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A 12-week Online Training
With Hakomi Pioneers
Manuela Mischke-Reeds &
Rob Fisher
New Live Training Starts
Thursday, October 22, 2015

Are you a healing practitioner, therapist, coach or spiritual guide looking for ways to
expand your skills?

What if you could accomplish this through a body-mind-heart approach that integrates mindfulness and depth psychology?

That approach is called Hakomi, a powerful discipline at the forefront of psychotherapy, spiritual practice and neuroscience.

Hakomi begins with the recognition that we are multidimensional beings with complex biological, psychological and spiritual needs, yearning to experience balance and wholeness. And as such, we need to be treated holistically — acknowledging, nurturing and integrating every aspect of our being.

The beauty of this healing modality is that it’s infused with the values of gentleness, non-violence, compassion and mindfulness — bringing together the best of East and West in an integrative and holistic framework.

If you’re unfamiliar with its background, Hakomi draws from general systems theory and modern body-centered therapies including Gestalt, Feldenkrais, Focusing, Ericksonian Hypnosis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming and many others.

While many modalities focus primarily on the mind or the spirit, Hakomi elegantly blends together the most effective practices in these realms, while also calling upon our body’s expansive wisdom to create an integrative, holistic system for true healing.

Meeting Your Clients in a Deeper Way

If you’re like many healing professionals, you may be discouraged by not having the kind of direct and intimate relationships with your clients that foster truly meaningful therapeutic dynamics.

You might also recognize patterns, habits and blocks conceptually, but may struggle to actually help shift them.

Or you may have experienced the transformative power of mindfulness, meditation, yoga, or other mind-body-spirit awareness practices personally, yet are puzzled about how they can best be integrated into a therapeutic relationship.

Hakomi is one of the fastest growing integrated healing modalities since it addresses these challenges and others. It blends mindfulness techniques with an experience-based somatic approach that holistically meets each client where they are and enhances your ability to work with them in a relational way.

There’s a reason so many healing practitioners are excited about Hakomi!

Until now, Hakomi has required face-to-face workshops to learn. But with The Hakomi Method Essentials Program you now have, for the first time, the opportunity to learn Hakomi principles remotely — without the expense and hassle of travel.

This course offers you a live, 12-week, audio program that will teach you invaluable insights and cutting-edge practices from the world’s leading experts in this modality.

You’ll learn principles that you can begin to integrate in your practice in a way that brings a deeper level of integration, connectedness and healing to your clients.

For instance, you’ll learn to use “micro-tracking” to gain more information from the body and be able to catch many subtle signals. Each movement of a hand, each turn of the head, and each restless shuffle of the body can be a clue into what is happening beneath the surface of the conscious mind. By taking the time to explore these smaller movements, you can open new portals into the deeper holding patterns in a client’s body and unconscious.

Hakomi also gives you a powerful tool for uncovering the core beliefs that govern your client’s life. By incorporating embodiment practices that illuminate habitual patterns of the body and mind, you gain access to the underpinning beliefs that structure your client’s experience.

In addition, you’ll expand your toolkit for shifting the emotional state of your clients. Hakomi is very useful for taking a client up to the edge of a challenging emotion and inviting them to open, soften and breathe into it without becoming overwhelmed. This fosters a kind of modulation in which the client can build upon their existing resources to more easily face and metabolize charged, and even traumatic, memories and emotions.

Studying Hakomi gives you access to a real paradigm shift in how to work with clients. With its origins in mindfulness and depth psychology, Hakomi offers a deeply holistic, compassionate and embodied approach to the inner terrain of your clients. Thus, it creates a greater degree of alignment and rapport than more traditional, insight-based methods alone.

Best of all, it’s an exclusive methodology. You can use elements from the Hakomi Method to complement whatever modalities you’ve built your practice upon.

Hakomi Applies to Many Fields

With The Hakomi Method Essentials Program, you’ll learn how Hakomi can be utilized effectively by practitioners working with individuals, couples, families and groups. It is especially helpful with:

  • Healing Trauma
  • Working with Relationship and Attachment Issues
  • Transcending Defense Mechanisms
  • Transforming Core Beliefs
  • Embodying More Loving Presence
  • Identifying Life Purpose
  • Addressing Sexuality Issues

The principles and techniques highlighted in this program can be very beneficial in the fields of counseling, bodywork, coaching, employer/employee relations, mediation, creativity issues, theater arts, dance, poetry, naturopathy, acupuncture, parenting, gender issues, politics, hospice, spiritual practices and more.

