HAKOMI ESSENTIAL SKILLS

 

About This Workshop

Are you curious about ways to use mindfulness with your clients? Do you want more tools for including the body in therapy? Have you heard about Hakomi but haven’t had a chance to try it out?

This workshop provides an opportunity to learn the basic skills of Hakomi. It is open and relevant to both clinicians and the general public. Through brief talks and hands-on exercises, you’ll learn how to gain deeper access to clients’ unconscious material by using mindfulness, experiential exercises, and the mind-body connection. You’ll discover how shifting clients into deep states of mindfulness can allow you to access and transform limiting patterns not typically revealed by conversation alone. This way of working brings deep insight and aliveness for therapist and client alike.

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • Tracking and contacting: how to track and use somatic cues like tone of voice, gestures, facial expressions and body posture to access unconscious material
  • Mindfulness: how to assist clients to shift into a quiet, grounded state of consciousness that helps them to deepen their awareness and explore inner material that’s not easily accessible through other methods
  • Accessing: steps for discovering the core issues that underlie your clients’ challenges

This is a hands-on workshop; you’ll have an opportunity to practice the skills you’re learning in a gentle and safe environment.


For Whom

This workshop is open and relevant to both clinicians and the general public and serves as prerequisite hours for Hakomi Comprehensive Training. It also serves as a prerequisite for various specialized trainings that the Hakomi Institute of California periodically offers, including Attending to Attachment and From Trauma to Dharma.


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.

Read more about the Hakomi Method.


Logistics

When
Saturday-Sunday, April 2-3, 2016,  9:30-5:00

Where
11301 Olympic Blvd, #204
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Cost
Early Enrollment: $320 by February 20, 2016; $390 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 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.


Registration

Please register early as space is limited.

Registration deadline: March 31, 2016


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


Instructor

ShaiShai Lavie, MA, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 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”)