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Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy Professional Skills Training

  • 2 Oct 2023
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Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy Professional Skills Training

Pacific Northwest, Level 2

October 2023 - November 2024

Hybrid: Live-Online & Home Study

Hours: 10 Modules Total

7 Live-Online Training Modules (All hours are in Pacific Time Zone)

3 Live-Online Supervision Modules (All hours are in Pacific Time Zone)

6 Office hours?21 Self-study hours

In the first seven meetings, Level 2 of the Hakomi Professional Skills Training offers an in-depth understanding of Character Theory, a somatic map of our core responses to the basic life themes of safety and being, support, intimacy and authenticity, freedom, worth and belonging. Students will learn to work with the Sensitivity Cycle, Hakomi's dynamic diagnostic map, as a means to tailor interventions to the particular needs of their clients. The last three weekends of the series focus on integrating the Hakomi maps and skills presented in Levels 1 and 2. Practice sessions with supervision and feedback from staff are integral to this part of the training.

Faculty: Certified Hakomi Trainers: Deah Baird, ND, LPC, Lorena Monda, MS, DOM, LPCC, and Teacher in Training Rick Cummings, LPC, CHT & Guest Faculty


Full Description:

Designed for those individuals who have completed a Level One training in Hakomi Experiential Psychotherapy, Level Two focuses on the map of character theory and practice. Character refers to early learning and adaptation processes. As children, we imprint experiences that shape our neural development in ways that result in an enduring set of beliefs and perceptions. These beliefs, or implicit models, unconsciously organize our behavior resulting in automatic and habitual strategies for living that are both adaptive and limiting.

Level Two of Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychology continues to develop the skills and practices learned in Level One, introduces new theoretical maps to help refine participants' application of the Hakomi method, and includes extensive advanced supervision. Satisfactory completion of Level One is the prerequisite for acceptance into Level Two. This level focuses on in-depth coverage of the Hakomi method's conceptualization of character theory, an understanding of the organization of personality and character into patterns that reveal developmental and cultural wounding. Participants are guided in creating customized strategies to help attune to and access clients' core material, offering reparative experiences to help heal developmental trauma/attachment wounds and cultural wounds.


In this training you will learn to:

  • Recognize the somatic organization and governing beliefs related to each of the character strategies
  • Engage effectively with the five basic categories of character strategies used in Hakomi Experiential Psychotherapy
  • Implement effective clinical strategies for working with character in a psychotherapeutic context through demonstrations and experiential exercises
  • Evaluate client-therapist interactions from the perspective of character development
  • Work with sensitivity to the neurobiological context of of human change processes, including character formation and change
  • Use Hakomi's dynamic diagnostic map, the Hakomi Sensitivity Cycle, to tailor your interventions with greater precision
  • Employ mindful self-awareness to address counter-transference and therapist's core issues that impact clinical effectiveness
  • Review and deepen your skill in working with child states to bring about lasting transformation

Cost: $3200 with $500 deposit by 7/13/23 8/15/23; $3700 with a $500

deposit after 7/13/23 8/15/23.

***Early Bird Rate Extended to August 15th, 2023!

***The cost above is for tuition only. Graduates of the Hakomi Professional Skills Training (Levels 1 and 2) may retake this course for half price.

CE: 41.25 NBCC CE hours (ACEP #5476): Hakomi Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP No. 5476.) Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Hakomi Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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