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Fall 2016 Course Offerings:


  • September 13, 2016
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • October 11, 2016
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • November 8, 2016
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Tuesdays; 9/13, 10/11, 11/8; 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM PST

Instructor: Stan Tomandl, MPW, PWDipl and Ann Jacob, BEd

Cancer, Heart-Lung Issues, Stroke, Anoxia, Head Trauma, Dementia, Depression, Delirium, Locked-In, and Coma are all varying forms of consciousness near end of life. Being left alone in altered states can be scarier than death. Process Oriented Coma Communication: Someone is Always Home, invites creative communication. We replace anxiety with opportunity for growth, opening patients and families to relationship beyond loss and grief. For nurses, care aids, chaplains, counselors, social workers, doctors, volunteers, students, and family members.

 

Distance: Teleconference Only 
CEU Eligible: No
Cost: $120
Early Reg. price: $108
Early Reg. Deadline: 8/30/2016
Classroom: Teleconference Only 


  • September 17, 2016
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • September 18, 2016
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday-Sunday; 9/17-9/18; Saturday: 10 am – 1 pm + 2 pm – 5 pm, Sunday: 10 am – 1 pm
Instructor: Vassiliki Katrivanou

From my experience being a Member of the Greek Parliament for four years in a country in the midst of deep political, economic and existential crisis, I used every ounce of my Processwork training to survive and be creative.  In this seminar we’ll explore the application of process work into politics and leadership roles, and how to create change and be close to our vision when consensus reality is polarized, depressing, and without alternative. In particular, we will explore: The multiple dimensions of power: power that attracts, power that harms, and power that creates, Becoming a role and finding in the midst of it our humanity and personal vision again, Addictive tendencies and blind spots of power, Facing public harassment and bullying, Self-care when our bodies absorb tension and become a battlefield. 

 

**Free Open Forum – 9/16 5 pm – 6:30 pm**

Politics and Psychology:

The challenges from being a member of the Greek Parliament while Greece is in the midst of deep political, economical and existential crisis, and how Process Oriented Psychology was a resource of helpful insights and support. 

 

Vassiliki Katrivanou served as a member of the Greek Parliament for four years and member of the Parliamentary Committee of The Council of Europe for two years. Before that she worked internationally as a therapist, trainer and facilitator in conflict resolution. She holds a Diploma and aMasters in Process Work and a Masters in Conflict Resolution (Portland State). She directed together with Bushra Azzouz the documentary Women of Cyprus

(www.womenofcyprusfilm.com)

Distance: Live Web Stream
Cost: $180 (Open Forum on 9/16: FREE)
Early Reg. Price: $162
Early Reg. Deadline: 9/3/2016
PWI students, faculty and members receive a 10% discount
Classroom: Big Room
Level: All levels of Processwork experience

  • September 20, 2016
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • September 27, 2016
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • October 4, 2016
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Tuesdays; 9/20, 9/27, 10/4; 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm PST

Instructor(s): Rho Sandberg MACFOC, M.Cog.Sc.

Interested in building your confidence and skills in using PW in organizational settings? This course explores the application of PW in community, public sector and corporate organisational settings.  You’ll be introduced to a process-oriented framework for assessing organisational needs within the initial client meeting and framing your observations in a way that resonates.  We will collaboratively explore important factors in designing, framing and implementing organisational interventions drawing on PW and mainstream methods. 

Distance: Live Stream
CEU Eligible: No
Cost: $120
Early Reg. price: $108
Early Reg. Deadline: 9/6/2016
PWI students, faculty and members receive a 10% discount
Classroom: Distance Only 
Level: Some knowledge of Processwork principles and concepts required


  • September 23, 2016
    3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • September 30, 2016
    3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • October 7, 2016
    3:30 pm

Fridays; 9/23, 9/30, 10/7; 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm 

Instructor(s): Arnold Mindell, Ph.D. 

How do we change the world and awaken to power, social and psychological rank, pain and diversity issues? Around the world, many millions of people are in pain because of diversity issues of all kinds. In the 20th century alone, 100 million people died in conflicts and war. Our news is filled with agony around issues of sexual orientation, race, religion, sexism, nationalism +many more diversity issues. There are many ways to address these issues. Each has her/his/their own best methods. Be an activist, government or social leader, mediator, …. All methods are needed and more are needed as well! 

