Welcome to Hakomi Institute of Edmonton
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 Institute of 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.
Statement of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Hakomi Edmonton is called upon to raise our conscious awareness of potentially harmful interactions where pain, shame, and exclusion exist. Within our local community of therapists, we are committed to focusing our individual and collective attention on the history and current state of our shortcomings and barriers. The silence and complacency of past and current generations causes harm to and places the BIPOC, LGBTQ2, and Indigenous communities at greater risk for suffering and further marginalization. We will work towards rectifying the lineage of fear, hate, and judgement by educating ourselves through looking at our own attitudes, unconscious biases, and behaviours. We call on our community to consciously and collectively use their hearts, minds, and actions to employ the Hakomi principles in meaningful ways to promote the spirit of healing.
We also acknowledge that the Hakomi Institute of Edmonton is on Treaty 6 territory, the ancestral and traditional territory of the Cree, Dene, Blackfoot, Saulteaux, Nakota Sioux, and Métis people.