PROCESSWORK FACILITATION SKILLS TRAINING7 - 9 June 2019, Melbourne
Join us for this three-day training intensive in process-oriented group facilitation as developed by Dr Arnold Mindell.
Designed for people who work with groups in either a paid or voluntary capacity and who would like to deepen their facilitation skills, learning about the concept of Deep Democracy and how to bring it into the groups you work with.
“Democratic methods, rules, and laws alone do not create a sense of community. Rules and laws may govern mechanical systems, but not people. The new paradigm … acknowledges that organizations are partially mechanical beings…and also living organisms whose lifeblood is composed of feelings, beliefs, and dreams.”
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.
WHAT’S DIFFERENT ABOUT PROCESS ORIENTED FACILITATION?
In Processwork we don’t just work with the people in the room, but through incorporating role and field theory into our work, we work with the deeper processes and patterns that are trying to emerge in the group through the individuals, the facilitator, and the external environment.
Our work is grounded in a sophisticated understanding of how power, rank and privilege impact interpersonal, group, and community relationships and conflicts.
Processwork supports creativity and the use of multiple communication channels, not just speaking and listening.
We work from a non-pathologising position, Deep Democracy, whereby we assume that disturbances and ‘trouble makers’, etc are not issues that need to be resolved or gotten rid of, but are somehow needed and meaningful roles within the group that need to be more fully understood and integrated.
We emphasise the importance of the facilitators own personal development and capacity to work with their own inner states and experiences – the facilitator is a central channel in which important information for the group with come through, therefore the facilitator needs well-developed self-awareness and skills for making this information useful to the group.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This three-day intensive is for people who want to deepen their facilitation work with groups. The process-oriented approach brings a sophisticated understanding of group dynamics applicable to all kinds of groups, communities, and organisations and is particularly useful for supporting complex decision-making tasks, difficult conflicts, and collective change processes. The approach can be applied in corporate, not-for-profit, government, and community group contexts.
The training is also suited to formal and informal students of Process Oriented Psychology and can be counted as training hours for Diplomate students in most IAPOP accredited programs.
The Processwork Structural Framework
An introduction to the Processwork theoretical framework, including the concept of Deep Democracy, and how it helps our work with groups.
Working at the Edge of the Known and Unknown
Groups need facilitation help when they get stuck at what we call an Edge – a place between what the group already knows and where/how the group is trying to grow. One of the key roles of a facilitator is to perceive the nature of the Edge the group is at and help them to understand and unfold it so they can evolve.
Rank, Power and Privilege
Looking at how history, experiences, and characteristics shape the opportunities and influence people have in groups. Learn how to identify and work with power issues in groups, and how to develop the central facilitator attribute of ‘rank fluidity’.
Beyond the Individuals
Processwork Facilitation works with more than just the individuals in the room. It is a field-based paradigm that uses a refined capacity for observing communication signals in groups to also work with the background field that shapes the group and the behaviours of the people in it.
Facilitating Processwork’s Group Process
Practice using Processwork’s unique model for facilitating large groups to process complex social issues.
The Facilitator’s Innerwork
Processwork sees the facilitator’s intuitive and somatic presence as one of many communication channels in which important information about the group’s process and direction can emerge. Process Oriented Innerwork is a practical framework for unfolding and understanding the facilitators own momentary inner experiences so that they can make them useful for the group.
7-9 June 2019
Early bird $470 (by 26 April)
Standard $520 (from 27 April)
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Liz Scarfe is a Processwork Diplomate, in private practice using Processwork as a psychotherapist, coach, and facilitator. An adult educator and facilitator 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 was a member of the staff facilitation team for the Warsaw WorldWork in 2014 and the Greece WorldWork in 2017.
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.
Grzegorz was a member of the staff facilitation team for the Warsaw WorldWork in 2014 and the Greece WorldWork in 2017.
Prior to moving to Australia, he was a teacher of the two-year Training in Process Oriented Psychology in Wrocław, Poland, and co-founder of the IPP Social Dialogue Program in Warsaw.
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