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Working with Pre-judgment States: An Advanced Hakomi Workshop

October 5 @ 8:30 am - October 6 @ 5:00 pm

Schedule

October 5-6, 2024, 8:30am-5:00pm (Pacific)

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For More Information :
Contact Lisa.R@Hakomi.org

Working with Pre-judgment States: An Advanced Hakomi Workshop

In this workshop, participants will learn to work with systems of self-judgment in which clients commonly get stuck. We will focus on the following steps in the process:

  • Understanding some of the evolutionary psychology underneath self-judgment systems
  • Tracking for systems of self-judgment, and contacting both the system as a whole and its key parts
  • Framing the process—what is happening internally for a client that leads to a judgment system
  • Framing the intervention that will be used, and tracking for consent before starting
  • Resourcing the client adequately before starting
  • Engaging the key intervention: diving into the moments before the judgments start, and noticing, while the client is in a mindful state, what is their actual experience: emotions, impulses, activation level, internal images, etc
  • Studying the client’s experience as these elements are witnessed
  • Learning about Damasio’s theory of “As If” loops
  • Learn skills for moving from “As If” loops to “As Is” experience
  • Supporting new experiences that emerge in this process
  • Integration skills to bring this into the client’s life outside the therapy space

The workshop will combine lecture, demonstrations, small group practice sessions, and big group discussions.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Develop understanding of some of the evolutionary psychology underneath self-judgment systems
  2. Track for systems of self-judgment, and contacting both the system as a whole and its key parts
  3. Frame the process—what is happening internally for a client that leads to a judgment system
  4. Frame the intervention that will be used, and tracking for consent before starting
  5. Resource the client adequately before starting
  6. Engage the key intervention: diving into the moments before the judgments start, and noticing, while the client is in a mindful state, what is their actual experience: emotions, impulses, activation level, internal images, etc
  7. Study the client’s experience as these elements are witnessed
  8. Learn about Damasio’s theory of “As If“ loops
  9. Learn skills for moving from “As If” loops to “As Is” experience
  10. Support new experiences that emerge in this process
  11. Learn integration skills to bring this into the client’s life outside the therapy space

Instructor Bio

Shai Lavie, M.A., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, works with adults, adolescents, and families in private practice in San Anselmo, California. He got his Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in 1995, and received his MFT license in 1999.

Shai is certified in the Hakomi Method of mindfulness-based psychotherapy, and is a Certified Hakomi Trainer on the faculty of Hakomi Mallorca and the Hakomi Institute of California.  He is also certified in the Somatic Experiencing method of working with trauma, developed by Peter Levine.

Shai has been practicing Vipassana meditation for over 30 years. For many years beginning in 2001, Shai taught meditation in the Teen and Family Program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center (see www.spiritrock.org).

Shai has done psychotherapy trainings for therapists at Family Service Agency, California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), Apple Family Works, New Perspectives/Bay Area Community Resources, JFK Counseling Center, Community Institute for Psychotherapy, various chapters of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Aldea Treatment Services, Dominican College, Chapman University, Holos Institute, and Mt. Diablo Unified School District.

Please look for articles from Shai Lavie in the September/October 2011 issue of Psychotherapy Networker (“In Search of a Lost Self”) and in the September/October 2011 issue of The Therapist (“Mindfulness-Based Family Therapy”). These articles can be found on the Hakomi Institute website. Please also look for 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). Shai’s newest article, “Held Experience: Using Mindfulness in Psychotherapy to Facilitate Deeper Psychological Repair” published in the Fall 2015 issue of the International Body Psychotherapy Journal.

Shai lives in Fairfax, California with his wife and daughter. He loves wilderness hiking, paddle boarding, climbing, frisbee, martial arts, and music.

Fees & Credits

Early Bird
$560 (ends September 1)
Cost
$600

Details

Mode :
Live Online
Language :
English
Faculty
Shai Lavie, M.A., M.F.T., C.S.E.P., C.H.T.
Prerequisite
Hakomi Level 1 Training
Scholarship Info
Scholarships: Partial scholarships are available for anyone with membership within a community of color or other marginalized groups. Apply on the registration form.

Time & Location

Dates
October 5-6, 2024, 8:30am-5:00pm (Pacific)
Location
Online - Live
Time Zone
Pacific

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