HAKOMI ESSENTIAL SKILLS 
(Los Angeles)


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?

Mindfulness, experiential exercises, and the body-mind connection offer direct access routes to clients’ unconscious material. Instead of just talking about things, clients experience them directly and therefore gain deeper insight as well as tools for change. This type of work creates aliveness and creativity 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, March 25-26, 2017; 9:30-5:00

Where
Private Residence
10790 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Cost
Early Enrollment: $320 by February 10, 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

The schedule below applies to both our one-day and two-day workshops:

9:30-11:00   Learning activities
11:00-11:10      Break
11:10-12:30   Learning activities
12:30-1:40   Lunch
1:40-3:00   Learning activities
3:00-3:10   Break
3:10-5:00   Learning activities

All teaching is experiential and includes time for practice and feedback. 
Schedule subject to change.


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. To receive CE credit for this course, participants must attend the entire workshop. 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. 


Registration

Please register early as space is limited.

Registration deadline: March 23, 2017


For More Informatio
n

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

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”).