Articles, Books and Research


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

Weiss, H, Johanson, G and Monda, L

NY W.W. Norton, 2015

Johanson, Gregory J. (2014). Somatic Psychotherapy and the Ambiguous Face of Research. 

International Body Psychotherapy Journal. 13/2, 61-85.

Williams, Paris. (2012). Do We Find Organicity Even Within Psychosis? Hakomi Forum, 25, 23-36.

Marco, Amy S., McBride, Dawn L., & Johanson, Greg (2012). Hakomi in Action: A Narrative. Hakomi Forum, 25, 37-48.

(This major study was instigated and guided by the Hakomi Institute of Europe)

Koemeda-Lutz, M., Kaschke, M., Revenstorf, D., Scherrmann, T., Weiss, H., & Soeder, U. (2008). Evaluation of the effectiveness of body psychotherapy in outpatient settings(EEBP): A multi-center study in Germany & Switzerland. Hakomi Forum 19-20, 113-124, originally published in German in the Psychother Psych Med Psychosom 2006 (56):480-487.

Kaplan, Amelia with Schwartz, Laurie. (2006). Listening to the Body: Three Case Studies of Body-Centered Psychotherapy. (Winner of the 2005 U.S. Association of Body Psychotherapists Research Award.)

Schanzer, Lakshyan. (1988). Non-Invasive Methodologies of Studying Neurological Correlates of Human Mental States, In Particular those During Psychotherapy: A Review of Recent Literature. Hakomi Forum 6, 32-46.

Taggart, Cori. (1987). Hakomi and the Q-Sort Technique. Hakomi Forum 5, 25-30.

Dissertations and Theses Dealing 

with Aspects of Hakomi Therapy

Pacifica Team of the Hakomi Institute (1999). Proposal to the Academic Board (Accepted) for a Diploma in Integrative Psychology/Hakomi. Eastern Institute of Technology, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

Caren Himanen. (2015). Transformation in Graduates of Hakomi Therapy Training: A Mindful, Body-Centered Approach. Ph.D. dissertation, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Amy S. Marco. (2012). The Hakomi Method of Psychotherapy: An Exploration of Healing. Master's Thesis, University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, Lethbridge, Alberta.

Williams, Paris. (2011). A Multiple-Case Study Exploring Personal Paradigm Shifts Throughout the Psychotic Process from Onset to Full Recovery. Ph.D. dissertation, Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center.

Jess Helle-Morrissey. (2010). Profound Wholeness: A Client's Experience in Hakomi Mindfulness-Based Somatic Psychotherapy. MSW and Holistic Health Dual Degree Clinical Research Paper, School of Social Work and Department of Holistic Health Studies, St. Catherine University & University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Amelia Hollander Kaplan. (2006). Listening to the Body: Pragmatic Case Studies of Body-Centered Psychotherapy. Ph.D. dissertation, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

Joe Soma (2004). The Application of Mindfulness in Psychotherapy. Master's Thesis, Naropa University, Boulder, CO.

Inge Mylle Myllerup. (2000). From Mind Body Fragmentation to BodyMind Wholeness. Cand. Psyk. Afhandling (Dissertation), Institute of Psychology, University of Aarhus, Denmark.

Gregory J. Johanson. (1999). Making Grace Specific: The Renewed Chapter of Spirituality in the History of White, Mainline, Protestant Pastoral Care in America, Ph.D. dissertation Drew Graduate School, Madison, NJ, 1999. (UMI Microform 9949072)

W. Rae Smith. (1996). The Hakomi Psychotherapy System: Facilitating Human Change. B.I.S. Thesis, University of Waterloo Canada.

Lakshyan Schanzer. (1990). Does Meditation-Relaxation Potentiate Psychotherapy? Psy.D. dissertation, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.

Eric G. Rosen. (1983). Contemporary Theory and Methodology in Three Body-Centered, Experiential Psychotherapies. Master's Thesis, West Georgia College, Carrollton, Georgia.

Dieter Benz. (1981). The Analysis, Description and Application of An Experiential, Body-Centered Psychotherapy. Psy.D. dissertation, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.

Evidence for the Effectiveness of Body Psychotherapy

of Which Hakomi is a Subset

A. Articles Reviewing Body-Psychotherapy Research 

John May (2005). The Outcome of Body Psychotherapy Research. USABP Journal 4/2, pp 93-115. 

Loew, T.H., Tritt, K., Lahmann, C. & Röhricht, F. (2006). Körperpsychotherapien - wissenschaftlich begründet? Eine Übersicht über empirisch evaluierte Körperpsychotherapieverfahren. [Body Psychotherapy– scientifically proved? An overview of empirically evaluated body oriented psychological therapies.] Psychodynamische Psychotherapie 5, 6-19. 

Frank Röhricht (2009). Body oriented psychotherapy. The state of the art in empirical research and evidence-based practice: A clinical perspective. Journal of Body, Movement & Dance in Psychotherapy, 4/2, 135-156 

B. Journal Articles (peer-reviewed) on Body-Psychotherapy Outcome (efficacy and effectiveness) Research Projects 

Berg, AL., Sandell, R. & Sandahi, C. (2009). Affect-focused Body Psychotherapy in patients with generalized anxiety disorder: Evaluation of an integrative method. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 19, 67-85.

Gudat, U. (1997). Bioenergetische Analyse als ambulante Psychotherapie – Anwendungsbereiche und Wirkungen. Psychotherapie Forum, 5, 28-37.

Koemeda-Lutz M., Kaschke, M., Revenstorf, D., Schermann, T., Weiss, H. & Soeder, U. (2006). Evaluation der Wirksamkeit von ambulanten Körperpsychotherapien - EWAK. Eine Multizenterstudie in Deutschland und der Schweiz [Evaluation of the efficacy of outpatient psychotherapies body - EWAK. A multicenter study in Germany and Switzerland]. Psychotherapie Psychosomatik medizinische Psychologie, 56, 1-8.

Loew, T.H., Tritt, K., Siegfried, W., Bohmann, H., Martus, P. & Hahn, E.G. (2001). Efficiacy of ‘functional relaxation’ in comparison to terbutalin and a ‘placebo relaxation’ method in patients with acute asthma. A randomised, prospective, controlled, crossover experimental investigation. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 70, 151-157.

Muller-Hofer, B., Geiser, C., Juchli, E. & Laireiter, A.R. (2003). Client-centered body psychotherapy (GFK): An effectiveness study. Psychotherapie Forum, 11, 80-91.

Radandt, Douglas. (2002). Therapist's Body Awareness and Strength of the Therapeutic Alliance. USABP Journal, 1/2, 52-62 

Röhricht, F. & Priebe, S. (2006). Effect of body oriented psychological therapy on negative symptoms in schizophrenia: a randomised controlled trial. Psychological Medicine, 36, 669-678.

Röhricht, F., Papadopoulos, N., Holden, S., Clarke, T. & Priebe, S. (2011). Clinical effectiveness and therapeutic processes of body psychotherapy in chronic schizophrenia – an open clinical trial. Arts in Psychotherapy 38, 196-203.

Röhricht, F. (2013). Body-Oriented Psychotherapy – the State of the Art in Empirical Research and Evidence Based Practice: a Clinical Perspective.

Röhricht, F., Papadopoulos, N. & Priebe, S. (2013). An exploratory randomized controlled trial of body psychotherapy for patients with chronic depression.

C. Journal Articles (peer-reviewed) on other Body-Oriented Therapy Research Projects 

Alexandridis, K., Schüle, K., Ehrig, C. & Fichter, M. (2007). Bewegungstherapie bei Bulimia nervosa. Bewegungstherapie und Gesundheitssport, 23, 46-51. 

Allmer, C., Ventegodt, S., Kandel, I. & Merrick, J. (2009). Positive effects, side effects, and adverse events of clinical holistic medicine. A review of Gerda Boyesen's nonpharmaceutical mind-body medicine (biodynamic body-psychotherapy) at two centers in the United Kingdom and Germany. International Journal Adolescent Medical Health, 21, 281-97.

