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What is Process Work?         

Process Work is a cross-disciplinary approach to support individual and collective change. It developed in the 1970s and 1980s when Dr Arnold Mindell, a Jungian analyst in Zurich, Switzerland, began researching illness as a meaningful expression of the unconscious mind. Also known as process-oriented psychology (POP) or dreambody work, Process Work offers new ways of working with areas of life that are experienced as problematic or painful. Physical symptoms, relationship problems, group conflicts and social tensions, when approached with curiosity and respect, can lead to new information that is vital for personal and collective growth.

With its roots in Jungian psychology, Taoism and physics, Process Work believes that the solution to a problem is contained within the disturbance itself and provides a practical framework through which individuals, couples, families and groups can connect with greater awareness and creativity.

The Process Work Institute of India (PWII) is one of many centres worldwide dedicated to training and research in Process Work.  PWII is a five-year old institute based in Mumbai engaged in promoting the knowledge and use of Process Work. PWII  plans to offer a basic course  in process-oriented psychotherapy in collaboration with the Process Work Center of Portland in Oregon, USA  in the near future.

Where is Process Work used?

Process Work has many applications:

  Individual therapy

  Personal creativity and growth

  Couples, marriage and family counselling

  Physical symptoms, including serious and  life-threatening illnesses

  Comas and other strongly altered states       
   of consciousness

  Extreme states of consciousness usually treated
   with psychiatry

  Group process for organisational development
   and conflict resolution

  Community-building using conflict and diversity (Worldwork)

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