The Process Oriented Coaching Program brings the processwork awareness model into the realm of coaching, that is, the art of formulating and achieving goals.

Process oriented coaching brings a unique approach to goal formulation and achievement, such that goals integrate the deeper life processes of the client with their everyday ambitions, and progress is measured by task completion, but tracked with deep awareness.

This coaching method combines intuition and dreams, tasks and plans, feedback, evaluation, and awareness processes, to ensure that the client’s diverse potentials are engaged in the goal and are aligned to clear, grounded actions towards achieving the goal.

The Process Oriented Coaching Program brings a sophisticated understanding of the nature and nuances of the coaching-client relationship, based on values, communication signals and dynamics, and awareness of relationship entanglements.

POCP is based on the coaching framework developed by Processwork Diplomates Joanna Dulinska and Michal Duda from the Institute of Process Psychology (IPP) in Poland. It has been taught in Poland since 2011 as a Certificate in Process Oriented Coaching: the 2018 POCP program in Melbourne is the first time the framework has been taught outside of Poland (and taught in English).


Processwork is a comprehensive awareness paradigm that seeks to observe, follow, and support the flow of nature as it emerges and unfolds through people, groups, and communities.

Developed primarily by Drs Arnold and Amy Mindell throughout the 1970s (and ongoing) it combines Taoism, Jungian psychology, communication and systems theory, Shamanic tradition, and quantum physics, into a trainable model that enables practitioners to identify the subtle signals of emergent processes and then help them become more known to the individual or group, such that they increase awareness of self and others.

Harmony is a wonderful thing, but not nearly as powerful as awareness.

Arnold Mindell, PhD

The Processwork model was birthed by Dr. Arnold Mindell, a physicist, and Jungian analyst who noticed the patterns present in people’s night time dreams were the same as those present in their body symptoms. From this unfolded a model grounded in observable communication signals that carry information from disavowed parts of self and identity. Practitioners are trained to observe these signals and then help them unfold and become conscious. It’s not an advice-giving or practitioner-solving model; Processworkers help nature unfold.

Processwork can be applied in all areas of life. The major applications currently include psychotherapy (individual, relationship and family), coma and near death work, conflict transformation and mediation, facilitation, coaching, and organisational development.


If you already know you want to be a coach, the next step is to discern which coaching program best fits your values and goals.

The POCP is best suited to people who:

  • are curious about other people and value relationship
  • are interested in and have developed some self-awareness
  • want to learn a strong ethical framework and clear professional boundaries
  • have already achieved some goals in their own life
  • are passionate about helping others achieve goals
  • want a high level of practical experience as part of your training
  • are looking for a program with a strong ethical framework
  • believe that disturbances and challenges in life are meaningful



The POCP is a nine month training program that includes:

  • nine one-day group training seminars (June 2018- Jan 2019)
  • a minimum of seven individual supervision sessions
  • participation as a practice client for another course participant
  • practising the coaching process with two practice clients during the course (contributing to the minimum of 150 client hours under supervision to achieve ANZPOP recognition as a Process Oriented Coach).

Participants must attend all training days and complete the minimum of seven supervision sessions to be eligible for graduation. There are also a minimum number of client hours and an assessment presentation required – see the full Process-Oriented Coaching Program Outline for further information.



Upon successful completion of the training program, client hours and supervision requirements, you will be certified by ANZPOP as a Process-Oriented Coach, allowing you to use this coaching model with individual coaching clients.


2018: June 8, July 6, August 3 & 31, September 28, October 26, November 23, December 14
2019: January 11


Fridays: 10am to 6pm (1.5-hour lunch break)



The pre-requisite knowledge of processwork required for this program can be met in a variety of ways:

For full details about the program, please see the Process Oriented Coaching Program Outline.


Grzesiek (Greg) Zielinski is a Certified Processworker, with an IAPOP recognised Diplomate qualification, as well as Certificates in Process Oriented Coaching and Process Oriented Facilitation, from the Institute of Process Psychology.

He’s worked as a psychotherapist and facilitator using the Processwork paradigm since 2003, and started his coaching practice in 2012, and also supervises coaches using the Process Oriented Coaching model.

Grzesiek is a faculty member of ANZPOP and IPP.

Liz Scarfe is a Certified Processworker, with an IAPOP recognised Diplomate qualification from ANZPOP, and trained in the IPP model of Process Oriented Coaching.

Liz founded the Melbourne Processwork Centre.

While now working in private practice as a psychotherapist, coach and facilitator using the Processwork paradigm, she also brings 15 years of experience working in corporate, not-for-profit, and government organisations, as well as a Diploma of Management, Adv. Certificate in Group Facilitation and Certificate IV Workplace Training and Assessment.


For full details about the program, including dates, costs, completion requirements and the application process, please see the Process Oriented Coaching Program Outline.