An Introduction to the Hakomi Method


About This Workshop

Have you been aware of your client’s physical presence, the way they sit, a repetitive gesture, the tightening of their shoulders but haven’t known how to include it in the therapeutic process? Have you wanted to work more somatically but haven’t had the tools?

By bringing mindful awareness to the body – our own and our client's – we begin to develop an exquisite sensitivity and attunement to others. Learn to listen and support the deep intelligence of your client's physical experience. By slowing down and creating physical experiments in mindfulness, we begin to access and transform habitual and limiting patterns. In this one-day workshop, an overview of the Hakomi Method will be presented and we will explore through lecture, demonstrations and experiential learning, ways to include the body in the therapeutic process.

In this workshop:

  • Learn to work experientially using gesture, posture, impulse, sensation, and touch
  • Begin to translate the language of the body into words, images and memories
  • Find creative ways to work with the body that are gentle and effective

This workshop serves as an introduction to the Hakomi Method of Experiential Psychology. It will provide an experiential overview as well as include skills and theory that are unique to Hakomi.  The workshop is open and relevant to both clinicians and the general public; clinicians will leave with immediately applicable tools.

For Whom

This workshop is open and relevant to clinicians, caoches and other helping professionals as well as the general public and serves as prerequisite hours for the Hakomi Comprehensive Training. Helping professionals will leave with immediately applicable tools.

About Hakomi

The Hakomi Method of Experiential 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 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.

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Saturday, October 10, 2015,  9:30-5:00

7635 W. Zayante Road
Felton, CA 95018

Early Enrollment: $160 by September 5, 2015
Regular Enrollment: $195

VISA & Mastercard 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 cancellations received after the cancellation deadline.

Continuing Education

MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs:  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 provider: Hakomi Institute of California. Provider number: PCE 4355.

Nurses: This course meets the qualifications for 6 contact hours of continuing education for RNs. CE Provider Eva Giedt approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider number: 14707.  Eva Giedt is a co-sponsor of this training.


Please register early as space is limited.

Registration deadline: October 8, 2015  

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For More Informatio

For further details please call 415-839-6788 or email contact@hakomiCA.org.


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Nicole photoNicole Heinrich, MA, MFT is a Certified Hakomi Therapist and Teacher and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC 35701). She began her love and long term study of Hakomi in 1989 with Ron Kurtz and has extensive experience working with somatic approaches to trauma, somatic resourcing, psychodynamic, relational and attachment therapies. Nicole received a masters degree in Somatic Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies and has over 20 years of clinical experience. She has private practices in San Francisco and Santa Cruz working with individuals, couples and groups and supervises interns at the Marina Counseling Center and The Center for Somatic Psychotherapy. She also has years of training and experience with different forms of bodywork, meditation and contemplative movement. With an open heart and a deep trust in the present moment, Nicole brings a depth of knowledge to her therapy practice and teaching.