What is the open multilevel training?
Workshops in Tallinn 2020
I March 6-8, three full days from 10am-6 pm.
II August 14-16, three full days from 10am-6 pm. REGISTER
III October 30 - November 2, four full days from 10am-6pm. REGISTER
In organising the workshop we follow the COVID-19 instructions of the Government of Estonian Republic.
The main teacher is Bettina Deuster from Germany (see below). In case of bigger group there will be another teacher joining.
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.
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:
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.