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The Hakomi Institute of California offers workshops and professional trainings in the Hakomi method.

Weekend Workshops

Introductory Workshops serve to introduce the general public to the Hakomi Method and prepare interested students for the upcoming trainings. upcoming event.

Application Workshops extend the Hakomi Method to important topics and issues in psychotherapy today. They are focused on specific topics and expertise of the trainers and offer additional resources for the community.

For more information, please see Weekend Workshops.


Hakomi Method Trainings teach the basic Hakomi method and include the Hakomi Comprehensive Training and the Hakomi Professional Training.

Application Trainings apply the principles and techniques of the Hakomi Method to various disciplines.


The Hakomi Comprehensive Training is taught in two modules, each for nine months, one weekend per month. It typically begins in March and ends in December of each year. It is designed to train non-clinical professionals who wish to incorporate various aspects of the Hakomi Method in their professions. It also provides a more in-depth training to clinicians.  Please see Hakomi Comprehensive Training for more details.

The Hakomi Professional Training is taught in Four Modules, each four weekends long in a format that attempts to accommodate the schedules of busy clinicians. Modules One and Two teach the basic Hakomi method. Modules Three and Four are part of the Application Trainings and include non-pathologizing character theory (RTL) and couples/family systems work. Please see Hakomi Professional Training for more details.


Responding to Life (R.T.L.)
R.T.L. is A 3 weekend seminar in Hakomi-based, non-pathologizing character theory and therapeutic strategies to intervene effectively with each type. Check with the Institute for next starting date. Please see Responding to Life for more details.

Re-Creation of the Self (R-CS)
The Re-Creation of the Self [R-CS], developed by Senior Hakomi Trainer Jon Eisman, is both a comprehensive map of the Self and a radical, highly effective method of therapy. Viewing the Self as innately resourced, R-CS seeks to identify fragmented states of consciousness, held as neural patterns in the brain, that perpetuate both our illusory sense of wounding, and the limited behaviors that follow. This Training teaches both the nuances of the model, and specific skills for transforming consciousness. Because the techniques are drawn from Hakomi, basic training in Hakomi is a prerequisite. Please see Re-Creation of the Self for more details.

Experiential Couples Training
The Experiential Couples Training combines state of the art theory and practice of couples work with a somatic, mindfulness-based approach to communication and systems theory. The Hakomi Method is particularly powerful in its work with couples, in its ability to slow habitual interactions down in order to invite non-defensive study; identify family of origin and ‘real-time’ issues; and help partners create healthier and more satisfying relational styles. This training is usually taught in a two- or three-weekend format. Please see Experiential Couples Training for more details.

Approaches to Trauma
This professional training offers the clinician practical tools for working somatically with trauma, PTSD, and early relational issues. Unique in offering multiple views and models for working with traumatized clients, the goal is for each clinician to develop an individual philosophy and approach to helping the clients that they know best. This is a training offering diverse somatic perspectives ranging from Rothschild's Somatic Trauma Therapy, Hakomi psychotherapy, Movement Therapy, attachment theory and infant mental health. Please see Approaches to Trauma for more details

Supervision & Consultation

The Trainers of the Hakomi Institute of California offer both individual and group supervision and consultation for therapists, interns and students of the method.

Please see Consultation Groups for more details

In-Service Presentations

The faculty of the Hakomi Institute are available for presentations to conference and agencies as well as in-service trainings at mental health clinics, hospitals, universities and counseling centers.

Please see In-Service Presenations for more details