Berkeley, CA – March 10

The ability to connect deeply begins with the self. When we are connected to our own authentic sense of self, true openhearted connection to others becomes possible, which leaves us feeling more alive and engaged in our world. Unfortunately, the experience of heartfelt connection eludes many of us, often leading to experiences of misunderstanding, emptiness, and a diminished satisfaction in life. The Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychology offers a road map for true connection. With the integrated use of mindfulness and the body, participants will be guided through experiences of self-discovery that elucidate how we hold ourselves in relationship to others. We will then begin to cultivate new ways of paying attention that are designed to increase connection, deepen interpersonal encounters, and encourage the experience of feeling alive in our bodies. In an environment of loving kindness, learning and fun, this workshop will nourish the soul, as well as create opportunities for self-understanding, growth and healing.

What you will learn:

A basic orientation to Hakomi
How to cultivate a sense of safety, sensitivity, compassion, and respect that inspires growth and healing
How to listen to and use the body to connect more deeply with life

https://hakomica.org/component/content/article/18-workshops/237-the-art-of-connecion-3-10-18

Berkeley, CA – March 10

The ability to connect deeply begins with the self. When we are connected to our own authentic sense of self, true openhearted connection to others becomes possible, which leaves us feeling more alive and engaged in our world. Unfortunately, the experience of heartfelt connection eludes many of us, often leading to experiences of misunderstanding, emptiness, and a diminished satisfaction in life. The Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychology offers a road map for true connection. With the integrated use of mindfulness and the body, participants will be guided through experiences of self-discovery that elucidate how we hold ourselves in relationship to others. We will then begin to cultivate new ways of paying attention that are designed to increase connection, deepen interpersonal encounters, and encourage the experience of feeling alive in our bodies. In an environment of loving kindness, learning and fun, this workshop will nourish the soul, as well as create opportunities for self-understanding, growth and healing.

What you will learn:

A basic orientation to Hakomi
How to cultivate a sense of safety, sensitivity, compassion, and respect that inspires growth and healing
How to listen to and use the body to connect more deeply with life

https://hakomica.org/component/content/article/18-workshops/237-the-art-of-connecion-3-10-18

Richmond, VA – March 17-18:

Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy – An Introduction: Mindfulness and the Body
Faculty: Lorena Monda, LPCC, Certified Hakomi Trainer
Schedule: March 17: 9:30 to 5:00; March 18: 9:00 to 4:30.

Cost: $225 if registered by ; $275 thereafter; $25 CE fee if applicable.

Note: This workshop may serve as the prerequisite for 2-year Hakomi Comprehensive Trainings, scheduled to begin in Chapel Hill, NC, in October 2018.
Contact: Nancy Donny (nancy.donny@gmail.com or 803-760-5257) for further information or to register for this workshop.

Edmonton, Alberta

 – April 6-7, 2018

Recent studies have shown the devastating, immobilizing and disorienting effects of shame on the human psyche. Shame is a disempowering downward spiraling helix. Guilt on the other hand both mobilizes and orients us to the world in which we live. The practice of Self-compassion is the bridge that helps us move from the painful isolation of shame into a more mindful and empowering connection with our self and our common humanity.

Hakomi is a Mindfulness Centred Somatic Psychotherapy that is deeply rooted in five principles, namely, Mindfulness, Non-violence, Organicity, Unity and Mind-Body-Spirit Wholism. These Principles and practices guide both the work and the therapist.

This workshop will give you an overview of the Hakomi Method and will include:
• A presentation of the Hakomi Principles and theory
• Experiential exercises and practice
• A close look at the difference between shame and guilt
• An experiential exploration of the practice of Self-compassion
• A demonstration of an actual therapy session, with an opportunity for discussion of the techniques used

Shame and Self-Compassion: An Introduction to Hakomi Mindfulness-Centred Somatic Psychotherapy

Austin, TX – April 21 – 22
Sol Healing and Wellness Center, 13805 Ann Pl
Austin , TX 78728

In this introductory workshop we will explore some of the foundational Hakomi concepts and techniques as applied to working with couples. This workshop is open to all – single people, couples, therapists, non-therapists, etc. This workshop will count as a prerequisite for the Hakomi Comprehensive Training beginning in February 2019.

