300 YA Credit
All Students Welcome
Loving Presence & The Healing Relationship: an Introduction to the Hakomi Method
Hakomi integrates mindfulness and somatics into the psychotherapy process with uniquely effective results.
Loving presence and the healing relationship are central to Hakomi. We develop an exquisite sensitivity and attunement to others, using empathic skills to read and contact “indicators” - subtle, unconscious cues. This creates a deep sense of safety and connection, allowing us to engage the “cooperation of the unconscious.”
The dynamic use of mindfulness is a foundation of the Hakomi Method. When introduced with Hakomi techniques, it creates a rapid, experiential access route to the unconscious beliefs and implicit memories which invisibly shape our lives. When unconscious, this material creates projections, conflict and disharmony in our self-perceptions, relationships and behavior. Once conscious and directly experienced, it is available for memory re-consolidation and transformation, including the healing of attachment issues.
Like Yoga, Hakomi is a body-centered (somatic) approach. The body is viewed as a “map of the psyche” - a door that can be opened to reveal the entire character and belief system of the individual, revealing the deep impressions or samskaras of the yogic path. The body’s habitual patterns become a powerful access route to unconscious core material
This experiential process, although safe and gentle, evokes a powerful “felt sense” for the client, allowing them to take ownership of core patterns as they emerge, as well as their change and integration.
You will be able to:
• Integrate psychodynamic mindfulness into your sessions with clients & students
• Use the practice of loving presence to enhance the therapeutic relationship & your skills as a yoga teacher
• Use the Hakomi principles, including nonviolence, to create safety and support the cooperation of the unconscious
• Discover and contact subtle, somatic cues in the body and its habitual patterns
• Use this information to create safe, yet powerful access routes to core unconscious material & to understand the deeper levels samskaras/impressions have on clients & students
This workshop is designed for Yoga Instructors, therapists, counselors, social workers, healing professionals and graduate students in these fields and allied helping/healing professionals. We will experientially learn Hakomi skills and approaches that are immediately applicable, and the workshop also serves as the prerequisite for the Comprehensive Training in Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy.
CE’s: NASW: This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886484280-8584) for 12 continuing education contact hours. NBCC: 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. C.E.S.: Psychologists (APA), Social Workers (ASWB) and MFTs: C.E. credit for this program is awarded by Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES). CES maintains responsibility for this program (12 C.E. hours). For more info visitwww.hakomiinstitute.com
Julia Corley, LPC-A, NCC, LMBT is a Certified Therapist and Teacher for Hakomi Institute. She has done healing work for over 20 years, first as a massage therapist with a passion for the mindbody connection and now as a somatic psychotherapist in private practice in Hillsborough, NC. In addition to teaching Hakomi in the Southeastern U.S. and Mallorca, Spain, Julia is also a facilitator for Right Use of Power, ethics training created by Hakomi Trainer Cedar Barstow, and an assistant facilitator for Passion and Presence®, couples’ retreats on mindful sexuality created by Hakomi Trainer Maci Daye. Julia is passionate about helping people come home to their deeper knowing, by gently and mindfully exploring who and how they are in their body and life. Her students describe her presence as warm, calm, clear, and full of heart.