Certification in the Hakomi Method

The Hakomi Institute offers two certification tracks: licensed clinicians can work towards certification as Certified Hakomi Therapists (CHTs) and coaches, pastoral counselors, bodyworkers and other helping professionals can pursue certification as Certified Hakomi Practitioners (CHPs). You're welcome to read the documents below to familiarize yourself with the process and guidelines for certification in the Hakomi Method.

 

Hakomi Therapist/Practitioner Certification Process (pdf)  

Hakomi Therapist/Practitioner Certification Guidelines (pdf)

Hakomi graduates (students who've completed two years of Hakomi Comprehensive or Professional Training) and practioners certified in the Hakomi Method are required to advertise their Hakomi-related services according to the guidelines outlined in the document below.

Use of the Hakomi Name (pdf) 

 

For questions about Hakomi certification not clarified by the above documents, please contact our executive director, Rhonda Mattern, at 510-234-1447.

HAKOMI CODE OF ETHICS

 

Hakomi's international headquarters offers the following code of ethics and grievance procedures:

Hakomi Code of Ethics (pdf)   

Hakomi Ethical Grievance Process (pdf)  

 

As a member of USABP, the Hakomi Institute and all of its affiliates, including the Hakomi Institute of California, are also required to comply with the following ethical standards:  

United States Association for Body Psychotherapy Code of Ethics

 

The Hakomi Institute of California offers an additional local grievance procedure for issues relating to California Hakomi trainings, workshops, and related business policies:

Hakomi Institute of California Grievance Process (pdf)

 

 Hamoki Comprehensive Training Audio Recordings
 

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BOOKS AND ARTICLES

 

Articles by Our California Faculty

Applying Hakomi Principles and Techniques to Mainstream Psychodynamic, Behavioral and Systemic Couples Psychotherapy, Rob Fisher, MA, MFT and Jaci Hull, MA, CHT, Certified Hakomi Trainers    

Categories of Psychological Wounding, Neural Patterns, and Treatment Approaches (pdf), Jon Eisman, Senior Certified Hakomi Trainer   

Dancing with the Unconscious: An Approach Freud Never Dreamed Of, Rob Fisher, MA, MFT, Certified Hakomi Trainer

Loosening the Grip of Addiction: A Mindful Recovery, Julie Murphy, RAC, LMFT, Certified Hakomi Trainer 

Mindfulness-Based Family Therapy, Shai Lavie, MFT, Certified Hakomi Trainer   

Mindfulness in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Rob Fisher, MFT, Certified Hakomi Trainer - From "The Therapist" CAMFT Journal (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists), September 2011    

To the Use of Mindfulness in Couple's Psychotherapy, Rob Fisher, MA, MFT, Certified Hakomi Trainer   

Transference/Countertransference Systems – A Practical Model of How to Assess Them and How to Intervene, Rob Fisher, MA, MFT, Certified Hakomi Trainer   

Trauma States, Mindfulness and the Body, Manuela Mischke Reeds, MFT, Certified Hakomi Trainer   

Working Experientially and Somatically with Couples, Rob Fisher, MA, MFT, Certified Hakomi Trainer

Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy: How Do Our Clients Benefit?, Shai Lavie, MFT, Certified Hakomi Trainer   

In Search of a Lost Self: Reclaiming Our Missing Experiences, Shai Lavie, MFT, Certified Hakomi Trainer   

 

Articles by Members of Our Community

The Hakomi Method—What Is It? (And Why Does It Have Such a Weird Name?), Katie Cofer, MFT   

Mindfulness, Brain and Body in Psychotherapy: The 2008 Hakomi Conference Experience, Katie Cofer, MFT   

The Power of Mindfulness, Tom Moon, MFT   

Can Mindfulness Practice Slow the Progression of HIV?, Tom Moon, MFT 

 

Books by Hakomi Faculty

Body Centered Psychotherapy, The Hakomi Method, Ron Kurtz. LifeRhythm 1990. To order this book directly from the publisher, call 707-937-1825.    

Experiential Psychotherapy with Couples, Rob Fisher, MA, MFT, Certified Hakomi Trainer

Grace Unfolding, Psychotherapy in the Spirit of the Tao Te Ching, Greg Johanson and Ron Kurtz, Bell Tower, 1991.    

The Practice of Wholeness: Spiritual Transformation in Everyday Life, Lorena Monda, Certified Hakomi Trainer. Golden Flower Publications, 2000. 

8 Keys to Practicing Mindfulness: Practical Strategies for Emotional Health and Well-Being, Norton, 2015. Manuela Mischke-Reeds, MFT, Certified Hakomi Trainer

Hakomi Mindfulness-Centered Somatic Psychotherapy: A Comprehensive Guide to Theory and Practice, Norton, 2015. Halko Weiss, Greg Johanson, Lorena Monda, Certified Hakomi Trainers

Hakomi Forum   

The Hakomi Forum, published since 1984, is the professional journal of the Hakomi Institute. All journals, except the most recent, are available on line. These journals contain informative articles about the Hakomi Method, its applications and its relationship to other psychotherapeutic and healing arts modalities. 

Documents for Hakomi Students, Therapists and Practitioners 

Selected Bibliography on Mindfulness & Therapy (pdf)   

 

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