Sydney Professional Training

NEW PROFESSIONAL TRAINING: COMMENCING OCTOBER 2021

Applications now open.

(The training start has been postponed from May to October, to ensure more certainty regarding in-person delivery).

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
Two 5-day modules in person, plus three 2-hour webinars between modules

LEVEL 2 – Hakomi Professional Skills Training
Four 6-day modules in person, plus three 2-hour webinars between modules

LEVEL 3 – Hakomi Advanced Clinical Skills
Three 6-day modules in person, plus two 2-hour webinars.

For More Information

For more general information about the Hakomi Professional Training, including details about the Hakomi method, training curriculum, teaching methodology and training staff please download the Hakomi Professional Training Brochure

For more specific details about the 2021 training including dates, venue, costs and staffing please download the Hakomi Professional Training Information Sheet.

To register your interest and to request an application form Contact Us

Level 1 – Hakomi Fundamental Relationship Skills

Purpose:

The aim of Level 1 Fundamentals is 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.

Level 1 Fundamentals is open to 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.

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 20th – Sunday 24th October 2021 
MODULE 2:   Saturday 26th – Wednesday 30th March 2022

Modules 1 and 2 are in-person at the venue. In addition, there will be 3 x 2-hour Zoom Webinars in between the modules. Webinars will be live on Zoom but also recorded for those unable to attend. Dates will be confirmed before the training commences. 

Each training day runs from 9:30am – 6:00pm, with lunch break 12:30 – 2:00pm. The last day of each module finishes at 5:00pm to allow extra time for travelling home. Please book travel arrangements to ensure that you can stay until 5:00pm so that we can complete the module as a full group. 

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

Training Staff:

  • Karen Baikie, Hakomi Trainer, Sydney
  • Pernilla Siebenfreund, Hakomi Trainer, Brisbane
  • Manuela Mischke Reeds, Senior Hakomi Trainer, San Francisco
  • Deb Algar, Certified Hakomi Teacher, Sydney
  • Hakomi Graduate Assistants

Each module will be led by two of the Trainer/Teacher staff, together with Assistants. Please note that not all Trainers and/or Teachers will be present at each module. Further details of which teaching staff will run each module will be given as the training level approaches. 

Curriculum:

  • Setting the frame for learning and group cohesion 
  • Skills for respectful and mindful relationship
  • The Hakomi principles and overview of the Hakomi method
  • Mindfulness as self-study
  • Relevant neuroscience of mindfulness in the therapeutic process
  • Therapist self-awareness and precise tracking skills 
  • Cultivating loving presence in dyadic relationship
  • Principles of a Hakomi healing relationship
  • Somatic resourcing for self-regulation in dyadic exchange
  • Mindful practices for emotional self-regulation
  • Self-practices for cultivating a grounded therapist seat
  • Tracking tools to read the subtle cues of the body
  • Skills for contacting the present moment
  • Understanding how attachment styles impact relationships
  • Attunement skills for cultivating a healing relationship
  • Deepening the process by accessing emotions and sensations
  • Skills to facilitate and navigate subtle processes in therapy
  • Facilitating safety and managing deep emotional processes towards resourcing
  • Differentiating categories of human experience
  • Managing states of consciousness in the client
  • Meaning making, integration and completion techniques

For more detailed information on the Curriculum, please download the Hakomi Professional Training Brochure.

Investment 
For a detailed breakdown of costs, please download the Hakomi Professional Training Information Sheet.

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 are now open. To register your interest and request an application form, please send an email to the training organiser.

COVID-19 Backup Plan

The health, safety and wellbeing of our staff and students is paramount. Each Level of the Hakomi Professional Training will follow the government regulations regarding COVID-19 in place at the time of the training, including regulations for social distancing, m2 per person space in the venue, wearing of masks etc, as well as taking care with hygiene and sanitation. 

It is very much our hope that the training can go ahead in-person. We are constantly monitoring the situation regarding local outbreaks, border restrictions, and changes to meeting sizes and venue allowances. Should it be necessary, we will inform registered participants of any necessary changes, including changing to an online teaching format for a particular module or postponing a module if needed. 

For Level 1, we will make a decision 4-6 weeks before training start date, if we need to postpone a module to the next module dates.


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:
    Tuesday 21st June – Sunday 26th June 2022
Module 2:    Saturday 22nd October – Thursday 27th October 2022 
Module 3:    Saturday 18th March – Thursday 23rd March 2023 
Module 4:    TBC May/June 2023

Modules 1 to 4 are in-person at the venue.  In addition, there will be 3 x 2-hour live Zoom Webinars, one between each module, which will be recorded (dates to be confirmed). 

Each training day runs from 9:30am – 6:00pm, with lunch break 12:30-2:00pm. The last day of each module finishes at 5:00pm to allow extra time for travelling home. Please book travel arrangements to ensure that you can stay until 5:00pm so that we can complete the module as a full group.

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

Training Staff:

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

Each module will be led by two of the Trainer/Teacher staff, together with Assistants. Please note that not all Trainers and/or Teachers will be present at each module. Further details of which teaching staff will run each module will be given as the training level approaches. 

Prerequisite:
Completion of Level 1 Hakomi Fundamental Relationship Skills, either this intake or a prior intake.

Investment:
For a detailed breakdown of costs, please download the Hakomi Professional Training Information Sheet.

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 late-2023 or early 2024.
Level 3 consists of approximately 50% advanced teaching and 50% small group supervision/supervised practice.

Venue:
To be confirmed, in Crows Nest.

Training Staff:

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

Each module will be led by two of the Trainer/Teacher staff, together with Assistants. Please note that not all Trainers and/or Teachers will be present at each module. Further details of which teaching staff will run each module will be given as the training level approaches. 

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.

 


What To Do If You’re Interested In This Training 

If you’d like to join the next Sydney Hakomi Professional Training, we’d invite you, as soon as possible, to submit a formal application. Please email us to request an application form, by clicking here. If your application is successful, you’ll be invited to secure your place with a holding deposit and to complete an Enrolment Agreement.