An Introduction to Hakomi Experiential Psychotherapy

Hakomi Psychotherapy: An IntroductionThis workshop is facilitated by Australia Counselling member Deb Algar.

Many of us struggle with things we’d like to change about ourselves – unhelpful behaviours, thoughts and reactions. The present moment is a doorway into understanding the unconscious patterns and beliefs behind these and how they impact the way we live and relate to ourselves and others.

One of the most powerful ways to bring what is unconscious into conscious awareness is to pay attention to what is happening in the body in the present moment.

Mindfulness is the means by which we become present and tune into the body in this way. Listening to and exploring the body’s intelligence mindfully – with curiosity and openness – can give us deeper insight, clarity and self- awareness than is available through just talking. This awareness allows us to respond to others and ourselves with more choice and awareness.

The guising principles of Hakomi provide a framework to explore this with kindness, respect and safety.

In this workshop you will:

  • Be introduced to the practices and underlying principles of Hakomi Experiential Psychotherapy.
  • Explore mindfulness as both an attitude and a way to study your own experience and work therapeutically with others.
  • Experience exploring the intelligence of the body.
  • Learn skills to be more present with yourself and others

The workshop will consist of a balance of talks, experiential exercises, discussion and personal reflection. It is suitable for both those working therapeutically with others and those wishing to deepen their own self-understanding. It also qualifies as a pre-requisite for undertaking the Hakomi Professional Training.

Dates and Times:

Friday 10 October, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Saturday 11 October, 10:00am – 5:00pm


3 Church St, Waverley NSW (close to Bondi Junction station)


Early Bird $195 (if paid by 24 September 2014). Full fee $245. No cancellations or refunds after 3 October 2014.
Online Payment: Debrah Algar, BSB: 064445, Account: 726590 (include your name in the reference field)


For more inquiries, you can contact Deb Algar at 0418 86 1582 or click here to send an e-mail.

For more detailed information:

You can download the PDF file: Hakomi Workshop or go to

About the Presenter:

Deb Algar, CHT, Dip.Hol.Couns, CMCAPA, PACFA Reg., MBSR teacher. Deb is a Certified Hakomi Therapist and part of the Hakomi Australia Sydney Training Team. She holds a Diploma in Holistic Counselling and has been in private practice as a psychotherapist for over 10 years, working with individuals and couples. She teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction courses in Sydney. Deb is passionate about sharing the possibilities for self-discovery, connectedness and freedom that mindfulness and Hakomi offer.