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4846 Johnson Point Rd., NE
Olympia, WA 98516

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Hakomi Weekend - An exploration of Personhood and Self-Compassion 

Join Bob Milone and Marcia Burton for a weekend of mindful exploration and Self-Compassion. Hakomi, a mindfulness based method of assisted self study, is a gentle, powerful, and efficient method for discovering beliefs and attitudes that shape our experience of ourselves and of the world; in turn shaping our behavior. It has profoundly psychotherapeutic results.

 “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

Whether you are a therpist, a health practitioner, caregiver or simply a person in relationship with others, this weekend will bring you beneficial tools and information. This two day introduction to Hakomi will focus on the personhood of the therapist, and the creation of a therapeutic relationship. Studies have shown that the most important variable in therapy is, of course, the client. The second most important variable, far more important than any method or technique, is the therapeutic relationship. (The Heart and Soul of Change; American Psychological Association, Duncan et al, 2010) .
Through experiential exercises you will get the feel of working in a Hakomi way, and delve more deeply into your most important tool as a therapist…you.

Marcia Burton and Bob Milone

Marcia Burton is a Certified Hakomi Practitioner and Senior Trainer. Marcia trained with, and continued to work closely with Ron Kurtz, creator of the Hakomi method until his death in 2011. She has taught in England, Ireland, USA and Canada. Marcia has an MA in Counselling  and Psychotherapy. Since 2000, she has used Hakomi to support individuals and families experiencing the effects of bereavement, trauma, stress-related illness, cancer, and challenges in relationship. She currently works for Island Health Authority as a counsellor for those experiencing mental health and substance use issues.  She is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BCACC.

She has had a mindfulness practice since 1994, which includes a combination of meditation, qi gong, Hakomi, and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC). “One of the many things I love about Hakomi is that it provides a framework for me to extend mindfulness and compassion into my daily life, my relationships, and my work. Hakomi reminds me to be inspired by life, and to trust the wisdom in ourselves as living beings, being blessed with a natural inclination towards healing.”
Bob Milone began studying with Ron Kurtz, creator of the Hakomi Method, in 1993, and worked closely with him until his death in 2011.  Bob was named in Ron’s will as one of seven “legacy holders” of his work.   He is a Certified Hakomi Practitioner and Senior Hakomi Trainer who teaches internationally leading trainings and workshops in Canada, Israel, the U.S., Mexico, the U.K., and Ireland. He also works in private practice with individuals and couples.
As well as Hakomi, Bob’s training includes Degrees in theatre and education, and two years of graduate study in counseling and family therapy. A variety of work/life experience including social work, teaching, development work in Haiti, parenting, and house building, have all contributed to who he is today.
Bob lives on Salt Spring Island with his wife, Marcia. He is a grandfather, a sailor, a woodworker, and the father of two grown sons.

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