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Introduction to the Hakomi Method: Mindfulness, Loving Presence, and Embodiment

Hakomi is based in the creation of a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere, where therapists extend a loving and curious attitude to help the clients study themselves by guiding attention to their whole being. The method is an elegant and highly effective form of body-centered therapy designed to support self-discovery through experiments done in mindfulness. The process is guided by five principles: Mindfulness, Non-Violence, Mind-Body Holism, Unity, and Organicity.

In this two-day introduction to Hakomi, you will explore the meaning and practical application of these principles – as they apply to both the client’s and therapist’s experience. You will also learn how to guide a client into mindfulness, and see how to use “little experiments” in mindfulness to gently bring forth the hidden beliefs that create habitual tension patterns.

This workshop will allow you to:

  • Assess how the Hakomi Method will be a useful tool, both personally and professionally
  • Demonstrate an ability to turn awareness inward for self-study
  • Describe how mindfulness may be used to access implicit memories
  • Experience, witness, and work with the Hakomi principles and basic skills
  • Learn how the body can reveal information about unconscious processes
  • Discover how mindfulness and little experiments can be used to study and transform limiting beliefs

This workshop is open to everyone but is designed to be particularly useful for counselors, psychotherapists, marriage and family therapists, social workers, health and wellness coaches, body workers, clergy, physicians, spiritual leaders, healers, and other helping professionals.

Upcoming dates and deadlines

Future Dates TBD


Julia Corley is a Certified Hakomi Therapist and Teacher through Hakomi Institute. She is a NC Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist (#2123), has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from UNC-Chapel Hill, and is a former faculty member of Body Therapy Institute, where she taught Somatic Psychology and Therapeutic Communication. She is a facilitator for Right Use of Power, ethics training created by Hakomi Trainer Cedar Barstow, and an assistant facilitator for Passion and Presence®, couples retreats on mindful sexuality created by Hakomi Trainer Maci Daye.

Her private practice in Hillsborough, NC specializes in Hakomi Therapy and Somatic Experiencing. Her aim is to help clients increase embodied awareness, release the effects of trauma, restore a sense of goodness, aliveness and self-agency, and get more of what they want in life.

Accommodations Statement

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations or who have questions about physical access should contact us in advance of the program.

CEs Available

CEs are available for psychologists, social workers, MFTs and professional counselors. There is an additional $25 fee for Social Work CE’s. For more details, visit:

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