Hakomi Professional Training Level 1

Live & Online

$75.00 incl.
Dominique Lando, Rob Fisher, David Fish, Ashley Ross, MA, LMFT, Nicole Heinrich


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

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.

Working with Transference and Countertransference Systems
Practical and effective approaches for experientially working with transference/countertransference enactments that address the core of the client’s psyche.

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.

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.



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 23, 2023
Regular Tuition: $3,995 for applications received by August 18, 2023 (final application 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 $1,995 (a 50% discount). An application is required.

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 August 31, 2023 unless a payment plan has been arranged with Embodywise prior to the training start date.

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, pay your $400 non-refundable deposit here. 

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. Participants who withdraw up to nine days after the first Zoom session will receive a 70% tuition refund. After that, no refunds will be granted. No refunds will be granted for non-attendance.


Hakomi Professional Training Level 1 consists of seven three-day weekends from Friday afternoon through Sunday that take place roughly once a month from September through March 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, 2023 and will need to complete those materials before your first Zoom session on September 8, 2023. After that, new online training materials will be available on the Wednesday after your live Zoom training each month.

Schedule:  All Times are Pacific

Zoom Training Sessions
Fri: 1:30-4:30
Sat: 10:00-12:30 and 2:00-4:30
Sun: 9:30-1:00

Below is the schedule for each Zoom weekend of this training.

1:30-3:00 Learning activities
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-4:30 Learning activities

10:00-11:15 Learning activities
11:15-11:30 Break
11:30-12:30 Learning activities
12:30-2:00 Lunch
2:00-3:15 Learning activities
3:15-3:30 Break
3:30-4:30 Learning activities

9:30-11:15 Learning activities
11:15-11:30 Break
11:30-1:00 Learning activities

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

Online Session Dates
2023: Sep 8-10, Oct 13-15, Nov 17-19, Dec 15-17
2024: Jan 19-21, Feb 16-18, Mar 15-17

(Dates subject to change)

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 10.5 hours of continuing education credit per weekend (73.5 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. We will email CE certificates within 30 days after each weekend of the course ends.

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 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 info@embodywise.com.