THE HAKOMI CHARACTER MAP

The Hakomi Character Map training details a complete set of character strategies—patterns of behavior, feeling and cognition that determine much of what happens in our internal and external lives. Many of the most difficult issues we confront in our personal and professional lives are linked to the unconscious strategies that keep us feeling stuck, small, afraid, and unlovable, to name a few.

Changing these patterns is possible through awareness, practice and experience. The Hakomi Character Map offers a kind of precision in accurately recognizing the patterns. In addition to detailing the character map, this training will provide practical Hakomi tools to allow for deep and permanent shifts within the psyche.

Identifying these patterns and learning how to work with them, offers psychotherapists and other helping professionals a guide to the essential issues of human growth and change.


What You Will Learn

This training will support you to recognize commonly encountered character strategies/patterns through lecture, demonstrations and experiential exercises. For each type we will explore:

  • Etiology/developmental causes
  • Underlying emotional world and core beliefs
  • Body language and postures
  • The visceral feel of each strategy from inside the experience
  • Strengths and positive qualities
  • Relational habits, trances and projections
  • How to apply specific Hakomi interventions for each strategy


From the Instructors

How we respond to life is a complex weave of emotions and beliefs often rooted in what we have learned at each developmental milestone. The experiences of early childhood shape our minds and bodies in unique yet collectively recognizable patterns. The purpose of this training is to provide the opportunity to learn, by "walking in another's shoes." We will understand the developmental journey as we uncover the universal responses to how we are attached, loved, received, related to in our lives. This training will give you a deep understanding of people’s actions towards and feelings about themselves and others. The method of study is powerful, imaginative and accessible.


For Whom

Anyone interested in personal and spiritual growth or improving effectiveness with clients, including:

  • Psychotherapists, psychotherapy students and interns
  • Coaches and other helping professionals
  • Body workers and somatic coaches
  • Health practitioners
  • Spiritual counselors


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 Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychology.


Logistics

Dates
April 3-5, May 1-3, June 5-7, 2020

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

Where
Temple Dara
4920 Telegraph Avenue, 3rd floor
Oakland, CA 94609

Cost
Early Enrollment: $1,550 by February 21, 2020; $1,750 thereafter
Repeat Tuiton: $875 (If you have previously taken "The Hakomi Character Map" or "Responding to Life" offered by the Hakomi Institute of CA, use discount code HCM-RS-E when registering before February 22, 2020. After February 22, use discount  code HCM-RS-R.)

VISA, MasterCard and American Express accepted

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations accepted via email or phone. If you cancel by February 18, you will receive a full refund less a $25 administrative fee. If you cancel between February 19 and March 4, you will receive a 50% refund less a $25 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted after March 4. No refunds will be granted for non-attendance.


Class Schedule

Below is the schedule for each weekend of this training:

Fridays    
12:30-2:00   Learning activities
2:00-2:10   Break
2:10-3:40   Learning activities
3:40-3:50   Break
3:50-5:00   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
3:45-5:00   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
2:00-3:30   Learning activities
3:30-3:45   Break
3:45-5:00   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.


Continuing Education

Psychotherapists: This course meets the qualifications for 15.5 hours of continuing education credit per weekend (46.5 hours total) 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 a given weekend, participants must attend the entire weekend, sign in and out each day, and sign a completed evaluation form.

psycholigistCEULogoPsychologists: You will earn 46.5 CE credits (15.5 credits per weekend). CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact our administrator at contact@HakomiCA.org. For questions about CE, visit www.spiritualcompetency.com or contact David Lukoff, PhD at CE@spiritualcompetency.com


Registration

Please register early as space is limited.

Registration deadline: March 26, 2020


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

shirleyShirley Bar-Dvir, MA, LMFT (LMFT #44258) is a certified Hakomi Therapist and Teacher and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Shirley earned her BA in Social Work from Haifa University in Israel and her MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University in California. She has been practicing psychotherapy since 1997, seeing families, children, couples and individuals. Shirley’s clinical theoretical background is in psychodynamics, attachment, EMDR, Sensorimotor Trauma work, Enneagram, family therapy and CranioSacral therapy. In addition to teaching Hakomi in California, Shirley also practiced, supervised and taught Hakomi in Israel as a member of the “Hakomi Israel” team, and currently teaches and supervises at John F. Kennedy University. Spiritual practice and deep meditation support her healing work and source her teaching. Shirley maintains a private practice at Anam Cara Therapy Center in Berkeley CA.

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

San Francisco Bay Area

2015Grads
 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 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 participant 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:

  • Become mindful how your core issues impact your clinical effectiveness
  • Learn how to make deeper contact with your clients through trusting your inner knowing
  • Use the simple diagnostic map of the Sensitivity Cycle to more precisely tailor your interventions
  • Develop therapeutic strategies that allow you to access core material more quickly
  • Review and deepen your skill in working with child states to bring about lasting transformation
  • Have time to discuss how to apply Hakomi to clients in your current caseload 

Because we tailor our trainings to participants' in-the-moment needs and development, the curriculum above is subject to change. View the 2018-19 curriculum.


