Applications for this training are now closed as the training is fully booked.

Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy

As a systematic study of experience, Hakomi provides a detailed model of how to intervene on the physical, emotional and mental levels.

The theoretical concepts as well as therapeutic Hakomi skills are taught, practiced and supervised. The curriculum includes: the healing relationship, working within the principles, states and maps of consciousness, character theory, the experimental approach, the flow of the therapeutic process and applying mindfulness in therapy.

The training has a high teacher/student ratio and employs a variety of teaching approaches: experiential exercises, lectures, demonstrations, discussions, group process sessions, expressive arts, supervision, use of video and study groups.

For more information, please download the Hakomi Professional Training Brochure

For details presented here, please download the Hakomi Professional Training Information Sheet.


Training dates

The Hakomi Professional Skills training is offered in three levels across 24 months, from July 2022. (See detailed information below or download the Hakomi Professional Training Information sheet above.)

Training Team

Each training is taught by a team of Certified Hakomi Trainers, Teachers and experienced assistants. Faculty are members of the Hakomi Institute Pacifica Team.

The training team will consist of Trainers Jules Morgaine and Suhari Mommsen-Bohm, supported by teachers Sarah Tait-Jamieson, Aladdin Jones, Paris Williams and Carolyn Crawford.

Acceptance into the Training

The Hakomi training is intended to build on existing skills. It is therefore preferable that participants have some background in psychology, counselling, social work, healthcare or prior experience working with people in a professional capacity. However, applicants who do not meet the above criteria will also be considered. Attendance of one Hakomi workshop is a pre-requisite for acceptance onto the training. See contact details for an application pack.

Training Venue

The nine training modules will be based at Hawkes Bay Coastguard Education Centre, Napier.

Expressions of Interest

For detailed information about the New Zealand Training please contact Jules Morgaine 

Completion and Certification

On successful completion of the Hakomi training, students are eligible to apply for certification with the International Hakomi Institute, USA. A Certified Hakomi Therapist (CHT) is entitled to practice and advertise as a CHT, to use the Hakomi logo and is networked by the Hakomi Institute. Post training certification modules are also available as required.



2 x 6-Day Modules (76 hours training)

Pre-requisite: Attendance at a Hakomi Workshop.

Level One may be undertaken as a stand-alone training for those who wish to learn skills for working somatically and using mindfulness as a basis for therapeutic work.

Purpose: To train Psychotherapists and allied health professionals in the fundamental building blocks of the Hakomi method. Emphasis is on the development of self and connection to others. Hakomi tools can be applied to therapy, business settings, coaching and other healing modalities.

Target Group: Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Doctors, Social Workers, Massage Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Yoga Teachers, Coaches, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Cranio-Sacral Therapists, Teachers and Psychologists.

Module 1: Meeting the Other: Skills for Respectful Relationship

  • Mindfulness, Hakomi Principles, Relationship Skills
  • Attachment theory
  • Loving Presence
  • Contact statements and tracking skills
  • Accessing organic self/impulse towards potential
  • Mindfulness techniques for emotional self-regulation

Module 2: Follow the Leader: Skills for Facilitating Growth

  • Mindfulness as technique
  • Use of Body/somatic intelligence and supporting organicity
  • Somatic resourcing for Trauma
  • Following and Leading
  • Experimental attitude
  • Ethical practice and Cultural Diversity


Module 1: 10 – 15 July 2022

Module 2: 18 – 23 September 2022


Earlybird:            $2,100 + GST ($2,415 GST incl) if paid by 30 May 2022
Full fee:              $2,500 + GST ($2,875 GST incl)
Two instalments:  $1,500 + GST ($1,725 GST incl) If paid by 30 May 2022
                              $1,100 + GST ($1,265 GST incl) If paid by 1 August 2022



4 x 6-Day Modules (144 hours training)

To teach the methodology, techniques and theoretical frameworks of the curriculum of the Hakomi Institute (USA).

Pre-requisite: Level One: Hakomi Fundamental Relationship Skills.


Module 1:   4 – 9 December 2022
Module 2:   5 – 10 March 2023
Module 3:   11 – 16 June 2023
module 4:  3 – 8 September 2023


Total fee:            $4,500 + GST ($5,175)
Initial Payment:  $1,500 + GST ($1,725)
Followed by 6 monthly instalments of $500 + GST ($575)



3 x 6-Day Modules (117 hours training)


  • To teach Advanced Skills of Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychology in application to Clinical Practice.
  • Each module will consist of 50% advanced teaching and 50% supervision of practice.
  • To prepare students for Certification as Hakomi Therapist with Hakomi Institute (USA).


Level One: Hakomi Fundamental Relationship Skills.
Level Two: Hakomi Professional Skills Training
Completion of Hakomi Professional Skills Training as offered in the past.

Dates: (To Be Confirmed)
It is proposed that level three will follow on from completion of level two beginning. Dates will be confirmed.

Investment: (To Be Confirmed)
This will confirmed based on number of participants wishing to undertake this final level and readiness of students to do so. 
Cost is anticipated to be similar per module as in level 2.

Upon Completion of Level Three students will graduate with Hakomi Institute (USA).

Certification as a Hakomi Therapist, (competency based assessment) may also be undertaken at any time following completion.



This training places an emphasis on upskilling Hakomi method and techniques through the development of personhood and advanced ways to work with core material in the therapeutic process. Through the use of exercises, advanced teaching and supervision work we will focus on aspects of the Hakomi method using the format of a Hakomi session. There will be opportunity to develop and fine tune skills and technique, personhood as a therapist and get individual focused feedback about your work in a supportive group situation. Regular therapeutic work with a minimum of 2 clients weekly is a pre-requisite.

Training Team

Trainers: Jules Morgaine and Suhari Mommsen-Bohm

Training Dates (Wellington & Napier)

  • Workshop 1:     8 – 11 July, 2021 – Wellington (Suhari)
  • Workshop 2:     2 – 5 September, 2021 – Napier (Jules)
  • Workshop 3:     25 – 28 November, 2021 – Wellington (Suhari)
  • Workshop 4:     10 – 13 March, 2022 – Napier (Jules)
  • Workshop 5:     9 – 12 June, 2022 – Wellington (Suhari)


Each workshop will be of 24 hours duration over four days:

Thursday:                 11.00am – 6.00pm
Friday & Saturday:   9.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday:                     9.00am – 2.30pm


Modules 1, 3 and 5
St Andrews on The Terrace
The Terrace
Wellington City

Modules 2 and 4
Hawkes Bay Coastguard Centre
Meeanee Quay

Training Fees

$600 (GST excl) per module to be paid 28 days prior to first module (25 February 2020) then 14 days prior to subsequent modules. Participants are asked to make a commitment to the complete series of 5 workshops. Where this is not possible it will need to be negotiated before undertaking the training series.


  • Completion of Hakomi Professional Skills Training
  • Regular therapeutic work with minimum of 4 clients weekly


Expressions of interest in undertaking this training series are now invited. For more information and for application forms, please contact Jules Morgaine at:

To get a sense of the training, please download the Hakomi Advanced Supervision Training 2021 brochure.