Hakomi Institute Faculty
Our international faculty are psychotherapists, counselors, social workers, and professionals in their fields. They continue to develop and evolve the Hakomi Method in alignment with new discoveries in the psychotherapy and neuroscience fields. They also use their in-depth ongoing experience in clinical practice to enhance and evaluate the effectiveness of new developments in the Method.
Our faculty create a mindful, supportive training environment where the Hakomi techniques and methodology can be explored in a safe, experiential context. Many also teach in universities worldwide, allowing them to integrate their academic expertise and knowledge of current research and developments in the field of psychology. Click here to see the many colleges and universities where Hakomi Institute faculty teach.
Trainers: North America, Pacifica, Israel
The Training Staff are authorized to teach Hakomi Workshops and lead Hakomi Trainings.
Cedar Barstow, M.Ed., is a Certified Hakomi Therapist in private practice, and a Certified Hakomi Trainer. She has led trainings nationally and internationally, in England, Ireland, Asheville, N.C., Santa Barbara, Seattle, Chicago, and Atlanta, and has taught workshops throughout the U.S., and in the South Pacific. Cedar is currently developing and teaching a professional training in Ethics and Right Use of Power. She served as Administrative Director of the Hakomi Institute for ten years, has served on the Board of Directors, Ethics Committee, and as Managing Editor of the Hakomi Forum. As Hakomi Librarian, she collects, organizes, and re-distributes the computerized log of evolving theory, curriculum, and exercises. She is the author of several books on women and healing, and is a core member of a ceremonial dance community in Boulder, Colorado.
4 Lawterdale Circle #2
Asheville, NC 28804
Karen C. Blicher, L.C.S.W, CHT, C.I.F.S.T., is a Certified Hakomi Therapist, a Certified Hakomi Trainer and a Lead Trainer of the Internal Family Systems model for the Center for Self Leadership in Chicago. She enjoys teaching the principles and techniques of Hakomi and IFS to a variety of audiences and utilizes Hakomi and IFS in her role as teacher, administrator, clinician and consultant. Karen has also served on the Board of Directors of the Hakomi Institute for several years and has been an Organizer of Hakomi trainings for over a decade. Known for her well organized and playful teaching style, she is committed to creating a safe and inspiring training environment. An avid outdoor enthusiast, Karen spends her leisure time hiking, backpacking and kayaking.
P.O. Box 233
Decatur, GA 30033
Maci Daye, Ed.S., L.P.C., is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Hakomi Trainer, Certified Master Career Counselor and Life Coach who operates LifeWorks Seminars and Counseling, Inc. in Atlanta, GA. Maci has graduate degrees in Education and Counseling from Harvard and Georgia State Universities and is a Level II Intermediate Practitioner of Somatic Experiencing. She has been practicing Hakomi for 25 years and has served on the Hakomi Institute Board of Directors. She has been on the Hakomi faculty since 2001, teaching in Atlanta, Virginia and Minnesota, and is the Lead Trainer in Asheville, North Carolina and a Co-Founder of Hakomi Mallorca in Spain. Maci has a particular interest in sexual enrichment for couples, and has developed a series of couple’s retreats, called Passion and Presence®, on the Art and Practice of Mindful Sex.
1370 Riverside Ave.
Boulder, CO 80304
Phil Del Prince, M.A., L.P.C.C., is a Senior Trainer and Co-Founder of the Hakomi Institute. He has been a practicing therapist for over 27 years, and a trainer at all levels of the Hakomi Method since its inception. His teaching and therapy rest on a broad base of training and experience with traditional counseling approaches, Gestalt, Bioenergetics, Group Therapy, and Psychodrama. Phil is particularly interested in teaching the neuropsychology underlying psychotherapy and the Hakomi Method. He also enjoys assisting students and therapists to refine and integrate their skills in the Hakomi Method with their unique personal wisdom and professional styles. Phil and his family live in Boulder, Colorado, where he maintains a private practice.
Scott Eaton, M.A., M.F.T., has been facilitating groups, workshops and trainings in the United States and Europe for over 30 years. He is a licensed psychotherapist and has maintained a private psychotherapy practice in San Francisco and Oakland, California since 1988. He works with adults of all sexual orientations and specializes in GLBT issues, spirituality, shame reduction, PTSD, recovery, and relationship dynamics. In addition, Scott is a long standing teacher of meditation and an avid world traveller.
