The MPWC Processwork Intensive is a comprehensive program delivering foundational training in the framework, philosophy, basic skills, and diverse applications of the Process Oriented Psychology (aka Processwork) paradigm.
Through four, four-day workshops spread over two months, participants in the Processwork Intensive journey together through a program of theory, experiential practice and deep insight, covering topics like addictions, body symptoms, dream work, relationships, conflict, communication, inner work, diversity, rank, and group facilitation.
We’ll also explore how Processwork is applied in different settings including individual, relationship and family therapy, coaching, and group facilitation.
Everyone is a Taoist at heart. Everyone would like to follow nature, but we don't have enough tools yet to put the philosophy into practice...
Arnold Mindell PhD
WHAT IS PROCESSWORK?
Processwork is a comprehensive awareness paradigm that seeks to observe, follow, and support the flow of nature as it emerges and unfolds through people, groups, and communities.
Developed primarily by Drs Arnold and Amy Mindell throughout the 1970s (and ongoing) it combines Taoism, Jungian psychology, communication and systems theory, Shamanic tradition, and quantum physics, into a trainable model that enables practitioners to identify the subtle signals of emergent processes and then help them become more known to the individual or group, such that they increase awareness of self and others.
Harmony is a wonderful thing, but not nearly as powerful as awareness.
Arnold Mindell, PhD
Many of our struggles, both individually and collectively, stem from inner and outer conflicts against our diversity and emerging nature; Processwork not only helps to transform those conflicts, but teaches us to expect and accept conflict as part of nature itself.
The Processwork model was birthed by Dr Arnold Mindell, a physicist and Jungian analyst who noticed the patterns present in people’s night time dreams were the same as those present in their body symptoms. From this unfolded a model grounded in observable communication signals that carry information from disavowed parts of self and identity. Practitioners are trained to observe these signals and then help them unfold and become conscious. It’s not an advice-giving, goal-oriented or practitioner-solving model; Processworkers help nature unfold.
Processwork can be applied in all areas of life. The major applications currently include psychotherapy (individual, relationship and family), coma and near death work, conflict transformation and mediation, facilitation, coaching, and organisational development.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
The intensive is a fantastic way to learn more about yourself and the world around you. It’s also a great foundation in Processwork and suits people with a variety of interests, backgrounds and goals. It’s also perfect for facilitators, therapists and coaches looking to explore the Processwork approach.
people interested in personal growth, personal psychology, dreams and psychosomatic experiences
people who want to immerse themselves in a deep learning and personal development experience
people looking to fulfil the pre-requisite knowledge for the Process-Oriented Coaching Program
people considering moving into helping professions e.g therapy, coaching, facilitation, social work
people already working in helping professions and looking to deepen their work
people considering extended studies in Processwork
The Processwork Intensive program is a combination of theory, experiential exercises, personal development and skill development.
Processwork is comprehensive awareness framework with many applications, so through the course of the four workshop blocks we’ll explore the central components of the model and its main applications.
TRAINING BLOCK 1
Introduction to Process Oriented Psychology
The Structural Model
Working with the Edge
TRAINING BLOCK 2
Working with dreams; dreams and dreaming processes, childhood dreams
Working with body symptoms
TRAINING BLOCK 3
Relationships – communication, projections, dreaming up
Dreams in relationships
TRAINING BLOCK 4
Addictions and altered states of consciousness
Social issues, rank and privilege
Processwork strongly emphases the personal development of the practitioner and as such, in addition to the 16 days of training, participants are strongly encouraged to attend at least three one-on-one sessions with a Processwork Diplomate of their choice during the two-month program period.
Note: If you are doing the intensive so you can also join the Process-Oriented Coaching Program, a minimum of 12 one-one-sessions sessions are required to fulfil the pre-requisites.
31 May – 3 June 2018
28 June – 1 July
10am to 6pm (1.5-hour lunch break)
10am to 4pm (one-hour lunch break)
Liz Scarfe is a Processwork Diplomate, in private practice using Processwork as a psychotherapist, coach, and facilitator. An adult educator for over 15 years, Liz has a deep passion for learning and teaching. She also holds a Cert IV Workplace Training and Assessment, Adv Cert Group Facilitation, Diploma of Management, and a Bachelor of Science (Hons). She is a faculty member of Australia New Zealand Process Oriented Psychology and the Processwork Institute India.
Liz founded the Melbourne Processwork Centre in 2014 to support the integration of the Processwork approach into more diverse contexts and communities and to make training in, and experiences of, Processwork more accessible. She is a member of IAPOP and accredited psychotherapist with PACFA.
Grzegorz Zielinski is a Processwork Diplomate, in private practice using Processwork for over 13 years. He is a faculty member of Australia New Zealand Process Oriented Psychology, the Processwork Institute India, and the Institute of Process Psychology Poland, where he is also a certified Process Oriented Coach and supervisor of coaches. He is a member of IAPOP and accredited psychotherapist with PACFA.
Prior to moving to Australia, he was a teacher of the two-year Training in Process Oriented Psychology in Wrocław, Poland.
Grzegorz passionately advocates and adheres to the highest standards of training in Processwork and also holds a Masters Degree in Sociology.
FEES AND PAYMENT OPTIONS
Paid by April 30, 2018
Direct debit or credit card
Paid after April 30, 2018 and before applications close on 26 May
Direct debit or credit card
$3,470 paid in four credit card payments of $867.50
First payment due after successful application interview
Final payment due 24 May, 2018
Other payment dates by negotiation
Note: The individual one-on-one sessions recommended during the course are an important part of experiencing Processwork. A minimum of three sessions are recommended and must be paid separately to your therapist (session costs vary from therapist to therapist). You can work with the IAPOP accredited Processwork Diplomate of your choice.
HOW TO APPLY
We’ll schedule a time for an online application interview (up to half an hour).
Attend the interview: we’ll discuss why you want to join the program, how comfortable you are working in groups, past experiences both personal and professional. It’s also an opportunity for you to ask questions about the course so you can decide if it’s right for you.
If we both agree it is a good fit, the first instalment or full fee can be paid, securing your place in the program.
The intensive provides you with basic foundational knowledge and skills, as well as significant personal development, that in itself is valuable. However, it also will assist participants in deciding whether to undertake further training in Processwork, whether it be the full Diploma training, the two-year Professional Training in Process Oriented Psychotherapy and Facilitation, or the Process Oriented Coaching Program.
The intensive fulfils the pre-requisite knowledge requirement for entry to the Process Oriented Coaching Program.