Many people begin by reading the lectures, either individually or
in one of the Pathwork books. (See the books in our web
store.) You may join others in reading and discussing the books
in your local area or on line.
Pathwork communities around the world
offer introductory workshops as well as ongoing programs, both for
students and for professional development of teachers and counselors.
By working with relevant exercises and concepts from the lectures
in a group environment, we can both assist and support one another
in our individual journeys. We deepen the process through group
work and spiritual practice in the form of prayer, various meditations
suggested in the lectures, and spiritual practices drawn from many
religious traditions. Contact the Pathwork
community nearest you to learn more about what is offered in
When Pathwork becomes a serious interest, you may wish to begin individual sessions with an experienced Pathwork Helper or Counselor, someone who has studied the Guide lectures for many years and learned to apply this practical spiritual wisdom to their own life and to help individuals apply the teachings to their personal lives. Pathwork sessions can include discussion of concepts, exploration and expression of emotions, sacred ritual to deepen spiritual connection in a way that is meaningful to you, and body movement exercises to bring out the Guide's teachings on an energetic level. PHANA (Pathwork Helpers Association of North America) maintains a register of Pathwork Helpers in North America.
Another method of Pathwork practice is called a personal intensive.
A personal intensive is a journey inward, a period of several days
to a full week to do nothing but focus on you, your deepest self,
your hopes, dreams, and fears, your deep unconscious, your inner
child. It is a time to bring your shadow out into the light, a time
to see, accept and transform your lower self, and a time to fully
claim the highest and best in you. During the intensive you will
be aided and guided by a team of two or three Pathwork helpers and
counselors. Contact a Pathwork community near you for more specific