Hakomi Therapy is a holistic and experiential form of psychotherapy that integrates principles from Eastern philosophies, mindfulness, and somatic (body-centered) psychology.
Developed by Ron Kurtz in the 1970s, Hakomi is designed to help individuals explore their core beliefs, emotions, and thought patterns in a safe and supportive therapeutic environment. The therapy is based on the understanding that past experiences, especially those from early childhood, shape our beliefs and behaviors, and that exploring these experiences can lead to personal growth and healing. Hakomi Therapy is used to address a wide range of issues, including trauma, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship difficulties, and personal growth and self-discovery. It can be employed in individual, couples, or group therapy settings.
The therapy is typically conducted by certified Hakomi therapists who have undergone extensive training in the approach. Sessions may vary in structure but often involve dialogue, mindfulness exercises, and experiential techniques tailored to the individual's needs.