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The Practice of Loving Presence Workshop.

Hello,

On the 6th and 7th of October Trudy Johnson and Diarmid Baillie will be running the Practice of Loving Presence workshop, the first in a series of four Level One workshops in the innovative Hakomi Method of assisted self discovery.

‘The Practice of Loving Presence’

The focus of this experiential workshop is to learn how to create, sustain and deepen a compassionate state of mind, and to practice this while relating to others and ourselves. This practice is the foundation and the first phase of the Hakomi Method. We will discover how to look for what is nourishing, rather than what is wrong. We will do this through a series of exercises that encourage this assisted self discovery. Participants will develop their capacity for mindful self reflection and deepen their self awareness.

Here’s Hakomi founder Ron Kurtz on youtube describing the method in full:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcRda7-tsXU

Hakomi is a fascinating way of exploring how we experience our world through our conscious and unconscious beliefs and behaviours. It enables us to identify and understand what we actually do, and to gently explore how that might limit us in some way, giving rise to the possibility of greater choices, It is based on our current understanding of neuroscience, and the development of compassionate presence and mindfulness are central to the practice.

THIS LEVEL 1 FOUNDATION COURSE IS A SERIES OF FOUR WEEKEND WORKSHOPS CALLED ‘THE PERSONHOOD SERIES’.

The workshops are open to practising counsellors and therapists as well as those who wish to explore a mindful approach to self understanding or train as a therapist in the Hakomi Method.
Each weekend workshop can also stand alone as an Introductory Workshop for those people who just want a taste of the method.
The four two-day workshops count towards the Hakomi Level 1 Foundation Training. These eight days are a requirement to continue into Levels 2 & 3 of the full training program with Hakomi UK.

For more details of the content of the other workshops please visit my blog here:https://counsellingpsychotherapyglasgow.wordpress.com/

Workshop Facilitators: Trudy Johnston and Diarmid Baillie.

Trudy has been working as a therapist/facilitator and teacher for over 20 years, and is a member of the UK Hakomi Training Team.Her passion for Hakomi stems from seeing apparently ‘simple exercises’ reveal the intricate web of our non conscious habits, offering us greater freedom and choice.

Diarmid has been certified in the Hakomi Method and been leading introductory workshops since 2009. He has a private practice in Glasgow working using Hakomi with individuals. He is continually inspired by the endless process of discovery that the method opens up for people, and by the relief from suffering that it affords.

1. Practice of Loving Presence Workshop

Dates: Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October

Location: Saturday ‘In The Moment’ 72 Berkeley Street, Glasgow. G3 7DS.
Sunday will be at the same location but on the floor below.

Cost: £180 (£160 if paid by 22nd September)

2. Quieting the Mind Workshop

Dates: Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December

Location: Saturday ‘In the Moment’ 72 Berkeley Street, Glasgow. G3 7DS.
Sunday will be at the same location but on the floor below.

Cost: £180 (£160 if paid by 17th November)

3. Non-Verbal Expression Workshop

Dates: Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd February 2013

Location: ‘In the Moment’ 72 Berkeley Street, Glasgow. G3 7DS.

Cost: £180 (£160 if paid by 19th January)

4. Nourishing Communication Workshop

Dates: Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th March 2013

Location: ‘In the Moment’ 72 Berkeley Street, Glasgow. G3 7DS.

Cost: £180 (£160 if paid by 2nd March)

ALL FOUR WORKSHOPS :

£640 if paid by 15th September

To apply e-mail the application form below to diarmidbaillie@gmail.com or please print out and mail to the address below.

Please phone or e-mail if you want any further information.

Application Form

Name______________________________________

Mobile Phone______________________________

Landline___________________________________

E-Mail______________________________________________________________

Address_____________________________________________________________

City_____________________________Post Code___________________________

Workshop(s) You’d Like to Attend

The Practice of Loving Presence YES NO £180 (£160 if paid by 22nd Sept)

Quieting the Mind YES NO £180 (£160 if paid by 7th Nov)

Non-Verbal Communication YES NO £180 (£160 if paid by 19th Jan)

Nourishing Communication YES NO £180 (£160 if paid by 2nd March)

All Four Workshops YES NO £640 if paid by 15th September

Payment Method

Please make cheques payable to ‘Diarmid Baillie’
Or please Deposit the Fee into the Account Below

Sort Code 80 08 41 Account No. 00138042

Please email form or Send the Application Form and Payment To:

Flat 2/1, 13 Caird Drive Glasgow G11 5DZ .

