Canadian Hakomi Leadership Team
The Canadian Hakomi Leadership Team (CHLT) provides trainings in the Hakomi Experiential Method, workshops in Quieting the Mind, the Practice of Loving Presence, Wisdom Without Words (Nonverbal Expression), and Emotional Nourishment (the Art of Comforting) … and leadership development (teacher training) for workshop leaders, therapists and teachers of Hakomi, under the direction of Donna Martin and Georgia Marvin, as well as other trainers and legacy holders of Ron Kurtz, creator of the Hakomi Method of Experiential Psychotherapy and author of Body-centered Psychotherapy: the Hakomi Method.
Canadian Hakomi Leadership Team
• British Columbia:
Hakomi Trainings are currently being offered in B.C. and Ontario
The Canadian Hakomi Leadership Team has a vision to contribute to world peace and personal and community healing through offering an experiential approach to self and other awareness, along with the practice of Loving Presence, personhood development, and the experiential personal and interpersonal healing practices of the Hakomi Method. This is provided through individual, couple and group therapy, mentoring, various open workshops, retreats, leadership development, and one, two and three-year trainings in the Hakomi Experiential Method.
Donna’s personal vision is to support trainings in Canada, Seattle, Mexico, England, Japan, Norway, Germany, Switzerland, Spain and Argentina, but mainly to shift her focus to mentoring trainers, teachers and leaders in each location. She is also completing work on a book on the Practice of Loving Presence, as well as developing manuals and other written and video teaching materials. Her book, Embodied Mindfulness: the Hakomi Way, is soon to be published in English and Spanish. A series of video demonstration sessions will also soon be available.
Canadian Hakomi Leadership Team Members:
Katie Askew has been studying Hakomi with Vancouver Hakomi Educational Network since 2004. She has studied under Bob Milone, Jeff Chernove, Georgia Marvin, Marcia Burton, Donna Martin, and Ron Kurtz. She became a certified Hakomi Therapist in 2007 and began teaching in 2011.
Katie brings with her an attitude of openness and support. Her joy and love are visible and infectious. A student of self-discovery for over 30 years, her curiosity and deep appreciation for learning more about herself makes it easier for others to self-study.
Kenny Askew began studying Hakomi in 2004 with the Vancouver Hakomi Education Network, was certified as a Hakomi Therapist in 2007, and began teaching Hakomi in 2011.
He has been on a path of self-discovery, pursuing his own spirituality for over 30 years. He became a Licensed Massage Practitioner in 2000 and has been a Master Builder for over thirty years. Kenny spent many years as a competitive athlete. He raced bicycles, Olympic kayaks, surf-skis and outrigger canoes. He did the Hawaiian Ironman Triathlon twice and paddled the Molokai channel four times. Though competitive athletics is a thing of the past, the exploration of mind, body and spirit continues to be a driving force in his life.
Kenny considers himself incredibly fortunate to have a partner in Katie, who, for the last 38 years, has shared his interest in the healing arts and personal exploration. Both love assisting others in their own exploration and self-discovery. Kenny and Katie live in Friday Harbor, WA, have two daughters and two granddaughters, which are the light of their lives.
Angela Davis has been studying Hakomi since 2004 with the Vancouver Hakomi Education Network. She has also trained with Ron Kurtz and Donna Martin and was certified as a Hakomi Therapist in 2007.
In her life and her work, she has been cultivating compassion, serving others and herself with a deeper understanding of loving presence. Supporting the Vancouver training as an assistant and supporting the growth of Hakomi continues to be a joy and main endeavor for Angela. She has opened a private Hakomi practice in Kamloops and welcomes new clients.
Donna Martin, from BC, Canada, is a certified Hakomi practitioner and international trainer who worked closely with Ron Kurtz (the creator of the Hakomi Method) for the last twenty years of his life. She was named in his will as one of seven "legacy holders" of his work and is a senior person in the international training association he created before his death, now called the Hakomi Education Network. Donna has many years of experience as a body psychotherapist, stress management specialist, yoga and meditation teacher, and addictions counsellor.
Now mostly retired, Donna has led Hakomi trainings and/or yoga retreats throughout Canada and the United States, Hawaii, Japan, Europe, Indonesia, South America, and Mexico. She developed an original approach she calls “psoma yoga therapy" which integrates yoga and Hakomi (mindfulness-based assisted self-discovery). Donna has written many books and e-books, and is the co-author (with Paul Brenner M.D.) of Seeing Your Life Through New Eyes, describing their original Family Triangles process for reviewing personal history and supporting insightful forgiveness and healing relationships. Donna also co-authored a soon-to-be published book with Ron Kurtz called the Practice of Loving Presence as well as Embodied Mindfulness: the Hakomi Way, which will be published in English and Spanish.
