Facilitators are Processwork graduates who play a key role in the growth path of students, supporting them in their learning.
The School of Process Art takes care of facilitating the relationship between students and facilitators but the relationship between them takes place in a completely private and independent way.
Discover the profiles of the facilitators we are in relation with!
Languages: IT – EN
Gianfrancesco (Giovanni) Sisto is an Italian cisgender man passionate about and challenged by his own and other people’s diversities.
He studied as a dental technician at the Institute “IPSIA” of Bari (Italy) and then followed his dream to be a free man like Francis of Assisi: a man who left his family, status and career to follow and trust his dreams and step into an unbeaten path that leads him among the poor and the marginalised of his time. Gianfrancesco became a franciscan friar in 1987.
He holds a bachelor degree in Theology at the University “Antonianum” in Rome, having written a thesis on the “Islamic-Christian Dialogue in sub-Saharan Africa.”
He also holds a Master degree in Spiritual Theology in Rome (Antonianum) by writing a thesis on “The Franciscan model of spiritual accompaniment.”
He followed training courses on human rights and on the “Universal Periodic Review” in Geneva at the NGO ‘Franciscans International’.
His night-time dreams and life discernment led him to live in Africa for 16 years (1994 – 2010), among different languages, peoples and nations. He lived in Tanzania with Wasukuma, in Uganda with the Banyankole, in Zambia with the Nyanja-Chewa and in Kenya with Kikuyus, Luos and many other communities.
Living outside his cultural and linguistic area contributed to the learning and appreciation of the richness, wisdom and beauty of other cosmovisions, worldviews, stories, history and the challenges they entail.
Among the various roles he has held while in Africa, are those of leadership, trainer and teacher.
He directed the Office of Justice, Peace and Care of Creation for the Franciscan Family in Nairobi (Kenya) and took part in the reconciliation process after the elections of 2007. In that context, he met the “conflict facilitation” approach of “Process Work” in a workshop facilitated by Anup Karia, a UK Processwork Faculty member. .
In 2010 he took part in the intensive program of the School of Process Work in Portland (Oregon) and in Kenya followed some workshops organised by the Institute of “DeepDemocracy” founded by Max and Ellen Schupbach.
Gianfrancesco has lived since 2010 in Brussels (Belgium) where he provides missionary training to international groups, focusing on multiculturalism, the complex privileges of whiteness, rank and diversity awareness rooted in the science-art of Process Work taught by Arnold and Amy Mindell and colleagues.
As a gay man he has grappled with sexual orientation, internalised homophobia and habits that have shaped his belief system. This work on himself has brought him to develop an inside-out profound interest in exploring the concept of deepdemocracy and diversity related topics that are both challenging, exciting and precious to individuals, groups, institutions and the world at large.
Currently, he is a Phase 2 student in London (UK) at the “Research Society of Process Oriented Psychology” founded by Jean-Claude and Arlene Audergon, and he is entitled to practice as a psychotherapist under supervision.
Languages: EN – ES – IT – FR
Beatrice Leone Ph.D. is a trainer, facilitator and coach, she meets Deep Democracy in November 2011, at a seminar of the Deep Democracy Institute, Amsterdam. She falls in love and decides to make it a life path and professional and personal growth. Currently she is a passionate Phase II student of the Deep Democracy Institute Program with which she also shares the role of Executive Coordinator since 2013, coordinating the Amsterdam seminars and the annual intensive course.
PhD in Sociology of Migrations and Cultures, she has dedicated years to the topics of cross-cultural relationships and conflict transformation among multiple and transcultural stakeholders as an independent researcher and trainer, working with associations, schools, groups of professionals involved in training professional courses.
During her Ph.D. she conducted her doctoral research on the topic of political participation among national associations of immigrants living in Italy and Venezuela. She also investigated the topic of conditions of life among Roma people in Italy and Europe. She followed the approach of Research Action.
As a trainer she is collaborating with several professional training programs and schools giving courses for groups of professionals (counsellors, coaches, teachers, social operators, mediators, psychotherapists, HR managers) and high school students, on the following topics: Cross-Cultural Relationships, Conflict Resolution, Group Facilitation, Leadership.
As a facilitator she is working especially with associations and no profit organizations involved in programs of social change involved on the topics of intercultural relationships, active citizenship, political participation, social rights. She is helping groups to become more aware of subtle feelings and experiences that are present in order to deepen the relationships and find more sustainable solutions. As a coach she is practicing facilitation for individuals following Arnold Mindell’s Deep Democracy and Process Oriented Psychology approach. This practice is part of her learning path as a formal student of the Deep Democracy Institute. As a facilitator and coach she is passionate about the invisible: feelings, emotions, hidden tensions and deep states are her favourite matter with which she loves to work.
She lives in Lecce. She speaks Italian, English, Spanish and French.
