Comprehensive Training




Two-Year Professional Skills Training

Begins January 18, 2019 

In Hakomi training, students learn to develop an exquisite sensitivity and attunement to others, and to convey this understanding. This empathy and responsiveness helps to create a deep sense of safety and connection, and facilitates the effectiveness of the therapy. The self-development of the therapist coupled with Hakomi’s highly innovative techniques together form the core of the training. Using the Buddhist principles of mindfulness and gentle curiosity, the Hakomi therapist creates an atmosphere of safety for deep processing that helps the client’s defences to be willingly yielded and examined, rather than confronted or overpowered. The relief and empowerment of increased self-awareness and freedom provides the client with a sense of personal empowerment and a richer appreciation for life.


  • Full Training: $8100
  • Paid in full: 5% savings: $7695
  • Paid in 2 payments in 2018 and 2019 $3847.50 each- 5% savings
  • Paid month to month: $450 per weekend





YEAR ONE- Blocks 1-10

  • The Hakomi Principles and how to embody them
  • The body as map of the psyche
  • Developing the healing relationship
  • Character theory and developmental issues
  • Working with the Child State of Consciousness, core issues, and emotional release
  • Ethics and right use of power
  • Resolving Trauma using Hakomi and other Somatic Techniques
  • The precise use of touch
  • Specific therapeutic techniques for eliciting information, awareness, and healing through the body
  • Jumping out of the system—transference and counter-transference
  • Barriers to Nourishment, clarity, and completion
  • How neurobiology is shaped by past wounds and how therapy can impact brain structure in a positive way

YEAR TWO - Blocks 11-18

In the later stages of training, special attention is paid to each therapist’s personal character and style to help them fine tune their own creative, individual approach. Emphasis is on increasing fluency, refining skills, developing artistry, and studying advanced character strategy. Hakomi is an excellent base for any therapeutic modality and so we support students in finding their own style and creativity in the unique application of the work.Our professional skills training program takes place over the course of twenty weekends. The weekends are spaced out once per month in order to allow time in between for integration of the learning as well as practice of the techniques with your clients and fellow students. The first ten weekends introduce the arc of the Hakomi process as well as the techniques used; the following ten weekends deepen the learning through an exploration of Character and developmental injuries as well as the ethical underpinnings of the Hakomi method.Learning occurs through a combination of lecture, practice, and deeply experiential work. Hakomi trainings focus on expanding the practitioner’s range of skills and abilities while also creating a safe container in which to explore and more fully understand ourselves as therapists and as individuals. 




NEW START!!! Begins

January  11-13, 2019

The training is 18 months long.

Weekends are every 4-5 weeks, skipping the months of July, August and December of 2019 and July and August of 2020.

  • Block 1: Jan.   11-13, 2019
  • Block 2: Feb.   22-24, 2019
  • Block 3: Mar.  15-17, 2019
  • Block 4: Apr.   12-14, 2019
  • Block 5: May.  10-12, 2019
  • Block 6: Jun.    21-23, 2019
  • Block 7: Sep. 13-15, 2019
  • Block 8: Oct. 18-20, 2019
  • Block 9: Nov.15-17, 2019
  • Block 10: Jan.  17-19, 2020
  • Block 11: Feb.  21-23, 2020
  • Block 12: Mar.  20-22, 2020
  • Block 13: Apr.  17-19, 2020
  • Block 14: May  22-24, 2020
  • Block 15: Jun    19-21, 2020
  • Block 16: Sep.  18-20, 2020
  • Block 17: Oct.  23-25, 2020
  • Block 18: Nov. 13-15, 2020

Hours:  Fridays: 12:30-6  

              Saturday: 9:30- 5:30 

              Sunday: 8:45- 1:45 

Per weekend: 17:00hrs 

Includes bio and lunch breaks 

LOCATION:   St. Andrews Heights Community Center

2504 - 13Th Ave NW

Calgary, Alberta T2N 1L8


For those who chose to achieve Certification in the Hakomi Method and join the global ranks of our Certified Hakomi Therapists; or for those who just want to continue deepening and perfecting their skills, we provide a 4-block advanced training. This occurs essentially every three months (as the calendar allows) and offers the chance for a smaller group to both practice skills and work through any obstacles to perfecting the flow of the Hakomi session.  Two different trainers share the weekends so that students are exposed to the different stylistic approaches to the method.  It also gives  the trainers a chance to give comprehensive feedback to each stud


Download application below, fill out, scan and send, along with a CV, to  or send  hardcopy to:

 Hakomi Calgary 7 151 Rocky Ridge Green NW, Calgary AB. T3G 4R5 

Calg, App 7 2019 PDF (pdf)


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