Self-discovery is a deliberate, courageous journey and an important part of both psychotherapy and spiritual practice. There are three main tasks for the therapist: the first is to provide a loving and supportive context for the whole process. The second task is to understand enough about the client to assist in the self-discovery process. This means helping the client reach and sustain mindfulness, and creating little experiments that promote new experiences and insights. The third task of the therapist is to evoke emotionally satisfying missing experiences that may have previously been unavailable because of the way the person has been habitually organizing experience. The client must be willing to embark on this journey of self-discovery with all the courage that it entails.
Join Donna Martin, senior trainer and Hakomi Education Network legacy holder, for one-and-a-half days of in-person teaching, demos and experiential practice, exploring the heart of Hakomi through embodied mindfulness. This training will be based on Donna's newest publication: Embodied Mindfulness: The Hakomi Way: Psychotherapy As Spiritual Practice, available from Amazon. The book is recommended but it's not necessary to have read it to learn and gain from this training experience, particularly if you are somewhat acquainted with Hakomi. This training is open to those new to Hakomi and to seasoned practitioners as well.
Where: A comfortable gathering place on the subway, across from High Park in the west end of downtown Toronto. The address will be sent to all who register. The venue is equipped with a small kitchen with fridge should you want to bring your own lunch. An extra long lunch time will allow for walking and ordering at the many restaurants and cafes nearby or eating your lunch in the park.
When: Friday Sept 15, 1 - 5 PM & Saturday Sept 16, 10 AM - 5 PM
Cost: $420 CAD for both days plus HST. If you would like to register for one day only please contact one of the organizers (Morgan). Register soon! There is a limit of 18 registrants for this training.
Cancellation Policy: 30 days notice of cancellation will see the full fee refunded to you. With less than 30 days notice we will refund the full fee minus a $50 administration fee. There will be no refunds with less than 7 days notice of cancellation.