EMBODIED PSYCHOTHERAPY
An Introduction to the Hakomi Method

 

About This Workshop

Have you been aware of your client’s physical presence, the way they sit, a repetitive gesture, the tightening of their shoulders but haven’t known how to include it in the therapeutic process? Have you wanted to work more somatically but haven’t had the tools?

By bringing mindful awareness to the body – our own and our client's – we begin to develop an exquisite sensitivity and attunement to others. Learn to listen and support the deep intelligence of your client's physical experience. By slowing down and creating physical experiments in mindfulness, we begin to access and transform habitual and limiting patterns. In this one-day workshop, an overview of the Hakomi Method will be presented and we will explore through lecture, demonstrations and experiential learning, ways to include the body in the therapeutic process.

In this workshop:

  • Learn to work experientially using gesture, posture, impulse, sensation, and touch
  • Begin to translate the language of the body into words, images and memories
  • Find creative ways to work with the body that are gentle and effective

This workshop serves as an introduction to the Hakomi Method of Experiential Psychology. It will provide an experiential overview as well as include skills and theory that are unique to Hakomi.  The workshop is open and relevant to both clinicians and the general public; clinicians will leave with immediately applicable tools.


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.


Logistics

When
Saturday, July 9, 2016; 9:30-5:00

Where
Anam Cara Therapy Center,
2915 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94703

Cost
Early Enrollment: $160 by May 27, 2016; $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 cancellations received after the cancellation deadline.


Continuing Education

MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs:  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 provider: Hakomi Institute of California. Provider number: PCE 4355.

Nurses: This course meets the qualifications for 6 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.


Registration

Please register early as space is limited.

Registration deadline: July 6, 2016


For More Informatio
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For further details please call 415-839-6788 or email contact@hakomiCA.org.


Instructor

SusanSusan 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, California. 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 masters 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.