6836 Highway 66
Ashland, OR 97520
Jon Eisman is a Founding Trainer of the Hakomi Institute, a member of its Board of Directors, and serves as co-director for Hakomi of Canada, director of Hakomi of Oregon, and adjunct faculty for Hakomi of San Francisco. With an extensive background of academic and clinical study in alternative healing methods, he has been studying and practicing psychotherapy since 1978. He has taught at, or in conjunction with, Dominican University, Antioch University, Southern Oregon University, JFK University, Marylhurst College, Southwest College and the Fielding Institute for Graduate Studies. He has also served as staff and clinical Psychotherapist at Plaza Santa Maria Hospital for Metabolic Disorders. Jon’s particular area of interest is Hakomi Character Theory, and its interface with Child Development, the “child states” of Consciousness, and the re-creation of functional family systems. He is also a crusader for the application of Hakomi Principles in group process. Jon has led trainings in North America, Europe, and New Zealand. He has written two books,and is the creator of a unique model of human dynamics, “The Re-Creation of the Self.”
3822 Edinburgh Street
Burnaby, BC. V5C1R6 Canada
Beth Falch-Nielsen, R.C.C., is a Certified Hakomi Therapist and Trainer, and a Registered Clinical Counsellor. She has been in the counselling field since 1976, and has been in private practice since 1987 She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia and has a private practice both in Vancouver and part time on Vancouver Island. Beth is the lead Hakomi Trainer for Edmonton, Alberta and also teaches in Calgary, Alberta. Presently in Vancouver, she is leading small mentoring groups and on-going supervision groups. Beth offers both individual and couples counseling. Clients and students say that Beth brings a calm, centered place in herself to her work, that provides a nurturing and strong container in which to grow and learn. She also brings the ability to articulate, in simple language, the complex concepts of human behavior.
Rob Fisher, M.A., M.F.T., is a psychotherapist, consultant and CAMFT certified supervisor in private practice in Mill Valley. He is a certified Hakomi Therapist and Teacher. He is an adjunct professor at JFK University where he teaches marriage and family therapy classes and case consultation seminars as well as an adjunct professor at CIIS where he teaches Hakomi and Theories and Techniques of Body Oriented Psychotherapy. He also teaches couples therapy at the post graduate level at a variety of agencies in San Francisco and Marin country. He is the publisher of the Couples Psychotherapy Newsletter and the author of a book about experientially oriented couples therapy entitled Experiential Psychotherapy With Couples, A Guide for the Creative Pragmatist, published by Zeig/Tucker. He has been a Master and Peer Presenter at the annual CAMFT Conference and at other national conferences such as the USABP. He is also a California State Licensed Continuing Education Provider.
633 W. Dittmar Road
Austin, TX 78745
Gregory Gaiser, is an Organizational Consultant, Pastoral Counselor, and a Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychology veteran of over 30 years. Originally trained in massage therapy, Gregory maintains 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 in his work. Mindful awareness, respect for living systems, and non-violence are the foundations for his work with both organizations and individuals. Gregory is a trained facilitator for the Right Use of Power Institute which specializes in resolving ethical issues between individuals and groups. Gregory has taught traditional Hakomi and Resolving Trauma Through the Body classes in the U.S., Europe, Canada and New Zealand and Japan. He also co-designed and taught a graduate level course at Boulder College of Massage Therapy specializing in massage therapy for trauma survivors including survivors of the Columbine shootings. He has also taught the body psychology classes at Lauterstein-Conway School of Massage in Austin, TX. His passion is assisting people and organizations in developing a clear sense of purpose, emotional intelligence and resiliency, and capacity for connection.
410 Palm Ave. #A7
Carpinteria, CA. 93013
Maya Shaw Gale, M.A., is a Certified Hakomi Practitioner and Trainer and has served on the Board of Directors of the Hakomi Institute for many years. She has trained professionals in the Hakomi Method in California, Kansas, Georgia, North Carolina, and for the past 15 years in New Zealand and Australia. Maya has also trained in Process-Oriented Psychology and World Work Conflict Resolution, Ericksonian Hypnosis, Embodied Dreamwork , Holodynamics, Authentic Movement and holds her Master’s degree in Expressive Arts Therapy. Maya is a certified life coach and has a mindfulness-based wellness coaching practice in Santa Barbara, CA with a focus on individuals, couples and organizations moving through transition. She is also a Certified Trainer with the Circle of Life Coaching Foundation and, as adjunct faculty of Cambridge College Graduate School of Education for 8 years, trained educators in curriculum applications of somatic awareness, mindfulness and emotional intelligence. Maya is also a performance artist in dance/theater and brings her love of movement and embodied learning processes into her teaching, counseling and coaching work. She particularly enjoys sharing her transformational work in nature retreat settings and is the founder of Women in the Wild, Inner Nature/ Outer Nature, and True Nature Retreats.
