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 12/30/20 through 1/23/21
Instructor-led online class: Saturday, January 16, 2021, 10:00-12:30 and 2:00-4:30

Where
Online

Cost
Early Enrollment: $160 by December 4, 2020; $195 thereafter

VISA, MasterCard and American Express accepted

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received by email or phone by December 29th 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: December 30, 2020


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

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.