An Experiential Approach


Dreams are a language of our Deepest Self, and as such offer us an avenue to an embodied, present and fulfilling life. Through dreams, the Self weaves a path for realizing ourselves in ways beyond what our often-conflicted minds can imagine—a path that's refreshing in how it approaches and potentially transforms our familiar psychological patterns into creative ways of being.

In this workshop, we'll draw on Jungian thought and formative psychology, and use the Hakomi principles of mindfulness, mind-body holism, and unity to work experientially with dreams and transform stuck and conflicted psychological dynamics. Through experiential exercises, you'll learn how to:

  • Mindfully embody and understand dream imagery in ways that maintain what Jung called the autonomy (unique perspective) of each image
  • Understand the dynamics of different dream images and the narratives they unfold
  • Experientially activate what Jung called the "transcendent function" to unite conflicting opposites within the psyche
  • Use mindfulness-based experiments to transform conflicted dream dynamics and evoke healing experiences and imagery

This is a practical workshop that offers both a theoretical foundation for working with dreams and an experiential methodology that can immediately be integrated into therapeutic practice.

For Whom

The workshop is open and relevant to both clinicians and the general public and serves as prerequisite hours for Hakomi Comprehensive Training. Clinicians will leave with immediately applicable skills.

About Hakomi

Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy offers an elegant, comprehensive and highly effective approach to human change. Hakomi combines mindfulness, unique and powerful somatic techniques, and a focus on 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 human change process. It is backed by thousands of hours of clinical applications and research into the neurological underpinnings of mindfulness. Psychotherapists can successfully use Hakomi in a wide range of applications including individual, couples and family therapy and group work. The Hakomi Method also offers cutting-edge skills for coaches, health professionals and others who work to support human change and growth.

Read more about the Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychology.


Saturday-Sunday, August 12-13, 2017
Saturday: 9:30-5:00; Sunday 9:30-1:30

Anam Cara
2917 Martin Luther King Way
Berkeley, CA  94703

Early Enrollment: $240 by June 30, 2017; $295 thereafter

VISA, Mastercard and American Express accepted

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received by email or phone seven days in advance of the first day of this workshop will receive a full refund minus a $25 administrative fee. There will be no refunds for non-attendance or cancellations received after the cancellation deadline.

Class Schedule

9:30-11:00 Learning activities
11:00-11:10      Break
11:10-12:30 Learning activities
12:30-2:00 Lunch
2:00-3:30 Learning activities
3:30-3:40 Break
3:40-5:00 Learning activities
9:30-11:00   Learning activities
11:00-11:10   Break
11:10-12:20   Learning activities
12:20-12:30   Break
12:30-1:30   Learning activities

All teaching is experiential and includes time for practice and feedback. Schedule subject to change. As an approved continuing education provider, Hakomi Institute of California is required to award CE credit for instructional time only; no CE credit will be granted for lunches and breaks.

Continuing Education

This course meets the qualifications for 9 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CE approval agency: CAMFT. Provider number: 82187. To receive CE credit for this course, participants must attend the entire workshop, sign in and out each day, and submit a signed evaluation form.


Please register early as space is limited.

Registration deadline: August 10, 2017

For More Information

For further details, including accommodation of special needs and information about our grievance process, please contact our administrator at 415-839-6788 or contact@hakomiCA.org


Ido Siemion PhotoIdo Siemion, Ph.D, is a Certified Hakomi Therapist and Teacher and co-founder and co-director of the Hakomi Institute of Israel. He holds a Ph.D in East-West psychology and a MA in somatic psychology, both from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Ido is passionate about the intersection of psychology and spirituality; his expertise lies in integrating mindfulness based psychological practices, Jungian thought and Zen Buddhist teachings to support people to realize their true nature and their unique potential. Ido has also been a dedicated meditation practitioner for the past 20 years and guides mindfulness-based meditation retreats.