Worldwork Events

Name Short description
Lane Arye Unintentional Music – Transforming Stage Fright
(like when talking in the big group!). Whenever we play music, some things happen that do not go along with our intentions. The symptoms of stage fright – fear, anxiety, blankness, forgetfulness, sweating, inner criticism, shaking fingers, beating heart – can turn our favorite music into misery. But if we explore and unfold them, these same “problems” can lead us to our deepest creativity, our most authentic expression, and our most poignant musicality.
We will learn to unfold the symptoms of stage fright. Through demonstration, discussion and play, we will discover first hand how to transform our music and ourselves. Unintentional Music works equally well with the voice, any instrument, and any style of written or improvised music. It is also really helpful for anyone who has a fear of public speaking (for instance, talking in the large group at Worldwork!).
Craig Baker A&A Mindell developed 2nd training innerwork exercises. Those attending will work on questions about projects they are working on or hope to work on. Also, those attending will be given printed copies of the exercises.
Craig Baker Share four one minute energies through music. These energies will be amplified.
For example I might be a child singing a song and amplify the energy of WONDER.
The aim is to give a voice to energies that can be felt. The fifth minute I will have all the energies sing together and discover a new song that includes them all.
  Cathy Bernatt I would like to show my final project presentation, Less is More, More or Less,The Goddess of Wisdom Speaks: An examination of Intellectual Inferiority Complex in a Few Women of Polish Jewish Ancestry and have small discussion groups after.
Emetchi PW and Trauma.
This presentation outlines some aspects of the PW approach to working with psychological trauma. It maps the road to recovery, fundamental background philosophy, challenges for the Helper/Therapist, overview of tools both everyday consensus reality based as well as the non-consensus reality tools we have. Basically this presentation will showcase what PW brings to the field of trauma that is different and explore some of the gifts and challenges inherent in applying it in what is most often intensely polarised situations.The presenter speaks with a tongue informed by both thirty years of clinical experience as well as living and growing through her own complex personal trauma experience.
  Caspar Froehlich Deep Democracy in Organisations and Business Development:
Experience sharing of change professionals who are applying process work in business environments
Hellene Gronda Processwork Research and Publications – peer support network.
This is a networking opportunity to connect people internationally who are working on developing Processwork research and publications.
Hellene Gronda, Lynn Lobo Working with the feeling challenges of climate change
The earth’s climate is being destabilized and we face extreme weather and threats to the eco-system on which we depend. The effects are being felt unevenly in different parts of the world.
How can we wake up to the seriousness of this challenge?
How can we work together in the face of international rank differences and the agony of socio-political history?
At least part of finding the answer must involve processing the difficult roles and experiences like grief, fury, denial, panic and hopelessness.This workshop or social issue group will explore difficult roles in the climate change issue using non-verbal, movement and other creative channels to bring awareness and deepen interactions.

Presenters Hellene Gronda (diplomate), Lynn Lobo (Phase two student) have backgrounds and interests in dance and movement practices, visual arts, Playback Theatre and performance.

Nora Hajos, Craig Baker multimedia dance duet : Craig Baker & Nora Hajos
SoonGoSee & ComeNowGo
visit earth, exploring the essence of the polarities they find here ,
in dance and moving words.
By exploring & getting to the essence of world hot spot polarities, surprising & creative outcomes may arise. video samples :
  Vicki Henricks Bloodlines is a film made in Australia. Bettina Goering, grandniece of Herman Goering, has long tried to bury the dark legacy of her family history. Painter Ruth Rich, a daughter of Holocaust survivors, cannot resolve her deep-rooted anger over the suffering of her parents and the loss of an older brother in the Holocaust. Bettina seeks out Ruth in an attempt to confront her enormous guilt and her fear that the capacity for evil is in her blood. When the women meet, their hidden guilt and rage clash in a series of intimate and extraordinary meetings.Provocative and deeply moving, BLOODLINES by Cynthia Connop follows Ruth and Bettina as they face the past in their quest to heal the future. Their meetings are interspersed with individual interviews, powerful images from Ruth’s paintings “Songs of Darkness” and archival photos. This contemporary film brings to light, in a way never before seen, the unwritten cost of war and genocide on future generations of both victims and perpetrators. Given recent events in Darfur, Rwanda and Serbia, this film provides relevant and timely insight into the difficult process of reconciliation and forgiveness, and the long-term consequences of hatred.

