What’s New . . . !!

COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION with Individuals in Normal, Remote, and Altered States of Consciousness ~ Workshop with Tom Richards ~ Albuquerque, NM ~ For information & registration. . .

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AWARENESS, POWER, AND PROCESS ORIENTED ACTIVISM ~ Internationally available monthly telephone conference training & supervision class with Stan Tomandl and Ann Jacob ~ For information & registration call 503-223-8188

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THE HEALING POWER OF AWARENESS: How to Recover Faster and Less Painfully Using Sentient Awareness by Tom Richards ~ Now Available in Paperback and eBook

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PROCESS PAINTING: Unleashing Your Creative Soul, facilitated by Debbie Purdy with classes and workshops in New Mexico, Minnesota, and Chicago

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DEMENTIA, DELIRIUM, DEPRESSION: Communicate, Create,Relate ~ International monthly Skype classes open to all ~ facilitated by Stan Tomandl & Ann Jacob ~ Jan, Feb, Mar, 2017  ~ Registration:  Process Work Institute.  Meghan.  503.223.8188

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REVISIONING ACTIVISM: Bringing, Depth, Dialogue, and Diversity to Individual and Social Change by David Bedrick ~Available in Paperback 

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2016 – 2017 Trainings with Ann Jacob and Stan Tomandl

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Anamacara — End of Life  

September 2016 – May 2017

We teach this international course with Marlis Beier, MD + Kevin Dieter, MD

Registration:  Sacred Art of Living Center.  Maryhelen.  541.383.4179

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Grief and Growth through End of Life Transition

September, October, November 2016

Internationally available monthly telephone conference training + supervision class

Registration:  Process Work Institute.  Meghan.  503.223.8188

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Using Your Presence: Communicating with People in States of Delirium, Depression: : Dementia, & Coma Approaching End of Life 

October 26, 2016

Registration:  Nanaimo Community Hospice. Shannon.  250-591-8811

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Dementia, Delirium, Depression: Communicate-Create-Relate

January, February, March, 2017

Internationally available monthly telephone conference training + supervision class

Registration:  Process Work Institute.  Meghan.  503.223.8188

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Awareness, Power, and Process Oriented Activism to create & motivate empowered awareness 

April, May, June, 2017

Internationally available monthly telephone conference training + supervision class

Registration:  Process Work Institute.  Meghan.  503.223.8188

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FORGETFULNESS AND DEPRESSION: Communicate-Connect-Relate; International telephone class open to all facilitated by Ann Jacob and Stan Tomandl; Call 250-383-5677 to inquire and register

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Tuesdays ~ 2013 ~ Jan 8, Feb12, Mar 12 telephone conference only, includes training and supervision. Classes open to everyone.

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NEW:  In depth interview with Tom Richards, co-author of An Alzheimer’s Surprise Party

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EXCITING: An Alzheimer’s Surprise Party is now available as an eBook through the Apple iTunes Store for readers who own an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using the iBooks App. Click here to go to iTunes Store.

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ALZHEIMER’S: Fear Surrounds the Disease But So Do Mysteries  by Harriet Tramer

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Learning to Navigate Via Communication in Early and Mid Stage Rivers of Dementia, Depression, & Forgetfulness 
telephone conference only, training and supervision classes (Repeated by request)with Stan Tomandl, MPW, Dipl PW, 
assisted by Ann Jacob, B.Ed Dates & times: Tuesdays ~ 2013 ~ Jan 8, Feb12, Mar 12 
For those living with, working with, and learning from folks in the process of forgetting. In this class series, we will consider opportunities provided from within the adjustments of 
memory loss and role changes. Are forgetfulness folks spiritual seekers? Overdue for retirement? Definitively divorcing? Detaching from family and friends? Becoming social activists? 
Finding new creative expression? Experimenting with different ways of relating? Or sharing wisdom? And how do loving family members, caregivers, volunteers, students, administrators, 
and fellow forgetters learn to follow and unfold signals, to read the river, to discern what unintended roles they are being dreamed into? We will teach awareness tool and practical 
interventions to lift depression, calm agitation, and help open portals to meaningful growth from altered states of forgetfulness. Communication is possible even in seemingly 
impossible situations. 
Registration fee: before December 21, $108, 
thereafter $120 
To register: Process Work Institute 503.223.8188 ~ pwi@processwork.org 
Inquiries & info: Stan & Ann 250.383.5677 ~ annstan@comacommunication.com 
Ann and Stan each have 67 years of life experience fending off and facilitating their own, their family members', and clients' forgetfulness; including attendant depression, anger, 
agitation, grief, and growth; especially in crises situations. 
A little bit of communication goes a long way.