==> I will speak about NELSON MANDELA’s Approach<==

In this class, I recommend two central group process “eldering” methods characterized by their RAPID INTERVENTION ability. These methods can be keys to momentary resolutions that allow solutions to follow.Small and large Worldwork processes often require time for change. However, recent Processwork developments allow facilitators to help conflicts within minutes. These developments can also be used by mainstream organizations as well.  Classes 1+2 discuss theory and innerwork applied to brief group processes on homophobia and possibly racism; Class 3 is about the meaning of supervision, and it’s application in class. The 3rd class group process focus is up to the group.

Class 1:   2 Min. Open Forum Work For World Issues- Possible Focus OnHomophobia

Class 2:  Elder-Shaman’s 5 Min. “BIGWAY” For Organizations- Possible Focus OnRacism

Class 3:  FACILITATOR 721 SUPERVISION: 1st+2nd Training In World Work; Focus ??

Distance: Live Web Stream, Audio File, Teleconference
CEU Eligible: No
Cost: $180
Early Reg. price: $162
Early Reg. Deadline: 9/9/2016
PWI students, faculty and members receive a 10% discount
Classroom: Big Room
Level: All levels of Processwork experience


  • September 23, 2016
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Fridays; 9/23; 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm 

Instructor(s): Arnold Mindell, Ph.D. 

Focus on inner development, body symptoms, near death experience and outer work – understanding with all stakeholders in family, organizational, human rights issues and political systems.

Distance: Live Web Stream, Audio File, Teleconference
CEU Eligible: No
Cost: $40
Early Reg. price: $36
Early Reg. Deadline: 9/9/2016
PWI students, faculty and members receive a 10% discount
Classroom: Big Room
Level: All levels of Processwork experience


  • September 28, 2016
    9:15 am - 12:15 pm
  • October 5, 2016
    9:15 am - 12:15 pm

Wednesdays; 9/28, 10/5; 9:15 am – 12:15 pm 

Instructor(s): Amy Mindell, Ph.D. 

Explore the unpredictable creativity of your “childmind”, that is, the beginner’s mind inside of all of us! Using basic materials, we’ll enjoy simple art experiments and new puppet + mask making techniques. You’ll experience how your dreaming process spontaneously emerges into living form and how your creations become your best teachers! No prior art experience (or attendance at earlier classes) necessary.

$10 for materials

Distance: Live Web Stream
CEU Eligible: No
Cost: $120
Early Reg. price: $108
Early Reg. Deadline: 9/14/2016
PWI students, faculty and members receive a 10% discount
Classroom: Big Room
Level: All levels of Processwork experience

 


  • September 30, 2016
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Friday; 9/30; 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm 

Instructor(s): Arnold Mindell, Ph.D. 

Focus on inner development, body symptoms, near death experience and outer work – understanding with all stakeholders in family, organizational, human rights issues and political systems.

Distance: Live Web Stream, Audio File, Teleconference
CEU Eligible: No
Cost: $40
Early Reg. price: $36
Early Reg. Deadline: 9/16/2016
PWI students, faculty and members receive a 10% discount
Classroom: Big Room
Level: All levels of Processwork experience


  • October 1, 2016
    10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • October 2, 2016
    5:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday; 10/1-10/2; Day 1 9:30 am – 5:30 pm, Day 2 9:30 am – 5 pm 

Instructor(s): Kate Jobe, MA, CMA, RSMT, Dipl. P.O. Psych

The stories that make up our lives, (our troubles, our dreams and deeply significant events), hold the important keys to our well being. In this workshop we use performance to unfold their deepest meaning by using our creativity, inner wisdom and resiliency. Kate brings a unique blend of movement, listening to the wisdom of the body, a lively, fun and caring environment, witnessing and performance to this potent transformation of the stories we tell ourselves. 

