Worldwork, deep democracy,
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).
Worldwork is process oriented psychology applied to small and large groups, communities and organizations, international events and environmental problems. And deep democracy is the core principle and practice of worldwork.
After many seminars in the 1980′s, Arny published his ideas about “Deep Democracy” in book form in 1992, as The Leader as Martial Artist: An Introduction To Deep Democracy, Techniques And Strategies For Resolving Conflict and Creating Community.”