Languages: EN – ES – IT
I have 20 years of experience in working with minorities, Gender Work, Team Coaching and I was in charge of educational concepts and culture education in non-profit organizations. Have worked in various educational institutions and dealt mainly with youngsters with behavioral problems and their families.
I have 20 years of experience in working with minorities, Gender Work, Team Coaching and I was in charge of educational concepts and culture education in non-profit organizations. Have worked in various educational institutions and dealt mainly with youngsters with behavioral problems and their families. Strong emotions I have always been attracted, where I could use pedagogy and Process Work simultaneously.
2012, I moved to Finland and have lived and worked 3 years on a husky farm and where I realized a time-out project for youth in crisis.
Today I live with my dog – an Alaskan Malamute (named Ilaka who is my co-coacher) again in Zurich. I am working now as a therapist and as a coach with young people. I speak German, Italian and English.
PAOLA PECORARO ESPERSON
Languages: IT – EN
Passionate student and researcher of music, music therapy, psychology, education and integration / inclusion of diversities, to promote peace, Paola is Italian and studies Process Work with RSPOPUK London. She is a phase II student of the Diploma and she is fluent in Italian, English and French.
PAOLA PECORARO ESPERSON
She lives in London, after attending the diploma training seminars and passed the entrance exams to the therapeutic practice, she has started to working as a psychotherapist and facilitator of Process Work, under supervision of the training school. In 2014 she completed the course of Facilitation for Leaders organized by CFOR.
She is a music therapist, specialized in Assisi at the fouryear course in music therapy, has a Master in Art Therapy, she is a musician and a composer. She worked for 18 years as a specialist teacher and music therapist for children with special educational needs, devoted to integration and inclusion of diversities. She has been theorizing and applying Group Music Therapy for integration. She was the founder and creator of the threeyear course of training of the Music Therapy FORIFO, recognized by the Ministry of Education, in which he taught music therapy and supervision and that he directed for 13 years. She has taught and conducted music therapy workshops in several university courses, including the course of music therapy for students of Speech Therapy, Faculty of Medicine and seminars for students of Science Education at the University of Roma Tre. She completed four years of training in Core Energy, to study and learn the importance of body awareness and the emotions that live and remain as a memory in our bodies. She has spoken at various national and international conferences, wrote articles and published in Italian and English the book “Music therapy for integration” (Cajola, Esperson, Rizzo, Franco Angeli 2008, RM). She has experience in individual and group therapies.
BARBARA RABINAD COLL
Languages: ES – IT – EN – PT – CA
“I believe that society needs a profound change where relationships are at the centre and this is what I want to bring to the world.
I provide creative solutions to complex problems.”
Diplomate in Process Work from the Barcelona Process Work Institute.
BARBARA RABINAD COLL
Learner on Deep Democracy Institute (DDI): Focuses on bringing forward multi-dimensional leadership, change management, coaching and large group facilitation training.
I am a passionate and persevering woman, I like to get involved in new projects and use my creative potential to find new solutions to personal and professional challenges.
Human relationships and their strength deeply move me. I’m interested in people’s learning processes and the opportunities for change and transformation that offer clarity and direction in difficult times.
I use different methods to achieve the desired results, adapting quickly to the needs of each moment.
In my professional career, I have led different projects.
As an individual facilitator: I am responsible for the Personal Accompaniment area from where I give support to individuals and couple growth processes www.barbararabinad.com
I have accompanied interventions from the Theater of the Oppressed methodology, I have facilitated companies in times of change, I have given support to incorporate the gender perspective in different areas, I have conducted workshops and training with entities, teachers, groups of women and youth. I am a Coach, an expert in gender and conflict.
I conducted the Technical Secretary for Community Economies at the Barcelona City Council. I facilitated the diagnosis of the training needs of Community Economies. The result was to promote the growth of different groups in quantity and quality, network to evolve and develop, identify opportunities to obtain resources.
I co-founded the Enruta’t Association, Personal Development Training www.enrutat.org
I work applying participatory methodologies, understanding the experience as the centre of learning.
I accompanied the Solidarity Economy Network as a facilitator to take care of personal relationships in the workplace.
I am a facilitator of the Empowered Leaders program, Grunkraft. I worked as a Facilitator and Facilitate business teams dealing with leadership/management.
Languages: IT – EN – FR
Phase 2 student in London. I studied Italian and French at university and during this period I lived in Bologna and Puglia where I return as often as possible. My first career was in the news, as a television journalist for the BBC. It was exiting, but it didn’t take my heart. I always knew I wanted to work with psychology and in 2007 I decided to retrain. So I started training but I changed course in 2010 when I discovered the Processwork that I am passionate about.