Distance: No
Cost: $135
Early Reg. price: $121.50
Early Reg. Deadline: 9/17/2016
PWI students, faculty and members receive a 10% discount
Classroom: **This Course Will Take Place Offsite at Kate’s Studio in Portland, OR** 
The Movement Space
2127 N Albina # 211
Portland, OR 97201
Level: All levels of Processwork experience

  • October 5, 2016
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • October 12, 2016
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • October 19, 2016
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wednesdays; 10/5, 10/12, 10/19; 7 pm – 9 pm

Instructor(s): Emetchi, PW Diplomate

Dreambody Dojo: Processwork and Trauma

Training Seminar # 2: 

In each class there will be succinct theoretical background, discussion time and focus upon the experiential  development of one relevant processwork skill. These classes are tailored for PW students, trauma practitioners and those new to the paradigm i.e. different levels of learning needs are both welcome and catered for. Any questions please email the instructor Emetchi at emetchi@mindspring.com.  

  • Class 1, October 5th = Responding to Social Trauma
  • Class 2, October 12th = Post Traumatic Stress Disorder [PTSD] and phases of Process
  • Class 3, October 19th = Self Care Practices for Practitioners

Distance: Audio File
CEU Eligible: No
Cost: $120
Early Reg. price: $108
Early Reg. Deadline: 9/21/2016
PWI students, faculty and members receive a 10% discount
Classroom: Big Room
Level: All levels of Processwork experience


  • October 7, 2016
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Friday; 10/7; 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm 

Instructor(s): Arnold Mindell, PhD. 

This event is open to Processwork diplomates only.

Distance: Live Web Stream, Teleconference

CEU Eligible: No
Cost: $35
Classroom: Big Room
Level: Processwork Diplomates Only


  • October 22, 2016
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday; 10/22; 10 am – 5 pm – NEW DATE!!!
Instructor: Heiko Spoddeck, Dipl.PW, MS Physics

Wouldn’t it be nice if learning was easy no matter what we learn? However, most of us learn with difficulties in some areas and with ease in other areas. In this workshop, we will focus on the different elements that contribute to making it difficult for us to learn in certain areas, be it math, process work, singing, or anything that we have difficulties learning.

Together we will process our own learning difficulties, find our own personal elements that make learning difficult at times, and use process work tools to explore new ways and approaches to learning. From there, we will continue with supporting others in their learning process by addressing the personal, relationship, and world levels.

Distance: N/A
Cost: $120
Early Reg. price: $108
Early Reg. Deadline: 10/8/2016
PWI students, faculty and members receive a 10% discount

Classroom: Big Room
Level: All levels of Processwork experience

Winter 2017 Course Offerings:


  • January 10, 2017
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • February 14, 2017
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • March 14, 2017
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Tuesdays; 1/10, 2/14, 3/14; 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM PST 

Instructor: Stan Tomandl, MPW, PWDipl and Ann Jacob, BEd

For those living, working with, and learning from forgetting. Providing opportunities within the difficulties and bereavement around memory loss and role shifts. Are forgetters seeking: Enlightenment? Soul Connections? Emotional Expression? Retirement? Separation? Detachment from family and friends? Societal change? Eldership? Creativity & Growth? Renewed Relationships? ~ For family members, caregivers, students, educators, administrators; learn to relate better by unfolding: signals, sounds, and perseverations to calm anxiety and agitation and provide opportunities for transformation within the mystery of altered states of forgetfulness.

Distance: Teleconference Only 
CEU Eligible: No
Cost: $120
Early Reg. price: $108
Early Reg. Deadline: 12/27/2016
Classroom: Teleconference Only 


  • January 18, 2017
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • January 25, 2017
    6:30 pm
  • February 8, 2017
    6:30 pm
Instructor(s): Jan Dworkin, Ph.D.
Wednesdays;1/18, 1/25, 2/8; 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
 
Relationship issues normally get tackled in private.  However our struggles—sexuality, diversity, power, communication, conflict, addiction, depression—are universal. This popular, 3rd time clinic offers couples an opportunity to work “live” in front of a group and receive individualized attention and community support. Couples discover unique solutions, new awareness and deeper connections.
 
An inclusive space is provided for all: single, coupled, straight, queer, (LGBTQIA), polyamorous, monogamous and those who do not identify with a label. 
 
