PROFESSIONAL TRAINING LEVEL 2

in Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy

San Francisco Bay Area

2015Grads
2015 Hakomi Professional Training Grads
© Camille Wray

 

In Level 1 Hakomi Professional Training, you immersed yourself in the basic principles and practices of the Hakomi Method. In Hakomi Professional Training Level 2, you will expand your skills in the Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy in three important ways: by developing your "selfhood", refining your therapeutic strategy and by working your personal edges as a therapist through in-depth supervised practice.

In Hakomi, developing your "selfhood" means expanding your capacity to work with even the most challenging clients and situations from a deeply mindful and compassionate state. Through targeted experiential exercises and supervised practice, our Level 2 training will help you explore your organization as a therapist and surface and transform unseen patterns that limit your effectiveness with clients. Therapists often remark that the deep personal work that unfolds during their second year of Hakomi training profoundly impacts not only their therapy sessions, but in their personal relationships as well.

In Level 2, you will also refine your therapeutic strategy by learning to choose the tools and interventions that are most appropriate for your clients. Through brief lectures, demos, and  in-depth supervised practice, you will learn to use Hakomi's principles and practices to support clients much more confidently, fluidly and effectively. One student said, "By the end of the second year of Hakomi training, I couldn't believe how my skills and self-awareness had grown, and how much deeper I was able to take my clients. I also felt like a more humble, peaceful and compassionate human being."In this training, you will also:

  • Learn advanced contact and tracking to strengthen the therapeutic relationship
  • Practice advanced accessing to get to the unseen roots of your clients' challenges
  • Use attachment theory to more skillfully assess and support your clients
  • Strengthen your ability to skillfully process traumatic events with clients
  • Deepen your knowledge and skill in the Hakomi Character Map
  • Work more mindfully and consciously with transference and countertransference systems

Because we tailor our curriculum to students' in the moment needs and development, the curriculum above is subject to change. 


Certification in the Hakomi Method

A common path for certification in the Hakomi Method is to take two years of Hakomi training followed by a period of practice and supervision. Level 2 Professional Training offers a helpful next step to support to any clinician interested in becoming a Certified Hakomi Therapist.


For Whom

This training is for graduates of Hakomi Professional Training Level 1 with a desire to further integrate portions of Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy into their practices, learn advanced mindfulness-centered and somatic techniques and explore more deeply how they're organized as a therapist.


Prerequisites

Hakomi Professional Training Level 1


2017-2018 Schedule

(subject to change)

Dates
October 13-15, 2017                    
November 10-12, 2017           
December 8-10, 2017              
January 5-7, 2018   
February 2-4, 2018                
March 16-18, 2018      

Times
Friday: 12:30-5:30
Saturday: 9:00-5:00
Sunday: 9:00-3:30

Location
Templae Dara 
4920 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA  94609


Tuition for Level 2

Regular Tuition: $3495

Early Registration Discount: $3195 if registered by September 1, 2017

Upon registration, a $400 non-refundable deposit is due to hold your space in the training. The final balance for the training is due by October 6, 2017 unless a payment plan has been agreed upon by the Hakomi Institute of California prior to the training start date.  

All students will be required to sign a contract agreeing to the financial conditions of this training. 

Visa, MasterCard, and American Express accepted.

Financial Assistance in the form of reduced tuition and/or work study is available on a limited basis. Students interested in this option should submit a Financial Assistance Application by September 1, 2017.


Cancellation Policy

Students who withdraw before the first day of the training will receive a full tuition refund less a $400 non-refundable deposit. Students who withdraw from the first day of the training up to 9 days thereafter will receive a 70% tuition refund. After that, no refunds will be granted. There will be no refunds for non-attendance.


To Register for This Training

Click the button below to register and pay the required $400 non-refundable deposit to hold your place in the training.

