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Welcome to the

Hakomi Institute of China

Professional Trainings, Weekend Workshops and
Personal Development Workshops

The Hakomi Institute of China is a professional educational organization dedicated to providing high quality trainings in Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychology for practitioners in the healing arts and for individuals and groups who would like to live in a kinder, more compassionate, happier and more generous world.

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We offer workshops and trainings to healing arts practitioners, coaches, counselors, body workers, psychotherapists, pastoral counselors, educators, doctors and other helping professionals who value the Hakomi Method and its gentle and precise methods for surfacing and shifting limiting core beliefs and the models of the world, our selves and others that fundamentally our lives.

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Hakomi has been taught and practiced worldwide for over 30 years. It combines body-oriented techniques with verbal interventions supported by unique guiding principles. These principles--body-mind holism, mindfulness, non-violence, unity and organicity--create a gentle and respectful frame for inner exploration, personal growth, and the gentle and deep transformation of unconscious core material.

All of our trainings are experiential and include time for practice. Teaching assistants provide supervision in a safe, gentle and encouraging learning environment. Included in our trainings are new findings and applications from the fields of trauma, attachment and developmental and interpersonal neuroscience.

We also provide workshops and retreats for the general public that utilize mindfulness to explore our essential selves, our relationships with each other with our natural environment and with ourselves.


Upcoming Workshops:

Hong Kong Professional Training Level 1

Starts January 19, 2017

Contact: susannawongip@gmail.com

Shanghai Mindfulness in the Healing Arts Workshop

Dates: January 12, 2017

Contact: susannawongip@gmail.com

Shanghai Mindful Relationships Retreat

Dates: January 7-10, 2017

Contact: WeChat ID: ruijuan_rita


Beijing Mindful Relationships Retreat

Dates: January 4-5

Contact: WeChat ID: Hutt08


Shanghai, China – January 12, 2017
Mindfulness in Counseling and the Healing Arts – The Hakomi Method

Join psychotherapist, professor, author and international speaker, Rob Fisher, MFT in this one day workshop in which we will explore and experience some practical approaches for using mindfulness in psychotherapy and the healing arts. Through the use of lecture, demonstration, experiential exercises and practices you will learn how attention to the present moment with compassion and without agenda can deepen healing arts sessions exponentially.

Learn how to use present moment experience as a gateway to join deeply wihth clients, and explore their internal models of life, relationships and the self. Explore how the body provides rich information about the psyche, and a simple approach to invoking mindfulness that can help lead a client on an internal journey of pseronal discovery.

Mindfulness is one of the most powerful and effective tools in counseling.  It assists them to gently access and talk about deep levels of delicate material that underlie the repetitive patterns in which they become mired in their lives. Working experientially and somatically adds significant depth, impact and aliveness for therapist and client alike.

This workshop is an opportunity to learn the basic skills of Hakomi, a method that has been using mindfulness and the body for over 30 years.

What You Will Learn

  • Tracking & contacting – how to track and use somatic cues like tone of voice, gestures, facial expressions and body posture to access unconscious material  and deeply held implicit psychological blueprints of the self, others and what it means to be alive in the world
  • Mindfulness – how to induce a specific state of consciousness that helps clients deepen their awareness
  • Present Moment Live Experience – using experiential exercises as a way to explore client’s issues in a direct and tangible way that quickly go to the heart of the issue

For Whom

The workshop is open and relevant to anyone in the healing arts -  psychotherapists, body workers, counselors, pastoral counselors, coaches, social workers, psychiatrists and others.

