Exporing Your Essential Self Through Music and Mindfulness

About This Workshop

We would like to invite you to a unique event celebrating the connection between sounds, voice, silence, music and our inner experience.

Music has the capacity to touch us very deeply, evoke our feelings, move our bodies and inspire our spirits. Since ancient times, music has been used to connect us to our internal world and to help us explore different parts of ourselves. In this workshop, you will explore your essential self through mindfulness and the soul-connecting quality of music. No musical ability is necessary. You can be tone deaf!

We are born with an innate sense of love, personal mission, natural self-expression, authenticity and grace that often becomes compromised through the inevitable hurts and disappointments that wound us and cause us to contract away from our essence. This workshop is designed to help you reconnect with what is deepest in you, the music of your soul, the richness of your own song that is longing to be sung. You will be supported in embodying your own uniqueness in a safe, gentle, music filled environment where you can rediscover yourself in connection with others.  In this workshop, you will sing, chant, meditate and study the different experiences that music evokes in you. Through these activities, you will:

  • Experience the difference between your organic and your strategic selves
  • Allow music to begin the process of healing the wounds that separated you from yourself and others
  • Reconnect with your own uniqueness
  • Connect with others from a place of authenticity and celebration through music
  • Listen to a small group sing specifically to your heart
  • Participate in music that will evoke your compassion for self and others
  • Use modern exercises and traditional music from different parts of the world to bring your attention inward
  • Learn how to use sound to become more present to your inner self

For Whom

The 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 Psychotherapy 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.

Read more about Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychology.


Sunday, December 4, 2016; 9:30-5:00

Chochmat Halev
2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705

Early Enrollment: $160 by October 23, 2016; $195 thereafter

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 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.


Please register early as space is limited.

Registration deadline: December 2, 2016

For More Informatio

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robRob Fisher, LMFT (22886), is a composer, author and Certified Hakomi Therapist and Trainer who teaches mindfulness, nature therapy and couples therapy in the US, Europe, Australia and Asia. He is the author of Experiential Psychotherapy With Couples, A Guide for the Creative Pragmatist and of a number of chapters and articles published internationally on couples therapy and the psychodynamic use of mindfulness for Psychotherapy Networker, The Therapist, The Journal Of Couples Therapy, The USA Body Psychotherapy Journal, and Psychotherapy in Australia , among others. An advocate of the use of mindfulness and present experience in psychotherapy, Rob is an adjunct professor at JFK University. As the co-developer of the Mindfulness and Compassion in Psychotherapy Certificate Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies, he has brought together many of leaders in the realms of mindfulness and psychotherapy in one of the only US programs that teaches not just the skills of psychotherapy, but helps participants develop their internal state as well.

Lior Tsarfaty photoLior Tsarfaty is an internationally touring musician and recording artist. He weaves music and various healing modalities to create transformative experiences for his audience and clients. He does music "peace work" with Muslims and Jews and offers mindfulness and chanting workshops in the Bay Area and Israel. Lior has developed a unique and successful method of working musically with Alzheimer patients. His groundbreaking work is featured in the film There is a Place Your can also hear Lior's music here.