About This Workshop

In this workshop we will introduce some of the key components of the Hakomi Method and trauma healing.  We will develop key Hakomi skills—Mindfulness, Tracking, Contact, and Accessing—and then apply these skills to a mindfulness-based, body-centered methodology of trauma resolution.  Participants will leave with effective skills in tracking nervous system activation, developing the therapeutic relationship as resource for dysregulated clients, and how to apply somatic-based resourcing strategies to challenging situations.

For Whom

  • Psychotherapists and Mental Health Workers
  • Body Therapists
  • Allied Health Workers
  • Students of Psychotherapy and Counseling

This weekend introduction to trauma and the Hakomi Method serves as a pre-requisite for From Trauma to Dharma: A Mindfulness-based Trauma Therapy Training taught by Manuela Mischke-Reeds and Shai Lavie, which will begin in March 2016.  [Students who have attended a trauma weekend as part of the Hakomi Comprehensive Training or Professional Skills Training qualify for From Trauma to Dharma without taking this introductory weekend.]

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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Saturday-Sunday, January 16-17, 2016,  9:30-5:00

830 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA  94710

Early Enrollment: $320 by December 5, 2015
Regular Enrollment: $390

VISA & Mastercard 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 12 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 12 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.


Please register early as space is limited.

Registration deadline: January 14, 2016

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For More Informatio

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


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ShaiShai Lavie, MA, MFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC 35526) and a Certified Hakomi Therapist and Trainer with a private practice in San Rafael. He is also certified in the Somatic Experiencing method of working with trauma. Shai serves as adjunct professor at Sofia University (formerly the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology), and is on the faculty of John F. Kennedy University.  He also teaches in the Mindfulness and Compassion Certificate Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Shai leads transformational groups that integrate Hakomi, Somatic Experiencing, group process, ritual and dream work. Shai has led therapeutic groups in Marin County and San Francisco schools for over 10 years.  He also has led over a dozen wilderness Rites of Passage programs for youth. Shai has been practicing Vipassana meditation for 25 years. Since 2001, Shai taught meditation in the Teen and Family Program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Please look for Shai's articles  in the September/October 2011 issue of Psychotherapy Networker (“In Search of a Lost Self”) and in the  September/October 2011 issue of The Therapist (“Mindfulness-Based Family Therapy”).