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Dr. AMY MINDELL is in private therapeutic practice in Portland, Oregon and teaches in many countries in the world. She helped developed process work in the areas of coma, creativity, and dance. She holds a M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology and is a diplomate of the Process Oriented Psychology Center of Zurich. She wrote Metaskills: The Spiritual Art of Therapy, Riding the Horse Backwards with Arny, Coma, a Healing Journey, and An Alternative to Therapy as well as papers in professional journals. (Her studies of the feeling skills in therapy, or “metaskills”, are at the core of much of her work. ). Amy’s work with art, music and puppets appears in her newest book The Dreaming Source of Creativity. Her most recent musical CD is First Bloom, (she is the singer, music composer, and technical engineer).
Dr. ARNOLD MINDELL, or Arny is also in private practice in Portland, Oregon, and teaches with Amy around the world. He is known for his development of the “dreambody” and “process work” (process oriented psychology). He is the author of 20 books in 26 languages, including Dreambody, The Shaman’s Body, Quantum Mind, Quantum Mind and Healing, and The Deep Democracy of Open Forums. He is also known in the areas of diversity work and conflict management for his Sitting in the Fire and for his integration of psychology, ecology and physics, for his work on dreams, bodywork, relationships, and for interventions in near death situations. His latest works, the ProcessMind, A User’s Guide to The Mind of God, and Dance of the Ancient One bring psychology, physics and spiritual traditions closer to one another. Follow Arny on Facebook
Amy and Arny are often keynote speakers at international conferences on therapy, psychology, physics, organizational change and conflict work and have been on local and international radio and TV in many many countries. Arny has been interviewed by many magazines including Newsweek. They work together as a team, teaching, doing townhall meetings, and working on conflict resolution and organizational development projects for small and large businesses, cities, and Aboriginal communities. They have been resident teachers at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, Ca. Members of scientific and Aboriginal communities have applauded Arny and Amy’s trans-disciplinary work.They presently work with the United Nation’s UNESCO teaching conflict and open forum facilitation.
They are avid researchers, and love skiing, running and hiking. They reside part of the year in Portland Oregon, where they give classes at the Processwork Institute with many other colleagues. They live part of the year on the Oregon coast where they do residential seminars and watch whales.
Education, Awards and Affiliations
Some of the Mindell’s client organizations have been the UNESCO (the U.N. S.E. Asia think tank on ethics science and culture), US Government, US Military, BP (British Petroleum), HP, (Hewlett Packard), GM (General Motors), City of Zurich Switzerland, Nokia, Specialized Hospitals, Association of American Group Psychotherapy, International Jungian Community, other Psychological and Growth organizations, Buddhist organizations, various Universities around the world, as well as Aboriginal communities such as Haida Gwaii in Canada and Amani counseling and Training center, Nairobi Kenya. (This list does not include various Banks and other businesses)
Further Connections and Presentations
From Switzerland to the USA; in 1990 after beginning a process work center in Zurich Forschungs Gemeindschaft fuer Prozess Orientierte Psychologie( www.prozessarbeit.ch) Amy and Arny moved from Switzerland to Portland, Oregon (USA). Together with many friends founded the Process Work
Institute (in Portland).
Professional Status; Arny and Amy belong to the Japanese psychological association and the international association of process oriented psychology. Process oriented diplomates in Switzerland are insurance-licensed, and accredited in the UK. Amy and Arny were awarded the diploma in World Psychotherapy in 2008, and are associate members of the US Association for Body Psychotherapy.
Jungian Connections. Amy and Arny teach and work for Jung Institutes and Jungian societies worldwide.
Recent Presentations: The names of the recent international conferences where Amy and Arny have been keynote speakers can be found under the News category found on the home page.
Presentations in the early 1990′s. Amy and Arny gave keynotes speeches for the Humanistic Psychology Association, For Transpersonal Psychology Conferences, the Society for Professionals in Dispute Resolution,.
Awards: In 1998, Amy and Arny were awarded the New Dimensions Broadcaster Award from New Dimensions Radio Network. (For vision, commitment, and contribution to humanity and the planet)
Past Employment in Science. In the late 1960′s Arny worked for the General Electric Atomic Power Research Laboratories in upstate New York (on electron-gun memory systems), for M.I.T on the aerodynamics and biophysics of aquatic wave-like propulsion systems. In Switzerland he worked at the E.T.H on the theory of nonlinear coupled (Onsager) processes and at Sulzer Corporation, on chemical physics research.
Organizational, Diversity and Conflict Work
Some of the many conflict situations A+A have facilitated in open forum, organizational and community settings (for groups, communities, universities, cities and international organizations) include:
1986-2010 Some of the Locations where the Mindells have worked
(A more detailed list of their background is available upon request. Click Publications to see Amy’s five books and Arny’s 20 published in a total of 24 languages)