Bräuniger, I. (2006). Treatment modalities and self-expectancy of therapists: Modes, self-efficacy and imagination of clients in dance movement therapy. Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy, 1, 95-114.

Brenner, J., Peleg, I., Shimonov, M., Shwartz, D.K., Ravinda, O., & Ben Shahar, A.R. (2010). Effectiveness of Body Mind Therapy of Cancer Patients receiving chemical treatment. International Journal of Psychotherapy, 14/2, 49-66.

Dosamantes-Alperson, E. & Merrill, N. (1980). Growth effects of experiential movement psychotherapy. Psychotherapy Theory, Research, and Practice, 17, 63-68. 

Fernandez, F., Turon, J., Siegfried, J., Meerman, R. & Vallejo, J. (1995). Does additional body therapy improve the treatment of anorexia nervosa? A comparison of two approaches. Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment, 3, 158-164. 

Goertzel, V., May, P.R.A., Salkin, J. & Schoop, T. (1965). Body-ego technique: An approach to the schizophrenic patient. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 141, 53–60.

Gottschalk, G. & Boekholt, C. (2004) Body-therapeutic work with borderline patients. Personlichkeitsstorungen Theorie und Therapie, 8, 154-160. 

Konzag, TA., Klose, S., Bandemer-Greulich, U., Fikentscher, E. & Bahrke, U. (2006). Stationäre körperbezogene Psychotherapie bei Anorexia und Bulimia nervosa. Psychotherapeut, 51, 35-42. 

Langmuir, J.I., Kirsh, S.G. & Classen, C.C. (2011). A pilot study of body-oriented group psychotherapy: Adapting sensorimotor psychotherapy for the group treatment of trauma. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, Sep 19, (online first publication)

Mattsson, M., Wikman, M., Dahlgren, L., Mattsson, B. & Armelius, K. (1998). Body awareness therapy with sexually abused women. Part 2: Evaluation of body awareness in a group setting. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 2, 38-45.

May, P.R.A., Wexler, M., Salkin, J. & Schoop, T. (1963). Non-verbal techniques in the re-establishment of body image and self identity – a preliminary report. Research Report, 16, 68-82.

Mczkowiak, S., Hölter, G. & Otten, H. (2007). WATSU – Zur Wirksamkeit unterschiedlich akzentuierter bewegungstherapeutischer Interventionen bei klinisch depressiven Patienten. Bewegungstherapie und Gesundheitssport, 23, 58-64. 

Monsen, K. & Monsen, J.T. (2000). Chronic pain and psychodynamic body therapy: A controlled outcome study. Psychotherapy: Theory Research Practice Training, 37, 257-269. 

Payne, H. (2009). Pilot study: Body-mind approach (group work) for patients with medically unexplained symptoms: Participant and facilitator perceptions and a summary discussion. Body, Movement & Dance in Psychotherapy, 4, 2, 77-96.

Pettinati, Pamela. (2002). The Relative Efficacy of Various Complementary Modalities in the Lives of Patients With Chronic Pain: A Pilot Study. USABP Journal 1/1,. 6-15 

Price, C. (2005). Body-oriented therapy in recovery from child sexual abuse: an efficacy study. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, 11, 46-57.

Price, C. (2006). Body-oriented therapy in sexual abuse recovery: A pilot-test comparison. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 10, 58-64.

Price, C.J., McBride, B., Hyerle, L. & Kivlahan, D.R. (2007) Mindful awareness in body-oriented therapy for female veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder taking prescription analgesics for chronic pain: a feasibility study. Alternative Therapies in Health & Medicine, 13, 32-40. 

Sack, M., Henniger, S. & Lamprecht, F. (2002). Änderungen von Körperbild und Körperwahrnehmung in Essen-Störung und nicht essen-Erkrankung Patienten nach stationärer Therapie. Psychotherapie Psychosomatik Medizinische Psychologie, 52, 64-69.

Staples, J.K., Abdel Atti, J.A. & Gordon, J.S. (2011). Mind-body skills groups for posttraumatic stress disorder and depression symptoms in Palestinian children and adolescents in Gaza. International Journal of Stress Management, 18, 246-262. 

Ventling, C.D. (2002) Efficacy of Bioenergetic therapies and stability of the therapeutic result: a *retrospective investigation. USA Body Psychotherapy Journal, 1, 5-28.

EABP Bibliography of Body-Psychotherapy On-Line 

Search the new on-line version of the EABP Bibliography of Body-Psychotherapy, a database with over 4,000 listings of various types of Body-Psychotherapy publications: Just type 'Research' (or any other key word) into the 'Search' box on the EABP website. There are listings for: Chapters & Books, Journal articles, Conference reports, Theses & dissertations, Film/tapes/video, and Websites. 

Books by Hakomi Authors

Praise for:

HAKOMI: MindfulnessCentered Somatic Psychotherapy:

A Comprehensive Guide to Theory and Practice

Weiss, H., Johanson, G. & Monda, L. (Eds.) 

NY: W. W. Norton, 2015

ISBN 978-0-393-71072

A powerful compendium of Hakomi philosophy and body techniques that wonderfully highlights the fact that body work is fundamentally mindful and always had been well before mindfulness rose to popularity. I highly recommend this to all readers interested in what life is all about and how to make its possibilities realized.

Albert Pesso Author of 

Experience in Action. Psychomotor Psychology

“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 of, The Emergence of Somatic Psychology and Bodymind Therapy

and Psychoanalysis and the Postmodern Impulse

I strive to understand the meaning infants make of themselves in the world, meaning made without reflection or symbols but simultaneously with every level of their being (metabolic, immunologic, physiologic, stress regulatory, emotional, behavioral). These multilevel meanings are then dynamically integrated into polymorphic bundles of meanings which make up infants’ states of consciousness. In reading this volume about Hakomi I find myself thinking that it aims to bring infant multi-level meaning making processes, which we all still possess, into the co-creative exchange of adults who now have expansive capacities for mindfulness, reflection and symbolization, while trying at one and the same time to overcome these adult capacities’ tendency for imperialist dominance and constriction of somatic multilevel experience. Thus this book is a challenge to each of us both personally and professionally as we try making meaning of our own changes and therapeutic change processes. Taking on its challenge is more than worth the effort. 

Ed Tronick, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Boston, 

Director of the Infant-Parent Mental Health Program, 

and author, The Neurobehavioral and Social Emotional 

Development of Infant and Children, Norton Press, 2007.

The field of psychotherapy has just been substantively enriched by the publishing of this impressive book. (title of book) gracefully navigates the very tricky task of multiple authors, gifting us with an elegant symphony of voices that thoroughly and thoughtfully communicate what is involved in powerful healing experiences. The authors also skillfully connect the legacy of Hakomi's founder, Ron Kurtz, with important emerging developments from a wide range of disciplines, such as neuroscience, attachment theory, emotional regulation, stress and trauma, and evidence-based practices. Both scholarly and easily accessible, this book can be read by anyone interested in a comprehensive overview of mindfulness, the body's role in healing, relational repair, and unraveling past imprints in order to engage in the present moment with embodied attention and action. 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

Read this book! In this era of cookie cutter therapy "Hakomi" stands head and shoulders above the fray. Dr.’s Weiss, Johanson, and Monda have assembled a masterful collection of writing about the Hakomi method, which distinguishes this approach to healing from many other works. 

The contributors have related the Hakomi method to how this healing approach is being illumined by current psycho-neuro-biological research. There is a reason why this approach to healing is so powerful, and the research of medical science is illustrating it!

