Hakomi therapy (HT) integrates the use of mindfulness, the mind–body interface, and nonviolence in healing and growth processes. Sessions can be short or long depending on the agenda. A central use of HT is deep psychodynamic transformation.

Historical Context

HT was first developed by Ronald S. Kurtz in the 1970s. Kurtz integrated findings from a number of existing and body-oriented psychotherapies through the filters of experimental psychology, the sciences of complex adaptive systems, and Eastern wisdom traditions. He discovered that encouraging a mindful state of consciousness in clients could greatly enhance their ability to discover the unconscious beliefs that were organizing their experience, and what was needed for transformative reorganization.

Theoretical Underpinnings

The theoretical underpinnings of HT are based on five underlying principles and systems theory, the organization of ...

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