Resistance and Crisis, Working at the Barriers to change: An Introduction to the Hakomi Method

Friday & Saturday,

February 12 & 13, 2021

9:00 am – 4:30 pm

with Pamela Thompson


Prerequisite: Previous Hakomi introduction, previous somatic experience or approval of trainer.

Discover Hakomi: Mindfulness-Centered Somatic Psychotherapy

Through lecture, demo and practice exercises, this workshop will introduce you to:

  • The Basic Principles of the Hakomi Method and application to those in crisis patterns;
  • skills to promote the use of mindfulness to promote opportunities of change;
  • tracking for conscious and unconscious patterns to identify barriers;
  • understanding roles of addictions and attachment through unmet or unrecognized needs;
  • understanding of the Sensitivity Cycle of needs and the development of faulty neuroceptions;
  • intervention strategies for helping clients move through defensive barriers that contribute to crisis patterns;
  • towards a more expanded and secure sense of self.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this training workshop will be done online.

About the Instructor:

Pamela Thompson, Registered Psychologist and Certified Hakomi Therapist and Trainer. Pamela has practiced as a psychologist for over 20 years. She has years of course instruction at both the bachelor and graduate levels of psychology studies. Currently Pamela provides comprehensive supervision to those completing their Registration requirements through the College or Alberta Psychologists and she has been working within the Hakomi community to advance skills in clinical practice through consultation and workshops.