Final day to register: October 6, 2017


Class Schedule

Below is the schedule for each weekend of this training:

Fridays

 

   
12:30-2:00   Learning activities
2:00-2:15   Break
2:15-3:45   Learning activities
3:45-4:00   Break
4:00-5:30   Learning activities

Saturdays

 

   
9:00-10:45   Learning activities
10:45-11:00
     Break
11:00-12:30   Learning activities
12:30-2:00   Lunch
2:00-3:30   Learning activities
3:30-3:45   Break
3:45-5:00   Learning activities

Sundays

 

   
9:00-10:45   Learning activities
10:45-11:00   Break
11:00-12:45   Learning activities
12:45-2:00   Lunch
2:00-3:30   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.


For Further 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

 
Continuing Education

Psychotherapists: This course meets the qualifications for 15.5 hours of continuing education credit per weekend (93 total) for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CE provider: Hakomi Institute of California. CE approval agency: CAMFT. Provider number 82187. To receive CE credit for a given weekend, participants must attend the entire weekend, sign in and out each day, and submit a signed evaluation form.

psycholigistCEULogoPsychologists: 46.5 CEs for psychologists are provided for the first three modules of this training (15.5 CEs for each module) by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) which is co-sponsoring this program. SCRC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SCRC maintains responsibility for the program and its content. For questions about continuing education, visit www.spiritualcompetency.com or contact David Lukoff, PhD at CE@spiritualcompetency.org

 
Academic Credit

This training is approved by Meridian University for the Professional Specialty Program requirements towards a Master’s or Doctoral degree in psychology with a concentration in Somatic Psychology. Additional information about Meridian University’s programs can be found at www.meridianuniversity.edu/index.php/concentration-in-somatic-psychology


Testimonials

"A visionary contribution in bringing mindfulness to our therapeutic community."  - Daniel Siegel, MD, author of The Mindful Therapist

"Hakomi presents some astounding methods for getting to core material. It is well grounded in theory and revolutionary in its results."  - Association of Humanistic Psychology Newsletter

"Hakomi is an excellent system for learning key emotional intelligence skills."  - Daniel Goleman, author of the bestseller Emotional Intelligence

"Hakomi practically invented mindfulness in psychotherapy."  - Babette Rothschild, LCSW, author of The Body Remembers

"Hakomi is the absolute cutting edge of modern therapeutic technique."  - John Bradshaw, author of Bradshaw on The Family

"This training was extremely useful in increasing my effectiveness as a psychotherapist, but also in making me more aware as a person. I strongly recommend the training to anyone doing psychotherapy."  - H.C., PhD, psychologist, Stanford University

"Hakomi training deepened my therapy practice immediately. All of a sudden, my clients were discovering whole new levels of very rich awareness. My expectations for the training were high and they were met and exceeded."  - D.W., MFT

"In an environment that was safe and challenging, heartfelt and well-organized, I was able to enhance my skills as a psychotherapist and expand my personal wisdom and awareness. I highly recommend this training to anyone in the helping professions." - J.H., PhD, family therapist, associate professor, graduate psychology

 
Faculty

ShirleysmallShirley Bar-Dvir, MA, LMFT (#44258) is a Certified Hakomi Therapist and Teacher and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. 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.

Jon photoJon Eisman, CHT is a founding member of the Hakomi Institute, Director of The Hakomi Institute of Oregon, and a Senior Hakomi Trainer. He has taught throughout North America, Europe and New Zealand for the past 35 years, and has developed numerous elaborations of and additions to the Hakomi Method. Jon is also the creator of the Re-Creation of the Self model, a powerful and innovative tool for working with psychological parts in therapy, group work, performance and spiritual practice. He is the author of a Hakomi Institute training manual and The Re-Creation of the Self As An Approach to Psychotherapy. 

 

ShaiShai Lavie, MA, LMFT (#35526) is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 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”).

