The Hakomi Method:
The Integration of Somatics & Psychotherapy

Part of an introductory series to the Hakomi Method






General Information

For each of us, our internal states are tied to core beliefs and deeply embedded ways of being. The Hakomi Method offers elegant ways of illuminating how we organize and embody core beliefs at the most fundamental levels of our experience. Through the awareness that mindfulness offers, the wisdom held in the body, and the safety of the therapeutic relationship, core issues are transformed leading the way for more satisfying and heartfelt connections. As a result, practitioner and client alike experience a greater sense of wholeness, authenticity, embodiment, and love.

In this workshop we will engage in a number of practices that elucidate how we hold ourselves in relationship to others, and then begin to cultivate new ways of paying attention that are designed to increase connection, deepen and interpersonal encounters, and encourage the experience of feeling alive in our bodies.
Hakomi techniques are effective throughout a wide range of therapeutic applications such as individual, couples and family therapy, and group work.

In this workshop you will learn:
• A basic orientation to Hakomi.
• How to cultivate a sense of safety, sensitivity, compassion, and respect that inspires growth and healing.
• Immediately applicable skills to make therapeutic work deeper and more effective.
• How to listen to and use the body as an access route to core beliefs.

For Whom
The workshop is open and relevant to both clinicians and the general public and serves as prerequisite hours for The Hakomi Comprehensive Training and Hakomi Professional Training.

About Hakomi
The Hakomi Method of Experiential Psychotherapy is an elegant, comprehensive and highly effective approach to human change. Hakomi combines mindfulness, the body, and present experience to access and transform deeply held, life-limiting core beliefs. For over 30 years Hakomi has pioneered and integrated the use of mindfulness in the psychodynamic process. It is backed by thousands of hours of clinical applications and research into the neurological underpinnings of mindfulness. Hakomi can be successfully applied throughout a wide range of therapeutic applications (such as individual, couples and family therapy, group work) as well as in educational settings to facilitate self-exploration and personal growth.

Please click here for more detailed information about the Hakomi Method.


Saturday, September 8, 2012


Anam Cara Therapy Center
2915 Martlin Luther King Way
Berkeley, CA
(sorry, we can no accommodate walk-ins)

Early Enrollment by July 28: $125
Regular: $160

VISA & Mastercard accepted.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received by mail or phone seven days in advance of a 1-day workshop or fourteen days in advance of a 2 or 3-day workshop will receive a full refund minus a $25 administrative fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after the cancellation deadline.

CEU’s Offered
This course meets the requirements for 6 hours of Continuing Education Units for MFTs and LCSW’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider # PCE 4355.

To Apply
Download a Registration Form or contact the Hakomi Institute of California below. Please register early as space is limited.

Other notes
Please register before the workshop date as we can not accommodate walk-ins.

If the workshop is listed as full, you can still contact the Hakomi Institute and request to be put on a waiting list.

More Information
Contact Hakomi Institute of California (415) 839-6788 or email contact@hakomicalifornia.org.



Susan San Tara, M.A., M.F.T. is a licensed Psychotherapist, Certified Hakomi Therapist, and Certified Hakomi Teacher.  Susan is a Co-Founder of Anam Cara Healing Center in Berkeley California, where she is in private practice seeing individuals and couples.  In addition to somatic psychotherapy, Susan has studied eco-psychology and Earth based healing approaches for over 15 years.  Weaving wisdom from the natural world, the poetry embedded in the body, and a profound respect for the human creature are the cornerstones of her work.