Hakomi is an internationally recognised mindfulness based method for self-study and self-discovery. It helps bring awareness to our habits of relating and offers a way to maximise the potential of our personal and professional relationships.
An eight day training over two 4 day blocks in the fundamentals of Hakomi for psychotherapists, doctors, bodyworkers, naturopaths, teachers, counsellors, nurses, social workers, yoga teachers, coaches, and other helping professionals.
- Kapiti Coast
- August 17-20 and September 21-24, 2018
- Friday to Monday, 10am to 5pm
- Kapiti Community Centre, Paraparaumu
- $1040 ($520 payable by July 17, and $520 by August 21)
- Wellington City
- September 14-17 and October 19-22, 2018
- Friday to Monday, 10am to 5pm
- Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, Island Bay, Wellington
- $1040 ($520 payable by August 17, and $520 by September 19)
For more information or to join us, contact Mark:
Work With Me
I’d love to bring this work to you. If you are interested in helping to organise a training in your region please contact me on the email above.
The impulse to heal is real and powerful, and lies within the client. Our job is to evoke that healing power, to meet its tests and needs and to support it in its expression and development. We are not the healers. We are the context in which healing is inspired. —Ron Kurtz
What You Experience and Learn
This training asks and answers the questions: Who are you? How does who you are affect you and your clients in the work you do? And, how can you develop your personhood to enhance your capacity to make a positive difference?
The key sign of a well cultivated personhood is the capacity to respond appropriately to what is being called for. In Hakomi we use four interrelated themes to help us achieve this capacity.
Loving Presence: For finding and sustaining a compassionate and present-centred state of being while relating to others and ourselves.
Quietening the Mind: For developing our capacity for mindfulness, for noticing and exploring our internal world and the influence it is having on how we respond.
Wisdom Without Words: For developing our capacity for being truly present to another person by recognising and responding appropriately to the non-verbal indicators of their present moment experience.
The Art of Helping: For learning to assist others in discovering and experiencing what they need to be more fulfilled.
How You Learn: A Person Centred Approach
A person-centred approach is one that recognises and appreciates that each person brings with them personal qualities, experience, knowledge and skill that forms their true starting point. The way that we create and hold the space in a person-centred learning environment allows and actively encourages each individual to follow their personal path through the learning.
Interestingly, it is a similar situation when we work with clients therapeutically. People come to us with unique personal qualities, experience, knowledge and skills–a person-centred training provides an accurate model for developing the adaptability and flexibility to meet the individual needs of those we intend to help.
I first experienced Hakomi in 1991 as a student on a bodywork training that integrated the fundamentals of the method as a basis for working directly with a client’s ongoing experience. Hakomi’s gentle principles and respectful exploratory nature was a powerful influence and so began an ongoing journey that lead me to becoming a practitioner and trainer of the method.
Before returning to New Zealand in October 2015, I spent 22 years in the UK, where I organised and taught Hakomi practitioner trainings in London as well as bodywork courses that utilised Hakomi’s principles and practices.
I have an MA in Therapeutic Bodywork and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education. I am also a practitioner and trainer of Structural Integration and have completed the level one training in Internal Family Systems. For 12 years until 2010 I worked for the School of Integrated Health at the University of Westminster in London where I was Course Leader and Principal Lecturer in Neuromuscular Therapy.