Our team of skilled facilitators and practitioners will offer participants an opportunity to develop skills in Processwork and Process Mind for clinical and organisational settings, for Professional Development (with PD points) and Self-Development.
This course is an initiative of a group of experienced Process Workers from Portland and Australia, with the teachings arising from the pioneering work of Arnold Mindell.
Dr Salome Schwarz & Dr Kas Robinson, have worked very closely with Arnold Mindell over many years as he continues to develop and deepen his Process Work and World Work.
The team also includes Dr Julia Wolfson, Dr Christina Nielsen (Ch. Med), Annie Blair and Elsa Henderson. We share a vision for an inclusive bridge building on many levels and integration of deep learning in the application of Process Mind, phases and your deepest art from different lenses of the facilitators and participants in work environments and training settings.
Facilitation 2-Day Workshop
Altered States & Dreaming 6 Day Seminar
Sunday 7th - Saturday 13th of October (Free day Wednesday)
The first 3 days of the seminar are a public workshop open to all and the last 3 days are more focused on practitioner skills and supervision.
Facilitators: Dr Kas Robinson & Annie Blair
Where: Southern Highlands NSW Australia - Harmony Village 11 Beresford Street Mittagong NSW
Part 1: Sunday/Monday/ Tuesday
The first 3 days will be a public workshop focused on cravings, compulsions and addictive tendencies that can disturb our lives, moods and relationships. We will use Process Mind and signal awareness to dive deeply into these tendencies, access the energies contained there, and discover their contribution to creative, unexpected and meaningful expression in our everyday lives.
Finding the deeper thread of meaning and energetic patterns within our childhood dream or life myth and how they can be a map for our life path or vision. We will also explore connections between our life myth and our addictive tendencies.
Wednesday - Free day to explore the beautiful Southern Highlands!
Part 2: Thursday/Friday/Saturday
The direction of these last three days will be directed towards practitioners and focus on altered and extreme states of consciousness, trauma reactions, and suicidal ideation, all of which can be challenging and disturbing. In this course, we will learn to be more comfortable with our own altered states and those of others. We will discover ways to make meaning, reduce suffering and increase coherence out of what appears difficult to relate to or understand.
We will use Process Work methods, such as Process Mind, signal work, and symbolic thinking, to discover and unfold the meaning and energies behind states that disturb our lives and the lives of others. Additionally we will focus on the therapist or facilitator's experience while working with the people in altered or extreme states, in order to make these experiences useful for the client, or the team, and for your wellbeing.
Over the course of the three days there will be some opportunity for supervision and case consultation and there will also be demonstrations of facilitating works in the middle that offer opportunities to study, debrief and reflect.
Relationships Seminar run in 2017
This workshop was run with great success!
First Seminar: 14th October 2017 - 21st October 2017
The first 4 days are a public workshop, open to all. The second 4 days will focus on practitioner skills and supervision.
09.30 - 10.00: Inner work with Christina Nielsen
10.00 - 13.00: Salome Schwarz and Elsa Henderson
13.00 - 14.30: Lunch
14.30 - 17.30: Salome Schwarz and Elsa Henderson
Every 4th day:
17th & 21st: 09.30 - 13.00* Early Finish
Facilitators: Salome Schwarz and Elsa Henderson.
Location: Southern Highlands NSW
11 Beresford Street
Some accomodation is available here. Give yourself the grace of a retreat-like experience while learning, updating and renewing.
Part 1: Relationships On All Levels (14, 15, 16, 17 October)
The first three days will be a public workshop focused on relating from the inside out and how we are when communicating with others. We will explore the inner processes that get evoked around people and where we get stuck in communication. That includes looking at the everyday context and mythic nature of our relationships. We will explore skills and feeling attitudes that offer us guidance with questions such as:
Who am I and who are we as a relationship? How do we listen to the deepest energies, hopes and visions behind the different experiences we bring into the relationship, be it in moments of friendship or conflict? What would allow us to engage on a co-creative path? We need to be open to the often surprising insights and possibilities that lie in our relationships. In this workshop we will explore these insights and possibilities.
Participants will get a chance to theoretically and experientially explore chosen difficulties in relationships with people outside the seminar as well as how we interact with each other. We will also practice being aware of the intended and unintended communications we signal or perceive. Exploring this can support the sustainability and creativity in our relationships and in ourselves.
