SOMATIC TOOLS FOR COUPLES THERAPY
Uncovering the Root of Relationship Challenges without Using Words

 

About This Workshop

Communication in relationships is strongly influenced by the non-verbal signals that couples send each other through tone of voice, eye gaze, body posture, quality of touch etc. Therefore, tracking the body and using experiential somatic exercises (called “experiments”) can be powerful tools for revealing and transforming couples’ unconscious patterns.

In this workshop, we will apply techniques from Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychology, to working with couples. Therapists from any background or training will gain additional tools for identifying and transforming relationship patterns. This workshop also serves as an introduction to the “Experiential Therapy With Couples” training planned for later in 2018 and for other Hakomi trainings.

What you will learn:

  • Tracking somatic cues that point to attachment and other relationship patterns
  • Using the body to reveal unconscious patterns
  • Using simple experiments that can be applied to a wide variety of issues with couples
  • Developing familiarity with several Hakomi techniques


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 Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychology.


Logistics

When
Saturday, April 14, 2018; 9:30-5:00

Where
Rudramandir
830 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 95710

Cost
Early Enrollment: $160 by March 3, 2018; $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

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 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.


Registration

Please register early as space is limited.

Registration deadline: April 12, 2018


For More Informatio
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For further details, including accommodation for special needs or information about our grievance process, please contact our administrator at 415-839-6788 or contact@hakomiCA.org.


Instructor

Gal SzekelyGal Szekely, MA, LMFT is a Certified Hakomi Therapist and Teacher and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 50301) with a private practice in San Francisco. Gal is passionate about working with couples and individuals on relationship issues and is the founder of The Couples Center, a relationship counseling and education center. An experienced speaker, Gal gives talks all around the Bay Area on the issues of relationships and cultural differences. In addition to a master's degree in Counseling Psychology, Gal also holds a master's in Social-Organizational Psychology and has a background in the business world and as a management consultant. He has also taught a course in somatic couples therapy at the California Institute of Integral Studies. His work is influenced by a long time meditation practice, his appreciation of the body and a multicultural background.