CULTIVATING CREATIVE CURIOSITY
AND CHANGE


About This Workshop

How do we deal with uncertainty?  The unknown can be threatening, but it’s also part of growth, and opportunity. Recognizing that our efforts to control our experience and to avoid pain can sometimes unwittingly lead us away from what we value most in our lives, this introduction to Hakomi will focus on how to evoke curiosity to create flexibility and nurture change. 

We’ll use Hakomi principles and techniques to cultivate safety, compassion, sensitivity, respect, and interest in our own and others’ experience. Then, using these attitudes we’ll enquire into the ways that we organize our perceptions around hidden beliefs. We’ll see how skillful exploration and experimentation can turn what may have seemed like walls into doorways—wisdom can emerge from curiosity, so that we develop flexible, grounded strength.

What you will learn:

  • The basic orientation of Hakomi
  • Immediately applicable skills to make therapeutic work deeper and more effective.
  • How to cultivate and deepen attitudes that breathe life into therapeutic processes
  • How to use mindfulness to gain rapid and experiential access to unconscious beliefs that drive (or block) us.
  • How to listen to and use the body as an access route to core beliefs
  • How to integrate perceptions, behaviors, and insight to create change.  


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
Saturday, June 3, 2017; 9:30-5:00

Where
1634 5th Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901

Cost
Early Enrollment: $160 by April 22, 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

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


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. To receive CE credit for this course, participants must attend the entire workshop. 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. 


Registration

Please register early as space is limited.

Registration deadline: Deadline Date


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

David smDavid Fish, MA, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LFMT 52446), David has been a Certified Hakomi Therapist for 18 years and is also a Certified Hakomi Teacher. In addition to specializing in Hakomi Experiential Psychology, David leads groups and offers individual therapy to people who struggling with intense emotions and impulsive actions, or Borderline Personality Disorder. Seeing life and the process of change as best served by multidimensional understanding, he brings a wide field of interest and expertise in other methods to his teaching. These include Dialectical Behavior Therapy, attachment work, Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Sensorimotor Trauma Therapy, Focusing, Functional Analytic Psychotherapy, and relational psychodynamic approaches. A seasoned meditator, the use of mindfulness is a unifying theme that runs through all of his work. David's warm, collaborative, down-to-earth teaching style is lively, well-informed and human.