HEART SONG

A Music and Mindfulness Event with
Lior Tsarfaty and Rob Fisher


Co-Sponsored by Chochmat Halev 
and Hakomi Institute of California

 

Since ancient times, music has been used to connect us to our internal world and to help us explore different parts of ourselves.

We would like to invite you to a unique opportunity to celebrate the connection between sounds, voice, silence, music and our inner experience.

In this workshop we will explore your essential self through mindfulness and the soul connecting quality of music. No musical ability is necessary. You can be tone deaf! Music has the capacity to touch us very deeply, evoke our feelings, move our bodies and inspire our spirits. 

We are born with an innate sense of love, personal mission, natural self expression, authenticity and grace that often becomes compromised through the inevitable hurts and disappointments that wound us, and around which we tend to contract away from our essence. This workshop is designed to help you reconnect with what is deepest in you, the music of your soul, the richness of your own song that is longing to be sung.  You will be supported in embodying your own uniqueness in a safe, gentle and music filled environment where you can rediscover yourself in connection with others.

  • Experience the difference between your organic and your strategic selves.
  • Allow music to begin the process of healing the wounds which separated you from yourself and yourself from others
  • Reconnect with your own uniqueness
  • Connect with others from a place of authenticity and celebration through music
  • Listen to a small group sing specifically to your heart
  • Participate in music that will evoke your compassion for self others
  • Use traditional music from different parts of the world and modern exercises to bring our attention inward.
  • Use music as a tool for transformation and growth.
  • Experience the difference between your organic and your strategic selves.
  • Learn how to use sound to become more present to your inner self

This is a practical workshop that offers both a theoretical foundation for working with dreams and an experiential methodology that can immediately be integrated into therapeutic practice.


For Whom

The workshop is open and relevant to both clinicians and the general public and serves as prerequisite hours for Hakomi Comprehensive Training. Clinicians will leave with immediately applicable skills.


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 Mindful Somatic Psychology.


Logistics

When
Sunday, December 10, 2017; 9:30-4:30

Location
Chochmat Halev
2215 Prince St.
Berkeley, CA  94705

Cost
Early Enrollment: $95 by November 30, 2017; $125 thereafter

VISA, Mastercard and American Express accepted

Cancellation Policy
Sorry, no refunds. Your tuition can, however, be transferred to another person of your choice.


Class Schedule

9:30-11:00 Learning activities
11:00-11:10      Break
11:10-12:30 Learning activities
12:30-2:00 Lunch
2:00-3:30 Learning activities
3:30-3:40 Break
3:40-4:30 Learning activities

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

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, sign in and out each day, and submit a signed evaluation form.


Registration

Please register early as space is limited.

Registration deadline: December 8, 2017


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 contact@hakomiCA.org


Instructors

rob1Rob Fisher, MFT (LMFT 22886), is a composer, author and internationally acclaimed trainer who teaches mindfulness, nature therapy and couples therapy in the US, Europe, Australia and Asia. A Certified Hakomi Therapist and Trainer, Rob is the author of Experiential Psychotherapy With Couples, A Guide for the Creative Pragmatist as well as chapters and articles on couples therapy and the psychodynamic use of mindfulness for Psychotherapy Networker, The Therapist, The Journal Of Couples Therapy, the USA Body Psychotherapy Journal, Psychotherapy in Australia and others. An advocate of the use of mindfulness and present moment experience in psychotherapy Rob serves as adjunct professor at JFK University. As a co-developer of the Mindfulness and Compassion in Psychotherapy Certificate Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies, he has brought together many leaders in the realms of mindfulness and psychotherapy to create one of the only programs in the US that teaches not just psychotherapeutic skills and techniques, but also helps participants develop their internal state.

 

Lior Tsarfaty photoLior Tsarfaty is an internationally touring musician and recording artist. He weaves music and various healing modalities to create transformative experiences for his audience and clients. He does music "peace work" with Muslims and Jews and offers mindfulness and chanting workshops in the Bay Area and Israel. Lior has developed a unique and successful method of working musically with Alzheimer patients. His groundbreaking work is featured in the film There is a Place Your can also hear Lior's music here.

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About This Workshop


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 Mindful Somatic Psychology.


Logistics

When
Day, Date; Time

Location
Address

Cost
Early Enrollment: $Early Bird Amount by Early Bird Date; Regular Cost -  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. 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: This course meets the qualifications for ### 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, sign in and out each day, and submit a signed evaluation form.


Registration

Please register early as space is limited.

Registration deadline: Deadline Date


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 contact@hakomiCA.org


Instructor

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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-directed learning (brief video talks, Hakomi demo session, articles and handouts) that you’ll complete at your own pace in the two weeks prior to our live Zoom class 
  • 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 12/30/20 through 1/23/21
Instructor-led online class: Saturday, January 16, 2021, 10:00-5:00

Where
Online

Cost
Early Enrollment: $160 by November 6, 2020; $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

10:00-11:20 Learning activities
11:20-11:30    Break
11:30-12:30 Learning activities
12:30-2:00 Lunch
2:00-3:20 Learning activities
3:20-3:30 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: December 30, 2020


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 contact@hakomiCA.org


Instructors

Susan1Susan San Tara, MA, LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 43157) and Certified Hakomi Therapist and Trainer. She has been in private practice seeing couples and individuals since 2000. In 2007, Susan co-founded Anam Cara, a community based therapy center in Berkeley, CA. Susan has taught many workshops to both clinical professionals and the general public, and also has served as adjunct assistant teaching staff for the California Institute of Integral Studies. Susan received a master's degree in Transpersonal Counseling from John F. Kennedy University. In addition to body-centered and mindfulness-focused psychotherapy, Susan has studied eco-psychology, Amazonian shamanism, energy systems, and earth-based healing approaches for over 20 years. Weaving wisdom from the natural world, the poetry embedded in the body, a love of the divine mystery, and a profound respect for the human creature are the cornerstones of her work. Essential to Susan’s therapeutic and teaching work is her warm, nurturing, and friendly style, which sets the tone for a dynamic growth environment.

 

Ashley RossAshley Ross, MA, LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#102641), a certified Hakomi teacher and a holistic reproductive health practitioner. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa and attended The Wright Institute in Berkeley, where she earned her Masters in Counseling Psychology. Prior to attaining her MFT license, Ashley provided counseling to adults, couples and children and designed and facilitated support groups in a variety of settings. She has been a part of the Hakomi community since 2006. Ashley is currently in private practice in Los Angeles where she works with individuals, couples and groups. Ashley’s dual training in somatic psychotherapy and holistic health opened her to the benefits of using our bodies to achieve an integrated state of wellbeing. She brings this sense, along with a deep love of our messy humanness, to her work and teaching.