Self Care, Deep Healing & Community: A Hakomi inspired professional development and wellness retreat.

  • Mountain Waters Retreats Mountain Waters Retreats
  • 2109 Svoboda Road Nelson BC
  • Jul 24 - 28, 2019 (5 days)
  • Private room - CAD $1,095.00 Shared Cabins - CAD $995.00 Camping - CAD $915.00

About This Event

This will be a four-day residential retreat for Hakomi and other Body Centered Therapists who wish to learn, hold, and be held in a supportive Hakomi-Centered environment lead by Senior Hakomi Trainer Jaci Hull.

Using mindfulness, the Hakomi Principles and small group exercises, we will co-create a loving and wise circle where each participant has a chance to move through stuck areas or traumas with the support of your colleagues. Sessions will be debriefed in small and large groups to illustrate the Hakomi process and the various maps that we draw from.

This retreat is intended to combine rich learning with deep self care to help counteract the “healers habit” of giving more readily than receiving. It is meant to recharge your nourishment reserves as you get ready to re-enter the fall work schedule. Our time together will be structured around a morning and afternoon facilitated group learning module of three to three and a half hours in duration, with a focus upon the processes  that support body centered process and trauma resolution. Two and a half hours of the early afternoon will be available for lunch break and your own self-care, which could include a walk down to a wilderness beach on majestic Kootenay Lake, a trip into Nelson to visit the farmers market, coffee shops or art galleries, or just cozying up under the willow tree with a good book for a read or a nourishing nap.

Each evening, from 7.15-8:30 we’ll take time to integrate the learning themes of the day. Using breath, movement, and awareness practices in dyads, small group and in the large group, we’ll learn to embody the newfound safety, clarity and freedom from old (Big T ) and (little t) trauma imprints.

This is a professional level training for counselors and therapists who have a background and interest in body centered approaches to trauma and its resolution.

Daily Schedule:

7.00- 7.45 Optional morning restorative Yoga

8.00- 8.45 Breakfast

9.00-12.30 Morning group learning

12.30- 3.00 Lunch & afternoon free time

3.00- 6.00 Afternoon group learning

6.00 -7.00 Dinner

7.15 -8.30 Evening pleasure and integration practice


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