Working at Core Material: Understanding the Patterns of Behaviour, an Introduction to the Hakomi Method

In-Person, Friday & Saturday, March 24-25, 2023 with Pamela Thompson


Discover Hakomi: Mindfulness-Centered Somatic Psychotherapy

Core Material – “Composed of beliefs, nervous system patterning, sensations, memories,
images, emotions and attitudes about self and the world.” Related more often to early formative
experiences – core material shapes our patterns of behavior, our bodily structures and our
experiences. (Hakomi Institute)

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

 The Basic Principles of the Hakomi Method;
 Ways to promote mindfulness within ourselves and our clients,
 Tracking for conscious and unconscious patterns of responses or behaviours which hold
information on self-organization,
 Understanding the role of protective strategies in behaviours
 Intervention strategies for helping clients move through barriers to change and towards a
more expanded and secure sense of self.


Format: In-person, location in Edmonton TBD

Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Cost: $400 / $350 + GST (standard / student, BIPOC, NPOs)

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About the Instructor:

Pamela Thompson, M.A., R.Psych., Certified Hakomi Therapist & Trainer. Pamela has been working in the field of trauma for over 25 years. She has trained in a number of somatic approaches to working with trauma.