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Event Details - Hakomi Live: An Exploration of Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy

Title: Hakomi Live: An Exploration of Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy
Type of Activity: Workshops & Seminars
Objective of Course / Workshop:

This three day workshop offers the opportunity to observe the Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy method in action. Participants will observe Halko providing one to two full sessions each day, followed by debrief, teaching and feedback. Participants will then have the opportunity for skill development and practice through structured exercises based on the Hakomi approach.

Course / Workshop Outline:

3 day Experiential Workshop

OPD points: 16
Course / Workshop content:

The Hakomi method pioneered the use of mindfulness in psychotherapy nearly 50 years ago, to access and study the core organisation of experience within the individual.  Much of this information is encoded in the body, in sensations, impulses, and tensions.  By incorporating this information, the therapist is able to access implicit memories and core beliefs in a way that enables deep transformation without constant effort.

During this workshop, you can expect to directly observe skills that you can immediately integrate into current psychotherapy practice, including:

  • Using mindfulness to go beyond talk therapy
  • Contacting rather than questioning to deepen the exploration process
  • Tracking information on the edge of awareness and using this information to deepen the therapeutic process
  • Conducting little experiments in mindfulness to open into core material
  • Including the body as a tool to enter into formative experiences
  • Techniques for processing core material and providing missing experiences
  • This workshop will be of value to therapists, counsellors and other health care practitioners who are interested in learning more about Hakomi Mindful Somatic
  • Psychotherapy or who are considering further training in the method, as well as individuals interested in experiencing the Hakomi approach.
Start/End Date: 01/02/2019 to 03/02/2019
Time: 09:30:00 - 17:00:00
Presenter / Provider: Halko Weiss
Contact Name: Karen Baikie
Contact Phone: 02 9436 0919
Contact Email:
Qualifications: PhD

Halko Weiss is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and international Lecturer on mindfulness, couples therapy, executive leadership skills and body-centered psychotherapy in Germany and Spain. He is a founding member of the Hakomi Institute in Boulder, Colorado, and has been instrumental in developing the Hakomi Method and its curricula used worldwide. Halko has authored 8 books and over 20 scientific publications, including co-editing the recently published Hakomi Mindfulness-Centred Somatic Psychotherapy. He helped establish a successful coaching training and an Emotional Intelligence training for executives in Germany that became the market leader there. Halko has led hundreds of workshops and training courses throughout Europe, the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia, and also developed two comprehensive programs on couples therapy and interpersonal skills taught in Australia, Germany and Spain.

Address: CERES Van Raay Centre
Address 2: Cnr Roberts St and Stewart St
Suburb: Brunswick East
State: VIC
Postcode: 3056
Parking: Free
Is there disability parking and entry? Yes
Are meals included with this event? Yes
If yes, what meals? Morning / Afternoon Tea
Registration URL:
Cost ($): $615-$755
Registration Instruction (if applicable):

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