About This Workshop

THIS WILL BE AN OPPORTUNITY TO DIRECTLY EXPERIENCE THE POWER and subtlety of the Hakomi Method.  You’ll observe live sessions demonstrated in a group setting with time to debrief and discuss the process. “Clients” will be chosen lottery style onsite if you’d like to volunteer. Come deepen your skills and experience the power and possibility of Hakomi Experiential Psychology.

YOU’LL DISCOVER THAT HAKOMI IS NOT ONLY A REFINED METHOD OF psychotherapy, but cultivates a way of being that allows helping professionals to experience greater mindfulness and compassion, reduced empathy fatigue, and more enlivening and transformative work.

During this experiential workshop you'll learn skills that you can immediately integrate into your psychotherapy practice, including:

  • Mindfulness for self-study
  • Use of contact statements rather than questions to deepen the exploration process
  • How to track information at the edge of clients’ awareness and use this information to deepen the process experientially
  • Techniques that include the body as a tool to enter into formative experiences
  • Strategic understanding of how to lead different kinds of processes to meet underlying character styles constructively
  • Gain an understanding of the overall Hakomi Method as a tool to therapeutic change and transformation of core belief systems

For Whom

This workshop will be of value to therapists, counselors, coaches and other helping professionals who are interested in learning more about Hakomi Experiential Psychology or who are considering further training in Hakomi; Hakomi trained therapists looking for inspiration and wishing to freshen their skills; as well as for individuals interested in experiencing the Hakomi Method for personal growth.

About Hakomi

The Hakomi Method of Experiential 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 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 the Hakomi Method.


Friday, December 11, 2015,  10:00-5:00

New Museum of Los Gatos
106 E. Main St.
Los Gatos, CA  95030

Early Enrollment: $195 by November 1, 2015
Regular Enrollment: $250

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

MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs:  This course meets the qualifications for 5 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. Provider number: PCE 4355.

Nurses: This course meets the qualifications for 5 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: December 8, 2015  

Click here to register.

For More Informatio

For further details please call 415-839-6788 or email contact@hakomiCA.org.


Julie2Julie Murphy, MA, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 83806), Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor and Certified Hakomi Therapist and Trainer with thirty years of experience teaching and working in the healing arts. Julie is adjunct faculty at John F. Kennedy University, was an instructor in the California Institute of Integral Studies Certificate Program in Mindfulness and Compassion in Psychotherapy and has presented at numerous professional conferences. She trains mental health professionals in California, Israel, Australia and Canada. Integrating her background in anthropology, contemplative psychology, attachment theory, Buddhism, and poetry, Julie has developed numerous programs that integrate cutting edge research with humanistic and contemplative approaches. Julie originated “Embodied Writing™”, a contemplative and somatic approach to creative writing and developed “Attending to Attachment”, a mindfulness-based somatic approach to healing adult attachment patterns and fostering well-being.  Her published works include “Loosening the Grip of Addictions: A Mindful Recovery” in The Therapist and the chapter “The Therapeutic Relationship” in Hakomi: Mindfulness Centered Somatic Psychotherapy:  A Comprehensive Guide to Theory and Practice. Julie practices experiential somatic psychotherapy with individuals, couples, adolescents and families in Santa Cruz, specializing in cultivating mindfulness and compassion in relationships, attachment theory, addictions counseling, well-being and creativity.