About Amy and Arny Mindell
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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 21 books in 31 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. You can 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 worked 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
- 2014 Member of American Group Psychotherapy Association
- 2013 Amy became Honorary Professor at the Moscow Institute of Psychology and Psychoanalysis, Moscow, Russia.
- 2008 Amy was awarded the diploma in World Psychotherapy, by the World Council of Psychotherapy’s President in Moscow. (see http://www.worldpsyche.org/ for more). The World Council for Psychotherapy is a Non Governmental Organization of the United Nations Organization affiliated to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since May 2003. The Mindells are listed here: http://www.worldpsyche.org/wcpc_holders.
- Amy is an associate member of the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy.
- Amy is a member of the Association of Japanese Clinical Psychology
- 1988 To Amy and Arny Mindell, The New Dimensions Broadcaster Award, “Casting Seeds in a Wide Arc”, for vision, commitment, and contribution to humanity and the planet, October 17, 1998
- Process Work Trainer, 1984-
- PhD in Psychology. Union Institute 1991
- 1985 Masters of Arts, Psychology, Antioch Universit
- 1984 Diploma in Process Oriented Psychology, Zurich ProcessWork Institute/
- 1981 BA, Dance and Theater, Antioch College,.
- 2014 Member of American Group Psychotherapy Association
- 2012-13 The United States Association of Body Psychotherapy gave Arny the Pioneer Award “honoring the pioneers who laid the foundations for the past and future construction of our body of knowledge and skill.”
- 2013 Arny became Honorary Professor at the Moscow Institute of Psychology and Psychoanalysis, Moscow, Russia.
- Arny is named by Stan Grof, “a Pioneer of Transpersonal Psychology”; in “Consciousness Revolution: Transpersonal discoveries that are changing the World.” Russia, July 2010
- 2008. Arny and Amy–see their picture are being awarded the Diploma in World Psychotherapy, by the President of the World Council of Psychotherapy. (see http://www.worldpsyche.org/ for more). The World Council for Psychotherapy is a Non Governmental Organization of the United Nations Organization affiliated to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since May 2003. The Mindells are listed here: http://www.worldpsyche.org/wcpc_holders
- Arny has been an adviser for leaders of several governments, military, and U.N. teams, as well as large corporations including General Motors,
- Arny is a clinical member of the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy, and the International Association of Process Oriented Psychology.
- 2005 “Quantum Mind and Healing” was in the top best 10 of four thousand five hundred books on Mind, Body and Spirit in 2005 rated by the independent award judges of New Age Retailer Narcissus Group
- Arny is a member of the Association of Japanese Clinical Psychology
- Arny is on the Editorial Board of the journal, “Psychotherapy and Politics International.”
- 1998 The New Dimensions Broadcaster Award, “Casting Seeds in a Wide Arc”, was given to Amy and Arny Mindell for vision, commitment, and contribution to humanity and the planet.”
- 1996 Gold Medal recipient -Gem of Alternative Medicine/Shiromani (for outstanding contribution in the field of holistic health and education from Indian Board of Alternative Medicines, Calcutta.) Sept 8, 1996
- 1983 Founding member of Research Society for Process Oriented Psychology
- 1980- present Process Work Teacher
- 1980-present; written 22 books (See publications page)
- 1977 became a Jungian Training Analyst
- 1972 PhD. in Psychology, Union Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio.
- 1970 Diploma in Analytical Psychology. Jung Institute, Zurich, Switz.
- 1968 Chemical physics research for Sulzer Corporation, Winterthur, Switzerland
- 1965 Speaker at CERN, (Nuclear Physics, Switzerland) on Synchronicity 1964-66 Research: Time Reversibility in Physics, (irreversible, non linear coupled Onsager processes);Physics Department, E.T.H. Zurich,
- 1964-66 Studied physics, and worked for the Department of Thermodynamics and Combustion Engines, E.T.H Zurich.
- Master of Science, M.I.T., Applied Physics-Mech. Engineering, 1964
- M.I.T Research on the aerodynamics and biophysics of aquatic wave-like propulsion systems.
- 1977-85 Jungian Training Analyst
- 1970 – Jungian Analyst
- 1964-present. Therapist and analyst
- 1963 General Electric Atomic Power Research Laboratories in upstate New York (worked on electron-gun memory systems)
- 1962 Sigma Xi, Honorary Society for research in Science and Engineering, 1962
- 1962 Phi Beta Kappa, Honorary Society for Academic Achievement.
- 1962 Summa Cum Laude with simultaneous B.S. and B.A degrees in Science and Languages, Union College, Schenectady New York.
Some of the Mindell’s client organizations have been UN IAS (UN’s Institute of Advanced Studies in Yokohamma), 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 Assocation of Japanese Clinical Psychology 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, and others.
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)
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:
- Large Global Group, Organizational issues.
- Climate Change Issues, worldwide.
- Aboriginal Land Rights Issues in Africa, Australia, the U.S. and Canada
- “Terrorist”/ Freedom Fighter conflict work in Ireland, Israel, and the U.S.
- Diversity issues including Black Panther themes, Latino-Anglo relationships, Israeli- Palestinian understanding, Gay rights, Revolution-tensions during pre-revolutionary times in Russia and S. Africa, Diversity issues for the U.S. Army, East Asian- Korean-Japanese-Chinese forums in the US, Japan, India, Germany, South Africa, Switzerland, and the U.K.
- Sexual misconduct, power abuse and financial corruption allegations in many places including spiritual communities.
1983-Present Some of the Locations where the Mindells have worked
- Australia, Adelaide, Cairns, Sydney
- Austria, Salzburg, Vienna
- Brazil, Fortaleza, Manaus, Rio de Janeiro
- Canada, Haida Gwaii, Montreal, Vancouver
- China, Shanghai
- Colombia, Bogata 2015.
- France, Evian, Les Bains, Paris
- Germany, Berlin, Frankfurt, Wurtsburg, Hamburg
- Greece, Athens
- Holland, Amsterdam
- India, Mumbai, Dehli.
- Israel, Haifa, Tel Aviv
- Italy, Cisternino, Rome
- Ireland, Belfast, Dublin
- Japan, Fukuoka, Kobe, Kyoto, Tokyo
- Kenya, Mombasa, Nairobi
- Mexico, Mexico City
- Poland, Warsaw
- Russia, Moscow, Rostov on Don, St. Petersburg
- Slovakia, Bratislava
- S. Africa, Cape Town, Johannesburg
- S. Korea, Seoul
- Scotland, Forres
- Spain, Barcelona
- Switzerland, Basel, Bern, Lausanne, Zurich
- UK, Bristol, London
- USA, Albuquerque, Ann Arbor, Austin, Big Sur, Boston, Boulder, Cincinnati, Dallas, D. C. , Denver, Eugene, Honolulu, Houston, L.A., Nantucket, New Orleans, NYC, Phil., Portland, Rhinebeck, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, Seattle, Yachats.
(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)