An Introduction to Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychology

About This Workshop

The ability to connect deeply begins with the self. When we are connected to our own authentic sense of self, true openhearted connection to others becomes possible and leaves us feeling more alive and engaged in our world.

Unfortunately, the experience of heartfelt connection eludes many of us, often leading to misunderstanding, emptiness, and a diminished satisfaction in life. Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychology offers a roadmap for true connection. Integrating the use of mindfulness and the body, participants will be guided through experiences of self-discovery that elucidate how we hold ourselves in relation to others. We will then begin to cultivate new ways of paying attention that are designed to increase connection, deepen interpersonal encounters and encourage the experience of feeling alive in our bodies.

In an environment of loving kindness, learning and fun, this workshop will nourish the soul and create opportunities for self-understanding, healing and growth.

In this workshop, you will learn:
•    A basic orientation to Hakomi
•    How to cultivate a sense of safety, sensitivity, compassion and respect that inspires growth and healing
•    How to listen to and use the body to connect more deeply with life

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.


Saturday, July 13, 2019; 9:30-5:00

Temple Dara

4920 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA  94609

Early Enrollment: $160 by June 1, 2019; $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

All teaching is experiential and includes time for practice and feedback. 
Schedule subject to change.

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. To receive CE credit for this course, participants must attend the entire workshop. 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.


Please register early as space is limited.

Registration deadline: July 11, 2019

For More Informatio

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


Susan1Susan San Tara, MA, LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 43157) and Certified Hakomi Therapist and Teacher. 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.

Attune to your clients and create a strong relational field by tracking their somatic experience