular registration after Jan 18th)

$65 for one day class only (no early registration)

Delivery Methods: In-person, Livestream or Audio File Download

  • Supervision for All
    January 31, 2020
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Instructor: Arnold Mindell, PhD.

Friday, January 31st at 7:30PM-9:30PM

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

Early Registration Fee: $36 (by January 17th )

Regular Registration Fee: $40 (after January 17th)

Please Write Arny 1 Line About Your Case If You Want Case Supervision

  • February 3, 2020
    1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

Emetchi, Dipl PW.

Emetchi is a longtime processwork practitioner who is pulled to elucidate the Processwork way of working with traumatic impact upon people. She works in Private Practice and teaches in Portland and Internationally.

Presentation: Process Work and Trauma Tools for Your Kit. In the hour long talk Emetchi will clarify basic tenets of PW with trauma, phases of process with trauma, fundamental skills and metaskills and leave space for questions and discussion


  • February 5, 2020
    1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

Kas Robinson, Ph.D., Dipl PW.

Kas is a faculty member at PWI. She has been a diplomate since 2002 and has a PhD in psychology. She has experience in private practice, facilitation, and working a non-profit agency settings. She loves process work’s deep respect of the diversity of human experience, for its awareness of power, oppression, and rank; and for diving deeply into the challenges and mysteries of everyday life.

Presentation: Process Work Applications in an Agency Setting. Kas will present on Process work in an agency setting with individuals experiencing mental health crisis including depression, extreme states, eating disorders and addiction issues. Currently Kas is in a leadership where clinical services are provided to individuals experiencing crisis and to individuals mandated to treatment. There are many challenges in this field of work along with it being deeply gratifying.


  • Diplomate Supervision
    February 7, 2020
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Instructor: Arnold Mindell, PhD.

Friday, February 7th at 7:30PM-9:30PM

Processwork Diplomates only. 

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

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. 

Delivery Method:  In person or Livestream

Classroom: Big Room (at PWI)

Regular Registration Fee: $40 

Registration: Click the View Event button above

Please Write Arny 1 Line About Your Case If You Want Case Supervision

  • February 8, 2020
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • March 14, 2020
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • April 11, 2020
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm

with Dawn Menken, Ph.D

“I have a confession to make. I yell at my TV. Like many, I am so frustrated by our politics, leaders and political discourse. I coach them from my couch. Being a facilitator or a leader takes vision, heart and skill. We must do better; we watch the news and want our politicians not only to represent our world view and policy platforms, but we want them to be more conscious, authentic, and facilitative.”

3 Saturdays 11am-1pm, Feb 8th, March 14th, April 11th

This class will study video of different politicians and their interactions in current U.S. politics as a vehicle to create interventions that deepen political debate and bring forth inspired leadership.*
We will explore public attack and criticism, how to use our social rank or lack thereof, and how to be smart and address unintended communication and the subtext of our interactions. We will study the videos and re-enact them in order to create the kind of world we want to live in.
This class will be useful to facilitators, teachers, social activists, leaders, managers, public speakers, politicians and anyone interested in co-creating a different politics!

  • Dawn apologizes for the U.S. centric focus. Media clips will be taken from current U.S. politics but learning is applicable across nations.

In person, Livestream and video recording participation options available

$135 early registration (until Jan 25th)

$150 regular registration fee (after Jan 25th)

  • February 11, 2020
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • March 10, 2020
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

with Stan Tomandl, M.P.W, PW.Dipl. and Ann Jacob, B.Ed.

Three classes in the series on Tuesdays:

Jan 14th, Feb 11th, Mar 10th, 2020

12noon-2pm Pacific Time Zone


Illumination, Practical Mysticism, & the Quality of Death. Reaching from our roots: the Celtic Anam Aire, staying by the soul; Medieval Ars Moriendi, the Art of Dying; Tibetan Buddhist deathways; the ancient Egyptian Book of Emerging Forth into the Light; The Tao, Nature, and Processwork awareness. Entering deep connections through sensory grounded feedback, both before and after physical death. Bringing awareness to altered consciousness within dying: dreaming, intuition, proprioception, synchronicity, quantum connectivity, and end of life dreamtimes referred to as delirium: agitated or withdrawn. Entering the heart of death & life.


1) Personal research into when to sacrifice, to make sacred, to ‘die’ & be reborn into a new part of our lives.

2) ‘Soul traveling’ at death to locate messages that live forever on the borders of awareness.

3) Life & death questions explored through ‘practical mysticism’, during states of altered consciousness.

$108 Early Bird Registration (before Jan 7th)

$120 Regular Registration (after Jan 7th)