A Mindfulness-Based Exploration in Nature


Many factors take us away from ourselves: rules about how to be and not be, shame, rejection; even in our attempts to lead productive lives, we often tend to forget ourselves. We contract and become disconnected from our essential natures and from nature itself.

In this outdoor workshop we will use mindfulness and compassion practices to open a gentle space in which we can use the deep resources of nature to come back to our hearts and to our essential selves.

You will have the opportunity to explore on your own in nature in mini quests, with partners and in group council. You’ll make natural mandalas and wild temples, use movement practices and commune with stones and trees to explore your deepest sense of yourself and what you are doing here.

In this workshop you will learn to:

  • Use nature and mindfulness to deepen your compassion for yourself and others
  • Go on a search in the woods or meadows to find what is really important to you
  • Utilize mindfulness to deepen your experience of yourself and the natural environment
  • Employ nature art outdoors to more deeply explore the inner workings of your psyche and integrate new material and insight
  • Discover in nature how you hold yourself back from yourself

For Whom

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


About Hakomi

Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy offers an elegant, comprehensive and highly effective approach to human change. Hakomi combines mindfulness, unique and powerful somatic techniques, and a focus on present experience to access and transform deeply held, life-limiting core beliefs. For over 30 years Hakomi has pioneered and integrated the use of mindfulness in the human change process. It is backed by thousands of hours of clinical applications and research into the neurological underpinnings of mindfulness. Psychotherapists can successfully use Hakomi in a wide range of applications including individual, couples and family therapy and group work. The Hakomi Method also offers cutting-edge skills for coaches, health professionals and others who work to support human change and growth.

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Saturday, August 3, 2019; 9:30-5:00

Private Residence, Mill Valley

Early Enrollment: $160 by June 22, 2019; $195 thereafter

VISA, MasterCard and American Express accepted

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received by email or phone seven days in advance of a 1-day workshop or fourteen days in advance of a 2 or 3-day workshop will receive a full refund minus a $25 administrative fee. There will be no refunds for non-attendance or cancellations received after the cancellation deadline.

Class Schedule

The schedule below applies to both our one-day and two-day workshops:

9:30-11:00   Learning activities
11:00-11:10      Break
11:10-12:30   Learning activities
12:30-1:40   Lunch
1:40-3:00   Learning activities
3:00-3:10   Break
3:10-5:00   Learning activities

Schedule subject to change. All teaching is experiential and includes time for practice and feedback.

Continuing Education

Psychotherapists: This course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CE approval agency: CAMFT. Provider number: 82187. To receive CE credit for this course, participants must attend the entire workshop. As an approved continuing education provider, Hakomi Institute of California is required to award CE credit for instructional time only; no CE credit will be granted for lunches and breaks.


Please register early as space is limited.

Registration deadline: August 1, 2019

For More Information

For further details, including accommodation of special needs and information about our grievance process, please contact our administrator at 415-839-6788 or


ArticlePhotoRob Fisher, MFT (#22886), is a psychotherapist, consultant and CAMFT certified supervisor in private practice in Mill Valley, CA. He is an adjunct professor at JFK University and the co-developer and lead instructor in the Certificate Program in Mindfulness and Compassion for Psychotherapists at CIIS in San Francisco. He is also a Certified Hakomi Trainer who teaches Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy internationally.

Hu Ting Ting, MA is a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) qualified teacher originally from Beijing, China who teaches Mindfulness and the Heart of Nature workshops with Rob internationally. She is a co-founder of Teach for China, the largest non-profit educational agency in China. She consults to corporations in mindfulness programming, maintains a mindfulness coaching practice, and has taught mindfulness in the psychology department of Beijing University. She is a popular teacher in China, sometimes attracting online crowds of over 30,000 people for her talks. She now lives in the US and is married to Rob.