OPEN MULTILEVEL TRAINING OF HAKOMI 
    THERAPY

What is the open multilevel training?
A series of workshops which take place several times a year are part of an open training to become an Hakomi therapist. You can take it as a single event or join the training any time without participating in previous workshops. You'll need 45 training days to start the certification.

           EVENTS 2021
 
January 27 (7-9 pm): online mini-workshop "Moving from reaction to resource"
We are mind bodies that contain all the wisdom and information we need to heal and to open again to the flow of life. We often feel stuck or overwhelmed in our reactions and our nervous systems will be in constant activation instead of balancing and regulating in a healthy way. Let’s explore together the embodiment of different states of mind and how we approach them in a relational mindful Hakomi Way. That brings back the flow, a healthy regulation is experienced and more happiness is possible.
Trainers: Donna Martin and Bettina Deuster.

February 20-21:
(on Saturday 10am-5.30 pm; on Sunday 10am-2pm) Hakomi online training "Understanding the language of the unconscious"
Our bodies are signaling how we are experiencing life from moment to moment and how we are organized around our unconscious beliefs. They will mainly determine how we are relating to the world and who we think we are.
We will learn to increase our capacity to read and to listen more to the nonverbal information that our mind bodies are sending. We want to respond to that information beyond any roles as human beings from a place of awareness, connection and wisdom. We will learn to create tailormade Hakomi experiments based on our observational skills (we call them tracking) that offer possible new experiences. The ultimate freedom is the choice between old habits that create suffering in us and the awareness of new possibilities that invite more aliveness and happiness into our inner cosmos. It is said, as we are all connected, that the outer cosmos then changes too.
Trainer: Bettina Deuster.

April 10 (10am-5.30pm): Hakomi online training "Boundaries" Part 1 / Online
Boundaries are closely related to our needs and how we express them in relationships. We will study in a Hakomi Way how we are relating to those needs, bring awareness to them and explore the possibility to express them in a healthy way.
Trainers: Bettina Deuster and Sophie Cattier.

May 18  (6-9 pm, EEST): Teaching series "What shall we do about suffering? The difference between empathy and compassion" / Online
We will explore our relationship to suffering in a Hakomi Way and we will learn more about how we can respond to it in a more healthy and compassionate way. Hakomi teaches us to develop states of mind that will prevent burnouts or empathy fatigues in helping professions. Compassion increases our health and happiness while being with others who are suffering.
Trainers: Donna Martin and Bettina Deuster
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June 8 (6-9 pm, EEST): Teaching series "Personal Mythology" Part 1 /Online
We will explore our habitual sense of self and the trances we are creating of being "the person with the problem".
Who we think we are, is a limited version of all the possible experiences that life offers to us. The word Hakomi, is an expression of an old Hopi language and translates as the ancient question of „who are you in all these many realms“ . It invites a gentle and experiential exploration of the automaticity of being, bringing awareness to unconscious habits and beliefs that define our reality and determine our behaviour in the world and that are causing habitual unnecessary suffering.
Trainers: Donna Martin and Bettina Deuster
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July 4-8: Hakomi Summer Camp  "The art of comforting and the wisdom of relaxing" in Altmõisa Guesthouse
Receiving and giving emotional nourishment and comfort makes our lives happier and connects us more. It enhances our feelings of care and love for each other and also feeling loved by others.
We will explore how we are organizing experiences that are potentially nourishing and what’s habitually in the way of letting them into our lives.
Exploring alternatives to our habits that are causing suffering and finding nourishment in any given situation is a possibility that the Hakomi Way provides in these gentle shared mindful explorations. Deep relaxation is possible then and is a state of mind that connects us with the inner wisdom that is a source of aliveness, inspiration and creativity.
Trainer: Bettina Deuster
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September 23 (6-9 pm, EEST): Teaching series "Personal Mythology" Part 2 /Online
We will explore our habitual sense of self and the trances we are creating of being "the person with the problem".
Who we think we are, is a limited version of all the possible experiences that life offers to us. The word Hakomi, is an expression of an old Hopi language and translates as the ancient question of „who are you in all these many realms“ . It invites a gentle and experiential exploration of the automaticity of being, bringing awareness to unconscious habits and beliefs that define our reality and determine our behaviour in the world and that are causing habitual unnecessary suffering.
Trainers: Donna Martin and Bettina Deuster
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October 8-10 (10am-6pm): Hakomi open training in Tallinn
This workshop is in English and is guided by Hakomi trainer Bettina Deuster.

November 4 (6-9 pm, EET): Teaching series "Personal Mythology" Part 3 /Online
We will explore our habitual sense of self and the trances we are creating of being "the person with the problem".
Who we think we are, is a limited version of all the possible experiences that life offers to us. The word Hakomi, is an expression of an old Hopi language and translates as the ancient question of „who are you in all these many realms“ . It invites a gentle and experiential exploration of the automaticity of being, bringing awareness to unconscious habits and beliefs that define our reality and determine our behaviour in the world and that are causing habitual unnecessary suffering.
Trainers: Donna Martin and Bettina Deuster
REGISTRATION

May 22 (10am-6pm, EEST):  Hakomi online training "Boundaries" Part 2 /Online



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ABOUT HAKOMI

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.  Texts by  the originator of Hakomi, Ron Kurtz.

Trainer:

The workshops will be guided by Bettina Deuster.    
Bettina is a body psychotherapist and Hakomi trainer based in Dusseldorf.   Read more about Bettina.  


The workshop will be held in English.    

Who are these workshops 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.