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’ challenge

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

The workshop is open and relevant to both clinicians and the general public and serves as prerequisite hours for Hakomi Comprehensive Training.


About Hakomi

Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy 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, May 20-21, 2017; Sat. 9-3:30, Sun 9-5:30

Where
Rudramandir
830 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94710

Cost
Early Enrollment: $320 by April 18, 2017; $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 non-attendance or cancellations received after the cancellation deadline.


Class Schedule

Below is the Saturday schedule for this worshop.  Sunday will be 9:00 - 5:30 with a ten minute break in the morning and afternoon and a 70 minute lunch.

9:00-10:30   Brief talks, experiential exercises, demonstrations and/or other learning activities
10:30-10:40      Break
10:40-12:00   Brief talks, experiential exercises, demonstrations and/or other learning activities
12:00 - 1:10   Lunch
1:10-2:20   Brief talks, experiential exercises, demonstrations and/or other learning activities
2:20-2:30   Break
2:30-3:30   Brief talks, experiential exercises, demonstrations and/or other learning activities

Schedule subject to change. All teaching is experiential and includes time for practice and feedback. As an approved continuing education provider, Hakomi Institute of California is required to award CE credit for instructional time only; no CE credit will be granted for lunches and breaks.


Continuing Education

Psychotherapists: 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 approval agency: CAMFT. Provider number: 82187.


Registration

Please register early as space is limited.

Registration deadline: May 18, 2017


For More Informatio
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For further details, including accommodation of special needs and information about our grievance process, please contact our administrator at 415-839-6788 or contact@hakomiCA.org


Instructor

ShirleysmallShirley Bar-Dvir, MA, LMFT is a Certified Hakomi Therapist and Teacher and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 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.