About Lane

Lane Arye, Ph.D. supports individuals, couples, groups and organizations to discover wholeness, creativity, reconciliation and community. He studied Processwork in Zurich in the 1980’s and was one of the founding members of the Process Work Center of Portland (now PWI). Approaching our joys and our troubles with curiosity, respect, and heart, he fosters the experience that life is mysterious and meaningful.

Lane developed Unintentional Music, a way of using Process Work with musicians (and non-musicians) as they play or sing to help them transform their music and themselves. That work also led him to teach people around the world to transform stage fright in new and exciting ways.

In the Balkans, Lane co-led a six-year UN funded project that brought together Croats, Serbs and Muslims after the war to work on ethnic tension, community building, human rights, and trauma. He has also worked with anti-Semitism in Germany and Poland, as well as racism, sexism, nationalism, homophobia, and class issues in the US and Europe. In Oakland, California, he facilitated a conflict between then mayor (now governor) Jerry Brown and an African American cultural arts center.

Lane lived in Warsaw from 1995-1999, where he trained the first generation of Polish Process Workers, and also supervised a psychiatric day hospital and support groups for victims of domestic violence.

Lane has taught at Esalen Institute; California Institute of Integral Studies; San Francisco State University; JFK University; University of Warsaw, Poland; Komenius University in Bratislava; and the Conservatory of Music in Bern, Switzerland.

Author of Unintentional Music: Releasing Your Deepest Creativity, and co-author of “Transforming Conflict into Community: Post-war Reconciliation in Croatia,” as well as a manual for the European Union entitled Back to Our Future: A Handbook for Post-war Recovery, Lane lives near San Francisco with his wife, Lecia, and their two children. He loves to sing, play guitar, and write songs.

 

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. in Psychology; The Union Institute; Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Diploma in Process Oriented Psychology (Process Work); Research Society for Process Oriented Psychology; Zurich, Switzerland.
  • MA in Psychology of Therapy & Counseling; Antioch International; Yellow Springs, Ohio.
  • BA in English Theater, Minor in Philosophy; Oberlin College; Oberlin, Ohio.