Arnold Mindell pioneered ‘Process Work’ (also known as process-oriented psychology) in the 70’s and 80’s. Initially a physicist, he then trained in Jungian analysis. His breakthrough discovery was to see that the patterns we find in our dreams are mirrored in our bodies in the form of symptoms, or in our conflicts or in whatever disturbs us or lies at the edge of our awareness. He and his colleagues developed methods of discovering the patterns and meanings in these disturbances.
At its heart Process Work is an awareness practice that is founded on some key principles: Our difficulties contain their own solutions when we approach them with curiosity and heart. By closely studying our symptoms, addictions, dreams and even the most painful experiences we can uncover wisdom and direction, and become more of who we are.
Process Work can be and is applied to work with individuals, couples, groups, communities and organisations.