Julie Murphy, MA, RAS, LMFT (#83806), Certified Hakomi Trainer and Therapist, has over 30 years of experience consulting, teaching and working in the Healing Arts. Co-Director of the Hakomi Institute of California, she designs curriculum and trains mental health professionals in the Hakomi Method in California, Canada and Australia. With a strong background in the fields of anthropology, contemplative psychology, addictions, attachment theory, massage therapy, Buddhism, and poetry, Julie has presented at numerous conferences including the Hakomi Institute International, the AMTA, and the USABP Annual Conferences. Julie developed Embodied Writing™, a contemplative and somatic approach to creative writing and self-expression and also developed the training Attending to Attachment,  a mindfulness-centered approach to working with attachment issues and relationship repair. In addition, she practices experiential somatic psychotherapy with individuals, couples, adolescents and families in Santa Cruz.    

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING LEVEL 2

in Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy

Los Angeles Area

2015Grads
2015 Hakomi Professional Training Grads
© Camille Wray

 

In Level 1 Hakomi Professional Training, you immersed yourself in the basic principles and practices of the Hakomi Method. In Hakomi Professional Training Level 2, you will expand your skills in the Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy in three important ways: by developing your "selfhood", refining your therapeutic strategy and by working your personal edges as a therapist through in-depth supervised practice.

In Hakomi, developing your "selfhood" means expanding your capacity to work with even the most challenging clients and situations from a deeply mindful and compassionate state. Through targeted experiential exercises and supervised practice, our Level 2 training will help you explore your organization as a therapist and surface and transform unseen patterns that limit your effectiveness with clients. Therapists often remark that the deep personal work that unfolds during their second year of Hakomi training profoundly impacts not only their therapy sessions, but in their personal relationships as well.

In Level 2, you will also refine your therapeutic strategy by learning to choose the tools and interventions that are most appropriate for your clients. Through brief lectures, demos, and  in-depth supervised practice, you will learn to use Hakomi's principles and practices to support clients much more confidently, fluidly and effectively. One student said, "By the end of the second year of Hakomi training, I couldn't believe how my skills and self-awareness had grown, and how much deeper I was able to take my clients. I also felt like a more humble, peaceful and compassionate human being."In this training, you will also:

  • Learn advanced contact and tracking to strengthen the therapeutic relationship
  • Practice advanced accessing to get to the unseen roots of your clients' challenges
  • Use attachment theory to more skillfully assess and support your clients
  • Strengthen your ability to skillfully process traumatic events with clients
  • Deepen your knowledge and skill in the Hakomi Character Map
  • Work more mindfully and consciously with transference and countertransference systems

Because we tailor our curriculum to students' in the moment needs and development, the curriculum above is subject to change. 


Certification in the Hakomi Method

A common path for certification in the Hakomi Method is to take two years of Hakomi training followed by a period of practice and supervision. Level 2 Professional Training offers a helpful next step to support to any clinician interested in becoming a Certified Hakomi Therapist.


For Whom

This training is for graduates of Hakomi Professional Training Level 1 with a desire to further integrate portions of the Hakomi Method into their practices, learn advanced mindfulness-centered and somatic techniques and explore more deeply how they're organized as a therapist.


Prerequisites

Hakomi Professional Training Level 1


2017-2018 Schedule

(subject to change)

Dates
October 20-22, 2017       
November 10-12, 2017               
December 8-10, 2017           
January 19-21, 2018              
February 9-11, 2018   
March 16-18, 2018                
April 20-22, 2018      

Times
Friday: 1:00-6:00
Saturday: 9:30-5:30
Sunday: 9:30-4:00

Location
Against the Stream Meditation Center
1001 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401


Tuition for Level 2

Regular Tuition: $3995

Early Registration Discount: $3595 if register by September 1, 2017

Upon registration, a $400 non-refundable deposit is due to hold your space in the training. The final balance for the training is due by October 13, 2017 unless a payment plan has been agreed upon by the Hakomi Institute of California prior to the training start date.  

