A Hakomi-Informed Approach to Trauma

March 16-18, April 27-29 & May 25-27, 2018
Edmonton, Alberta

with Jaci Hull & Taryn Prodan

Jaci Hull and Taryn Prodan are collaborating to offer
this innovative workshop series on Working with Trauma
for CHTs and graduates of the 2-Year Professional Skills Training.

In three 3-day weekends, you will learn the basic Hakomi approach to recognizing and attending to traumatic activation as it arises in the Hakomi session along with specific body-based (muscular & fascial) interventions for reducing and containing trauma.

Our goal is that participants learn the skills and the relational stance that allow them to confidently and compassionately guide their clients through a trauma process as it arises within the Hakomi session.


Weekend One with Jaci Hull
Lead Hakomi Trainer
for the Hakomi Institute of Calgary

March 16-18, 2018

This approach draws from the basic Principles of Hakomi and the work of  Peter Levine, Pat Ogden, Kekuni Minton, Janina Fisher, Dan Seigel, Bessel Van Der Kolk, Bob Scaer, Manuela Mishke Reeds,  Stephen Porges, Francine Shapiro, David Grand and others.

Students will learn:

  • to co-create a safe, connected and resourced learning  cohort.
  • the difference between developmental (t) and shock (T) trauma
  • to recognize traumatic ANS activation
  • to  adjust the process to attend to the Somatic needs of the Activation
  • to discover and embody client resources to support regulation and safety
  • how to reference the ‘Window of Tolerance’ or Optimal Functioning and the Trauma Modulation Process
  • to use mindfulness and body awareness to help the body process its needs for  somatic discharge and active, or ‘triumphant’, defense.
  • to adjust one’s self to attending to the trauma process in another
  • to track and make contact during the trauma resolution process
  • to recognize and attend to the symptoms of Relational Trauma


Weekends Two and Three with Taryn Prodan
Body psychotherapist, C. Psych.

April 27-29, 2018
May 25-27, 2018

Because traumatic activation is a neuro-biological process, it is critical to build physical resources.  Teaching a client to sense particular muscular resources helps them to regulate their autonomic nervous system and to safely contain the high charge involved in processing a shock ‘file’.

In these two weekends, students will learn body-based inventions drawing predominantly on Bodynamic muscle resources & other psycho-physical strategies.

The body skills students will learn include: 
  • orienting
  • grounding
  • boundaries
  • centering
  • containment
  • regulating contact


Each three-day intensive will consist of brief lectures, demonstrations, discussions, and experiential hands-on practice of specific skills.

Training dates for Spring 2018:

March 16 – 18

April 27 – 29

May 25 – 27

*Each training day will run 9am-4pm*

Location: Edmonton, AB.


$1,150 if enrolled by December 15, 2017.   $1,350 thereafter. (GST not included)
VISA / MC / cheque / e-transfer accepted.            T2202A Tax Receipts available.

Full refunds for cancellation (minus a $100 administration fee) are available up until 4 weeks prior to the start date. Partial refunds of 50% available until 1 week prior to the training. No refunds will be provided less than 1 week before the first date.


Completion of Hakomi Professional Skills Training.


To register or obtain more information: Call 780-716-6091 or email Hakomi.Edmonton@gmail.com.

This workshop will be limited to 18 people.

Early registration is encouraged as space is limited.


Disclaimer:   We do not believe that these 9 days of body-based resource training will necessarily enable a regular Hakomi graduate to help a client process childhood pre-verbal shock trauma.  Instead we would hope that they would be able to recognize the issue, contain the session, and make an appropriate referral.

About your Facilitators

Jaci Hull, M.A., L.M.F.T., Certified Hakomi Trainer since 1996, leads Hakomi trainings and workshops throughout the U.S., Canada and Brazil.  She has served as as faculty for the Somatic Psychology M.A. program at Naropa University and for the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute.  Jaci serves on the Hakomi Institute Board of Directors and was a co-developer of Experiential Couples Psychotherapy. She also contributed to the recently published book Hakomi Mindfulness-Centered Somatic Psychotherapy. She received her degree in Contemplative Psychotherapy from Naropa University in 1997.  Her post-graduate training includes Family Therapy, EMDR II, Somatic Trauma Resolution, Brainspotting, Group Leadership Training and she is a Certified Relational Life Therapist. A licensed psychotherapist in Boulder, Co. for over 30 years, Jaci works with individuals and couples.


Taryn Prodan is a body psychotherapist and Clinical Psychologist who works in Calgary, AB. She has trained in Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychology as well as Bodynamics Therapy, and has a special interest in body-based interventions for pre-verbal trauma.