7815 Spring Dr
Boulder, CO 80303
Melissa Grace, M.A., has served as Lead Trainer for the Hakomi Comprehensive Trainings in Boulder, Colorado and Princeton, NJ (Northeast U.S. training) for over fifteen years. She is co-director of Spring Grove, offering a range of services including psychotherapy, life coaching, executive coaching and organizational consulting. As core faculty for the Hakomi Institute, Melissa serves on the Board of Directors, and has trained students throughout the U.S. including Boulder and Durango, CO, Atlanta, GA, Asheville, NC, Princeton, NJ, and Newport, RI.; also leading Advanced Supervision Trainings in Boulder and Princeton. Melissa has been trained as a life coach and executive coach through the Coaches Training Institute, The Institute for Life Coaching, and Conversant. She has trained in group leadership with the National Training Laboratory and the Group Leadership Training, and has facilitated groups for twenty years. Melissa also brings a dance and movement background to all of her workshops and trainings. She lives with her family and has a private practice in Boulder.
511 Fulton Lane
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Morgan Holford, has been a Trainer for the Hakomi Institute since 1990. She has led trainings in many cities throughout the U.S. and has taught Hakomi at Southwestern College and Scherer Institute in Santa Fe, N.M. One of Morgan’s loves is to work with Hakomi graduates to help them deepen their skills with the method and become certified. Morgan co-created and continues to teach the Hakomi for Bodyworkers Training, bringing key elements of the Hakomi Method to this population of health practitioners. She provides consultation for other practicing therapists on the inclusion of the body in the psychotherapeutic process. She also designed Embodying Spirit, a series of experiential workshops. She has been a practicing therapist for 25 years in Santa Fe, integrating her trainings in Hakomi, couples work, somatic trauma therapy, massage and the Rosen Method. She is an adjunct therapist offering Hakomi and somatic trauma resolution at Life Healing Center, a residential trauma and addictions treatment center. Morgan brings her deep commitment to spiritual growth and embodiment to her work with individuals, couples and groups.
1137 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
Jaci Hull, M.A., L.M.F.T., leads Hakomi trainings and workshops throughout the U.S. and Canada. She has served as as faculty for the Somatic Psychology M.A. program at Naropa University and for the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute. Jaci is on the Hakomi Institute Board of Directors and is a co-developer of Experiential Couples Psychotherapy. She received her degree in Contemplative Psychotherapy from Naropa University in 1997. Her post-graduate training includes Family Therapy, EMDR II, Somatic Trauma Resolution, Brainspotting, Group Leadership Training and she is a Certified Relational Life Therapist. She brings her extensive experience, as well as warmth, safety, and humor, to her teaching. A licensed psychotherapist in private practice for over 25 years, Jaci works with individuals and couples, emphasizing clear, heartfelt and solution-focused communication.
Gregory Johanson, Ph.D., L.P.C., is a Founding Trainer of the Hakomi Institute. He is editor of the Hakomi Forum, and has served as co-editor (with Ralph Cohen) of the Journal of Self Leadership, Book Review Editor of the Journal of Spirituality in Counseling, and on the editorial committees of the Journal of Pastoral Care, the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy Journal, and the Annals of the American Psychotherapy Association. He has taught in a number of schools, including the graduate schools of Loyola in Chicago and Northeastern Illinois State University, and as Research Faculty at the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute. Greg leads Hakomi workshops and trainings throughout the United States and overseas in Japan and Hong Kong, and is a trainer in Internal Family Systems work. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Pastoral Psychotherapist with degrees in psychology, philosophy, and theology, who was awarded a Post-Doctoral Fellowship with the Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University. He has published over one hundred items in the fields of pastoral theology and psychotherapy including the book (with Ron Kurtz) “Grace Unfolding: Psychotherapy in the Spirit of the Tao-te Ching”, which has been translated into five languages. He is co-editor of the new book Hakomi Mindfulness-Centered Somatic Psychotherapy: A Comprehensive Guide to Theory and Practice. His special interest is in Integral Psychology, which relates spirituality to individual consciousness and behavior, in the context of social and cultural issues. Greg currently lives and practices in Oregon.