All students will be required to sign a contract agreeing to the financial conditions of this training. 

Visa, MasterCard, and American Express accepted.

Financial Assistance in the form of reduced tuition and/or work study is available on a limited basis. Students interested in this option should submit a Financial Assistance Application by September 1, 2017.


Cancellation Policy

Students who withdraw before the first day of the training will receive a full tuition refund less a $400 non-refundable deposit. Students who withdraw from the first day of the training up to 9 days thereafter will receive a 70% tuition refund. After that, no refunds will be granted. There will be no refunds for non-attendance.


To Register for This Training

Click the button below to register and pay the required $400 non-refundable deposit to hold your place in the training.


Class Schedule

Below is the schedule for each weekend of this training:

Fridays

 

   
1:00-2:30   Learning activities
2:30-2:45   Break
2:45-4:15   Learning activities
4:15-4:30   Break
4:30-6:00   Learning activities

Saturdays

 

   
9:30-11:00   Learning activities
11:00-11:15      Break
11:15-12:30   Learning activities
12:30-2:00   Lunch
2:00-3:30   Learning activities
3:30-3:45   Break
3:45-5:30   Learning activities

Sundays

 

   
9:30-11:00   Learning activities
11:00-11:15   Break
11:15-12:45   Learning activities
12:45-2:00   Lunch
2:00-4:00   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.


For Further 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

 
Continuing Education

Psychotherapists: This course meets the qualifications for 108.5 hours of continuing education credit (15.5 CEs per weekend) for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CE provider: Hakomi Institute of California. CE approval agency: CAMFT. Provider number 82187.

psycholigistCEULogoPsychologists: 46.5 CEs for psychologists are provided for the first three modules of this training (15.5 CEs for each module) by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) which is co-sponsoring this program. SCRC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SCRC maintains responsibility for the program and its content. For questions about continuing education, visit www.spiritualcompetency.com or contact David Lukoff, PhD at CE@spiritualcompetency.org

 
Academic Credit

This training is approved by Meridian University for the Professional Specialty Program requirements towards a Master’s or Doctoral degree in psychology with a concentration in Somatic Psychology. Additional information about Meridian University’s programs can be found at www.meridianuniversity.edu/index.php/concentration-in-somatic-psychology


Testimonials

"A visionary contribution in bringing mindfulness to our therapeutic community."  - Daniel Siegel, MD, author of The Mindful Therapist

"Hakomi presents some astounding methods for getting to core material. It is well grounded in theory and revolutionary in its results."  - Association of Humanistic Psychology Newsletter

"Hakomi is an excellent system for learning key emotional intelligence skills."  - Daniel Goleman, author of the bestseller Emotional Intelligence

"Hakomi practically invented mindfulness in psychotherapy."  - Babette Rothschild, LCSW, author of The Body Remembers

"Hakomi is the absolute cutting edge of modern therapeutic technique."  - John Bradshaw, author of Bradshaw on The Family

"This training was extremely useful in increasing my effectiveness as a psychotherapist, but also in making me more aware as a person. I strongly recommend the training to anyone doing psychotherapy."  - H.C., PhD, psychologist, Stanford University

"Hakomi training deepened my therapy practice immediately. All of a sudden, my clients were discovering whole new levels of very rich awareness. My expectations for the training were high and they were met and exceeded."  - D.W., MFT

"In an environment that was safe and challenging, heartfelt and well-organized, I was able to enhance my skills as a psychotherapist and expand my personal wisdom and awareness. I highly recommend this training to anyone in the helping professions." - J.H., PhD, family therapist, associate professor, graduate psychology 

 
Faculty

ShaiShai Lavie, MA, LMFT (#35526) is 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 JFK University. Shai leads transformational groups that integrate Hakomi, Somatic Experiencing, group process, ritual and dream work. He also has led over a dozen wilderness Rites of Passage programs for youth. A practitioner of Vipassana meditation for 25 years, Shai has taught meditation in the Teen and Family Program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center since 2001.   .


