What is Processwork?
Rather than focus attention only on problems and solutions, Processwork is all about relatedness: finding the missing relationships.
It connects our body symptom and our dreaming, our individual body experiences and our collective history.
At the heart of process work is the idea that
all parts of our experience,
all voices in our communities
can interact with ‘deep democracy’ that helps us have more meaningful relationships and more sustainable resolutions to our conflicts.
INDIVIDUAL & COLLECTIVE
Processwork brings two sets of values generally spoken of separately, together, in the belief that each is necessary and not, of itself, sufficient:
the individualistic and the communitarian, the atomistic and the relational.
Process Work explores the similarities, contradictions and inconsistencies in and between these two sets of values, especially in relation to power and oppression. It explores what the individual holds that belongs to the collective as much as the collective issue and how it impacts an individual.
LIFE IS NOT ONLY CAUSAL
You will find meaning and connection in Processwork: If you are interested not only in the more familiar parts of yourself, but also the less known parts and where they are leading you;
If you are curious about your body symptoms, disturbing emotions or thoughts, relationship conflicts and what they hold.
SIGNALS POINT TO MEANING
When we are interested in them, momentary signals provide us with information as to the purpose or meaning of a particular process.
What disturbs us, holds the seeds of emerging patterns.
Noticing what is surprising or disturbing to our identities, being curious about where it is leading us, opens up new possibilities for personal growth.
A Lasting Impact
The task of healing history is to catch the past in the present: to re-weave the threads of history and connect with it in the present. A community-based Healing History programme developed by Gary Reiss informs my work.
Grow your fluidity
To focus internally to discover how a process arises inside of you as an individual one moment and in the next, how the same process arises between two or more people in a relationship, group or community.