Public Events

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.

All Hands for Art! Art of U on Tuesdays at 12pm

Kara and Suzette invite you to share some online community time making art together and exploring the Coronavirus in our lives, or whatever is pressing to you that you would like to deepen.

This can be a fun, meditative time, as well, and we hope you will join us.  We are offering it for the next 4 Tuesdays at 12pm until 1pm, starting March 24th ….and you can eat your lunch at the same time.

No art experience is needed.  You can draw, make collages, create simple sculptures, paint.

Creativity and community and PW can support us together to deepen and share our wisdoms, which we need.

Our Hands and yours to make Art and connect and infect us with hope and our healing imaginations.

We will be using the Open Studio Project method that believes your creative process will guide you, as  we follow the process of writing an ​Intention, Making art, Witnessing by writing about your art and Reading your writing, if you wish. And, then adding ​PW tools to deepen your experience.

We will be sending out a zoom link to those who write to us, and say they would like to join us.  Hope to see you there!

Upcoming community meetings – join us!

Spring 2020

Please click here for community meetings

Join Dawn Menken for Process Work in Practice: Free Introductory Classes

These free one-hour classes will present a Process Work 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 will occur monthly on-line.

First Thursday of each month (no January class)

5:30-6:30pm Pacific Time

Online @

April 2 – Engaging with Dying, Death and Grief

Dawn Menken, Ph.D., is a conflict resolution educator, counselor, facilitator, and workshop presenter. She is a senior faculty member in the graduate program at the Process Work Institute in Portland, Oregon and was co-creator of its masters programs, serving as academic dean for ten years. She is the creator of Teens Rise Up (TRU), a cutting edge program that empowers and educates young people to step into their leadership, engage in honest dialogue, and co-create a more welcoming school community. She is the author of the award winning book, Raising Parents Raising Kids: Hands on Wisdom for the Next Generation. A dynamic teacher with a sharp mind and playful spirit, Dawn enjoys working with people from all cultures and backgrounds.  For more information see her website:


Added Dreambody Medicine Forums

We would like to add some additional Dreambody Medicine Forums focused on the Coronavirus. Join us next Friday, March 27, 2020 from 7pm-8:30pm, on Zoom

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

We would like to work with someone on any issues related to the virus. If you would like to work with one of us online at the forum please let us know by sending me an email.

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.

Here are the additional dates which will also have a focus on the virus.

(Fridays from 7-8:30pm)

March 27

April 10

April 24

May 8

Add them to your calendar and we hope to see you there.

Dates are subject to change.


Dreambody Medicine Forums

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
Forums are held on scheduled Fridays, 7 pm-9pm, 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!

Sentient Body Introduction 3/14/20 with Lisa Marks

Sentient Body explorations are my synthesis of Process Work Psychology, Mindfulness and Movement. We honor the body as our connection with the Essence level and Sentient Reality. Someone who recently attended said they spent 1/2 of the 4 hour class in Phase 4, which helped to deepen her relationship instead of so quickly moving in and out of it. 
There are two upcoming Sentient Body explorations; Introduction to the Sentient Body on Saturday, March 14th and Creating a Sentient Body Practice on Saturday, April 25th. All events are at the Room to Move Studio in Port Townsend.
Introduction to the Sentient Body is on Saturday March 14th, from 1-5 pm. This is Process Work Psychology from the body’s perspective. The Sentient Body is our guide to deep listening about what wants to enter the world for growth and balance. We discover action steps for ourselves and the Earth.  $65 day of, $50 if payment is received in advance. 
Creating a Sentient Body Practice on Saturday April 25th is open to those who have taken an Introduction to the Sentient Body. We look at ways to open dreaming doors to the wisdom of the Sentient World. Developing our body based awareness practice, we explore occupied and unoccupied sensory channels and the power of amplification. Our thinking minds weave the Sentient Body into our Consensus Reality world. 

Join the Revolution from the Inside!

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.