I now work as a therapist in private practice in Stroud in South West Britain. I am interested in trauma, anxiety and depression, self-criticism, the subject of power and privileges and being a parent. I am also a mother, my children are almost adults now and being a parent has been a demanding and rewarding experience. To relax I like listening to music, creating and researching perfumes, being with my children, friends and animals, doing yoga and going to the cinema. I speak English, Italian and French. I welcome people of all abilities, ethnic and racial backgrounds, faiths, relationship styles and sexual orientations. My training is accredited by UKCP where I am a registered intern and whose code of ethics and practice I abide by. I receive regular supervision B.
I am available for personal therapy sessions.
Visit the website: www.carolinebaillie.com
BARBARA LEUNER CORPINA
Phone: +41 62 822 86 80
Mobile: +41 78 600 91 41
Languages: IT – EN – DE – FR – ES
I was born in Zurich in 1965 and grew up in German-speaking Switzerland with my parents and a four-year-old older brother. After graduating in business administration, I began to gain professional experience in various medium and large companies (active nationally and internationally). In this phase, I have held positions in the management of operational and strategic projects, and at the executive level. In recent years I have made various stays abroad, among others in Italy in 2011-14.
BARBARA LEUNER CORPINA
In 2002 I started a consultancy activity in the field of business and organizational development and change, of teams and leadership, in non-profit and for-profit environments. I also deal with coaching, mediation, facilitation with large groups and the development and conduct of seminars in professional institutes and business schools. In 2013 I started the collaboration with Lukas Hohler and other colleagues, in the role of facilitator of the Empowered Programs of GRUNDKRAFT. For a long time, I have been interested in the therapeutic field which has opened up a new path of experiences for me.
In 2008 I discovered Processwork, which I started to deepen later, first at the DDI / USA (Deep Democracy Institute) with Max Schupbach and colleagues and now at the IPA in Zurich, as a student “cand. dipl. POP”. Processwork accompanies my life and offers many possibilities to support individuals and teams in the context of my professional activity. I also study Processwork to activate my contribution also on a public level, in the context of socio-political issues.
My great dream is that more fruitful relationships can emerge among people considering their diversity and multiculturalism and that so dialogues and relationships are lived in a more conscious, deeper and more perceptible way.
I accompany individuals and groups in the most varied environments. I support transformation processes and accompany experiences in the professional and personal fields. I also work with bodily symptoms and altered states of consciousness. My ambition is that life can strengthen its vitality and energy to face daily challenges.
Visit the website: www.blu-international-consulting.ch
Languages: SK – IT – EN – ES
My name is Brigit. In my professional role, I am usually talking about myself as a psychotherapist, coach and trainer. I work with people in different contexts: business and private, self-development and clinical, with individuals and groups.
I am also a member of the managing team of the Process-oriented Institute of Slovakia (POPI Slovensko). I am participating in POPI’s current training programs: as a trainer in the new cohort that is going for a diploma and as an assistant to our senior teachers in our first program. I am also in the roles of training therapist, mentors and supervisor.
I am a diplomate in PW since May 2015 and in my diploma work, I addressed the role of the mother in society, how this affects the individual and the society around them and the rank dynamics related to this powerful role. It is available at me, if you are interested, please write to me personally, I would be very happy to share and furthermore discuss the topic with you.
A bit from my background: I studied psychology in Bratislava, and I spent one year in Bilbao, Spain, at the Universitad de Deusto 1994-5, doing one year in Psychology. This is where my connection to Spain and the Spanish language happened. I am Slovakian mother language, I am fluent in English, Spanish, French and quite knowledgeable of the Italian language, have a full understanding, less able to talk. So it can be useful at moments when we are at the limits of English.
In the past, I worked in psychiatry, later on in the business environment, for quite a long time I was writing counselling articles for magazines and also running a counselling website for 4 years. Nowadays I am mostly a therapist and trainer and many related roles in personal and peoples development.
I live with my son and my partner in Bratislava, Slovakia. I love going to nature, skiing, swimming and the seaside. And when I have time I also love painting and do other creative activities.
My connection to PW stared in 1992 when I participated in my first seminar with Ivan and Marianne Verny. In 1994 I participated in my first WW, then in 1995, I took part in the Intensive in Portland, Oregon. Over the last 20 years, I have been to many different seminars and events in PW. During 1995-1998 I was a formal student in training in Slovakia, from 2002 I was a phase 2 student in RSPOP UK, until 2011 when we opened the program in Bratislava and I concluded my studies there. Since then I am also a trainer in our institute.
Brigita Trimajova, dipl. PW, Bratislava, Slovakia. For more information you can also view http://www.brigitatrimaj.sk/en/ or http://www.processwork.sk
A central interest for me, as a Processwork graduate, therapist and facilitator, is the Processwork concept that the things that disturb us contain the seeds of our growth. I have learned the importance of delving deeply into difficult or disturbing experiences of my inner and outer world and of finding meaning and purpose related to stimulating or disturbing events. As a therapist, I try to be a companion on this journey and feel honoured to have the opportunity to accompany a person as they explore these places to seek their meaning, well-being and strength.
