Do you want a deeper connection and 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
Prerequisite: Hakomi for Bodyworkers Intro weekend. See the current Continuing Education schedule for Hakomi Intro workshops scheduled for 2014.
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 Completion.
Classroom Study (170 hours)
January 14 – 18
Module 1: Laying the Foundation
March 26 – 29
Module 2: Incorporating Mindfulness
May 28 – 31
Module 3: Exploring Collaboratively
July 23 – 26
Module 4: Working with Core
September 24 – 27
Module 5: Holding the Container
December 2 – 6
Module 6: Coming to Closure
Practical Studies (30 hours)
The day before each module is reserved for students to schedule their Practical Studies. Practical Studies include:
- Study groups
- 10 Practice sessions (5 with students; 5 with non-students)
- 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 Ron Kurtz’s book Body-centered Psychotherapy: The Hakomi Method, handouts, written assignments, a case study write-up and presentation, and the development of client intake forms.
Tuition: $3600 if paid in full by 11/21/14;
$3900 if paid after 11/21/14 (payment plans available)
Tuition for 30 hours Practical Studies: $360 (for tutorials, paid to practitioner)
Download Hakomi brochure
Instructor: Morgan Holford, LPC, MsT,
is a Certified Hakomi Therapist & Trainer. She has practiced Hakomi for over 25 years and 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 Hakomi and Somatic Trauma Resolution at the Life Healing Center, and trains others in Hakomi throughout the US.