An Exploration of Your Essential Self through Music and Mindfulness

Co-Sponsored by Chochmat HaLev 
and Hakomi Institute of California


Since ancient times, music has been used to connect us to our internal world and to help us explore different parts of ourselves.

We would like to invite you to a unique opportunity to celebrate the connection between sounds, voice, silence, music and our inner experience.

In this workshop we will explore your essential self through mindfulness and the soul connecting quality of music. No musical ability is necessary. You can be tone deaf! Music has the capacity to touch us very deeply, evoke our feelings, move our bodies and inspire our spirits. 

We are born with an innate sense of love, personal mission, natural self expression, authenticity and grace that often becomes compromised through the inevitable hurts and disappointments that wound us, and around which we tend to contract away from our essence. This workshop is designed to help you reconnect with what is deepest in you, the music of your soul, the richness of your own song that is longing to be sung. You will be supported in embodying your own uniqueness in a safe, gentle and music filled environment where you can rediscover yourself in connection with others.

  • Allow music to begin the process of healing the wounds that separate you from yourself and yourself from others
  • Reconnect with your own uniqueness
  • Connect with others from a place of authenticity and celebration through music
  • Listen to a small group sing specifically to your heart
  • Participate in music that will evoke your compassion for self and others
  • Use traditional music from different parts of the world and modern exercises to bring our attention inward
  • Use music as a tool for transformation and growth
  • Experience the difference between your organic and your strategic selves
  • Learn how to use sound to become more present to your inner self

This is a practical workshop that offers both a theoretical foundation for working with dreams and an experiential methodology that can immediately be integrated into therapeutic practice.

For Whom

The workshop is open and relevant to both clinicians and the general public. Clinicians will leave with immediately applicable skills.

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 Mindful Somatic Psychology.


Sunday, October 27, 2019; 9:30-4:30

Chochmat HaLev
2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA  94705

Early Enrollment: $95 by September 20, 2019; $125 thereafter

VISA, MasterCard and American Express accepted

Cancellation Policy
Sorry, no refunds. Your tuition can, however, be transferred to another person of your choice.

Class Schedule

9:30-11:00 Learning activities
11:00-11:10      Break
11:10-12:30 Learning activities
12:30-2:00 Lunch
2:00-3:30 Learning activities
3:30-3:40 Break
3:40-4:30 Learning activities

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

This course meets the qualifications for 5 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, sign in and out each day, and submit a signed evaluation form.


Please register early as space is limited.

Registration deadline: October 25, 2019

For More Information

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


rob1Rob Fisher, MFT (LMFT 22886), is a composer, author and internationally acclaimed trainer who teaches mindfulness, nature therapy and couples therapy in the US, Europe, Australia and Asia. A Certified Hakomi Therapist and Trainer, Rob is the author of Experiential Psychotherapy With Couples, A Guide for the Creative Pragmatist as well as chapters and articles on couples therapy and the psychodynamic use of mindfulness for Psychotherapy Networker, The Therapist, The Journal Of Couples Therapy, the USA Body Psychotherapy Journal, Psychotherapy in Australia and others. An advocate of the use of mindfulness and present moment experience in psychotherapy, Rob serves as adjunct professor at JFK University. As a co-developer of the Mindfulness and Compassion in Psychotherapy Certificate Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies, he has brought together many leaders in the realms of mindfulness and psychotherapy to create one of the only programs in the US that not only teaches psychotherapeutic skills and techniques, but also helps participants develop their internal state.


Lior Tsarfaty photoLior Tsarfaty is an internationally touring musician and recording artist. He weaves music and various healing modalities to create transformative experiences for his audience and clients. He does music "peace work" with Muslims and Jews and offers mindfulness and chanting workshops in the Bay Area and Israel. Lior has developed a unique and successful method of working musically with Alzheimer patients. His groundbreaking work is featured in the film There is a PlaceYou can also hear Lior's music here.