Upcoming Events

Using Mindfulness and the Body to Gently Support Change – An Introduction to Hakomi Experiential Psychotherapy

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. Continue reading

Anxiety & Overwhelm: Loosening the Chokehold

November 2 to December 7, 2017 – In this class, we use principles of the body-based method called Focusing to explore and practice techniques for relating to feelings differently, without being taken over by them. If feelings are messengers, they will release their grip when the message has been delivered – and the message will almost certainly not be exactly what you thought it was!
There will be a mix of ideas and experiential exercises, with opportunities for discussion. Continue reading

Level One Focusing

Join Lucinda Hayden for 5 Tuesdays, November 8 to December 13, 2017. 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Pacific Time. Course taught by Zoom, an online video conference platform. Cost: $395 during early registration. Free intro webinar available. 12 CE Units offered. A practical, step-by-step method for taking any problem or stuck situation and finding relief, insight, and new steps of action, so you feel bigger than your problems and in control of your life – and ways to help your clients do this too; and more.. Continue reading

Breema at the Expressive Therapies Summit in Brooklyn, New York

Join us for this 2-hour introductory evening workshop at the Expressive Therapies Summit. No prior experience necessary. Everyone Welcome! Come prepared to relax and enjoy! The nonjudgmental atmosphere created by our use of the Principles is deeply nourishing and enables us to let go of conditioned patterns, so that we can connect to new and more natural ways of moving, thinking, and feeling—- this is translated directly into our atmosphere as we work with clients. Breema’s Principles can be integrated and applied in any profession and in all activities of daily life, helping us to revitalize ourselves and bring greater harmony to all our relationships. Continue reading

Embodied Alchemy: Authentic Movement & the Somatic Unconscious

Please join me for a free Webinar this Saturday, September 23rd at 2pm PST or 5pm EST or wherever you are in the world!

G. Jung brought to light the ancient map of Alchemy, an astonishing guide through the transformational process of becoming one’s true self. Authentic Movement provides a pathway for accessing the somatic unconscious, illuminated through Alchemy. Continue reading

Announcing Healing Shame Certification Program

There is a growing need for therapists and other practitioners who understand how to work with shame. This training provides vital skills that are not taught in most graduate schools or even post-graduate programs. Having these skills can help your clients to heal, since it is unhealed or toxic shame that is at the root of many lifelong issues. The program consists of seven weekend workshops, taken over the course of a year, as well as five private consultations. The program can provide 91 CEUs to MFTs, LCSWs, LPCs and LEDs in California (CAMFT Approved Provider #134393). While it’s recommended that you begin with the Core workshop, the sequence can be started at any time. Continue reading

How to Overcome Self-Judgment and Live a Life of Bravery, Compassion, and Authenticity”

Self-acceptance is one of the most challenging areas of personal growth—yet when we focus on treating ourselves with kindness and compassion we become healthier, more creative, and far more effective in every area of life. With The Self-Acceptance Summit, you’re invited to learn breakthrough insights and techniques from some of today’s top researchers and teachers. Join us Continue reading


How do you know if someone is right for you, or vice versa. Maybe he or she is a distancer, too needy, suppressing sarcasm, hostility, and anger, is not very sexual, or thinks about sex all the time.The workshop I am facilitating in Independence, near Cleveland, Saturday and Sunday, September 16 and 17 will teach you how to read bodies in order to understand if that person will be a help or a hindrance in your life. Continue reading

HEALING SHAME: The Core Workshop Understanding, Transforming and Reducing Shame

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 take clients back to early shaming situations and reverse the outcome, helping clients move their energy powerfully outward rather than turn it against themselves. Continue reading


Saturday, September 16 & Sunday September 17 – Cleveland Center for Conscious Living, Independence, OH – I am offering a course in body reading this coming September. It is the one of the few I will be doing this year as I am busy with my 2-year professional program starting up again this coming fall of 2017! Continue reading

Ars Alchemica: The Art & Alchemy of Transformation

Tina’s Pre-Conference Workshop: 8/25, 9:30am – 12pm & 1:30pm – 4pm : Embodied Alchemy®: Awakening Spirit in the Body & Tina’s Keynote Session: 8/27, 9:30am – 10:30am (Panel: 11am – 12pm): Body & Soul in Transition Continue reading

“Love, Sex & Self-Respect: Your Body Holds the Keys” Fall Bioenergetic Conference, Essex, MA

Learn about working with the body in therapy. Workshops, keynote talks, experiential groups. Earn 17 CEUs, meet colleagues and enjoy the setting! Continue reading

Level One Focusing

5 Tuesdays, September 19 to October 17, 2017. 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Pacific Time – In the Focusing Training Program for Healing Professionals, you’ll discover an experiential, body-oriented process of self-awareness and emotional healing that you can immediately bring into your work with clients. Create Better Therapeutic Relationships Continue reading

The Rock and the Hard Place: Exploring the Gifts of Pain

September 19 to October 3, 2017 – Pain and the struggle to not be in pain can dominate our daily reality. The thoughts: “What if this goes on forever?” and the feelings: worry, anxiety, depression, despair – compound the pain itself and sap our energy. Emotional pain can be as bad as physical pain, dragging us down and fogging our brains. When our clients are in pain, it can be much harder to do the work of therapy. Continue reading

Accelerated Learning Day: AST Model®’s 3 Hidden Keys to Shame Resolution

Shift Your Practice From Stuck to Deep Satisfaction with 3 Hidden Keys – Leave the Shame Equation Behind Go home… Continue reading

Focusing in Daily Life Series: The Urge to Indulge

Webinar: July 25, 2017, 11:00AM – 12:30PM Pacific Time – “Why did I eat that cookie?” “Why did I take that third glass of wine?” “Why did I stay online so long and get to bed so late?”

Despite careful plans and good intentions, the urge to indulge can hijack us into doing something that we are sorry for later. For me, it’s usually when I am tired, at the end of a long day, that I can’t resist that bag of potato chips. I eat it all – and then instead of feeling good, I feel angry at myself for “pigging out” – and despairing of this habit ever changing. Continue reading

Hakomi at Esalen: Journey to the Depths of the Psyche – Essentials of Hakomi Mindfulness-Based Experiential Therapy – August 9

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. Continue reading

Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy: An Introduction to the Hakomi Method – Princeton, NJ 8/24/2017

This workshop is designed for therapists, counselors, social workers, healing professionals and students in these fields. We will experientially learn Hakomi skills and approaches that are immediately applicable, and the workshop also serves as the prerequisite for the Comprehensive Training in Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy. Continue reading

Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy: An Introduction to the Hakomi Method – Boulder, CO

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. Continue reading

An Introduction to the Hakomi Method: Mindfulness, Loving Presence and Embodiment – Siler City, NC

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. Continue reading

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