Activité Description Date
 Training in the Hakomi Method

  • Level 1 training, Montreal 2018
  • ProSkills, Toronto, 2018-2019
  • International, Hakomi Education Network

Hands of Light Workshop
Introduction to Barbara Brennan’s Healing Science
Montreal, QC November 2017
Reiki Courses
Courses fill up rapidly so please register early.
Maximum of 12 partipants per class.
Montreal, QC Course Schedule
 Reiki Shares Montreal, QC Shares
Healing and Self-Discovery Sessions


The Hakomi Method

Level 1 training in 2018

The Level 1 training consists of the Personhood series which is given in 4 weekends with the following themes:

Quieting the Mind – March 31/April 1, 2018
In this workshop, participants learn the practice of relational mindfulness; the capacity to bring compassionate, silent attention to what is happening inside oneself and in the presence of another. If you are unacquainted with mindfulness this will be a good introduction. If it is already a skill, these practices take you to an entirely new level. Mindfulness provides you with a tool for accessing deep material and can lead to a state of inner peace and equanimity.

Nourishing communication – June 9/10, 2018
Workshop participants learn to practice offering and receiving emotional nourishment in a manner that is sincere, timely, and appropriate. Participants also explore their own habitual responses to giving and receiving emotional nourishment.

Non-verbal Awareness – September 29/30, 2018
We know spoken language is not the only way we communicate. We express ourselves without speaking, and understand others without having heard a word. Bringing attention to this constant nonverbal exchange between parent and child, teacher and student, friends, partners in love, work, play, offers clarity and is key to honest communication. This workshop will focus your awareness, kindly and patiently, on what and how we communicate without words.

Loving Presence – November 10/11, 2018
The world is big and mostly beyond our control; losses large and small, personal and global, bring our hearts back to what is central in our lives: home, family and friends, community, service, creativity. Ron Kurtz discovered that the simple act of attending to another with an open heart, with an eye toward appreciation, works healing.

“To learn the practice of loving presence, and to assist each other in such a personal journey, we require a context of trust and safety. Assisting each other in this practice seems to consistently create a kind of sacred space for being together.” Join us as we practice together.

Location – Montreal, Exact location to be determined

Cost – $300 per 2-day weekend, $275 if paid one month ahead
or $1,050 for the 4 weekends
Registration –

Hakomi principles and guidelines

Hakomi is a method of mindfulness-based assisted self-discovery created by Ron Kurtz.

The two fundamental skills cultivated in Hakomi are Mindfulness and Loving Presence. These two skills help the therapist to be present with him or herself and the client. This creates a safe container in which aspects of the client that are unknown to himself are invited to show up and guide the work.

In Hakomi we “lead by following”. Leading by following is tuning in to what is present in each moment by closely tracking the client’s immediate experience while observing indicators of material are also manifesting. These cues allow the therapist to intuit what might be helpful to do next and thus guide the session.

In Hakomi, two basic skills, four guidelines and five principles frame the work:

The two basic skills:

  1. Loving Presence
  2. Mindfulness

The four guidelines:

  1. Using short moments of mindfulness to help the client study himself.
  2. Staying with the present-moment experience.
  3. We maintain an experimental attitude.
  4. We move towards a nourishing experience.

The five founding principles:

  1. Mindfulness: a non-judgmental and curious observer of what is present in the moment.
  2. Organicity: the fact that healing is a spontaneous process that is organic in nature, and the fact that all the resources are within the client and will emerge when we create conditions where these resources will feel safe enough to reveal, cooperate, and actually lead the process.
  3. Unicity: in that we are all related and everything we do affects others around us.
  4. Non-violence: the focus is never forcing to break through blocks, fears, and resistance, but rather on supporting them so they can be seen or heard, acknowledged, understood and dissolved in a loving and safe container of self-discovery.
  5. Mind-body holism: the fact that whatever is in the body is related to whatever is happening in the mind and vice versa.

Links to Hakomi material

A video with Ron Kurtz          
Ron Kurtz Educational Materials
Hakomi Educational Network


Hands of Light Workshop

RolandPhoto2Roland Bérard is passionate about healing and personal growth.  Roland obtained a Diploma in Brennan Healing Science from the Barbara Brennan School of Healing in 2002 and graduated from the School’s Advanced Teaching Program in 2005.  His Montreal practice incorporates Brennan Healing Science, Hakomi, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Reiki.

The Workshop

Brennan Science is an enlightning system of energy work that combines hands-on techniques with spiritual and psychological processes… touching every aspect of your life.

Brennan Science is based on the living dynamics of our human energy consciousness system and its relationship to one’s self, to others and to the greater world. This energy system reflects the health of one’s thoughts and emotions, which sets the template for the state of our lives – physically, mentally and emotionally.

By joining us, you will be introduced to your ability to give hands-on healing to others, as well as starting to open your latent ability to perceive the human energy field. This is a rare opportunity to step into an expanded view of life, where we see that we are more than just our physical bodies.

To print out the Flyer and see the detail program for the weekend,

Montreal Pamphlet


  • BooksHands of Light, Barbara Bennan, ISBN 0-553-34539-7
  • Light Emerging – ISBN 0-553-35456-6
  • Core Light Healing – Barbara Brennan

Montreal, QC, Canada

Dates – November 24-26, 2017

Friday November 24, 7pm – 9pm (Free)

Saturday, November 25, from 9:30 am to 6 pm and
Sunday, November 26, from 9:30 to 4:30 pm.

Location :

Queen Elisabeth Health Complex
2100 Marlowe Avenue
room 346
Montréal (NDG)

Cost :

Registration before early registration date, – $275, $300 after

Early registration date :

November 3rd, 2017

How to register :

Thank you for reading and filling out the registration and information forms that you can print out by clicking on the links below:

If you are using any of the medications listed in the Policy Statement for Psychotropic Medications, please call me before you register.

Please return all this with your payment to the address below. You can also pay by Interac.

Horizons RB Inc.
c/o Roland Bérard
2707 Place Alfred
Brossard (Québec)
J4Z 3N7

For more information, contact

Montréal – Roland Bérard –

Reiki Courses

Courses are in french, english or bilingual as required. Since there is a lot of non-verbal during the class, this is never a problem.

To register and save a spot, please contact me and I will send you all you need to register and save your spot.

The next scheduled courses are:

Reiki 1 ($175) see suggested preparation on Reiki page

Friday 6:30 to 9:30 pm & Saturday 9:30am to 5:30pm
December 8-9, 2017
February 9-10, 2018

Classes fills up quickly so reserve early.(12 participants per class, maximum)

Reiki 2 ($230)
see suggested preparation on Reiki page
Sunday, 9:30am – 5:30pm
December 10, 2017
February 11, 2018

Reiki 3 see suggested preparation on Reiki page

Thusdayday 10am – 5pm
March 15, 2018

Reiki Master see suggested preparation on Reiki page
Master – will be scheduled as required.

Reiki Share

None planned at the moment as I have moved my office.

To be determined

Cost: $5/person.
This is open to any Reiki practitioner who would like to share Reiki experiences and group healings. This is also open to anyone wanting to experience Reiki and receive a healing.

The activity starts with a meditation followed by sharing of Reiki experience, questions period and group healing sessions.

Please do not wear any strong scented shampoo, deodorant, perfume or essential oils as some people are sensitive to them.

Dates for the next Reiki Shares: None planned at the moment as I have moved my office.


Private Healing and Self-Discovery sessions

Private healing and self-discovery sessions are available.

Wednesday and Thursday – Room 350, 5465 Queen Mary Rd., Montreal (Snowdon Metro– see map)