HAKOMI IN NATURE
Being Held by Nature


About This Workshop

This workshop is a Nature immersion journey exploring the edges where inner and outer Nature comes together. We will bring together mindfulness practices, the Hakomi Method and other somatic approaches, and nature-based practices. We will explore how Nature can provide a deeper level of safety, connection, and “holding.” We will discover, as a group journey, what becomes possible when we open to our experience in Nature in these ways.

This daylong exploration in Nature is for therapists, social workers, psychologists, life coaches, body workers, psychiatrists and other healing arts professionals.

Participants must have some experience with the Hakomi Method and other mindfulness-based practices. Enrollment is limited to 12 people.


Goals/Objectives

  • Explore the interface of experience in Nature and experience in the body.
  • Learn how to deepen into internal experience through mindfulness of relational experience in Nature.
  • Learn several Nature-based techniques for accessing core-level experience.
  • Engage the power of shared group experience and community in Nature, and its impact upon the way we experience ourselves.


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 the Hakomi Method.


Logistics

When
May 7, 2017; 9:30-5:00

Where
Mill Valley (private residence)

Cost
Early Enrollment: $160 by March 26, 2017; $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 non-attendance or cancellations received after the cancellation deadline.


Class Schedule

The schedule below applies to both our one-day and two-day workshops:

9:30-11:00   Brief talks, experiential exercises, demonstrations and/or other learning activities
11:00-11:10      Break
11:10-12:30   Brief talks, experiential exercises, demonstrations and/or other learning activities
12:30-1:40   Lunch
1:40-3:00   Brief talks, experiential exercises, demonstrations and/or other learning activities
3:00-3:10   Break
3:10-5:00   Brief talks, experiential exercises, demonstrations and/or other 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.


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 approval agency: CAMFT. Provider number: 82187.


Registration

Please register early as space is limited.

Registration deadline: May 5, 2017


For More Informatio
n

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


Instructor

ShaiShai Lavie, MA, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 35526) and 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 John F. Kennedy University.  He also teaches in the Mindfulness and Compassion Certificate Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Shai leads transformational groups that integrate Hakomi, Somatic Experiencing, group process, ritual and dream work. Shai has led therapeutic groups in Marin County and San Francisco schools for over 10 years.  He also has led over a dozen wilderness Rites of Passage programs for youth. Shai has been practicing Vipassana meditation for 25 years. Since 2001, Shai taught meditation in the Teen and Family Program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Please look for Shai's articles  in the September/October 2011 issue of Psychotherapy Networker (“In Search of a Lost Self”) and in the  September/October 2011 issue of The Therapist (“Mindfulness-Based Family Therapy”).

THE HAKOMI CHARACTER MAP

The Hakomi Character Map training details a complete set of character strategies—patterns of behavior, feeling and cognition that determine much of what happens in our internal and external lives. Many of the most difficult issues we confront in our personal and professional lives are linked to the unconscious strategies that keep us feeling stuck, small, afraid, and unlovable, to name a few.

Changing these patterns is possible through awareness, practice and experience. The Hakomi Character Map offers a kind of precision in accurately recognizing the patterns.  In addition to detailing the character map, this training will provide practical Hakomi tools to allow for deep and permanent shifts within the psyche.

Identifying these patterns and learning how to work with them, offers psychotherapists and other helping professionals a guide to the essential issues of human growth and change.


What You Will Learn

This training will support you to recognize commonly encountered character strategies/patterns through lecture, demonstrations and experiential exercises. For each type we will explore:

  • Etiology/developmental causes
  • Underlying emotional world and core beliefs
  • Body language and postures
  • The visceral feel of each strategy from inside the experience
  • Strengths and positive qualities
  • Relational habits, trances and projections
  • How to apply specific Hakomi interventions for each strategy


From the Instructors

How we respond to life is a complex weave of emotions and beliefs often rooted in what we have learned at each developmental milestone. The experiences of early childhood shape our minds and bodies in unique yet collectively recognizable pattern. The purpose of this training is to provide the opportunity to learn, by "walking in another's shoes." We will understand the developmental journey as we uncover the universal responses to how we are attached, loved, received, related to in our lives. This training will give you a deep understanding of people’s actions towards and feelings about themselves and others. The method of study is powerful, imaginative and accessible.


