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Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy: An Experiential Introduction

September 21 - September 22


Saturday: 9:30am-12:45pm &1:45-5:15pm, Sunday: 9:30am-12:45pm & 1:45-5:15pm


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Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy: An Experiential Introduction

Hakomi is a body-centered (somatic) approach. The body is viewed as a “map of the psyche” – a door that can be opened to reveal the entire unconscious belief system of the individual. The body’s habitual patterns can become a powerful access route to deeply held core material.

Current neuroscience research has confirmed the basis for many foundational aspects of the Hakomi Method, including the effectiveness of mindfulness, loving presence, empathic attunement, limbic resonance, and memory reconsolidation.

We develop exquisite sensitivity and attunement, using empathic skills to read and contact subtle, unconscious cues. When integrated into the session with unique Hakomi techniques, it creates a rapid, experiential access route to unconscious core beliefs and implicit memories that invisibly shape our lives and behavior. Once conscious and directly experienced, these are available for memory re- consolidation and transformation, including the healing of attachment issues.This experiential process evokes a powerful “felt sense” for the client, allowing them to take ownership of core patterns as they emerge, and to integrate new options.

This workshop provides an immersive introduction to the Method, this includes lectures from thefaculty, experiential exercises, demonstrations, discussion, group process sessions, and supervision.

Faculty:  Hiromi Willingham, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., Certified Hakomi Trainer


  • Introduce the unique application of mindfulness that supports access in therapeutic settings
  • Practice skills to enhance the therapist’s self-regulation & embodiment & therapeutic
  • relationship.
  • Utilize Hakomi principles, e.g. nonviolence in therapy, to create safety for the client
  • Discover the importance of the exploratory (experimental) attitude as a key component of the Hakomi Method.
  • Recognize the power of noticing the subtle somatic cues of the body & using this as the basis to build on the therapeutic relationship.
  • Observe the application of Hakomi skills & principles in the experiential process as a way to access unconscious core material.

CE Information: 12 NBCC or ASWB CE hours 

(ACEP #5476): Hakomi Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP No. 5476.) Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Hakomi Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 

ASWB: Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy: An Experiential Introduction, Course #4129, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Hakomi Institute as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 06/17/2022 – 06/17/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 1 General Social Work Practice, 7 Clinical, 1 Social and Cultural Competence & 3 Ethics continuing education credits.

Fees & Credits

Early Bird
$295 if paid by August 21st;
12 NBCC or ASWB CE hours


Mode :
Live Online
Hiromi Willingham, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., Certified Hakomi Trainer
Scholarship Info
Partial scholarships may be available for anyone with membership within a community of color or other marginalized groups. Apply on the registration form.

Time & Location

September 21st & 22nd, 2024
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