M.E.T.A. Advanced Topics & Tutorials

The following workshops are appropriate for practicing clinicians and M.E.T.A. graduates who are welcome to register without submitting an application. Participation in any of our trainings (our multi-week professional and personal growth trainings) requires a one-time application and approval. See individual training pages for more information.
Hakomi Certification Tutorial
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M.E.T.A. Tutorial
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Advanced Clinical Tutorial: Clinical Mindfulness; Jumping out of Stuck Systems

1 evening and 1 day
Friday, January 27, 5-8:30pm, and Saturday, January 28, 10am-5pm


9.5 NBCC CE Available

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Donna Roy, CHT, LPC, Hakomi Trainer

Location: 4531 SE Belmont St, Suite 300 Portland, OR 97215

Experienced therapists use practices and approaches that serve us and work well with our clients. However, our tried and true methods may also become automatic and limit our clinical visioning.  To maintain our professional effectiveness and client satisfaction, we need to remain curious, open and responsive to clients. Through evolving our ways of seeing we can nurture our professional creativity and vitality.

In this tutorial, we will learn ways to enhance clinical effectiveness by bringing applied mindfulness into sessions.  Mindfulness can help us identify and shift stuck processes, dead-ends, loops, and complex relational dynamics that show up in therapy.

Using the Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy Method as our base, participants will:

  • learn how to introduce and follow up on various applied mindfulness interventions
  • improve clinical conceptualization skills and
  • sort and address counter-transference dynamics and stuck therapeutic systems

This workshop is suitable for experienced therapists with or without clinical mindfulness backgrounds, as well as experienced therapists who want options for jumping out of habituated styles of engaging. It will include in-vivo coaching in responding to various clinical presentations.

Donna Roy, LPC, CHT, teaches in numerous M.E.T.A. professional trainings; co-directs M.E.T.A., LLC; has a private counseling practice; is a national Hakomi Trainer; directs the M.E.T.A. Counseling Clinic; and supervises state registered interns. She loves sharing the power of M.E.T.A. methods with seasoned and new clinicians alike and is known for her loving and engaging teaching style.


acep-300dpi-2M.E.T.A., LLC, has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6818. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. M.E.T.A., LLC, is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Advanced Clinical Tutorial: Principles of Trauma Resolution within the M.E.T.A. Model

One Weekend: April 13th-15th
Friday 1pm-5pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday 9am-1pm

M.E.T.A. trained therapists are skilled at working with clients using the somatically informed, mindfulness-based methodology of Hakomi and R-CS. These approaches allow for the reworking of core material, limiting beliefs and templates held subconsciously in the neural networks of implicit memory.

As therapists, we require additional awareness and skillfulness to work with trauma activation and to promote the reworking of traumatic memory. The M.E.T.A. Experiential Trauma model synthesizes the best emerging research and clinical approaches to the treatment of trauma with M.E.T.A.’s powerful principles and techniques: grounded in mindful awareness and an attuned therapeutic relationship, richly experiential and somatically oriented.

In this tutorial, we will offer theory, assessment, and treatment skills to support your clients in the process of trauma healing and recovery.

The tutorial will include:

  • an exploration of resourcing skills and techniques to promote basic internal and interpersonal safety as crucial to the contact phase of trauma healing work,
  • assessment methods for determining trauma activation and regulation
  • skills to develop capacity and readiness to move toward processing trauma,
  • insights and approaches grounded in findings of Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • skills to develop a repertoire of resources with clients
  • trauma-informed modifications to the Hakomi 4-step and The Re-Creation of the Self Model of Human Systems (R-CS) that promote resilience and choicefulness in the trauma recovery process,
  • an opportunity to learn and practice


Register Here

14.5 NBCC CE Credits Available

Deah Baird, ND, LPC, Certified Hakomi Teacher with Selin Strait, LPC

NBCC LogoM.E.T.A., LLC, has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6818. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. M.E.T.A., LLC, is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.




4531 SE Belmont St, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97215
Training Center 503-450-9911
Counseling Clinic 503-450-9999



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