Sydney Professional Training

NEW PROFESSIONAL TRAINING: COMMENCING JUNE 2019

Learn the Hakomi Method of Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy

HAKOMI IS THE LEADING mindful, somatic psychotherapy in Australia. By combining mindfulness, fundamental principles and a precise methodology, Hakomi creates an extraordinarily effective path towards emotional and psychological transformation.

NOT ONLY A REFINED METHOD of Psychotherapy and a specific set of techniques, Hakomi also provides a view of how to be in the role of the health care provider with compassion and a mindful, curious attitude towards our clients and ourselves. By recognising and cultivating loving presence and compassion as an essential element of the method the Hakomi practioner reaches beyond the usual skill set of therapist into “being” with the client. Our goal is to turn out therapists who are as dedicated to fully understanding their own process as they are to the understanding of others.

THE HAKOMI METHOD has been taught internationally for 40 years, throughout the United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, and we offer professional trainings in the Sydney, Perth and New Zealand.

EACH HAKOMI TRAINING teaches the entire curriculum of the Hakomi Method, as outlined by the Educational Board of the Hakomi Institute, a non-profit educational organisation based in Boulder, Colorado.

Goals of the Training are:

      1. A deep understanding of the principles of the Hakomi Method and the ability to work with them.
      2. An understanding of the organisation of personality and character, and the ability to use this understanding discriminatingly.
      3. An understanding of the various maps of the therapeutic process and the ability to use those maps and Hakomi techniques precisely and appropriately.
      4. An understanding of one’s own personality as an instrument for therapy.

Sydney Hakomi Training

The Hakomi Training in Sydney consists of three levels:
Level 1 – Hakomi Fundamental Relationship Skills
2 modules of 5 days each plus 3 x 90 minute webinars in between
Level 2 – Hakomi Professional Skills Training
4 modules of 6 days each plus 3 x 90 min webinars in between
Level 3 – Hakomi Advanced Clinical Skills
3 modules of 6 days each plus 2 x 90 min webinars in between

Sydney Training Team

Trainers: Manuela Mischke-Reeds, Karen Baikie
Teacher: Pernilla Siebenfreund
Teacher in Training: Deb Algar

For more information, please download the Hakomi Professional Training Brochure

For details presented here, please download the Hakomi Professional Training Information Sheet.

To register your interest and to be notified when further information is available, please
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Level 1 – Hakomi Fundamental Relationship Skills

Purpose:
To train psychotherapists and allied health professionals in the fundamental building blocks of the Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy method. Emphasis is on the development of the self in connection. Hakomi tools can be applied to therapy, allied health, business settings, coaching, education, and other healing modalities.
Level 1 is a prerequisite to undertaking Level 2 training in Hakomi Professional Skills. However, it is also open to those who wish to learn some of the fundamentals of Hakomi to apply in their current work, but who may not wish to continue on to Level 2, or are unsure about whether they want to pursue further training in Hakomi. As such, it can be taken as a stand-alone training in therapeutic relationship skills.

Participants:
Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Social Workers, Doctors, Bodyworkers, Massage Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Yoga Teachers, Coaches, Human Resource Managers, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Cranial-Sacral Therapists, Teachers and other related professions.

Dates:
Module 1: Wednesday 26th – Sunday 30th June 2019
Three 90-minute Webinars: Fri 30th Aug at 9am, Fri 27th Sept at 9am, Fri 1st Nov at 10am
Module 2: Wednesday 4th – Sunday 8th December 2019

Venue:
Johnson Hall, The Crows Nest Centre, 2 Ernest Place, Crows Nest, 2065

Training Staff:
Karen Baikie, Hakomi Trainer, Sydney
Pernilla Siebenfreund, Hakomi Teacher, Brisbane
Manuela Mischke Reeds, Senior Hakomi Trainer, San Francisco (Webinars)
Hakomi Graduate Assistants

Curriculum:
Module 1: Meeting the Other: Skills for Respectful and Mindful Relationship

Hakomi View: Theory and Principles

  • Hakomi principles: Overview and applications
  • Assisted self-study, learning to facilitate the innate process
  • Mindfulness as self-study
  • Basic neuroscience of mindfulness in the therapeutic process
  • Therapist self-awareness and tracking skills


Group Building: Setting the right frame for learning and group cohesion

  • Building group coherence
  • Inclusion, culture and diversity awareness
  • Mindful speech and conduct, ethics of being in a learning container


Understanding the Mindful Dyadic Relationship

  • Cultivating loving presence in relationship
  • Healing relationship principles
  • Tracking tools to read the cues of the body


Grounded and Ready to Facilitate: Developing skills to guide

  • Somatic resourcing for self-regulation
  • Mindful techniques for emotional self-regulation
  • Contacting the present moment
  • Applied mindfulness
  • Experiential mindset-growth mindset


Module 2: Follow the Leader: Skills for Facilitating Growth

Self-Practices for Self-Regulation: The grounded therapist and guide

  • Accessing emotions and sensations
  • Mindfulness practices


Deepening into Relationship: Theory and praxis of deepening the process

  • How attachment works in relationships
  • Relationship systems and styles
  • Cultivating the healing relationship
  • Attunement skills and practice


Facilitate the Process: Learning how to navigate subtle processes

  • Accessing techniques
  • Safety and resourcing
  • Bite-sizing the process
  • Differentiating categories of experience
  • Managing states of consciousness in the client
  • Managing deep emotional processes towards resourcing
  • Making meaning
  • Integration and completion techniques

Each module includes contemplative practice, didactic teaching, experiential exercises and learning, group reflection and discussion, opportunities to practice skills learned, and opportunities to observe live demonstrations of sessions by senior staff.

