MINDFULNESS, ATTACHMENT, AND RELATIONSHIPS


About This Workshop
 

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
― Rumi

Most of us long for deeper connection in our friendships and romantic relationships. At the same time, as a result of our attachment wounds, we unconsciously put up barriers that prevent us from experiencing this. By learning how to identify these barriers and relax them, love and connection can flow more naturally.

In this workshop, which serves as an introduction to the Hakomi Method, we will use mindfulness and experiential exercises to explore attachment patterns in a way that is deeper than words or cognitive understanding can reveal. We will also discuss how these experiential tools can be used to uncover and explore relationship issues with clients, both couples and individuals.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • How to use mindfulness to gain deeper access to the unconscious
  • A deeper knowledge of how attachment patterns show up in relationships
  • How to somatically explore attachment styles using the body-mind connection
  • How to experientially transform attachment patterns
  • An overview of key principles and practices of the Hakomi Method


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.


Logistics

When
Saturday, January 28, 2017; 9:30-5:00

Where
Fort Mason
2 Marina Boulevard, Landmark Building A
San Francisco, CA 94123

Cost
Early Enrollment: $160 by December 17, 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 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: January 26, 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

Gal SzekelyGal Szekely, MA, LMFT is a Certified Hakomi Therapist and Teacher and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 50301) with a private practice in San Francisco. Gal is passionate about working with couples and individuals on relationship issues and is the founder of The Couples Center, a relationship counseling and education center. An experienced speaker, Gal gives talks all around the Bay Area on the issues of relationships and cultural differences. In addition to a masters degree in Counseling Psychology, Gal also holds a masters in Social-Organizational Psychology and has a background in the business world and as a management consultant. He has also taught a course in somatic couples therapy at the California Institute of Integral Studies. His work is influenced by a long time meditation practice, his appreciation of the body and a multicultural background.