What you will learn:

The basic Hakomi Principles and some Hakomi Techniques

Listening with Loving Presence: How to be totally present to your partner’s experience without getting defensive

Pressing the Pause Button: Bringing the power of mindfulness and emotional self-regulation into relationship

The Dovetail Fit: Identifying the intersection of each individuals core material from childhood and how triggering that can be

Jumping Out of the System: Working with your partner to identify repetitive hurtful patterns in relationship & how to shift them

The Next Step: The value of focusing on the very next supportive step rather than on some overwhelming long-term goal

http://hakomiinstitutesouthwest.com/events/

Santa Monica, CA – May 5-6
With Shai Lavie, MA, LMFT, Certified Hakomi Trainer and Therapist

Are you curious about ways to use mindfulness with your clients? Do you want more tools for including the body in therapy? Have you heard about Hakomi but haven’t had a chance to try it out?

Mindfulness, experiential exercises, and the body-mind connection offer direct access routes to clients’ unconscious material. Instead of just talking about things, clients experience them directly and therefore gain deeper insight as well as tools for change. This type of work creates aliveness and creativity for therapist and client alike.

This workshop is an opportunity to learn the basic skills of Hakomi, a method that has been utilizing mindfulness and the body for over thirty years.

In this workshop, you will learn:

Tracking and contacting: How to track and use somatic cues like tone of voice, gestures, facial expressions and body posture to access unconscious material
Mindfulness: How to assist clients to shift into a quiet, grounded state of consciousness that helps them to deepen their awareness and explore inner material that’s not easily accessible through other methods
Accessing: Steps for discovering the core issues that underlie your clients’ challenges
This is a hands-on workshop; you’ll have an opportunity to practice the skills you’re learning in a gentle and safe environment.

https://hakomica.org/component/content/article/18-workshops/231-hakomi-essential-skills-5-5-18

Mallorca, Spain – 13-15 April 2018
With: Maci Daye, L.P.C., Certified Hakomi Trainer

This workshop introduces participants to the basic principles and skills of the Hakomi Method to support personal and professional development. The goal of Hakomi is to uncover and alter unconscious motivations, beliefs and outdated frames of reference that negatively affect mood and relationships with self and others. The method uses experiments conducted in mindfulness and body awareness to gather information about unconscious processes. These techniques, coupled with the attuned presence of the therapist, access implicit memories and gently reorganize entrenched neural patterns.In this workshop, you will: Learn how to turn awareness inward for self-study, and how mindfulness can infuse this exploration with a sense of curiosity and compassion. Explore ways the body archives experience and expresses our deepest beliefs about life. Practice using mindful experiments and the body to identify and eventually transform unconscious, limiting core beliefs.

Introductory Workshops

M.E.T.A. weaves the classic Hakomi experiential, mindfulness-based psychotherapeutic method and the Re-Creation of the Self (R-CS) existential and state shifting model, with current interpersonal neurobiology (IPNB), attachment and trauma theories. M.E.T.A. embraces all this in an integrative framework that supports deep change. Relationship is the foundation of human development and of change in therapy. In this introductory workshop, Mindfulness, Relationship & Embodiment, offers a glimpse into the world of mindful, somatic, relational therapy. Using the Hakomi Mindful Somatic Therapy method as our base, and referencing attachment theory, participants will learn about and experience clinically applied mindfulness, explore how the body is a window into the unconscious, and practice explicit, nuanced ways to refine and enhance relational intelligence and skills.

In this dynamic workshop you will learn:

  • precise techniques for applying mindfulness in counseling
  • how to see the physical body as a source of psychological material
  • ways to explore client relational templates and support healthy attachment This workshop is appropriate for experienced and new therapists, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, and graduate students in helping professions.

Mindfulness is the development of an alert inner quietness. It is turning away from the outer busyness and the automatic habits of our daily routine toward a deeper place of authentic feelings, ideas, needs, and resources. In the East, mindfulness has been a primary tool for spiritual exploration for thousands of years.

The Hakomi Method of Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy is at the forefront of exploring mindfulness as a primary tool for connecting consciousness and the body. The body is the medium for all human experience. It communicates to us in the language of sensation, tension, relaxation, movement, gesture, posture, and flow of qi. Our bodies have information for us about our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. In this workshop, we will learn ways to track, access and use bodily felt experience as a vehicle for lasting transformation.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands – This workshop introduces participants to the basic principles and skills of the Hakomi Method to support personal and professional development. The goal of Hakomi is to uncover and alter unconscious motivations, beliefs and outdated frames of reference that negatively affect mood and relationships with self and others. The method uses experiments conducted in mindfulness and body awareness to gather information about unconscious processes. These techniques, coupled with the attuned presence of the therapist, access implicit memories and gently reorganize entrenched neural patterns.

