Founded by Ron Kurtz in the 1970’s, Hakomi is a body-centered method of therapy that incorporates Eastern philosophies, Western scientific sources and spiritual practices. This therapy is focused on seven core principles: mindfulness, nonviolence, organicity, unity, mind/body holism, truth and change. Therapists keep these core principals in practice while working with the goal of assisting clients to change their core beliefs and encouraging self-exploration and personal growth.
Hakomi is an experiential psychotherapy which uses a body-centered approach combining somatic awareness and other techniques to develop psychological growth and transformation. This therapy works on the premise that the body is our channel into our unconscious. Hakomi therapists work to assist individuals with identifying somatic indicators of unconscious beliefs and then bring these indicators into awareness. Once brought into awareness these indicators can be used with the process of change and self development.