PROFESSIONAL TRAINING LEVEL 2
in Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy
Los Angeles Area
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.
This training is for graduates of Hakomi Professional Training Level 1 with a desire to further integrate portions of the Hakomi Method into their practices, learn advanced mindfulness-centered and somatic techniques and explore more deeply how they're organized as a therapist.
Hakomi Professional Training Level 1
(subject to change)
October 20-22, 2017
November 10-12, 2017
December 8-10, 2017
January 19-21, 2018
February 9-11, 2018
March 16-18, 2018
April 20-22, 2018
Against the Stream Meditation Center
1001 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Tuition for Level 2
Regular Tuition: $3995
Early Registration Discount: $3595 if register 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 13, 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.
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.
Below is the schedule for each weekend of this training:
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
Psychotherapists: This course meets the qualifications for 97 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.
Psychologists: 36 CEs for psychologists are provided by The Spiritual Competency Resource Center which is co-sponsoring this program. 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 the program and its content. For questions about CE contact, visit www.spiritualcompetency.com or contact David Lukoff, PhD at email@example.com or (707) 763-3576.
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
"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
Shai Lavie, MA, LMFT (#35526) is 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 JFK University. Shai leads transformational groups that integrate Hakomi, Somatic Experiencing, group process, ritual and dream work. He also has led over a dozen wilderness Rites of Passage programs for youth. A practitioner of Vipassana meditation for 25 years, Shai has taught meditation in the Teen and Family Program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center since 2001. .
Julie Murphy, MA, RAS, LMFT (#83806) Certified Hakomi Trainer and Therapist, has over 25 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.
Susan San Tara MA, LMFT (#43157) is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 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.
Dominique Lando, MA, LMFT (#44542) is a Certified Hakomi Therapist and Teacher and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has a private practice in Berkeley, California, where she sees individuals and couples. Dominique is a co-founder of Anam Cara in Berkeley, CA, a community-based therapy center. She also serves as an adjunct professor at California institute for Integral Studies and the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, and teaches Hakomi Experiential Psychology at both of those institutions. Dominique draws not only from her training in somatic psychotherapy, Sensorimotor Trauma Therapy, and EMDR but also from her years working in the field of community development as an activist, eco-psychologist and Permaculture farmer. She integrates her multicultural background into her approach and places a strong emphasis on group synergy.