Perth Professional Training



Applications are now invited

Learn Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy

As a systematic study of experience, Hakomi provides a detailed model of how to intervene on the physical, emotional and mental levels.

The theoretical concepts as well as therapeutic Hakomi skills are taught, practiced and supervised. The curriculum includes: the healing relationship, working within the principles, states and maps of consciousness, character theory, the experimental approach, the flow of the therapeutic process and applying mindfulness in therapy.

The training has a high teacher/student ratio and employs a variety of teaching approaches: experiential exercises, lectures, demonstrations, discussions, group process sessions, expressive arts, supervision, use of video and study groups.

For more information, please download the Hakomi Professional Training Brochure

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


Training dates

The Hakomi Professional Skills training is offered in three levels across 18 months, from March 2019 — October 2020 (see detailed information below or download the Hakomi Professional Training Information sheet above.

Training Team

Each training is taught by a team of Certified Hakomi Trainers, Teachers and experienced assistants. Faculty are members of the Hakomi Institute Pacifica Team.

The training team will consist of trainers Jules Morgaine, (lead) and Karen Baikie, supported by teacher Aladdin Jones, Deb Algar and teacher-in-training Jane McNabb. A further tutor team of five (yet to confirmed) supports the training also.

Acceptance into the Training

The Hakomi training is intended to build on existing skills. It is therefore preferable that participants have some background in psychology, counselling, social work, healthcare or prior experience working with people in a professional capacity. However, applicants who do not meet the above criteria will also be considered. Attendance of one Hakomi workshop is a pre-requisite for acceptance onto the training. See contact details for an application pack.

Training Venue

The nine training modules will be based at St Catherine’s House of Hospitality, 113 Tyler Street, Tuart Hill .W.A. 6060.

The venue has residential facilities for up to 8 people in individual rooms for out-of-town or interstate students. For accommodation, please contact: Sister Elizabeth by phone: 08) 9443 9020 or by email.

Expressions of Interest

For detailed information about the Perth Professional Training, please contact Jonathan Kester, the training organiser.

Completion and Certification

On successful completion of the Hakomi training, students are eligible to apply for certification with the International Hakomi Institute, USA. A Certified Hakomi Therapist (CHT) is entitled to practice and advertise as a CHT, to use the Hakomi logo and is networked by the Hakomi Institute. Post training certification modules are also available as required.




2 x 6-Day Modules (76 hours training)

Purpose: To train Psychotherapists and allied health professionals in the fundamental building blocks of the Hakomi method. Emphasis is on the development of self and connection to others. Hakomi tools can be applied to therapy, business settings, coaching and other healing modalities.

Target Group: Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Doctors, Social Workers, Massage Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Yoga Teachers, Coaches, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Cranio-Sacral Therapists, Teachers and Psychologists.

Module 1: Meeting the Other: Skills for Respectful Relationship

  • Mindfulness, Hakomi Principles, Relationship Skills
  • Attachment theory
  • Loving Presence
  • Contact statements and tracking skills
  • Accessing organic self/impulse towards potential
  • Mindfulness techniques for emotional self-regulation

Module 2: Follow the Leader: Skills for Facilitating Growth

  • Mindfulness as technique
  • Use of Body/somatic intelligence and supporting organicity
  • Somatic resourcing for Trauma
  • Following and Leading
  • Experimental attitude
  • Ethical practice and Cultural Diversity


Module 1: 04 – 09 March 2019
Module 2: 06 -11 May 2019


$3,150 (+GST) Early bird if paid by 31.01.19
$3,600 (+GST) Full fee
$1,850 (+GST) in two instalments (14.02.19 & 14.04.19)



4 x 6-Day Modules (144 hours training)

Purpose: To teach the methodology, techniques and theoretical frameworks of the curriculum of the Hakomi Institute (USA).

Pre-requisite: Level One: Hakomi Fundamental Relationship Skills.


Module 1: 15 – 20 July 2019
Module 2: 16 – 21 September 2019
Module 3: 02 – 07 December 2019
Module 4: 16 – 21 March 2020


$7,200 (+GST).
Initial Payment $1,800 (+GST) paid by 15.06.19
Followed by 6 monthly instalments of $900 (+GST)



3 x 6-Day Modules (117 hours training)


  • To teach Advanced Skills of Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychology in application to Clinical Practice.
  • Each module will consist of 50% advanced teaching and 50% supervision of practice.
  • To prepare students for Certification as Hakomi Therapist with Hakomi Institute (USA).


Level One: Hakomi Fundamental Relationship Skills.
Level Two: Hakomi Professional Skills Training
Completion of Hakomi Professional Skills Training as offered in the past.

Dates: (Proposed)

Module 1: 01 – 06 June 2020
Module 2: 03 – 08 August 2020
Module 3: 05 – 10 October 2020


$5,400 (+GST).
Initial Payment $950 (+GST) by 01.05.20
Followed by 5 monthly instalments of $900 (+GST)

Upon Completion of Level Three students will graduate with Hakomi Institute (USA).

Certification as a Hakomi Therapist, (competency based assessment) may also be undertaken at any time following completion.