The teachers

We want to say thanks to all teachers coming from all over Europe who have generously given their availability for the co-creation and conduction of the first italian Foundation Year 2015-2016 of training in Process Work and Deep Democracy. Here is our international team of teachers!

This is our teachers' international team!


‘The key to the solution lies in the conflict itself’

Process Oriented Psychlogy (ASP), coach, trainer and facilitator, member of the board of the Institute of Processwork (IPA) in Zurich. For 25 years he’s been supporting the processes of development and change with people, relationships, teams, organizations and leaders in business and universities (including ETH Zurich). He has led training courses and seminars in over 30 countries, including B Zist. Monaco of Bavaria, Moscow and St. Petersburg (Russia), Dublin (Ireland), New York and Portland (USA). Reini is married and lives with his family in Zurich. Languages: Deutsch, Spanish and English



Bogna Szymkiewicz, Ph.D. has been teaching for over 30 years at the Institute of Applied Social Sciences, University of Warsaw. She holds diploma in Process Work from Zurich, and a degree in clinical psychology. She works with clients in private practice, facilitates groups and teaches Process Work internationally. She is a co-founder of Process Work School in Poland, where she teaches and gives supervision regularly. As a researcher and author of articles and books, she participates in many conferences. Her publications include: “Wounded States of Consciousness. About Pain, Anger and Unconscious use of Power in Relationships” (in Polish, English version soon), “Deeper into the Soul. beyond Dementia and Alzheimer’s towards Forgetfulness Care” (co-writer); “Process Work: Theory and Practice” (editor of the anthology, in Polish) , and many articles. Bogna has 23-years old twin daughters and a funny dog Pepi. She lives in Warsaw, Poland. More on



Gill Emslie, Dipl. Process Work, is an international facilitator, trainer and executive coach and consultant working with organizational development, leadership, peacebuilding and conflict facilitation. She teaches and works in diverse settings ranging from the NGO and social and environmental justice sector, to business and local government, in Europe, Latin America, and SE Asia, facilitating in-depth training programs and working directly with leadership teams. Gill has also spent several years living and working with indigenous people in remote areas of the Earth and this has awoken in her a particular love for bio-cultural diversity and concern about its current predicament. When she is not traveling, Gill lives in the Findhorn Foundation ecovillage which is an NGO providing training on issues of global concern related to sustainability, environment, peace, shelter and the creation of a sustainable world.



Ana is an organizational consultant, trainer, executive coach, and transpersonal Psychotherapist. She is also in the final stages of the journey of completing her Diploma based in Process Oriented Phycology (POP).

For the last 10 years has worked as a trainer and coach in diverse settings ranging from the Findhorn Ecovillage in Scotland, Uk, USA, Italy to Universities in Latin America. She has taught a diversity of subjects such as conflict facilitation, leadership and communication skills, Evolution and Collaboration studies in systems and small or big groups as well as more therapeutic subjects specializing in Crisis intervention and Extreme states of consciousness. Ana is fluent in both Spanish and English.

Ana Rhodes Castro has been living in the Findhorn Foundation ( ) since 1994. During this time she has worked in a variety of areas within the organization. She was a member of the Central Management team over the last ten years, five of those spent being responsible for the area of Spiritual and Personal Development. This consisted of internal training, conflict facilitation, supervision and other internal structures that support the Findhorn Foundation to function gracefully and efficiently at an individual and collective level. In February 2009 till 2014 she became the Chair of Management/ CEO of the Findhorn Foundation and held that position for 5 years.

This included taking responsibility for the overall performance of the Management team, chairing meetings and liaising and preparing reports for the Trustees, leading an organization of 200 people while also carrying out regular supervision and appraisal of all management areas and staff.

One of Ana’s greatest passions is maximizing the inherent potential of individuals, groups, and organizations in a way that is supportive and enhances the natural leadership that lives in people.

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