Hakomi Somatic Coaching (HSC)
Certificate Program

Mindful & Somatic Self-Discovery and Transformation

Hakomi Somatic Coaching Certificate Program (HSC) is a professional program that integrates core Hakomi methodology into a coaching framework.

This online training will focus on developing mindful and somatic awareness practices to deepen the client’s personal process. You will enhance both your presence and your skillset as a transformational coach.

Participants will expand their relational skills through Hakomi methods that gently but powerfully invite emotional self-discovery. Supported by the coach, clients will engage in a cycle of transformation towards clarity, action, and deeper satisfaction in their work and in their lives. 

This training is suited for established coaches as well as new coaches wanting to train in somatics and mindfulness.

Please sign up here to be notified when the next training dates are announced, and applications are open.

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Will ICF CCEs be offered?

We are thrilled to announce that our Hakomi Somatic Coaching – Certificate Program has been officially accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) as a Continuing Coach Education (CCE) Program. Students who complete the Hakomi Somatic Coaching – Certificate Program will receive 40 CCEs (31 Core Competencies, 9 Resource Development). CCEs can be used to apply for ICF Certification through the portfolio path. 

Receiving ICF accreditation is a significant achievement that underscores our commitment to providing high-quality, ethical, and professionally designed coaching programs. This accreditation validates that our program adheres to the highest industry standards, equipping our coaching with the necessary skills, knowledge, and competencies to deliver exceptional coaching experiences.

The ICF accreditation process is rigorous, involving a thorough evaluation of our program’s structure, content, instructional methods, and alignment with the ICF’s stringent core competencies and code of ethics. By meeting these exacting criteria, we demonstrate our dedication to fostering an environment of continuous learning, growth and professional development for our coaches.
Key HSC Learning
About the Hakomi Method
What is Coaching?
What’s the difference between coaching and psychotherapy?

HSC Learning will allow you to:

  • Apply core Hakomi methodology to your coaching practice 
  • Discover how to deepen your somatic self-awareness to stay grounded and settled in your coaching seat 
  • Practice embodiment as a model for self-healing 
  • Become trauma-informed to support your client’s nervous system regulation 
  • Apply wisdom and a compassionate mindset to guide your client through times of challenge and adversity
  • Join a lively community of somatic coaches who will support your personal growth and expand your network

For over 40 years, Hakomi has pioneered the psychodynamic use of mindfulness in the therapeutic process. This is the very first time that Hakomi principles and practices will be offered specifically to the coaching community.

You can learn more about Hakomi here.

Join us and learn how to become a Hakomi Somatic Coach.

Here is how the ICF (International Coach Federation) defines coaching: 

Partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. The process of coaching often unlocks previously untapped sources of imagination, productivity and leadership.

ICF coaches see clients as the experts of their lives—naturally creative, resourceful and whole.

Partnering with a coach can change your life, setting you on a path to greater personal and professional fulfillment. Coaches will work towards your set goals and overcome the challenges that are intrapersonal. The coaching process will help develop self awareness and increase the capacity to take meaningful actions. 

Coaches view their  clients as the experts of their lives with inner resources that are naturally creative and capable to live a thriving life.

How is Coaching different from Psychotherapy?

Both coaching and psychotherapy support clients in navigating the normal, and sometimes painful, ups and downs of the human condition. Both professions can help clients gain more clarity, take action, and feel more satisfied in their work and lives. 

Psychotherapists have an additional role and responsibility as mental health clinicians. Psychotherapists are trained to diagnose and treat a wide range of clinical mental health conditions that are outside the scope of coaching. 

Therefore, an ethical coach must understand the parameters of who is and who is not a good candidate for their practice and have a network of people with whom they can consult and make referrals.

Sample Curriculum

HSC is a 40 Hour live online program. Teaching will be both didactic and experiential. There are practice groups in between each module.Please note that the curriculum is subject to change.

  • The 5 Hakomi Principles

  • Establishing ethical practice

  • Loving Presence: compassionate co-creation of the coach-client relationship 

  • Listening to the soma to set the Mindful Agenda 

  • Beginning to understand the client’s why? 

  • Somatic tracking technique and global listening 

  • Cultivating trust, safety,  & effective communication

  • The Coaching Dance: following vs. leading 

  • Tracking for internal themes that emerge in relationship to the client’s agenda

  • Applying the Hakomi Accessing Theory

  • Implementing the 5-Step Accessing Tool

  • Applying somatic tools to move through challenges

  • Seeing through the trauma-informed coaching lens

  • Applying polyvagal theory to coaching

  • Facilitating Somatic Resourcing & Grounding Skills

  • Developing self-regulation coaching repertoire

  • Inhabiting the experiential mindset of the coach

  • Facilitating mindful & experiential exercises to expand the client’s self-discovery and awareness 

  • Utilizing art and creativity to expand the client’s mindset

  • Using an evidence-based framework to skillfully explore a client’s intersectional identities and multi-cultural experiences.

  • Becoming familiar with the science and terminology of CRC to enhance coach-client relationship

  • Establishing a culturally-responsive coaching alliance 

  • Practicing powerful questions about identity while moving at the speed of trust

  • Track Somatic Core Themes in the Body
  • Coach the Transformational Process
  • Guide the client toward transformational moments
  • Identify barriers to growth and change
  • Facilitating the creation of new neural pathways and anchoring growth and change
  • Co-creating customized practices to transform insight into action.
  • Recognizing and honoring the completion process

HCS Faculty

Mukara Meredith

Certified Hakomi Therapist and Trainer

Ketriellah Goldfeder

Certified Hakomi Practicioner

Dominique Lando, LMFT

Certified Hakomi Therapist and Trainer

Manuela Mischke-Reeds, MFT

Certified Hakomi Therapist and Trainer

Lindsay Leopold

Coach Learning and Development Lead, Lyra Health

Melissa Grace, M.A., CHT

Senior Hakomi Trainer

Apply Now to HSC

40 Hour live online program. Teaching will be both didactic and experiential. There are practice groups in between each module.