The Tamura Method • Trainings

Touch can be a powerful healing tool in psychotherapy. When applied by a skilled practitioner, touch can enable a client to get out of their head, beyond their mind’s stories, and become more in touch with the wisdom of their body. Touch evokes body memories and provides a direct experience of those unconscious patterns that can be hard to identify -even for a person with sophisticated mindfulness skills.

The Tamura Method:

The Tamura Method was developed by Wynn Tamura over 40 years in practice providing counseling using direct touch and energetic bodywork. He brings an embodied approach to working with client’s wounded parts that facilitates fast release of past wounding and enables the person to become more present, open, and in touch with their unique gifts and strengths. 

The Tamura Method is unique in that it emphasizes tracking the body’s muscular patterns as well as the energetic blocks that form the body-mind wounding. With the Tamura Method the client has a direct, visceral experience of their past wounding while simultaneously being held in a loving relationship. The result is a powerful, effective transformation process. The Tamura Method emphasizes the practitioner’s awareness of their own energy and presence, as well as their ability to be open hearted and attuned to their client. Using the Tamura Method helps practitioners develop valuable skills for diagnosing and connecting to their clients. 

Upcoming Training:

Over three weekends, this training will provide the foundations of using the Tamura Method of PsychoEnergetic touch in therapy settings. In this training you will learn the theory behind the method, and how apply it to read the client’s somatic and energetic patterns. You will develop skills in somatic and energetic touch while also focusing on your own being; as well as increasing your unique ability to be open hearted and intuitive in your work with clients. 

Who it’s for: This training is for psychotherapists who have interest in working with the body and touch, and for body workers who have prior experience in somatic therapy. 

Topics that will be covered

  • How to track the presence of the wounded child vs. the adult self.

  • Ethics of touch and how to skillfully include touch in therapy.

  • The five fundamental steps of the Tamura Method to work with of energetic touch.

  • Developing the practitioner’s presence, intuition, and embodiment.

  • Learning to track and assess muscular and energetic patterns.

  • How to use energy to help the client connect and heal their wounded child.

  • How to teach clients to become more embodied.

Hear From Past Participants:

2020 Dates:

This course will run over three weekends from January to April, 2020. Meeting dates are: January 31st – Feb 2nd, March 13th-15th, April 24th-26th.


Fridays 12:30pm – 5:30pm, Saturdays 9:30am – 5:00pm, and Sundays 9:30am – 4:30pm.

Location: Lafayette, CA


Early-bird price (December 1st): $1800. To reserve your spot send a check for $900 by December 1st, 2019.  The rest of the payment is due no later than March 12th, 2020. Student & Associate discount price is $1650, and you will need to send a check for $800 to reserve your place.

Regular registration (after December 1st):  $1950. A payment of $1050 is due before the beginning of the training and the rest by March 12th, 2020. Student & Associate discount price is $1700, with $900 due before the beginning of the training. 

Cancellation: Full refund minus $100 if cancelled by December 31st 2019, no refund afterwards. 

Cancellation: Full refund less $100 if cancelled by December 31st, 2019. No refund afterwards after December 31st, 2019

CEUsCEUs are provided by The Couples Center. Course meets the qualifications for 48 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and LPCCs by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CE approval agency: CAMFT. Provider number: 144125 . For policies regarding CEUs click here.

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Wynn  Tamura: Wynn developed the Tamura Method over the course of his 40 years in practice, providing a blend of energy focused counseling and bodywork.  Over the years, many of his clients were psychotherapists who wanted to go beyond “talk therapy” in order to create a deeper transformation. Wynn developed his unique style of energy bodywork blending Eastern and Western healing modalities. In addition to his private practice, Wynn spent several years several years as head of somatic energy work in an alternative healing clinic, which combined different forms of psychotherapy, Chinese, and Western medicine. Wynn draws from his study of Psycho-Physical Integration (Trager), martial arts, psychology, Zen Buddhism, and Taoism. He has also been a Trager practitioner since the early 1980’s. Wynn retired in 2012 and continues to consult and teach his healing art: the Tamura Method.

Gal Szekely:

Gal is a teacher in the Hakomi mindfulness based somatic therapy. He is the founder of The Couples Center, a bay area organization dedicated to helping people create thriving relationships. His work is dedicated to helping people create a fulfilling life and is grounded in somatic and spiritual principles. He leads workshops and trainings for therapists and the public and is an adjunct faculty at CIIS university. Gal holds an MA in counseling from CIIS University and an MA in social psychology from Tel Aviv University.  

Talia Abraham: Talia is a psychotherapist in private practice who works with individuals, couples and groups. Her approach is grounded in the gateways of the heart, and influenced by depth work, relational psychology, consciousness and energetic-somatic touch. In her practice she continuously weaves together different traditions and approaches of mind, body and spirit. She is a graduate of the California Institute of Integral Studies with a Master’s degree in Integral Psychology.