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

— Melissa Barbash, Counselor in Denver, CO

Hakomi uses mindfulness to go towards your “core material,” or deeply ingrained beliefs about yourself and the world. By uncovering and examining these beliefs, we aim to discard inaccurate beliefs that no longer serve you, and gain new, life affirming experiences that help you understand the truth of yourself and the world, thereby living in alignment with each.

— Amanda Ball, Professional Counselor Associate in Portland, OR
 

The Hakomi Method is at the forefront in the field of mindfulness-based somatic psychotherapy. Hakomi is based in the principles of mindfulness, non-violence, organicity, and change. The root of the work is seated in present moment experience. These experiences illuminate unconscious core material and neural patterns that inform the way we see ourselves and the world. In a loving, gentle, and safe container, I assist clients into a place of self-study and profound transformation.

— Carrie Farrell, Professional Counselor Associate

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
 

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 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 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 completed the comprehensive Hakomi training as well as receiving ongoing group practice with a certified Hakomi teacher. I utilize Hakomi practices regularly in my work with clients to help activate mindful awareness in session and deepen processing and orientation to unconscious material.

— Heather Bradley, Psychologist in San Francisco, CA

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

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

Hakomi uses mindfulness to go towards your “core material,” or deeply ingrained beliefs about yourself and the world. By uncovering and examining these beliefs, we aim to discard inaccurate beliefs that no longer serve you, and gain new, life affirming experiences that help you understand the truth of yourself and the world, thereby living in alignment with each.

— Amanda Ball, Professional Counselor Associate in Portland, OR

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 Portland, OR
 

The Hakomi Method is at the forefront in the field of mindfulness-based somatic psychotherapy. Hakomi is based in the principles of mindfulness, non-violence, organicity, and change. The root of the work is seated in present moment experience. These experiences illuminate unconscious core material and neural patterns that inform the way we see ourselves and the world. In a loving, gentle, and safe container, I assist clients into a place of self-study and profound transformation.

— Carrie Farrell, Professional Counselor Associate

I am trained in the Hakomi Method, a form of somatic experiential therapy, and am supervised by Katrina Gould LCSW who has been practicing Hakomi in the Portland area for decades.

— Naomi Painter, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Portland, OR
 

I have been training in Hakomi since 2015. I am currently receiving specialized supervision to become a certified Hakomi therapist.

— Jennifer Wohl, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

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
 

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

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

Somatic Psychotherapy is one of the foundational approaches that I use in therapy and I blend Hakomi with EMDR and mindfulness-based practices. I believe that honoring the wisdom of the body gives us incredible insight into the unconscious, and is a highly effective way to heal old traumas and negative belief patterns. I have extensive expertise in mindfulness-based therapy (since 2005) and have been training in Hakomi since 2019.

— Kerry McKee, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Berkeley, CA
 

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