Embodied Mindfulness
    Engaging the Present Moment with your Whole Body


General Information
Workshop Description:

As a body-centered psychotherapy Hakomi recognizes the physical body as the royal road to realizing new and more nourishing experiences. Through shifting attention to non-verbal expressions, Hakomi interrupts the trance of the verbal story and creates space for deeper, more authentic communication and expression.

In this one-day workshop we will initially experiment with new ways of observing ourselves and others through tracking and contacting the present experience of the body. In addition we will play with physical movement, expression, and experiential exercises as we explore the wordless wilderness of the body’s wisdom.


  • Broaden your band width of attention to consciously include the non-verbal communication of the body.

  • Invoke mindfulness, moment to moment presence, within yourself and your clients and apply it therapeutically.

  • Increase your capacity to track and translate the communications of the body.

  • Learn the skill of “contacting” the present experience through the body to move deeper than the verbal story.

  • Become aware of the meaning and possible roots of your own non-verbal expression.

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.

Please click here for more detailed information about the Hakomi Method.

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

Dates & Times
Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 9:00pm - 5:00pm

Regular: $160.00
Early Bird (before March 2, 2013): $99.00

CEU Fee: $15.00
There is an on-sight parking fee of $10 (payable at the location)

Wheel of Wellbeing, 1575 Westwood Blvd. Ste #205
, Los Angeles, CA 90024

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 Apply
Click on the Register Button below. Please register early as space is limited.

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


Timothy Tillman MA, CHT is a certified Hakomi therapist and trainer with 18 years of clinical experience. He has a B.S. in Physical Therapy and an M.A. in clinical and somatic psychology from the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Timothy mentored and studied extensively with Ron Kurtz, the founder of the Hakomi method. He is also trained in sensorimotor trauma therapy, family constellation therapy, and the dance therapy modalities of authentic movement and contact improvisation. Timothy draws on his diverse experience as a somatic therapist, physical therapist, movement artist, and Zen Buddhist practitioner to provide a fresh, mindfulness based, embodied approach to therapy and the art of teaching Hakomi. He facilitates Hakomi and somatic movement workshops and maintains a private practice for individuals and couples in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara.