Trainings Hakomi Australia

Karen Baikie is a Certified Hakomi Trainer involved in several trainings based in Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy.


Hakomi Embodied and Aware Relationships Training (H.E.A.R.T.)

A mindfulness-centred approach to interpersonal intelligence and seeing from the heart


There is no place in the world where we are challenged as much to step out of our personal limitations and to grow, than in relationships that are deeply meaningful to us. This is where we laugh, suffer, make war and reconcile, and it is also where we can find the highest forms of surrender, transcendence of character, and the most profound happiness. Yet, despite our longing for deeper connection and healing within our relationships, many people find themselves stuck in familiar patterns and lost as to how to overcome these difficulties. This can happen not only in our romantic relationships, but also in other relationships that are important to us, such as with friends, parents, children, co-workers, and neighbours.

Hakomi Embodied and Aware Relationships Training

The H.E.A.R.T. model provides a blueprint for navigating the challenges and opportunities that relationships of all kinds offer us, in ways that can open the door to deeper understanding of both self and other, and ultimately deeper connection. The training provides a safe, supportive environment in which participants can attend to the important questions about human relationships that many individuals and therapists have asked themselves over and over again.

The H.E.A.R.T. model provides a blueprint for navigating the challenges and opportunities that relationships of all kinds offer us, in ways that can open the door to deeper understanding of both self and other, and ultimately deeper connection. The training provides a safe, supportive environment in which participants can attend to the important questions about human relationships that many individuals and therapists have asked themselves over and over again.

The H.E.A.R.T. model is a mindfulness-centred approach to cultivating conscious relationships. It focuses on the human relationship in a way that allows both people to participate in the expansion of consciousness and in the healing that this can promote. H.E.A.R.T. is an integrative, unique, non-eclectic approach that fits well with postmodern thinking. It allows freedom to conceive and live one’s own values and rules and emphasises personal responsibility and consciousness. The H.E.A.R.T. model arises from and is consistent with principles and methods of Hakomi Experiential Psychotherapy. Halko Weiss developed the training as a way to fill the gap between the Hakomi model that focused on the client’s internal process (the intrapersonal) and the complexity that arises when considering the processes that arise between two people (the interpersonal), whether that be client and therapist or simply any two individuals.

In Australia, H.E.A.R.T. is led by Dr Halko Weiss, founding Hakomi Trainer and Director of Hakomi Institute of Europe, and Dr Karen Baikie, Certified Hakomi Trainer. The training consists of three modules of seven days each, spaced over a year. The next training will be held in Sydney, at the Crows Nest Centre. The dates are:

Module 1: Sun 12th Feb to Sat 18th Feb 2017

Module 2: Sun 30th July to Sat 5th August 2017

Module 3: Sun 11th Feb to Sat 17th Feb 2018.

For detailed information about the training, including course curriculum, Trainer details, venue and costs, see the Brochure. Applications are now open, so if you’d like to apply, download the Application Form. In addition, 6 participants from the last H.E.A.R.T. training wrote reviews of their experience in the Hakomi Newsletter, so if you’d like to read what others have said, have a look at the Review Article. And if you’d like to see what Halko Weiss has to say about H.E.A.R.T., have a look at the Video.

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H.E.A.R.T. with Halko Weiss




Sydney Hakomi Professional Training

For more information see the Hakomi institute website