PROFESSIONAL TRAINING LEVEL 2

in Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy

San Francisco Bay Area

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 Hakomi Professional Training Grads
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In Level 1 Hakomi Professional Training, you immersed yourself in the basic principles and practices of the Hakomi Method. In Hakomi Professional Training Level 2, you will expand your skills in the Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy in three important ways: by developing your "selfhood," refining your therapeutic strategy, and by working your personal edges as a therapist through in-depth supervised practice.

In Hakomi, developing your "selfhood" means expanding your capacity to work with even the most challenging clients and situations from a deeply mindful and compassionate state. Through targeted experiential exercises and supervised practice, our Level 2 training will help you explore your organization as a therapist and surface and transform unseen patterns that limit your effectiveness with clients. Therapists often remark that the deep personal work that unfolds during their second year of Hakomi training profoundly impacts not only their therapy sessions, but their personal relationships as well.

In Level 2, you will also refine your therapeutic strategy by learning to choose the tools and interventions that are most appropriate for your clients. Through brief lectures, demos, and in-depth supervised practice, you will learn to use Hakomi's principles and practices to support clients much more confidently, fluidly and effectively. One participant said, "By the end of the second year of Hakomi training, I couldn't believe how my skills and self-awareness had grown, and how much deeper I was able to take my clients. I also felt like a more humble, peaceful and compassionate human being."

In this training, you will also:

  • Learn advanced contact and tracking to strengthen the therapeutic relationship
  • Practice advanced accessing to get to the unseen roots of your clients' challenges
  • Use attachment theory to more skillfully assess and support your clients
  • Strengthen your ability to skillfully process traumatic events with clients
  • Deepen your knowledge and skill in the Hakomi Character Map
  • Work more mindfully and consciously with transference and countertransference systems

Because we tailor our trainings to participants' in-the-moment needs and development, the curriculum above is subject to change. 


Certification in Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy

A common path for certification in the Hakomi Method is to take two years of Hakomi training followed by a period of practice and supervision. Level 2 Professional Training offers a helpful next step to any clinician interested in becoming a Certified Hakomi Therapist.


For Whom

This training is open to licensed mental health clinicians as well as interns and students working towards licensure.


Prerequisites

Hakomi Professional Training Level 1 or Hakomi Comprehensive Training Level 1


2018-2019 Schedule

(subject to change)

Dates
October 12-14, 2018                  
November 9-11, 2018           
December 7-9, 2018              
January 11-13, 2019   
February 8-10, 2019                
March 15-17, 2019      

Times
Friday: 12:30-5:30
Saturday: 9:00-5:00
Sunday: 9:00-3:30

Location
Temple Dara
4920 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA  94609


Tuition

Regular Tuition: $3,495

Early Registration Discount: $3,195 if registered by August 31, 2018

Upon registration, a $400 non-refundable deposit is due to hold your space in the training. The final balance for the training is due by October 5, 2018 unless a payment plan has been agreed upon by the Hakomi Institute of California prior to the training start date.  

All participants will be required to sign a contract agreeing to the financial conditions of this training. 

Visa, MasterCard, and American Express accepted.

Financial Assistance in the form of work-study is available on a limited basis. Participants interested in this option should submit a Work-Study Application by August 31, 2018.


Cancellation Policy

Participants who withdraw before the first day of the training will receive a full tuition refund less a $400 non-refundable deposit. Participants who withdraw from the first day of the training up to 9 days thereafter will receive a 70% tuition refund. After that, no refunds will be granted. There will be no refunds for non-attendance.


To Register for This Training

Click the button below to register and pay the required $400 non-refundable deposit to hold your place in the training.

Final day to register: October 5, 2018


Class Schedule

Below is the schedule for each weekend of this training:

Fridays

 

   
12:30-2:00   Learning activities
2:00-2:15   Break
2:15-3:45   Learning activities
3:45-4:00   Break
4:00-5:30   Learning activities

Saturdays

 

   
9:00-10:45   Learning activities
10:45-11:00
     Break
11:00-12:30   Learning activities
12:30-2:00   Lunch
2:00-3:30   Learning activities
3:30-3:45   Break
3:45-5:00   Learning activities

Sundays

 

   
9:00-10:45   Learning activities
10:45-11:00   Break
11:00-12:45   Learning activities
12:45-2:00   Lunch
2:00-3:30   Learning activities

Schedule subject to change. All teaching is experiential and includes time for practice and feedback. 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.


