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Somatic Psychotherapy SIG Workshop:
Introduction to Hakomi: A Mindfulness-Based Somatic Psychotherapy

March 4 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Speaker: Shai Lavie, MA, 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 client’s core-schemas and organizations, access their deeper core-affects, and guide and nourish them towards states of self-coherency, creating deeper and lasting change.

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

Workshop Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to explain the value of attunement in psychotherapy
  • Participants will develop skills in introducing mindfulness to psychotherapy clients
  • Participants will be able to describe at least 5 non-verbal—implicit—experiences they can track in their clients
  • Participants will learn the basic structure and function of “Contact Statements”
  • Participants will learn how to immerse clients into mindfulness of particular experiences


$35 – LA-CAMFT Members and other CAMFT Chapter Members
$45 – State CAMFT Members, Non-Chapter Members

3 CEUs provided. Space limited.

Seating is Limited. Register Online for a Quick & Easy Check-In

About Shai:

Shai Lavie, MA, MFT, is a Certified Hakomi Therapist and Trainer with a private practice in San Anselmo, CA. He serves on the faculty Hakomi Institute of California, and as an adjunct professor at Sofia University (formerly the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology), and also has taught at the California Institute of
Integral Studies, and the Marin Mindfulness Institute. To see how Shai integrates mindfulness-based work
into his practice, please look for articles from Shai Lavie in the Sept/Oct 2011 issue of Psychotherapy Networker (“In Search of a Lost Self”), the Sept/Oct 2011 issue of The Therapist (“Mindfulness-Based
Family Therapy”), the Fall 2015 issue of the International Body Psychotherapy Journal, and his chapter
in the 2015 book, Hakomi Mindfulness-Centered Somatic Psychotherapy: A Comprehensive Guide
to Theory and Practice
(WW Norton, 2015).

For more information, contact Daniel Factor.

CAMFT Approved Continuation Education Provider 59450. This course meets the qualifications for 3 continuing education credits for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

LA-CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs. LA-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and it’s content.

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.

To receive CE certificate: Participants must sign in/sign out, and must complete an evaluation form upon course completion. *For a Course Schedule, or for anyone requiring accommodations for special needs, please contact Course Organizer.

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 Daniel Factor, Course Organizer, at

Accommodations for Special Needs: Contact Daniel Factor, Course Organizer, at

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


March 4
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Colorado Center Community Room
2500 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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