A series of essays,
study guides, and alternative learning opportunities
site was re-organized in May 2017 so that the study guides are listed numerically under the 'PL' pages.
Newsletters are listed chronologically to give a sense of context.
for the original chronological sequence of study guides and topics.
two methods of access?
Study guides and presentations were developed to introduce basic
concepts and techniques. Later materials delve into concepts more specific to the Pathwork perspective. If you are new to
Pathwork, the chronological sequence of lectures will create a basic framework for later ones.
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teleconferences. All contacts receive the monthly newsletters on the 'Topic' pages. these contain samples
of the monthly study guides plus links to popular articles that illustrate Pathwork concepts.
Additional study aids:
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In Google search: copy and paste the following
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This search format is useful because it reads every pdf that can be downloaded from
a website. For instance, you could type in "124" site:janrigsby.com and find any reference to PL 124 in any of the
study guides on this website.
Online Process Groups, Individual Sessions
has been exploring distance learning since 1998. During 2008-2010 she created audio and video presentations which may
be downloaded, along with study guides and worksheets. In 2012 she experimented with self-led formats based upon 12-step
principles. She has developed formats for online teleconference discussion groups and facilitates online private process
groups, as well as offering individual sessions by phone or online.
meetings are free for those who agree to attend regularly via teleconference phone lines. You may also access the US based
landline via Skype premium, Google Voice, or VOIP software. Smaller process-based
groups would be closed (members only) and fees would apply. Group video conferencing requires broadband access, and free software
(such as Zoom) is not as easy to use as a teleconference line.
with Ourselves and Others
Real-time interaction is necessary
when exploring deeper levels of aversion or resistance to spiritual concepts. We speak truth more often than we may realize.
In casual conversation, we can bury such revelations by changing topics or surrounding them with superficial, distracting
details. In written communication, we may immediately edit out or soften discrepancies, illogical rationalizations,
When we speak in any group setting where there
is a conscious, positive intention for self-development, we allow others to hear us on multiple levels: mental, emotional,
spiritual, and energetic (underlying currents that we may not be fully aware of). Words spoken within a safe, respectful container can echo back to us, so that we hear ourselves more
clearly. It is harder to disguise judgment, negativity, desperation, and fear. It becomes easier to recognize positive intention
and feel the divine spark within ourselves and others. The limitations of working solely
through one sensory dimension (hearing) can help develop other senses. We manifest a positive intention to grow and transform.
listening to others -- in any situation -- we can practice hearing multiple layers, notice discrepancies or contradictions,
and feel into the universal experience of being an imperfect human being. It's not easy to 'just listen'! It takes self-discipline
and practice. It can be a form of active meditation.