Workshop Details

Date:                       January 12, 2017
Time:                       9 AM to 5 PM
Address:                 Discovery Room, the Living Room by Octave, No. 357, West Jianguo Road, Shanghai, China
Language:              English with simultaneous Chinese translation
RSVP:                     Space is limited.  Please RSVP to Ms. Ylang Huang (Email: ylanghuang@livingoctave.com), Tel: 021-80130008

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Director of Hakomi Institute of China


Rob Fisher, LMFT, is a psychotherapist, consultant and supervisor in private practice in Mill Valley, California, and has Hakomi taught Hakomi the world over, including Bali, China, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Macedonia and Russia. A Certified Hakomi Therapist and Trainer, Rob also serves as an adjunct professor at JFK University. An internationally recognized expert in couples therapy, Rob is is the author of Experiential Couples Therapy: A Guide for the Creative Pragmatist, published by Zieg/Tucker as well a contributor to numerous other books and articles published internationally. He has been a master or keynote presenter at the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Conference, Couple Conference, Relationship Council Family Therapist Conference and a presenter at the USABP and Psychotherapy Networker annual conferences among many others. Contact: e mail: wildtemple@aol.com or WeChat ID: Wildtemple1




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Hosted by Rob Fisher and Manuela Mischke-Reeds, Certified Hakomi Trainers

September 29-October 1

Dear {subtag:name|part:first|ucfirst},

Are you new to Hakomi and curious about its powerful methods for breaking free of limiting beliefs, old traumas and addictive spirals?

Or are you trained in Hakomi and looking to deepen your knowledge of its unique mindfulness-based somatic techniques for healing and personal growth?

If either of these is true for you, we warmly invite you to join us for the first-ever Hakomi Global Summit presented by The Shift Network on September 29-October 1, 2015.

It’s an honor to be among 15+ of the world’s top Hakomi experts speaking at this unprecedented gathering. We hope you’ll join us for this extraordinary opportunity to learn from renowned Hakomi teachers from the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia working in fields from psychotherapy to coaching to bodywork and business consulting—including some of our own California faculty!

HakomiSummit email

Summit Program and Presenters

Hakomi & The Essential Self with Jon Eisman
The Mindful Tracker with Jaci Hull
The Art of Connecting with Lorena Monda
The Mindful Therapist with John Perrin
Architectural Blueprints: How We Organize Our Beliefs in the Body-Mind with Gal Szekely
Working in the Present Moment with David Fish
Connected in Love with Julie Murphy
Accessing & Opening the Door to the Unconscious with Dominique Lando, Susan San Tara
Hakomi-Wired: How Neuroscience Informs the Hakomi Method with Shai Lavie
Resistance is NOT a Problem with Karen Baikie
Mindfulness & Sexuality with Maci Daye
Loving Presence with Donna Martin
A Wider Net: Cultures of Creativity, Compassion & Care (Hakomi in Business) with Mukara Meredith
Safe Touch with Morgan Holford
Attachment Wounds with Donna Roy
The Use of the Body in Psychotherapy with Halko Weiss

For more details or to register, visit The Hakomi Global Summit info page.

Summit Format

  • Signing up gives you free access to all the live expert sessions.
  • You can listen to the replays online for up to 48 hours after the original broadcasts.
  • You can choose to listen to all sessions or just a selection.
  • Each session will be around 30-45 minutes long.
  • There will be an option to pay to upgrade to receive additional Hakomi resources, which you can sign up for or decline.

What’s Unique about Hakomi?


In our experience, Hakomi Experiential Psychology offers one of the most inspiring and effective integrative approaches to psychotherapy and personal growth that's emerged at the interface of psychology, somatics and spiritual practice.

Many transformative practices either draw on the wisdom of soul, the insights of the mind OR the healing of the body. But as you’ll experience in this event, very few are as truly multidimensional as Hakomi—which offers healing on biological, psychological, emotional AND spiritual levels.

What’s so extraordinary about Hakomi is the way it synthesizes the best of time-tested Eastern and Western modalities into one all-encompassing dynamic method that aims to transform the person as a whole.

                                 RSVP here for The Hakomi Global Summit — at no charge!

We’re delighted to participate in this exciting online event from September 29 - October 1, 2015 and hope you'll join us to directly experience the power and possibility of Hakomi Experiential Psychology.


Rob Fisher and Manuela Mischke-Reeds
Co-Hosts of The Shift Network’s Hakomi Global Summit

For information on other
events offered by the Hakomi Institute of California, 
please visit www.HakomiCA.org

Hakomi Institute of California
343 Soquel Avenue, Box 16
Santa Cruz, CA 95062