An ongoing small group to learn Hakomi at your own pace
I am delighted to offer this group with my dear friend and co-trainer, Chiayu Lin, from Taiwan.
There is so much richness to be had from sharing thoughts/ideas about how we can embody Hakomi, and put it into practice. Regardless of levels of participants’ experience of Hakomi, this group will have a structured approach to practicing and reflecting on our practice of Hakomi.
The group will meet for 2.5 hours, once a month, from August to December. Group meetings to be focused on developing one’s practice of Hakomi, whether that is deepening an embodiment of Loving Presence in relationships, working with clients, exploring a growing edge, working toward certification, teaching some workshops, etc. There will be an emphasis on exploring one’s relationship to embodying the role of “therapist”: supporting and facilitating another toward healing, in a Hakomi way.
We will begin each meeting with a brief mindfulness practice and a Loving Presence check-in, followed by a Hakomi practice and/or a Hakomi session and discussion. Each session will offer a practice which will invite you to develop the skills, self-awareness and embodiment to explore supporting another toward self-discovery.
As we get to know each other, the structure of the group will become more flexible, as we follow and respond to the needs of the group, as a whole.
Participants are expected to commit to all of the sessions. After the 5 months are finished, the group will open for new participants to join. Participants already in the group will have the option to continue with the group for another 5 months.
The course fee is $525 Canadian, which includes one individual session with either Chiayu or Marcia, prior to the start of the course. An individual session, at the cost of $100, is required for new participants, wishing to join the group, and is optional for those who have already completed at least one mentorship series. The individual session gives us the chance to get to know you a little, to discuss with you about your learning edges, what kind of support you are looking for, what your hopes are from the group, and whether this group would be a good fit and a good time for you. The cost of this individual session is included in the course fee. After your preparatory meeting, if you decide you do not want to join the mentorship group, you will only be committed to pay $100.
Chiayu Lin is a Counselling Psychologist in Taiwan, assisting individuals in inner exploration and trauma recovery. She has been teaching Hakomi in Asia since 2011, and finds that Hakomi helps her to establish effective relationships with her clients and students. Chiayu has been offering mentorship to students on a regular basis. She has a beautiful spirit and is an insightful, sensitive and light-hearted Hakomi Trainer.
Marcia Burton lives on Salt Spring Island in Canada. She is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and has been a Hakomi Trainer since 2009. She offers Clinical Supervision and has been offering mentorship to Hakomi students for several years. Marcia is also a Certified Teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion and the Right Use of Power, and combines these teachings with her Hakomi mentorship to support students’ personal and professional growth. Her style is warm, welcoming, playful and sensitive.
Pacific Time Dates/Times:
Saturday, 6th of August: 6pm-8:30pm
Saturday, 3rd of September: 6pm-8:30pm
Saturday, 22nd of October: 6pm-8:30pm
Saturday, 26th of November: 5pm-7:30pm
Saturday, 17th of December: 5pm-7:30pm
Cost for new members: $525 Canadian (includes one individual session)
Cost for returning mentorship group members: $425 Canadian (or $525 if you would like to have another individual session)
To register, please contact Chiayu: email@example.com