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About our Training Style

Training in the Hakomi Method

Hakomi Experiential Method

Reflective Presence: a Buddhist Hakomi Training

 

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Here is a typical format for a complete
Hakomi Training, led by Donna Martin:

 

 

I. Phase One: Self-Study based on the Hakomi Method: 12-18 days, either in qualified Loving Presence series workshops or with Ron Kurtz or Donna Martin. Beyond 12 days, each extra day reduces the number of days required for Phase Three. [Note: If the 12 days did not include the Loving Presence series (Loving Presence, Quieting the Mind, Nonverbal Expression, Nourishing Communication, then at least two of these workshops must be attended at some point as part of phase one.] Certain qualified people may be able to attend Phase Two after completing only six days of Phase One.

 

II. Phase Two: Helping Others, based on the Hakomi Method: 18-20 days led by Ron Kurtz and/or Donna Martin, perhaps with other trainers. Hakomi skills including tracking and contact, probes, taking over, access routes, creating little experiments to work with core material, working with the child, working with emotions, the bodymind interface, creating a nourishing experience, process and integration form the content of Phase Two.

 

III. Phase Three: Advanced Training and Practice with supervision, 18 days (may include days of training prior to or following Phase Two… must include at least 12 days following completion of Phase Two.

 

To receive a certificate of completion of the whole Hakomi training, the person will have had a minimum of 12 days of Phase One, 18 days each in Phases Two and Three. Certificates of completion of each phase may be given by the organizers.

If an entire module (usually six days) of Phase Two is missed, one module of the Level Three can count toward completion. Phase One days can be made up in future Loving Presence series workshops during the rest of the training. Phase Three (advanced level) training time can be completed by having supervision with a certified Hakomi therapist during or following Phase Three of the training or by attending a supervision session (possibly in Vancouver or Ashland.) Note: It is also possible to complete Phase Two and attend another Phase Two which would count toward Level Three.

Hakomi Teacher Training may occur in the context of a Hakomi training. Participants in a Phase Two or Three may present Loving Presence series workshops in teams (as co-leaders with assistants). Following completion of Phase Three, advanced students may assist in future Phase One or Two training events. Those advanced students who become certified Hakomi therapists and who have leadership ability may be invited to assist, teach, supervise, and eventually possibly lead or co-lead in a Hakomi training.

 

Supervisors are those who have completed at least one Hakomi Training (all three Phases) and have become certified Hakomi therapists (ie demonstrated to at least two trainers in person or on video tape their proficiency in the Hakomi Method). Supervisors are qualified to lead practice groups (between training modules), and to provide supervision to Hakomi students in small practice groups.Teachers are certified Hakomi therapists who lead Loving Presence series and Hakomi introductory workshops, assist or co-lead with the trainer in Phase Two, and may be invited by the trainer to teach parts of Phase Three with supervision. Trainers are qualified to lead Hakomi Method trainings.

 

About our Training Style

Training in the Hakomi Method

Hakomi Experiential Method

Reflective Presence: a Buddhist Hakomi Training

 

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