Upcoming Events

Hakomi Essential Skills

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

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. Continue reading


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. Continue reading

Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy: An Introduction

Princeton, NJ – May 5-6:
Faculty: Jaci Hull, LMFT, Certified Hakomi Trainer
Schedule: Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 p.m., Sunday 9:00 am – 4:30 p.m. Continue reading

Healing Shame – The Core Workshop ONLINE

ONLINE – This workshop provides essential, basic knowledge of how to work with shame. You will learn what shame is and how it is created, and how to help your clients recognize shame, work through it and move on. We will discuss how to become more sensitive to the shaming often implicit in the therapy situation and how to counter shame in therapy. You will learn to help clients separate feelings of shame from other emotions. And you’ll learn how to help clients out of the shame morass so they can move their energy powerfully outward rather than turn it against themselves.
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The Enneagram and Relationships, A Road to Better Relating, an Intermediate 1 Day Workshop, March 17, 2018

3-17 in Waltham, MA – What if you could truly understand others from the inside out…what makes them tick… WHY people do the things they do that make you crazy ? Join us at our 1 Day Saturday workshop in mid-March. Read on! Pending 7 CE’s from NASW. Continue reading

Sex and Shame – A Workshop for Therapists

Berkeley, CA – 3/24/2018 — In this workshop, we will offer tools you can use to help clients talk about, explore, and heal the sexual shame that can arise at any stage in the life cycle—and help them towards a life-affirming sexuality. Continue reading

Melting the Shame Freeze – Using Somatic Techniques to Create Safety and Build Attunement

Berkeley, CA – 2/24/2018 – Shame is an embodied belief that “Something is wrong with me.” Because shame exists in the body as well as in the mind, it is helpful for therapists to work with shame somatically. In this workshop, we will explore how to utilize somatic techniques to connect more quickly with the client and forge a strong therapeutic alliance. Learn techniques and theory from Wilhelm Reich (the father of Somatics), Peter Levine (Somatic Experiencing®), Ron Kurtz (Hakomi) and Eugene Gendlin (Focusing). Continue reading

Mindfulness, Embodiment and Relationship: A Hakomi – M.E.T.A. Introductory Workshop

Portland, OR Feb 16, 2018 – 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. Continue reading

Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy – An Introduction: Mindfulness and the Body

Richmond, VA – 3/17/2018 – 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.
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Using Mindfulness and the Body to Gently Support Change – An Introduction to the Hakomi Method

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. Continue reading


Berkeley, CA – 3/2018 — In Hakomi Comprehensive Training Level 1, you’ll learn through short talks, unique skill-based experiential exercises,… Continue reading

Mindfulness in the Therapeutic Process – An Introduction to the Hakomi Method

10/2/2018 – Los Gatos, CA – 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. Continue reading

Pathways to Liberation – An Introduction to Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychology

Saturday, February 3, 2018; 9:30-5:00 — Rudramandir, 830 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 95710 — 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 daylong workshop is designed to teach some fundamental techniques of the Hakomi Method. Continue reading

Hakomi Essential Skills

Saturday-Sunday, January 27-28, 2018; 9:30-5:00 – Temple Dara, 4920 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609 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. Continue reading

Freeing your True Self: An Introduction to Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychology

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. Continue reading

Realization Process Spiritual Psychotherapy Certification Training

With Judith Blackstone, PhD. Judith will teach the main Realization Process practices and their application for psychological health and maturity, including how they can help us cultivate resilience to emotional and sensory stimuli, integrate awareness, emotion and sensation, and experience deep connection with other people without losing inward contact with ourselves. She will also discuss how we create and bind constrictions in our body and teach the Realization Process release technique. Continue reading

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Upcoming Classes – Level I

The Level I Training presents simple, body-oriented interventions for tracking, naming, and safely exploring trauma-related, somatic activation, creating new competencies and restoring a somatic sense of self. Students will learn effective, accessible interventions for identifying and working with disruptive somatic patterns, disturbed cognitive and emotional processing, and the fragmented sense of self experienced by so many traumatized individuals. Techniques are taught within a phase-oriented treatment approach, focusing first on stabilization and symptom reduction. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy can be easily and effectively integrated into psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and EMDR-focused treatments. Continue reading

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Upcoming Classes – Level II

Level II – (Washington, Portland, Berkeley) of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training Program illustrates how traumatic, attachment, and developmental issues influence one another and how to provide effective treatment given their inevitable intertwining. In this training, research from the attachment and neuroscience fields provides the theoretical foundation for Sensorimotor Psychotherapy interventions and practices that address the effects of suboptimal and/or traumatic early attachment. Continue reading

Befriending the Inner Critic: An Introduction To Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychology

October 28-29, 2017 – Austin, TX – Workshop 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. Taught by Rupesh Chhagan, M.S.O.M., L.Ac., Certified Hakomi Teacher Continue reading

Embodied Wisdom – An Introduction to the Hakomi Method

Sunday, December 3, 2017; 9:30-5:00 – Felton, CA – 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. Continue reading

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