Introduction to Processwork

Introduction to Process Work, Modules 1,2,3 &4

1. Process Oriented Dream Work

This module provides a basis and foundation for all other modules. We will explore the background philosophical underpinnings, which influence Processwork theory and methodology, such as Taoism, Jungian psychology and Shamanism.  Processwork views night dreams, daydreams and fantasies as doorways to the mysterious, the unknown and the potential within us.  We will learn how to unfold these deeper mysteries embedded in our dreaming.  This module will include experiential learning, theoretical input and skills development.  It will be of value to those who wish to deepen their own growth process and also to those who are interested in professional development.

2. Process Oriented Bodywork

The Processwork model offers a unique way of working with symptoms, both psychosomatic and physical, which focuses on the person’s subjective experience, and its potential for change in their lives. The Processwork approach to symptoms and illness is both complementary and evolutionary. It supports conventional approaches to health and wellbeing, but extends that concept to include dreaming and sentient experiences. It takes symptoms and illness outside the realm of pathology and offers an experience of potential growth and spiritual connection. It liberates us from a dualistic paradigm of health and illness and allows us to embrace a multileveled experience, which has the power to transform our lives, sometimes in radical ways. This module will have both a theoretical and experiential component. At the end of this module participants will have an understanding of Processwork symptom work and they will have had an opportunity to work in pairs on their symptoms.

3. Relationships

Processwork offers new ways of working with areas of life sometimes considered problematic, but when approached with curiosity and respect can lead to new information that is vital for personal and collective growth.It is the basic philosophy of Processwork that our experience no matter how disturbing is meaningful and contains the seeds of its own solution.In this workshop we will introduce a way to understand relationship difficulties not as problems to be overcome, but from a place of deepening awareness, learning  and renewed perspective.  This attitude of openness can provide opportunities for personal growth, realisations and transformation through a process that can be light and sometimes fun.

4. Group Work

Process Oriented Group Work is a way of working with change in a wide range of group settings, including business organisations , voluntary community groups, family and therapy groups and educational systems. It does this by addressing those less visible but often highly corrosive issues within groups and organizations such as tensions between management and workers, clashes between old and new cultures, historical influences within the organization, all of which can affect communication and group wellbeing.

Invariably when change is happening in a group we struggle with a feeling of confusion and chaos, torn between tensions and polarizations, emotional charge and an experience of powerlessness and inadequacy.  Our tendency is to try to control the situation and impose solutions.  The Process Work paradigm welcomes disturbance as evidence of change that is emerging and believes that the problems are in fact attempts by the system to balance itself.   The challenge is to follow the process, support the tensions and polarizations to unfold, believing that the change that is trying to happen will show itself.

In this two day module, as well as being introduced to the theory of group work, participants will engage in experiential learning.  The overall aim of the module is to give participants an experience of the theory, skills and practice of what is essentially an awareness paradigm.  Participants will be introduced to Field Theory, Role theory, Group Process structure, levels of awareness in group work and will be given an opportunity to practise facilitation skills for unfolding group process