Distance: Online Classroom 

Cost: $120
Early Reg. Price: $108

Early Reg. Deadline: 1/4/2017
PWI students, faculty and members receive a 10% discount

Classroom: Big Room
Level: All levels of Processwork experience


  • January 21, 2017
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • January 22, 2017
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday-Sunday; 1/21-1/22; 10am – 1pm + 3-6pm both days

Instructor(s): Emetchi and Venetia Bouronikou, PW Diplomates

In this workshop we shall introduce the Clown which each one of us holds inside, as a way to explore addictions. For us the Clown holds the creative space from which our own unique interventions and metaskills arise. Working with addictions and addictive tendencies, be they substances or behaviors, can often be very vexing. Picking up the message embedded inside the addiction rather than staying in allegiance with the messenger [the substance or behavior] is the heart of the work. This can be a relatively smooth process or a repetitive mythical wrestling match. Every one of us has addictive tendencies or addictions so yours is warmly welcome.

In this workshop you will leave with  [1] a clear understanding of the Processwork approach to working with addiction; [2] a fresh relationship with your inner Clown and knowing how to access her/him/it at will  [3] Experience of different fun ways to use your clown to craft interventions when working with addictive processes [4]  Practice of building your metaskill repetoire using the creativity of your Clown.

Please wear loose clothing and come expecting a mix of short succinct theory points, specific skill enhancing experiential exercises both solo with another and in a small group, plenty of play and movement as well as open space for the Tao of the moment….

This workshop is suitable for any person who wants to understand the Process Work approach to Addiction; for any Processworker wanting to diversify her, his or their interventions and muscle up metaskills using the creativity of your own Clown; for any individual regardless of whether you are a Processworker or not, who wants to try a new way to engage with somebody stuck in an addictive loop. We value all levels of both PW experience and life experience and will craft our workshop accordingly.

Distance: n/a
CEU Eligible: No
Cost: $240
Early Reg. price: $216
Early Reg. Deadline: 1/14/2017
PWI students, faculty and members receive a 10% discount
Classroom: Big Room
Level: All levels of Processwork experience


  • January 23, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • February 6, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • February 13, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Mondays; 1/23, 2/6, 2/13; 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Instructor: Ingrid Rose, Ph.D. Dipl.PW

If you’re interested in parallel worlds, dream images, symbolic thinking, and the use of metaphor, this class will be for you. Not only will we be exploring night dreams and ways to work with them, we will also be developing our own “dreaming” capacity through accessing intuitive and divinatory ways of perceiving. No previous experience in these areas necessary. Open to all who are curious and interested in these profound and numinous ways of exploring ourselves and others!

Distance: N/A
CEU Eligible: No
Cost: $150
Early Reg. price: $135
Early Reg. Deadline: 1/9/2016
Classroom: Big Room 


  • January 26, 2017
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • February 9, 2017
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • February 16, 2017
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • January 26, 2017 - February 23, 2017
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Thursdays; 1/26, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23; 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Instructor: Gary Reiss, Ph.D.

This four week class will focus on how to work with families at all levels of consciousness including consensus reality, focusing on problems; dreamland focusing on roles and ghost roles and deep emotional issues; and essence, using the common ground and process mind wisdom behind family life. The class will invite in a family to work live in the middle each week and we will bring in our practice of community based healing to work with the family. 

Distance: Skype

CEU Eligible: No
Cost: $200
Early Reg. price: $180
Early Reg. Deadline: 1/12/2017
Classroom: Big Room


  • January 27, 2017
    3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • February 3, 2017
    3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • February 10, 2017
    3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Fridays; 1/27, 2/3, 2/10; 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Instructor: Arnold Mindell, Ph.D

BEFORE The BIG BANG And UNIVERSE:

(A TOaE, A Theory Of Almost Everything)

From Our Timeless Self To “Reality”

Did The Universe Begin With The BIG BANG? Where and Why Did It Begin? What Is Life? Why Are You Here? Our world needs TOaEs to approach these big  questions and to integrate medicine and psychology, Aboriginal shamanistic religions, quantum theory, and relativity. 

Who are we? What happened at the beginning of the universe 13.8 billion years ago, before the BIG BANG? Scientists seek answers but don’t know for sure. An earlier Pope told cosmologist Stephen Hawking, “don’t think about what happened before the big bang!”  Was the Pope right? well…

To answer how, when and why you and I originated, we need a missing “TOE”, a “Theory of Everything,” for these “big” questions. A “TOE” would bring together the universe’s space with the tiny, microscopic spaces of particles. A TOE might unify psychology, medicine and religion.