Julie Murphy, MA, RAS, LMFT (#83806) Certified Hakomi Trainer and Therapist, has over 25 years of experience consulting, teaching and working in the Healing Arts. Co-Director of the Hakomi Institute of California, she designs curriculum and trains mental health professionals in the Hakomi Method in California, Canada and Australia. With a strong background in the fields of anthropology, contemplative psychology, addictions, attachment theory, massage therapy, Buddhism, and poetry, Julie has presented at numerous conferences including the Hakomi Institute International, the AMTA, and the USABP Annual Conferences. Julie developed Embodied Writing™, a contemplative and somatic approach to creative writing and self-expression and also developed the training Attending to Attachment,  a mindfulness-centered approach to working with attachment issues and relationship repair. In addition, she practices experiential somatic psychotherapy with individuals, couples, adolescents and families in Santa Cruz.
 

Susan1Susan San Tara MA, LMFT (#43157) is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Hakomi Therapist and Teacher. She has been in private practice seeing couples and individuals since 2000. In 2007, Susan co-founded Anam Cara, a community based therapy center in Berkeley, California. Susan has taught many workshops to both clinical professionals and the general public, and also has served as adjunct assistant teaching staff for the California Institute of Integral Studies.  Susan received a masters degree in Transpersonal Counseling from John F. Kennedy University.  In addition to body-centered and mindfulness-focused psychotherapy, Susan has studied eco-psychology, Amazonian shamanism, energy systems, and earth-based healing approaches for over 20 years.  Weaving wisdom from the natural world, the poetry embedded in the body, a love of the divine mystery, and a profound respect for the human creature are the cornerstones of her work. Essential to Susan’s therapeutic and teaching work is her warm, nurturing, and friendly style, which sets the tone for a dynamic growth environment. 
 

DominiqueDominique Lando, MA, LMFT (#44542) is a Certified Hakomi Therapist and Teacher and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has a private practice in Berkeley, California, where she sees individuals and couples. Dominique is a co-founder of Anam Cara in Berkeley, CA, a community-based therapy center. She also serves as an adjunct professor at California institute for Integral Studies and the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, and teaches Hakomi Experiential Psychology at both of those institutions. Dominique draws not only from her training in somatic psychotherapy, Sensorimotor Trauma Therapy, and EMDR but also from her years working in the field of community development as an activist, eco-psychologist and Permaculture farmer. She integrates her multicultural background into her approach and places a strong emphasis on group synergy.

2017 CIIS TUTORIAL

Our CIIS Tutorial is designed to prepare interested students for accelerated entry into Level 2 Hakomi Comprehensive Training. This tutorial is available only to graduates of the Hakomi introductory course offered at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS).

Hakomi Comprehensive Training Level 2 is open to students who have studied the entire Hakomi Method in prior trainings. In this tutorial, you will review the Hakomi skills you studied at CIIS and learn parts of the method not covered in your CIIS Hakomi classes. 

While combining your CIIS Hakomi class and our CIIS Tutorial provides you with considerably less instruction and practice time than Hakomi Comprehensive Training Level 1, we’ve found that students who are motivated, have some skill and are willing to practice can be brought up to speed enough that they’re prepared to delve into Hakomi Comprehensive Training Level 2.

Acceptance into Hakomi Comprehensive Training Level 2 will depend upon:

  • Completion of the CIIS Tutorial (details below)
  • Completion of 10 hours of independent practice and a paper logging learnings and areas for improvement for each practice session;
  • Demonstration of sufficient skill via a recommendation from your Hakomi Institute instructor; and
  • A completed 2017 Hakomi Comprehensive Training application form.

To apply for Hakomi Comprehensive Training Level 2, click here.