Bob Milone lives on a boat in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. He is a Certified Hakomi Therapist and Trainer. He has studied for over ten years with two gifted therapists; Ron Kurtz creator of the Hakomi method, and Donna Martin Senior Hakomi Trainer. He is the father of two grown sons, and a woodworker. In the past five years he has facilitated workshops and trainings in Canada, the US, Mexico, and England. As well as teaching, he currently has a private practice in Victoria where he works with individuals and couples. He donates time at a local non profit agency that offers counseling to low income families, and he is also staff counsellor for students and faculty at Spring Street School in Friday Harbor Washington.
the principles of Hakomi, and the skills which they encompass,
are a powerful framework for self study. As such they are a deeply respectful
method of psychotherapy that recognizes the innate wisdom of every
human. At the same time, they are a personal practice which continues to
impact the quality of my life."
Marvin is currently a therapist and trainer of Hakomi (www.amindfulway.ca)
and works as a business consultant with The
Next Institute. She has a consulting practice using the Hakomi Experiential
Method to serve the needs of individuals and couples in a private therapeutic
setting, and to introduce communication technology to organizations facing
challenges in managing the relationship aspects of business. Having studied
with Ron Kurtz and Donna Martin for the last six years, her intention
is to contribute to the development of Hakomi trainings in Canada, and
to create opportunities for Hakomi work to be integrated into the heart
of Canadian business.
In 1997, she was invited by the Province of British Columbia to join the Board of Governors of Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, which she chaired from 1998 to 2003. She is currently a member of the Foundation Board of Emily Carr. Georgia was awarded a Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal by the Province of British Columbia in 2002, recognizing her contributions to the post-secondary education system in the province. A graduate of UBC in 1966 (BA) with two post-graduate diplomas in education, she worked in the field of education from 1967 to 1993.
Georgia Marvin's business career began after her father's death when she joined, in 1990, the Board of her third generation family business. In 1993, Georgia became Chairman of the Board, where she worked for a decade on modernizing the manufacturing plant and developing professional leadership in both the operating and governance realms of that business. She serves on the Vancouver Board of The Canadian Association of Family Enterprise, a national organization that supports family owned businesses.
In the gifted spaces within her professional career, Georgia has raised three children and currently lives with her husband on a floating home in Ladner, BC.
Roland Berard is a certified Hakomi Therapist and Trainer. He has been studying with Donna Martin, Ron Kurtz and Greg Johanson, since 2002. In 2003, in collaboration with Donna Martin, he introduced Hakomi to the Montreal area and has assisted Donna and served as organizer of these bilingual trainings for the last 6 years. He continues to support the Hakomi community in the area.
Roland is also a graduate of Barbara Brennan School of Healing practitioner and teacher training programs, a Reiki Master /Teacher and a practitioner of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). Roland worked as an engineer and project manager for over 25 years before making the career change to therapist and healing practitioner in 2001.
Roland is totally bilingual and has a private practice in Montreal, Québec, Canada. His passion for healing and his unique way of combining these different approaches help his clients move towards health and well-being.
Roland Berard est certifié comme thérapeute et formateur en Hakomi. Il étudie sous Donna Martin, Ron Kurtz et Greg Johanson depuis 2002. En 2003, en collaboration avec Donna Martin, il a introduit le Hakomi dans la région de Montréal et a assisté Donna et servi comme organisateur de ces formations bilingues pour les 6 dernières années. Il continue de supporter la communauté dans la région.
Roland est aussi diplômé de l’école de Barbara Brennan en tant que praticien et enseignant. Il est Maître et enseignant de Reiki et un praticien de la technique Emotional Freedom (EFT). Roland a travaillé comme ingénieur et directeur de projet pendant plus de 25 années avant de faire un changement de carrière en 2001 à celui de thérapeute et praticien en guérison.
Roland est parfaitement bilingue et a une pratique privée à Montréal, Québec, Canada. Sa passion pour la guérison et sa façon unique de combiner ces différentes approches aide à ces client(e)s à cheminer vers la guérison et le bien-être.
Marcia Burton is a Certified Hakomi Therapist and Trainer. Marcia has trained with, and continues to work closely with Ron Kurtz, creator of the Hakomi method. She teaches 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 is an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
She has had a mindfulness practice since 1994, which includes a combination of meditation, qi gong and Hakomi. “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.”
Marcia brings a combination of gentleness, compassion, humour and playfulness to her work. She lives on Salt Spring Island, with her husband, Bob Milone, a fellow Hakomi trainer. She enjoys kayaking, gardening and walking on the beach.
International Hakomi Team
For information about the International Hakomi Leadership Team please visit the Hakomi Educational Network (HEN).