Hakomi therapy open multilevel training

What does it mean? Different courses are part of an open training to become a Hakomi therapist. You need around 45 training days before starting the certification process. You can take it as a single event or join the  training any time without          participating in previous courses.

Sessions in 2020
March 6-8 (3 full days)
August 14-16 (3 full days)

1-day session online (ZOOM)
October 31, 10am-5.30pm REGISTER

The main trainer is Bettina Deuster from Germany. In case of full group there will be another trainer joining.

More information
signe@mindful.ee, +37255548178


Hakomi is a method of Somatic Psychotherapy and Mindfulness-Based Assisted Self-Discovery, developed by American psychotherapist Ron Kurtz in the 1970s. It is deeply rooted in buddhist and taoist principles in combination with modern neuroscience. Based on a trust that every individual has inner wisdom and the power for self-healing, Hakomi uses mindfulness, non-violence and the body to facilitate personal growth and transformation.

Hakomi is a gentle yet powerful way to apply mindfulness specifically to reveal and transform the underlying beliefs and habits that create unnecessary suffering in our lives and relationships. Hakomi explores this mind/body connection to bring our core, usually unconscious beliefs to conscious awareness where they can be explored and changed. From the body’s structure, tensions, movements, sensations and impulses, we gain information about our self-image and general way of being in the world.

In Hakomi, there are no long, speculative conversations with people about their troubles or history. A person’s emotional history is operating right now. It is written in the way we do things in the present moment, our style, our immediate, bodily interactions with the people and the environment that surround us. 

The Hakomi method has developed easy, yet powerful practical exercises - often playful and pleasurable - that allow us to discover these patterns as they are operating in the moment. The key to the whole method is loving presence - a particular state of mind that creates the best possibility of a healing relationship. It means, first and foremost, that we see the client or the other person as a source of inspiration and nourishment.

The method is consistent with much recent discoveries in neuroscience. You can read more about the Hakomi method here and here (by the originator of Hakomi, Ron Kurtz).


The workshop will be guided by Bettina Deuster.
Bettina is a body psychotherapist and Hakomi trainer based in Dusseldorf. You can read about Bettina here.

Who is this workshop for:

Hakomi is now known as a mindfulness-based approach that is used not only by psychologists, psychotherapists, counselors, social workers, and bodyworkers, but also by teachers, coaches, and other helping professionals, as well as by ordinary people of all ages and walks of life who want to understand themselves and others and live more mindfully and compassionately.

You will find the workshop valuable whether your focus is on your own personal growth, or if you want to acquire insights and practical tools for working with individuals, groups and human consciousness in a professional capacity, as therapist, teacher, nurse, coach, leader, artist, performer etc.

What to expect:
You can expect teaching to be primarily experiential. There will be short lectures, discussions, and demonstrations, but mostly, the group will do exercises designed to convey the ideas being presented in practical, experiential ways. These exercises sometimes bring up emotions. In those situations, the trainer and the assistants know how to guide and support the process.

Training is held in English.