Los Angeles Chapter  California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

LA-CAMFT Somatic SIG Workshop

  • 03/07/2020
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Culver City Veteran’s Memorial Building, Garden Room, 4117 Overland Ave., Culver City, 90230
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  • LA-CAMFT Members (Login Required)
  • Other CAMFT Chapter Members (Must enter name of chapter)
  • Non-Members
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LA-CAMFT Somatic SIG Workshop

Saturday, March 7, 2020
1:00 pm-4:00 pm

3.0 CEUs

Introduction to Hakomi:
A Mindfulness-Based Somatic Psychotherapy

Susan San Tara, LMFT, and Ashley Ross, LMFT

The Hakomi Method is a powerful psychotherapy that combines unique mindfulness-centered methods with somatic techniques, with a focus on present-time experiencing within an attuned relational field. In this introductory workshop, participants will be presented with a powerful way to identify and work with implicit communications, safely engage and re-negotiate clients' core-schemas and organizations, access their deeper core-affects, and guide and nourish them towards states of self-coherency, creating deeper and lasting change.

Educational Goals:

  1. Introduce key principles of mindfulness-centered, somatic psychotherapy.
  2. Discuss basic neuroscience underlying this methodology.
  3. Demonstrate interplay between relational attunement and mindfulness in psychotherapy.
  4. Learn basic skills of Tracking, Contact Statements, Inducing Mindfulness, and Immersion into Experience.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to explain the value of attunement in psychotherapy.
  2. Participants will develop skills in integrating Hakomi mindfulness with their clients.
  3. Participants will be able to describe at least 5 non-verbal experiences they can track in their clients.
  4. Participants will describe the basic structure and function of Contact Statements.
  5. Participants will be able to guide clients into their immersion into experiences.

Susan San Tara, MA, LMFT, Certified Hakomi Therapist and Teacher, has been in private practice seeing couples and individuals since 2000. In 2007, Susan co-founded Anam Cara, a community-based therapy center in Berkeley, has taught many workshops to both clinical professionals and the general public, and has also served as adjunct assistant teaching staff for the California Institute of Integral Studies. Susan received a master's degree in Transpersonal Counseling from John F. Kennedy University. In addition to body-centered and mindfulness-focused psychotherapy, Susan has studied eco-psychology, Amazonian shamanism, energy systems, and earth-based healing approaches for over 20 years.

Ashley Ross, LMFT, Hakomi Teacher in Training, completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa and attended The Wright Institute in Berkeley, where she earned her Masters in Counseling Psychology. She completed her Practicum at Family Works—a low fee family agency in San Rafael, and her two-year Associateship at Serenity Trauma Healing Center, a somatic trauma treatment center in Malibu. For 15 years prior to attaining her MFT license, she obtained certification in somatic counseling from the Hakomi Institute of California and holistic women’s health from Justisse College .

For more information, contact Sandi Bohle or Matthew Evans.

Licensed Therapists, Associates, Students, & Related Professionals

Event Details: 
Saturday, March 7, 2020, 1:00-4:00 pm

Culver City Veteran’s Memorial Building, Garden Room, 
4117 Overland Ave., Culver City, 90230

Complimentary parking in the Veterans Auditorium Center parking lot. There is also street parking on Elenda and on Braddock.

$45 for LA-CAMFT Members
Other CAMFT Chapter Members

$55 for Non-Members

3.0 CEUs provided

Online Registration CLOSES Wednesday, March 4th at 12 noon.

If you miss the online registration deadline, you can still attend our meeting by paying at the door the day of the event

Seating is limited.

Register Online today for a Quick & Easy Check-In.

CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider 59450. This course meets the qualifications for 3.0 continuing education credits for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Association of Marriage Family Therapists. Participants will receive an evaluation form as part of the sign in/out form and must complete form at the conclusion of course in order to receive CE.

Refund policy: 48-hour notice required for refund of fee minus $5.00 administrative cost. Exceptions can be made for 48-hour notice in cases of emergency. Contact Sandi Bohle, Course Organizer, at sandibohle@gmail.com.

Accommodations for Special Needs: Sandi Bohle, Course Organizer, at sandibohle@gmail.com.

Grievances: Program Administrator, Valerie "Billie" Klayman, manages all grievances—and will acknowledge, investigate and remedy grievances. Response to grievances will be made in writing within 30 days. Contact her at cfo@lacamft.org.

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