The Hakomi Method Essentials Program can give you the foundations for utilizing Hakomi effectively in your practice to elicit more aliveness and a deeper level of integration and healing for your clients. You’ll also undoubtedly have many “ah-ha” moments about WHY you’ve experienced challenges in the ways you work with clients — and how this gentle, integrated approach to healing can help you transcend them.

And even if you are not a healing practitioner, you are welcome to participate and learn an effective way of working with your own challenges that is compassionate and holistic.

The Power of Master Teachers

As with any methodology, it is best to learn from the most experienced teachers, and in The Hakomi Method Essentials Program you’ll have access to two of today’s leading practitioners, who not only run many of the international Hakomi training programs but they also co-hosted the popular Hakomi Global Summit.

During the 12 weeks, they will share with you Hakomi’s fundamentally holistic, dynamic and versatile approach for working through any self-defeating patterns that cause suffering — and creating a more grounded foundation for living.

If you join this groundbreaking virtual training, you’ll discover:

  • Key practices for integrated growth and development
  • A balanced, accessible approach to transformation work
  • Techniques for unfolding experiences more consciously
  • How to offer loving, embodied presence in a way that’s most healing for your clients — and yourself
  • Powerful techniques for teaching through present moment awareness vs. talking about experiences
  • Mindfulness practices for getting below your clients’ surface stories and projections
  • Insights on Body Tracking for a more direct relationship with the unconscious
  • Practices to help unfold experiences with client’s moment-to-moment process
  • A sense of belonging in a community of healers who can support you wherever you may be on your journey
  • Ways to infuse your work with more compassion

What You’ll Discover in These 12 Weeks

Course sessions are on Thursdays at 1:00pm Pacific.

In this 12-week transformational intensive, Manuela and Rob will guide you through the fundamental tools and competencies for using the Hakomi Method in a professional setting.

Each weekly, LIVE contemplation and training session will build harmoniously upon the next, so that you’ll develop a complete, holistic understanding of the practices and principles you’ll need to develop skills that can deepen your relationship with yourself and with your clients.

Module 1: Overview
(Manuela Mischke-Reeds) (October 22)

In this first live session, Manuela will give you a general overview of the Hakomi Method. You’ll receive insights on techniques for developing a healing relationship with your clients, with a special focus on the importance of the attachment relationship and “somatic resourcing.”

In this session, you will:

  • Receive a general overview of the Hakomi Method and its many powerful applications.
  • Learn how to build the healing relationship utilizing Hakomi tools to increase connection, deepen interpersonal skills and encourage a sense of aliveness in the body.
  • Explore physiological qualities that can support your client’s physical experience of self and well-being.

Module 2: Listening to the Many Languages of the Unconscious
(Rob Fisher) (October 29)

The languages of the unconscious are deeper than words. One of the most important principles of Hakomi is listening to listen to what your clients’ unconscious is communicating. Rob will share with you the many ways that the gentle yet powerful practice of mindfulness is a key ingredient of true healing.

In this session, you will:

  • Learn underlying principles that guide a healing relationship that benefits both client and practitioner.
  • Develop the skill of listening to the many languages of the unconscious, which can include tracking “micro-expressions” and so much more.
  • Learn how externally focused mindfulness can be effectively utilized.
  • Increase your capacity to be truly present to what’s happening in the “now,” and organically revise your treatment approach.

Module 3: Relational Mindfulness:
Contacting the Present Moment

(Rob Fisher) (November 5)

One of the essential principles of Hakomi is Relational Mindfulness, and in this module Rob will show you how to apply mindfulness techniques to deepen the connection between you and your clients and create a sense of emotional safety.

In this session, you will:

  • Learn to build emotional safety and connection through the “contact” technique.
  • Discover powerful ways to meet people in their present experience.
  • Find out how to respond to the storyteller beneath the story, so that your client feels truly seen and understood.