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TELEPHONE CLASSES ~  for participation with people from around the earth:

AS RIVERS AGE: EXTREME AGING, ELDERSHIP, & WISDOM TRAINING AND SUPERVISION CLASSES ~ Teleconference only ~ for participation with people from around the earth: Dates: 09/11,  10/09, 11/13 2012  Time: Tuesdays: 12-2pm pst USA


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Dates: 1/10, 2/14, 3/13, 2012  Time:  Tuesdays: 12-2pm pst USA

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NEW: Eldership: A Celebration is now available as an eBook through the Apple iTunes Store for readers who own an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using the iBooks App. Click here to go to iTunes Store. Download for $4.99 US.

We welcome this high tech low cost alternative with it’s amazing new features which include: choice of fonts; choice of large type format; unlimited bookmarks; instant Internet links in both our footnotes and our extensive bibliography; and in depth search access to our extensive index with instant link options to Google and Wikipedia.

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Advocacy and Elder Care

*Teleconference only

Stan Tomandl, MPW, PW Dipl. assisted by Ann Jacob, B.Ed.

Tuesdays, Sept 13, Oct 11, Nov 8, 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Cost: $108 ($96 member) before August 30th, $120 ($108 member) thereafter

Dealing with how elders and others in palliative care situations are affected by isolation, administrative policies, off label drugs, overworked caregivers and frustrated family members. How we can stay in contact with and advocate for loved ones and clients, including from a distance. How to navigate administrators, care conferences, family issues, relationships with care aids, your own interactions with patients and much more. We will strengthen your metaskills (overarching feeling attitudes), help assess care plans and brainstorm how process -oriented palliative care can fit into fee for service medicine in nursing homes, home care and hospices.

Distance Learning: teleconference only

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Summer Institute 4-Day Program:



Pierre Morin, MD; Ingrid Rose, PhD; Stan Tomandl, MA, Ann Jacob; B.Ed

July 5 – 8, 2011 ~ 10am-5pm

As caregivers we have the chance of connecting with people who are

differently responsive, by following verbal and nonverbal minimal

cues, and being cognizant of our own inner spiritual states. We can

help facilitate people, families, and medical systems around

processes at end of life, coma, dementia, delirium, vegetative state,

and memory loss. By using minimal cues and deeply positive attitudes,

we can to enhance relationship with our loved ones, family members,

and patients. Our heartful presence helps relieve guilt and grief,

and gives the gift of greater engagement and meaning, during the

poignant moments found in profound and joyful stages of our living

and dying.

Learn practical tools to engage with the shifting of palliative care

from focusing primarily on the body to caring for the whole person –

spirit, mind, and body. This shift offers hope and advocacy for a new

ethical sensitivity, which recognizes meaningful processes throughout

out-of-the-ordinary experience. This course addresses issues relevant

to working with patients, families, caregivers, and the medical

systems involved in patient care.

Process Work Institute, Portland Oregon

To Register: Process Work Institute: 503.223.8188 ~ pwi@processwork.org

For Information: Ann & Stan: 250.383.5677 ~ annstan@comacommunication.com<>


Early Registration: $430 ~ After June 10: $470

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Background Conflict Facilitation: What Works — What Doesn’t

Telephone Conference Class: through Process Work Graduate School

Stan Tomandl, MA assisted by Ann Jacob, BEd

Tuesdays, May 10, June 14 and July 12, 10am-12pm

Cost: $120

How do process oriented conflict facilitators operate when

we are not designated facilitators in: work situations,

community meetings, and in family gatherings? We will

discuss the lessons we’ve learned the hard way and from

our mentors: when and how to do inner work; attitudes and

metaskills; and how to act without attracting blame or

taking credit for facilitating hotspots and resolution.

Distance Learning ~ Teleconference only

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CONTACT:Ann Jacob & Stan Tomandl  250.383.5677


TO BE PLACED ON OUR MAILING LIST write annstan@comacommunication.com

Thank You!

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New class ~ FORGETFULNESS AND DEPRESSION: Early and Midstage Dementia ~ Phone classes starting again in January with Stan Tomandl & Ann Jacob. Learning from the comfort and convenience of your own home. Call 503-223-8188  USA to register. Telephone conference training and consultation open to everyone.

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New research paperELDERSHIP AND ADVOCACY: Exploring Personal Barriers to Social Action and Spiritual Healing ~ by Tom Richards


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NEW BOOK ~ An Alzheimer’s Surprise Party Prequel

Unveiling the Mystery, Inner Experience, and Gifts of Dementia from the Beginning

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NEW VIDEOS ~  Dr. Arnold Mindell on Coma Work

The origin and nature of Coma Work from the source

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