Perhaps processwork can help? January classes approach “TOaEs” in a way that will help with personal life, with dreams and body work, medicine and the meaning(s) of life.  We will develop processwork ideas connected to quantum theory (I’ll make it simple), and the sense of the “Gods.”  New ideas may appear about birth and death, unusual states of consciousness, and how our universe began.

  • Class 1. Before the Big Bang. Processwork’s “Big TOaE”, Quantum “Woo”, and consciousness.
  • Class 2. Your Body’s Medicine From the Universe’s Quantum “Woo.”
  • Class 3. Lucid Living, and Possible Reasons Why We are Here

**Note, a (TOE) is normally a physics term for putting together Einstein’s theory of relativity for our universe and quantum theory’s world of particles and waves. I use “TOE” to also include psychology + religion as well as physics.

Thanks to Jane and Stephen Hawking (astrophysicist) for the film, “Theory of everything.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theory_of_everything).    

Distance: Live Web Stream, Audio File, Teleconference
Cost: $180
Early Reg. price: $162
Early Reg. Deadline: 1/13/2016
Classroom: Big Room


  • January 27, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Friday; 1/27; 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm 

Instructor: Arnold Mindell, Ph.D. 

Please check back for details!

Distance: Live Web Stream, Audio File, Teleconference
CEU Eligible: No
Cost: $40
Early Reg. price: $36
Early Reg. Deadline: 1/13/2017
PWI students, faculty and members receive a 10% discount
Classroom: Big Room
Level: All levels of Processwork experience


  • January 28, 2017
    9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • January 29, 2017
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday;1/28-1/29; Saturday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Sunday 10 am – 1 pm 

Instructor: Annie Blair, MA, PWD, Carol Zahner, MS, PWD

Using movement meditation and experiential, body based methods from the Social Presencing Theater * of Arawana Hayashi and Otto Scharmer, we will explore patterns and relationships that are “stuck” in a system, and learn how a group or organization can investigate its emerging direction. Studying situations and cases from participants, we will create shared visible and felt experiences to understand current dynamics and potential developments.

Distance: N/A

CEU Eligible: No
Cost: $210
Early Reg. price: $189
Early Reg. Deadline: 1/7/2017
Classroom: Big Room


  • February 3, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Friday; 2/3; 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm 

Instructor(s): Arnold Mindell, Ph.D. 

Focus on personal development and outer work-understanding with all stakeholders in family, organizational, human rights issues and political systems.

Distance: Live Web Stream, Audio File, Teleconference
CEU Eligible: No
Cost: $40
Early Reg. price: $36
Early Reg. Deadline: 1/20/2017
PWI students, faculty and members receive a 10% discount
Classroom: Big Room
Level: All levels of Processwork experience


  • February 5, 2017
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday; 2/5; 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Instructor: Susan J. Newton, PhD, DiplPW, Aikido 4dan 

Join me for an embodied excursion into a remarkable dance between Processwork and Aikido, two practices that intentionally cultivate awareness.  From Processwork comes a useful framework for both mapping and exploring the body’s role in this transformative process.  Nonfalling practices from Aikido advise on alignment, integrity, and presence—simply, finding one’s center.  As the two practices work together and dance together, they cocreate a vibrant learning environment, where all of our many parts, familiar and known, and those yet to be discovered, may be explored.  

Distance: No
CEU Eligible: No
Cost: $140
Early Reg. price: $126
Early Reg. Deadline: 1/22/2016
Classroom: Big Room


  • February 10, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Friday; 2/10; 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm 

Instructor(s): Arnold Mindell, Ph.D. 

**This event is open to Processwork diplomates only**.

Distance: Live Web Stream, Teleconference

CEU Eligible: No
Cost: $35
Classroom: Big Room
Level: Diplomates Only


  • February 11, 2017
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • February 12, 2017
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday-Sunday; 2/11-2/12; 10 AM – 5:00 PM

Instructor: Gary Reiss, Ph.D.

This weekend will integrate learning from Processwork, Aikido, Tantra, and other approaches that help us to deepen our wisdom in how to help ourselves and help others develop more intimate, loving, erotic, meaningful relationships.  The weekend is experiential and includes lots of movement exercises, inner work, relationship work, and bodywork.  We will bring an attitude of respect, honoring, and fun to working with these sensitive and important issues.

