Online | Begins September 13, 2024


Hakomi Professional Training Levels 1 and 2 offer an accelerated course of study for mental health professionals, interns and students, as well as those with commensurate education and experience in counseling and healthcare practices who have demonstrated equivalent skills and knowledge.

In the first course, Level 1, you’ll learn the principles and practices of Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy through brief online video talks, slideshows, demonstrations, and lots of supervised practice in online breakout groups.

Click here to learn more from our brief intro video with Rob Fisher, LMFT, lead instructor for this training.

What You Will Learn
In this training, you will learn how to:

Provide in-depth psychotherapy using the present moment and live experience as a gateway to unconscious material

Design and use interventions to access and transform clients’ core models of the self, others and the world

Track subtle nonverbal communication from the unconscious

Apply mindfulness-centered, experiential methodologies to support enhanced safety, self-regulation and relationship skills

Employ somatic techniques to access unconscious material not readily accessible through conversation alone

Support resistance and psycho-emotional defenses instead of opposing them

Help clients experience and process regressed states to resolve long-term issues and behaviors

Core Competencies You Will Develop in Levels 1 and 2

Strengthening the Therapeutic Relationship
How to access right brain to right brain limbic connection with the client, paving the way for unfolding into unconscious material; how to use moment-to-moment interventions to address and heal attachment wounds.

Observing the Unconscious
How to notice the workings of the unconscious in present experience and in non-verbal signals; how to use the present moment and the body to build limbic connection and uncover rich sources of psychological information.

Deepening Therapy
How to achieve the depth and exploration that make therapy come alive; practical methods for deeply exploring the psyche; powerful interventions for safely working with thought, sensation, impulse, emotion and memory and exploring their origins.

Using Mindfulness Psychodynamically
How to use mindfulness-centered experiments to surface psychological material not easily accessible through conversation alone; differentiating between traumatic and developmental issues.

Supporting the Defenses and Transforming Core Beliefs
How to work elegantly with resistance and defenses by supporting them; transforming core beliefs and mental models of self, others and the world.

All teaching is experiential and includes time for practice and feedback. Trainers and teaching assistants provide direct and immediate guidance and feedback during supervised practice with an emphasis on specific clinical applications and skills development.

Brian Lim
Dominique Lando
Donna Roy
Nicole Heinrich
Rob Fisher

Please visit our Meet the Team page to learn more about our faculty.

Who Is This For?
This training is open to licensed clinicians or those pursuing a clinical degree. It’s designed for licensed professionals with limited time who would like to integrate portions of Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy into their practices. We will also consider applicants with commensurate education and experience in counseling and healthcare practices who have demonstrated equivalent skills and knowledge.


Schedule - All Times are Pacific
The training has 7 modules, each module consists of one Friday/Saturday and a second Friday that take place online via Zoom. Each monthly training module includes self-paced study via video talks, video demo sessions and reading.

You’ll receive the first module of online learning materials by August 25, 2024 and will need to complete those materials before your first Zoom session on September 13, 2024. After that, new online training materials will be available on the Wednesday after your live Zoom training each month.

Online Session Dates - All Times are Pacific
2024: Sep 13, 14, 20, Oct 4, 5, 18 Nov 1, 2, 15, Dec 6, 7, 20
2025: Jan 10, 11, 24, Feb 7, 8, 21, Mar 7, 8, 21

12:30-2:00 Learning activities
2:00-2:15 Break
2:15-3:30 Learning activities
3:30-3:45 Break
3:45-5:00 Learning activities

9:30-11:10 Learning activities
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-12:30 Learning activities
12:30-12:45 Break
12:45-2:00 Learning activities

All teaching is experiential and includes time for practice and feedback. Schedule subject to change.

An application is required for this training. To apply for this training please fill out the application form here and include the $75 application fee.

Early Enrollment
$3,595 for applications received by July 27, 2024

Final Application Date: August 23, 2024

Final Registration & Payment:
$3,995 for registrations received by September 6, 2024 (final registration deadline)

CIIS Hakomi Student Discount: If you’ve completed the course on Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy offered by the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), you can take this training for $2,996 (a 25% discount off regular tuition). An application is required.

Repeating Participants: If you’ve taken this training before, you can repeat for $1,995 (a 50% discount). No need to apply. To hold your space in the training, email [email protected] for registration instructions.

Within 7 days after you are notified of acceptance, a $400 non-refundable deposit is due to hold your space in the training. The final tuition balance is due by September 6, 2024 unless a payment plan has been arranged with Embodywise prior to the training start date.

Scholarship Application: To be considered for a scholarship, please complete this scholarship application. Please note scholarship decisions may not be made until closer to the final registration date. Scholarship amounts are based on the regular registration price, not the early registration price.

All participants will need to sign a contract agreeing to the financial conditions of this training. VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted.

Cancellation Policy
Participants who withdraw before the first day of the training will receive a full tuition refund less a $400 non-refundable deposit and a $30 administrative fee. Participants who withdraw up to nine days after the first Zoom session will receive a 70% tuition refund mins $30 administrative fee. After that, no refunds will be granted. No refunds will be granted for non-attendance.

Continuing Education
Embodywise is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs. Embodywise maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. This course meets the requirements for 12 hours of continuing education credit per module (84 hours total) for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CE approval agency: CAMFT. Provider number: 82187. CE certificates will be issued within 30 days of each module's conclusion. CE hours subject to change with schedule changes.

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, Embodywise 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 a given weekend, you must attend the entire weekend, sign in and out each day, and submit a signed class evaluation form.

Academic Credit
This training is approved by Meridian University for the Professional Specialty Program requirements towards a Master’s or Doctoral degree in psychology with a concentration in Somatic Psychology. Additional information about Meridian University’s programs can be found here.

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