In this workshop, you will: Learn how to turn awareness inward for self-study, and how mindfulness can infuse this exploration with a sense of curiosity and compassion. Explore ways the body archives experience and expresses our deepest beliefs about life. Practice using mindful experiments and the body to identify and eventually transform unconscious, limiting core beliefs.

The workshop will consist of a balance of talks, experiential exercises, discussion and personal reflection, with an emphasis on skills that can be readily applied following the workshop. This workshop offers the opportunity to experience the Hakomi method of psychotherapy. It is suitable for those working therapeutically with clients and those wishing to deepen their own self understanding. It will be of value to psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists and other practitioners who are interested in learning more about Hakomi or are considering enrolling in the Hakomi Professional Training.

http://hakomimallorca.com/portfolio_page/introductory-workshops/

Berkeley, CA – 3/2018 — In Hakomi Comprehensive Training Level 1, you’ll learn through short talks, unique skill-based experiential exercises, supervised practice, demonstrations and assigned readings. You’ll participate in regular supervised practice and receive supportive feedback by dedicated and knowledgeable teaching assistants. This feedback will provide opportunities to celebrate what’s working, refine what needs attention, and to evolve personal edges that may be limiting your success. Our learning environment is relaxed and participatory with numerous opportunities to practice new skills with other group members, both in and out of class.

In this hands-on, experiential training, you’ll learn how to:

  • Energize and strengthen your work using Hakomi’s inspiring principles like nonviolence, organicity, mind-body holism and unity
  • Use mindfulness to identify and transform hidden core beliefs driving self-defeating behavior
  • Gain greater self-awareness by mindfully studying your own limiting reactive patterns
  • Work from a compassionate, nonjudgmental state that helps clients feel safer and go deeper
  • Apply unique and innovative methods for melting client resistance and overcoming impasses in your work

https://hakomica.org/comp

In this one-day workshop, you’ll discover how to use mindfulness to reveal emotional patterns held in the body that are not easily accessible through conversation alone.

In this workshop:

Through talks, discussions and experiential learning, you’ll learn how to slow clients down, shift them into a mindful state, and study their emotional patterns right in the moment they’re happening. As you learn to work with your clients’ present moment experiences with an attitude of curiosity and collaboration, your work with clients will go deeper and your sessions will unfold with more ease.

What you will learn:

Explore the power of bringing mindfulness and the body into your sessions.
Learn to trust and support your client’s unique unfolding.
Discover how present moment and live experience can be a gateway to unconscious material and a path to healing.

https://hakomica.org/component/content/article/18-workshops/235-mindfulness-in-the-therapeutic-process-2-10-18

This workshop will help you work skillfully with your clients to deepen toward the core of what organizes their unconscious blueprints for life. Accessing these blueprints leads to the pathways where transformation can happen. This day-long workshop is designed to teach some fundamental techniques of the Hakomi Method.

What you will learn:

Attune to your clients and create a strong relational field by tracking their somatic experience
Access their internal experience by contacting what is at the core of their communication, spoken and unspoken
Facilitate through mindfulness effective unfolding into the core organization that shapes experience to illuminate limiting beliefs and the possibilities that lie beyond

https://hakomica.org/component/content/article/18-workshops/236-pathways-to-liberation-2-3-18

When
Saturday-Sunday, January 27-28, 2018; 9:30-5:00

Where
Temple Dara
4920 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA  94609

Cost
Early Enrollment: $320 by December 16, 2017; $390 thereafter

Are you curious about ways to use mindfulness with your clients? Do you want more tools for including the body in therapy? Have you heard about Hakomi but haven’t had a chance to try it out?

Mindfulness, experiential exercises, and the body-mind connection offer direct access routes to clients’ unconscious material. Instead of just talking about things, clients experience them directly and therefore gain deeper insight as well as tools for change. This type of work creates aliveness and creativity for therapist and client alike.

This workshop is an opportunity to learn the basic skills of Hakomi, a method that has been utilizing mindfulness and the body for over thirty years.

In this workshop, you will learn:

Tracking and contacting: How to track and use somatic cues like tone of voice, gestures, facial expressions and body posture to access unconscious material
Mindfulness: How to assist clients to shift into a quiet, grounded state of consciousness that helps them to deepen their awareness and explore inner material that’s not easily accessible through other methods
Accessing: Steps for discovering the core issues that underlie your clients’ challenges
This is a hands-on workshop; you’ll have an opportunity to practice the skills you’re learning in a gentle and safe environment.

https://hakomica.org/what-we-offer/weekend-workshops/18-workshops/238-hakomi-essential-skills-1-27-18

Through lecture, demonstration and experiential exercises we will discover what habitually limits us deep inside and how to move beyond it. Moshe’ Feldenkrais, pioneer in the field of body psychology quipped, “You can’t do what you want until you know what you’re doing.” Hakomi helps us know what we are doing and how to mindfully find other more satisfying ways of being.

