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Hakomi Workshop, Wellington

February 15 @ 9:30 am - February 17 @ 4:00 pm


The “Growth & Grit” of Intimacy: Creating a Cooperative and Passionate Couple Alliance

A three-day workshop with Halko Weiss and Maci Daye

Relationships are an essential part of the human experience. Yet little if any explicit learning is available to help us understand and navigate relationships successfully. New relationships are often exhilarating and sexually charged. However, as our core material surfaces, we tend to engage in protective patterns that diminish aliveness and close off our hearts. 

Mindfulness and other elements of the Hakomi Method can help us go beyond the exploration of self in individual therapy to exploring interaction patterns that re-stimulate old wounds. We can use the instability arising between us to move beyond defense and become cooperative allies. Specific mindfulness skills taught in this workshop can help you and your individual and couple clients harness the growth-potential of relationship challenges to become more conscious and loving.

In the second half of this workshop, we will explore common sexual challenges in long-term relationships. An intimate relationship that includes a sexual component brings our most existential wounds into the foreground. For this very reason, it has the power to transform us at our roots, heal our most vulnerable parts and explore the art of mindful sexuality.

In this workshop, you will learn to:

  • Apply mindfulness as a tool and vision for conscious coupling
  • Analyse the structure of difficult relationship impasses
  • Examine the interplay of “Protector” and “Protected” states on intimacy
  • Shift the quality of your relationships with compassion and self-compassion
  • Use the extraordinary power of sexuality to promote growth
  • Add therapeutic skills to your practice of individual and couples’ therapy

The instructors will combine elements of Hakomi Embodied and Aware Relationship Training (H.E.A.R.T.®) and Passion and Presence®. These powerful relationship models grow out of the leaders’ careers as trainers of Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy.


Maci Daye is a Certified Hakomi Trainer, Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Sex Therapist who divides her time between Europe and the United States. Maci has graduate degrees in Education and Counseling from Harvard and Georgia State Universities, and completed the Intermediate Level of the Somatic Experiencing trauma training. Maci began her Hakomi training in the mid-1980s and has been on the Hakomi Faculty since 2001. She is also the creator of Passion and Presence®, and leads couple’s retreats and professional training courses on Mindful Sexuality.

Halko Weiss, PhDis a licensed Clinical Psychologist and international Lecturer on mindfulness, couples therapy, executive leadership skills and body-centered psychotherapy in Germany and Spain. He is a founding member of the Hakomi Institute in Boulder, Colorado, and has been instrumental in developing the Hakomi Method and its curricula used worldwide. Halko has authored 8 books and over 20 scientific publications, including co-editing the recently published Hakomi Mindfulness-Centred Somatic Psychotherapy. He helped establish a successful coaching training and an Emotional Intelligence training for executives in Germany that became the market leader there. Halko has led hundreds of workshops and training courses throughout Europe, the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia, and also developed two comprehensive programs on couples therapy and interpersonal skills taught in Australia, Germany and Spain.

Date and Times

Friday 15 Feb:      9.30am – 5.30pm

Saturday 16 Feb:  9.30am – 5.30pm

Sunday 17 Feb:     9.30am – 4.00pm


Full fee:      $ 550

Early Bird:  $ 500  (if paid by 18 Dececember. 2018)

No refunds after 1 February 2019

For more information

Please contact Jules Morgaine by email or visit our website: www.hakomi.co.nz

To register

To register online, please click here.


February 15 @ 9:30 am
February 17 @ 4:00 pm
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St Andrews on the Terrace
30 The Terrace
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
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04 472 9211