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An Introduction to Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychology

About This Workshop

Learning the language of the body is like learning a foreign language.

When you study a new language, you learn the meaning of different words. The body’s “words” include sensations, impulses, urges, emotions, gestures and postures.

We already listen to some of the language of the body. The body tells us when we need to eat, when we need to sleep. Impulses make us grab for that chocolate bar. Emotions tell us when we’re loving or sad.

But there’s a possibility for a deeper listening: a listening to the psychological history stored in the body. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to decipher the language of the body to gain a truer and deeper awareness of yourself, your emotions, and the patterns that unconsciously limit you in your daily life. This takes you beyond the every day repetitive narrative you tell yourself and reveals the subconscious roots of your life challenges.

There is a saying: the body knows. As you learn to grasp the body’s hidden meanings, you can understand yourself in a deeper way and unravel patterns that unconsciously affect you in daily life.

In this one-day workshop, you’ll learn how to pay attention to the language of the body. How to listen. How to translate the language of the body into words that point you towards deeper healing and transformation. If you're a therapist or work in another helping profession, you'll receive a hands-on introduction to somatic psychology—a powerful doorway into the deeper neurological roots of your clients’ challenges.

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.


Saturday, February 23, 2019; 9:30-5:00


830 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA  94710

Early Enrollment: $160 by January 12, 2019; $195 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

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 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. 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.


Please register early as space is limited.

Registration deadline: February 21, 2019

For More Informatio

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


Scott smScott Eaton, MA, LMFT is a co-director of the Hakomi Institute of California, a Certified Hakomi Therapist and Trainer, and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 23906) with a private practice in San Francisco and Emeryville. A psychotherapist for over 30 years, Scott began studying Hakomi in 1994 and has been actively involved ever since. In addition, he has created and/or led workshops and trainings throughout the world for over three decades. Scott works with adults of all sexual orientations and specializes in GLBTQ issues, sexuality, spirituality, shame reduction, PTSD, recovery, and relationship dynamics. More recently he has been actively working with and coaching those in the process of spiritual awakening. Scott is a long-standing teacher of meditation and an avid world traveler.

Attune to your clients and create a strong relational field by tracking their somatic experience