I have a strong interest in the individuation process – how Jung showed us and how it was further developed in the Processwork. I am especially curious to know how our bodies, our altered and extreme states of consciousness and our experiences in the community and the world can contribute to our growth / individuation process.
Facilitation of communities and development work
The focus of my work with communities has been on inter-community conflicts, traumas and persistent community polarizations (in Croatia – after the war in the former Yugoslavia and more recently in supporting asylum seekers and migrants in the UK). I am currently involved in a reconciliation program in Rwanda through the “Beyond the Conflict – Rwanda” program with the CFOR – London organization.
I am also a member of the facilitation team of “Who is Your Neighbor” – Sheffield, a small organization that facilitates community dialogue in areas where tensions occur within the community.
I speak German, in addition to English.
I am available as a member of your leadership team and for personal therapy sessions.
If someone likes to have a chat or an initial session first and then decide – that’s fine by me. The initial personal therapy session will be free.
Visit the website: www.brigitatrimaj.sk/en/ or http://www.processwork.sk
I am a processwork diplomate based in Sheffield, in the UK. I work in private practice (including with Processwork trainees), and as a therapist and supervisor at the University of Sheffield counselling service. My clients come from all over the world, and from diverse backgrounds. Working with individuals I am continuously inspired by the creativity and adaptability of each person as they navigate their way through life, grappling and playing with the challenges that emerge.
I am also regularly inspired and grateful for the rich learning that comes from processing my own difficulties.
As well as my work with individuals, I work as a community facilitator (as a member of the team of a project called ‘Who Is Your Neighbour?’ Working in areas of community tension in the region where I live, and as a member of the conflict facilitation team for the International, Movement Medicine Association) and host a public dialogue in Sheffield as part of the city’s Festival of Debate.
When I am not working, I do yoga, meditate, run, hike and hang out with my friends.
I speak English and am available for your Guiding Team, and for personal therapy sessions.
I don’t use Skype. I tend to work on Zoom because it complies with the EU General Data Protection Regulation.
Languages: IT – EN – ES
Rona Ribeiro has been working internationally for over seven years as a facilitator with individuals, relationships and groups, and is an advanced Phase 2 Process Work student.
Rona Ribeiro has been working internationally for over seven years as a facilitator with individuals, relationships and groups and is an advanced student of Phase 2 Process Work.
Rona has extensive experience of working with diversity and people from many different cultures.
She is fluent in English and Portuguese and understands Spanish.
Rona offers Skype sessions and has received compliments for her warmth, insights and effectiveness.
Languages: EN – DE
Personally, my passions are dreams and how they live in our waking lives and what they reveal of our blind spots and deeper patterns of our life. Additionally, trauma and anxiety, depression and the struggles of life and what may be behind them are issues that I am very curious about. Relationships, gender and sexuality are areas where I have struggled, learnt and grown personally and as a therapist and keep continuing to do so. I’m writing my dissertation on ‘God and Therapy’ and exploring where Process Work is a spiritual path. Recently working with my and my client’s edges, in the eternal newness of every moment, is my learning path.
I especially value Process Work’s emphasis on being descriptive – following signals and not prescriptive – with set outcomes. Jung’s influence continually inspires me especially the idea of individuation and the mythic world’s influence on our lives. Learning to trust in our individual (and group) process brings awe to my life.
I spent 7 years living in the Findhorn community in the 90s before returning to my birth city of Hong Kong to be a journalist and editor specialising in environmental and spiritual news, founding and running Positive News Hong Kong and Holistic Asia. In 2008 I became ordained as an interfaith minister and a year later became a Findhorn Fellow, a group of notable folk associated with the Findhorn community who help to create holistic and sustainable solutions and inspirations to our current world situation.
In 2016 I returned to live in the Findhorn community in Scotland. I speak English and German.
Since 2010 I have been studying at the RSPOPUK. Currently, as a supervised student as part of my training, I receive regular supervision.
Languages: IT – EN – ES
Jennifer Kleskie is a faculty member at the Process Work Institute in Portland Oregon. She began training there in 1999 and received both a Diploma in Process Work and a Masters in Conflict Facilitation and Organizational Change.
Jennifer Kleskie is a faculty member at the Process Work Institute in Portland, Oregon. She began training there in 1999 and received both a Diploma in Process Work and a Master’s degree in Conflict Facilitation and Organizational Change. She works with a civilian-military school in the Philippines to teach alternative ways of dealing with conflict. She also works with communities that are developing peace and development initiatives within the country. As a practitioner of deep democracy, Jennifer works with individuals, groups and organisations to realise their deepest dreams, allowing conflict to be a tool for transformation.
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