The beauty of this volume is its emphasis on the: 1) integration of a strength-focused perspective. People are not problems. They are stories and struggles that need to be heard and allowed to heal; 2) the importance of the therapist state of presence as essential to the healing experience. There is much a therapist can learn regarding how the therapist is not separate from the process, rather her presence is what facilitates the healing; and 3) mindfulness is an experience that empowers the healing process, not merely a technique to be used indiscriminately. This book respects the practice of mindfulness with great reverence. The way mindfulness is utilized here, maintains its integrity as a profound experience that reconnects the person (client and therapist) to their true and common humanity. It is when an individual feels truly joined by another on their healing journey that the depth of healing is realized. Weiss, Johanson, and Monda, and the contributing authors have elegantly captured this essence!

The Buddha, Milton Erickson, Carl Whitaker, Gandhi, and of course, Ron Kurtz, et al. are all smiling down upon us as their wisdom regarding the nature of the human condition and what is necessary for true healing and wholeness is not being forgotten!  

Thomas Roberts, LCSW, LMFT

author, The Mindfulness Workbook

This book has finally arrived! The Hakomi Method is one of the earliest efforts to integrate mindfulness into therapy, beginning in the 1960’s. It is a fascinating approach that includes body awareness, investigation of core beliefs, compassionate presence of the therapist, embracing the unconscious, and collaborative investigation. A unique contribution of Hakomi to mindfulness-oriented therapy is the emphasis on exploring the structure of the personal “self” and the causes of its suffering. 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

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 both a fine introduction and overview to this intriguing therapy.

Roger Walsh M.D., Ph.D.

University of California Medical School, 

Editor, The World's Great Wisdom: 

Humanity's Heritage of Timeless Teachings 

Author, Essential Spirituality:  

The 7 Central Practices to Awaken Heart and Mind

I started "HAKOMI" wondering if I would just be learning about mindfulness as has often been expressed by therapists turning East. What I found instead was a profound complex depth of understanding of human self and the healing process rooted in the wisdom of Lao Tzu and nothing has been lost in how these authors translated Taoism into the world of psychotherapy. Reading of works by these authors evoke image of Chuang Tzu’s dream of a butterfly that cuts through the Cartesian heaviness of linear logic. The image of therapists exploring the unconscious through the body and gestures with non-judgmental awareness of the self is refreshing. But more so, it offers as a critique of the current world operated on the capitalistic assumption. Hakomi is much more than a therapeutic corrective of what has gone wrong. It is a way of being in this complex reality. It is philosophically and existentially therapeutic. "HAKOMI" is provocative, informative, and simply refreshing for shepherds of the souls. 

Siroj Sorajjakool, Ph.D.

Professor of Religion, Psychology, & Counseling

Loma Linda University

Author, Do Nothing: Inner Peace for Everyday Living

Wu Wei, Negativity and Depression: The Principle of Non-Trying

This book presents a thorough depiction of the theory and praxis of Hakomi. It highlights Hakomi’s foundational principle of mindfulness - way beyond popular trends – while describing active and skilful practices to work with engrained psychological and physiological structures. This text documents Hakomi’s elegant interweaving of somatic explorations, emotional and attachment dynamics, neurophysiological undercurrents, and patterns of meaning making - hence a powerful road to integrate aspects of the personal self, while touching into the depth of being. It provides an introduction for the lay person, a textbook for the student, and a reference book for the clinician.

Theresa Silow, Ph.D, LPCC,

Director, Somatic Psychology Program

JFK University, Pleasant Hill, California

Hakomi is a treasure trove of therapeutic wisdom gleaned from a wide spectrum of orientations that represent the best that psychology has to offer. This textbook will be a fountain of knowledge for therapists of all persuasions.

Louise Sundararajan, Ph.D., Ed.D.

Past President of APA Div. 32, Society for Humanistic Psychology

In encountering "Hakomi" the reader will encounter far more than simply a handbook on somatically-mindful psychotherapy. Beyond its sheer comprehensiveness one gains an interdisciplinary and supremely practical therapeutic resource that is profoundly wholeness-affirming and fully personhood centered! I suspect it will become an invaluable resource for clinicians for years to come.

William S. Schmidt, Ph.D.

Loyola University Chicago

Author, The Development of the Notion of Self:

Understanding the Complexity of Human Interiority

Weiss, Johanson and Monda have, after a long and what must have been quite complicated labor, brought forth a deeply rich volume reflecting the best of Ron Kurtz and the Hakomi Therapy that is his legacy. As a practitioner and teacher of body psychotherapies for almost 40 years, I have watched Hakomi grow and proliferate over most of that time. Kurtz is unusual among early body psychotherapy leaders in that he has clearly encouraged his faculty as well as his students to think for themselves and add their unique contributions to his. This volume reflects a deep emotional-spiritual orientation reflected in interfaces with neuroscience, mindfulness practices, systems theory, and object relations, etc., as each of the 28 chapters takes on an aspect of that interface. A rare combination of theoretical and case material makes it intellectually stimulating and at the same time delightfully enlivened. Described variously as a textbook and a reader in Hakomi, it is a path breaking compendium. And, it even includes a glossary, an index, and lots of meaty references. I hope that other modalities of body psychotherapy will shortly follow this auspicious lead.

Jacqueline A. Carleton, Ph.D.

Editor: International Body Psychotherapy Journal:

The Art and Science of Somatic Praxis

This essential collection presents the work of Hakomi in a clear light and illustrates the threefold effective integral path of a scientific attitude, heart presence that takes deep interest in another person, and skilled attention to the body’s wisdom. The author-practitioners herein describe a method that is healing for the therapist as well as the client, a method that is deceptively simple, yet infinitely complex in subtlety, thus providing a lifetime of learning.

I and many of my graduate students have experienced the therapeutic work firsthand of these authors. I know them to be fully present and to practice what they preach and walk their talk. Among dozens of somatic psychology approaches that I have practiced and taught students over the years, I place Hakomi’s effectiveness at the top. It requires mutual transformation of both therapist and client. The pages inside this cover are gems. Anyone who wishes to serve another in self-development will find easy-to-read ideas that work. In a world of increasing stimulation, Hakomi provides a healing balm. I am grateful to have such a resource.

Edmund Knighton, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department Chair

Clinical Psychology, PhD & MA Programs

Somatic Psychology Concentration

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Like Hakomi itself, this exemplary book brings a clear attentive focus on the present moment with a deep understanding of how the past informs the present. From the early development of Hakomi to current innovations, it offers a comprehensive guide to a psychotherapy modality that artfully balances mindfulness, embodied awareness, and compassion into a process of facilitated self-study. Students of somatic psychology will find it an invaluable resource in understanding one of the finest body-centered psychotherapy approaches yet developed, and seasoned clinicians will appreciate having such a thorough and sophisticated explication of Hakomi theory and practice. This book deserves a place on the reading list of any practitioner, trainer, or researcher interested in learning more about how mindfulness and embodiment can be integrated into a process of personal development and therapeutic change.

Rae Johnson, Ph.D., RSW, RSMT 

Associate Chair of the Somatic Studies Concentration in Depth 

Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Former Director of 

the Body Psychotherapy Program at Naropa University 

Praise for Hakomi Therapy

“Hakomi presents some astounding methods for getting to core material. It is well grounded in theory and revolutionary in its results.”

— Association of Humanistic Psychology 

“Hakomi is an excellent system for learning key emotional intelligence skills.”

— Daniel Goleman, 

author of Emotional Intelligence

“Hakomi has been a major force in promoting mindfulness in psychotherapy.”

— Babette Rothschild, M.S.W.

author of The Body Remembers

“Hakomi is the absolute cutting edge of modern therapeutic technique.”

— John Bradshaw

author of Bradshaw on The Family

“A visionary contribution in bringing mindfulness to our therapeutic community.”

