Hakomi Somatic Therapy with Carol Swann
April 23-24, 2020 (1:00-5:15pm) (2 afternoon classes)
(Included in the Somatic Education Module at Moving On Center – School of Participatory Arts and Somatic Research)
At its most basic level, Hakomi is the therapeutic expression of a specific set of Principles: Mindfulness, Nonviolence, Unity, Organicity and Mind-Body Integration; these tenets inform every aspect of the work. Integrating scientific, psychological, and spiritual sources, Hakomi has evolved into a complex and elegant form of psychotherapy that is highly effective with a wide range of populations. The method draws from general systems theory and modern body-centered therapies including Gestalt, Psychomotor, Feldenkrais, Focusing, Ericksonian Hypnosis, Neurolinguistic Programming, and the work of Wilhelm Reich and Alexander Lowen. Core concepts of gentleness, nonviolence, compassion, and mindfulness evolved from Buddhism and Taoism. The first concern of Hakomi Trainings is that our students embody these Principles as a deep and consistent part of who they are and how they work.
FINNISH HALL, 1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley, CA. USA, 94702-1723.
Access info: Unfortunately the Finnish Hall is not wheelchair accessible. There are (a number of) steps to get into the space, and the bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible.
$225 for the entire workshop (3 mornings). No one-day drop-ins.
CAROL SWANN is a teacher, private practitioner, facilitator, co-director, performer and activist. Her work is focused on contributing to a more socially just and connected world. She is a co-founder (with Martha Eddy), director/faculty of Moving On Center-School of Participatory Arts and Somatic Research, bridging Somatics and the Performing Arts for Social Change (1994-2016). She has been Assistant Director and primary faculty to Martha Eddy in the “Dynamic Embodiement & Somatic Movement Therapy Training (DE-SMTT) since 1994. She has been teaching and performing improvisational movement and vocal related work for over thirty five years in the U.S., Latin America, Russia, Israel and Europe. She has extensive studies in Body Mind Centering, Laban/Bartenieff MovementStudies, Roy Hart Theater, Theater of the Oppressed and Social Somatics which informs everything does. She maintains a private practice in Somatic therapy, (based in Hakomi Method, Somatic Experiencing Trauma Training and Process Work)), Alexander Technique (NASTAT), teaches Voice, Social Somatics, Authentic Movement, Improvisation, Group Process and Conflict facilitation. She currently curates/facilitates a monthly series “Somatics In Action” featuring professionals in every field in Somatics. She co-founded and taught at; A Capella Motion, Island Movement, New Forms Dance and Outfall. She was Admin. Director for Movement Research (N.Y.) from 83′-86′. Her performance history and collaborators has included: Eszter Gal, Kirstie Simson, Jess Curtis, Andrew Harwood, Simone Forti, Anna Halprin, Nancy Stark Smith, Angus Balbernie, Paul Langland, Daniel Lepkoff, Ka Rustler, Brenton Cheng, Vitali Kononov,Julyen Hamilton and others.