At a time when vast rifts between groups are tearing the world apart, this gripping and ultimately hopeful film is a beautiful testament to the power of reconciliation.

Jennifer Kleskie The Civil-Military Operations School, in the Philippines, represents a civic-minded portion of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. In their country’s Internal Peace & Security Plan, their endeavor is to mitigate armed conflict throughout the country. There is much pessimism and nay-saying about this as the government still demonstrates corruption and an ineptness that does not address the embedded poverty or address the largest need of the people. They have incorporated Jennifer Kleskie, Process Work Diplomat and MA Conflict Facilitator, into their training program of course teachers. Hear how this school is developing new leadership tools, implementing practices of Deep Democracy and classes on Process-Oriented Conflict Management into their thinking and development structures.
  Elena Margo For last 8 years I conduct a theatre project Democracy.doc, which is based on ideas of deep democracy and process work. It was performed at many cities in Russia and Switzerland. I could describe the history of this project, the structure, indights and it’s transformation for 8 years.
References to publications are available on this page:
Susan J Newton Cultivating Fluidity in the Midst of Chaos: Relating Practices of PW & Aikido
Join me for an embodied exploration of the space between Processwork and Aikido! Come and experience the metaskills of centering and being on balance, exploring ourselves in movement solo and in relationship. From Aikido comes an embodied understanding of connecting to one’s center, and then moving into relationship and the world. In Processwork, cultivating fluidity is important in embracing change. Finding and then being in one’s center is an important and embodied beginning of relationship within and with others, exploring all of our many parts, familiar and known, and those yet to be discovered.
My 20 + years in Aikido and recent 8-year immersion in PW have heightened my awareness of how I move in the world. Utilizing basic centering practices from Aikido that require no falling, we’ll explore how our embodied awareness cultivates a deep sense of a metaposition from which we can interact more effectively with all around us.
Gary Reiss Coming out of our work in Israel and Palestine, we have created a series of workshops in different countries in Europe called Healing History. Our first was in Poland, our next one is in October in Germany. History that isn’t processed tends to repeat itself. We want to help break that cycle and will talk about how you can join us in doing this work.
  Rita Schaeper The Moodmeter is a tool which enables to grasp the emotions which occur in a big group on a particular day.
Polish students from Wrocław introduce the idea to the group. People get the possibility to express their feelings nonverbally through a range of sounds.
Bogna Szymkiewicz, Hanna Wieloch The aim of our project is to work with life myths of women from different places and create a platform to share our experiences. The project will take a form of seminars – based on the previous ones that have conducted in Poland in the years 2012 and 2013 . We will use process oriented methods yo unfold our life myths and understand them in social and political context of temporary world. We would like our experiences accumulate through the co-created website and then give them a chance to grow into artistic forms, researches or other projects.
Kim Ward i would like to co-facilitate a social awareness group on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual/transgender issues; to share awareness of the importance of communities/networks/research to ensure the support of lgbt people. and secondly to raise awareness of the unconscious discrimination towards lgbt people and the impact this can have on their mental well being, their relationships, access to health, and freedom from discrimination and sense of inclusion in the workplace.
  Kara Wilde, Suzette Payne Worldwork Art – Creative Processing.
In this group Suzette Payne and Kara Wilde will join you in making art and writing to explore and process Worldwork experiences. No art experience necessary.
Agnieszka Wróblewska, Tomasz Teodorczyk For the last 6 years we’ve been developing the new method of working with actors and dancers  based on process work ideas. It was also inspired by the work of Zeami Motokiyo who created japanese no theatre and more contemporary work of Jerzy Grotowski and  Eugenio Barba.
Together with Bretoncafe Dance Theatre we created 4 dance theatre performances which met a big interest in  the professional field. The last performance „Niżynski” is actually played in our Big National Theatre in Warsaw. During the presentation we’ll briefly describe our method and show DVD with one of the performances: „Dancing Sarah Kane”.
Agnieszka Wróblewska, Tomasz Teodorczyk For the last 2 years we’ve been working in Ecuador for the organizations of human rights there bringing process work ideas to their work and training. We worked with different groups in different parts of the country showing how process work can help in building up circumstances in which human rights would be respected more than they are now. For us it was a start for work in other cultures. During the presentation we will show some photos from Ecuador and from our work and describe our project.
Zed Xaba   A 52 minute dvd of a racially diverse group of South Africans visiting historical sights and having a dialogue among each other about reconciliation in South Africa.