Public Events

Open House evening – 7pm, July 16, 2019

Process Work Institute Open House!

Tuesday July 16th, 7 – 8.30pm – in person (with drinks and nibbles)

2049 NW Hoyt  St, (near NW 21st, parking available behind the building)

Or join us livestream

Come along to find out more about the Process Work Institute – what we offer and how Processwork can help you connect to unexpected meaning and resources.  Learn how exploring the unknown can help you reach your goals, and live your dreaming right on the edge of possibility.

We offer process-oriented facilitation services and training for working with individuals, relationships and groups – it is exciting, rigorous development for anyone working with people – therapeutically, coaching, alternative healing, or in organizations – not-for profit activism, leadership, team management…

Check out our blog: The Edge

Processwork is the study of following nature, a way of unfolding inner and outer signals to facilitate the emerging process in the moment, and to support the growth and sustainable change of individuals, relationships and groups.  It is a paradigm developed by Arnold Mindell from his study of physics, Jungian psychology, Taoism, and Indigeneous knowledges.

Join us July 16th, 7-8.30pm for an evening Open House to hear from faculty, students and graduates about these unique experiential and creative practices to integrate personal, social and world change techniques.

PWI Open House: Tuesday July 16th, 7 – 8.30pm – in person (with drinks and nibbles) or join us livestream

Find out about our powerful, life-changing two year masters program that integrates personal and collective change, bringing together world and local issues and the deepest part of ourselves.  Learn to follow your dreambody, to use movement and imagination to transform unknown or disturbing aspects of experience, while learning a rigorous framework for understanding the structure behind perception and change.

Accepting applications for the Fall 2019 intake to the Masters of Process Oriented Facilitation.   

Registration for our 35th annual five week Winter Intensive (January 19th – February 20th, 2020), now open – apply early for work-study opportunities.

Curious?  Questions?  Talk to someone – contact Melissa Perry or reach us at


Community Meetings

Community meetings are held in the Big Room at the Process Work Institute located at 2049 NW Hoyt Street in Portland, Oregon.

These community meetings are open to all interested in or curious about Processwork and the Process Work Institute.  They provide a space to come together and create community by following process. Facilitators are chosen from the group each time, and we begin with open sorting for issues that are on people’s hearts and minds. We then choose a topic that the group wants to focus on, and explore together more deeply using a process-oriented facilitation approach. 

The next community meeting is TBD.


Dreambody Medicine Forum 

Hosted by PWI Faculty: Kara Wilde, Pierre Morin, Jai Tomlin and Emetchi
In these forums, we link the individual experience of body symptoms with larger cultural and social issues sharing in a group format. 
Read about previous forums on our blog or find us on Facebook
The Dreambody Medicine Forums currently scheduled for 2019:

  • June 21
  • July 19
  • Sept 27
  • Oct 25
  • Nov 22 
Forums are held on scheduled Fridays, 7 pm-9:30 pm, at the Process Work Institute, 2049 NW Hoyt St, Portland, OR.
If you have a symptom you would like to work on in the middle of the group,

please contact   This event is free and all are welcome!

Psychological Stretching 

This is a monthly drop-in class where we connect with our bodies as psyche. We use dance, body mapping, movement practices, spontaneous imagery and creative arts to discover our body as a energetic field and delve into subtle sensations. We listen to our bodies wants and needs and use the body as a tool to find clarity and direction.

  • JUNE 24th: Yin and Yang

Tune in, get down.

For queers and non-queers.

All genders and Non-genders

All bodies and Any bodies

$5-$15 donation requested.
No one turned away for lack of funds. 


Processwork Online – An Online Learning Group for Everyone

created by 2 PWI students
They provide free, once-a-month, online trainings with Processworkers from around the world. These two-hour sessions are open to anyone interested in experiences and learning more about Processwork. Check out there schedule here.

Research Symposia

The Research Symposium honors research in Process Work and related fields. It is meant as a gathering place for sharing and furthering our learning together. In this spirit, research may include formal or informal research projects, as well as ideas and visions for projects in the works. Presentations may also include experiences integrating Process Work in various contexts, as well as panels on topic areas that bring together many different fields and perspectives.


The Process Work Institute invites you to get to know Processwork by participating in a series of FREE lectures–no registration required! In this next distance friendly seminar faculty share knowledge and experience of Processwork and how they use it to make change in the world.

Keep an eye out for additional free lectures here and on our Facebook page!

For details about each course and how you can participate in person or online please click here