Boulder, CO 80304
Mukara Meredith, M.S.W., has over 30 years of experience in teaching, consulting, and training. In addition to her Hakomi work, she is developer of the Matrixworks approach to working with groups as Living Systems, and trains individuals and corporate leaders internationally (in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia and Central/South America) in this Hakomi-based approach. In her corporate work with Proctor and Gamble, Mattel, The Gap, General Mills and other large organizations, Mukara trains executives and employees to work together to facilitate the change and transformation inherent in groups. Since 1993 she has also served as Adjunct Faculty at Naropa University, teaching Group Process Leader for the Somatic Psychology department and developing curriculum for the Environmental Leadership program. Mukara believes knowledge of groups, membership, and leadership is key to our personal, community, and planetary healing. A Buddhist practitioner for over 20 years, Mukara is devoted to the practical application of world wisdom teachings in everyday life.
Willowbank Holistic Center, 4 Willowbank
Dunedin, New Zealand
Suhari Mommsen-Bohm is a registered Psychotherapist and Naturopath. She has been a health practitioner for over 30 years, beginning as a medical doctor in Germany. Since living in New Zealand her interest has turned towards Complimentary and Alternative Medicine. She studied Hakomi Experiential Psychotherapy in the early 90’s and became a teacher with the Hakomi Pacifica Team in 2001. She is currently part of the teaching staff in the New Zealand Hakomi training, offering workshops in New Zealand and Australia and presenting at conferences. She was awarded “ Advanced Clinical Practice” by the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists (N.Z.A.P.) and has been in private practice in Dunedin for over 20 years, integrating Natural Medicine and Hakomi with a passion for Mind-Body Holism. She has a particular interest in the use of mindfulness in chronic pain syndrome, as a supportive treatment in illness and stress management.
P.O. Box 781
Placitas, NM 87043
Lorena Monda, M.S., D.O.M., L.P.C.C., has been a practicing psychotherapist since 1977. She is also a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and a member of Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh’s core community, the Order of Interbeing. In addition to teaching Hakomi, Lorena is on the faculty of the AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in Austin, Texas where she teaches courses in clinical communication integrating Hakomi skills. She is also a certified teacher of Sheng Zhen Qigong. Lorena is co-editor of the book Hakomi Mindfulness-Centered Somatic Psychotherapy: A Comprehensive Guide to Theory and Practice, author of the book The Practice of Wholeness: Spiritual Transformation in Everyday Life and coeditor of the book I Have Arrived, I Am Home: Celebrating 20 years of Plum Village Life. She lives and practices in Placitas, New Mexico and teaches Hakomi in the U.S. and Japan.
20 Grange Rd Sth,
Jules Morgaine, DIP. O.T., M.N.Z.A.P., is a registered Psychotherapist, and a full member of the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists (N.Z.A.P.), where she holds a Certificate of Advanced Clinical Practice. She has over 20 years experience in private practice offering psychotherapy and supervision. She has also worked extensively in community education in areas of domestic violence intervention and sexual abuse healing, and teaches in B.A. Social Sciences at Eastern Institute of Technology, N.Z. Jules leads three-year professional Hakomi Trainings in N.Z. and Perth, Australia, and offers workshops throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Julie Murphy, M.A., L.M.F.T., Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor, Certified Hakomi Trainer and Therapist has over thirty years of experience consulting, teaching and working in the Healing Arts. Julie is a Co-Director of the Hakomi Institute of California and trains mental health professionals in California, Canada, Israel, Australia and New Zealand. With a strong background in the fields of anthropology, contemplative psychology, addictions, attachment theory, massage therapy, Buddhism, and poetry, Julie has developed numerous programs that integrate cutting-edge research with humanistic and contemplative approaches. She is adjunct faculty at John F. Kennedy University in Holistic Counseling Psychology, 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 including the Non-Dual Wisdom Conference, the Hakomi Institute International, AMTA, and USABP Annual Conferences. She specializes in developing mindfulness and compassion in relationships, attachment theory, addictions counseling and creative writing. Julie developed Embodied Writing™, a contemplative and somatic approach to creative writing and self-expression. She also developed “Attending to Attachment: A Mindfulness Based Approach to Working with Attachment Issues and Relationship Repair”. Julie practices experiential somatic psychotherapy with individuals, couples, adolescents and families in Santa Cruz, California.
