Hakomi Workshop

Non-violence & Inclusivity: An Online Introduction to Hakomi

A half-day online workshop with Pernilla Siebenfreund 

ONLINE: Sat 11 Dec—Sat 11 Dec 2021


“We embrace unity when we know as part of our being that we are connected to each other and this world. That knowing is the healing power of the work.”
Ron Kurtz (founder of Hakomi) 


Most of us have highly sophisticated processes that make sure that aspects of ourselves will never be seen or felt, and consequently never be understood nor included. Shutting these parts of ourselves out, and judging them inhibits our healing process.

It is, however, not easy to make ourselves vulnerable and trust that we will be safe if we were to reveal something of ourselves, when we believe it will be met by judgement, hostility or rejection. Some of us would rather move to the other side of the world, use substances or work every waking hour than feel the vulnerability of shame, fear, hurt, anger, sadness, aloneness and other difficult feelings.

Understanding how defensive we all are when we are anticipating different feelings of vulnerability, as well as appreciating that the healing process is about inclusivity and becoming whole, in Hakomi we cultivate non-violence and embrace unity as part of creating the healing environment.

Non-violence and unity are two of the five underlying principles of Hakomi and in this workshop you will get a taste of how these two principles enhance the process of creating safety and gaining the co-operation of the unconscious.

In this workshop you will: 

  • Be introduced to how the Hakomi principles of Non-violence and Unity play a critical role in the process of healing
  • Explore categories of experience in mindfulness
  • Learn how to meet difficult parts of yourself with kindness
  • Discover how curiosity with compassion can deepen the appreciation of defences
  • Experience how inclusivity expands consciousness

The workshop will consist of brief talks, discussions, and experiential exercises in break-out groups with an emphasis of understanding yourself for the benefit of others, and it offers you the opportunity to get a taste of Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy.

It is suitable for those working therapeutically with clients and those wishing to deepen their own self-understanding. It will be of value to psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, and other practitioners who are interested in learning more about Hakomi or are considering enrolling in the Hakomi Professional Training.


Date & Time: 

Saturday 11 December: 9:00am – 12:00pm AEST (QLD)



Early Bird & Full time students (paid by 29 November 2021): $77
Standard (paid after 29 November 2021): $110
Enrolled and accepted into 2022 Level 1 Training: $33
All fees include GST
No cancellations of refunds after 7 December 2021



Online via Zoom.
Participants will receive a Zoom link a few days before the workshop.



For online registration, please click here