What is Process Work
While being relatively unknown in Portugal, Process Work is a well recognized therapy and facilitation technique in many countries all over the world. It came to life in the 1970’s in Switzerland as a branch of Jungian Psychology and slowly became an independent approach on its own. At its very core lies a comprehensive awareness paradigm that seeks to observe, follow, and support the flow of nature as it emerges and unfolds through people, groups, relationships and communities. Process Work practitioner will simply observe what’s happening, rather than assume that she knows what should happen or what should change. It draws its philosophy from the ancient Chinese knowledge of Taoism, indigenous cultures, modern psychology and even quantum physics.
While developing this methodology, its pioneers realized that everything that happens to us is somehow organized by a certain intelligent force, which we simply call process. We look for its signals in our dreams, our body symptoms, in spontaneous movements we do, moods, in relationship conflicts and any troubles that seem to just happen to us. We are trying to unfold the meaning of these signals by bringing awareness to them. If we allow them to express themselves in us and our lives, a healing experience happens without us making an extra effort to press for a change.
body symptoms and movement, dreams, altered and extreme states of consciousness, relationships, social discrimination, group dynamics and world issues, art and creativity
What to expect from Process Work therapy and facilitation
As practitioners we train ourselves in working with individuals, couples as well as in facilitating families, groups and organizations. The elegant model of Process Work allows us to use the same approach in various techniques and circumstances.
In contrast to some other therapeutic techniques, there are no rigid guidelines about how the session will look like. Apart from following the client’s or group’s feedback and bringing the awareness of what’s happening in the moment, everything else will vary depending on you, me and the circumstances. Taking from that freedom, process work therapy becomes very humanistic oriented. It follows the client’s needs rather than proposing ready solutions.
Process Work facilitators use a variety of tools drawn from different modern therapeutic approaches. We might implement role play, movement activity, elements of art therapy or mindfulness. In general the focus will be on experiencing what’s happening rather than on the intellectual understanding of it. Which stresses out the connection with our emotions and bodies. We believe that every person’s identity is not a state or something we can frame with words and labels, but it is rather a constantly changing flow of many states. Following this flow is exactly what makes us truly fulfilled and it is also what process workers intend to do during the therapy sessions.
My background and are we right for each other
I have had a call to work with people as a therapist since my early adolescence. After graduating high school I continued my dream and studied psychology at the university in Poland for 3 years. However, a deep urge to discover something more in life brought me into traveling, so I haven’t even graduated from university. Eventually this journey made me fall in love with permaculture, the countryside life and led me to co-creation of Quinta Kania Farm with my wonderful partner. Being able to join the passion for psychology and permaculture is what really excites me.
At the moment I’m an advanced student of the diploma program at the Process Work school in Barcelona with the license for supervised practice. It means that I’m still at the beginning of my therapy and facilitation journey. Taking that in consideration, be aware that I have a young and motivated attitude, which will allow me to follow your experience with an open mind. I also have regular meetings with my supervisors, who guide me through this process. Definitely there might be issues and topics where I will not feel the right person to accompany you. In those situations I will recommend you other professionals either from different fields or fellow colleagues who are experienced working with this particular topic. We will discuss it in the first session and make an honest decision whether we go forward together or not.
Prices and details
I offer my services in both versions: online or at the Quinta Kania Farm. The price stays the same.
Language: I feel fully comfortable with sessions in English or Polish.
the 1st session is free and might take less than one hour. This is when we get to know each other and decide how we move forward.
- Individual: 30 euros per 1h session
- Couples: 50 euros per 1h session
- Groups: price on request depending on the group’s type
How often should we meet?
There are no strict guidelines referring to the frequency of the meetings. However the most common and recommended would be between once a week and once a 2 weeks.