Los Angeles Chapter  California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

LA-CAMFT Somatic SIG Workshop: The Body of Connection

  • 02/07/2016
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Colorado Center Community Room, 2500 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90404


$45 - LA-CAMFT, AAMFT & Other CAMFT Chapters
$55 - Non-members
4 CEUs provided. Space limited to 60 participants.

Featured Presentation

The Body of Connection: An Introduction to the Hakomi Method of Mindfulness-Centered Psychotherapy

with Hakomi Trainer Shai Lavie, LMFT

The Hakomi Method is a powerful mindfulness-centered psychotherapy that combines unique somatic techniques, a strong relational attentiveness, with a focus on present-time experiencing. With the Hakomi Method both therapist and client more fully and safely engage the clients’ unconscious organizing material and core Self, achieving a deeper healing experience.

Shai Lavie, MA, MFT is a highly engaging teacher of somatic psychotherapy. He is a certified Hakomi Therapist and Trainer, and a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. As a writer, Shai authored the chapter, “Experiments in Mindfulness,” in recently published book, Hakomi Mindfulness-Centered Somatic Psychotherapy: A Comprehensive Guide to Theory and Practice (WW Norton, 2015).

For this introductory workshop, Shai will provide theory, case examples, and advanced mindfulness and experiential exercises that teach Hakomi, “from the inside out.”

The material covered in this workshop will allow you to:

  • Strengthen your ability to attune relationally through enhanced somatic tracking
  • Engage your clients’ internal experience more directly by contacting the affective core of their verbal and non-verbal communications
  • Deepen into core-level material in a way that is safe and nourishing for the client
  • Effectively use of mindfulness skills to build your client’s experience a coherent Self

About Shai Lavie, LMFT

Shai Lavie, LMFT is a Sofia University adjunct professor (formerly the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology), and teaches through the California Institute of Integral Studies, the Hakomi Institute of California, and the Marin Mindfulness Institute. Shai has authored several articles on the subject of somatic psychotherapy & mindfulness integration: Sept/Oct 2011, “In Search of a Lost Self”, Psychotherapy Networker; Sept/Oct 2011, “Mindfulness-Based Family Therapy”, the Therapist; and contributing author for the Fall 2015 issue of the International Body Psychotherapy Journal. Shai works with individuals, couples, and families in San Rafael, CA.

For more information, contact Daniel Factor.

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