Cost is $250 if registered and paid by January 2, 2018. After that the cost is $285.

To register simply send your contact information (your name, email address, and phone number) to hakomisouthwest@gmail.com

http://hakomiinstitutesouthwest.com/event/freeing-true-self-introduction-hakomi-mindful-somatic-psychology/

This introduction to HAKOMI MINDFUL SOMATIC PSYCHOLOGY is based on the notion that everyone with a conscience has an Inner Critic. This part of ourselves was formed in the psyche during childhood and it is trying to help us in our adult lives. Sometimes however, the Inner Critic becomes obstinate and overly critical especially of other Child Parts of the psyche. In this workshop we will utilize the Following Hakomi Principles to acknowledge, understand and hold compassion for the Inner Critic and the Wisdom of the Inner Child.

To register, email your contact information (name, email, phone & postal address) to: hakomisouthwest@gmail.com

Dates: October 28-29, 2017
Faculty: Rupesh Chhagan, M.S.O.M., L.Ac., Certified Hakomi Teacher
Schedule: Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 10-4
Workshop Location: Sol Healing and Wellness Center, 13805 Ann Place, Austin, TX 78728 http://www.solhealing.com
For more information visit: www.hakomiinstitutesouthwest.com/events/

By bringing mindful awareness to the body – our own and our client’s – we begin to develop an exquisite sensitivity and attunement to others. Learn to listen and support the deep intelligence of your client’s physical experience. By slowing down and creating physical experiments in mindfulness, we bring awareness and healing to habitual and limiting patterns. In this one-day workshop, discover key principles of the Hakomi Method through talks, demonstration and experiential learning.

In this hands-on training, you will:

Find creative ways to work with the body that are gentle and effective
Learn to work experientially using gesture, posture, impulse, sensation, and touch
Begin to translate the language of the body into words, images and memories

https://hakomica.org/component/content/article/18-workshops/234-embodied-wisdom-12-3-17

This workshop introduces participants to the basic principles and skills of the Hakomi Method to support personal and professional development. The goal of Hakomi is to uncover and alter unconscious motivations, beliefs and outdated frames of reference that negatively affect mood and relationships with self and others. The method uses experiments conducted in mindfulness and body awareness to gather information about unconscious processes. These techniques, coupled with the attuned presence of the therapist, access implicit memories and gently reorganize entrenched neural patterns.

In this workshop, you will: Learn how to turn awareness inward for self-study, and how mindfulness can infuse this exploration with a sense of curiosity and compassion. Explore ways the body archives experience and expresses our deepest beliefs about life. Practice using mindful experiments and the body to identify and eventually transform unconscious, limiting core beliefs.

 

Introductory Workshops

Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California

August 9, 2017

This workshop will provide an experiential overview of Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy.    It is designed to offer in depth skills of assessment and intervention using present-moment experience in elegant and gentle ways to approach and transform core material. The Hakomi Method illuminates how we organize and embody core beliefs at the most fundamental levels of our experience. Through a combination of the awareness that mindfulness offers, the wisdom held in the body, and the safety of the therapeutic relationship, core issues can be explored.

In this workshop, designed for therapists and other healing professionals, we will engage in a number of practices that elucidate the Hakomi Method, and provide immediately applicable skills for working experientially with clients in creative and heartfelt ways. Through talk and discussion, live demonstrations, internal exercises, and experiential practice we will develop Hakomi therapeutic skills. See the Esalen website for more details:   CLICK HERE

Hakomi integrates mindfulness and somatics into the psychotherapy process with uniquely effective results:
The dynamic use of mindfulness is a foundation of the Hakomi Method. When introduced with Hakomi techniques, it creates a rapid, experiential access route to the unconscious “blueprints” and implicit memories which invisibly shape our lives. When unconscious, this material creates projections, conflict and disharmony in our relationships and self-perceptions. Once conscious and directly experienced, it is available for transformation and the healing of attachment issues.

