Hakomi Workshop

Mindfulness Meets Eros: Navigating sexuality through mindfulness and connection

A three-day workshop with Maci Daye, Hakomi Trainer & Passion & Presence Founder

BRISBANE: Fri 1 Feb—Sun 3 Feb 2019










There is so much shame, secrecy, and misinformation surrounding sexuality that many therapists are reluctant to address sexual issues in therapy. However, individuals or couples who pin their hopes on having a rewarding, passionate and connected erotic life need help when problems arise in this area. This workshop introduces practitioners to Passion and Presence®, a mindful approach to both sex and sex therapy. It incorporates the spirit and many of the experiential and somatic techniques of Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy.

Our early imprints about sex, worth, needs, love, freedom, and power play out vividly on the erotic stage. For this reason, intimate relationships are both incredibly challenging and also potentially healing and transformational. Passion and Presence reorients sex from reliance on external models to intrinsic cues and pleasure, regardless of an individual’s or couple’s “functionality.” Mindfulness is used to cultivate a state of novelty and to explore barriers to intimacy and self-expression.

Along with predictable stages, differences in preferences, over-familiarity, and specific “trances,” we will explore the “hidden factors” that often lead to impasses and sexual avoidance, particularly in long-term relationships. While Passion and Presence helps couples learn how to become an “erotic team,” individual clients can also be supported in exploring their emotional patterns around intimacy and sex.

Through a combination of lecture, case example, and experiential activities, participants will learn how to help clients:

  • Cultivate fluid pathways to arousal
  • Embrace fluctuations in desire
  • Use erotic triggers to heal and grow
  • Become a cooperative “Erotic Team.”

Workshop Agenda

Day 1
Growing Sexual Intelligence
The Problem With Models
Pure Erotic Potential
What is Mindful Sex?
Transforming the “Hidden Factors”

Day 2
The Trigger Cycle
Building a Strong Relational Container
Protectors and the Protected States
Working With Sexual Impasses
Mindful Co-Investigation

Day 3
The Performance Trance
The Familiarity Trance
The Safety Trance
Sexual Trauma
Tending Eros

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 and working with sexual issues in therapy, or to those who are considering further training in the Hakomi method.

This workshop will provide 16 hours for Continuing Professional Development Programs.
This workshop is an ACA Recognised Professional Development event
(ACA members generally receive 2 OPD points per 1 hour of training).

Dates & Times
Fri 1 and Sat 2 Feb 2019: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sun 3 Feb 2019:               10:00am – 4:30pm

Super Early Bird (paid by 24 November 2018): $595
Early Bird (paid by 5 Jan 2019): $695
Standard (paid after 5 Jan 2019) $749
No cancellations or refunds after 18 January 2019

Mercy Place, Macrae Rd at 371 Simpson Rd, Bardon
For accommodation, please visit the Mercy Place website.

Morning and afternoon tea provided