Barbara is a process worker and consultant, doing organisational development, leadership training, conflict resolution and coaching. She works with individuals and teams on different management levels, specifically with people coming from a multi-cultural environment and with a multi-diverse background. To re-discover one’s strengths and resources as a personal development process to bring back into their teams and organisations, is very close to her heart. Even more it is important to her to bring leaders and employees together based on a welcoming, shared values and estimated atmosphere towards all sites in order to achieve effective and solution-oriented results.
The methodology describes social change processes on a individual and collective level. The methodological and ideological roots are based on C.G. Jung, constructivism, quantum physics, taoism as well as on shamanistic ground, psychodrama, gestalt and further developed by Arnold Mindell/USA. Process Work offers promising future methods, tools and attitude in dealing with individual and collective change processes. We believe that the key to solution-focused results lays within the irritation resp. resistance in itself. There, where irritations show up the most, there lies the juice, where there are unconscious, not yet known, important information to make further development possible in a larger field. Originally, Process Work comes from the therapeutical area and finds its application more and more in the business world, such as organisational development, individual and personal transformation processes, leadership, conflict resolution, be it in smaller or larger groups as well as within management coaching.
Specialities of Process Work are Deep Democracy as an attitude, field theory, polarities, area of tension and irritation, 3 levels of reality, rank and privileges, awareness of different communication signals, body work and relationship building.
The goal of the workshop is to perceive and understand the underlying structure of on-going processes, unfold the human potential for one-self as well as for the group and organisations to develop sustainable solutions and effects. Self-empowerment and activation of the resources of the group and all persons involved are keys. During the workshop theoretical-conceptional input and exercises are balanced to make space for self-reflection, exercises in pairs and working on specific topics in order to transfer it back to the teams at home. Likewise we follow the on-going process at the very moment of the group, of the seminar leader itself with a beginner’s mind and a lot of curiosity and playfulness
This workshop is based on Process Work by Arnold Mindell et. al. Process Work is a paradigm how to work within companies these days. Process Work views companies as complex systems in which structural aspects, such as positions, the individuals filling them, hierarchy, larger cultural content and power dynamics inform the way the company is functioning. Process Work focuses on working with the interaction bringing out all the voices and making visible and bring to light the hidden insights and wisdom of the group. Having awareness of your own ranks helps you to understand why you may feel less powerful or abused by someone with higher rank. On the other side having awareness of your higher rank can lessen the likelihood of your using it in a way that is experienced as hurtful or abusive by someone of lower rank. Rank is described as the sum total of a person’s power and privileges at any given moment. You earn some of your power and privilege over your life, by facing life’s challenges and overcoming them. Some ranks are unearned: you acquire them by birth or social position. Rank is not constant and can change from moment to moment in a particular situation. Having more awareness of your own ranks in your relationships and talked about it, can radically change the way you interact and behave with people.
In the beginning there will be a short introduction to Process Work, different rank types, privileges and the connection to relationships. The participants will experiment with their own ranks and privileges, better understand the different rank types, identify with them in order to be more powerful and effektive at work. Furthermore, they become more sensitive to the hierarchies in the background of the relationships, roles and organisations and arrive at a strong position in terms of action. Also becoming more conscious of their own ranks and practice perceiving and enjoying them.