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CANCELLED: Mindfulness and the Body: An Introduction to Hakomi
April 25 @ 10:00 am - April 26 @ 4:30 pm$260.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE OUT OF CAUTION FOR CONCERNS REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS.
April 25 & 26, 2020
12 CE Credits available for LPCs, MFTs, and MSWs.
IN THIS WORKSHOP YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO CULTIVATE AND UTILIZE A CLIENT’S MINDFUL AWARENESS OF THEIR PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCES IN ORDER TO OFFER DEEPER FREEDOM FROM INGRAINED PATTERNS AND LIMITING BELIEFS.
Hakomi is sometimes referred to as ‘Body-Centered Therapy” and indeed our founder, Ron Kurtz’s first book was entitled The Body Reveals (written with Rolfer Hector Prestera). In Hakomi we study how the body’s structure and patterns become a powerful doorway to unconscious core material, including the hidden core beliefs that shape our lives, relationships, and self-images.
Or to put it differently, and in the words of another pioneer of somatic work, Moshe’ Feldenkrais, “When you know what you are doing, then you can do what you want.” Our job as Hakomi practitioners is to help folks know what they are unconsciously doing.
Specifically, in this workshop we will study structure, posture, holding patterns and blocks, gestures and impulses as encoded in the nervous system (implicit memories).
By working with direct experience, Hakomi methods quickly access core material, allowing it to emerge safely into consciousness. Once
conscious, it can be re-evaluated, and where appropriate, powerfully
transformed. New possibilities can be explored and integrated, helping
the individual to build a more satisfying and effective life.
Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychology combines the Eastern traditions of mindfulness and non-violence with a unique, highly effective
methodology utilized by psychotherapists, pastoral counselors, movement therapists, art therapists, coaches, social workers and somatic educators.
FACULTY: Gregory Gaiser, PC, CHT
Gregory is a Hakomi veteran of nearly 40 years. Originally trained in massage therapy, Gregory has always been inspired by conscious, embodied living. He has also maintained an avid interest in the many developments in the field of body psychology, including recent advances in neuroscience. His training in Buddhist meditation is an important influence both as a clinician and as a pastoral counselor. Gregory has taught traditional Hakomi and Resolving Trauma Through the Body classes in the U.S., Europe, Canada, New Zealand and Japan since the early 1990s. He also co-designed and taught a graduate level course at Boulder College of Massage Therapy specializing in massage therapy for trauma survivors. He has taught the body psychology classes at Lauterstein-Conway School of Massage in Austin, TX. His true passion is assisting people to live embodied, purposeful and spiritually connected lives. This passion extends into his group work which fosters a sense of healthy community in all kinds of groups, from families to businesses. He currently resides in Austin, Texas.