Hakomi workshops are designed to give participants an experience of the Hakomi method, and also to provide a brief experience of the Hakomi training for those interested in enrolling.
Introductory workshops introduce the principles and basic techniques of the Hakomi method, including the psychodynamic use of mindfulness and nonviolence in psychotherapy, the use of somatic (body-centered) techniques, and the foundation of loving presence.
Workshops are highly experiential, and skilled instructors teach, illustrate and demonstrate the concepts and methodology, including use of the Hakomi method to rapidly and safely access core, unconscious material.
Instructors guide participants through exercises designed to contact, experience, and study core aspects of themselves and others. Working singly, in pairs, or in small groups, members use Hakomi methodology to begin to explore how core formative experiences and beliefs influence and shape personal choices.
As introductory workshops are designed for both professionals as well as individuals interested in experiencing Hakomi, they provide the participant with tools which can be used both professionally in the therapeutic context, and personally to enhance understanding of self and others, deepen relationships and improve communication.
Participants report numerous positive results from attending Hakomi workshops, including:
- An understanding of the principles and applications of the Hakomi method.
- The introduction of a set of skills which can be immediately useful with clients.
- An increased sense of mindfulness and somatic awareness.
- A deeper awareness of self and greater capacity to relate with others .
- A deeply positive and satisfying experience.
If you are interested in training in Hakomi therapy, attending at least two or more workshop days serve a prerequisite for applying to the Hakomi training. This requirement provides you with enough experience of the Hakomi method to know if it is genuinely the right program for you. As you may note on the schedule of workshops, additional specialty workshops are listed and offered by members of the Teaching Staff.