Anyone who has an interest in understanding themselves and others and in working with present mind-body experience can benefit from this training.
Anyone in the healing professions—psychotherapists, counsellors, social workers, allopathic and naturopathic physicians and nurses, homeopaths, body-centered practitioners, and people in care-giving situations—will find within this method techniques to enhance their practice.
Note that this is experiential training with a requirement to self-study.
“The basic work of health professionals in general, and of psychotherapists in particular, is to become full human beings and to inspire full human-beingness in other people who feel starved about their lives.”
Chogyam Trungpa, “Becoming a Full Human Being,” Awakening the Heart, 1983.
Vancouver Hakomi also welcomes individuals who are not in the healing professions, but are interested in the journey of personal and spiritual growth and have a desire to bring themselves into more harmony in their relationships and their lives.
Many people participate in the training to self-study, heal, and build skills that they can take with them into the world in a variety of careers and relationships.
If you are new to Hakomi, you may want to read Information for New Students.
To learn Hakomi is to “become someone whose very presence can be healing, a person who has all the qualities needed to support emotional healing in another.”