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details05/30/2014 Trust, Betrayal and Forgiveness:
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details05/30/2014 Group Dynamics and the New Heroism
details05/30/2014 Relationships in Vivo: Enhancing the Power of Group
details05/30/2014 How Group Consultation Can Transform the Institutional Enactment of Trauma and Despair
details05/30/2014 How to Facilitate Infertility Groups and How to Effectively Address Infertility in All Groups
details05/30/2014 Groups In Enchanted Realms
details05/30/2014 Group Therapist Core Course
details05/30/2014 Ethical Dilemmas for Group Therapists
details05/31/2014 Group Process in the "NOW"
details05/31/2014 Redecision Therapy in a Group Setting
details05/31/2014 Gestalt Group Therapy: A Relational Approach to Healing, Integration and Change
details05/31/2014 Relational Group Psychotherapy:What Does It Mean?
details05/31/2014 Facilitating Positive Group Interaction
details05/31/2014 The Nuts and Bolts of Starting and Maintaining Healthy Groups
details05/31/2014 Men Connecting Authentically
details05/31/2014 Dance of Connection
details05/31/2014 “Appetites and Desires: Group as a Forum to Explore Underlying and Unrecognized Affects”
details05/31/2014 The Group as a Whole
details06/01/2014 Hunger and Longing: An interpersonal neurobiology approach to intimacy”
details06/01/2014 Adolescent Group Psychotherapy: Managing and Surviving the "Difficult Times".
details06/01/2014 Harm Reduction Groups: Making Space for Substance Users at Every Level of Use, Misuse, and Change
details06/01/2014 A Process Group Beginning with Expressive Art
details06/01/2014 Plays Well With Others
details06/01/2014 The Power of Dreams in Groups and Organizations
details06/01/2014 The Paradoxical Power of Self-Compassion for Men
details06/01/2014 Sexual Compulsivity: a Group Treatment Approach
details06/10/2014 Mindful Living Program
details06/17/2014 Enhancing Care Through Mindful Awareness, Compassion, and Healing Presence
details06/24/2014 The Migration Story: Exploring the Heart of Multicultural Life in Therapy
details09/20/2014 Hakomi Professional Skills Training

Event Details

Hakomi Professional Skills Training

Co-Sponsor: Spiritual Competency Resource Center

Contact Name: Rob Fisher, MFT


Phone: 415 389-6340

Date: 9/20/2014

End Date: 3/16/2015

Time: 12:30 - 5:30 Pm on Fridays, 9 - 5 PM on Saturdays, and 9 - 3 PM on Sundays

CE Hours: 115.000

Professional Training in Hakomi Mindfulness-Based Experiential Psychotherapy San Francisco Area About the Professional Skills Training The Professional Training is an accelerated training designed for mental health professionals in two modules. The first module covers the theory and techniques of the Hakomi Method and the second module (the Advanced Professional Training) will teach advanced approaches to mindful exploration of the psyche, transference systems, attachment and trauma. Identical curricula are offered concurrently in two locations: San Anselmo and Santa Cruz. Students must register for a single location. Goals & Objectives This training presents the skills and principles of Hakomi Experiential Psychology, and the unique intervention and treatment strategies which follow from them. Participants will be trained in the precise moment-to-moment elegance of working with mindfulness in psychodynamic psychotherapy. In addition, because Hakomi is dedicated to the aliveness of both client and therapist, great emphasis is placed both on the attachment based nature of the therapeutic relationship, and on the ground of being from which the therapist works. “Come sit with me and let us remember the beauty of your soul” In this training you will learn • To provide brief, in-depth psychotherapy using the present moment and live experience • How to design and utilize interventions to access and transform core models of the self, others and the world • To apply the art of tracking non-verbal communication from the unconscious • To apply Mindfulness and experiential methodologies to address safety, self regulation and relationship skills • To use the body to access unconscious material • Approaches to working with content, movement, gesture, voice and pace • Non-invasive techniques to work directly with resistance and psycho-emotional defenses without opposing them • Techniques to deepen towards core psychological material • To work with transference/countertransference systems in respectful and experiential ways that enhance curiosity and aliveness in the relationship • To utilize the attachment relationship within the therapeutic container • Contemporary neuroscience models for Mindfulness based interventions • To distinguish developmental vs. traumatic injuries • Mindful tools to renegotiate trauma states. And proven techniques for somatic resourcing • To help the client embody and process regressed states towards resolution of long term issues and behaviors • To design interventions to access and transform core models of the self, others and the world • Sophisticated maps for understanding client psychological organization Included in the above are five competencies: Competency #1: The Therapeutic Relationship How to access right brain to right brain limbic connection with the client, paving the way for unfolding into unconscious material. How to use moment to moment interventions to address and heal attachment wounds. Competency #2: Observing the Unconscious How to notice the workings of the unconscious in present experience and in non verbal signals. How to use the present moment and the body as rich sources of psychological information and build limbic connection. Competency #3: Deepening Therapy How to achieve the depth and exploration that makes therapy come alive. Practical methods for deeply exploring the psyche. Powerful interventions for safely working with thought, sensation, impulse, emotion and memory exploring their origins. Competency #4 Using Mindfulness Psychodynamically How to use mindfulness directly in the psychodynamic psychotherapy process. Differentiating between traumatic and developmental issues. Competency #5 Working with Defenses, and Transformation of Core Material How to elegantly work with resistance and defenses by supporting them. Transforming core models of the world. Structure The Hakomi Professional Training is taught over the course of seven month and provides a thorough grounding in the theories and techniques of Hakomi. Application Trainings, which integrate the Hakomi Method with various topics, are available to graduates. Style of Teaching The training is geared to clinical professionals and includes short didactic presentations, live and video demonstrations, skill-based experiential exercises, and supervised practice. Trainers and teaching assistants provide direct and immediate guidance and feedback during supervised practice with an emphasis on specific clinical applications and skills development. For Whom This training is for licensed professionals who have limited time and a desire to integrate portions of the Hakomi Method into their practices. Prerequisites This is an accelerated course opened to licensed clinicians or those pursuing a clinical degree. Previous clinical training or permission from a member of the training staff is required. Students must submit an application with a $75 nonrefundable fee no later than August 1, 2014 for early registration discount or September 6 for regular registration costs. See below for full information on costs.