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Shai Lavie

HAKOMI Trainer
M.A., M.F.T., C.S.E.P., Lic. #35526, CHT
San Anselmo, California
Hakomi California, Hakomi Institute of Mallorca

Shai Lavie

Shai Lavie, M.A., M.F.T., is a Certified Hakomi Therapist and Trainer and a Certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner with a private practice in San Rafael. He is also certified in the Somatic Experiencing method of working with trauma. Shai serves as Adjunct Faculty at Sofia University and has conducted trainings at dozens of local agencies, universities, and counseling centers. He also leads transformational groups with adults and for many years has led therapeutic groups in Bay Area high schools, as well as numerous wilderness-based Rites of Passage programs. Shai has been practicing Vipassana meditation for 25 years and has taught meditation in the Teen and Family Program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center since 2001.



Contact Info

WEBSITE: http://www.shailavie.com

PHONE: 415-339-7847

ADDRESS: 130 Greenfield Ave, Suite #A, San Anselmo, California 94960 (United States)


“In Search of a Lost Self” from the September/October 2011 issue of Psychotherapy Networker
“Mindfulness-Based Family Therapy” from the September/October 2011 issue of The Therapist.
Shai’s chapter (“Experiments in Mindfulness”) in the new book: Hakomi Mindfulness-Centered Somatic Psychotherapy: A Comprehensive Guide to Theory and Practice (W.W. Norton, 2015).
“Held Experience: Using Mindfulness in Psychotherapy to Facilitate Deeper Psychological Repair” published in the Fall 2015 issue of the International Body Psychotherapy Journal.