The word ‘Hakomi’ is a Hopi Indian word, meaning “who am I?”, or more directly “where do I stand in relation to the many realms?”. The Hakomi Institute was founded by Ron Kurtz and others in Boulder, Colorado in 1980.
The Hakomi Method regards people as self-organizing systems, organized psychologically around core memories, beliefs and images; this core material expresses itself through habits and attitudes that tend to guide people unconsciously. Hakomi is a method for helping people discover and recognize these patterns. The goal is to transform their way of being in the world through working with the core material and changing core beliefs.
Hakomi relies on mindfulness of body sensations, emotions and memories. Although many therapists now recommend mindfulness meditation to support psychotherapy, Hakomi is unique in that it conducts the majority of the therapy session in mindfulness.
For a more detailed Introduction to Hakomi by Rachel Sweetman, please click on the link below.