Logistics

When
January 7-8, 2017, 9:30-5:00 (makeup class #1)
January 21, 2017, 9:30-12:00 (supervised practice session #1)
February 4-5, 2017 (makeup class #2)
February 18, 9:30-12:00 (supervised practice session #2)

Dates and times subject to change.

Where
Berkeley, CA

Cost
Tuition is $1100 and requires a 5 student minimum (between summer and fall CIIS Hakomi class students) If 6 CIIS students apply (including students from the fall CIIS Hakomi class), tuition will be reduced to $995. If 7 CIIS students apply, tuition will be reduced to $895. If 8 or more CIIS students apply, tuition will be reduced to $795.00.

A $400 deposit is required to secure your place in this training and the balance due must be paid by January 3, 2017. VISA, Mastercard and American Express accepted.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations can be submitted via email or phone. Cancellations received by email or phone by January 2, 2017 will receive a full refund minus a $25 administrative fee. There will be no refunds for nonattendance or cancellations received after the cancellation deadline.


Continuing Education

Continuing education credit is not available for this training. You're welcome to contact our administrator at contact@HakomiCA.org or 415-839-6788 if you would like to receive a confirmation of training hours as needed (e.g., to apply training hours towards psychotherapist licensure requirements).


Registration

Registration deadline: January 2, 2017. Please register early as space is limited.

To register and pay the $400 deposit required for this training, click the button below.


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For further details, including accommodations for special needs and information about our grievance procedure, please contact our administrator at 415-839-6788 or contact@hakomiCA.org.


Instructor

David Fish lgDavid Fish, MA, LMFT (LFMT 52446), a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, has been a Certified Hakomi Therapist for 18 years, and is also a Certified Hakomi Teacher. In addition to specializing in Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychology, David leads groups and offers individual therapy to people who struggling with intense emotions and impulsive actions, or Borderline Personality Disorder. Seeing life and the process of change as best served by multidimensional understanding, he brings a wide field of interest and expertise in other methods to his teaching. These include Dialectical Behavior Therapy, attachment work, Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Sensorimotor Trauma Therapy, Focusing, Functional Analytic Psychotherapy, and relational psychodynamic approaches. A seasoned meditator, the use of mindfulness is a unifying theme that runs through all of his work. David's warm, collaborative, down-to-earth teaching style is lively, well-informed and human.

 

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FROM TRAUMA TO DHARMA
A Somatic Approach to Working with Trauma



 

About This Training

Trauma is part of our human experience. The therapist’s job is to help alleviate symptoms and inspire the client towards health and healing. This task can be daunting. Faced with not only with a myriad of therapeutic techniques but also overwhelm and empathic burnout, it is essential that the therapist learn a sustainable repertoire of tools for self care and sensory-emotional regulation.

In this intensive training, you will practice powerful somatic and mindfulness tools for working with trauma. You will also learn unique practices to resource you in the therapist’s seat. These tools will help you to reduce compassion fatigue, a common challenge in the helping professions, by helping you to develop radical relational compassion, an expansive and deeply connected state that will allow your work to unfold with greater skill and ease. Not only will you learn specific practices for cultivating deeper self-compassion, but you’ll also discover why teaching your clients to view their own healing with compassion is critical to transforming the trauma experience.

Another important focus of this training will be to examine the internalized and often hidden beliefs that clients and therapists hold around trauma. How do we as clinicians and healers understand trauma? What do we believe about trauma? How do we approach trauma clients and their healing journey? Many of our unexamined beliefs about trauma are culturally determined and greatly impact trauma healing.

From Trauma to Dharma offers a new framework for viewing human suffering that’s imbedded in a Buddhist perspective—a new way of holding the experience of trauma that deeply supports the healing process.  You will learn to work with pain and suffering from a compassionate and resourced understanding arising from your body’s deep wisdom.  You will also learn specific body-centered meditation practices that will leave you feeling more connected to yourself and others and more fully alive in your body. The perspective we take is strength and resource-based, and will help you to be not only more clinically skilled but more deeply emotionally resourced as well.

