REACHING FROM THE HEART
The Art of Safe Touch in Therapy

 

About This Workshop

This workshop will focus on the Hakomi Method’s unique use of touch as an aid to psychological healing. We will study the ethics of touch, the benefits and risks of using touch, and what constitutes safe touch, including how, where and when to use it.

We will dive into the Hakomi principles using our listening hands to help us be fully present with ourselves and our clients so we can follow the unfolding of their experience. We will also use the Hakomi principles as a doorway to practicing breathing, embodiment and connection.


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.


About Hakomi

The Hakomi Method of Experiential Psychology 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.

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Logistics

When
Saturday, April 16, 2016,  9:30-5:00

Where
Rudramandir
830 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA  94710

Cost
Early Enrollment: $160 by March 5, 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: April 14, 2016


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


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Instructor

ShirleysmallShirley Bar-Dvir, MA, MFT is a Certified Hakomi Therapist and Teacher and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC 44258). She earned a BA in Social Work from Haifa University in Israel and an MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University. Shirley currently teaches at John F. Kennedy University and supervises trainees at the counseling center there. In addition, she teaches annual workshops at Shiluv Campus in Israel. Shirley has been practicing psychotherapy since 1997 in agencies and private practice, seeing families, children, couples and individuals. She has training in psychodynamic work, attachment, EMDR, Sensorimotor Trauma Therapy, the Enneagram, family therapy and CranioSacral Therapy. Her spiritual practice and meditation support how she holds her work and her teaching. She has a private practice at Anam Cara, a holistic healing center in Berkeley, CA.