The three days will conclude with a further half day of integration, where participants will have the opportunity to learn collaboratively and weave their insights from the previous days into their own lives and work.
Part 2: Process Mind and Levels of Consciousness (18, 19, 20, 21 October)
The second three and a half days will be directed towards practitioners and focus on facilitating relationships, be it our own, our clients, or the teams we work with. We will include understanding how relationships are also an aspect of the larger field dynamics. Additionally, we will focus on the therapist/facilitator's experience while working with people, in order to make these experiences useful for the client or the team and for your wellbeing.
Besides offering concrete skills, we will practice getting in touch with the common ground that can hold and facilitate the diverse viewpoints and experiences that arise in relationship. Over the course of the three and a half days there will be opportunities for supervisions and case consultations and there will also be demonstrations of facilitating relationship work that offer opportunities to study, debrief and reflect.
Supervision hours - great value for money.
The seminars are open to all, especially those with a Process Work background.
A certificate of attendance will be issued after each intensive, and upon successful completion of all seminars, a Certificate of Advanced Professional Development in Process Work from Metavision Institute.
This seminar series is endorsed by AASW for members to earn CPD.
Included in the seminar are 1.5 days worth of supervision hours, which you can use toward your association's requirements.
Check out our PACFA CPD listing here.
Travel and accommodation costs are not included in tuition expenses.
This is a unique opportunity to deepen Process Work skills using the latest insights from Process Mind and Deep Democracy using Arnold Mindell’s latest developments for clinical skills, personal development, World Work and Deep Democracy.
Dr. Salome Schwarz has been a faculty member at the Process Work Institute and has worked in private practice since 1993. Her great passions in life are awareness, dreaming, and nature. Salome likes working with individuals and teams in diverse settings and enjoys being an international trainer and consultant. She loves Process Mind practice because of the dreaming connection it creates with others, the earth and universe. She also loves to capture the mystery of life through photography.
Dr. Kas Robinson has been a faculty member at the Process Work Institute since 2007, and she is a clinical director at a behavioral healthcare agency where she’s responsible for clinical programs and staff supervision. Kas is passionate about leadership development, diversity, and the empowerment of marginal experiences. She enjoys the unpredictability of everyday life and creative expression through performance and movement. She loves Process Mind work because it is expansive, spontaneous, and accessible to everyone.
Dr. Julia Wolfson is founder and principal of Turning Forward, Australia – a global network organisation providing facilitation, coaching, leadership development, bespoke training and research with network partners and organisations across the world. Julia applies deep democracy and worldwork methods in business, non-profits and grass roots initiatives. Julia has a special interest in the transformation of custodial care institutions and agencies into open, self-powered communities in which self-powered people can learn, grow, shine and contribute.
Dr. Christina Nielsen (Ch. Med.) is a qualified and passionate holistic therapist who uses a mix of Counselling, Psychotherapy, Anthroposophic and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Her lifelong interest in the human condition and belief that the traditional Western methods of viewing patients provides an incomplete picture, fuels her ongoing study in universities and colleges from Australia, to the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and China.
Christina is the founder and Academic Director of The Metavision Institute, which delivers courses in Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Elsa Henderson (MA, Dipl PW) is a process-oriented facilitator, coach, and therapist based in Portland, Oregon. Her work focuses on communication, creativity and power. Elsa has a background in anthropology, and has lived and worked in cross-cultural communities such as Findhorn Ecovillage in Scotland. Working with individuals and teams to discover the innate creativity and possibility of the moment is one of her great passions. In her work, Elsa strives to grab tensions to unearth the harmony beneath, spark new insights and inspire intrinsic solutions. She also loves to draw, paint and dance.
Annie Blair (MA, Dipl PW) is a certified Processworker in Portland, Oregon and offers individual sessions, teaches workshops, and is a faculty member at the Process Work Institute. A love of movement has been an undercurrent through her life. When she discovered Processwork, she immediately felt touched by its open hearted approach to human experiences, and was thrilled that movement was a key part of its awareness methods.
She believes that all experiences, even the difficult ones, are valuable and by approaching them with curiosity and respect, we can discover their contribution to our wholeness. Some of her particular interests are body symptoms, creativity and addictive tendencies.
Annie enjoys improvisational theater and guides an Authentic Movement practice group.