Certification in Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy

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 any clinician interested in becoming a Certified Hakomi Therapist.


For Whom

This training is open to licensed mental health clinicians as well as interns and students working towards licensure.


Prerequisites

Hakomi Professional Training Level 1 or Hakomi Comprehensive Training Level 1


2018-2019 Schedule
(subject to change)

Dates
October 12-14, 2018                  
November 9-11, 2018           
December 7-9, 2018              
January 11-13, 2019   
February 8-10, 2019                
March 15-17, 2019      

Times
Friday: 12:30-5:30
Saturday: 9:30-5:30
Sunday: 9:30-4:00

Location
Temple Dara
4920 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA  94609


Tuition

Regular Tuition: $3,495

Early Registration Discount: $3,195 if registered by August 31, 2018

Repeat Tuition: $1,750 (50% off) if you're repeating this course

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 5, 2018 unless a payment plan has been agreed upon by the Hakomi Institute of California prior to the training start date.  

All participants 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 work-study is available on a limited basis. Participants interested in this option should submit a Work-Study Application by August 31, 2018.


Cancellation Policy

Participants who withdraw before the first day of the training will receive a full tuition refund less a $400 non-refundable deposit. Participants 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 5, 2018


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

 

   
9:30-11:15   Learning activities
11:15-11:30
     Break
11:30-1:00   Learning activities
1:00 -2:30   Lunch
2:30-4:00   Learning activities
4:00-4:15   Break
4:15-5:30   Learning activities

Sundays

 

   
9:30-11:15   Learning activities
11:15-11:30   Break
11:30-1:00   Learning activities
1:00-2:30   Lunch
2:30-4:00   Learning activities

Schedule subject to change. 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.


Course Syllabus 

View the 2018-19 curriculum. All teaching is experiential and includes time for practice and feedback. Topics subject to change to meet the learning needs of students as the course progresses. 


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 93 hours of continuing education credit (15.5 hours 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. 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 weekends of this training (15.5 CEs per weekend) 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.com

 
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

jon smJon 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.

 

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 (#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.

 

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 has 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”).

Susan1Susan San Tara, MA, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#43157) 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.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING LEVEL 2

in Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy

San Francisco Bay Area

2015Grads
 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 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 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 participant 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:

  • Become mindful of how your core issues impact your clinical effectiveness
  • Learn how to make deeper contact with your clients through trusting your inner knowing
  • Use the simple diagnostic map of the Sensitivity Cycle to more precisely tailor your interventions
  • Develop therapeutic strategies that allow you to access core material more quickly
  • Review and deepen your skill in working with child states to bring about lasting transformation
  • Have time to discuss how to apply Hakomi to clients in your current caseload 

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


Certification in Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy

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 any clinician interested in becoming a Certified Hakomi Therapist.


For Whom

This training is open to mental health clinicians as well as psychotherapy interns and students.


Prerequisites

Hakomi Professional Training Level 1 or
Hakomi Comprehensive Training Level 1 and permission of the instructor


2019-2020 Schedule
(subject to change)

Dates
September 6-9, 2019
October 4-6, 2019
November 1-3, 2019           

December 13-15, 2019              
January 10-12, 2020   
February 21-23, 2020   

Times
Friday: 12:30-5:30
Saturday: 9:30-5:30
Sunday: 9:30-4:00

Location
Sacred Stream Center
2149 Byron Street
Berkeley, CA  94702


Tuition

Regular Tuition: $3,495

Early Registration Discount: $3,195 if registered by August 1, 2019

Repeat Tuition: $1,750 (50% off) if you're repeating this course

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 August 30, 2019 unless a payment plan has been agreed upon by the Hakomi Institute of California prior to the training start date.  

All participants 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 work-study is available on a limited basis. Participants interested in this option should submit a Work-Study Application by August 1, 2019.


Cancellation Policy

Participants who withdraw before the first day of the training will receive a full tuition refund less a $400 non-refundable deposit. Participants 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: August 30, 2019


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
   
9:30-11:15   Learning activities
11:15-11:30
     Break
11:30-1:00   Learning activities
1:00-2:30   Lunch
2:30-4:00   Learning activities
4:00-4:15   Break
4:15-5:30   Learning activities

Sundays
   
9:30-11:15   Learning activities
11:15-11:30   Break
11:30-1:00   Learning activities
1:00-2:15   Lunch
2:15-4:00   Learning activities

Schedule subject to change. 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.


Course Syllabus 

All teaching is experiential and includes time for practice and feedback. Topics subject to change to meet the learning needs of students as the course progresses. 


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 hours total) 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 a given weekend, participants must attend the entire weekend, sign in and out each day, and sign a completed evaluation form.

psycholigistCEULogoPsychologists: You will earn 46.5 CE credits (15.5 credits per weekend for weekends 3, 4 and 5 of the training). CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact our administrator at contact@HakomiCA.org. For questions about CE, visit www.spiritualcompetency.com or contact David Lukoff, PhD at CE@spiritualcompetency.com


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

jon smJon 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.

 

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 (#23906) with a private practice in 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.