The relationship between student and processwork facilitators is meant to take place in a completely private and independent way.

The student is required to:

  • choose a processwork facilitator to make the number of hours of personal sessions required in its study programme shortlisted processworkers graduates, teachers or advanced students made available by the school and published on this page, or esternal ones of his/her knowledge
  • contact her/his facilitator. once chosen, by the means  made available (email, sms, WhatsApp, phone, Skype, etc.).
  • program, agree and update frequency, time and location (either physical or virtual, eg. Skype) of the sessions.
  • record sessions undertaken in her/his Student Booklet provided at the beginning of their studies.

The school, therefore, is relieved from any responsibility regarding that relationship, and does not respond to detailed arrangements that must be managed exclusively between  the student and his/her processworker facilitator.

It’s made exception for those specific cases, and those only, where the circumstances manifest character of extreme urgency, complication and / or repeated difficulty of gaining access to the processworker facilitator  (advanced student, graduate or teacher of the  same school).

In such cases the student is warmly invited to send an email to artedelprocesso@gmail.com  where to explain his point of view on the inconvenience, exposing problems and proposals. The school team will take care to facilitate the above-mentioned training/learning relationship and / or help to find alternative solutions, wherever they occur the conditions described above.


advanced students & diplomates

Here below  some Processwork advanced students, diplomate and teachers who has offered their availablity to support the school with giving personal therapy sessions via Skype in Italian and other languages.

Face II students from RSPOPUK (Reseach Society for Process Oriented Psychology) in London are currently practising, seeing clients in private practice; many are also working with groups and organisations, actively researching and running workshops.

In the following list you find profiles and contacts of:
Paola Pecoraro Esperson: phase 2 adv. student – languages: ita, eng, fra.
Gianfrancesco Sisto: phase 2 adv. student – languages: ita, eng, fra, spa, swaili.
Barbara Leuner Corpina: phase 2 adv. student – languages: ita,  germ, eng, fra, spa.
Rona Riberio: phase 2 adv. student – languages: eng, port.
Segie Barrientos: phase 2 adv. student – languages: spa, eng.
Ornella Cherti: dipl.- languages: germ, ita, eng.
Beatrice Leone: phase 2 adv. student – languages: ita, eng, fra, spa.
Jennifer Kleskie: dipl., faculty memeber PW Institute – languages: eng.
Brigitta Trimajova: dipl. – languages: slov, eng, spa, fra, ita.
Peter Lloyd: phase 2 adv. student – languages: eng, germ.

Paola Pecoraro Esperson

Paola Pecoraro Esperson

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.

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.

Email: paolaesperson.p@gmail.comcom

Skype name: esper.p

Gianfrancesco Sisto

Gianfrancesco (Giovanni) Sisto is a 48-years old italian cisgender man passionate about and challenged by his own and other people’s diversities.
He studied as a dentist 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 lead 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.
Gianfrancesco speaks Italian, English, Swahili, French and Spanish.
Email: gianfrancesco.sisto@gmail.com
Skype name: giullare67

Barbara Leuner Corpina


Barbara Leuner is a Phase 2 student from the Swiss school. She speaks fluently German, English, French, Spanish and ITALIAN, and would love to be part of the team of therapists. We are waiting for her profile, in the meanwhile here below you can find her contacts:

LU International Consulting GmbH
Laurenzenvorstadt 79
CH-5000 Aarau

Sergi Barrientos


“If instead of denying imperfection and vulnerability, we recognize them, they can even become a tool of force.”

Sergi is a passionate student from Barcelona coursing his Phase 2 studies between the Spanish Process Work Institute and RSPOPUK in London. He has been part in diverse programs about leadership and he dreams about diversity, identity and relations.
He has long experience, being involved in projects around social justice and community, and also his travels around the world opened his heart connecting him with a huge diversity of cultures and perspectives of life.
Actually he is working as therapist practitioner in a cooperative in Barcelona, and working with groups, developing and collaborating  in parallel diverse projects in Barcelona and Europe with Transexual and Transgender communities, Mental Health, Youth, Prevention of violence, and community building.
He has been supporting different students in their way to pass the phase 1 exams in Spain and UK, giving classes of PW and supporting their processes.
As somebody been educated in feminist values, it’s important for him to bring the gender perspective to his work and explore how to apply it in diverse forms.
Languages: English and Spanish

Email: peixpeixot@gmail.com

Skype name: peixote

Rona Riberio

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 has extensive experience working with diversity and people from many different cultures.
She speaks fluent English and Portuguese, and understands Spanish.
Rona offers Skype sessions, and has been complimented on her warmth, insights and effectiveness.

Email: rona_terra@hotmail.com,
Skype name: ronaterra
Whatsapp:  +44 7876573267

Ornella Cherti

foto Ornella Cherti & Husky

Ornella Cherti, dipl. p.o. Pschologie

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.

Beatrice Leone

Beatrice Leone

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.

Email: mariabeatriceleone@gmail.com

Ana Rhodes Castro, Peter Ammann

Ana and Peter are two teachers of our faculty available to give stheapy sessions to students. See their profile and contacts in the page dedicated to the teachers.

Jennifer Kleskie

foto Jennifer K

Jennifer Kleskie is 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. She works with a Civil-Military School in the Philippines to teach alternative ways to address conflict. She also partners with communities who are developing peace and development initiatives within the country.  As a deep democracy practitioner, Jennifer works with people, groups and organizations to achieve their deepest dreams, allowing conflict to be a tool for transformation.

Email: jkleskie@gmail.com
Skype name: jenniferula

Brigita Trimajova

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 new cohort that is going for diploma and as assistant to our senior teachers in our first program. I am also in 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 effects 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 me personaly, 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, Frenchand quite knowledgeable of Italian language, have a full understanding, less able to talk.  So it can be useful at moments when we are at limits of English.

In the past I worked in psychiatry, later on in the business environment, for quite a long time I was writing counseling articles for magazines and also running a counseling website for 4 years. Nowadays I am mostly 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 

Email: btrimaj@hotmail.com      Phone: 0042 1917559820



Peter Lloyd

Peter Lloyd RSPOPUK advanced Phase 2 stud FOTO

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 with personally and as a therapist and keep continueing 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 clients 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 the 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.

contacts: email: ptlloyd65@gmail.com           web: www.peterlloydpsychotherapy.com/

Tel: +44-1309 690665 or Mob: +44-7516116443              skype: skypepeterhk