— Daniel Siegel, M.D.

author of The Developing Mind, and The Mindful Brain

HAKOMI: Mindfulness-Centered, Somatic Psychotherapy:

A Comprehensive Guide to Theory and Practice

edited by

Halko Weiss, Greg Johanson, & Lorena Monda


Dedication          To Ronald S. Kurtz

Foreword          Richard C. Schwartz

Acknowledgements           Editors

Section I. Overview 

Chapter 1: Introduction         Maci Day

Case Illustration:           Rob Fisher

Chapter 3: Characteristics of Hakomi        Halko Weiss

Chapter 3: The Essential Method          Ron Kurtz

Section II. Theory

Chapter 4: The Central Role of the Body in Hakomi Psychotherapy    Marilyn Morgan

Chapter 5: Hakomi Principles and a Systems Approach to Psychotherapy   Greg Johanson

Chapter 6: Assisted Self-Study: Unfolding the Organization of Experience  T. Flint Sparks

Chapter 7: The Role of Core Organizing Beliefs in Hakomi Therapy   Anne Fischer

Chapter 8: Hakomi Character Theory       Jon Eisman

Section III. Methodology/Therapeutic Strategy

Chapter 9: The Therapeutic Relationship in Hakomi Therapy    Julie Murphy

Chapter 10: Mindfulness as a Psychotherapeutic Tool     John Perrin

Chapter 11: The Experimental Attitude in Hakomi Therapy: Curiosity in Action Maci Daye

Chapter 12: Following and Leading     Carol Ladas Gaskin, David Cole

Chapter 13: Ethics: Right Use of Power         Cedar Barstow  

Section IV. Technique and Intervention

Chapter 14: The Skills of Tracking and Contact      Donna Martin

Chapter 15: Accessing and Deepening    Gaskin, Cole and Eisman

Chapter 16: Experiments in Mindfulness      Shai Lavie

Chapter 17: Exploring the Barriers: Hakomi Perspectives on Working with 

Resistance and Defense         Jaci Hull

Chapter 18: Child States and Therapeutic Regression     Marilyn Morgan

Chapter 19: Working Through Core Beliefs     Manuela Mischke-Reeds

Chapter 20: Transformation         Halko Weiss

Chapter 21: The Flow of the Process       Maya Shaw Gale

Chapter 22: Jumping out of the System      Rob Fisher

Chapter 23: Character-Informed Interventions    Lorena Monda and Jon Eisman

Chapter 24: Mindfulness and Trauma States     Manuela Mischke Reeds

Chapter 25: Strengths and Limitations of the Hakomi Method: Indications and 

Contraindications for Clients with Significant Clinical Disturbances Uta Günther

Appendix I. Glossary of Hakomi Terms  Cedar Barstow and Greg Johanson

Appendix II. Praxis: Case Illustrations Karen Baikie, Phil Del Prince, Greg Johanson

Appendix III: Hakomi in Context: The Large 

Picture in History & Research    Halko Weiss and Greg Johanson




Hakomi Logo

To Ronald S. Kurtz


Originator of Hakomi Therapy

Hakomi (Hah-co-me)

A Hopi Indian word meaning:

"How do you stand in relation to these many realms?"

Edited by Gustle Marlock and Halko Weiss

with Courtenay Young and Michael Soth (2015)

The Handbook of Body Psychotherapy & Somatic Psychology

Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books

The long awaited English translation of the world's most authoritative text on Somatic Psychotherapy originally published in German [Marlock, G., Weiss, H. (Eds.) 

(2006). Handbuch der Körperpsychotherapie. Stuttgart: Schattauer.

From the Foreword: "Without being able to relate to one's body as the container of one's self-experience, true integration, empowerment, and thus healing is not possible. Only when we are able to quiet down, get in touch with ourselves, and master our inner physical experiences, can we regain the capacity to use our normal resources, as well as speech and language, to convey to others what we feel, know, and 'remember.' Body Psychotherapy helps with both these processes. I can therefore strongly recommend this handbook."

--Bessel A. Van der Kolk, M.D., author of 

The Body Keeps the Score: Mind, Brain and 

Body in the Transformation of Trauma.

Hakomi Trained Authors Contributing to The Handbook

Gustle Marlock and Halko Weiss, Preface: The Field of Body Psychotherapy, pp. 1-19.

Nicolas Bassal with Michael Coster Heller. The Norwegian Tradition of Body Psychotherapy: A Golden Age in Oslo, pp. 62-70.

Christian Gottwald, Neurobiological Perspectives on Body Psychotherapy, pp. 126-147.

Gregory J. Johanson, The Organization of Experience: A Systems Perspective on the Relation of Body Psychotherapies to the Wider Field of Psychotherapy, pp. 176-193.

Marilyn Morgan, The Body Unconscious: The Process of Making Conscious: Psychodynamic and Neuroscience Perspectives, pp. 219-229.

Halko Weiss and Michael Harrer, The Body and the Truth, pp. 255-263.

Andreas Sartory with Gustle Marlock and Halko Weiss, The Main Variants of Character Theory in the Field of Body Psychotherapy, pp. 301-304.

Halko Weiss, Consciousness, Awareness, Mindfulness, pp. 402-410.

Ron Kurtz, Bodily Expression and Experience in Body Psychotherapy, pp. 411-418.

Halko Weiss, The Experiencing Body, pp. 419-425.

Richard A. Heckler and Gregory J. Johanson, Enhancing the Immediacy and Intimacy of the Therapeutic Relationship through the Somatic Dimension, pp. 471-478.

Pat Ogden and Kekuni Minton, Sensory-Motor Processing for Trauma Recovery, pp. 763-773.

Nicole Gabler, A Return to the "Close Body:" Child Somatic Psychotherapy, pp. 787-793.

Rob Fisher, A Somatic Approach to Couples Therapy, pp. 802-810.

Halko Weiss, Existential Dimensions of the Fundamental Character Themes, pp. 912-920.

Pat Ogden with Janina Fisher. (2015).  

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy:  

Interventions forTrauma and Attachment.  

NY: W. W. Norton

Michael Harrer, Halko Weiss.(2015).  

Wirkfaktoren der Achtsamkeit- 

wie sie in der Psychotherapie verändern und bereichern 

(Erscheinungsdatum 21.12.2015) Schattauer Verlag

Manuela Mischke-Reeds. (2015)

8 Keys to practicing Mindfulness

NY: W. W. Norton

Karen Rachels. (2015).

Body, Brain, Love: 

A Therapist’s Workbook for Affect Regulation and Somatic Attachment.

Ingram Spark.

Halko Weiss, Michael E. Harrer, Thomas Dietz. (2014).

Das Achtsamkeits Übungsbuch

Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta

Tilman Niemeyer. (2014).

Kleiner Psychotherapieführer. 

Grundlagen und Methoden. Praktischer Wegweiser zur geeigneten Therapie.

Paderborn: Junfermann Verlag

Michael E. Harrer. (2013).

Burnout und Achtsamkeit

Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta

Ceder Barstow & Reynold Ruslan Feldman (2013)

Living in the Power Zone:  

How Right Use of Power Can Transform Your Relationships

Boulder, CO: Many Realms Publishing

Paris Williams (2012)

Rethinking Madness:

Towards a Paradigm Shift in our Understanding

San Francisco: Sky's Edge Publishing

Yvonne de Bruijn. (2012).

The Voice, the Body and the Brain - The Art of Resonance

Meth Medura Foundation

Susanne Weik. (2011).

Kraftquelle Inneres Kind: Was uns nährt, tröstet und lebendig macht

Lüchow Verlag

Halko Weiss, Michael E. Harrer, Thomas Dietz. (2010).  

Das Achtsamkeitsbuch Grundlagen, Anwendungen, Übungen 

Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta

Roland Kopp-Wichmann. (2009).

Frauen wollen erwachsene Männer: 

Warum Männer sich ablösen müssen, um lieben zu können.


Ingeborg und Thomas Dietz. (2008).

Selbst in Führung

Paderborn: Junfermann

Morgan, Marilyn. (2008).

The Alchemy of Love:  

Personal Growth Journeys in Psychotherapy Training.