Module 4: The 4 Steps of Deepening
Internal Exploration

(Rob Fisher) (November 12)

The process of internal exploration is ever-unfolding, and Hakomi offers 4 essential steps for helping you and your clients deepen into the present moment experience, which is so key to continued exploration and psycho-spiritual healing.

In this session, you will:

  • Learn the 4 essential steps of internal exploration.
  • Discover creative healing techniques that allow the psyche to “unfold” seminal experiences.
  • Use mindfulness to trace present-time indicators of core beliefs to their origins.

Module 5: Accessing Categories
of Experience

(Manuela Mischke-Reeds) (November 19)

As humans we process experiences in different mental categories. Manuela will teach you the skill of “Accessing,” to understand how experiences are processed and categorized in your clients’ psyches.

In this session, you will:

  • Discover the nuances of Accessing so that you can effectively apply them to your practice.
  • Learn how humans process through different categories of their experiences.
  • Recognize your “preference” biases while working through the categories of experience with your clients.
  • Develop the skills of helping a client move and explore between categories of internal experience.

Module 6: Identifying & Exploring
Core Beliefs

(Rob Fisher) (December 3)

The “models” for our worldviews are stored deep in the limbic brain. In this class, Rob will show you how to use mindfulness to discover, explore and transform these core beliefs.

In this session, you will:

  • Understand how beliefs predict, create and color our reality.
  • Learn to work with core models of the world stored deep in our limbic brains.
  • Use mindfulness to expose and explore these psychological blueprints.

Module 7: Working with the Wisdom
of Resistance

(Manuela Mischke-Reeds) (December 10)

Resistance and other psychological defenses serve a purpose in the healing process. Paradoxically, supporting clients in their resistance can help them let go so that they can have a shift in perception and experience. Manuela will guide you in appreciating and harnessing the wisdom of defenses in yourself and your clients.

In this session, you will:

  • Discover the wisdom of resistance and defenses, and come to view them as an intelligent expression of your clients’ emotions.
  • Appreciate and leverage the paradox of letting go when resistance is supported.
  • Design “Taking Over” experiments that respect your client’s journey.

Module 8: Verbal Experiments
in Mindfulness

(Rob Fisher) (December 17)

Mindfulness has the power to remove blocks to nourishing experiences, and in Hakomi, verbal experiments help facilitate this process. Rob will teach you the technique of “Words of Grace,” unique words or phrases that reveal the structure of the psyche and help the practitioner find facilitate healing.

In this session, you will:

  • Design verbal experiments that utilize mindfulness to study the structure of the psyche.
  • Discover how to find specific “Words of Grace” for each person.
  • Design mindfulness experiments that uncover emotional blocks.

Module 9: Working with Regressed States
(Rob Fisher) (January 7)

The Hakomi Method is a powerful way to recognize different states of experiences — regressed child states and other strong emotional states embedded in the internal landscape, often early in life. These states embody core beliefs about ourselves and the world.

In this session, you will learn to:

  • Recognize the signs of regressed states in your clients.
  • Build your capacity to embody the “wise stranger.”
  • Know how to validate and meet younger states.
  • Design experiences that call into question ancient beliefs held in the body-mind.

Module 10: Micro-Tracking &
Trauma States

(Manuela Mischke-Reeds) (January 14)

Facilitating new learning experiences in your clients requires understanding the ways trauma and memories are encoded in the body-mind. Manuela will guide you to develop an entire repertoire of somatic-based resources that help ground your clients as you work with them, in and out of trauma states.

In this session, you will:

  • Discover how state-specific memories are held in the body.
  • Learn how memory is linked to its original encoding.
  • Discover techniques to help prevent your client from dissociating.
  • Start to develop somatic resources to help ground your clients.
  • Understand micro-tracking as an essential tool for trauma healing.

Module 11: Addressing Strong Emotional Experiences & Trauma States Using Somatic Resourcing
(Manuela Mischke-Reeds) (January 21)

This session will help you develop your fine micro-tracking abilities and better understand psycho-biological triggers and traumatic activations in your clients.

