Hakomi is a therapeutic method but it is also more than just a therapy. As self-study, it is a natural part of the universal human endeavor to understand ourselves, to free ourselves from the inevitable suffering caused by the ignorance of who we are and how the world hangs together.
- Ron Kutz
Hakomi is a Hopi Indian word which means “Who am I in relation to these many realms?”
In more modern words this would mean “Who am I?”
In Hakomi therapy we work to discover deeply held and often limiting unconscious beliefs. Hakomi is a gentle yet powerful method of assisted self-study, discovery and emotional healing. We include the signals of our body as a reflection of our unconscious and past. Many of the issues revealing themselves throughout the therapy may be related to our growing up.
Based on a trust that everyone has the inner wisdom and power for self-healing, the Hakomi method of psychotherapy is based upon the five principles of mindfulness, nonviolence, organicity, unity, body-mind-spirit-holism and loving presence.