P.O. Box 1624,
Rozelle, NSW 2039, Australia
0412 114 861
John Perrin is a Certified Hakomi therapist and Hakomi Trainer and holds a Diploma in Psychotherapy and Relationship Counseling from the Jansen Newman Institute. He works in private practice with individuals and couples in Sydney, where he also organises Hakomi workshops and professional training. He teaches in New Zealand and Australia. John has studied for many years in the Zen Buddhist tradition. He has a particular interest in the use of mindfulness in therapy and the role of relationship as a vehicle for personal growth.
Manuela Mischke Reeds, M.A., M.F.T., is a certified Hakomi Therapist and Trainer, and Somatic Psychotherapist. She trains health professional in the Hakomi Method in San Francisco and Sydney, Australia. Manuela specializes in integrating somatic psychotherapy, attachment therapy, pre-perinatal psychology, movement therapy and somatic trauma work. She is adjunct faculty at JFK University, Institute Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto and CIIS, San Francisco. She co-developed “Waking up from the Family Trance”, a somatic approach to exploring and transforming internalized Family Systems. Manuela is an authorized Continuum Movement Teacher leading regular Continuum classes in SF and abroad. She holds a MA in Somatic Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies, and a BA in Dance Therapy from the Naropa Institute. In addition she has trained in various methods of working with trauma, counseled survivors of political oppression and torture and victims of trauma. She is an SE Practioner in the Trauma Resolution method developed by Peter Levine. Manuela has extensive training in the field of arts, movement/dance, Buddhist meditation. She maintains a private practice in Menlo Park working with individuals, couples and children.
15 S.E. 16th Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97214
Donna Roy, L.P.C., C.H.T., is a licensed professional counselor and a Certified Hakomi Therapist and Teacher. She has a full-time private counseling and consulting practice in Portland, Oregon, and provides clinical supervision to registered counseling interns. Donna administers and teaches in the personal growth, comprehensive and professional skills trainings for M.E.T.A./Hakomi Institute of Oregon. She is an adjunct faculty member in Portland State University’s Department of Counselor Education, where she was one of the developers of the mindfulness-based group therapy component of the graduate counseling program. She has advanced training in couples, marriage and family therapy, experiential dreamwork, and clinical supervision, and authored a chapter entitled, “Body-Centered Counseling & Psychotherapy”, included in Capuzzi and Gross’s textbook, Theories and Interventions in Counseling and Psychotherapy, published by Prentice Hall.
Dazaifu-shi, Fukuoka 811-0104
89 Nordeo St
Herzelia, Israel, 46591
Keren Tzarfaty, Ph.D.(cand.), M.F.T., a certified Hakomi Therapist and Teacher as well as a somatic and transpersonal psychotherapist. Keren’s approach is grounded in traditional western psychologies and body oriented modalities (Gestalt, movement, trauma work) as well as inspired by Eastern and Shamanic spiritual traditions. She Holds a M.A. in Somatic Psychology and is a Ph.D. candidate in East- West Psychology, both from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. Keren has trained extensively in a combination of traditional and contemporary approaches and offers an integrative model of healing and growth. She has been a meditation practitioner for many years and is dedicated to living a fully embodied life grounded in spirit. In her practice she works with individuals, couples and families and leads mindfulness-based groups.
Lagerlofstrasse 22, 22391
Halko Weiss, Ph.D., Dipl.-Psych., ECP, supervisor (BDP), is a licensed clinical psychologist, co-founder and Senior Trainer of the Hakomi Institute in the U.S., and founder of the Hakomi Institute of Europe, based in Germany, where he served as International Director for over 25 years. Halko has worked as a therapist since 1973, in private practice and in a number of institutions. Since 1978 he has also been a psychotherapy trainer in Europe, North America, New Zealand and Australia. Additionally, he works as a trainer and coach for executives within international corporations, such as DaimlerChrysler. Halko has published a number of books and articles, and is co-editor of the new books Hakomi Mindfulness-Centered Somatic Psychotherapy: A Comprehensive Guide to Theory and Practice and Handbook of Body Psychotherapy. (2004, with G. Marlock, eds.)
Dazaifu-shi, Fukuoka 811-0104
Teachers: North America, Pacific, Israel
Hakomi Teaching Staff members are authorized to offer Hakomi Workshops of all kinds.
Suite 205, 7-11 Clarke St.
