Annual Processwork Winter Intensive
ANNUAL PROCESSWORK WINTER INTENSIVE 2023
~16 days in January~
Live IN PERSON in Portland, Oregon for the first time since 2020!
Jan 16 – 31, 2023
Art by Amy Mindell
The Annual Processwork Winter Intensive is a transformational, experiential introduction to the ideas, practices and range of Processwork tools for personal and collective transformation.
2023 will be the 38th Winter Intensive – don’t miss this irreplaceable, life-changing opportunity to go deeper into the things that matter.
Schedule information coming soon!
Join an international teaching team for three weeks of immersive Processwork learning in community!
Teaching Team including …
Arnold & Amy Mindell, Bill Say, Susan Kocen, Ingrid Rose, Dawn Menken, Rhea, Aleksandr Peikrishvili and more.
For over three decades, the community of the Process Work Institute of Portland has been hosting a Winter Intensive Course in Processwork.
Many of us first met at these deep, immersive community experiences. Many friendships were forged, professional and intimate relationships were established.
Having lunch, walks in forest park, day trips to the coast, the mountain, the waterfalls, coffee, dinner, dancing, fighting, loving and being amazed and moved by the awesome flow of process.
We know now in a way that we did not know before how much it means to gather in person. And the experience is precious. Irreplaceable.
January 2023 will be PWI’s 38th Annual Winter Intensive. Back in person for the first time since 2020.
Come and listen to signals we see in everyday reality and in the world of darkness of the night, that means, from our dreams and pre-dream experiences.
The course offers a unique opportunity to learn Processwork in an intensive format and within an international group setting. The course includes Processwork’s many applications and its most recent developments, and it is designed as an adult learning event. Participants will learn and study together by means of theory, experiential exercises, and group processes. Since the course attracts students from many nationalities, ethnic groups, and religious backgrounds, issues such as multiculturalism, diversity, and community building are part of the learning experience.
For more information, contact our Outreach Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org or please call 503.223.8188
What is Processwork?
Processwork is an awareness practice that follows nature and the unique expression of what is trying to happen. It is an innovative approach to individual and collective change, which brings psychology, spirituality, social activism, and creative expression together into a single paradigm. Processwork was developed in the 1970s and 80s by Dr. Arnold Mindell. At the time, Dr. Mindell was a Jungian analyst, who began researching illness as a meaningful expression of the unconscious mind. He discovered that the dreaming process manifests not only in nighttime dreams but also in physical symptoms, relationship difficulties, addictions, extreme states of consciousness, and social tensions. The Processwork paradigm believes that approaching these dreamlike processes with openness and respect can lead to new insights and create energetic shifts that are vital for our development. With its roots in Jungian psychology, philosophical Taoism, and modern physics, Processwork is based on the assumption that the solution to a problem is contained within the disturbance itself, and that within the problems of today lie solutions for tomorrow. Recent developments in Processwork theory have deepened the connection between quantum physics and process-oriented awareness training through the concepts of sentient reality and earth-based psychology.
The Intensive Course
The Intensive course offers a comprehensive beginning training in essential Processwork philosophy, skills, and metaskills and includes topics such as dream work, body work, relationship work, inner work, large group work, and working with non-ordinary states of consciousness and addictions. Throughout three immersive weeks, classes are held Mondays-Fridays and are taught by different teaching teams. In addition to classes, each participant will be in a small group that meets twice during the intensive and provides an intimate container for learning and mutual support.
Detailed schedule coming soon.
Processwork trainers and Diplomates are certified Process-oriented therapists, group facilitators, and teachers, who conduct seminars and training workshops throughout the world. Trainers hold academic degrees in fields such as psychology, medicine, theology, art, physics and other disciplines.
Jan 16 – 31, 2023
The course is held at the Process Work Institute, located at 2049 N.W. Hoyt, Portland, Oregon 97209.
Detailed Schedule coming soon.
Options near PWI abound, and below are a few locations students and Intensive participants have stayed at in previous years. Please contact the location for current rates.
NW Portland Hostel
Offers discounts for Winter Intensive participants!
Located at 425 NW 18th Ave. (corner of 18th & NW Glisan St.), Portland, OR 97209.
Very close to PWI.
To reserve your discounted room, please contact Tracy by email email@example.com or by phone at 503 241 2783.
The Portland International Guesthouse
The Portland International Guesthouse at 2185 NW Flanders Street, (a few blocks from the center), offers European-style accommodations for the budget minded traveler. Facilities include six clean, private guestrooms that share three baths. We also offer a fully furnished, private, one-bedroom garden level apartment. Call (503)-224-0500.
Located at 729 SW 15th Avenue, Portland, OR 07205; a short walk to PWI.
The Inn at Northrup Station
Located at 2025 NW Northrup, Portland, OR 97209, a short walk to PWI
The Park Lane Suites
Located at 809 S.W. King Ave, Portland, OR 97205, a short walk to PWI
There is a small kitchen at the Process Work Institute where participants can prepare lunch. We will provide a list of restaurants in the vicinity of the institute for participants who wish to dine out.
Please register early to allow for planning. An online registration form including a personal statement are required to apply for the Winter Intensive. Your personal statement is a short statement about your background and interest in the Winter Intensive.
Full tuition: $2100 ($300 non refundable deposit due by Nov 1st or upon registration)
Payment plan available: 3 installments: $500 Nov 1st ; $800 Nov 30th; $800 Dec 15th
Tuition must be paid in full by December 15th, 2022.
Early registration: $1650 (Paid in full by November 1, 2022)
Please note that registration for the Winter Intensive does not include accommodation or meals.
Accepted Payment Methods:
Check or money order in US dollars made out to Process Work Institute, PayPal, Wire Transfer, and Credit/Debit Card.
Check or money order made out to Process Work Institute. These can be dropped off or mailed to: 2049 NW Hoyt St. | Portland, OR 97209
To pay using PayPal, Wire Transfer, and Credit/Debit Card, please select this option in your course registration and we will be in touch with further information.
Public Courses Refund Policy:
PWI offers a limited number of work-study opportunities. These include but are not limited to:
- Audio/Visual Support
- Cleaning Crew
- Key Holder
- Teacher Support
- Celebration & Kitchen Patrol
To apply for a work study position you must submit:
- A brief statement about your financial situation (including income, financial hardship, and amount of tuition reduction requested)
- Your top 3 task preferences along with any additional work-study skills you would like to offer.
Please submit your workstudy application to firstname.lastname@example.org after you have with your course registration form for the Winter Intensive. Workstudy applications can only be considered if you have submitted your course registration form.
Systemic oppression based on race has devastating impacts on people of color globally. In recognition of the unfair, historical and present day context of systemic disadvantage, we offer a limited number of Diversity Equity and Inclusion scholarships (50% tuition discount).
To be considered for the DEI Scholarship please add your request to your personal statement when you submit your course registration form for the Winter Intensive. Scholarship requests can only be considered along with your course registration form.
A student visa (F-1 or M-1) is not required to participate in this public program. A tourist visa (visa waiver) or business visa (B-1 or B-2) will be adequate.
If you have any questions about traveling to the United States on a visitor visa we encourage you to visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/all-visa-categories.html for more information.
International participants can also contact email@example.com with any further questions.
If you would like to contribute to our scholarship fund, please indicate this on your registration form and make a check payable to PWI Intensive Course Scholarship Fund.
If you need easily accessible lodging or special assistance, please let us know with your registration. The Process Work Institute is wheelchair accessible.
For More Information
Contact us at the Process Work Institute
The Intensive Course admits and welcomes participants of any race, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, and ability.