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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 September 2024. (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, 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

Level 1 and Level 2 will be based at Mavericks, The Landing, in Taupo.
Level 3 will be based at The Coastguard Centre, in Taupo.

Application Form: Online

To submit an application form, please click here 

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: 15 – 20 September 2024
Module 2: 24 – 29 November 2024


Earlybird: $2,875 (GST incl) paid by 1 August 2024
Full fee:     $3,450 (GST incl) paid by 1 September 2024
OR Two  installments:
1.  $2,000 (GST incl) paid by 1 September 2024
2.  $1,600 (GST incl) paid by 1 November 2024



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: 2 – 7 March 2025
Module 2: 11 – 16 May 2025
Module 3: 20 – 25 July 2025
Module 4: 21 – 26 September 2025


First payment: $1,850 (GST incl) paid by 1 February 2025
Followed by 6 x monthly instalments:  $650 (GST incl) beginning 20 March 2025



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.


Module 1:    1 – 6 September 2024
Module 2:    3 – 8 November 2024
Module 3:    26 – 31 January 2025


$4500.00 (GST incl). Payment schedule available.

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.


Level 3 will be based at The Coastguard Centre, in Taupo.

Application Process

For more information, please download the Hakomi Professional Training Brochure

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

To submit an application form, please click here


For more information, please contact Jules Morgaine at: