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
 

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

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 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, 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
 

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, Counselor 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
 

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 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 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, Counselor in Portland, OR

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 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

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