Distance: Skype

CEU Eligible: No
Cost: $240
Early Reg. price: $216
Early Reg. Deadline: 1/28/2016
Classroom: Big Room


  • February 22, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 1, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 8, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Instructor(s): 
Niyati Evers, MAPW
Wednesdays; 2/22, 3/1, 3/8; 10 am – 12 pm PST
 
Our sexuality is a mirror into how we show up in relation to ourselves and to other people: what our habitual patterns of relating are, how much of ourselves we are able to bring into our experiences of sex, how we deal with closeness and separation and how deeply we can stay in touch with ourselves while being connected to another person.
 
Potentially, our sexuality is a place where we can express and get to know about our inner diversity: our power and our vulnerability, our shyness, wildness, passion, surrender, pleasure, love, tenderness, intensity and even ecstasy and transcendence.
 
It’s also a place where we can experience many difficult feelings, like loneliness, boredom, shame, feeling stuck or split off from our bodies, feelings and desires.
 
In this course we will explore ways to expand and deepen our intimacy with ourselves and others by using sexuality as a mirror. 
 
This course is open to women of all sexual orientations, including trans women. Sex is not only a literal act but also a Dreaming Process therefore: you do NOT have to be in a sexual relationship right now to attend this course.
 
Distance: Online Classroom 
Cost: $120
Early Reg. Price: $108
Early Reg. Deadline: 2/8/2017
PWI students, faculty and members receive a 10% discount
Classroom: Big Room
Level: All levels of Processwork experience

  • February 23, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 2, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 9, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tuesdays; 2/23, 3/2, 3/9; 10 AM – 12:00 PM

Instructor: Bogna  Szymkiewicz; PhD in psychology; Processwork Dipl

The aim of this class is to introduce and practice process oriented methods of Inner Work.  We will learn techniques suitable for different situations and moods. We may need, for example, to be able to get out of a stuck place, or to find the inner resources, or to enhance our creative potential, or to understand and transform the repeated pattern in our life. Topics include:  1. Meeting yourself wherever you are: exploring the richness of here and now 2. Accessing your Inner helper: new ways of approaching current and old problems 3. Contacting your deep source of creativity: finding the healing power of expression

Distance: Live Web Stream

CEU Eligible: No
Cost: $120
Early Reg. price: $108
Early Reg. Deadline: 2/9/2017
Classroom: Online Only

Spring 2017 Course Offerings:


  • April 11, 2017
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • May 9, 2017
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • June 13, 2017
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Tuesdays;4/11,5/9, 6/13; 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Instructor: Stan Tomandl, MPW, PWDipl and Ann Jacob, BEd

Chinook Jargon: Tyee, Skookum, Mamook Clatawa Kimtah = Leadership, Strength, Work-Follow  ~~ Access inner rank, as a foreground or background facilitator. Explore loving detachment while surrounded by difficult situations for our environment, fellow humans, and our own hopes and dreams. A deep look inward at attitudes and beliefs: how we activate, and don’t activate, ourselves in the midst of internal and external power struggles. For those interested in social and environmental justice and the art of eldership.

Distance: Teleconference Only

CEU Eligible: No
Cost: $120
Early Reg. price: $108
Early Reg. Deadline: 3/28/2017
Classroom: Teleconference Only


  • May 13, 2017
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • May 14, 2017
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday-Sunday; 5/13-5/14; 10 am – 5:00 PM

Instructor: Robert King, MSW, Dipl. PW, Niyati Evers, MAPW

The challenges we bump into around sex and desire are not only natural, they are inevitable. The Deep Eros approach works with these challenges as potential doorways to a richer and fuller erotic life. This workshop uses Process Work tools and skills, as well as approaches from sex therapy, relationship work, and spiritual traditions to deepen our ability to experience greater awareness, love, authenticity, and passion in relationships. You can attend the seminar as a couple, as a single person, or as one of the partners of a relationship, as a professional working with relationship dynamics or if you are interested in learning more about relationship work.

Distance: No

CEU Eligible: No
Cost: $240
Early Reg. price: $216
Early Reg. Deadline: 4/29/2017
Classroom: Big Room


  • May 19, 2017
    3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • May 26, 2017
    3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Fridays; 5/19, 5/26; 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Instructor: Arnold Mindell, Ph.D

Please check back soon for details!

