Arnold Mindell’s Process Oriented Psychology is a mystical form of psychotherapy which is deeply embedded in eastern spirituality that allows healing to come from cultivating awareness.
As the name suggests, Process Oriented Psychology or Process Work is a process in itself, evolving and dynamic in its nature. The roots, like a lotus blossoming, stem from the influence of Jungian psychology, Taoism, Quantum Physics, Indigenous wisdom and non-duality. Process work integrates multiple modalities including mindfulness, narrative therapy, somatic and body work, movement therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and motivational interviewing.
Process work is a platform in which we can bridge psychology and spirituality. It recognises and invites us to explore somatics (body sensations), dreams, relationships, movement tendencies and our connection with our society and culture. Our insights and realisations lead to deep transformations and sustainable change in your world.
What it is not ~
Process Work is not traditional psychology. As with all forms of different paradigms in health and healing, each modality has its own frame of reference. Process work doesn't assess, interpret, analyse or pathologise what may be happening for you, but rather follow the "process". Everything is welcome.
The Therapist's Inner Work ~
One of the main aspects of Process Work is that of the therapist's own inner work. The therapeutic relationship doesn't deny the human connection, and there is a recognition that the therapist faces their own challenges in life's journey too. We are certainly far from perfect. From this understanding, both myself as the therapist, and yourself, co-create and place as the foundation, that your answers are within you.
"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes” ~ Carl Jung