Saarbrucken, Germany: VDM Verlag,

Micheline Schwarze, Claus Fischer. (2008).

Qigong in Psychotherapie und Selbstmanagement

Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta

Cole, J. David & Ladas-Gaskin, Carol (2007).  

Mindfulness Centered Therapies: An Integrative Approach.  

Seattle, WA: Silver Birch Press.

Marlock, G., Weiss, H. (Eds.) (2006): 

Handbuch der Körperpsychotherapie.

Stuttgart: Schattauer.

Ogden, P., Minton, K., Pain, C. (2006). 

Trauma and the Body.

New York: W.W. Norton.

Barstow, Cedar. (2005).  

Right Use of Power: The Heart of Ethics.  

Boulder: Many Realms Publishing,.

Fisher, Rob (2002). 

Experiential psychotherapy with couples: 

A guide for the creative pragmatist.

Phoenix, AZ: Zeig, Tucker & Theisen, Inc.


Rob Fisher has outlined an extraordinarily innovative approach to the treatment of couples. Thoughtful and provocative, his book bring together a wealth of disparate perspectives to generate a clinical framework that is altogether original.” David Wallin, PhD. Co-author of Mapping the Terrain of the Heart: Passion, Tenderness and the Capacity to Love. 

“Rob Fisher has developed a host of effective ways to resolve gridlock by tapping into experience that the partners often don’t even know they are having. Its hard to read his new book without repeatedly thinking ‘That’s how I should be doing couple therapy'”. Daniel B. Wile, PhD. Author of Couples Therapy: A Non-Traditional Approach. 

“Rob Fisher has performed the delicate task of integrating classical theories and techniques of couples psychotherapy with such important innovations nonviolence, mindfulness and body-mind holism. His advocacy of freeing ourselves from character strategies that cripple our capacity for relatedness rings true. Using lots of clear clinical examples, he guides the reader through experiential methods of assessing couples problems, and the experiential means to unravel them. Accessible and imminently useable, this book can be used by therapist and couple alike to plumb the depths of relational intimacy. I plan on assigning it to both my students and clients.” Christine Caldwell, PhD. LPC, Director, Somatic Psychology Department, Naropa University. Editor, Getting in Touch: The Guide to New Body-Centered Therapies

Whether they want to learn a new system or to supplement their existing approach(es), therapists of many persuasions will find Experiential Psychotherapy with Couples: A Guide for the Creative Pragmatist to be an aptly named treasure trove. Both theoretically sophisticated and full of “how to” techniques and illustrating case examples, it's also fun to read. I recommend it enthusiastically!” Michael Hoyt PhD. Author of Some Stories are Better than Others, Brief Therapy and Managed Care, Interviews with Brief Therapy Experts, and The Present is a Gift. 

“Well written and filled with clear examples and exercises, this book offers practical guidelines to therapists interested in applying an experiential orientation to couples work and in integrating it with other schools of family therapy.” Richard C. Schwartz, PhD. Author of Family Systems Therapy, co-author of Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods. 

Douglas, Leisha. (2001).

Bardo & Becoming: Poems.

Katonah, NY: Leisha Douglas & Leslye Smith.

Lorena Monda. (2000).  

The Practice of Wholeness: 

Spiritual Transformation in Everyday Life.  

Placitas, NM: Golden Flower Publications.

Review By:

Basia Kruszewska, Ph.D, Wholeness Here and Now.

My initial experience with this book was probably a classical example of why the author says spiritual transformation does not come easily to most people. I read the book voraciously. The prospect of the wholeness that Lorena Monda described was enticing. The concepts she spoke of were universal. In every section, I found something that resonated: Hiding your grief from your friends because they think you should be over it. Dividing ourselves into “us” and “them.” How to be ourselves while at the same time be willing to change for another.

But in spite of the author’s insistence that this book was intended to be used as a workbook, I skimmed or skipped through most of the exercises. I had lots of excuses: I didn’t have the time; they were for people who had never done much therapy; I couldn’t see how doing them would help me; I was already knee-deep in “real” homework. So when I closed the book it was with a deep respect for the author’s wisdom, but (not surprisingly) nothing had changed for me. For as Lorena points out repeatedly throughout the pages of this book, insight is not enough. Transformation is in the practice.

In the days after my first reading, I would remember a sentence, a thought, and for a fleeting moment I would again be drawn to the possibility that things could be different from what they are now. I found myself returning to a certain section, a chapter, re-reading parts that had brought tears to my eyes. And most importantly, I found myself peeking at the exercises with curiosity. Thinking, well if she’s as wise as she sounds, then she must know what she’s talking about when she says this book is meant to be used as a workbook…

So now, I am slowly, cautiously going back, and practicing. Sometimes playfully, sometimes painstakingly, but practicing. In a sense, writing this review is part of my practice of wholeness. One night, I caught myself thinking, “I’ll be able to write a great review for this book when my own transformation is complete.” And immediately Lorena’s words came to mind: We think we’ll find happiness once we work through these issues…or we complete that project…or find that soulmate. My transformation is far from complete, but practice has made me mindful of the fact that wholeness is available here and now.

Do the exercises if you can. But even if insight is all you’re after right now, pick up this book. Reading it is a delight. Gentleness and patience are interwoven into every word. You can’t help but learn to pay more attention to your body, as Lorena skillfully weaves together Oriental Medicine, Western psychotherapy, the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, and a deep belief in the interconnectedness of being.

I’m giving copies of this nourishing book to several friends

Paul Brenner & Donna Martin (2000)

Seeing Your Life Through New Eyes:  

InSights to Freedom from Your Past

Hillsboro, OR: Beyond Words Publishing 

Richard Heckler (1998).  


Everyday People, Unexpected Events, and Life-Affirming Change.  

NY: Harcourt Brace.

Richard Heckler (1994).  

Waking Up, Alive:  

The Descent, the Suicide Attempt, and the Return to Life.  

NY: Ballantine.

Norris, Gunilla. (1991)

Being Home: A Book of Meditations.

New York: Bell Tower.

Greg Johanson with Ron Kurtz. (1991).  

Grace Unfolding: 

Psychotherapy in the Spirit of the Tao-te ching.  

New York, NY: Bell Tower 


“It takes half a lifetime to realize what all spiritual masters have taught us—that true power comes from the synthesis of opposites. Save yourself a lot of time and read this remarkable book!”JOHN BRADSHAW, author of Bradshaw 

of The Family and Homecoming

A joy…like breathing clear mountain air. As I read it from the viewpoint of either therapist or client, I felt safe—in a world I could trust, sure that I would be 

understood and have the space to grow.”ALBERT PESSO, author of 

Movement in Psychotherapy, and Experience in Action

“a fascinating blend of Eastern spirituality, Western psychotherapy, feminist 

consciousness, and real caring. In a clear, gentle, and sometimes humorous 

voice, it speaks to us of therapy as partnership, as “being in communion’ 

with the task of the therapist to help us be more aware of our unique 

individuality, our connection with all life, and –above all—

our own inner wisdom.” --RIANE EISLER, author of 

The Chalice and the Blade

“easy to read, yet profound, and it is a pleasure to have Lao Tzu made so accessible and related to psychotherapy. This is a welcome focus on the yin of therapy, at a time when the expectation that therapists be doing, asserting, directing, medicating, and treating 

is so heavily weighted. . .I resonate with the very sensitive, gentle way (the book) 

attend(s) to the body and use(s) body-information to identify and amplify 

the therapeutic content.” --DELDONE ANNE MCNEELY, author of 

Touching: Body Therapy & Depth Psychology

“A grace-full treasury of wholistic, therapeutic gems from a wise guide of the ancient East; gently related, with illuminating clinical examples, to healing & wholeness 

methods for use by both clients and therapists! Balances, corrects, and 

complements the healing wisdom of analytic and problem-solving 

Western Psychotherapies!” --HOWARD CLINEBELL

author of Basic Types of Pastoral Counseling, 

and Well Being

“It’s a lovely, amazingly clear book. Only those who know therapeutic ways of working deeply from inside can describe them this well.” --EUGENE GENDLIN, 

author of Focusing

a real gift to clients and their therapists. Full of wise teaching, this book can help us gain trust in ourselves and in the exciting process of change. Grace Unfolding is a wonderful contribution to the field of psychotherapy.” --GUNILLA NORRIS, 

author of Being Home, Inviting Silence, Sharing Silence

“a delightful tool for refreshing in the spirit of ancient wisdom.”  