For Whom

Anyone interested in personal and spiritual growth or improving effectiveness with clients, including:

  • Psychotherapists, psychotherapy students and interns
  • Coaches and other helping professionals
  • Body workers and somatic coaches
  • Health practitioners
  • Spiritual counselors


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 the Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychology.


Logistics

Dates
September 22-24, 2017
October 27-29, 2017
November 17-19, 2017

Times
Friday 12:30-5:00
Saturday 9:30-5:00
Sunday 9:30-5:00

Location
Aquarian Heart Space
4920 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609

Cost
Early Enrollment: $1,550 by August 11, 2017; $1,750 thereafter
Repeat Tuiton: $875 (If you have previously taken "The Hakomi Character Map" or "Responding to Life" offered by the Hakomi Institute of CA, use discount code HCM-RS-E when registering.)

VISA, Mastercard and American Express accepted.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received by email or phone seven days in advance of the first day of training 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.


Class Schedule

Below is the schedule for each weekend of this training:

Fridays

   
12:30-2:00   Learning activities
2:00-2:10   Break
2:10-3:40   Learning activities
3:40-3:50   Break
3:50-5:00   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
3:45-5:00   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
2:00-3:30   Learning activities
3:30-3:45   Break
3:45-5:00   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.


Continuing Education

Psychotherapists: This course meets the qualifications for 15.5 hours of continuing education credit per weekend (46.5 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 submit a signed evaluation form.


Registration

Please register early as space is limited.

Registration deadline: September 15, 2017


For More Informatio
n

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


Instructors

ShirleysmallShirley Bar-Dvir, MA, LMFT (LMFT #44258) is a certified Hakomi Therapist and Teacher and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Shirley earned her BA in Social Work from Haifa University in Israel and her MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University in California. She has been practicing psychotherapy since 1997, seeing families, children, couples and individuals. Shirley’s clinical theoretical background is in psychodynamics, attachment, EMDR, Sensorimotor Trauma work, Enneagram, family therapy and Cranio Sacral therapy. In addition to teaching Hakomi in California, Shirley also practiced, supervised and taught Hakomi in Israel as a member of the “Hakomi Israel” team, and currently teaches and supervises at John F. Kennedy University. Spiritual practice and deep meditation supports her healing work and source her teaching. Shirley maintains a private practice at Anam Cara Therapy Center in Berkeley CA.

 

Susan1Susan San Tara, MA, MFT (LMFT 43157) is a licensed psychotherapist, Certified Hakomi Therapist, and Certified Hakomi Teacher. Susan has been in private practice seeing couples and individuals since 2000. In 2007, she co-founded Anam Cara Therapy Center in Berkeley. For many years, Susan has taught both clinical professionals and the general public and has also taught as an adjunct professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. Susan received her 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 twenty years. Susan weaves wisdom from the natural world, the poetry embedded in the body, and a love of the divine mystery into her warm, nurturing and friendly style, setting the tone for a dynamic and satisfying growth environment.

HEART SONG

A Music and Mindfulness Event with
Lior Tsarfaty and Rob Fisher


Co-Sponsored by Chochmat Halev 
and Hakomi Institute of California

 

Since ancient times, music has been used to connect us to our internal world and to help us explore different parts of ourselves.

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

In this workshop we will explore your essential self through mindfulness and the soul connecting quality of music. No musical ability is necessary. You can be tone deaf! Music has the capacity to touch us very deeply, evoke our feelings, move our bodies and inspire our spirits. 

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 around which we tend 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 and music filled environment where you can rediscover yourself in connection with others.

  • Experience the difference between your organic and your strategic selves.
  • Allow music to begin the process of healing the wounds which separated you from yourself and yourself from 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 others
  • Use traditional music from different parts of the world and modern exercises to bring our attention inward.
  • Use music as a tool for transformation and growth.
  • Experience the difference between your organic and your strategic selves.
  • Learn how to use sound to become more present to your inner self

This is a practical workshop that offers both a theoretical foundation for working with dreams and an experiential methodology that can immediately be integrated into therapeutic practice.


For Whom

The workshop is open and relevant to both clinicians and the general public and serves as prerequisite hours for Hakomi Comprehensive Training. Clinicians will leave with immediately applicable skills.


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 the Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychology.


