Part of an introductory series to the Hakomi Method 


General Information

Over several decades, the Hakomi Method has innovated ways of utilizing mindfulness to illuminate how we organize ourselves at the most fundamental levels. In this one-day workshop, we will explore the advanced use of mindfulness as a therapeutic ally. We will explore how mindfulness, when held in the relational "bubble" that characterizes Hakomi, not only facilitates new levels of self-discovery, but also can open previously stuck doors to new and creative possibility. We will pay special attention to the quality of "held experience" that characterizes both skillful mindfulness and good attachment experiences.  We will discuss the neuroscience of "held experience" and engage several small group exercises to put it into practice.

For Whom
The workshop is open and relevant to both clinicians and the general public and serves as prerequisite hours for The Hakomi Professional Training and Hakomi Comprehensive Training.

About Hakomi 
The Hakomi Method of Experiential Psychotherapy is an elegant, comprehensive and highly effective approach to human change. Hakomi combines mindfulness, the body, and 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 psychodynamic process. It is backed by thousands of hours of clinical applications and research into the neurological underpinnings of mindfulness. Hakomi can be successfully applied throughout a wide range of therapeutic applications (such as individual, couples and family therapy, group work) as well as in educational settings to facilitate self-exploration and personal growth.

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Date: Sunday, December 15, 2013

Time: 9:30am -5:00pm

Location: San Rafael, CA

• Early Enrollment by December 1: $125
• Regular: $160

VISA & Mastercard accepted.

Enrollment Deadline
Final deadline to Enroll: Friday, December 13.  Please register before the workshop date as we can not accommodate walk-ins.   If the workshop is listed as full, you can still contact the Hakomi Institute and request to be put on a waiting list.    

Cancellation Policy   
Cancellations received by mail 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 cancellations received after the cancellation deadline.   

CEU’s Offered   
MFT & LCSW: This course meets the requirements for 6 hours of Continuing Education Units for MFTs and LCSW’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider # PCE 4355.
Nurses: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 14707 (a co-sponsor of this training), for 6 hours.  

To Register
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More Information   
Contact Hakomi Institute of California (415) 839-6788 or email contact@HakomiCA.org.

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ShaiShai Lavie, M.A., M.F.T, is a Certified Hakomi Therapist and Teacher with a private practice in San Rafael. He is also certified in the Somatic Experiencing method of working with trauma. Shai has conducted trainings at dozens of local agencies, universities, and counseling centers. Shai also leads transformational groups with adults and has led therapeutic groups in Bay Area high schools for 13 years, as well as numerous wilderness-based Rites of Passage programs. Shai has been practicing Vipassana meditation for over 20 years. Please look for articles from Shai Lavie in the Sept/Oct 2011 issue of Psychotherapy Networker ("In Search of a Lost Self") and in the Sept/Oct 2011 issue of The California Therapist ("Mindfulness-Based Family Therapy").