HAKOMI MINDFUL SOMATIC PSYCHOLOGY

An Experiential Introduction 

 

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 some basic skills of Hakomi, a method that has been utilizing mindfulness and the body for over thirty years.

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • The five basic principles of Hakomi and how they apply to psychological healing and growth
  • How to shift into loving presence: a little known state that allows your work with clients to go safer and deeper
  • Hakomi's unique approach to using mindfulness and the body to transform core wounding

This is a hands-on workshop; you’ll have an opportunity to practice the skills you’re learning in a gentle and safe environment.  

View the educational goal and learning objectives for this course


Course Format

This course consists of two online learning segments:

  • 1.5 hours of self-paced learning that you’ll complete at your own pace in the two weeks prior to our live Zoom class (brief video talks, Hakomi demo session, articles and handouts)
  • 4.5 hours of online instructor-led classroom training via Zoom with plenty of opportunities for hands-on learning, including breakout groups where you can practice new skills in a gentle and safe environment


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.

Read more about the Hakomi Method.


Logistics

When
Self-directed class materials: Available online 2/14/21 through 3/7/21
Instructor-led online class: Sunday, February 28, 2021, 10:00-12:30 and 2:00-4:30

Where
Online

Cost
Early Enrollment: $160 by January 15, 2021; $195 thereafter

VISA, MasterCard and American Express accepted

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received by email or phone by February 13th 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

10:00-11:15   Learning activities
11:15-11:30      Break
11:30-12:30   Learning activities
12:30-2:00   Lunch
2:00-3:15   Learning activities
3:15-3:30   Break
3:30-4:30   Learning activities

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


Continuing Education

Psychotherapists: Hakomi Institute of California is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs. Hakomi Institute of California maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. This course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CE approval agency: CAMFT. Provider number: 82187. We will email CE certificates within 30 days after the course ends. Participants must sign in to our online CE sign up sheet and submit a signed course evaluation to receive CE credit for this course.


Registration

Please register early as space is limited.

Registration deadline: Februrary 12, 2021


For More Informatio
n

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


Instructors

ShaiShai Lavie, MA, LMFT, is a Certified Hakomi Therapist and Trainer and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#35526) with a private practice in San Anselmo, CA. Shai has been practicing Vipassana meditation for 30 years, has studied numerous psychological and spiritual approaches to human growth, and is certified in the Somatic Experiencing method of working with trauma. Shai serves as adjunct professor at Sofia University (formerly the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology), has taught for other graduate programs, and has led trainings for numerous organizations, both in California and internationally.