In this session, you will learn to:

  • Differentiate trauma states from strong emotional expressions.
  • Develop fine micro-tracking abilities to discern psycho-biological triggers and traumatic activations.
  • Continue designing a somatic resourcing repertoire.
  • Facilitate and contain strong emotional states, a process known as “riding the rapids.”

Module 12: The Missing Experience
& Transformation

(Manuela Mischke-Reeds) (February 11)

Deep transformation in your clients hinges on their capacity to shift internal belief systems so that they can make new choices. And in this final class, you’ll learn how to supply “missing corrections” that enable healing.

In this session, you will:

  • Understand what the corrective (missing) experience means from the Hakomi framework.
  • Understand what creates internal transformation for your clients.
  • Learn to provide your clients with safe “missing corrections” of their internalized belief systems that offers new choices.

The Hakomi Method Essentials Program
Bonus Collection

In addition to Manuela and Rob’s transformative, 12-week virtual course, you’ll receive these powerful training sessions. These bonus materials are being offered to further complement what you’ll learn in the course — and take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.

The Hakomi Summit Wisdom Collection
Full Package of 15 Downloadable MP3s ($247 value)

The Hakomi Wisdom Collection gives you lifetime access to every one of the illuminating and informative mentoring sessions of the 2015 Hakomi Global Summit. You’ll learn how Hakomi can be applied easily for your own personal growth and utilized effectively by practitioners working with individuals, couples, families and groups.

Sessions Include:

  • Jon Eisman: Hakomi & The Essential Self
  • Jaci Hull: The Mindful Tracker
  • Lorena Monda: The Art of Connecting
  • And many more!

World View Self-Rating Character Inventory
E-book from Greg Johanson, PhD

Learn more about how you approach the world using particular character strategies. A self test shows your basic predispositions, attitudes and beliefs and injuries that underlie basic strategic and self-reinforcing ways you create large portions of your life.

Greg Johanson, MDiv, PhD, LPC, NCC, a founding trainer of the Hakomi Institute, has a background in therapy as well as theology. He is a member of the American Psychological Association as well as the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. He has been active in writing, publishing over 175 items in the fields of psychotherapy and pastoral theology including (with Ron Kurtz) Grace Unfolding: Psychotherapy in the Spirit of the Tao-te Ching.

Greg has served on the editorial board of six professional journals and as editor of Hakomi Forum and has taught as an adjunct in a number of graduate schools. He has a special interest in integral psychology, which relates spirituality to individual consciousness and behavior in the context of social and cultural issues.

Hakomi Audio Meditation Package
3 Meditation Audios with Manuela Mischke-Reeds

  • Body Scan Meditation
    In this 17-minute meditation designed to enhance your relationship with your body, Manuela guides you to notice your body and slow down. This practice is an except from Manuela’s book, 8 Keys to Practicing Mindfulness.
  • How to Meditate Lying Down
    This 7-minute instructional audio offers a new possibility for meditators that can’t or don’t want to follow the traditional sitting-up posture. It gives some precise pointers for what to focus on while lying down.
  • Three Fold Breathing Meditation
    This powerful embodied meditation, an excerpt from Manuela’s book 8 Keys to Practicing Mindfulness, can be done sitting or lying down. It follows three main areas of breath focus and allows the meditator to slow down and gently follow the rhythm of the body. This is an excellent practice if you need grounding and calming.

What People Are Saying About The
Hakomi Method...

A visionary contribution in bringing mindfulness to our therapeutic community.
– Daniel Siegel, MD, Author of The Developing Mind and
The Mindful Brain

Hakomi presents some astounding methods for getting to core material. It is well grounded in theory and revolutionary in its results.
– Association of Humanistic Psychology Newsletter

Hakomi is an excellent system for learning key emotional intelligence skills.
– Daniel Goleman, Author of the Bestseller Emotional Intelligence

Hakomi practically invented mindfulness in psychotherapy.
– Babette Rothschild, LCSW, Author of The Body Remembers

Hakomi is the absolute cutting edge of modern therapeutic technique.
– John Bradshaw, Author of Bradshaw On: The Family

This training was extremely useful in increasing my effectiveness as a psychotherapist, but also in making me more aware as a person. I strongly recommend the training to anyone doing psychotherapy.
– H.C. , PhD, Psychologist, Stanford University

