Hakomi Workshop

Loving Presence: An Experiential Introduction to Hakomi

A one-day workshop with Pernilla Siebenfreund

BRISBANE: Sat 2 Mar, 9:30 am—5:30 pm

“As helpers, we want to focus simply on letting ourselves be inspired by the other and then translating this inspiration into compassion, patience, understanding, and constant, loving attention. ”

– Ron Kurtz (Hakomi founder)

Love is the basis of healthy human relationships and is as necessary to us as air and food, but why is loving presence a fundamental aspect of Hakomi mindful somatic psychotherapy?

Firstly, being of service to others starts with us. Being with and meeting suffering on an ongoing basis can take a toll on our wellbeing. So, practicing loving presence, which in its purest form is a state of being in which we find ourselves being spiritually nourished simply by being with another person, can support us in sustaining a healthy body and mind.

Secondly, loving presence is one of the key elements to sustain somatic coherence, a critical component in coregulating people in distress.

Thirdly, we become more sensitive to subtle energies and experiences in both ourselves and the person in front of us when we embody loving presence. This sensitivity enhances our empathy and capacity to connect with deeply held implicit memories in the person in front of us.

Lastly, a cornerstone of Hakomi is that the client is assisted in exploring their inner world in mindfulness, a vulnerable and open state of mind. For this process to feel safe and supportive, it is crucial that the therapist embodies loving presence.

So, not only is loving presence pleasant, healthy and rewarding in and of itself, in Hakomi we believe it is the best state to be in when offering emotional support.

In this workshop we will practice some of the ways we can enter into the state of loving presence, as well as exploring what may interrupt this state, and how we may resolve it.

You will also:

  • Be introduced to the principles of Hakomi
  • Experience how mindfulness is applied in Hakomi
  • Discover the wisdom of the body
  • Witness a live Hakomi session

This experiential workshop is suitable for anyone who is interested in getting a taste of Hakomi.

It meets the pre-requisite requirement for attending the Hakomi Level 1 training in Brisbane & Sydney in 2024.

Dates & Times:
Saturday 2 March 2024:    9:30am — 5:30pm

Early Bird (paid by 12 February): $275
Full Fee (thereafter): $349
Students: $200
All fees include GST.

No cancellation refunds after 23 February 2024
Your registration will fund the planting of a tree by ReForest Now

PDP: 6 hrs


Lavalla Centre
Room 4, top floor
58 Fernberg Road, Paddington, QLD 4064


To register, please click here.