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Do more with less

Simple Hakomi techniques
deliver outstanding results.

Learn why therapists, educators, counselors, doctors,
and coaches around the world are adding Hakomi's
practice of loving presence to their tool boxes.

Experience Personal Freedom and Growth

Hakomi may be for you if you want to:

Replace the suffering that comes from grief, burnout, overwhelm, disconnect, and hopelessness with the joy, hope, and freedom of mindfulness, loving presence, and self-discovery;

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Understand loneliness and social anxiety. Learn how to reduce it, if it makes sense, by discovering how to form deep, intimate, and lasting connections with other people;

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Use your powers of observation to turn patterns of behavior into tools of self-discovery, uncovering core beliefs that can equip you to make healthy lifestyle changes.

Emotion

Learn to regulate yourself and understand your emotional reactions so you don't have to worry about being triggered by people or circumstances that might require meditation, relaxation exercises or doing long, physical workouts;

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Overcome addiction and learn to manage shame and guilt while becoming healthier mentally, spiritually, and physically;

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Excel at teamwork while reducing the Burnout. Become a better parent and partner without investing large amounts of time - or money!

Excel in Your Career or Business
Without Burnout, Stress, and Overwhelm

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Make your work process effortless by employing the principles of simplicity, mindfulness and

Loving Presence.

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Improve work performance and relationships with patients, colleagues, and family by maintaining better equilibrium and stay calm in any situation.

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Remain vulnerable and authentic without being perceived as weak or being emotionally depleted so that you can help others do the same.

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Experience greater relational influence due to an enhanced connection to others

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Experience Hakomi

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Hakomi Events focus on experiential learning.

There is no need to prepare. There will be no handouts or homework and no presentations. The learning will unfold in a series of simple experiments designed to heighten your self-awareness as you connect more deeply with who you are, and who you desire to become.

Whether you’ve come for personal growth or professional development, or a combination of both, you’ll find everything you need is in this space. You’ll be guided through the transformational self-study exercises that will equip you with the insights you need to achieve your highest potential.

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Many past participants come to these events as a gift to themselves and leave feeling:

  • Rested and relaxed

  • Peaceful & Nourished

  • Complete

It's better than spa day!

Hakomi Stories

Discover what others have to say about their Hakomi experience.

Dr. Chase McMurren
Physician & Hakomi Practitioner, Toronto, CA

Chase's Story: Professional Medical Practice

Dr. Chase tells how he was first drawn to Hakomi and how it has influenced his work as a physician and psychotherapist

Georgia Marvin
Seniour Hakomi Trainer & Legacy Holder, Vancouver, CA

Georgia's Story: Hakomi as a Spiritual Practice

How do you live? How do you be in this world? Hakomi Legacy-holder Georgia shares her Hakomi experience through the ultimate test of spirituality.

Tony Hoare
Life Coach & Hakomi Practitioner, Vancouver, CA

Tony's Story: The Profound Nature of Hakomi

Tony tells the story of this introduction to Hakomi and the moments that deepened his understanding of its profound nature.

"Participating in the learning of Hakomi is a beautiful antidote to Burnout and overwhelm in clinical practice." 

Dr. Chase McMurren

Physician & Hakomi Practitioner, Toronto, CA

What is Hakomi?

The Hakomi Method is grounded in five principles: mindfulness, organicity, nonviolence, mind-body integration, and unity. 

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 Integrating principles of Eastern philosophy, primarily Buddhism and Taoism, Hakomi emphasizes concepts such as mindfulness, loving presence, and empathy while incorporating additional influences such as general systems theory and a range of body-centered therapeutic orientations:

 

Feldenkrais method, Bioenergetic analysis, Psychomotor therapy, Reichian breathwork, Focusing, Structural bodywork, Neuro-linguistic programming, Eriksonian hypnosis, Gestalt therapy. 

According to the Hakomi Method, gestures, posture, facial expressions, and other bodily experiences provide information about a person's core material. This core material can be described as a combination of the images, memories, emotions, and beliefs, even those hidden from awareness, determining a person's individual nature and may also serve to place limits on one's individuality and goals.  

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Through this therapy approach, individuals can eventually develop a clearer understanding of this core material and, with compassionate, gentle assistance from professionals trained in Hakomi, examine, challenge, and ultimately transform any self-defeating beliefs.

How is Hakomi Different?

Hakomi’s focus, rather than on the external factors of life, focuses on the internal processes of the mind and body. By directing those who practice it to become mindful of their thoughts, their feelings, and their body without subjecting themselves to harsh judgements, they equip them with the power to engage in loving presence.

Rather than talking out their problems, they are encouraged to become aware of their patterns of behavior, the underlying beliefs that cause it, and are then taught to use the body as a resource to access the mind’s core beliefs and alter them for a more nourishing and uplifting experience.


Unlike other types of therapy that utilize mindfulness as part of the process, Hakomi differs from other types of therapy taking a mindfulness-based approach: In Hakomi, nearly the entire therapy process is conducted in mindfulness. 


This unique aspect helps people in therapy to quickly and safely discover and address unconscious thoughts and beliefs. A main tenet of Hakomi is the body's importance as a resource and its ability to allow the mind to access core material. 
 

Hakomi sessions explained
by the founder, Ron Kurtz

Featured Books

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The Hakomi Way:

Consciousness & Healing

By Ron Kurtz

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Experience
Hakomi

Open the door to a life of fulfillment and joy through Hakomi’s transformational events offering unique opportunities for self-exploration and deep connection.

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