The Hakomi training deepened my therapy practice immediately. All of a sudden, my clients were discovering whole new levels of very rich awareness. My expectations for the training were high and they were met and exceeded.
– D.W., MFT

In an environment that was safe and challenging, heartfelt and well-organized, I was able to enhance my skills as a psychotherapist and expand my personal wisdom and awareness. I highly recommend this training to anyone in the helping professions.
– J.H., PhD, Family Therapist, Associate Professor, Graduate Psychology

Join the Global Community

The Hakomi Method Essentials Program not only offers some of the most advanced online teachings currently available, it also offers a thriving global community of support.

Join your fellow students and practitioners from across the world in the live interactive conference calls or in our online community to support and learn from each other while you help clients develop a connection within themselves while you cultivate new neural patterns that help you express your essential self.

This international community is also at the leading edge of a global movement of people who are committed to manifesting a better world for all beings. This emerging planetary movement is rooted in an open heart and stands for the principles of mutual support, cooperation, harmony and reverence for all of life.

Here’s What You’ll Receive

Twelve 90-Minute Class Sessions with Manuela Mischke-Reeds & Rob Fisher

Experience a rare opportunity to be mentored and learn with pioneering Hakomi professionals Manuela Mischke-Reeds and Rob Fisher — from the comfort of your own home. Each class session guides you to learn the specific skills and abilities to learn to surface psychological material not accessible by conversation alone.

Twelve Audio Recordings of
Class Sessions

After each class, the audio will be available for you to download in high quality MP3 format. This way, you’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can listen anytime and anywhere — on your iPod, in your car and at your convenience.

Twelve PDF Transcripts of
Class Sessions

In addition to the high quality MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription in PDF format after each session is completed. This way you can review, print and highlight the most important insights and practices that you’ll learn.

Twelve 30-Minute Interactive Group Practice Sessions

Following each class session there will be a live 30-minute interactive practice session where you will be placed in an intimate group with several other participants on the conference call to interact, share and do additional practices to help further integrate the weekly lessons.

Interactive Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson

After each lesson, you will then have the option to do related exercises, practice new tools and answer questions in order to accelerate your learning and integrate each week’s lesson.

Online Community

Our exclusive Facebook online community is the perfect place to continue your learning after each class. Here, you can ask additional questions, interact with your fellow students and get access to additional resources to take your learning experience to an even deeper level.

The Hakomi Method Essentials Program
Bonus Collection

  • The Hakomi Summit Wisdom Collection
    Full Package of 15 Downloadable MP3s ($123 Value)
  • World View Self-Rating Character Inventory
    E-book from Greg Johanson, PhD
  • Hakomi Audio Meditation Package
    3 Meditation Audios from Manuela Mischke-Reeds

An Unprecedented Opportunity to Join The Hakomi Method Essentials Program
Virtual Training

We at The Shift Network feel deeply honored that Manuela Mischke-Reeds and Rob Fisher have chosen to partner with us on this exclusive, LIVE online training. As you may know, this is a rare opportunity to learn directly from two Hakomi experts whose powerful insights and pioneering work are helping us heal our world through awakening ourselves and our clients.

Through this powerful online format, you’ll not only save time and money on workshop costs (plus travel, accommodations and meals — which would cost thousands of dollars), you’ll be able to benefit from Manuela and Rob’s incredible teachings and exercises from the comfort of your home — at your own pace!

If you are serious about transforming therapy into a more exciting and deep experience that comes alive and goes beyond the surface level, then you owe it to yourself, your clients and our world to take this one-of-a-kind training.

If you’re ready to take the next step in evolving yourself, click the register button below to reserve your space now.

About Manuela Mischke-Reeds...

Manuela Mischke-Reeds, MA, MFT, is an international teacher and writer of mindfulness-based somatic psychology. She co-directs the Hakomi Institute of California and teaches in the US, Europe and Australia. A meditation practitioner for over 25 years, Manuela lectures, consults and trains professionals in mindfulness, attachment, trauma and movement therapy. She maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Menlo Park, CA.

