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Mindfulness, Present-Moment Experience
Depth in Psychotherapy
The Hakomi Method


General Information


This workshop, designed for therapists and other healing professionals, provides an overview of the Hakomi Method. It is designed to provide advanced skills of assessment and intervention that use present-moment experience in elegant and gentle ways to approach and transform core material.
Through talk and discussion, live demonstrations, internal exercises, and practices to develop therapeutic skills, you will be taught the following:

  • Basic principles and techniques of the Hakomi Method
  • How to use mindfulness in experiential psychotherapy
  • How to notice present-moment experience and the underlying models of the world that shapes us
  • How to connect deeply with clients based on their moment-to-moment experience
  • How to engage in mindful exploration of the psyche
  • Creative approaches that bring live experience into therapy
  • How to become an ally to your client's defenses and resistance

For Whom
The workshop is open and relevant to both clinicians and the general public and serves as prerequisite hours for
Hakomi Comprehensive Training and Hakomi Professional TrainingFor therapists, this workshop will provide experiential tools that will help deepen your work around relationship issues with both couples and individuals.

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.


Saturday, August 25-30, 2013
(see Esalen Institute for all details)

Esalen Institute
Highway One
Big Sur, CA

CEU’s Offered   
Esalen’s status as a provider of continuing education is approved by the following boards:

  • Psychologists: American Psychology Association (California psychologists are required to report their hours to the MCEP Accrediting Agency)
  • LCSW/MFT: California Board of Behavioral Sciences (provider number PCE1594)
  • Massage practitioners and bodyworkers: The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (provider number 043062-00)
  • Registered Nurses: Board of Registered Nursing (provider number 01152)
  • Registered Dietitians: State Commission on Dietetic Registration*
  • Acupuncturists: State of California Acupuncture Board (provider number 946).

All approved weekend workshops qualify for 10 hours of CE units, and approved five-day courses qualify for 26 hours of CE units.


To Register (and to see information on enrollment deadline, cancellation policy, and other details), see the Esalen Institute catalogue.  

For More Information
Contact Rob Fisher at robfisher@HakomiCA.org

For a list of other Hakomi Workshops and Trainings, click here.


Robert Fisher, MFT, is an international Hakomi trainer, adjunct professor at CIIS and JFK Universities, and author of Experiential Psychotherapy With Couples. He is the lead instructor of the Certificate Program at CIIS for Mindfulness and Compassion in Psychotherapy and a keynote speaker at national psychotherapy conferences.