an Introduction to Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy

with Julia Corley, LPC-A, NCC, LMBT, SEP, Certifed Hakomi Teacher

Friday & Saturday, July 26 – 27, 2019| 9:00 AM — 4:30 PM
12 CE’s | $225
Athens, GA
Hosted by Five Points Yoga Studio


Hakomi integrates mindfulness and somatics into the psychotherapy process with uniquely effective results. Loving presence and the healing relationship are central to Hakomi.

We develop an exquisite sensitivity and attunement to others, using empathic skills to read and contact “indicators” – subtle, unconscious cues. This creates a deep sense of safety and connection, allowing us to engage the “cooperation of the unconscious.”

The dynamic use of mindfulness is a foundation of the Hakomi Method. When introduced with Hakomi techniques, it creates a rapid, experiential access route to the unconscious beliefs and implicit memories which invisibly shape our lives. When unconscious, this material creates projections, conflict and disharmony in our self- perceptions, relationships and behavior. Once conscious and directly experienced, it is available for memory re-consolidation and transformation, including the healing of attachment issues.

Hakomi is a body-centered (somatic) approach. The body is viewed as a “map of the psyche” – a door that can be opened to reveal the entire character and belief system of the individual, revealing the deep impressions, or samskaras, of the yogic path. The body’s habitual patterns become a powerful access route to unconscious core material. This experiential process, although safe and gentle, evokes a powerful “felt sense” for the client, allowing them to take ownership of core patterns as they emerge, as well as their change and integration.

This workshop is designed for therapists, counselors, MFTs, social workers, yoga instructors, allied helping/healing professionals and graduate students in these fields. We will experientially learn Hakomi principles and skills that are immediately applicable in practice. This workshop also fulfills the prerequisite for applying to the Comprehensive Training in Hakomi.

All students welcome! Please note that this workshop fulfills the prerequisite for applying to the Comprehensive Training in Hakomi.

You will be able to apply and utilize:

  • The integration of psychodynamic mindfulness into your sessions with clients
  • The practice of loving presence to enhance the therapeutic relationship
  • The Hakomi principles, e.g. nonviolence in therapy, to create safety and support the cooperation of the unconscious
  • The use of experiments in mindfulness to discover unconscious material
  • Verbal contact that will deepen the client’s experiential process
  • Skills to discover and contact subtle, somatic cues in the body and its habitual patterns
  • The use of this information to create safe, yet powerful access routes to core unconscious material
  • The application of Hakomi skills and principles in the experiential process

This workshop is designed for therapists, counselors, social workers, healing professionals and graduate students in these fields and allied helping/healing professionals. We will experientially learn Hakomi skills and approaches that are immediately applicable, and the workshop also serves as the prerequisite for the Comprehensive Training in Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy.

12 CE hours available for psychologists, professional counselors, social workers, and MFT’s
Continuing Education credit for the Introduction to Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy workshop is awarded by Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES). For more information visit:

Contact organizer Five Points Yoga to register at or (706) 355-3114
Visit the Hakomi Institute website to learn more about the method

C.E. information for this workshop: Psychologists (APA), Social Workers, Professional Counselors and MFTs: C.E. credit for this program is awarded by Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES).
CES maintains responsibility for this program (12 C.E. hours).
Click here for more information (and to confirm if your state and profession are covered).


Ethics: Touching from the Heart

with Julia Corley, LPC-A, NCC, LMBT, SEP, Certifed Hakomi Teacher

Saturday, September 28th, 2019| 9:30 AM — 5:30 PM
7 CE’s | $150
Mebane, NC
Organized by Integrity Trainings

In this highly experiential workshop we will explore the ethics of a skillfully attended therapeutic relationship and the refinement of therapeutic presence and communication with clients. Genuine, heart-felt connection and an attitude of non-violence are hallmarks of attuned practice. The aim is to cultivate relational skills that will distinguish you as an exceptional massage provider.

Massage therapy is often delivered with subtle violence, a pushing of the therapist’s agenda, of what they think the client needs over what is organically unfolding in the client’s experience. We will discuss ethical touch, use memories of unskillful touch in service of cultivating more ethical practice, and apply specific verbal and non-verbal therapeutic attitudes and communication skills to be in collaboration with clients to give them more exceptional care. The day will be highly personal and experiential, and you will learn skills that can be immediately applied with your clientele.

Using a variety of activities, we will:

  • Define ethics as it relates to non-violence
  • Use heart as a resource when interacting with clients
  • Examine past experiences as touchstones for knowing what not to do in a session
  • Experiment with non-violent client/therapist relationship via therapist attitude
  • Implement refined tracking & professional communication skills
  • Discern when to use mindful pausing to gain information about how to proceed in a session

Click here to register on the Integrity Trainings site

Transmission Studio, 115 West Clay Street, Mebane NC 27302

Hakomi Training:

I am delighted to teach Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy as a Certified Hakomi Teacher for Hakomi Institute on the training teams in the Southeastern U.S. and Mallorca, Spain.

SOUTHEASTERN U.S.: comprehensive training in Mebane, N.C.– begins October 11th, 2019
MALLORCA, SPAIN: professional training in Sóller– began November 11th, 2018

For more information on workshops and trainings in the Southeast, please check the Hakomi Institute Southeast Workshops & Trainings Calendar. For more information about Hakomi Mallorca trainings in Sóller, Mallorca, and workshops throughout Europe (in English), please visit the Hakomi Mallorca website. For details on Hakomi Institute sponsored trainings worldwide, click here.

Customized Workshops and Retreats

I’d love to offer a workshop or retreat for you and yours.

What do you want to explore, nurture, let go of, celebrate, mourn, or punctuate?
Let’s create a sacred space for what has heart and meaning now.

My facilitation is grounded in years of personal and professional healing practice; my style is relaxed, loving, and spacious. I believe in having our time together be mostly experiential, so you don’t just hear about the subject matter, you feel it.

I can custom design something for you, or we can co-create it together. If you can gather a group of ten or more and cover my fee and travel expenses, I’d be happy to come to you wherever you are.