Manuela frequently lectures at conferences and Universities and has been faculty for the past 15 years at JFK University, Sofia University and The California Institute of Integral Studies in California.

She holds an M.A. in Somatic Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, a B.A. in Dance Therapy from the Naropa University and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Hamburg. In addition, she has trained in various methods of working with trauma, and counseled survivors of political oppression and torture and victims of trauma. Manuela is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (Dr. Peter Levine) and a graduate Fellow at the Napa Infant Mental Health Fellowship Program (Dr. Ed Tronick). She is a graduate of the Child Trauma Institute of San Francisco (Dr. Alicia Lieberman). Manuela is an authorized Continuum Movement teacher and has extensive training in the field of Expressive and Movement Therapies.

About Rob Fisher. . .

Rob Fisher, MFT is the author of Experiential Psychotherapy with Couples: A Guide for the Creative Pragmatist as well as of a number of chapters and articles published internationally on couples therapy and the psychodynamic use of mindfulness for publications — including the Psychotherapy Networker, The Therapist, The Journal Of Couples Therapy, The USA Body Psychotherapy Journal, Psychotherapy in Australia and others. An advocate of the use of mindfulness and present experience in psychotherapy, he is an adjunct professor at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). As the co-developer of the Mindfulness and Compassion in Psychotherapy Certificate Program at The California Institute of Integral Studies, he has brought together many of the leaders in the realms of mindfulness and psychotherapy in one of the only programs in the US that teaches not just the skills of psychotherapy, but also helps participants develop their internal state as well.

Rob is a speaker at conferences and workshops around the country such as CAMFT, USABP, The Psychotherapy Networker and The Relationship Council, where he presents as a peer, master or keynote speaker. Teaching internationally, he is a Hakomi Mindfulness Based Experiential Psychotherapy Trainer and a director of Hakomi Institute of California.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is a virtual course?
I have never participated before in an online course. The packaging, presentation, inclusion and Facebook postings created a wonderful, safe cocoon to participate. I haven’t seen a course so well put together ever — not in all the years of taking college classes — and I had my doubts about doing an online course. The wealth of organization and ease of learning materials and support made this fun as well.
– Claudia F., Medford

A: It’s a great way to engage live teachings and each other from the comfort of your home! All you need is a phone line (or an equivalent voice service). If there is more than one person in your household taking the course, you will each need your own line. We use MaestroConference to make it just like an in-person event, where you can ask questions, participate in groups, and deepen your exploration of the course themes.

Please note that dialing MaestroConference from your phone is a regular toll call to California, and your telephone service provider will charge you according to your existing long-distance calling plan. You can also use Skype credit/subscription or Google Voice to dial in to MaestroConference, and you’ll need to use your virtual keypad to enter your PIN and to indicate that you want to ask a question. Other options include calling cards and discount long-distance carriers, and we also have a webcast which is free to use from anywhere in the world.

Q: Can I get benefit from the course if I miss the live classes?
A: Absolutely! You can download the recordings and transcripts of all course sessions from our online media archive, so you never need to worry about missing live calls. You can also engage the full community and leaders on our private community website.

Q: Can you tell me about the Private Course Group?
A: We will have a private community group for all course participants on Facebook that will support you in making connections with others, sharing insights, engaging in discussions, completing homework assignments and exchanging information about events and other activities that can supplement your transformational journey. You’ll have the ability to share your experiences, projects, and growth throughout the Course.

Q: Are there scholarships available for this Training?
A: Yes, we always make a certain percentage of spaces available for partial scholarships, giving preference to those in developing countries or doing important but underpaid work to which they can apply the training material immediately. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please review our guidelines, which include a link to our online application form.

Q: What is your refund policy?
A: Your satisfaction with The Shift Network and this course is our highest priority! We offer a satisfaction guarantee so that you can sample the course risk-free. The deadline to receive a full refund is November 5th, 2015. To request a refund, please click on this refund request form and submit your request. Your refund will be processed within five business days and we'll send you an email confirming your refund. However, we'd love to have a chance to address and resolve your concerns first. If there is something we can assist you with, please email us at support@theshiftnetwork.com, and we'll be happy to help! (No refund requests accepted after the above date or with scholarship awards.)

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