--DAVID FEINSTEIN, author of Personal Mythology, 

and Rituals for Living and Dying

“a great idea…It helps bridge two great traditions in a creative way that 

is quite unique.” CLYDE RIED, author of The Return to Faith:  

Finding God in the Unconscious

“This wonderfully insightful book is about the process of human transformation.  

(It) teaches how to allow health to emerge through trust and awareness of what 

already is. It speaks with clarity about seeing “resistance” as a door 

to wholeness.” --TILDA NORBERG, author of 

Stretch Out Your Hand

“This is not a typical self-help book! It is rather a gift which allows us to sink into ourselves, as non-clinging observers of our own experience. This book models a 

path of liberation for all of us, clients and therapists alike, inviting us to 

trust the flow of life and its healing.” --WILLIAM S. SCHMIDT, 

Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling, 

St. Stephen’s College of the University of Edmonton

Its quiet voice, wise, compelling, speaking to both clients and 

therapists, is remarkably effective.” --DAVID LOYE, author 

of The Sphinx and the Rainbow.

“Grace Unfolding is an inspirational book for every person in ministry and psychotherapy to read as a reminder of our true calling.”  

--Jeanne D. Weikert, Journal of Pastoral Care

“Grace Unfolding has reinspired me to listen more closely, to allow myself as both therapist and client to move only in accordance with the what is that is 

taking place.” --Lynn Vaughn, Transactional Analysis Journal.

"Following the simple profundity of the Tao-te ching, Johanson and Kurtz offer both client and therapist a delightful tool for refreshing themselves in the spirit of 

ancient wisdom." --DAVID FEINSTEIN,  Author Personal Mythology

Rituals for Living and Dying 

"This book is a real gift to clients and their therapists. It will help us recall that we are very human and worthy to be taken seriously, non-violently and compassionately.  

Both therapist and client are changed and enriched when together they can study 

the organization of experience. Full of wise teaching, this book can help us 

gain trust in ourselves and in the exciting process of change. Grace 

Unfolding is a wonderful contribution to the field of psychotherapy."

--GUNILLA NORRIS,  Author of Being Home, Becoming Bread, 

Journeying in Place, Inviting Silence, Sharing Silence, 

A Mystic Garden, and Simple Ways Toward the Sacred.

"I read it thoroughly and enjoyed tremendously. Grace Unfolding is 

excellent and should be published and delight the reading public."

--CHARLES CHU: Professor Emeritus of Chinese, 

Connecticut College Author (In Yale's Far Eastern Publications series)  

A Sketch of Chinese Geography, Campus Talks, Ch'i Pai-shih,  

Contemporary Chinese Writings.

"I read Grace Unfolding with great interest. It is a fine piece of work. I found it helpful in coping with everyday living. The book certainly demonstrate(s) that the ancient Eastern wisdom is still useful in our Western society. As it said, "it is used and 

used but is never exhausted." I am sure that this small and charming volume 

will receive a wide readership. . . .Please send me a copy when published.  

I would like to recommend it to my students."

--JUNG YOUNG LEE,  Professor of Systematic Theology, 

Drew Graduate School; Author of The Theology of Change, 

Death and Beyond in the Eastern Perspective, An Emerging 

Theology in World Perspective:; Commentary on Korean 

Minjung Theology; Cosmic Religion: The Principle of 

Changes: God Suffers With Us, and more.

In his work on non-directive counseling about a half century ago, Carl Rogers invited therapists to rely on the innate healing power of each client. Yet we still held onto models that we must use our knowledge and wisdom to repair the broken psyche 

of the client. Grace Unfolding by Johanson and Kurtz helps us fine-tune our 

skills so that we can enable the client to feel so safe, so understood, and so 

accepted that his or her enormous healing power emerges in a way never 

before possible. This is a breakthrough book needed by all counseling 

professions. It gives a new dimension of clarity and effectiveness to a 

profession badly in need of improved results."

--KEN KEYS, JR.,  Founder: Ken Keyes College

. Author, Handbook to Higher Consciousness and 

The Power of Unconditional Love.

Kurtz, Ron. (1990)

Body-Centered Psychotherapy: The Hakomi Method. 

Mendocino, CA: LifeRhythm, 


“This book is an absolute must. Ron Kurtz is a healing transformation looking for a place to happen. Hakomi is the absolute ‘cutting edge’ in modern therapeutic 

technique. Kurtz belongs to the masters. Perls, Berne, Lowen, Bandler and 

Grindler would certainly call him brother”. John Bradshaw, author of 

Bradshaw on The Family and Homecoming

“In Body-Centered Psychotherapy Ron Kurtz explains how he developed this unique approach and how and why it works. I find it a beautiful expression of the 

partnership model: a way of healing that recognizes not only the essential 

partnership between body and mind but between therapist and client; that 

shows that inclusion, empowerment and nonviolence make it possible for 

us to listen to ourselves and move to new levels of consciousness”. 

Riane Eisler, author of The Chalice and the Blade 

"An extraordinary book that skillfully looks into the therapy process. Ron is a master therapist and a brilliant and sensitive teacher who is able to pass on his skills to 

others. The simplicity clarity and humor of his writing enables the reader to 

easily absorb his profound insights into what makes a therapist truly 

effective. This book is a breakthrough in integrating principles 

of meditation and holism into psychotherapy and in offering 

many new and exciting techniques. The innovative approach 

here is far ahead of other therapist in enabling the client 

to discover and set aside his defensive postures and 

self imposed limitations"  

Swami Ajaya, Ph.D., author of Creative Use of Emotion.

Hakomi is a Hopi Indian word which means “How do you stand in relation to these many realms?” A more modern translation is, “Who are you?” Hakomi was developed by Ron Kurtz, co-author of The Body Reveals. Some of the origins of Hakomi stem from Buddhism and Taoism, especially concepts like gentleness, compassion, mindfulness and going with the grain. Other influences come from general systems theory, which incorporates the idea of respect for the wisdom of each individual as a living organic system that spontaneously organizes matter and energy and selects from the environment what it needs, in a way that maintains its goals, programs and identity. Hakomi also draws from modern body-centered psychotherapies such as Reichian work, Bioenergetics, Gestalt, Psychomotor, Feldenkrais, Structural Bodywork, Ericksonian Hypnosis, Focusing and Neurolinguistic Programing. Hakomi is a synthesis of philosophies, techniques and approaches that has its own unique artistry, form and organic process.

Dyrian Benz and Halko Weiss, (1989).  

To the Core of Your Experience.  

Charlottesville, VA: Luminas Press.

Barstow, Cedar. (1985).

Tending Body and Spirit:  

Massage and Counseling with Elders.

Boulder: CO. Many Realms Publishing,

Ron Kurtz and Hector Prestera (1976).  

The Body Reveals:  

An Illustrated Guide to the Psychology of the Body.  

NY: Harper & Row/Quicksilver Books

Book Chapters by Hakomi Authors

Harrer, M.E. (2013): Achtsamkeit in der psychotherapeutischen Beziehung. In: Anderssen-Reuster, U., Meibert, P & Meck, S. (Hrsg.) Psychotherapie und Buddhistisches Geistestraining.  Stuttgart: Schattauer.

