Hakomi for Bodyworkers

Hakomi for Bodyworkers TrainingCraneBW (3)
200-hour Curriculum

April 3, 2019 — December 15, 2019

Do you want a deeper connection and a more participatory relationship with your clients than physical techniques alone provide? Hakomi for Bodyworkers is an innovative and highly effective training program that provides a new way of working that you can integrate into your own present modality. The work uses mindfulness to access the body’s wisdom and to support the organic unfolding of the Self. As a practitioner, you will be both an explorer and a guide on this journey.

Taught by Morgan Holford, Certified Hakomi Trainer and Creator of Hakomi for Bodyworkers and Scott Lilleston, Certified Hakomi Teacher.

Prerequisite: Hakomi for Bodyworkers Intro weekend. Click here or here to see the current continuing education schedule for Hakomi Intro workshops scheduled for 2018.

The program consists of two components: Classroom Study and Practical Studies. Upon completion of all requirements, students receive an official transcript and a Hakomi Institute Certificate of Completio

Classroom Study (170 hours)
April 3-7 Module 1: Laying the Foundation
May 16-19 Module 2: Incorporating Mindfulness
June 27-30 Module 3: Exploring Collaboratively
August 22-25 Module 4: Working with Core
November 7-10 Module 5: Holding the Container
December 11-15 Module 6: Coming to Closure

Practical Studies (30 hours)
The Practical Studies are vital additions to the classroom learning of this training and must be completed in order to receive a Hakomi Institute Certificate of Completion. The Wednesday prior to each training module is to be used to schedule some of the requirements.

Practical Studies include:

  • Study groups
  • 10 Practice sessions: 5 with students; 5 with non-students

Practice sessions (student): Each student is required to complete five practice sessions with a student practice partner outside of class and study group meetings. The students receive verbal feedback from their partner then write up the session for review by the faculty. (5 hours)

Practice sessions (non-student): Each student is required to complete a minimum of five practice sessions with a non-student practice partner. The students receive verbal feedback from their partner then write up the session for review by the faculty. (5 hours)

  • Tutorials: 3 sessions received from trainer or other approved faculty, and 1 session witnessed by faculty for feedback, scheduled towards the end of the training. Students do whole sessions, integrating the Hakomi skills they have learned into their particular bodywork context.
  • Various homework assignments, including readings from Hakomi books, handouts, written assignments, a case study write-up and presentation, and the development of client intake forms.

Tuition: $3700 if paid in full by March 3, 2019;
$4000 if paid after March 3, 2019 (payment plans available).
Tuition for 30 hours Practical Studies: $420 (for tutorials, paid to practitioner)

Application: We encourage early application, but the deadline for application is February 20, 2019. Please download the application (Word Doc or PDF) and return to us either through email or mail to: SFSOM, PO Box 5737, Santa Fe, NM 87502.

2019 Hakomi training application (Word Doc)

2019 Hakomi training application (PDF)


Morgan Holford, CHT, is a Certified Hakomi Therapist & Trainer. She has practiced Hakomi for over 30 years and has been on the faculty of the Hakomi Institute since 1990. Prior to that, she studied, taught and practiced a variety of body therapies for several years. Morgan developed and began teaching Hakomi for Bodyworkers in 1995. Morgan brings a deep respect and appreciation for the wisdom of the body into her work with clients and students. She is committed to integrating spirit into everyday life, bringing it into full embodied expression. Morgan lives in Santa Fe, where she maintains a private practice, offers advanced trainings and consultation to Hakomi and Hakomi for Bodyworkers graduates, and trains others in Hakomi throughout the US.  Morgan says,

“I am passionate about teaching Hakomi for Bodyworkers and have committed to it for over 30 years.”

Scott Lilleston, RP, CHT, LMT, CAMT As a Somatic Psychotherapist, Scott specializes in working with highly sensitive people (HSP) and clients with chronic pain conditions. As a Licensed Massage Therapist in private practice since 2002, Scott has devoted over a decade to the development of his own body of work: Somatic

Re-patterning Approach™. As a teacher and mentor, Scott specializes in teaching body/mind (somatic) applications to manual therapists and bodyworkers. He is passionate about cultivating more understanding of the appropriate use of power in our professional communities and weaves these ideas into all that he teaches. Scott has been a Certified Hakomi Therapist since 2014. He joined the Hakomi For Bodyworkers faculty that same year and in 2017 became a Certified Hakomi Teacher.