Hakomi is the absolute cutting edge of modern psychotherapy.
John Bradshaw, author of Bradshaw on The Family

Hakomi Experiential Psychotherapy combines the Eastern traditions of mindfulness and non-violence with a unique, highly effective Western methodology.

Hakomi is a body-centered, somatic psychotherapy. The body's structures and habitual patterns become a powerful doorway to unconscious core material, including the hidden core beliefs which shape our lives, relationships, and self-images.


The Hakomi Method quickly accesses this core material, allowing it to emerge safely into consciousness. Once conscious, it can be re-evaluated, and where appropriate, powerfully transformed. New dimensions of awareness can be integrated, helping the individual to build a more satisfying and effective life.

Loving presence and the healing relationship are central to Hakomi. The process creates an exquisite level of sensitivity and attunement between therapist and client, developing a deep sense of safety and connection which facilitaties the effectiveness of the therapy.


The Hakomi Institute was founded in Boulder, Colorado in 1981 by Ron Kurtz and a core group of trainers. Since then, the Institute has expanded to offer Hakomi Trainings around the world. Workshops and trainings are currently held in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, South America, Australia, and New Zealand. The Institute also maintains a directory of Certified Hakomi Therapists in the U.S. and abroad

Hakomi is an excellent system for learning key
emotional intelligence skills
Daniel Goleman, author of the bestseller Emotional Intelligence
Hakomi presents some astounding methods for getting to core material.
It is well grounded in theory and revolutionary in its results."
Association of Humanistic Psychology Newsletter