An Introduction to the Hakomi Method
About This Workshop
Have you wanted to work more somatically but haven’t had the tools? Have you been aware of your client’s physical presence—the way they sit, a repetitive gesture, the tightening of their shoulders—but haven’t known how to include it in the therapeutic process?
By bringing mindful awareness to the body – our own and our client's – we begin to develop an exquisite sensitivity and attunement to others. Learn to listen and support the deep intelligence of your client's physical experience. By slowing down and creating physical experiments in mindfulness, we bring awareness and healing to habitual and limiting patterns. In this one-day workshop, discover key principles of the Hakomi Method through talks, demonstration and experiential learning.
In this hands-on training, you will:
- Find creative ways to work with the body that are gentle and effective
- Learn to work experientially using gesture, posture, impulse, sensation, and touch
- Begin to translate the language of the body into words, images and memories
The workshop is open and relevant to both clinicians and the general public and serves as prerequisite hours for Hakomi Comprehensive Training.
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 Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychology.
Saturday, July 22, 2017; 9:30-5:00
Aquarian Heart Space
4920 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609
Early Enrollment: $160 by June 10, 2017; $195 thereafter
VISA, Mastercard and American Express accepted
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.
The schedule below applies to both our one-day and two-day workshops:
|9:30-11:00||Brief talks, experiential exercises, demonstrations and/or other learning activities|
|11:10-12:30||Brief talks, experiential exercises, demonstrations and/or other learning activities|
|1:40-3:00||Brief talks, experiential exercises, demonstrations and/or other learning activities|
|3:10-5:00||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.
Psychotherapists: This course meets the qualifications for 6 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.
Please register early as space is limited.
Registration deadline: July 20, 2017
For More Information
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
Gal Szekely, MA, LMFT is a Certified Hakomi Therapist and Teacher and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 50301) with a private practice in San Francisco. Gal is passionate about working with couples and individuals on relationship issues and is the founder of The Couples Center, a relationship counseling and education center. An experienced speaker, Gal gives talks all around the Bay Area on the issues of relationships and cultural differences. In addition to a masters degree in Counseling Psychology, Gal also holds a masters in Social-Organizational Psychology and has a background in the business world and as a management consultant. He has also taught a course in somatic couples therapy at the California Institute of Integral Studies. His work is influenced by a long time meditation practice, his appreciation of the body and a multicultural background.