Process Work Applications - Case Studies

The process work paradigm is based on the belief that the solution to a problem is contained within the disturbance itself. Process Work provides a practical framework for discovering the meaning that is encoded in these disturbing experiences. This awareness-based model sees the potential value in all experience without judgment. This view of life leads my work with people.

Process Work can be applied to a breadth of psychological, physical and social problems, from physical symptoms to relationship problems, from family conflict to group dynamics, and from depression and anxiety to addiction. The following are case studies to demonstrate the wide spectrum of my work.

Process Work has its roots in the teleological thinking of Carl Jung, the non-judgmental and meaning-based view of Taoism, the dreaming wisdom of indigenous peoples, the signal based methods of communication theorists, and non-locality principles of quantum physics that reveal the complex interconnectedness of all things.

Books on the Roots of Process Work

Diamond, Julie and Jones, Lee Spark. A Path Made by Walking: Process Work in Practice. Lao Tse Press: Portland, Oregon 2004.
Offers an intimate account of the history of process work, introduces concepts and skills with many examples.

Goodbread, Joseph. The Dreambody Toolkit: A Practical Introduction to the Philosophy, Goals and Practice of Process-Oriented Psychology. 2d ed. Portland, Oregon: Lao Tse Press, 1997.
A general introduction to the methods of process-oriented psychology.

Goodbread, Joseph. The Dreambody Toolkit. 2nd ed. Portland, Oregon: Lao Tse Press, 1997.
A detailed and technical introduction to the theory and methods of Process Work.

Mindell, Amy. Metakskills: The Spiritual Art of Therapy. Tempe, Arizona: New Falcon Press, 1994. Reprint. Portland, Oregon: Lao Tse Press, 2003.
A guide for practitioners that reveals the deeper feeling background of therapy.

Mindell, Amy. A Brief Review of Recent Evolution in Process Theory, The Journal of Process Oriented Psychology; (Volume . 9 2004).
Describing developments in Process Work practice and theory over the past decade.

Mindell, Amy. An Alternative to Therapy: A Few Basic Process Work Principles. Portland, Oregon: Zero Publications, 2002.
The author uses magical figures to discuss central issues in therapy and teach the basic principles of Process Work.

Mindell, Amy and Arnold. Riding the Horse Backwards: Process Work in Theory and Practice. New York: Penguin, 1992. Reprint. Lao Tse Press: Portland, Oregon: 2002.
An overview of Process Work methods that were developed for working with the unconscious.

Mindell, Arnold. Quantum Mind: The Edge between Physics, and Psychology. Portland, Oregon: Lao Tse Press, 2002.
Innovatively linking quantum physics and psychology in a meaningful, useful way.

Mindell, Arnold. Working with the Dreaming Body. 1984. Reprint. Portland, Oregon: Lao Tse Press, 2002.
Groundbreaking book revealing the connection between dreams and body experiences.

Mindell, Arnold. River's Way: The Process Science of the Dreambody. Harmondsworth, Penguin Arkana, 1988.
Mindell discusses the roots of Process concepts in mythology, Taoism, alchemy and physics.

Mindell, Arnold. The Shaman's Body. San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1993.
Drawing on experiences from around the world, Mindell reveals the shamanic background of Process Work.

Select One of the Following:
Body Symptoms and Illness
Relationship and Couple's Work
Family Work
Extreme States of Consciousness (so-called Psychiatric diagnoses)
Comatose and Non-Verbal States of Consciousness
Working with Children and Teens
Group and Organizational Facilitation