Events for Therapists

Events for Therapists

Upcoming couples therapy workshops with Gal Szekely

An elegant approach to human change

Join The Couples Center founder Gal Szekely for a series of periodic workshops based on the Hakomi experiential therapy method. Each training offers a unique mix of personal experience and hands-on practice to help you support couples in a mindful, effective way.

Upcoming Events:

Uncovering the Root of Relationship Challenges without Using Words

About This Workshop:
Communication in relationships is strongly influenced by the non-verbal signals that couples send each other through tone of voice, eye gaze, body posture, quality of touch etc. Therefore, tracking the body and using experiential somatic exercises (called “experiments”) can be powerful tools for revealing and transforming couples’ unconscious patterns.

In this workshop, we will apply techniques from Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychology, to working with couples. Therapists from any background or training will gain additional tools for identifying and transforming relationship patterns. This workshop also serves as an introduction to the “Experiential Therapy With Couples” training planned for later in 2018 and for other Hakomi trainings.

What you will learn:
Tracking somatic cues that point to attachment and other relationship patterns
Using the body to reveal unconscious patterns
Using simple experiments that can be applied to a wide variety of issues with couples
Developing familiarity with several Hakomi techniques

For Whom:
The workshop is open and relevant to both clinicians and the general public and serves as prerequisite hours for Hakomi Comprehensive Training.

Saturday, April 14, 2018; 9:30-5:00

830 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 95710

Early Enrollment: $160 by March 3, 2018; $195 thereafter

VISA, Mastercard and American Express accepted


Past Events:
Hakomi Global Summit: Healing Through Mindfulness, Presence & Embodied Psychology
with Gal Szekely and others

Screen Shot 2015-10-04 at 1.46.56 PMSeptember 29 – October 1, 2015
Free online event via The Shift Network

Do you want to go beyond limiting beliefs, old traumas and addictive spirals?

Or are you a practitioner looking for the most effective way to holistically support your clients with real breakthroughs and lasting results?

Many transformative practices either draw on the wisdom of soul, the insights of the mind or the healing of the body. But as you’ll experience in this event, very few are as truly multidimensional as Hakomi—which offers healing on biological, psychological, emotional and spiritual levels.

What’s so extraordinary about Hakomi is the way it synthesizes the best of time-tested Eastern and Western modalities into one all-encompassing dynamic method that aims to transform the person as a whole.

During the groundbreaking 3-day Hakomi Global Summit, you’ll discover:

  • Key practices for psychological & spiritual healing
  • Fully integrative approach to transformation work
  • Greater vision, clarity & movement in the areas where you’re stuck
  • Ways to deeply root into your authentic Self
  • How to transform beliefs that cause unnecessary suffering & block emotional nourishment
  • Expanded mind-body awareness for holistic healing
  • Greater intimacy & connections with others

This interview was part of The Hakomi Global Summit 2015, a free online event which featured today’s Hakomi experts from around the world who are creating powerful shifts in the fields of healing, transformation and personal growth, please visit This recording is a copyright of The Shift Network. All rights reserved.

Mindfulness, Attachment, and Relationships
with Gal Szekely, MFT

August 22, 2015
9:30am – 5:00pm
Berkeley, CA

In this workshop we will use mindfulness and experiential exercises to explore attachment patterns in a way that is deeper than what words or cognitive understanding can reveal. We will also discuss how these experiential tools can be used to uncover and explore relationship issues with clients—both couples and individuals.

This workshop covers:

  • using mindfulness to access the unconscious
  • attachment patterns and how they show up in relationships
  • body-mind exploration of attachment styles
  • experiential transformation of patterns
  • flow of the Hakomi Method
Experiential Therapy with Couples
A Two-Weekend Training in Mindfulness-Based Couples Therapy with Rob Fisher, MFT and Gal Szekely, MFT

October 24-26 and November 7-9, 2014
9:30am – 5:00pm
San Anselmo, CA

This two-weekend training will provide maps and tools to work effectively with couples, utilizing mindfulness and experiential exercises. Covering both assessment and intervention, you will learn how to identify and change a couple’s negative interactive cycles, as well as the underlying emotional wounds that cause them.

In this workshop, you’ll learn:

  • how to access unconscious material through the body
  • techniques for exploring defenses by supporting them
  • tools for working with boundaries
  • ways to convert blame into self-observation
About Gal Szekely

Founder of The Couples Center, Gal Szekely is an instructor in the Hakomi experiential therapy method and is part of the Hakomi California teaching staff. Drawing on years of meditation practice and a deep understanding of the body-mind connection, Gal is passionate about helping couples build a love that lasts.