Roy, Donna M. (2007). Body-centered counseling and psychotherapy. In David Capuzzi, and Douglas R. Gross (Eds.), Counseling and psychotherapy: Theories and interventions 4th Ed. (pp. 360-289). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson, Merrill/Prentice Hall.

Johanson, Gregory. J. (2007). Selected Bibliography on Mindfulness and Psychotherapy.” In J. David Cole & Carol Ladas-Gaskin, Mindfulness Centered Therapies: An Integrative Approach. Seattle, WA: Silver Birch Press, pp. 257-312. 

Soeder Ulrich (2007). Achtsamkeit als psychotherapeutische und wissenchaftliche Methode. In Anderssen-Reuster, U. (Hrsg.). Achtsamkeit in Psychotherapie und Psychosomatik. Stuttgart: Schattauer.

Wurll, Patricia. (2007). Achtsamkeit als therapeutische Grundhaltung. In Anderssen-Reuster, U. (Hrsg.). Achtsamkeit in Psychotherapie und Psychosomatik. Stuttgart: Schattauer.

Roy, Donna M (2003). Body-Centered Counseling and Psychotherapy. In David Capuzzi and Douglas Gross, (Eds.) Counseling and Psychotherapy: Theories and Interventions  4th Edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill Prentice Hall.

Johanson, Gregory J. (2002). Far Beyond Psychoanalysis: Freud’s Repetition Compulsion and the USABP.” 3rd National Conference of the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy, Johns Hopkins Univ. Baltimore, Maryland June 5-10, Conference Proceedings.

Vick, Philippa. (2002). Psycho-Spiritual Body Psychotherapy. In Tree Staunton, Body Psychotherapy. New York: Taylor & Francis Inc.

Weiss, Halko (2001). In Search of the Embodied Self. In M. Heller (Ed.). The Flesh of the Soul: The Body We Work With. Bern/New York: Peter Lang Verlag.

Barstow, Cedar. (2000). Earth Song: The Nature and Function of Rituals. In Ruth-Inge Heinze, Ed. Fire from Heaven. Bergin & Garvey, 

Kurtz, R., & Minton, K. (1997). Essentials of Hakomi Body-centered Therapy. In C. Caldwell (Ed.), Getting in Touch: the guide to new body-centered therapies. Wheaton Il: Quest.

Ogden, Pat. (1997). Hakomi Integrated Somatics: Hands-On Psychotherapy. In C. Caldwell (Ed.), Getting in Touch: the guide to new body-centered therapies. Wheaton Il: Quest.

Menkin, Dan. (1996). The Tao Te Ching and the Principle of Receptivity. In Dan Menkin. Transformation through Bodywork: Using Touch Therapies for Inner Peace. Santa Fe, NM: Bear & Company Publishing.

Weiss, Halko. (1992). Die heilende Beziehung. In B. Maul. (Hrsg.) Körperpsychotherapie, oder die Kunst der Begegnung. Berlin: Verlag Bernhard Maul.

Johanson, Gregory. J. & Taylor, Carol . R. (1988). Hakomi Therapy with seriously emotionally disturbed adolescents. In Charles E. Schaefer, (Ed.), Innovative interventions in child and adolescent therapy. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 232-265.

Articles by Hakomi Authors

Johanson, Gregory J. (2015). Hakomi Therapy. In Edward S. Neukrug, (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Theory In Counseling and Psychotherapy, pp. 483-487.  LA: SAGE Publishers.

Lavie, Shai. (2015). Held Experience: Using Mindfulness in Psychotherapy to Faciliate Deeper Psychological Repair. International Journal of Body Psychotherapy, 14/2, Fall 

Johanson, Gregory J. (2012). A Case Study Introduction to Hakomi Therapy. Bethel Seminary Pastoral Counseling Center Newsletter.  Hong Kong.

Nancy Eichhorn (2012). Mindful Communication: An Interview with Halko Weiss. Somatic Psychotherapy Today: The UABP Magazine, Winter, 3, 7-9.

Gottwald, Christian. (2012). Gewahrsein: Dasein und Inspiration in unmittelbarer Erfahrung. Psychotherapie/Psychotherapy 23 Jahrgang 2012, Nummer 3, pp. 70-76

Johanson, Gregory J. (2011). Creative Struggling. Somatic Psychotherapy Today: The USABP Magazine, 1/2, September, 37-38.

Lavie, Shai. (2011). In Search of a Lost Self. Psychotherapy Networker, Sept/Oct.

Murphy, Julie. (2011). Loosening the Grip of Addiction: A Mindful Recovery. The Therapist – California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) Journal, Sept./Oct. 

Lavie, Shai. (2011). Mindfulness-Based Family Therapy. The Therapist – California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) Journal, Sept./Oct. 

Fisher, Rob. (2011). Mindfulness in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. The Therapist – California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) Journal, Sept./Oct.

Mischkek Reeds, Manuela. (2011). Trauma States, Mindfulness and the Body. The Therapist – California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) Journal, Sept./Oct.

Johanson, G. J. (2011). Mindfulness, emotions and the organization of experience. USA Body Psychotherapy Journal, 10/1, 38-57. 

Fisher, Rob. (2011). Dancing with the Unconscious: An Approach Freud Never Dreamed Of. Psychotherapy Networker, July/Aug.

Johanson, Gregory J. (2011). Book Review of The Mindfulness Workbook by Thomas Roberts. The Annals of Psychotherapy & Integrative Health, 14/1, 78.

Johanson, Gregory J. (2011). In Memoriam: Ronald S. Kurtz -- 1934-2011. The Journal of Body, Movement & Dance in Psychotherapy, 6/2, August, 175-180.

Nancy Eichhorn. (2011). Interview with Greg Johanson, Ph.D. on "Accessing the Essential Self: Self States and Clinical Applications." Somatic Psychotherapy Today: The UABP Magazine, 1/1, July pp. 11-12.

Johanson, Gregory J. (2011). Mindfulness, Emotions, and the Organization of Experience. The USA Body Psychotherapy Journal, 10/1, 38-57.

Johanson, Gregory J. (2010). Response to: 'Existential Theory and our Search for Spirituality' by Eliason, Samide, Williams, and Lepore. The Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 12, 112-117, 

Johanson, Gregory J. (2010). Walking into the Future with Hope. The Annals of the American Psychotherapy Association, 13/2, 72-73.

Johanson, Gregory J. (2009). Book Review of You Are the One You’ve Been Waiting For by Richard C. Schwartz. The Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 11/3, 240-242.

Johanson, Gregory J. (2009). Psychotherapy, Science & Spirit: Nonlinear Systems, Hakomi Therapy, and the Tao. The Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 11/3, 172-212.

Johanson, Gregory J. (2009). Non-Linear Science, Mindfulness, and the Body in Humanistic Psychotherapy. The Humanistic Psychologist, 37, 159-177.

Johanson, Gregory J. (2008). Book Review of Anger: Discovering Your Spiritual Ally by Andrew D. Lester. The Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling, 62/1-2.

Johanson, Gregory J. (2008). Artistic Inspirations: False Colors. The Annals of the American Psychotherapy Association. 11/3, 28.

Weiss, Halko (2008).  The use of mindfulness in psychodynamic and body oriented psychotherapy.  International Journal for Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy. Oxford: Routledge.

Johanson, Gregory J. (with R. Cohen). (2007). Editor’s Introduction : Psycho-Spiritual Growth. Journal of Self Leadership, 3, 5-10.

Johanson, Gregory J. (2007). Book Review of In the Wake of Disaster by Harold G. Koenig, M.D. The Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling, 61/1-2, 151-153.

Kaplan, Amelia with Schwartz, Laurie. (2006). Listening to the Body: Three Case Studies of Body-Centered Psychotherapy. (Winner of the 2005 U.S. Association of Body Psychotherapists Research Award.)

Tater, Maci and Johanson, Gregory J. (2006). Hakomi Therapy: Must Therapy Be Forceful?”  The Echo, Charlottesville, VA. June, 10. 

