Level 2


In Hakomi Comprehensive Training Level 2, you will deepen your Hakomi skills in a supportive community, receive coaching to help you break free of unconscious patterns that limit your success when working with clients, and learn powerful therapeutic maps and strategies for making your work with clients more effective and transformative, including the Hakomi Character Map. For those who want to take their Hakomi work to both the greatest heights and depths, Level 2 of the Hakomi Comprehensive Training provides the most complete path.

For Whom

This training is open to graduates of the Level 1 Hakomi Comprehensive Training.

What You Will Learn

In this hands-on, experiential training, you'll learn how to:

  • Deepen your skills in contact, tracking, accessing, experiments and working with the child
  • Distinguish trauma from other types of developmental issues and support clients with a history of trauma
  • Recognize and shift limiting transference and countertransference patterns taking place between you and your clients
  • Use the Hakomi Character Map to deepen your own self-awareness and personal healing and strengthen your ability to be compassionately and mindfully present with your clients
  • Use principles from attachment theory to strength your work
  • Use the Hakomi Character Map and Sensitivity Cycle to make your client work more focused and effective

The curriculum for this training is framed around four general areas of study:

1. Enhanced Skills: We'll revisit the foundational Hakomi topics taught in Level 1 in greater depth. In addition to refining your existing skills, you'll learn sophisticated new techniques. We'll look more carefully at the ways the Hakomi Method allows clients to study present experience, you'll learn powerful somatic techniques for approaching the core of the Self, and we'll investigate in great detail how psychological change actually takes place.

2. Therapeutic Strategy and Maps: You'll learn specific and effective ways to understand and manage the overall flow of client work. This will allow you to shift from exercising instinctive, reflexive skills to making deliberate strategic choices in supporting your clients' evolution. To support this more focused approach to client work, you'll learn powerful clinical maps, including the Hakomi Character Map, the Hakomi Sensitivity Cycle and Interactive Systems.

3. The Being of the Therapist: Perhaps most importantly, Level 2 focuses lovingly on both strengthening your individual resources and examining the personal obstacles you bring to your practice. In a spirit of support and caring, we'll work to identify and resolve specific psychological material that may be limiting your effectiveness. We'll also support you to find your own distinct style and orientation to working that incorporates your unique vision and talents.

4. Integration of Other Psychological Work: To ensure that you're a well-rounded practitioner, we believe that several key psychological theories and methods are important to integrate with the Hakomi Method. Level 2 will help you to integrate and strengthen your Hakomi skills with a basic understanding of trauma work, attachment theory and a Hakomi-inspired parts work method called Re-Creation of the Self.

Teaching Style

In this training, you'll learn through short talks, unique skill-based experiential exercises, supervised practice, demonstrations and assigned readings. You'll participate in regular supervised practice and receive supportive feedback from dedicated and knowledgeable teaching assistants. This feedback will provide opportunities to celebrate what's working, refine what needs attention, and to evolve personal edges that may be limiting your success. Our learning environment is relaxed and participatory with numerous opportunities to practice new skills with other group members, both in and out of class.


May 15-17 (online)
June 19-21 (online)
July 17-19 (online)
August 21-23 (online)
Sept 11-13
Oct 9-11
Nov 13-15
Dec 11-13
Jan 29-31 

Dates subject to change. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, training format is subject to change from live training to a mix of live and online instruction.


Friday 9:30-5:30   
Saturday 9:30-5:30
Sunday 9:30-4:00

If online sessions are offered for a given training module, live Zoom sessions will be offered:

Friday 2:00-4:30
Saturday 10:00-12:30 and 2:00-4:30
Sunday 10:00-12:30


Rudramandir, 830 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94710   


Hakomi Comprehensive Training Level 1


Regular Tuition: $4995 if registered by our final registration deadline of April 30, 2020 (less $300 COVID-19 discount)

Early Registration Discount: $4495 if registered by April 1, 2020 (less $300 COVID-19 discount)

Work-Study Discount: Additional tuition reduction in exchange for work-study duties is available on a limited basis to students who submit a Work-Study ApplicationWork-study applications must be received by April 1, 2020.

Repeat Discount: Students repeating this training may enroll for one half the cost of regular tuition ($2495), space permitting. To register as a repeat student, please email contact@HakomiCA.org or call 415-839-6788.  

Payment plans are available. After paying your $400 non-refundable deposit, you can make either 3 payments in March, June, and September or 9 payments starting in March and ending in November. (A $15 administrative fee is added to each transaction.) Students must complete all payments before the last training session starts. All students are required to sign a contract agreeing to the financial conditions of the training.  

Tuition balance is due by February 28, 2020 unless a payment plan has been agreed upon by the Institute and the student prior to the training start date. VISA, MasterCard and American Express are accepted. 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations accepted via email or phone. Participants who withdraw before the first day of training will receive a full tuition refund less their $400 non-refundable deposit. Participants who withdraw up to 9 days after the first day of training will receive an 80% refund and will be responsible for paying 20% of their contracted tuition amount. No refunds will be granted after that time or for any future non-attendance.  

To Register for This Training

Click the button below to register for this training and pay the required $400 deposit.

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Work-Study Application

Class Schedule

Below is the schedule for each weekend of this training:

Fridays and
9:30-11:15 Learning activities
11:15-11:30 Break
11:30-1:00 Learning activities
1:00-2:30 Lunch
2:30-3:45 Learning activities
3:45-4:00   Break
4:00-5:30   Learning activities

9:30-10:30   Learning activities
10:30-10:45   Break
10:45-12:00   Learning activities
12:00-1:00   Lunch
1:00-2:30   Learning activities
2:30-2:45   Break
2:45-4:00   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: Hakomi Institute of California is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs. Hakomi Institute of California maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. This course meets the qualifications for 17 hours of continuing education credit per weekend (153 hours total) for LMFTs, 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 a given weekend, participants must attend the entire weekend, sign in and out each day, and submit a signed evaluation form. We will email CE certificates within 30 days after each session of the course ends.

Academic Credit

This training is approved by Meridian University for the Professional Specialty Program requirements towards a Master’s or Doctoral degree in psychology with a concentration in Somatic Psychology. Additional information about Meridian University’s programs can be found at http://www.meridianuniversity.edu/academics/concentrations2/somatic-psychology.

For More Information

For registration questions or further information, including accommodations for special needs or information about our grievance process, call our administrator at 415-839-6788 or email contact@HakomiCA.org

Future Dates: Hakomi Comprehensive Training Level 2

2021:  Mar 19-21, Apr 16-18, May 21-23, Jun 18-20, Jul 16-18, Sep 10-12, Oct 8-10, Nov 12-14, Dec 10-12

2022:  Mar 11-13, Apr 8-10, May 20-22, Jun 10-12, Jul 15-17, Sep 9-11, Oct 14-16, Nov 18-20, Dec 9-11

Dates subject to change.