An Intensive Training in the R-CS Model & Method


Interweaving neurobiology, mindfulness and somatic, experiential psychology, the Re-Creation of the Self (R-CS) Intensive Training provides participants with theories and methods immediately applicable in both their professional and personal lives.

In R-CS, therapy is not seen as an exploration and gradual resolution of old wounds, but as a celebration of innate resources and an opportunity to re-embody an already existing core sense of Self. When, in our development, this sense of Self was opposed, we accommodated the various obstacles and hurts we endured—and protected our ultimate integrityby fragmenting our consciousness into various trance-like self-states.

Long held as habitual neural networks in the brain and body, these fragmented states of consciousness perpetuate both our illusory sense of wounding, and the limiting behaviors that follow. R-CS seeks to identify these perceived selves, and to foster disidentification from them. R-CS does not focus on the content or historical origins of these states, but instead invites people to learn to shift immediately into a more expansive, already present, preferred state.

What You Will Learn     

• A comprehensive and practical map of the structures of the Self    
• An understanding of the neurological basis of identity and stuckness     
• A clinically supported orientation towards client wholeness and resources, as opposed to pathology   
• Techniques to pursue the Ideal Self and the evolution of Selfhood     
• Refined methods for inspiring commitment and empowerment      
• New, scientifically-based perspectives on the actual nature of client change   
• Facility with navigating issues of identification and disidentification     
• Immediately applicable skills for shifting fragmented client states   
• An appreciation of the diverse roles of the therapist     

For Whom    

Grounded in mindfulness and somatic awareness, R-CS is an experiential method that offers mental health and other healing practitioners of all sorts an opportunity to enhance the effectiveness of their present work.  


Helping professionals: Basic training in the Hakomi Method recommended
Non-helping professionals: Hakomi Essential Skills or past/current enrollment in Hakomi Comprehensive or Professional Training, Level 1

For more information and articles on R-CS, please visit Jon's website


Wednesday-Sunday, June 24-28, 2020

Wed: 1:00-5:00; Thurs-Sat: 9:00-5:00, Sun: 9:00-1:00

830 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94710

Early Enrollment: $850 by May 13, 2020; $990 thereafter
Repeat Tuition: $495 (only if you have previously taken an R-CS Intensive Training offered by the Hakomi Institute of CA.  If so, use discount code EPRCSS20 during registration if prior to May 9, otherwise use discount code PRCSS20 )

VISA, MasterCard, and American Express accepted.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations welcome via email or phone. If you cancel 45 days in advance of the first day of training, you will receive a full refund less a $25 admin fee. If you cancel between 30 and 44 days in advance of the first day of training, you will receive a 50% refund less a $25 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted less than 30 days before the first day of training. No refunds will be granted for non-attendance.

Class Schedule

1:00-3:00    Learning activities
3:00-3:10 Break
3:10-5:00 Learning activities

9:00-11:00 Learning activities
11:00-11:10 Break
11:10-12:30 Learning activities
12:30-2:00 Lunch
2:00-3:20 Learning activities
3:20-3:30 Break
3:30-5:00 Learning activities

9:00-11:00 Learning activities
11:00-11:10 Break
11:10-1:00 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 is granted for lunches and breaks.

Continuing Education

Psychotherapists: This course meets the qualifications for 26 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CE provider: Hakomi Institute of California. CE approval agency: CAMFT. Provider number: 82187.

psycholigistCEULogoPsychologists: You will earn 26 CE credits for this training. CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact our administrator at For questions about CE, visit or contact David Lukoff, PhD at

View the learning objectives for this course.


Please register early as space is limited.

Registration deadline: June 17, 2020

What others have said about this training:  

"The R-CS work has continued to have a profound impact on both my practice and personal life... I'm happy to say I've been going the distance with what I've learned from you, relying on blending intuition with courage. It's a combination that keeps me at my own cutting edge."    
—Paul Woolery, MA, therapist, White Salmon, WA     

"I feel so blessed to have been part of that process towards deep change. [The work] that you and I did around Organic Self was so expansive for me... I feel that I am in a totally different place in my life than ever before... Each and every moment everything is exactly the way it is supposed to be... all I have to do is lower the mental chatter and listen for the next "right step" in my life. I honestly, for the first time in my life, feel grown up, truly an adult."        
— Andrea Kober, LMT, bodyworker, Victoria, BC     

"[The Training] has definitely advanced my psycho-spiritual understanding and consciousness. Thank you for your gifted instruction and creative genius. I really think you're onto something with this R-CS work."       
— Michael Herrmann, MSW, Ph.D., psychologist, Indianapolis, IN     

“An exceptional blend of intelligence, great determination and hugeness of heart... Jon’s R-CS model embodies and unleashes an unflagging faith in people’s goodness and power. I continue to be tremendously grateful for the influence of this work on my own development as a therapist, teacher and human being.”    
— Manny Mansbach, MFT, Director, Center for Somatic Therapy, San Francisco, CA    

