The Living in Process paradigm is one of living our lives fully. We learn to “take our place” and participate fully in our own lives, with others in meaningful relationships, with nature, recognizing that we are nature, and with our spirituality, however we may define and express that spirituality for ourselves.

A necessary step in learning to live our lives in a deeper and more meaningful way is recognizing habits and ways of seeing, thinking, acting, relating and being that sacrifice our wholeness. We have found that addictions, both ingestive and process, are a major way we avoid intimacy with ourselves, our spirituality, and others, and experience fragmentation. As we treat the addictive process within ourselves and start recovering from it, we literally begin to do life differently.

As we begin to let go of our addictions, we start to have feelings and submerged deep processes begin to come up.

To read and learn more about Living In Process, Anne has written several books that you might find helpful. “Living in Process”, and “Beyond Therapy, Beyond Science” are both highly recommended.

To view or order books by Anne Wilson Schaef go to Books.

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Living in Process® Workshops (also called Intensives or Living in Process Weekends) offer an opportunity to learn about a way of life that focuses on healing and offers a path for spiritual growth. We have an opportunity to live in process and in community while learning to confront our addictive processes and behaviors. Our focus is on holistic healing.

Living in Process® Workshops, are regularly offered in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Austria and elsewhere.


In fear and naivete I was introduced to Living in Process work over thirty years ago after developing atrial fibrillation. My life now has depth, meaning and a spiritual base. In my nineties I am still growing, especially my creativity and relationships with others. I am deeply grateful to the Living in Process. – Carolyn, Palo Alto, CA, USA

I was full of despair about the way I was living my life. Then I was guided toward the Living in Process Community and, over time, my life has changed. Here, I receive support to look at myself and my behaviour, to sit with myself and my feelings and to participate in my life in a way I have never done before. As I continue to grow through the trials and tribulations of life, I feel rich and full. I am very grateful to have found another way”. – Jean, Blue Mountains, Australia

I feel so grateful to have been introduced to Living in Process. It's made such a difference to my life journey. Participating in the Living in process work has been so supportive of my healing. I feel so blessed to know the work and to be part of a community of people who are dedicated to learning a new paradigm. – Joe, Sydney, Australia.