The Essentials: Mindful Experiential Skills for Helping Professionals
Join us for a dynamic introduction to mindfulness, somatic counseling & interpersonal attunement. The Essentials weekend offers foundational theory and practice to enhance a wide range of services, including counseling, bodywork, coaching, teaching, facilitation, community mental health, and more. Our approachable format includes exercises, lectures, discussion and reflection to build personal awareness and interpersonal skills.
Presented by: Donna Roy, CHT, LPC, Certified Hakomi Trainer
March 20 - 21
Join us for a dynamic introduction to mindfulness, somatic counseling and interpersonal attunement. The Essentials weekend offers foundational theory and practice to enhance a wide range of services, including counseling, bodywork, coaching, teaching, facilitation, community mental health, and more. Our approachable format includes exercises, lectures, discussion and reflection to build personal awareness and interpersonal skill.
M.E.T.A. and the Hakomi Method have been pioneers in the field of somatics and mindfulness for individual and community wellness. For more than 40 years, Hakomi-trained practitioners have served at the cutting edge of integrated health service, challenging the myth of the mind-body separation and expanding the profession’s trust in the inherent wholeness of human beings.
M.E.T.A. methods and educational philosophy are firmly rooted in the following Hakomi Principles:
MINDFULNESS supports studying and evolving the organization of experience. An exploratory, relaxed and alert state of consciousness, mindfulness bridges our normal, habitual thoughts and actions to the often richly non-verbal intuitions of our deeper states
NON-VIOLENCE promotes safe, non-forceful, cooperative exploration of present experience and deep respect for the integrity of living systems
MIND-BODY INTEGRATION affirms that mind and body jointly manifest and reflect the beliefs we hold about ourselves and the world
UNITY recognizes that living, organic systems are integral wholes, composed of parts, which also participate in larger systems. Individuals cannot be served separate from the collective
ORGANICITY honors the self-directing and self-correcting drive of life force and selfhood. Rather than imposing their own agenda, the therapist works cooperatively with the client’s system
Upon completion of The Essentials weekend, you will:
Explore the nuances of mindfulness and its role in the change process
Deepen your capacity to notice and track subtle experiences and states in others
Investigate the Hakomi Principles of Mindful Experiential Therapy Approaches in action
Connect with other mindful, somatic practitioners
Who will benefit from The Essentials weekend:
Experienced counselors curious about the benefits of increased mindfulness in your established practice: Bodyworkers, physicians and wellness professionals seeking interpersonal skills
New practitioners passionate about deep change
Professionals integrating mind-body perspectives into established practices
Integrative health practitioners interested in further training by leaders in the field
The Essentials weekend is taught by core M.E.T.A. faculty with support from advanced student assistants, and offered quarterly.
The Essentials weekend serves as a prerequisite for further training in M.E.T.A. and Hakomi. Successful completion of The Essentials enables a student to apply to a M.E.T.A. training program without the typical application fee. A discount code will be provided to students upon completion of The Essentials weekend.
Presenter Bio: DONNA ROY is a licensed professional counselor and certified Hakomi therapist and trainer. She has a private psychotherapy and supervision/consulting practice in Portland, Oregon, where she also administers and teaches in M.E.T.A. trainings, directs the M.E.T.A. Counseling Clinic, and guest presents in Portland State University’s Department of Counselor Education and other local organizations. She has special training in couples, marriage and family therapy, experiential dreamwork, and clinical supervision.
Donna comes to counseling with a rich international background. She lived and studied in Germany in college, was a Peace Corps volunteer in South Korea in the 1970s, and worked in Bangladesh with Save the Children as part of her master’s degree studies in intercultural administration. These experiences lead to her work with refugees on both the east and west coasts of the U.S., and to an intercultural communication consulting and training business. As an activist, she has always cared deeply about people and their gifts and about facilitating interpersonal understanding and intrapersonal awareness.
After a 20-year career in international non-profit management and intercultural communication, Donna had an epiphany about fulfilling another lifetime dream: to become a psychotherapist. This epiphany lead her (via a circuitous and personally customized route) to apprenticeships in altered state dreamwork and shamanic healing, to training as a Hakomi therapist, to graduating with an MS in counseling from Portland State University (2003), and, finally, to licensure (2007) as a licensed professional counselor (LPC).
In 2008, Donna and colleague Jon Eisman formed M.E.T.A., LLC, as an umbrella organization whose mission it is to train counselors and psychotherapists and others in mindfulness-based therapy approaches.
EVENT LOCATION: 4531 SE Belmont St, Suite 300 Portland, OR 97215
REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS: 3% fee for PayPal payments (via debit or credit card).
REGISTER HERE: https://meta-trainings.com/introductory-workshops/
CEU INFORMATION: 10 NBCC CE Available
Member Name: Laurie Adato
Organization Name: Hakomi Institute
Phone Number: (303) 499-6699
Organization Website: https://hakomiinstitute.com/