Sentient Body Dreamland
with Lisa Marks
3 Class Series 

Spring 2024

Process Work Psychology from the Body’s Perspective

3 Thursdays, 12-2 pm Pacific Time February  22nd, March 7th, March 21st, 2024 

The Sentient Body Dreamland series invites you to explore through the lens of the Sentient Body. We feel, taste and move a Relationship Matrix, the momentary snapshot of Wholeness delivered through relationship issues, dreams and symptoms. Catching the winds of a larger dreaming, we set our course to sail as close to the edge as possible, welcoming essential aspects necessary for the journey. Invitations from the deeper dreaming to step into sentience,  we welcome the body's message.

The Sentient Body is our tool for navigating this world on the edge. Without subtle experiences in the body, we lose our ground, our navigator in troubled times. Slow, subtle and vague experiences of sentience are lost in a society running fast toward destruction. The deeper dreaming calls for a new way, the revolution of awareness our 
consensus reality world is longing for.

Introduction to the Sentient Body (available live or on video) or the Sentient Body Exploration Series are prerequisites. 

Join us as we explore the body's perspective

This 3 class series explores Dreamland and the Sentient Body. The Psychic Realms of Dreamland deliver efficient guidance about secondary aspects of ourselves wanting awareness and relationship to create more fluidity. Short discussions, demonstrations, and inner work explores dreams, symptoms and relationship issues. Subtle awareness and movement, offers the body a voice in our world. We find gifts embedded in these messages, guidance for the next steps of connecting with a deeper dreaming that welcomes all and calls for our welcome.

Wondering how the body, movement and sentient awareness interact with Essence level signals that amplify to enter Dreamland?

Interested to unfold a Relationship Matrix, the momentary snapshot of wholeness that appears in relationship issues, dreams and symptoms?

Curious about Dreamland and how it can be an ally in navigating our Consensus Reality world?

Sliding Scale Available
See below for discount codes to 
choose the rate that is fair for you
These classes are for anyone who wants to know the mystery that creates reality and the body’s inextricable link to this dreaming background. 
Course recordings available for three months after live classes complete
"Lisa Marks is a guide: through her Sentient Body training, she offers to meet us, not interpreting the way for each individual but gently asking, through body movement and awareness, what we are feeling, what messages are flowing between our physical body and our inner atmosphere of intuition. Lisa’s classes are deeply quiet but powerful as she enables us to stop, listen, magnify and integrate a more encompassing awareness that will enlighten each of us on our individual, distinct path."
Kathleen Kler

What will I learn?

These classes take us into the Body's experience, with its unique Essence Level voice. We explore Dreamland-the deliverer of Dreams, Symptoms and Relationship issues. Explore and embody snapshots of Wholeness, the Relationship Matrix, inviting us safely over the edge to reclaim parts of ourselves essential for our next steps and the World. 


Discover Dreamland's delivery of a Relationship Matrix, inviting us to pick up aspects of the self necessary for our next steps. 


Experience the relationship of awareness, subtle signals and movement as we interact with these messages.


Develop the ability to step into secondary processes, move them, give voice to their messages and invite them into our world. 


Practice bringing the body’s subtle cues, flickering signals and movement tendencies into relationship with Dreamland signals. 

Welcome from Lisa

Write your awesome label here.
discover how to step into our essential selves
Without trying, with least action, you’ll awaken one night and remember that this life is a stage on which the big U will manifest itself. Then you will know for a minute or two that your everyday self is the potential mother of the universe. That little u is the universe’s chance to get born on earth. … But from another point of view, you are the universe’s mother, giving its directional nature a chance to be realized in everyday life. You can bring the stars to earth.  
Arnold Mindell, Earth Based Psychology

Course Overview

An Invitation to Step into our Personal Experience of Sentience

Sentience is our deep and subtle physical experience that includes internal sensations, vibrations, intuitions, and movement tendencies that usually unfold below the threshold of awareness.

Class 1 - Dreams
 The Relationship Matrix

In the first class we explore the Relationship Matrix, a Mandala of Wholeness, and how it appears in Night Dreams. The quantum field signals constantly through subtle physical experiences and amplifies to enter Dreamland with an invitation to pick up essential energies. Dreams are a snapshot of an evolving wholeness whose elements share ingredients for our next steps in service to our personal and planetary wholeness.

