It’s all in the family: working with children, teens and parents using the Process Work lens

14-15 October 2023
venue: Naturalmente Crescendo
Villa Majnoni Baldovinetti, Marti
Province of Pisa, Italy – map

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An exceptional two-day seminar aimed at parents, educators, therapists, processworkers with American specialist
Dawn Menken, author of Raising Parents, Raising Kids: Hands-on Wisdom for the Next Generation for the first time in Italy!

We will explore interventions that:

  1. help address family blocks and challenges
  2. work with the family system, atmosphere and dynamics
  3. help families and children explore and navigate power dynamics
  4. transform challenging and disturbing behavior
  5. access children’s playful and meaningful wisdom

The two-day seminar will be held in English and Italian, and is aimed:

  • parents who want to learn more about their family dynamics and promote change
  • practitioners, students and educators who work with children and families and would like to add the tools of Process Work to their toolbox.

Based on the pioneering work of Dr. Arnold Mindell, Process Work with children and families reveals the wisdom that each problem already holds and brings a spirit of playfulness and curiosity to the work.

The teacher

Dawn Menken, Ph.D, and certified Processworker, she has been working with individuals, couples and families for over 35 years.She is the author of the award-winning book Raising Parents Raising Kids: Hands-on Wisdom for the Next Generation, 2013.

She is an instructor in the graduate program at the Process Work Institute in Portland, Oregon, USA and is a conflict resolution educator, coach, and facilitator.

Dawn offers school programs that address bullying, diversity issues, and life skills. She is the creator and director of Teens Rise Up (TRU), a summer youth leadership program. A dynamic teacher with a sharp mind and playful spirit, Dawn enjoys working with people of all cultures and backgrounds. For more information, consult her website:

DATES: 14 and 15 October 2023
TIMES: 10:00-13:00 and 15:00-18:00
VENUE:  Via Mazzana 1, Marti (Pisa), Italy – map
FEE: 250€ a persona + ARCI membership (8€)
PROMO: parents 430€ per couple | promo by 25 Sep: 220€ per person
CONTACTS: subscribe here | +39 338 400 3798 |
Seminar in English and Italian

Additional on-site services

To reserve these services, fill out the reservation form. Room reservations will be confirmed by email.

On-site accommodation

Double room: 35€ per person
Triple room: 28€ per person
Open space in the loft (5 beds): 25€ per person
Multiple room (8 beds): 23€ per person

The service does not include the supply of towels.
Towel set: 10€


We prepare and serve in the location lunches and dinners, using local and quality produce. Meals consist of first course, vegetarian second course and side dish. Local wine (and water) included.
Meal package – 2 lunches (days 14 and 15) and one dinner (of day 14): 50€
One meal: 20€


Sign up for the event – promo until 25th September!

Event partner

The Italian School of Processwork promotes the culture and methodology of Deep Democracy and Process Work, founded by Arnold Mindell, a Jungian physicist and psychotherapist. Process Work enriches subjective experience with the supra-individual dimension, exploring the social, cultural and political dynamics that emerge in groups and interactions. Founded in 2015, the school provides a program of online and in-person seminars for experiential and theoretical study on facilitating relational, creative, organizational and developmental processes.


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It’s all in the family: working with children, teens and parents using the Process Work lens