Mindfulness, Relationship, and the Healing of Trauma

 General Information

About This Workshop
In this workshop we will introduce some of the key components of the Hakomi Method and trauma healing.  We will develop key Hakomi skills—Mindfulness, Tracking, Contact, and Accessing—and then apply these skills to a mindfulness-based, body-centered methodology of trauma resolution.  Participants will leave with effective skills in tracking nervous system activation, developing the therapeutic relationship as resource for dysregulated clients, and how to apply somatic-based resourcing strategies to challenging situations.

About Hakomi
The Hakomi Method of Experiential Psychotherapy is an elegant, comprehensive and highly effective approach to human change. Hakomi combines mindfulness, the body, and 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 psychodynamic process. It is backed by thousands of hours of clinical applications and research into the neurological underpinnings of mindfulness. Hakomi can be successfully applied throughout a wide range of therapeutic applications (such as individual, couples and family therapy, group work) as well as in educational settings to facilitate self-exploration and personal growth.

Please click here for more detailed information about the Hakomi Method.

For Whom

  • Psychotherapists and Mental Health Workers
  • Body Therapists
  • Allied Health Workers
  • Students of Psychotherapy and Counseling

This weekend introduction to trauma and the Hakomi Method serves as a pre-requisite for From Trauma to Dharma: A Mindfulness-based Trauma Therapy Training taught by Manuela Mischke-Reeds, which will begin in January 2014.  [Students who have attended a trauma weekend as part of the Hakomi Comprehensive Training or Professional Skills Training qualify for From Trauma to Dharma without taking this intro weekend.]


Dates & Times
Saturday, October 19, 2013: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, October 20, 2013: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Sacred Streams Center
2149 Byron Street
Berkeley, CA 94702

Early Enrollment: $250 by September 6, 2013
Standard Enrollment: $320

VISA & Mastercard accepted.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received by mail 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 cancellations received after the cancellation deadline.

CEU’s Offered
This course meets the requirements for 12 hours of Continuing Education Units for MFTs and LCSW’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider # PCE 4355.

To Register
Click on  Register Now button at bottom.  Please register early as space is limited.

Registration deadline
October 17, 2013

More Information
Contact Hakomi Insitute of California at (415) 839-6788 or email  contact@HakomiCA.org.

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Shai Lavie, M.A., M.F.T, is 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 has conducted trainings at dozens of local agencies, universities, and counseling centers, and is adjunct faculty with Sophia University (formerly ITP). Shai has led dream groups and other transformational groups with adults and youth, as well as numerous wilderness-based Rites of Passage programs. Shai has been practicing Vipassana meditation for over 20 years and has taught meditation in the Teen and Family Program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center.  You can read articles from Shai Lavie in the Sept/Oct 2011 issues of Psychotherapy Networker (“Case Study”) and The California Therapist (“Mindfulness-Based Family Therapy”).