Hakomi is a body-centered psychotherapy method developed by Ron Kurtz. It is a synthesis of Eastern spiritual principles and highly effective Western therapeutic techniques. Hakomi uses the body as a doorway into the unconscious, into the hidden beliefs (core material) that influence and shape ourseives, relationships and self-image. Hakomi is a fast and powerful method that allows accesses to this core material so that it can emerge safely into our consciousness where it can be re-evaluated and transformed. The individual can then integrate new ways of being that are more satisfying and effective in life. Central to the Hakomi method is the healing relationship between the client and therapist that creates a deep sense of safety and connection that facilitates the therapy.
The Hakomi Edmonton provides professional training in the Hakomi Method of Body-Centered Psychotherapy for psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists (and other mental health professionals) and body-workers. The institute also offers introductory weekend workshops in Hakomi for professional and personal development.