Mindfulness and Experiential Psychotherapy


 General Information

About This Workshop
“The patient needs an experience, not an explanation.” --Frieda Fromm-Reichmann

The Hakomi Method incorporates the therapeutic use of mindfulness in the clinical setting. By attending to present moment experience along with an attitude of curiosity and loving presence, sessions unfold with more ease. Learn to work in collaboration with clients by creating both verbal and nonverbal experiments in mindfulness. Through experiential awareness, core material and limiting beliefs are illuminated. From there we can create opportunities for healing and discover new patterns and possibilities.

In this one day workshop, we will explore the intersection between mindfulness and psychotherapy. An overview of the Hakomi Method will be presented along with experiential exercises.

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 Professional Training and Hakomi Comprehensive Training.


Dates & Times
Saturday, November 16, 2013: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Santa Cruz, CA 

Early Enrollment: $125 if you register by October 6, 2013
Standard Enrollment: $160

VISA & Mastercard accepted.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received by mail 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.

CEU’s Offered
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.

To Register
Click on  Register Now button at bottom.  Please register early as space is limited.

Registration Deadline
Final deadline to Register: November 14, 2013. 
Please register before the workshop date as we can not accommodate walk-ins.   If the workshop is listed as full, you can still register on-line and request to be put on waiting list or make the request by contacting the Hakomi Institute.  

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

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Nicole Heinrich, M.A., M.F.T. is a Certified Hakomi Therapist and Teacher and a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She began her love and long term study of Hakomi in 1989 with Ron Kurtz and has extensive experience working with somatic approaches to trauma, somatic resourcing, psychodynamic, relational and attachment therapies. Nicole received a Masters degree in Somatic Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies and has over 20 years of clinical experience. She has private practices in San Francisco and Santa Cruz working with individuals, couples and groups and supervises interns at the Marina Counseling Center and The Center for Somatic Psychotherapy. She also has years of training and experience with different forms of bodywork, meditation and contemplative movement. With an open heart and a deep trust in the present moment, Nicole brings a depth of knowledge to her therapy practice and teaching. Nicole can be contacted at 831-466-9497 or 415-933-6909