Investment:
The cost of Level 1 training includes 10 days of face-to-face training plus 4.5 hours of webinar training, individual participant support, and training manual. Healthy and nourishing morning and afternoon teas will be provided, with gluten-free options.

The following payment options are available:

Early Bird Payment: $3,960 ($3,600 plus GST)
Full course payment by Friday 12th April 2019

Standard Payment: $4,400 ($4,000 plus GST)
Full course payment by Friday 21st June 2019

Standard Instalment Payments: $4,510 ($4,100 plus GST)
Option 1: Two instalments of $2,255 each, payable by 21st June and 29th November 2019.
Option 2: Five monthly instalments of $902 each, payable by direct debit on 20th June, 20th July, 20th Aug, 20th Sept and 20th Oct 2019.
Individualized instalment plans may be possible by negotiation with the Organizer.

Prerequisite:
Attendance at one Hakomi workshop, or equivalent experience and background, as determined on application.

Commitment:
It is expected that Level 1 students commit to the whole of Level 1 training when signing up, unforeseen personal circumstances notwithstanding.

Applications:
Applications for Level 1 will be opening in January 2019. To register your interest and be notified, contact the Organizer at sydney_training_info@hakomi.com.au


Level 2 – Hakomi Professional Skills Training

Purpose:
To train psychotherapists and allied health professionals in the principles, theoretical framework, methods and techniques of Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy, as set out in the curriculum of the Hakomi Institute (USA).

Participants:
Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Doctors, Social Workers, Massage Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Yoga Teachers, Coaches, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Cranial-Sacral Therapists, Teachers and other related professions, who wish to learn and incorporate the Hakomi method as a way of working therapeutically

Dates:
Module 1: Saturday 29th February – Thursday 5th March 2020
Module 2: Saturday 20th June – Thursday 25th June 2020
Module 3: Saturday 24th October – Thursday 29th October 2020
Module 4: Saturday 27th February – Thursday 4th March 2021
Three 90-minute Webinars, one between each module (dates to be confirmed)

Venue:
Johnson Hall, The Crows Nest Centre, 2 Ernest Place, Crows Nest, 2065

Training Staff:
Manuela Mischke Reeds, Senior Hakomi Trainer, San Francisco
Karen Baikie, Hakomi Trainer, Sydney
Pernilla Siebenfreund, Hakomi Teacher, Brisbane
Deb Algar, Hakomi Teacher-in-Training, Sydney
Additional Guest Trainers/Teachers
Hakomi Graduate Assistants

Prerequisite:
Completion of Level 1 Hakomi Fundamental Relationship Skills.

Investment:
The cost of Level 2 training includes 24 days of face-to-face training plus 4.5 hours of webinar training, individual participant support, and training manual. Healthy and nourishing morning and afternoon teas will be provided, with gluten-free options.

The following payment options are available:

Early Bird Payment: $8,800 ($8,000 plus GST)
Full course payment by Friday 20th December 2019

Standard Payment: $9,240 ($8,400 plus GST)
Full course payment by Friday 28th February 2020

Standard Instalment Payments: $9,460 ($8,600 plus GST)
Option 1: Four instalments of $2,365 each, payable by 24th February, 15th June, 19th October 2020 and 22nd February 2021.
Option 2: Ten monthly instalments of $946 each, payable by direct debit on 20th Feb, 20th March, 20th April, 20th May, 20th June, 20th July, 20th Sept, 20th Oct, 20th Nov and 20th Dec 2020.
Individualized instalment plans may be possible by negotiation with the Organizer.

Commitment:
It is expected that Level 2 students commit to the whole of Level 2 training when signing up, unforeseen personal circumstances notwithstanding.


Level 3 – Hakomi Advanced Clinical Skills

Purpose:
To train psychotherapists and allied health professionals in advanced skills of Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy, with a focus on application to clinical practice, and to support students in working towards Certification as Hakomi Therapists with the Hakomi Institute (USA).

Participants:
Those wishing to pursue Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy as a primary therapeutic modality to use in their work. This phase is necessary in order to be eligible towards certification of the Hakomi method.

Prerequisite:
Completion of Level 1 Hakomi Fundamental Relationship Skills and Level 2 Hakomi Professional Skills Training, or completion of prior Hakomi Foundations Training or Hakomi Comprehensive Training in the past.

Dates:
Three 6-day modules, to be confirmed, commencing mid-2021
Level 3 consists of approximately 50% advanced teaching and 50% small group supervision/supervised practice.

Venue:
To be confirmed, in Crows Nest.

Training Staff:
Manuela Mischke Reeds, Senior Hakomi Trainer, San Francisco
Karen Baikie, Hakomi Trainer, Sydney
Pernilla Siebenfreund, Hakomi Teacher, Brisbane
Deb Algar, Hakomi Teacher-in-Training, Sydney
Additional Guest Trainers/Teachers
Hakomi Graduate Assistants

Investment:
The cost of Level 3 training will be in line with the Level 2 training, pro-rata for the number of days of training.

Commitment:
It is expected that Level 3 students commit to the whole of Level 3 training when signing up, unforeseen personal circumstances notwithstanding.

Certification:
On completion of Level 3, students become Hakomi Graduates with the Hakomi Institute (USA). Working towards certification, to become a Certified Hakomi Therapist (CHT), which is a competency-based assessment, may be undertaken at any time following completion of Level 3.