Our faculty offers a number of Hakomi Practice groups to students and graduates of our trainings.  These small groups (usually 4 students unless otherwise indicated) provide an opportunity to practice the Hakomi Method in a live setting and receive feedback from one of our experienced Certified Hakomi trainers. The focus is on deepening the underlying skills involved in the practice of Hakomi, developing understanding of therapeutic strategy, and exploring the internal state of the therapist. These groups are offered in various formats throughout the Bay Area. Please contact individual trainers about openings or to be put on a substitute list.

East Bay Practice Groups

Led by Scott Eaton, LMFT in Emeryville. Each group has 4 members.
    Friday Group
    Date/Time: 12:15-2:15 once a month
    Cost: $85
    Saturday Groups  
    Two groups; each meets monthly from 10:00-12:30.
    Cost: $105

Marin Practice Groups

Led by Rob Fisher, LMFT in Mill Valley. Each group has 4 members.
    Frequency: every other week with ongoing commitment or possibility of subbing.
    Dates/Time: several groups are offered on a bi-weekly basis:
    Monday: 11:15 -1:15
    Wednesday: 11:15 - 1:15
    Thursday: 10 - 12
    Friday: 9:30 - 11:30
Friday: 8:45 - 10:45 Couples Therapy Group
    Cost: $90

Marin Practice Groups

Led by Shai Lavie, LMFT in San Anselmo

    Intermediate Level Monday Groups
    Date/Time: 10:30am-12:30pm (or 11am-1pm); two groups, each meets once a month
    Cost: $85

    Advanced Level Monday Group
    Date/Time: 10:30am-12:30pm, once a month
    Cost: $85

    Advanced Level Wednesday Evening Group
    Date/Time: 7pm-9:30pm, once a month
    Cost: $85

    Advanced Level Thursday Evening Group
    Date/Time: 7pm-9:00pm, once a month
    Cost: $85

San Francisco Practice Group

Led by Scott Eaton, LMFT in San Francisco (Castro district). Each group has 4 members.
    Friday Group
    Meets monthly 11:30-1:30
    Cost: $85

Peninsula Practice/Consultation Groups

Led by Manuela Mischke-Reeds, LMFT in Menlo Park

    Practice groups meet every month with ongoing commitment. Possibilities for subbing.

    Dates/Times:  Monday:10-12 &  2-4; alternate Wednesdays: 8-10, 10-12,  9-11, 11-1, 2-4.
    For more specifics please inquire:
    Groups meet once a month.
    Cost: $90

Practice Groups with Jon Eisman

Since Jon Eisman does not live in the Bay Area, he does not offer regularly scheduled practice groups. However, practice and tutorial groups with him can be arranged on a contracted basis. Typically, a group of students decide they would like to have a weekend immersion in the work, and they contact Jon to discuss options, availability and costs. If you are interested in this possibility, please contact Jon directly at (208) 519-4931 or


The Trainers of the Hakomi Institute of California offer both individual consultations and group supervision for your clinical work with clients. Specific applications of the work to e.g. couples therapy, families, trauma, attachment issues with clients are also explored. Current ongoing supervision and consultation groups include:

East Bay Supervision Group

Led by Scott Eaton, MFT in Emeryville. 6 people.
This is a group to consult about your clients.  Open to interns and licensed MFTs. Group is mainly composed of interns earning hours towards licensure. Hakomi experience is not a prerequisite.
    Dates/Times: Meets every Thursday from 1:00-3:00
    Cost:  $50/week

Peninsula Consultation

Led by Manuela Mischke-Reeds, LMFT in Menlo Park
Private consultation for therapists and interns available. Please inquire:

Scott Eaton, LMFT: (415) 487-1705,
Rob Fisher, LMFT: (415) 389-6340,
Manuela Mischke-Reeds, LMFT, (650) 862-3010,
Shai Lavie, LMFT, (415) 608-1259,
Jon Eisman,  (208) 519-4931,