Hakomi

The Hakomi method is a mindfulness-based, body-centered therapeutic approach developed in the 1970s by therapist Ron Kurtz. Evolved from Buddhism and other forms of meditation practice, the Hakomi founded on the principles of nonviolence, gentleness, compassion and mindfulness. The Hakomi method regards people as self-organizing systems, organized around core memories, beliefs and images; this core material expresses itself through habits and attitudes that tend to guide people unconsciously. Hakomi seeks to help people discover and recognize these patterns and then transform their way of being in the world by changing the “core material” that is limiting them. Hakomi can be used to treat a variety of issues, and has been shown to particularly help people who are struggling with anxiety, depression or trauma. Think this approach might be right for you? Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s Hakomi experts today.

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The Hakomi method is an elegant model of treatment that respects the mind, body, spirit and eco system of the client. Through thoughtful conversation, an open invitation for honest inquiry and mindful attention to our inner and outer environments we can come into harmony with our life. This is often an excellent approach for the restlessness and anxious inhibition that some of my clients experience.

— Foad Afshar, Psychotherapist in Manchester, NH

I am a Hakomi inspired therapist. Hakomi is a body centered, present moment modality that moves at the pace of your own healing. It is client led, deep, body based, and a wonderful way to work with historical patterns and trauma. The Hakomi method, as designed by Ron Kurtz, is a therapeutic approach that meets the entire individual. It offers slow change that allows you to integrate what has happened perviously while moving into the future you would like.

— Jenna Noah, Counselor in Denver, CO
 

I am a certified practitioner of the Hakomi method, which is a gentle method of mindfulness-based body-oriented psychotherapy. By bringing mindful awareness to your body experience while addressing a challenging issue, we open up the possibility of discovering one's limiting beliefs and inner conflicts. By giving space and acknowledgement to these subconscious limiting beliefs, it's possible to have a new experience and discover a new sense of freedom.

— David Javate, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in South San Francisco, CA

Find out more via my speciality webpage on Hakomi and Mindfulness Therapy: https://www.timholtzmantherapy.com/mindfulness-therapy

— Tim Holtzman, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Berkeley, CA
 

I am trained in Hakomi Psychology, an experiential, mindfulness-based therapy that allows you to explore your Self and psyche using the wisdom and dream language of the body. Hakomi is a powerful modality that offers an efficient path to accessing our innermost feelings, unmet needs, fears and wishes. Read more about the approach here: https://meta-trainings.com/hakomi-mindful-somatic-psychotherapy/

— Greta Reitinger, Psychotherapist in Portland, OR

I have studied Hakomi method, a mind-body integrative approach that utilizes mindfulness and attachment theory to study and discover the healing inside of you. Hakomi believes in following the process, that you have everything you need inside of you to heal. My main practice is influenced by Hakomi, called Relational Somatic Healing, with similar basic tenets but incorporates craniosacral, mindbody centering and a more relational approach.

— Erica Berman, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
 

Hakomi is a mindful, body-oriented approach to therapy. Using Hakomi, I offer a safe, gentle approach to exploring your relationship to yourself and your experiences. Often we encounter old beliefs that cause suffering. Hakomi supports updating these old limiting ways of thinking to more supportive, compassionate ways of being who you are.

— Melissa Yeary, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Portland, OR

Having completed the first year of professional training in Hakomi, I now a teaching assistant for the 2021-2022 round of training. I also participate in regular practice and supervision groups to continue deepening my skills with this method.

— Maureen Backman, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Pacifica, CA
 

I am trained in Hakomi Therapy. I will integrate this somatic approach into our work together as needed.

— Melissa Barbash, Counselor in Denver, CO
 

I completed training in Hakomi Mindful Somatic Therapy with Mindful Experiential Therapy Approaches (M.E.T.A.) at the Hakomi Institute of Oregon. I highly value Hakomi's approach to processing trauma, attachment wounds and other sources of stuckness. Hakomi's efficacy rests on the therapist's attunement to the client and the continued refinement of their art of counseling.

— Emily Fisken, Counselor in Eugene, OR

I have been practicing and learning Hakomi for the past six+ years with M.E.T.A. (Mindful Experiential Therapeutic Approaches) Training Center as both a student and a teaching assistant.

— Jenni Goldstein, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in , OR
 

Through the use of mindfulness, Hakomi offers gentle guidance to people\'s inner experience. A present moment awareness is paired with a creative, dynamic, and experiential approach that allows people to not just think, but feel and intuit their way through painful events.

— Silvia Gozzini, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Intern in PORTLAND, OR

I trained in Hakomi Therapy with the Seattle Hakomi Education Network.

— Keri Willis, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Asheville, NC
 

I am trained in Hakomi, a mindfulness-based, experiential approach to therapy. Often, patterns and beliefs that we are not even aware of are getting in the way of living the life we want. By slowing down in our therapy sessions, and paying attention to your experiences as they occur in the moment, I can help you become aware of these patterns and beliefs. Together, we can explore and transform these patterns, to allow you to live a fuller, more satisfying life.

— Claudia Hartke, Psychologist in Boulder, CO

Hakomi Therapy uses present-moment experience, like thoughts, body sensations, feelings, etc., to elucidate “core material” (unconscious ways of being in the world) and transform it, often through mindful experiments.

— Sarah Zimmerman, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in Portland, OR
 

Hakomi Mindfulness-Centered Somatic Psychotherapy is concerned with tracking, contacting, deepening, and studying our internal state experience, and how our present moment internal state experience is organized based on ways we learned to be in the world going all the way back to childhood and earlier. When we learn to pause and study how we are organized internally, then we can relate to our present moment in new ways, including as the autonomous beings we are, as well as in relationship.

— Tyler Thompson, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA

I'm grateful to be invited to apply and have won a scholarship to attend advanced training in Hakomi Professional Skills, Year 1. Our experiences literally shape how we hold ourselves and move through the world, and by starting with the body, we can often get to deeper meanings forged into our neuronal networks before we had language to conceptualize or experience to contextualize what those events taught us.

— Phoenix Jackson, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
 

Hakomi is a somatic (body-centered) psychotherapy based in mindfulness that believes that change happens through accessing the interface between our mind and body. Mindfulness is used to study how we organize our internal experience (i.e. thoughts, feelings, memories, physical sensations, impulses, etc.) from moment to moment. Using this method we can uncover core beliefs and psychological patterns and revive the body’s knowledge as a resource. Increasing our awareness and enabling emotional release at this deep level of ourselves, we learn new ways of being in the world and change becomes attainable.

— Jon Fox, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR