2019 Events

Under Our Skin

Addressing Internalized Oppression

For People of Color

Innerwork and Group Approaches

Monthly Group With Bill Say


As well as external forms of oppression such as institutionalized racism, people of color may also face related self-criticism, self-doubt, and issues including depressive moods and low self-esteem: internalized oppression. These processes can impact physical, mental, spiritual, relational, familial and communal well-being as well as one’s sense of empowerment, confidence and pride.

In this monthly group we’ll come together to learn, grow and connect with each other. You’ll have the opportunity to practice Innerwork methods to address internalized oppression and co-create group approaches for greater awareness and wholeness.

The Innerwork and group work methods come from Mindell Process Work which has been practiced in many community settings worldwide.

Bill Say, MA, is a Korean Japanese American and Process Work Diplomate. He teaches at CIIS, trains and consults on diversity matters with non-profits and community organizations and has conducted a private coaching practice for many years. His website is: www.billsay.com

Location: Berkeley location

Fee: sliding scale $45-60 per session.

To register: bill@billsay.com or 510-548-8703

Process Work Training Monthly Group

Closed group for Advanced Students and Graduates of CIIS

CIIS Spring 2019:

Somatics & Society

Closed group classes for the Graduate School of Somatic Psychology

Annual Winter Intensive in Process Work

January 20th – February 21st, 2019

Process Work Institute, Portland Oregon

The course offers a unique opportunity to learn Processwork in an intensive format and within an international group setting. The course includes Processwork’s many applications and its most recent developments, and it is designed as an adult learning event. Participants will learn and study together by means of theory, experiential exercises, and group processes. Since the course attracts students from many nationalities, ethnic groups, and religious backgrounds, issues such as multiculturalism, diversity, and community building are part of the learning experience.

Plus, it will be my first time teaching in the Intensive!



with Bill Say and Lane Arye

April 28, 10am - 5pm

Who likes conflict? Almost no one. But it seems to be an unavoidable part of life. Handled skillfully, conflict can lead to transformation, intimacy, understanding, reduced tension, as well as better relationships, teamwork and community. How can we better engage in conflicts and facilitate them?

This workshop combines brief theoretical lecture, discussion, skill building exercises, and solo, partnered, small group and large group activities.

This workshop is for any individual who struggles with conflict, including parents, partners, team members, leaders, social activists, therapists, and facilitators. But most of all, you.

  • Learn and practice Process Work theory and tools concerning conflict facilitation

  • Explore the heart that can hold all sides

  • Find our conflict facilitation superpower

  • Expand inner diversity

  • Practice role awareness and role switching

  • Contact our values and visions concerning conflict

WHEN: April 28, 10am - 5pm

WHERE: Empty Gate Zen Center

2200 Parker Street in Berkeley (corner of Fulton)

This is a shoe free space. Please bring slippers or warm socks. There are kitchen facilities available for warming up or cooking a meal.

COST: Cost for this workshop is $50 - $200, sliding scale based on your economic situation. If you need guidelines to help determine payment, below are some suggested payments based on income. This sliding scale and these suggestions are made from a desire to keep our work sustainable as well as accessible to a wide array of communities. Please don't let these suggestions keep you from coming to the workshop and paying what is right for you.

o   If your income is below $25,000 - You might pay $50

o   If your income is $25,001 - $50,000 - You might pay $100

o   If your income us $50,001 - $75,000 - You might pay $150

o   If your income is over $75,000 - You might pay $200

  A couple of scholarship slots are available - please note this in your registration if you’d like to be considered.


  1. Please email Bill and Lane: Bill@BillSay.com; Lane@ProcessWorkLane.com

  2. Pay:

Using PayPal to  Bill@BillSay.com

(Please consider using "friends and family" option)


   Send a check to:

Bill Say

1904 Virginia Street

Berkeley, CA 94709

Lane Arye, Ph.D. is a senior Processwork trainer who facilitates individuals, couples, organizations and communities worldwide. Whether teaching, working in private practice, facilitating conflicts, or learning & training alongside social justice groups, Lane partners with people to help create more inner and outer freedom, inclusion, and wholeness. He lives in the Bay Area with his wife and two kids, who grow his heart every day. www.ProcessWorkLane.com

Bill Say, M.A., focuses on the intersection of diversity awareness, conflict resolution and community building. His work with organizations and community groups includes Alameda County Human Resources, Cities of Berkeley and Richmond, Highlander Research and Education Center, UC Berkeley School of Engineering, and UN refugee health organizations in the Middle East (UNRWA). He teaches at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco and is a former faculty member of the UC Berkeley Extension School of Professional Communication. Bill is a Mindell Process Work Diplomate. His website is: www.billsay.com