Training Schedule 2024

Multilevel Training in Person

Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th February with Sabine Volkmann

Friday 28th June – Tuesday 2nd July with Caroline Braham and Sabine Volkmann

Saturday 23rd – Wednesday 27th November with Bob Milone (Legacy Holder)

All training modules take place in An Tairseach in Wicklow town
Accommodation is available for €70 per night


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Indicators – The Door to the Core

Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th February in An Tairseach, Wicklow town
with Sabine Volkmann

Early Bird: €200 when paid before 26th January
Fee after 27th: €230

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What is Hakomi?

Hakomi is a Hopi Indian word and means “Where do I stand in relation to all these different realms?” or simply put “Who am I?”. It is described these days as “Assisted self-discovery based on Mindfulness”.
Hakomi helps people to study themselves in a mindful way in order to reveal habits, or ways they organize themselves in the world. The practitioner holds a state of mind of Loving Presence that allows safety, curiosity and acceptance of anything emerging within a session.

Unconscious core beliefs that we developed in childhood or through traumatic events in our lives and that influence our daily action, are often outdated and can cause unnecessary suffering. These emotional habits show up non-verbally and can be brought into consciousness through a process of exploration involving the body, mind, emotions and upcoming memories. Through becoming aware of these unconscious limiting patterns we can find new ways of being that weren’t available to us before. With the practice of Hakomi we can gain more choice and feel more freedom in our everyday life.



The Personhood Series

The Personhood Series is considered the foundation of the Hakomi method. Ron Kurtz created practices for four fundamental aspects of the Hakomi Method. Originally taught in the first year of the training these exercises are the base of all further Hakomi explorations and are therefore useful and important for the understanding of and deepening into the method.
From the beginning of the Hakomi journey and as the understanding of the method deepens throughout the training these practices provide an ongoing source of information for ourselves. Going back to basics of assisted self-study is essential on all levels. The further we are on the path the deeper we can delve into the beginning.
The four aspects of the Personhood series are:

Loving Presence 

Loving presence is a state of mind that is the basis of all Hakomi explorations. We look for what is nourishing in a person rather than what’s wrong. This way of being creates safety, a deeper and more open way of relating and allows our more vulnerable parts to emerge. The practices help to create, sustain and deepen into this compassionate and way of being while present with another person.

Quieting the Mind 

In order to explore and get access to the unconscious parts of ourselves we need to be able to connect to and sustain a calm, sensitive, present-centred state of mind. We will practice and develop our capacity for Mindfulness. This helps us to calm and regulate our nervous systems and to be more present and compassionate to ourselves and others. And we will explore our habitual tendencies, beliefs and non conscious habits that disrupt this state of mind.

Nonverbal Awareness (Wisdom Without Words)

Our habitual nonverbal communication expresses who we are, indicates our present moment experience as well as embodying deeply held beliefs about ourselves and how the world works. We will learn to pay attention the signs the body offers us all the time to get a deeper understanding of ourselves and others. This opens up the possibility of choices we can make and begins to release us from old habits of perception that can cause us unnecessary suffering.

Emotional Nourishment (The Art of Comforting)

To be nourished and sustained by life is something we all yearn for. Unconscious beliefs about ourselves and the world can get in the way of taking in the goodness that is always around us and therefore cause unnecessary suffering. We will uncover some of these habits by using Hakomi experiments in mindfulness to gain more awareness and choice in our ability to receive nourishment as well as being able to respond to others who need comfort and reassurance. 



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History of the Hakomi Method

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Ron Kurtz

Ron Kurtz is the original developer of the Hakomi Method.  He began leading workshops and trainings in the mid-1970′s. He led the first training in the Hakomi Method in 1977.  In 1981  he founded the Hakomi Institute. Here, Ron explains of the work in therapy, “In those moments, the needs and questions and possibilities of the child emerge. Growth is rekindled. A lost piece of the self is returned to its rightful place” (2007, p.8)