Crows Nest, N.S.W., 2065 Australia
Karen Baikie, Ph.D., M.Clin.Psych., is a Certified Hakomi Therapist and consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 12 years experience working with individuals and couples in private practice in Sydney, Australia. Karen is on the faculty of the Hakomi Institute Pacifica Team, teaching in the Sydney Professional Training, and co-facilitator with Halko Weiss of the Australian Hakomi Embodied and Aware Relationships Training (H.E.A.R.T.). She does workshops on aspects of Hakomi and H.E.A.R.T. throughout Australia and provides supervision. She is co-editor of Hakomi News, the newsletter of the Hakomi Association Australia. Karen holds a Ph.D. in psychology on the use of expressive writing as a therapeutic tool for survivors of trauma. She has worked extensively with adult survivors of child abuse and is trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. Karen is passionate about assisting individuals, couples and other therapists in using mindfulness-based approaches to support deepening awareness and connection with themselves and others.
2915 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
#109, 10411-122 Street
Edmonton, AB T5N 4C2
Julia Corley is a Certified Hakomi Therapist and Teacher with a private practice in Hillsborough, North Carolina. She is passionate about helping people come home to their deeper knowing, by gently and mindfully exploring who and how they are in their body and life. She is an NC Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist, and 7 of her 18 years in practice were at one of NC’s first integrative medical clinics, offering massage and mind/body therapies to patients with complex illnesses. Julia is a Faculty Assistant for Passion & Presence® Couple’s Retreats (Maci Daye’s work on mindful sexuality) as well as a Teacher of Right Use of Power (Cedar Barstow’s ethics work on combining power with heart). She sits on the faculty of Body Therapy Institute as a Lead Instructor of Somatic Psychology and Therapeutic Communication. Her students describe her presence as warm, calm, clear, and full of heart.
DBT Center of Marin:
895 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
San Anselmo, CA 94960.
Blue Oak Therapy Center:
Berkeley, CA 94705.
415-459-5206 Ext. 1
4333 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94118
P.O. Box 1187
Santa Cruz, CA
15 S.E. 16th St.
Portland, OR 97214
2915 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94703
127 Birdie Ln
Hideaway, TX 75771
1711 Bardstown Rd.
Louisville, KY 40205
3434 SW Kelly Avenue
Portland OR 97239
Nishiku Fukuokashi Fukuokaken
phone: 092- 881-7351
20 W. 64th St., Apt. 21-J
New York, NY 10023
Pernilla Siebenfreund is a Certified Hakomi Therapist and Teacher. She works as a counsellor and psychotherapist with couples and individuals in private practice in Brisbane, Australia. Pernilla is on the faculty of the Hakomi Institute Pacifica Team, teaching in the Sydney Professional Training. She offers Hakomi introduction workshops, and is the Brisbane organiser of Hakomi events. Pernilla is a co-editor of the Hakomi News, the newsletter of the Hakomi Australia Association. She has an extensive counselling background, which includes suicide prevention and work at KidsHelpLine and ParentLine. She has also trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for treatment of trauma, and numerous meditation modalities. Pernilla is passionate about fostering compassion for self and others, as well as strengthening our sense of interconnectedness.
89 Nordeo Street,
Herseliya 46591, Israel
3 Guthrie Rd.
021-877-104; Mobile: +6421877104
Pamela Thompson with over 15 years of experience as a registered psychologist and over 25 years working with individuals and families in crisis, supporting people towards healing and wellness has become Pamela’s life work. She is dedicated to the advancement of the profession of psychology and works as a mentor and supervisor for people entering the field. As a psychologist and teacher, Pamela believes her priority is to hold what is already well in people and provide support as they challenge limiting beliefs about themselves and the world, and learn new ways to engage. In addition to a Master’s degree in Counseling, Pamela has advanced training in Hakomi and in trauma recovery through the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute. She has found these methods particularly useful in the resolution of traumatic memories and stressors, the development of personal insight and awareness, and in facilitating improved relationships. Her interest in trauma and recovery led her to volunteer at a crisis center in the Philippines for 18 months, training psychologists and other professionals working with women and children who have been victims of violence and exploitation.
Offices in Houston and Sugar Land:
• Spectrum Center
4100 Westheimer, Suite 233,
Houston, TX 77027
• Center for Wellness and Healing
14905 Southwest Freeway, Suite 220,
Sugar Land, TX, 77478