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Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy Comprehensive Training Southwest, Level 1

September 20, 2024 - June 22, 2025

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10 live-online modules

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Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy Comprehensive Training Southwest, Level 1

Level One offers a thorough grounding in the theories and techniques of Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy. Level One includes in-depth coverage of the Hakomi principles, Hakomi theories, maps and models, and specific techniques of the Hakomi therapeutic process. Training weekends include a mix of didactic material, experiential exercises, discussion, movement/embodiment exercises, group maintenance time and supervised practice times.

This training is for professional therapists, clinical social workers, and counselors, students and interns of clinical social work, counseling, and psychotherapy, licensed healing arts practitioners, and people transitioning into the field of somatic psychotherapy who want to learn the method in its entirety.

The goals of the Training are to provide students with: first, a deep understanding of the principles of the Hakomi Method and the ability to work within them in an attitude of loving presence. Second, an understanding of the techniques of the Hakomi therapeutic process and the ability to use these precisely and appropriately. Third, Many experiential opportunities for the embodied application of the principles, theories, maps and models, and techniques of Hakomi.  Fourth, an understanding of one’s own inner organization and the process of using self as an instrument for therapy.

Learning Objectives:

A. Hakomi Principles

  • Apply the Hakomi principles of unity and nonviolence in therapy to create safety and build a relationship of equality between therapist and client
  • Apply the Hakomi principles of body-mind integration to discover unconscious psychological information in the body
  • Apply the Hakomi principle of organicity to tailor therapeutic interventions to each client’s unique situation and transformation process.

B. Hakomi Skill: The Therapeutic Relationship

  • Utilize the practice of Loving Presence to enhance the therapeutic relationship and create safety.

C. Hakomi Skill: Mindfulness

  • Utilize psychodynamic mindfulness do bring clients into deeper experience and self-awareness
  • Demonstrate the ability to be mindful (as therapist) while facilitating the session
  • Demonstrate the ability to guide the client from a focus on presenting verbal content to experiential awareness, including mindfulness of key themes and “indicators” of unconscious material in the body
  • Assess when the client is mindful and when they are in ordinary consciousness.

D. Hakomi Skill: Tracking

  • Demonstrate the ability track subtle, somatic cues in the body and habitual patterns
  • Demonstrate the ability to track for emotion
  • Demonstrate the ability to track the client for safety and to make adjustments in the process that allow the work to safely deepen.

E. Hakomi Skill: Contact

  • Utilize verbal contact to create safety and collaboration with the client
  • Utilize verbal contact to bring client’s unconscious material to consciousness and deepen the client’s experiential process.
  • Demonstrate the ability to verbally contact the many aspect of the client’s experience (eg. thoughts, emotions, body cue, themes, barrier)

F. Hakomi Skill: Identifying Themes

  • Identify key themes in the client’s presenting issues to create access routes to core unconscious material
  • Assess the client for ‘missing experiences’ and unmet development needs

G. Hakomi Skill: Working with Regressive (Child) States

  • Identifying regressive (child) states in the client
  • List the differences between Child Consciousness and Adult Consciousness

H. Therapeutic Interventions

  • Demonstrate the ability to help the client to safely stay with somatic awareness, with emotion, and with unconscious material as it emerges
  • Apply Hakomi skills and principles in the therapeutic process
  • Work experientially to allow the client to “take ownership” of the process
  • Demonstrate the ability to use the mindfulness experiments of verbal probes and taking over and explain the difference in these interventions, so as to make clear therapeutic choices.
  • Create experiments in mindfulness to help the client access explore unconscious core material
  • Utilize experiments in mindfulness to uncover client’s unmet developmental needs and to provide corrective experience to the client.
  • Revise experiments as new information arises from the client’s exploration, so as to deepen and expand the clients experience.
  • Utilize experiments in mindfulness that work with a variety of client experiences: emotions, thoughts, introjected voices, memories, and bodily experience, so as to expand the client’s ability to tolerate and process these experiences.

I. Transformation: Working at the Nourishment Barrier

  • Identify ‘nourishment barriers’ in the client, so as to work with ‘resistance’ to change.

J. Integration

  • List and utilize integration techniques to help the client accommodate and solidify new experiences.

K. Stages of the Hakomi Process

  • List the stages of the Hakomi Process: Safety, Accessing, Deepening, Processing, Transformation, Integration, Completion

L. Trauma

  • Describe traumatic activation
  • Identify traumatic activation when it arises in a client so as to make appropriate therapeutic decisions.
  • List the ways that traumatic activation differs from developmental wounding
  • Explain the “Window of Tolerance”
  • Apply appropriate therapeutic interventions to help client return to Window of Tolerance

M. Ethics

  • Define dual roles and discuss the risk for ethical violations.
  • Define the power differential and list the specific responsibilities that accompany power differential roles.
  • List the major ethical categories covered in the Hakomi Institute Code of Ethics.
  • Identify and discuss the values and dangers in the use of touch in helping professional relationships

 

Faculty: Certified Hakomi Trainers: Gregory Gaiser, Rupesh Chhagan, M.S.O.M., C.H.P., L.Ac., and guest presenters

Location: live-online via Zoom (10 live-online modules) ***Please note all hours are in Mountain Time.

Cost for Level 1: $4995 with $500 deposit by 7/1/24; $5495 with a $500 deposit after 7/1/24.
Hakomi Graduates may retake this course for half price.

Scholarship Information: There are a limited number of partial tuition scholarships available for anyone with membership within a community of color or other marginalized groups. Scholarship application information is available to students in the general training application.

Level 1
2024-2025

1. Sept. 20-22
2. Oct.18-20
3. Nov. 22-24
4. Dec.13-15
5. Jan.17-19, 2025
6. Feb 21-23
7. Mar.14-16
8. April 11-13
9. May 23-25
10.June 20-22

HSW CT LV1 2024-2025

Live-Online Hours:
Friday: 12:30 pm-6:00 pm
5 hours class time with two 15 minute breaks
Saturday: 10:00 am-1:00 pm & 2:30-6:00 pm
6 hours class time with a 1.5 hour lunch break, and two 15 minute breaks
Sunday: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
4 hours class time with a 30 minute lunch break and two 15 minute breaks
***All hours are in Mountain Time
Level 1 Hours
10 live online modules (weekends) x 15 hours per module = 150 Live-Online
Hours
1 meeting with Faculty per month x 10 months = 10 Office Hours

160 total hours (+ Homework & Study Group Sessions)

CE:

100 NBCC 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.

To earn CE credit, students must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course, and complete an online course evaluation each Module (weekend).

Fees & Credits

Early Bird
$4995 with $500 deposit by 7/1/24
Cost
$5495 with a $500 deposit after 7/1/24. Hakomi Graduates may retake this course for half price.
CEs
100 NBCC 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. To earn CE credit, students must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course, and complete an online course evaluation each Module (weekend).

Details

Mode :
Live Online
Language :
English
Faculty
Certified Hakomi Trainers: Gregory Gaiser, Rupesh Chhagan, M.S.O.M., C.H.P., L.Ac., and guest presenters
Scholarship Info
There are a limited number of partial tuition scholarships available for anyone with membership within a community of color or other marginalized groups. Scholarship application information is available to students in the general training application.

Time & Location

Dates
September 20th, 2024 – June 22nd, 2025
Time Zone
MT

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