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 ourselves, relationships and self-image. Hakomi is a fast and powerful method that allows access 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, which creates a deep sense of safety and connection that facilitates therapy.
Hakomi Edmonton provides professional training in the Hakomi Method of Body-Centered Psychotherapy for psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists and other mental health professionals as well as body-workers. The institute also offers special interest trainings on working with specific client issues as well as brief introductory workshops in Hakomi for professional and personal development.