For Further 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

 
Continuing Education

Psychotherapists: This course meets the qualifications for 93 hours of continuing education credit (15.5 hours per weekend) for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CE provider: Hakomi Institute of California. CE approval agency: CAMFT. Provider number 82187. To receive CE credit for a given weekend, participants must attend the entire weekend, sign in and out each day and submit a signed evaluation form.

psycholigistCEULogoPsychologists: 46.5 CEs for psychologists are provided for the first three weekends of this training (15.5 CEs per weekend) by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) which is co-sponsoring this program. SCRC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SCRC maintains responsibility for the program and its content. For questions about continuing education, visit www.spiritualcompetency.com or contact David Lukoff, PhD at CE@spiritualcompetency.org

 
Academic Credit

This training is approved by Meridian University for the Professional Specialty Program requirements towards a Master’s or Doctoral degree in psychology with a concentration in Somatic Psychology. Additional information about Meridian University’s programs can be found at www.meridianuniversity.edu/index.php/concentration-in-somatic-psychology


Testimonials

"A visionary contribution in bringing mindfulness to our therapeutic community."  - Daniel Siegel, MD, author of The Mindful Therapist

"Hakomi presents some astounding methods for getting to core material. It is well grounded in theory and revolutionary in its results."  - Association of Humanistic Psychology Newsletter

"Hakomi is an excellent system for learning key emotional intelligence skills."  - Daniel Goleman, author of the bestseller Emotional Intelligence

"Hakomi practically invented mindfulness in psychotherapy."  - Babette Rothschild, LCSW, author of The Body Remembers

"Hakomi is the absolute cutting edge of modern therapeutic technique."  - John Bradshaw, author of Bradshaw on The Family

"This training was extremely useful in increasing my effectiveness as a psychotherapist, but also in making me more aware as a person. I strongly recommend the training to anyone doing psychotherapy."  - H.C., PhD, psychologist, Stanford University

"Hakomi training deepened my therapy practice immediately. All of a sudden, my clients were discovering whole new levels of very rich awareness. My expectations for the training were high and they were met and exceeded."  - D.W., MFT

"In an environment that was safe and challenging, heartfelt and well-organized, I was able to enhance my skills as a psychotherapist and expand my personal wisdom and awareness. I highly recommend this training to anyone in the helping professions." - J.H., PhD, family therapist, associate professor, graduate psychology

 
Faculty

ShirleysmallShirley Bar-Dvir, MA, LMFT (#44258) is a Certified Hakomi Therapist and Teacher and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She earned a BA in Social Work from Haifa University in Israel and an MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University. Shirley currently teaches at John F. Kennedy University and supervises trainees at the counseling center there. In addition, she teaches annual workshops at Shiluv Campus in Israel. Shirley has been practicing psychotherapy since 1997 in agencies and private practice, seeing families, children, couples and individuals. She has training in psychodynamic work, attachment, EMDR, Sensorimotor Trauma Therapy, the Enneagram, family therapy and CranioSacral Therapy. Her spiritual practice and meditation support how she holds her work and her teaching. She has a private practice at Anam Cara, a holistic healing center in Berkeley, CA.

 

Scott smScott Eaton, MA, LMFT is a co-director of the Hakomi Institute of California, a Certified Hakomi Therapist and Trainer, and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#23906) with a private practice in San Francisco and Emeryville. A psychotherapist for over 30 years, Scott began studying Hakomi in 1994 and has been actively involved ever since. In addition, he has created and/or led workshops and trainings throughout the world for over three decades. Scott works with adults of all sexual orientations and specializes in GLBTQ issues, sexuality, spirituality, shame reduction, PTSD, recovery, and relationship dynamics. More recently he has been actively working with and coaching those in the process of spiritual awakening. Scott is a long-standing teacher of meditation and an avid world traveler.

 

ShaiShai Lavie, MA, LMFT (#35526) is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Hakomi Therapist and Trainer with a private practice in San Rafael. He is also certified in the Somatic Experiencing method of working with trauma. Shai serves as adjunct professor at Sofia University (formerly the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology), and is on the faculty of John F. Kennedy University. He also teaches in the Mindfulness and Compassion Certificate Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Shai leads transformational groups that integrate Hakomi, Somatic Experiencing, group process, ritual and dream work. Shai has led therapeutic groups in Marin County and San Francisco schools for over 10 years.  He also has led over a dozen wilderness Rites of Passage programs for youth. Shai has been practicing Vipassana meditation for 25 years. Since 2001, Shai has taught meditation in the Teen and Family Program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Please look for Shai's articles  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”).