Logistics

When
Sunday, December 10, 2017; 9:30-4:30

Location
Chochmat Halev
2215 Prince St.
Berkeley, CA  94705

Cost
Early Enrollment: $95 by November 30, 2017; $125 thereafter

VISA, Mastercard and American Express accepted

Cancellation Policy
Sorry, no refunds. Your tuition can, however, be transferred to another person of your choice.


Class Schedule

9:30-11:00 Learning activities
11:00-11:10      Break
11:10-12:30 Learning activities
12:30-2:00 Lunch
2:00-3:30 Learning activities
3:30-3:40 Break
3:40-4:30 Learning activities

All teaching is experiential and includes time for practice and feedback. Schedule subject to change. 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.


Continuing Education

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 approval agency: CAMFT. Provider number: 82187. To receive CE credit for this course, participants must attend the entire workshop, sign in and out each day, and submit a signed evaluation form.


Registration

Please register early as space is limited.

Registration deadline: December 8, 2017


For More 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


Instructors

rob1Rob Fisher, MFT (LMFT 22886), is a composer, author and internationally acclaimed trainer who teaches mindfulness, nature therapy and couples therapy in the US, Europe, Australia and Asia. A Certified Hakomi Therapist and Trainer, Rob is the author of Experiential Psychotherapy With Couples, A Guide for the Creative Pragmatist as well as chapters and articles on couples therapy and the psychodynamic use of mindfulness for Psychotherapy Networker, The Therapist, The Journal Of Couples Therapy, the USA Body Psychotherapy Journal, Psychotherapy in Australia and others. An advocate of the use of mindfulness and present moment experience in psychotherapy Rob serves as adjunct professor at JFK University. As a co-developer of the Mindfulness and Compassion in Psychotherapy Certificate Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies, he has brought together many leaders in the realms of mindfulness and psychotherapy to create one of the only programs in the US that teaches not just psychotherapeutic skills and techniques, but also helps participants develop their internal state.

 

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.

A TASTE OF HEART SONG

A Music and Mindfulness Event with
Lior Tsarfaty and Rob Fisher

Bring a friend who’s new to Hakomi for free!

 

Since ancient times, music has been used to connect us to our internal world and to help us explore different parts of ourselves.

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

Join us for an evening of music and community that will open our hearts and bring us closer to our true selves. Music has the capacity to touch us deeply, evoke our feelings, move our bodies and inspire our spirits.

This is a short version of our daylong workshop, designed to use music to connect with your essential self. Join us for an evening of music and chants that will open our hearts and bring us closer to our true selves.

Experience the power of chanting, singing, meditating and improvising in a safe and sacred environment.
No musical experience or ability is needed.


For Whom

The workshop is open and relevant to both clinicians and the general public.


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.


Continuing Education

No continuing education credit will be offered for this event.


Logistics

When
Saturday, November 11, 2017; 7:00-8:30 PM

Location
Rudramandir
830 Bancroft Way.
Berkeley, CA  94710

Cost
Early Enrollment: $20 by October 15, 2017; $35 thereafter
Bring a friend who's new to Hakomi for FREE!

VISA, Mastercard and American Express accepted

Cancellation Policy
Sorry, no refunds. Your tuition can, however, be transferred to another person of your choice. To transfer your tuition to another person, simply ask them to give your name at the door.


Registration

Please register early as space is limited.

Registration deadline: November 9, 2017


For More 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


Instructors

rob1Rob Fisher, MFT (LMFT 22886), is a composer, author and internationally acclaimed trainer who teaches mindfulness, nature therapy and couples therapy in the US, Europe, Australia and Asia. A Certified Hakomi Therapist and Trainer, Rob is the author of Experiential Psychotherapy With Couples, A Guide for the Creative Pragmatist as well as chapters and articles on couples therapy and the psychodynamic use of mindfulness for Psychotherapy Networker, The Therapist, The Journal Of Couples Therapy, the USA Body Psychotherapy Journal, Psychotherapy in Australia and others. An advocate of the use of mindfulness and present moment experience in psychotherapy Rob serves as adjunct professor at JFK University. As a co-developer of the Mindfulness and Compassion in Psychotherapy Certificate Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies, he has brought together many leaders in the realms of mindfulness and psychotherapy to create one of the only programs in the US that teaches not just psychotherapeutic skills and techniques, but also helps participants develop their internal state.

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.