Level 1 of this training offers online learning at your own pace. This unique 5-week program will help you to build a solid theoretical foundation for working with trauma and provide a basic understanding what trauma in the body means. It will also introduce you to basic Buddhist principles and personal mindfulness and somatic practices for resourcing your work as a trauma therapist. Our Level 1 trauma training provides a rich online learning environment that includes downloadable MP3 audio files, articles, contemplative exercises, and chat room conversations. You can take Level 1 as a stand-alone course or use it to build the needed personal and theoretical foundation and preparation for the experiential and group learning provided by our Level 2 trauma training.

Level 2 of From Trauma to Dharma offers two 5-day intensives featuring experiential learning, live demonstrations, and practice and supervision.  It's designed to help you integrate the theoretical knowledge you gain from our Level 1 training with the hands on practice of trauma therapy. Each intensive allows ample room for experiential exercises and supervised practice in the therapist’s seat.

From Trauma to Dharma, developed by Manuela Mischke-Reeds, integrates her expertise in trauma therapy, Hakomi Experiential Psychology, attachment theory, movement therapies and embodied meditation techniques she has practiced for over 25 years. The specialized tools and perspectives this training offers will work harmoniously with any therapeutic modality you currently use with clients.

 

What You Will Learn

  • Current neuroscience theory on trauma therapy
  • A more refined ability to discern trauma symptoms and triggers
  • Powerful somatic and mindfulness-based clinical tools for resolving trauma
  • A comprehensive map of how Buddhist ideas on pain and suffering intersect with trauma healing
  • How to develop deeper self-compassion and kindness
  • Practices for preventing burnout and vicarious trauma in the role of trauma therapist


For Whom

This training will benefit psychotherapists, counselors, interns, health practitioners, and other helping professionals who want to learn precise techniques for healing trauma and maintaining their own sense of health and well being when working with trauma. It will also be useful for anyone with a strong interest in 1) mindfulness as a therapeutic tool, 2) self-discovery through meditation and somatic practices, and/or 3) applying a Buddhist perspective to current trauma theory and techniques.


Prerequisites

1) An application is required to attend this training. In addition, previous Hakomi training or a Hakomi introductory workshop is required. Participants without prior Hakomi training are strongly encouraged to take the 2-day introductory workshop Mindfulness, Relationship and the Healing of Trauma or Hakomi Essential Skills For a list of additional introductory workshops, see our calendar.


About Hakomi

Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychology 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 thirty 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.


Logistics

Dates
This training will be offered again in 2018 or early 2019.  To receive a notice about this training as soon as it it scheduled, please join our mailing list.

Times 

Schedule for each Level 2 five-day intensive: TBD

Location
TBD

Cost
TBD

VISA, Mastercard and American Express accepted.

Registration Deadline
TBD

Cancellation Policy
TBD


Continuing Education

TBD

 


Registration

Registration deadline: TBD


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Instructors

ManuelaManuela Mischke-Reeds, MA, MFT, is a Certified Hakomi Trainer, with over 25 years of teaching and psychotherapy experience. She trains health professionals in the United States, Australia, Germany and Israel, including an intensive trauma training she offers in Germany each year. Manuela is also a faculty member at the John F. Kennedy University and Sofia University and teaches in the California Institute of Integral Studies Certificate Program in Mindfulness and Compassion. Manuela brings together a strong background in somatic trauma therapies, attachment and infant mental health, Buddhism and movement therapies.  A meditator for over 25 years, her approach to working with trauma is grounded in a dharmic perspective, the use of mindfulness practices and somatic techniques. Manuela is the author of 8 Keys to Practicing Mindfulness: Practical Strategies for Health and Well Being. Visit Manuela’s website to find out more about her work.

ShaiShai Lavie, MA, MFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Hakomi Therapist and Teacher 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”.)