"Jon Eisman is one of the most talented, inspiring and brilliant teachers of psychotherapy I have encountered in a quarter century of taking workshops and trainings in this field. The R-CS model provides a major missing link in accessing the embodied, differentiated Self in elegant and non-violent ways."    
— Rob Fisher, MFT, Hakomi Trainer & Therapist, Mill Valley, CA


Jon EiJon-photosman, the creator of the Re-Creation of the Self model, is a founding member of the International Hakomi Institute, Co-Director of The Hakomi Institute of California, and a Senior Hakomi Trainer. The author of numerous articles and Hakomi and R-CS training manuals, he is also the originator of Mindful Experiential Therapy Approaches (M.E.T.A.), both a synthesis of therapeutic modalities and a clinical collective in Portland, OR, as well as the Director of the Hakomi Institute of Oregon. For over 35 years, he has practiced and taught workshops and trainings throughout the world, and he is widely acclaimed for his teaching expertise and for the aliveness he inspires in his groups. Jon lives with his family in Boise, ID.




Selected members of our faculty offer Hakomi practice groups for students and graduates of our trainings. Practice groups focus on refining your Hakomi skills, deepening your understanding and practice of therapeutic strategy and developing your inner state as a practitioner. These small groups (usually 4 students) provide an opportunity to practice Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychology in a live setting and receive feedback from an experienced certified Hakomi trainer.

All Hakomi practice groups currently take place online. We'll transition back to live meetings in the geographical regions listed below once we're able to do so. See dates, times and costs below, and please note that all times listed are Pacific time. You're welcome to contact the individual trainers listed below to find out about new openings in their groups. These trainers can also place you on a substitute list allowing you to participate in an existing group on an intermittent basis. 

San Francisco and East Bay Online Practice Groups
Led by Scott Eaton, LMFT
For details, contact Scott at
Location: online
Group size: 4 
Frequency: Each group meets once a month online
Cost: $100
Friday 9:30-11:30
Friday 12:30-2:30

Saturday 10:00-12:00


Marin Practice Groups

Led by Rob Fisher, LMFT
For details, contact Rob at
Location: Mill Valley, CA

Group size: 4
Frequency: Every other week with ongoing commitment or possibility of subbing
Cost: $95

Monday 11:15-1:15
Wednesday 11:15-1:15 
Thursday 10:00-12:00
Friday 9:30-11:30
Friday 8:45-10:45 (couples therapy group)


Led by Shai Lavie, LMFT
For details, contact Shai at 415-608-1259 or

Location: San Anselmo, CA
Frequency: Once a month

Cost: $90
Monday 10:30-12:30 (intermediate)
Monday 10:30-12:30 (advanced)
Wednesday 7:00-9:30 pm (intermediate)
Wednesday 7:00-9:00 pm (working with emotions study group)
Thursday 7:00-9:00 pm (advanced)


Practice Groups with Manuela Mischke-Reeds, LMFT
For details, contact Manuela at
Manuela leads practice groups online.
These are fluid groups, by invitation only.


Practice Groups with Jon Eisman
Although Jon Eisman doesn't live in the Bay Area, he offers online practice sessions both for groups that form among themselves, and for individuals seeking personal consultation and development of skills. Please contact Jon directly to discuss your goals, scheduling and costs: or 541-631-9383.


Practice Groups with Susan San Tara, LMFT
For details, contact Susan at
Susan leads practice groups online.
Group size: 4-6 
Cost: $95
Focus areas: Working with the child/regressed states, attachment, working with character strategies, systems and energetic work.


Practice Groups with Dave Fish, LMFT
For details, contact Dave at
Dave leads practice groups online.
Group size: 4 
Cost: $90
Frequency: Monthly or biweekly
Day/Time: Monday 10:00-12:00


Los Angeles/Online Practice Groups
Led by Ashley Ross, LMFT
For details, contact Ashley at
Location: Online
Group size: 4
Frequency: Monthly
Cost: $90
Monday 7:00-9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00-10:00 am
Wednesday 6:30-8:30 pm
Friday 1:00-3:00 pm






The faculty of the Hakomi Institute are available for presentations to conference and agencies as well as in-service trainings at mental health clinics, hospitals, universities and counseling centers. Please contact us and we'll be happy to make arrangements to suit your needs. 


Presentations have included topics such as:

The Use of Mindfulness in Psychotherapy
Deepening Therapy
A Somatic and Experiential Approach to the Transference/Countertransference Relationship
Working Experientially in the Sandtray
The Family Trance
Experiential Couples Therapy
Inspired Teaching
Working with the Shadow
Advanced Supervision
Skills Development
The Internal Organization of the Therapist
And others


Past presentations by our faculty have included the following locations:

JFK University
California Institute of Integral Studies
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Community Institute for Psychotherapy
National Conference for Abuse and Neglect 2007 & 2008
Youth and Family Enrichment Services, San Mateo
Center for Somatic Psychotherapy
Holos Counseling Center
Pierce Street Counseling Center
Earth Circles Counseling Center
Blue Oak Counseling Center
The Marina Counseling Center
New Perspectives Counseling Center
Catholic Charities of San Francisco
Apple Family Center
Novato Center
CAMFT Master and Peer Presenter
USABP Annual Conference
The Psychotherapy Networker Conference