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Hakomi Mindfulness-Centered Somatic Psychotherapy: A Comprehensive Guide to Theory and Practice

EDITED BY: Halko Weiss, Greg Johanson and Lorena Monda

Two Chapters and Session Annotations written by Maci Daye
CHAPTER 1:  Introduction
CHAPTER 11: The Experimental Attitude in Hakomi Therapy: Curiosity in Action
APPENDIX 2 – PRAXIS: Annotated Case Illustrations (Karen Baikie, Therapist)

Hakomi is an integrative method that combines Western psychology and body-centered techniques with mindfulness principles from Eastern psychology. This book, written and edited by members of the Hakomi Institute— the world’s leading training program for Hakomi practitioners—provides all the processes and practices that therapists need in order to use this method with clients.

Read the Introduction, written by Maci Daye, Hakomi Trainer.

Praise for “Hakomi Mindfulness-Centered Somatic Psychotherapy”

”With its combination of psychodynamic, experiential, somatic, and mindfulness approaches, Hakomi therapy was integrative and mindfulness -based long before these orientations became popular. This book provides a fine introduction to and overview of this intriguing therapy.
Roger Walsh, M .D., Ph.D.
Professor, University of California Medical School
Editor of The World’s Great Wisdom: Humanity’s Heritage of Timeless Teachings
“The field of psychotherapy has just been substantively enriched by the publishing of this impressive book. The authors also skillfully connect the legacy of Hakomi’s founder, Ron Kurtz, with important emerging developments from…neuroscience, attachment theory, emotional regulation, stress and trauma, and evidence-based practices…. I highly recommend it, and will ask all my students to read it, as it captures all the important essentials of the journey from ‘just managing’ to holistic well-being.”
Christine Caldwell, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, ACS
Founder and faculty in the Somatic Counseling Psychology Program, Naropa University, Boulder, CO, USA
Author, Getting Our Bodies Back
“This anthology (textbook) is indeed destined to be a landmark volume, not only in the advancement of the healing arts of Hakomi, but also in the wider fields of somatic psychology and bodymind therapy. The articles presented here are not only clearly written, deeply thoughtful and readily accessible to both student and seasoned practitioner, but comprise a beautiful balance of theory and clinical practice, of philosophical grounding and therapeutic application. In short, this volume is invaluable and definitely one of the top ten “must read” books for anyone committed to mindfulness and somatic psychotherapy.”
Barnaby B. Barratt, Ph.D., DHS Former
Professor of Family Medicine, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Wayne State University
Author, The Emergence of Somatic Psychology and Bodymind Therapy and Psychoanalysis and the Postmodern Impulse
This book is comprehensive in every way—historical background, theory, method, interventions, case illustrations, clinical applications—and deserves to be read by anyone seriously interested in psychotherapy and its many, wonderful expressions.”
Christopher Germer, Ph.D.
Clinical Instructor, Harvard Medical School
Author,The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion
Co-Editor, Mindfulness and Psychotherapy