Shai Lavie, MFT - Embodied Psychotherapy and Transformational Groups
Upcoming Workshops and Groups:

Hakomi Practice Groups 
 -- Wednesday evenings, monthly, on-going
--  Thursday evenings, monthly, on-going
--  Monday morning groups, monthly, on-going 

I offer several Hakomi Practice Groups, most of which meet monthly.   These groups focus on practicing and building skills from Hakomi and other mindfulness-based therapeutic approaches.  The group size is 5-6 students, meeting at my San Anselmo office.  

For more information:  Please call Shai Lavie at (415) 339-7847

Introduction to Hakomi: A Mindfulness-Based Somatic Psychotherapy

The Hakomi Method is a powerful mindfulness-centered psychotherapy that combines unique somatictechniques, an emphasis on relational attentiveness, and present-time experiencing. 
In this workshop, you will learn how to enhance resourcing for clients using Hakomi techniques and other experiential methods; learn how to time when to use resourcing with your clients; and learn how basic neuroscience and trauma theory informs the clinical value of resourcing. This workshop will be both didactic and experiential, and provide you with an opportunity to practice several key skills that integrate relational contact and somatic resourcing.

March 4, 2018, Santa Monica, CA, 12-3:00pm    
For more information and to register, please click here.

Hakomi Essential Skills
This workshop will help you work more effectively with your clients, by gaining the cooperation of your clients’ unconscious world in service of greater resilience, internal cohesion, and an enhanced ability to manage difficult emotional experiences. 
In this workshop you will learn to:
· Receive a thorough introduction to the Hakomi method of mindfulness-centered, somatic psychotherapy
· Strengthen your ability to attune relationally with your clients, through enhanced tracking of somatic experience
·  Engage more directly your clients’ internal experience by contacting the affective core of their verbal and non-verbal communications
·  Effectively use mindfulness skills to build your clients’ experience of a coherent self
·  Counteract dysregulated states by using mindfulness-centered interventions to resource clients
·  Develop familiarity with advanced mindfulness-centered techniques—such as Probes, Take-Overs, and Experiments in Mindfulness—which allow the therapist to more deeply engage unconscious organizing material

May 5-6, 2018, Santa Monica, CA 9:30am-5:00pm
For more information and to register, please click here

The Embodied Dream Workshop 
San Rafael, CA
next date TBA

The Embodied Dream Workshop is an intimate experiential group journey into the dream world.  We integrate mindfulness-based approaches, in particular the Hakomi Method and Somatic Experiencing, with Jungian and mythopoetic modalities of working with dreams.  We also work with a unique vessel of co-created ritual, which serves to deepen the numinous aspect of dream sharing.  

Participants learn to relate to each part of the dream as a part of the Self, and to engage the "Somatic Resonance" of a dream symbol/sequence to access deeper meanings.  We also learn how dreams can both take us into our core organizing patterns, and can help us step outside these organizing patterns, enabling us to engage previously unknown inner resources.

The neuroscientist Jaak Panksepp writes, "a key function of REM [the emotion-centered dreaming state] within the mammalian brain is to promote the integration of complex affective information." In the Embodied Dream Workshop, we use advanced mindfulness techniques to re-enter dreams and engage the preparatory and integrative movements and emotions that have been opened up by the dreaming experience.

What Previous Participants (of Embodied Dreamwork) Have Said:

“Very engaging and warm.  I found the workshop generous and wonderfully educational.”-- participant, Mindfulness and Dreamwork, Davis, April 2013

"[What I liked best was]  "Shai's expertise and demeanor."-- participant, Mindfulness and Dreamwork, Davis, April 2013

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