october, 2017

13oct(oct 13)9:00 am18mar(mar 18)3:30 pmPROFESSIONAL TRAINING LEVEL 1 & 2(october 13) 9:00 am - (march 18) 3:30 pm UTC Colorado - Boulder

Event Details

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 in 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 student 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 curriculum to students’ in the moment needs and development, the curriculum above is subject to change.

Certification in the Hakomi Method

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 support to any clinician interested in becoming a Certified Hakomi Therapist.

For Whom

This training is for graduates of Hakomi Professional Training Level 1 with a desire to further integrate portions of Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy into their practices, learn advanced mindfulness-centered and somatic techniques and explore more deeply how they’re organized as a therapist.


Hakomi Professional Training Level 1

2017-2018 Schedule
(subject to change)

October 13-15, 2017
November 10-12, 2017
December 8-10, 2017
January 5-7, 2018
February 2-4, 2018
March 16-18, 2018

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

Templae Dara
4920 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA  94609

Tuition for Level 2

Regular Tuition: $3495

Early Registration Discount: $3195 if registered by September 1, 2017

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 6, 2017 unless a payment plan has been agreed upon by the Hakomi Institute of California prior to the training start date.

All students 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 reduced tuition and/or work study is available on a limited basis. Students interested in this option should submit a Financial Assistance Application by September 1, 2017.

Cancellation Policy

Students who withdraw before the first day of the training will receive a full tuition refund less a $400 non-refundable deposit. Students 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 6, 2017

Class Schedule

Below is the schedule for each weekend of this training:

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

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

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

Continuing Education

Psychotherapists: This course meets the qualifications for 15.5 hours of continuing education credit per weekend (93 total) 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 modules of this course (15 CEs for each module) by The Spiritual Competency Resource Center which is co-sponsoring this  program. Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for the program and its content. For questions about CE contact, visit or contact David Lukoff, PhD or (707) 763-3576.

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


“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


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.

Jon photoJon Eisman, CHT is a founding member of the Hakomi Institute, Director of The Hakomi Institute of Oregon, and a Senior Hakomi Trainer. He has taught throughout North America, Europe and New Zealand for the past 35 years, and has developed numerous elaborations of and additions to the Hakomi Method. Jon is also the creator of the Re-Creation of the Self model, a powerful and innovative tool for working with psychological parts in therapy, group work, performance and spiritual practice. He is the author of a Hakomi Institute training manual and The Re-Creation of the Self As An Approach to Psychotherapy.


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 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”).

Julie Murphy, MA, RAS, LMFT (#83806), Certified Hakomi Trainer and Therapist, has over 30 years of experience consulting, teaching and working in the Healing Arts. Co-Director of the Hakomi Institute of California, she designs curriculum and trains mental health professionals in the Hakomi Method in California, Canada and Australia. With a strong background in the fields of anthropology, contemplative psychology, addictions, attachment theory, massage therapy, Buddhism, and poetry, Julie has presented at numerous conferences including the Hakomi Institute International, the AMTA, and the USABP Annual Conferences. Julie developed Embodied Writing™, a contemplative and somatic approach to creative writing and self-expression and also developed the training Attending to Attachment,  a mindfulness-centered approach to working with attachment issues and relationship repair. In addition, she practices experiential somatic psychotherapy with individuals, couples, adolescents and families in Santa Cruz.


October 13 (Friday) 9:00 am - March 18 (Sunday) 3:30 pm UTC


Colorado - Boulder

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