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Posted by on September 11, 2012 in Uncategorized

 
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Hakomi Scotland
Level 1
Foundation Training
and
Introductory Workshops.
With Trudy Johnson and Diarmid Baillie.

Hakomi is a fascinating way of exploring how we experience our world through our conscious and unconscious beliefs and behaviours.  It enables us to identify and understand what we actually do, and to gently explore how that might limit us in some way, giving rise to the possibility of greater choices,  It is based on our current understanding of neuroscience, and the development of compassionate presence and mindfulness are central to the practice.

THIS LEVEL 1 FOUNDATION COURSE IS A SERIES OF FOUR WEEKEND WORKSHOPS CALLED ‘THE PERSONHOOD SERIES’.

The workshops are open to practicing counsellors and therapists as well as those who wish to explore a mindful approach to self understanding or train as a therapist in the Hakomi Method.
Each weekend workshop can also stand alone as an Introductory Workshop for those people who just want a taste of the method.
The four two-day workshops count towards the Hakomi Level 1 Foundation Training. These eight days are a requirement to continue into Levels 2 & 3 of the full training program with Hakomi UK.

The Personhood Series Workshops

1. The Practice of Loving Presence

The focus of this experiential workshop is to learn how to create, sustain and deepen a compassionate state of mind, and to practice this while relating to others and ourselves.  We will discover how to look for what is nourishing, rather than what is wrong.  We will do this through a series of exercises that encourage this assisted self discovery, based on the Hakomi Method.  Participants will develop their capacity for mindful self reflection and deepen their self awareness.

2. Quieting the Mind

In this workshop participants learn how to connect to and sustain a calm, sensitive, present-centred state of mind.  We will practice and develop our capacity for Mindfulness, which helps us to calm and regulate our nervous systems enabling us to be more present and compassionate to ourselves and others.  We’ll explore our habitual tendencies, beliefs and non conscious habits that disrupt this state of mind.  This capacity for mindfulness can inform everyday life as well as our professional work.

3.  Nonverbal Expression

Our habitual nonverbal communication expresses who we are, indicates our present moment experience as well as embodying deeply held beliefs about ourselves and how the world works.  From a calm, loving state of mind we will do Hakomi experiments to bring these aspects of our experience into awareness.  This opens up  the possibility of choices we can make and begins to release us from old habits of perception that can cause us unnecessary suffering.  This workshop is of benefit to anyone wanting to deepen their understanding of this unspoken communication.

4.  Nourishing Communication

We will focus on understanding what can get in the way of us receiving the nourishment that is available in our lives and of finding skillful ways to respond to others who need comfort and reassurance.  We will use experiments in mindfulness to explore and deepen our understanding of how our non-conscious habits mean we can be blind to, or not believe, what is available to us.  We can learn to receive and offer what is needed by ourselves and others .

Practice of Loving Presence Workshop

Dates: Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October

Location: Saturday ‘In The Moment’ 72 Berkeley Street, Glasgow. G3 7DS.

Sunday will be at the same location but on the floor below.

Cost:      £180 (£160 if paid by 22nd September)

Quieting the Mind Workshop

Dates: Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December

Location: Saturday ‘In the Moment’ 72 Berkeley Street, Glasgow. G3 7DS.

Sunday will be at the same location but on the floor below.
Cost:  £180 (£160 if paid by 17th November)

Non-Verbal Expression Workshop


Dates: Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd February 2013
Location: ‘In the Moment’ 72 Berkeley Street, Glasgow. G3 7DS.

Cost:   
   £180  (£160 if paid by 19th January)
Nourishing Communication Workshop
Dates: Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th March 2013
Location: ‘In the Moment’ 72 Berkeley Street, Glasgow. G3 7DS.
Cost:      £180  (£160 if paid by 2nd March)


ALL FOUR WORKSHOPS :

£640 if paid by 15th September

To apply e-mail the application form below to diarmidbaillie@gmail.com or please print out and mail to the address below.

