Process Oriented psychotherapists are trained to provide an integrative and practical framework through which individuals, couples, families and groups can address life’s problems with greater awareness and creativity.
When painful experiences are unfolded, new insight, awareness and freedom can emerge. Rather than believing that we need rid ourselves of disturbing experiences or aspects of our identities, Process Oriented therapists work from the perspective that there is something new and transformative to be discovered therein. Process workers, therefore, follow the client’s process closely and bring awareness to the change that is already happening, as opposed to prescribing change from a pre-determined model for the person.
Jung focussed on night dreams as the pathway to the unconscious. Mindell broadened this focus to include the dreaming that is happening in the moment e.g. through body symptoms, in relationship and group conflicts and in any unexpected event that disturbs our everyday lives. Process workers use a range of skills and techniques to unfold the dreaming at every level; individual, relationship and group.
Their work covers a broad spectrum including:
- Relationship conflicts
- Anxiety and panic attacks
- Addictive states
- Bereavement, separation anxiety and loss
- Night-time dreams
- Body symptoms and deep somatic experiences
- Extreme states of consciousness: bi-polar and psychotic experiences
- Spiritual difficulties and crises of meaning
- Comatose and near death experiences
In addition to the above, some of the issues that clients are supported to deal with are:
- Sexual Abuse
- Psychological Abuse
- Issues with parents, separation, absent parents
- Sexual problems
- Stress and anxiety.
- Self -harm
- Eating disorders
- Self Esteem