LIVE & IN-PERSON | January 26-28, 2024 | San Anselmo, CA


The Unity Principle was identified as the first and foundational principle of the Hakomi method. The Unity principle, in conjunction with mindfulness, shows us how to apply a systems lens to our therapy work. It can provide an inner map to understanding the inner ecology of a person. We will take the original concept of “parts into wholes” towards its cogent conclusion and map out the use of a practical parts- (or being-states) methodology. 

How can the Unity principle inform the use of the Method with the complexity we meet in clients today? We can support interpersonal and intrapsychic communication by applying the unity principle to inform therapeutic strategy.  

In this workshop, we are taking an in-depth look at how to utilize the Unity principle in moments of therapeutic choice. We will address how to work through therapeutic confusion struggle and where to go next in the session (no comma) by grounding back into mindfulness. 

This workshop is a unique opportunity to learn from one of the original founding members of the Hakomi method. It is specifically designed for Hakomi trainees and therapists.

Halko Weiss shares more with Manuela Mischke-Reeds in these videos:

Learning Objectives

  • You will know why the Unity Principle is at the heart of Hakomi and how to focus on this key fundamental principle intentionally to bring renewed focus to your therapy sessions.

What You Will Learn
We'll practice a range of unity-based interventions, such as:

  • Managing consciousness with clients who have little experience with mindfulness

  • Using "parts language" to support “disidentification"

  • Mapping the Internal Ecology: Methods of Externalizing 

  • Assisted "self-leadership"

  • Compassionate befriending of internal parts (or “being-states”)

  • Working (with) barriers in very direct (straightforward) and practical ways

  • Supporting an understanding and skillful handling of human relationships 

Who Is This For? 
Hakomi Graduates and students

Hakomi Comprehensive or Professional training

Schedule - All Times Are Pacific
Friday, Jan 26, 2024: 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Learning Activities
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Break
3:15 pm - 5:30 pm Learning Activities 

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 11:00 am    Learning Activities
11:00 am - 11:15 am  Break
11:15 am - 12:45 pm  Learning Activities
12:45 pm - 2:15 pm    Lunch
2:15 pm  -  3:30 pm    Learning Activities
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm      Break
3:45 pm - 5:30 pm      Learning Activities

Sunday, Jan 28, 2024:  9:30 am - 2:00 pm
9:30 am - 11:30 am    Learning Activities
11:30 am - 11:45 am  Break
11:45 am - 2:00 pm    Learning Activities 

Meet Your Teacher
This training will be led by Halko Weiss.

What To Bring
Note book, comfortable clothes, water

Early Registration: $650 if enrolled by December 31, 2023.
Regular Tuition: $750 if enrolled by January 19, 2024 (final registration date).
Pricing does not include any travel related expenses. Should minimum attendance requirements not be met, this event may be cancelled, and a full refund will be issued. 

Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received by email by the early registration date will receive a full refund minus a $30 administrative fee. 
No refunds will be granted for non-attendance or cancellations received after the cancellation deadline. 

Continuing Education
Innate Somatic Intelligence Institute is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs. Innate Somatic Intelligence Institute maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. This course meets the requirements for 14.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CE approval agency: CAMFT. Provider number: 82187. CE hours are subject to change with schedule changes. 

CE certificates will be emailed within 30 days of completion of this course.

If you live outside of California, please check with your local licensing board to ensure that they’ll accept this course for CE credit. As an approved continuing education provider, Innate Somatic Intelligence Institute is required to award CE credit for instructional time only; no CE credit will be granted for lunches and breaks.

To receive CE credit for this course, you must attend the entire weekend, sign in and out each day, and submit a signed class evaluation form. 

For More Information
For more information, including accommodation for special needs and details about our grievance process, contact our administrator @[email protected].