in Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy

San Francisco Bay Area

 Hakomi Professional Training Grads
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In Level 1 Hakomi Professional Training, you immersed yourself in the basic principles and practices of the Hakomi Method. In Hakomi Professional Training Level 2, you will expand your skills in Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy in three important ways: by developing your "selfhood," refining your therapeutic strategy, and by working your personal edges as a therapist through in-depth supervised practice.

In Hakomi, developing your "selfhood" means expanding your capacity to work with even the most challenging clients and situations from a deeply mindful and compassionate state. Through targeted experiential exercises and supervised practice, our Level 2 training will help you explore your organization as a therapist and surface and transform unseen patterns that limit your effectiveness with clients. Therapists often remark that the deep personal work that unfolds during their second year of Hakomi training profoundly impacts not only their therapy sessions, but their personal relationships as well.

In Level 2, you will also refine your therapeutic strategy by learning to choose the tools and interventions that are most appropriate for your clients. Through brief lectures, demos, and in-depth supervised practice, you will learn to use Hakomi's principles and practices to support clients much more confidently, fluidly and effectively. One participant said, "By the end of the second year of Hakomi training, I couldn't believe how my skills and self-awareness had grown, and how much deeper I was able to take my clients. I also felt like a more humble, peaceful and compassionate human being."

In this training, you will also:

  • Become mindful of how your core issues impact your clinical effectiveness
  • Learn how to make deeper contact with your clients through trusting your inner knowing
  • Use the simple diagnostic map of the Sensitivity Cycle to more precisely tailor your interventions
  • Develop therapeutic strategies that allow you to access core material more quickly
  • Review and deepen your skill in working with child states to bring about lasting transformation
  • Have time to discuss how to apply Hakomi to clients in your current caseload 

Because we tailor our trainings to participants' in-the-moment needs and development, the curriculum above is subject to change.

Certification in Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy

A common path for certification in the Hakomi Method is to take two years of Hakomi training followed by a period of practice and supervision. Level 2 Professional Training offers a helpful next step to any clinician interested in becoming a Certified Hakomi Therapist.

For Whom

This training is open to mental health clinicians as well as psychotherapy interns and students.


Hakomi Professional Training Level 1 or
Hakomi Comprehensive Training Level 1 and permission of the instructor

2020-2021 Schedule
(subject to change)

September 25-27, 2020
October 16-18, 2020
November 13-15, 2020          

December 4-6, 2020            
January 8-10, 2021   
February 5-7, 2021
March 5-7, 2021

Friday: 12:30-5:30
Saturday: 9:30-5:30
Sunday: 9:30-4:00

830 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA  94710


Early Enrollment: $3,595 if registered by August 14, 2020

Regular Registration: $3,995 if registered by September 18, 2020 (final registration deadline)

Repeat Tuition: $1,995 (50% off) if you're repeating this course

Upon registration, a $400 non-refundable deposit is due to hold your space in the training. The final balance for the training is due by September 18, 2020 unless a payment plan has been agreed upon by the Hakomi Institute of California prior to the training start date.  

All participants will be required to sign a contract agreeing to the financial conditions of this training. 

Visa, MasterCard, and American Express accepted.

Financial Assistance in the form of work-study is available on a limited basis. Participants interested in this option should submit a Work-Study Application by August 14, 2020.

Cancellation Policy

Participants who withdraw before the first day of the training will receive a full tuition refund less a $400 non-refundable deposit. Participants who withdraw from the first day of the training up to 9 days thereafter will receive a 70% tuition refund. After that, no refunds will be granted. There will be no refunds for non-attendance.

To Register for This Training

Click the button below to register and pay the required $400 non-refundable deposit to hold your place in the training.

Final day to register: September 18, 2020

Class Schedule

Below is the schedule for each weekend of this training:

12:30-2:00   Learning activities
2:00-2:15   Break
2:15-3:45   Learning activities
3:45-4:00   Break
4:00-5:30   Learning activities

9:30-11:15   Learning activities
11:30-1:00   Learning activities
1:00-2:30   Lunch
2:30-4:00   Learning activities
4:00-4:15   Break
4:15-5:30   Learning activities

9:30-11:15   Learning activities
11:15-11:30   Break
11:30-1:00   Learning activities
1:00-2:15   Lunch
2:15-4:00   Learning activities

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.

Course Syllabus 

All teaching is experiential and includes time for practice and feedback. Topics subject to change to meet the learning needs of students as the course progresses. 

For Further Information

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

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 15.5 hours of continuing education credit per weekend (108.5 hours total) for LMFTs, 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 a given weekend, participants must attend the entire weekend, sign in and out each day, and sign a completed evaluation form. We will email CE certificates within 30 days after each session of the course ends.

psycholigistCEULogoPsychologists: You will earn 46.5 CE credits (15.5 credits per weekend for weekends 3, 4 and 5 of the 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

Academic Credit

This training is approved by Meridian University for the Professional Specialty Program requirements towards a Master’s or Doctoral degree in psychology with a concentration in Somatic Psychology. Additional information about Meridian University’s programs can be found at


"A visionary contribution in bringing mindfulness to our therapeutic community."  - Daniel Siegel, MD, author of The Mindful Therapist

"Hakomi presents some astounding methods for getting to core material. It is well grounded in theory and revolutionary in its results."  - Association of Humanistic Psychology Newsletter

"Hakomi is an excellent system for learning key emotional intelligence skills."  - Daniel Goleman, author of the bestseller Emotional Intelligence

"Hakomi practically invented mindfulness in psychotherapy."  - Babette Rothschild, LCSW, author of The Body Remembers

"Hakomi is the absolute cutting edge of modern therapeutic technique."  - John Bradshaw, author of Bradshaw on The Family

"This training was extremely useful in increasing my effectiveness as a psychotherapist, but also in making me more aware as a person. I strongly recommend the training to anyone doing psychotherapy."  - H.C., PhD, psychologist, Stanford University

"Hakomi training deepened my therapy practice immediately. All of a sudden, my clients were discovering whole new levels of very rich awareness. My expectations for the training were high and they were met and exceeded."  - D.W., MFT

"In an environment that was safe and challenging, heartfelt and well-organized, I was able to enhance my skills as a psychotherapist and expand my personal wisdom and awareness. I highly recommend this training to anyone in the helping professions." - J.H., PhD, family therapist, associate professor, graduate psychology


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.

Jon photoJon Eisman, CHT is a founding member of the Hakomi Institute, Director of The Hakomi Institute of Oregon, and a Senior Hakomi Trainer. He has taught throughout North America, Europe and New Zealand for the past 35 years, and has developed numerous elaborations of and additions to the Hakomi Method. Jon is also the creator of the Re-Creation of the Self model, a powerful and innovative tool for working with psychological parts in therapy, group work, performance and spiritual practice. He is the author of a Hakomi Institute training manual and The Re-Creation of the Self As An Approach to Psychotherapy.

rob smRob Fisher, MA, LMFT is a Certified Hakomi Therapist and Trainer, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 22886) and a consultant and supervisor in private practice in Mill Valley, CA. He serves as an adjunct professor at John F. Kennedy University where he teaches marriage and family therapy and case consultation seminars, as well as an adjunct professor at California Institute for Integral Studies where he teaches Hakomi and a class in body-oriented psychotherapy. He also teaches couples therapy at the postgraduate level at a variety of agencies in Marin County, CA. Rob is the publisher of the Couples Psychotherapy Newsletter and the author of Experiential Psychotherapy With Couples, a Guide for the Creative Pragmatist published by Zeig/Tucker. He has been a master presenter at the annual conference of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. He is also a California State Licensed Continuing Education Provider.