HAKOMI IN NATURE
Being Held by Nature


About This Workshop

This workshop is a Nature immersion journey exploring the edges where inner and outer Nature comes together. We will bring together mindfulness practices, the Hakomi Method and other somatic approaches, and nature-based practices. We will explore how Nature can provide a deeper level of safety, connection, and “holding.” We will discover, as a group journey, what becomes possible when we open to our experience in Nature in these ways.

This daylong exploration in Nature is for therapists, social workers, psychologists, life coaches, body workers, psychiatrists and other healing arts professionals.

Participants must have some experience with the Hakomi Method and other mindfulness-based practices. Enrollment is limited to 12 people.


Goals/Objectives

  • Explore the interface of experience in Nature and experience in the body.
  • Learn how to deepen into internal experience through mindfulness of relational experience in Nature.
  • Learn several Nature-based techniques for accessing core-level experience.
  • Engage the power of shared group experience and community in Nature, and its impact upon the way we experience ourselves.


For Whom

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


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 Method.


Logistics

When
May 7, 2017; 9:30-5:00

Where
Mill Valley (private residence)

Cost
Early Enrollment: $160 by March 26, 2017; $195 thereafter

VISA, Mastercard and American Express accepted

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received by email 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 non-attendance or cancellations received after the cancellation deadline.


Class Schedule

The schedule below applies to both our one-day and two-day workshops:

9:30-11:00   Brief talks, experiential exercises, demonstrations and/or other learning activities
11:00-11:10      Break
11:10-12:30   Brief talks, experiential exercises, demonstrations and/or other learning activities
12:30-1:40   Lunch
1:40-3:00   Brief talks, experiential exercises, demonstrations and/or other learning activities
3:00-3:10   Break
3:10-5:00   Brief talks, experiential exercises, demonstrations and/or other 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.


Continuing Education

Psychotherapists: This course meets the qualifications for 6 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.


Registration

Please register early as space is limited.

Registration deadline: May 5, 2017


For More Informatio
n

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


Instructor

ShaiShai Lavie, MA, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 35526) 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 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”).