About This Workshop

Life inevitably includes suffering, but it also includes opportunities for contentment, pleasure, joy, support and simple satisfaction.  

Being able to open, turn towards and allow ourselves to fully experience nourishment, satisfaction and support is important, whether we’re dealing with relational difficulties, healing trauma, working with food issues or addictions or simply wanting a more fulfilling life. And yet, we may find that taking in nourishment or support can sometimes evoke anxiety or resistance because of limiting beliefs we've unconsciously picked up in response to past experiences.

This workshop will help you to understand how the mind becomes “Velcro for negative experiences and Teflon for positive ones” and how to expand your capacity to take in nourishment, positive experiences and support. Using the Hakomi principles, you will mindfully start to explore, experiment, and foster growth at the edge of what we call “the nourishment barrier.”

For Whom

This workshop is open and relevant to both clinicians and the general public and serves as prerequisite hours for Hakomi Comprehensive Training.

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.


Saturday, October 22; 9:30-5:00

Anam Cara Healing Center
2915 Martin Luther King Way
Berkeley, CA 94703

Early Enrollment: $160 by September 9, 2016
Regular Enrollment: $195

VISA, Mastercard and American Express 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 non-attendance or cancellations received after the cancellation deadline.

Continuing Education

Psychotherapists: 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. CE approval agency: CAMFT. Provider number: 82187.

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 20, 2016 

For More Informatio

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


David smDavid Fish, MA, LMFT has been a certified Hakomi Therapist (LMFT 50301) for 18 years. He has private practices in Berkeley and Marin. As well as specializing in Hakomi, he leads groups and does individual therapy with people who struggle 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 has a warm, collaborative, down-to-earth teaching style that is lively, well-informed and human.