Dear friends

I know you are making a difference.  
 
Each moment that you connect deeply with yourself and find the Other inside you, worldwork is happening.   

Each breath that you drop your ordinary identity and feel the universe moving you, we become more connected.  

Nothing should be unfamiliar to us, teaches Arny Mindell. All energies, all roles, all experiences belong to each of us. This is our group process. You are my family. This is our home. 
I’m sure you’ve been feeling a lot with the tensions and pressures of this time.

How are you resourcing yourself? 

I am so grateful for the practice I learnt from Arny of connecting with an experience of the land, an ancient technology of indigenous peoples. 

I love the mountain above Portland, known as Wy’est to the Multnomah tribe of the Columbia river valley.

This mountain witnessed as indigenous communities survived the devastation of European colonization, and with extraordinary resilience, continue in Portland as the 9th largest Native American urban population in the United States. 

When I allow myself to become the mountain in my embodied imagination, I receive an experience of strength and breadth that expands my capacity and sense of possibility, that gives me courage to go on.  

What are you drawing on to stay present? How do you keep showing up authentically for the work you are called to do? 

At PWI, we are grappling with the consensus reality facts and figures of the pandemic - how to deliver processwork training safely and satisfyingly in this new normal. See below for more on the new online course platform we are engaging with.

And most important, we are working to address the challenge of the insidious aspects of systemic racism and supremacy that impact our community. Digging deep to find the edges that create and maintain oppressive impacts, working to make the CR room and structures needed to transform our culture and build back trust with folks who have been hurt.

We are taking actions, and the Board is working towards publishing a strategic plan to invite and hold more community involvement. Thank you to everyone who has reached out to support us in this work with resources, ideas, feedback, allyship and accountability. Thank you for joining us in this phase of the journey - your input now and over time is vital for co-creating the learning community that we dream of. 

As we seek to share Processwork with more people, we are exploring online course platforms to better support the experiential depth and intimate style of Processwork learning … check out our new platform through Jan Dworkin’s Couples in Community offering

I feel very inspired by Jan’s vision to bring couples ‘out of the closet’ - a space for unfolding the worldwork inherent to relationships within a supported and safe community context. Enjoy the self-guided course in your own time and don’t miss the live sessions starting in September .

Above all, keep making a difference. You are the change that the world has been waiting for.

Love
Hellene for all of us here at the Process Work Institute
Hellene Gronda, Executive Director
Ph.D, PW. Dipl, MA, BSc/BA(Hons) 
Hellene has a life-long interest in personal and collective change and has been inspired by Processwork for over 30 years. An experienced leader in government and nonprofit settings she values the deep optimism and courageous spirit of Processwork, and its ability to find creative and unexpected solutions to the most difficult, confusing or inexplicable challenges.
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by Lane Arye
Program starting soon!
Last chance to join the 2020 cohort!


The Process Work Institute is pleased to announce a limited number of BIPOC full and partial tuition scholarship opportunities for BIPOC prospective students living in the U.S. wishing to apply for the Fall 2020 Master of Arts in Process-Oriented Facilitation and Conflict Studies.

Read more here!

Community Meetings
During Extraordinary Times

hosted by Elva Redwood, Heike Hamann, Daya Mia and Fred Kahane

Sunday, August 16th, 9-10:30am PDT
Sunday, August 23d, 6-7:30pm PDT
Sunday, August 30th, 9-10:30am PDT
and continuing through the year

Open space to connect, hold & deepen our experiences during these extraordinary times
The Play and Art of Community
with Suzette Payne

Tuesdays, August 11th & 25th
noon - 1pm PDT
Free of charge ~ all welcome
No art experience is needed!

An innerwork art making meditation for community awareness and support in creatively processing the diversity of experiences in our shared Coronavirus world!

More info here!
Centering Their Voices: Youth Speak Out on the Impacts of Pandemic

Participants: Youth Collective Facilitators (ages 14-19) and Education Practitioners

Facilitated by Dawn Menken Ph.D and Aviva McClure M.Ed

August 13, 4-6pm PDT
Online only via Zoom
Free and Open to all!

Come join us to hear the voices, feelings, and learnings from our youth. How have they fared during the pandemic? Where do youth want to activate our attention and action? How have they been impacted and/or participated in the protests and Black Lives Matter movement? 

For more info or register for CE credits - here!
Couples in Community LIVE: Real COUPLES Real TIME
with Jan Dworkin

Join this experimental social learning experience. In each session, Jan will work with one or more couples at the edges and intersections of their personal and social powers, while the group bears witness. Following each session, we explore the social relevance of the couple’s process through inner reflection and group dialogue.

Gender, Identity and Communication - Sept 11th at 10am & 4pm PDT
Money, Class & Finances - Sept 25th at 10am & 4pm PDT
Racial, Ethnic & Religious Differences - Oct 9th at 10am & 4pm PDT
Sex, Desire & Preferences - Oct 23rd at 10am & 4pm PDT
Register for each course (with access to both time options) or register for all 4 courses at a bundle rate.

More info here!
Arny in Berlin
Arny Mindell's
Case Supervision for All

Friday, September 18th
7:30 - 10:30pm PDT
Livestream and audio download options

Early registration deadline September 4th

If you would like Supervision, that is support, understanding and/or insights into your work with INDIVIDUALS, RELATIONSHIPS, OR GROUPS.
Case supervision on inner development and outer work with severe illness and near death, one to one, family, and organizational situations.

Love is the Bridge ~ Sacred Forgetting: Eldership for Memory Loss

with Stan Tomandl & Ann Jacob
September 22nd, October 13th & November 10th, 2020
Tuesdays, noon - 2pm Pacific Time
Online only - sliding scale available

“Now, forget it ~ forever!” Max Schupbach

How can we ‘forget’ even about forgetting? Navigating the altered consciousness of elder years or physical or psychic injury, with courage, acceptance, and grace. Exploring ways to lessen the fear & suffering, guilt & shame, chaos & aggression around Alzheimer’s & other dementias, senility, stroke, head injury, shock, and just plain forgetfulness. Can we use the altered consciousness of memory loss as a portal into sacred space?

Dreambody Medicine Forums

with the Dreambody Medicine Team: Kara Wilde, Pierre Morin, Jai Tomlin & Emetchi

Fridays, 7-8:30pm PDT
Sept 25th, Oct 23rd, Dec 11th


Free of charge ~ No registration required

Community space to process experiences of body symptoms and their connection with larger cultural and social issues

More info here!
We are proud to honor Hiroko Sano for her service as director of the Japan Process Work Center over the last 5 years.
Congratulations to Kotaro Muramatsu as the new director of the Center.

Read more about the Japan Process Work Center here.
Questions? Talk to Melissa

Remember you can always chat with our Outreach Coordinator, Melissa Perry, to find out more or explore the full range of training opportunities at the Process Work Institute.

Reach Melissa at outreach@processwork.org
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