Mindfulness Based Approaches 
to Healing Adult Attachment Systems


About This Training


This training presents a unique model of the Three C’s: connection, calmness and consciousness. Recent studies confirm the direct connection between secure attachment with the capacity for mindfulness, affect regulation and overall health and happiness. When we employ a secure attachment system, we feel fully alive and connected. Secondary attachment systems interfere with relationships and other functioning. Through brief lectures, demonstrations and experiential exercises, this training provides effective tools and mindfulness-based somatic interventions for recognizing and repairing attachment patterns in yourself and others. This “inside-out” approach lets you learn through direct experience. The training group becomes a powerful vehicle for change as we explore the terrain of human love and safety. Whether you are directly addressing clients’ attachment wounds or simply helping clients to feel safe and to live fully, this training will give you immediately applicable skills for clinical practice.

What You Will Learn

This training will support you to:

  • Practice mindfulness to enhance interpersonal sensitivity, therapeutic efficacy and broaden and build secure attachment systems
  • Deepen your understanding of affect regulation, its neurobiological underpinnings and its role in developing secure attachment
  • Recognize adult attachment indicators
  • Discover how your attachment system influences client interactions
  • Engage specific therapeutic strategies to mend secondary attachment systems
  • Befriend defensive responses and utilize inner resources
  • Identify and address couples’ attachment styles and relationship systems

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What Graduates Are Saying About This Training

“During this workshop, I not only learned but also experienced healing that comes through connection with a safe other being. For me this means that life suddenly offers very different possibilities.”  - Jane Warnock, psychotherapist

“Julie introduced the workshop with a simple and effective framework for healing attachment and trauma injuries…She demonstrated this process throughout the workshop by attending to the moment and having fullness of every experience.  I will certainly be attending any future workshops held by Julie as not only was the teaching wonderful, but the group was a safe and supportive place to learn.”  - Cherie Borosh, psychotherapist

For Whom

This training is designed for people who have completed Hakomi Comprehensive Training or Hakomi Professional Training and/or clinicians with equivalent experience and permission of the trainer. If you don't have prior experience with Hakomi Experiental Psychology you may be required to take a Hakomi introductory workshop.


Rudramandir, 830 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA


This training will be offered again in spring 2018. To receive a notice once this training is scheduled, please join our mailing list.



Cancellation Policy
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 30-44 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.

Registration Deadline

To register, click on the link at the bottom of this page.

Continuing Education

Psychotherapists: This course meets the qualifications for 52 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 pending.
Nurses: This course meets the qualifications for 52 contact hours of continuing education for RNs. CE Provider Eva Giedt approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider number: 14707.  Eva Giedt is a co-sponsor of this training.

For More Information

Hakomi Institute of California 
415 839-6788



Julie Murphy, MA, LMFT (#83806), Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor and international Hakomi trainer, offers over thirty years experience in consulting, teaching and the healing arts. Julie trains mental health professionals in California, Canada, Israel, Australia and New Zealand. She is a member of the adjunct faculty at John F. Kennedy University and served as an instructor in the California Institute of Integral Studies Certificate Program in Mindfulness and Compassion in Psychotherapy. She presents at national conferences including the Nondual Wisdom Conference. With decades of experience in meditation and contemplative practices, Julie specializes in attachment theory, addiction counseling, creative expression and developing mindfulness and compassion in relationships. She maintains a private practice in Santa Cruz, California, working with individuals, couples and adolescents.