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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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 "Eula Lys" Backman, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in San Mateo, CA

Hakomi is an integrative method that combines Western psychology and body-centered techniques with mindfulness principles from Eastern psychology. Hakomi takes into account that we carry our memories and traumas and feelings in our physical bodies. The way mindfulness is utilized here maintains its integrity as a profound experience that reconnects the client and therapist to their true and common humanity. It is when an individual feels truly joined by another on their healing journey.

— Ricardo Peña, Clinical Social Worker in Los Angeles, CA

I am trained in Hakomi, a mindfulness-based somatic (body-centered) approach to therapy.

— James Reling, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

Natalie Buchwald has been certified as a Hakomi practitioner after completing a post-graduate training.

— Natalie Buchwald, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Garden City, NY

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

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 trained in Hakomi Therapy with the Seattle Hakomi Education Network.

— Keri Willis, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Asheville, NC

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 Level One Professional Hakomi training in Berkeley, CA (2019).

— Lindsey Stern, Marriage & Family Therapist

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

The Hakomi Method is a present-focused, experiential approach to therapy that uses mindfulness, touch, and movement. Central to my practice is my use of The Hakomi Method to assist my clients in seeing themselves more.

— Jessica Barnese, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

Hakomi is a mindfulness centered somatic (body-based) psychotherapy. I hold a doctorate degree in naturopathic medicine with specialized training in Hakomi therapy.

— Roxanne Ahmadpour, Naturopathic Doctor in Portland, OR

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 Howeth, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in Portland, 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 in PORTLAND, OR

Hakomioffers spaces that feel incredibly safe and unwaveringly curious. It uses the magic of the felt sense and the present moment to explore and deepen our experiences of ourselves and the world around us, and opens doors to new ways of experiencing those worlds. As a Professional Skills Level 1 graduate, Hakomi continually guides my work.

— Natalia Oncina, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate

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

I am currently engaged in the Level 2 Hakomi training. I like to try out small experiments in mindfulness to take a look at the thoughts, memories, feelings, and sensations that arise in relation to symptoms or struggles. In Hakomi, we accept these symptoms as sources of valuable information. Mindfulness and compassion for oneself allows old patterns to be seen and updated.

— Paul Abodeely, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Seattle, WA