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

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
 

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

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
 

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

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 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 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
 

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 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
 

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, Counselor in Portland, OR

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
 

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