Please phone or e-mail if you want any further information.
Application Form 
Name______________________________________Mobile Phone______________________________Landline___________________________________E-Mail______________________________________________________________Address_____________________________________________________________City_____________________________Post Code___________________________

Workshop(s)  You’d Like to Attend
The Practice of Loving Presence     YES    NO        £180      (£160 if paid by 22nd Sept)Quieting the Mind                          YES   NO         £180      (£160 if paid by 7th Nov)Non-Verbal Communication            YES    NO        £180      (£160 if paid by 19th Jan)Nourishing Communication             YES    NO        £180      (£160 if paid by 2nd March)

All Four Workshops                       YES    NO       £640   if paid by 15th September

Payment Method

Please make cheques payable to ‘Diarmid Baillie’

Or please Deposit the Fee into the Account BelowSort Code  80 08 41             Account No.  00138042Please email form or Send the Application Form and Payment To:Flat 2/1, 13 Caird Drive Glasgow G11 5DZ .

Hakomi Personhood Workshop Series.

 
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Posted by on August 29, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Certified Hakomi Psychotherapist Diarmid Baillie.

What is Hakomi Psychotherapy?

As a client, here’s what you need to know about the method.

Hakomi is based on the idea that much of our everyday suffering is in fact unnecessary and is produced by unconscious beliefs that are no longer relevant, true or needed. The method is designed to bring such beliefs into consciousness. Hakomi is a method of assisted self-study and discovery. It can bring normally inaccessible mental processes into consciousness gently and efficiently. Once these mental processes (such as beliefs, memories, habits and emotions) are made conscious, they can be examined and modified to provide a more realistic and satisfying way of being. This work of assisted self discovery requires of clients that they can enter into short periods (a minute or less) of mindfulness. Because of this, clients must be able to become calm and centred enough to observe their own reactions, as if they were observing the automatic behaviour of another person.

The therapist pays very close attention to your nonverbal behaviours, such as your tone of voice, movements, gestures, posture, facial expressions and microexpressions. By observing these, the therapist gets ideas about what unconscious material is controlling your automatic, unconscious behaviours. On the basis of those ideas, the therapist creates little experiments, often just a statement, that are done while your are in a mindful state. These little experiments often elicit clear reactions, often emotional ones. These reactions are the links to the unconscious mental processes that create them. When a reaction is evoked, moments later, memories, beliefs and associations emerge which will help you make sense of the reaction. Once beliefs and memories are in consciousness, they are examined and modified.

What to expect

This method is not about talking out your problems. It won’t be a long, speculative conversation about your troubles or your emotional history. It is our belief that your emotional history, the part of it that has created the unconscious beliefs and habits with which you meet the world, is operating right now. Your history is written in the way you do things every minute. It is expressed by your style and your defining characteristics. So, you can expect that the therapist will be looking and listening for these and will bring them to your attention as part of setting up the little experiments in mindfulness that are the core of the work.

The therapist will also be very warm and kind and patient. The vulnerability that Mindfulness entails, the openness to unconscious material that’s needed, all require a very safe environment, which needs a particularly caring, non-judgmental person. You can expect your therapist to be exactly that.

You can also expect the work to bring up intense emotions at times. At those moments, your therapist will work to contain the process, provide comfort and help you understand what’s happening.

Because the method is based on this very direct route to unconscious material (evocative experiments in mindfulness), it is faster than most other methods. It works very directly with nonverbal expressions and does not spend a lot of time in conversation, analyzing and explaining. Something significant usually happens every session.

What you need to be ready

It helps if: (1) you can stay with and report on your present experiences; (2)you can study your reactions to experiments in mindfulness; (3) you can stay focused on your present experience; (4) You’re able to get into a calm inward focused state and are relaxed enough to allow reactions; (5) you’re willing to experience some painful feelings and speak about them. It also helps if you don’t need to ask a lot of questions or feel like you must solve problems, explain yourself, justify your actions, have a conversation. And you’ll need the courage and be open and honest. That will be your greatest ally.

The rewards

There are many. Relief from persistent painful emotions and behaviours is probably the greatest reward. And you will gain a much deeper understanding of yourself and with that, more freedom to choose what you’ll be able to feel, greater pleasure in everyday living, and to engage in fuller richer more rewarding relationships. Assisted self-study can achieve all that.

 
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Posted by on July 30, 2012 in Uncategorized