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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Hakomi is a depth oriented somatic mindfulness approach which I have been studying over the past 4 years. I am a Hakomi Certified Practitioner, and hold this lens of client centered, present moment, relational therapy as a framework for all of the work that I do with clients. Hakomi is a gently powerful; the way in which water can cut through stone. This combined with an IFS informed approach is a potent bottom up duo that can deeply shift held patterns and bring revelatory insights.

— Pujita Latchman, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA

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

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

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

— Tim Holtzman, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Berkeley, 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 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 completed Level One Professional Hakomi training in Berkeley, CA (2019).

— Lindsey Stern, Marriage & Family Therapist

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

— James Reling, Licensed Professional Counselor 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, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR

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, also known as the Hakomi method, is a mindful, body-centered approach to psychotherapy that uses experiential techniques and somatic awareness to encourage positive individual transformation and growth. In this form of therapy, the human body is viewed as a resource to access unconscious materials from formative experiences that have shaped a person’s core memories, beliefs, and psychological outlook.

— Courtney R. Lee, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor in Pasadena, CA

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 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 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 Oakland, CA

I have been training in the practice of Hakomi since 2015, and I am currently in the supervision process to become certified as a Hakomi therapist. Hakomi is a mindfulness-based, somatically oriented process of self-study. The Hakomi therapist serves as a facilitator for the client to explore inwardly issues and challenges that show up in the client's life. The practice is experiential and experimental, meaning we don't just talk about issues, we explore together through guided experiments and experiences. The focus is always in the present moment, even when exploring memories and past experiences.

— Jennifer Wohl, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

Hakomi is a body-centered, mindfulness-based approach. Hakomi uses body awareness to access the unconscious. Both trauma and brilliant, creative healing wisdom are stored in the body. By learning how to listen to and follow your body's cues, you will find a depth, ease and aliveness that working in ordinary consciousness can't access.

— Grace Silvia, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR

Completed a two-year training with The Hakomi Institute in The Hakomi Method of Mindful, Somatic Psychotherapy, 2007.

— Allison Brunner, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in , PA

I incorporate mindfulness-based methods of Hakomi, Recreation of Self (RC-S), attachment work, and trauma resourcing. I have extensive training learning these modalities through ongoing practice and supervision, through previous internship experience, and training with Mindful Experiential Therapy Approaches (M.E.T.A.).

— Stuart Malkin, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lake Oswego, OR