We express ourselves without speaking, understand others without having heard a word. Bringing attention to this subtle but constant nonverbal exchange between parent and child, teacher and student, friends, partners in love, work, play, offers clarity and is key to honest communication. Daniel Goleman says, “Ninety percent of emotional information is communicated non verbally.”
Workshop participants learn the practice of attending to nonverbal cues, focusing on facial expression, posture, bearing, gesture, and more. And by working with partners, they learn their own nonverbal cues. This awareness of nonverbal communication develops attunement and sensitivity in all types of relationships and is especially helpful in bringing attention to the connection between body and mind. This workshop will focus your awareness, kindly and patiently, on what and how we communicate without words.
What to expect
The workshop is held in a private residence in a quiet neighborhood and is taught by Hakomi certified teachers. The workshop is comprised of short presentations alternating with exercises (done solo, one-on-one, or as a group), and is presented in a step-by-step format, allowing plenty of time to take in the material. Hakomi certified teachers are available and offer direction and feedback in a manner consistent with Hakomi principles.
This program has been approved for 12 CEUs for Licensed Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists, and Certified Counselors, by the Washington State Society for Clinical Social Work. This program is also approved for CEUs for Licensed Massage Therapists through DiscoveryPoint School of Massage.
What to bring
• A notebook and pen (if you like to take notes.)
• A sack lunch (unless you prefer to go out for lunch). The lunch break is 60-90 minutes.
What you’ll take with you
• An increased awareness of nonverbal cues in a relationship and the potential for meaningful connection.
• An increased ability to understand and experience compassion for yourself and others.
• 12 CEUs for qualified participants.
• Tuition is $195.00 ($220.00 after the early registration deadline which is two weeks prior to the workshop).