Class 2 -Symptoms 
The Power of Marginalization

Marginalization creates a Relationship Matrix illustrating essential energies we have missed. Dreamland can deliver this information through physical and planetary symptoms. In this second class we find how subtle signals that were missed become symptoms to engage our welcome. Energies necessary for our development call attention both personally and as a planet. This the reality of Pandemics cracking the known world to make room for a new way. 

Class 3 - Relationships
Amplification and Personal Power

In the third class we see how relationship issues call our attention to unclaimed energies, personally and collectively. Amplification invites us to pick up the experience of the other as a part of ourselves. We see how Dreamland experiences are connected to all levels of being and offer essential ingredients for reclaiming our personal power, calling extreme energies we experience in others back to ourselves. We bring these energies home, to our bodies and the Earth that holds us.

Sentient Reality, the energetic backdrop, is the mystery behind all of creation. Like the velvety night sky and stars that are always present, it is the back story to the Consensus Reality world we inhabit. The mind’s structure imposes everyday reality over the mysterious entanglement of electrons that manifest as matter, like the morning sun obscures the night sky. The thinking mind and personality can obscure our view of the night sky, of that background sentient field, but the body stays connected, tracking the background of matter through subtle and not so subtle experiences. 
Lisa Marks, Sentient Body, Sentient Earth
Meet the instructor

Lisa Marks

Process Work has been my personal awareness practice and theoretical home since I became a mental health therapist in 1990. At the community mental health center our children and family services team read City Shadows, which profoundly impacted our work.

I met Arny Mindell in 1991 in Vancouver BC at a WorldWork weekend that changed my life. Our work together and the dreaming at all levels has inspired a personal awareness practice based on the principles of Process Oriented Psychology.

Process Work has informed my business as a mental health consultant with local school districts, Head Start Preschool programs, Children's Protective Services, and Domestic Violence agencies as well as advocating in my community for children and families. It is the structural bones for my private therapy, coaching and consulting practice. 

I completed the certificate program at PWI in Portland in 2007. The outcome of this was the unpublished manuscript, Sentient Body, Sentient Earth which inspired a body of teaching, the “Sentient Body Explorations”. My fascination with movement led me to Authentic Movement, Movement Medicine, Continuum, Open Floor and other movement modalities. To incorporate music and movement into teaching I became a Soul Motion® conscious dance teacher. 

Sentient Body explorations illustrate how the levels of reality are created through marginalization. This is Process Work from the body's perspective. We start with Essence level subtle signals and movement tendencies, discovering how Dreamland and Consensus Reality unfold from there!

Patrick Jones - Course author
Financial Equity
PWI recognizes the global financial disparities that unequally impact people's opportunities to participate. PWI offers equity options whenever possible.
If you wish to attend but are impacted by financial disadvantage, please use the following discount codes to enroll at the rate that is fair for you:
Rate 1 $180 - full fee
Rate 2 $144 - discount code: FinEQ20
Rate 3 $126 - discount code: FinEQ
Choose the rate that is fair for you

Sentient Body Dreamland Series
with Lisa Marks - Fall 2023

Important Participation Information

Privacy & Recordings

Workshops are recorded to provide on demand access and the opportunity to review and study deeply over time.   Please be aware that workshops are recorded (except for break out groups). If you speak or show your camera, you will become part of the limited time recording, available to other enrolled participants via the course site.
Course site and workshop recordings available for three months after the live classes finish.


This workshop is a confidential, adult learning environment. Participant privacy and confidentiality is extremely important for everyone's safety and learning. Please ensure that you keep other participant's personal information private and confidential and do not share identifying details beyond the course participant group. 

Experiential Training

This course is a confidential, adult learning environment focused on personal and community transformation. The activities may elicit emotional and psychological stress. If you have experienced psychological difficulties either in the past or present that may impact your participation, please consider carefully if this event is right for you. While all care is taken to support individuals, each person is responsible for their own needs and boundaries. By registering for the course, you agree to take personal responsibility for your experience and to seek out support if you need it. 

English Language

This course is taught in English, with an awareness and sensitivity to the experience of those for whom English may be a second (or third or fourth) language. We welcome a multilingual group and ask for shared awareness of the challenges of using English when it is a second language. Participants should ensure they are comfortable with their own level of understanding of English conversation and instruction.