For complete workshop description DOWNLOAD FLYER HERE

Times:
Saturday 10:00-6:00 and Sunday 9:30-5:30
Cost:
$250 if registered by June 15th, $285 thereafter
(includes $75 non-refundable deposit)
Discount group lodging rate available.
For more information or to register call
303-499-6699 or email HakomiTR@aol.com
Visit our website at www.HakomiInstitute.com
CEs:
NASW:
This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886484280-8584) for 12 continuing education contact hours.
NBCC:
Hakomi Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider(ACEP No. 5476.) Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Hakomi Institute is solely responsiblefor all aspects of the program.
C.E.S.:
Psychologists (APA) and MFTs: C.E. credit for this program is awarded by Commonwealth Educational Seminars (C.E.S.) C.E.S. maintains responsibility for this program (12 C.E. hours).

 

To register: http://hakomiinstitute.com/registration-princeton-workshopJuly_8-9.Princeton_LR

9 – 23 – 2017

Hakomi integrates mindfulness and somatics into the psychotherapy process with uniquely effective results.

The dynamic use of mindfulness is a foundation of the Hakomi Method. When introduced with Hakomi techniques, it creates a rapid, experiential access route to the unconscious “blueprints” and implicit
memories which invisibly shape our lives. When unconscious, this material creates projections, conflict and disharmony in our relationships and self-perceptions. Once conscious and directly experienced, it is available for transformation and the healing of attachment issues.

For more information: Contact Hakomi Trainings, 303-499-6699, or email: HakomiTR@aol.com

Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy is an elegant and highly effective form of body centered therapy designed to support self-discovery through experiments done in mindfulness. The goal is the discovery and transformation of unconscious motivations, beliefs, and outdated “blueprints” that are causing unnecessary suffering. Hakomi is based in the creation of a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere, where therapists extend a loving attitude to help guide clients’ attention to their whole being, not just their thoughts. The warmth, presence, flexibility, and intelligence of the therapist create the foundation for this life-changing work.

This workshop is for body workers, counselors, psychotherapists, marriage and family therapists, social workers, clergy, physicians, spiritual leaders, healers and other helping professionals. It will introduce you to the basic principles and skills of the Hakomi Method as presented by Hakomi Institute. The method is an elegant and highly effective form of body centered therapy designed to support self-discovery through experiments done in mindfulness. The goal is the discovery and transformation of unconscious motivations, beliefs, and outdated frames of reference that are causing unnecessary suffering.

Hakomi is based in the creation of a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere, where therapists extend a loving and curious attitude to help the clients study themselves by guiding attention to their whole being, not just their thoughts. The warmth, presence, flexibility, and intelligence of the therapist create the foundation for this life-changing work.

As a body centered approach, Hakomi can serve as an excellent companion to massage therapy and bodywork. Since mind and body are interconnected and interdependent, there is lots of attention to what’s happening in the body in the present moment, along with thoughts, feelings and memories. You will learn basic skills that have immediate personal and professional application.

This workshop will allow you to:

  • Assess how the Hakomi Method will be a useful tool, both personally and professionally
  • Demonstrate an ability to turn awareness inward for self-study
  • Describe how mindfulness may be used to access implicit memories
  • Experience, witness and work with the Hakomi principles and basic skills
  • Learn how the body can reveal information about unconscious processes
  • Discover how mindfulness and little experiments can be used to study and transform limiting beliefs

For more information and to register:  CLICK HERE 

By bringing mindful awareness to the body – our own and our client’s – we begin to develop an exquisite sensitivity and attunement to others. We learn to listen and support the deep intelligence of our client’s physical experience. By slowing down and creating physical experiments in mindfulness, we bring awareness and healing to habitual and limiting patterns. In this one-day workshop, discover key principles of the Hakomi Method through talks, demonstration and experiential learning.

For more info or to register:  CLICK HERE:

About This Workshop

Have you wanted to work more somatically but haven’t had the tools? Have you been aware of your client’s physical presence—the way they sit, a repetitive gesture, the tightening of their shoulders—but haven’t known how to include it in the therapeutic process?

By bringing mindful awareness to the body – our own and our client’s – we begin to develop an exquisite sensitivity and attunement to others. Learn to listen and support the deep intelligence of your client’s physical experience. By slowing down and creating physical experiments in mindfulness, we bring awareness and healing to habitual and limiting patterns. In this one-day workshop, discover key principles of the Hakomi Method through talks, demonstration and experiential learning.

In this hands-on training, you will:

  • Find creative ways to work with the body that are gentle and effective
  • Learn to work experientially using gesture, posture, impulse, sensation, and touch
  • Begin to translate the language of the body into words, images and memories

For Whom

The workshop is open and relevant to both clinicians and the general public and serves as prerequisite hours for Hakomi Comprehensive Training.