Distance: Live Web Stream, Audio File, Teleconference

CEU Eligible: No
Cost: $120
Early Reg. price: $108
Early Reg. Deadline: 5/5/2017
Classroom: Big Room


  • May 19, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Friday; 5/19; 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm 

Instructor: Arnold Mindell, Ph.D. 

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Distance: Live Web Stream, Audio File, Teleconference
CEU Eligible: No
Cost: $40
Early Reg. price: $36
Early Reg. Deadline: 5/5/2017
PWI students, faculty and members receive a 10% discount
Classroom: Big Room
Level: All levels of Processwork experience


  • May 25, 2017
    9:15 am - 1:15 pm
Thursday; 5/25; 9:15 am – 1:15 pm
Instructor: Amy Mindell, PhD

Facilitators are animated by deep and often unseen forces that influence, guide, and shape the work that they do. In this class we’ll explore the forces that move each of us and how way they create our most unique and personal style. When used in unison with your skills, your unique style makes your work most effective, creative, and inspiring. For therapists, teachers, coaches, facilitators, and helpers of all kinds. Distance accessible.

Distance: Live Web Stream
CEU Eligible: No
Cost: $80
Early Reg. price: $72
Early Reg. Deadline: 5/11/2017
PWI students, faculty and members receive a 10% discount
Classroom: Big Room
Level: All levels of Processwork experience


  • May 26, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Friday; 5/26; 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm 

Instructor: Arnold Mindell, Ph.D. 

Please check back for details!

Distance: Live Web Stream, Audio File, Teleconference
CEU Eligible: No
Cost: $40
Early Reg. price: $36
Early Reg. Deadline: 5/12/2017
PWI students, faculty and members receive a 10% discount
Classroom: Big Room
Level: All levels of Processwork experience


  • June 2, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Friday; 6/2; 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm 

Instructor(s): Arnold Mindell, Ph.D. 

***This event is open to Processwork diplomates only.***

Distance: Live Web Stream, Teleconference

CEU Eligible: No
Cost: $35
Classroom: Big Room
Level: Diplomates Only


Questions about Online Registration?

Check out the Online Registration Guide for a step by step look at registering online!

To register over the phone call us at 503.223.8188 or fax (503 227 7003) in the Registration Form PDF

Please note: All course times are local Portland, Oregon (Pacific) time, unless otherwise specified.

If you are having trouble registering online, contact technology@processwork.org for assistance. If you have any questions about registering or prefer to register over the phone, call our office at 503.223.8188 or email pwi@processwork.org

Advanced Registration Required for All Courses

Registration at least 24 hours before the course start date is required. Early registration helps ease administrative processes at the last minute. If you choose to register the day of a course, you will be charged a $10 surcharge. We appreciate your cooperation. As always, we welcome your registration by phone, during office hours (M-F, 10-5 PST). (effective September 1, 2012)

For those of you who attended courses at PWI, please take a moment to complete a Course Evaluation Form. These forms are also available at PWI on the day of the courses.
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Public Courses and Workshops Refund Policy:

Refund Policy: [The term “course” refers to the class or course of study in which the student is enrolled.] A student is permitted to withdraw during any part of the program in whatever manner – in writing, by phone, or in person. A student who elects to cancel their enrollment within 5 calendar days of enrollment will receive a full refund of all money paid. The 5 calendar days begin when the student signs the enrollment form, or confirms enrollment through email, or tuition payment. After the 5 day cooling off period, where the student cancels after completing at least one lesson but less than 50 percent of the course lessons, the Process Work Institute may retain the non-refundable fee (registration fee) of $200 plus a percentage of tuition which shall not exceed the following:

  • Up to and including 10% of the course, PWI retains 10% of the refundable tuition.
  • Between 10% and 25% of the course, PWI retains 25% of the refundable tuition.
  • Between 25% and 50% of the course, PWI retains 50% of the refundable tuition.

After the student completes more than 50% of the course, PWI shall be entitled to retain total course tuition.

The amount of the course completed shall be the ratio of completed required lessons to the total lessons required to complete the course.

In case of a student illness, accident, psychological emergency, death in family, and other circumstances beyond the control of the student, the Process Work Institute will give special consideration to the student’s request for cancellation beyond the minimum refund policy.

**PWI has recently revised the refund policy for all courses. This revised policy is below. If you have any questions about these revisions, please contact PWI directly at pwi@processwork.org