A Refresher Course for
Hakomi Students and Practitioners


Working with child states of consciousness is a key component of Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychology. Although "working with the child" provides much of the sparkle and magic in our work, it can take years to master. Mastery comes first by honing your ability to see the child within, and second, through learning how to respond to clients in the child state in ways that open avenues for healing.

This experiential refresher course will cover the basics of child state theory through the Hakomi lens and provide ample opportunities for refining your work with child states through inner exploration of child territories, experiential exercises, and live demonstration. We will offer supported group practices to teach by doing, so please be prepared to delve into the living child realm with classmates as both client and practitioner. Come learn to offer missed attention, experience, and relationship to the child that lives under and through all adults.

For Whom

This refresher course is open and relevant to both Hakomi students who meet the prerequisites below and seasoned Hakomi practitioners who would benefit from review and deepening in working with child states.


Hakomi Comprehensive Training Level 1 or Hakomi Professional Training Level 1



April 13-15, 2018; Friday 1:30-5:00, Saturday 9:30-5:00, Sunday 9:30-3:00

Temple Dara
4920 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609

Early Enrollment: $395 by March 23, 2018; $495 thereafter

VISA, MasterCard and American Express accepted

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received by email or phone fourteen days in advance of a the start date of this training 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

1:30-3:15   Learning activities
3:15-3:30      Break
3:30-5:00   Learning activities
9:30-11:00   Learning activities
11:00-11:15   Break
11:15-1:00   Learning activities
1:00-2:15   Lunch
2:15-3:30   Learning activities
3:30-3:45   Break
3:45-5:00   Learning activities
9:30-10:45   Learning activities
10:45-11:00   Break
11:00-12:30   Learning activities
12:30-1:45   Lunch
1:45-3:00   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 13 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.


Please register early as space is limited.

Registration deadline: April 11, 2018

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, 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 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.