PROFESSIONAL TRAINING LEVEL 2

in Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy

Los Angeles Area

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2015 Hakomi Professional Training Grads
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In Level 1 Hakomi Professional Training, you immersed yourself in the basic principles and practices of Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy. In Hakomi Professional Training Level 2, you will expand your skills in the Hakomi Method 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 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 Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy

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.

 

Prerequisites

Hakomi Professional Training Level 1


2019-2020 Schedule

(subject to change)

Dates
October 11-13, 2019    
November 8-10, 2019               
December 6-8, 2019           
January 17-19, 2020            
February 21-23, 2020   
March 20-22, 2020               
April 17-19, 2020    

Times
Friday: 1:00-6:00
Saturday: 9:30-5:30
Sunday: 9:30-4:00

Location
A private residence in
the Beverly/Fairfax area of
Los Angeles, CA 90048


Tuition

Regular Tuition: $3995

Early Registration Discount: $3595 if registered by August 30, 2019

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 4, 2019 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 work-study grants is available on a limited basis. Participants interested in this option should submit a Work-Study Application by August 21, 2019.


Cancellation Policy

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.


Class Schedule

Below is the schedule for each weekend of this training:

Fridays

 

   
1:00-2:30   Learning activities
2:30-2:45   Break
2:45-4:15   Learning activities
4:15-4:30   Break
4:30-6:00   Learning activities

Saturdays

 

   
9:30-11:00   Learning activities
11:00-11:15      Break
11:15-12:30   Learning activities
12:30-2:00   Lunch
2:00-3:30   Learning activities
3:30-3:45   Break
3:45-5:30   Learning activities

Sundays

 

   
9:30-11:00   Learning activities
11:00-11:15   Break
11:15-12:45   Learning activities
12:45-2:00   Lunch
2:00-4:00   Learning activities

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

 
Continuing Education

Psychotherapists: This course meets the qualifications for 15.5 hours of continuing education credit per weekend (108.5 hours total) for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CE approval agency CAMFT. Provider number: 82187. To receive CE credit for a given weekend, participants must attend the entire weekend, sign in and out each day, and sign a completed evaluation form.

psycholigistCEULogoPsychologists: You will earn 46.5 CE credits (15.5 credits per weekend for weekends 3, 4 and 5 of the training). CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) which is co-sponsoring this program. The 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 this program and its content. For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact our administrator at contact@HakomiCA.org. For questions about CE, visit www.spiritualcompetency.com or contact David Lukoff, PhD at CE@spiritualcompetency.com

 
Academic Credit

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


Testimonials

"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 

 
Faculty

Susan1Susan 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. She received a master's 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. 
 

ShaiShai Lavie, MA, LMFT is a Certified Hakomi Therapist and Trainer and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#35526) with a private practice in San Anselmo, CA. Shai has been practicing Vipassana meditation for 30 years, has studied numerous psychological and spiritual approaches to human growth, and is certified in the Somatic Experiencing method of working with trauma. Shai serves as adjunct professor at Sofia University (formerly the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology), has taught for other graduate programs, and has led trainings for numerous organizations, both in California and internationally.


Scott smScott Eaton, MA, LMFT is a co-director of the Hakomi Institute of California, a Certified Hakomi Therapist and Trainer, and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#23906) with a private practice in San Francisco and Emeryville. A psychotherapist for over 30 years, Scott began studying Hakomi in 1994 and has been actively involved ever since. In addition, he has created and/or led workshops and trainings throughout the world for over three decades. Scott works with adults of all sexual orientations and specializes in LGBTQ issues, sexuality, spirituality, shame reduction, PTSD, recovery, and relationship dynamics. More recently he has been actively working with and coaching those in the process of spiritual awakening. Scott is a long-standing teacher of meditation and an avid world traveler.