Johanson, Gregory J. (2006). A Survey of the Use of Mindfulness in Psychotherapy. The Annals of the American Psychotherapy Association 9/2, 15-24.

Johanson, Gregory J. (with R. Cohen). (2003). Editor’s Introduction: Why Self-Leadership? Journal of Self Leadership, 1.

Halko Weiss. (2002). Mindfulness in the light of neurobiological research. Presented to congresses in Munich, Germany, in June 2002, San Francisco, USA, in August 2002 and at Ischia, Italy, in October 2002. 

Johanson, Gregory J. (2002). Glimpsing the Field of Pastoral Theology Through the Window of Spirituality. Journal of Pastoral Theology, 12/1. 

Fisher, Rob. (2001). Working Experientially and Somatically with Couples. Journal of Couples Therapy, 10/2. 

Ogden, Pat and Kekuni Minton. (2000). Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: One Method for Processing Trauma. Traumatology VI/3, Article 3 (October).

Weiss, Halko. (1996). Wie man das lernen kann, was heilt. Frankfurter Ring Magazin, 1. Frankfurt.

Johanson, Gregory J. (1993). The How of Being Religious: A Review of David M. Wulff's Psychology of Religion: Classic and Contemporary Views. The Journal of Pastoral Care, 47/3.  

Faucheaux, , and Weiss, Halko. (1995). The Almost Impossible Task of Just Paying Attention. Psychotherapy in Australia, 2/1, November.

Johanson, Gregory J. (1993a). Both/And, Not Either/Or: A Response to Alan Billings' 'Pastors or Counsellors'.  Contact: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Pastoral Studies, 110, 19-30.

Johanson, Gregory J. (1993b). Matters of Unity, Truth, and Morality: Science and Theology in the Quarterly Review of the Methodist Episcopal Church South 1847-1851. Methodist History, 31/2, 76-90.

Johanson, Gregory J. (1992). A Critical Analysis of David Augsburger's Pastoral Counseling Across Cultures. The Journal of Pastoral Care, 46/2, 162-173.

Weiss, Halko. (1992). "Die heilende Beziehung", in Körperpsychotherapie, Hrsg. Bernhard Maul, Verlag Bernhard Maul, Berlin.

Johanson, Gregory J. (1991). Grace Unfolding." (3,000 word excerpt of Grace Unfolding). Common Boundary, 9/4.

Johanson, Gregory J. (1989). The Hierarchical Approach of Ken Wilber to the Psychology and Sociology of Religion. The Counseling Journal, 4.

Johanson, Gregory J. (1989). All the Lonely People: The Use of Characterology in Ministry. The Journal of Pastoral Counseling, XXIV/, 104-119

Johanson, Gregory J. (1986). Reflections On A Native American Funeral: The Ways of a Spiritual People. New World Outlook, XLVI/7, May, 38ff.

Johanson, Gregory J. (1979-80). The Psychotherapist as Faith Agent. The Journal of Pastoral Counseling, XIV/2, 71-75.

Johanson, Gregory J. (1978). The Parish Revisited: Reflections on How CPE Helped and Hindered a Return to Parish Ministry After Training. The Journal of Pastoral Care, XXXII/3, 147-154. 

Johanson, Gregory J. (1970). Watermelon Man. Junction, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, October. 

Articles by Hakomi Trained Authors in the  Hakomi Forum, a peer-reviewed professional journal of the Hakomi Institute.

Gregory J. Johanson, Ph.D. (Ed.) (27 annual editions to date)

Barstow, Cedar. (2014). On Apologies. Hakomi Forum, 27, 51-56.

Johanson, Gregory J. (2013). Hakomi and the ambiguous face of research. Hakomi Forum 26, 11-26.

Morgan, Marilyn. (2013a). Attachment and Hakomi. Hakomi Forum, 26, 49-60.

Morgan, Marilyn (2013b). The Sacred Ground So Finely Assembled. Hakomi Forum, 26, 61-66.

Barstow, Cedar. (2013). School of Hard Knocks, Indonesian Style. Hakomi Forum, 26, 67-70.

Johanson, Gregory J. (2012). Editorial: 25th Edition. Hakomi Forum, 25, 3-6.

Marco, Amy S., McBride, Dawn L., & Johanson, Greg (2012). Hakomi in Action: A Narrative. Hakomi Forum, 25, 37-48.

Johanson, Gregory J. (2012). "Taking Over" Technique with Veteran Trauma Work. Hakomi Forum, 25, 71-73.

Hoffman, Chris. (2012). Poems from Cairns and Realization Point. Hakomi Forum, 25, 74-75.

Johanson, Gregory J. (2011a). Editorial: Ripples from a Life Lived. Hakomi Forum, 23-24, 4-6.

Cherry, Nina. (2011). Mastering Your Psychology for Success at Work. Hakomi Forum, 23-24, 67-70.

Johanson, Gregory J. (2011b). Ronald S. Kurtz, 1934-2011: A Remembrance. Hakomi Forum, 23-24, 71-74.

Pringle, Serge. (2011). Ronald S. Kurtz: Somatic Perspectives Interview. Hakomi Forum, 23-24, 75-80.

Hakomi Wider Community. (2011). Tributes to Ron Kurtz. Hakomi Forum, 23-24, 81-100.

Johanson, Gregory J. (2011c). Book Review: The Emergence of Somatic Psychology and Bodymind Therapy by Barnaby B. Barratt. Hakomi Forum, 23-24, 101-116.

Feldman, Reynold Ruslan. (2011). Poems. Hakomi Forum, 23-24, 117-118.

Pringle, Serge. (2009). Ron Kurtz USABP Interview. Hakomi Forum 22, 5-10..

Ortiz, Fernando. (2009). Hakomi on Campus: Teaching Loving Presence and Mindfulness at a Public University in Mexico City. Hakomi Forum 22, 43-46.

Repplinger, Mark. (2009). Language and the Ineffable Aspect of the Bodymind. Hakomi Forum 22, 47-54.

Mattern, Rhonda. (2009). To Be or Not to Be Transpersonal: Can Hakomi Embrace the Whole Without Embracing the Soul? Hakomi Forum 22, 55-62.

Ladas-Gaskin, Carol & Cole David. (2009). Book Review: The Boy Who Was Raised As a Dog. Hakomi Forum 22, 63-64.

Douglas, Leisha. (2009). Poems from Bardo & Becoming. Hakomi Forum 22, 65-66.

Douglas, Leisha. (2008). Editorial Note to Frances Richey & The Warrior. Hakomi Forum 19-20-21, 3-6.

Kurtz, R. (2008). A little history. Hakomi Forum, 19-20-21, 7-18.

Meilan, Marlise. (2008). Rest and Its Centrality to Psychotherapy. Hakomi Forum 19-20-21, 19-30.

Baird, Linda. (2008). “Childhood Trauma in the Etiology of Borderline Personality Disorder: Theoretical Considerations & Therapeutic Interventions.” Hakomi Forum Vol. 19-20-21: 31-42.

Barstow, Cedar. (2008). The Power Differential & the Power Paradox. Hakomi Forum Vol. 19-20-21:53-62.

Myllerup-Brookhuis, Inge. (2008). The Principles of Hakomi. Hakomi Forum 19-20-21, 69-84.

Coffey, K. (2008). Making Hakomi more transpersonal. Hakomi Forum, 19-20-21, 85-100.

Douglas, Leisha. (2008). Leisha Douglas USABP Interview with Serge Pringle. Hakomi Forum 19-20-21, 109-113.

Perrault, Nancy Lukas. (2008). Personal Process of the Integration of Hakomi Body-Centered Psychotherapy with Holistic Nursing and Healing Touch. Hakomi Forum 19-20-21, 131-136.

Mowrer, Joe. (2008). Accessing Implicit Material through Body Sensations. Hakomi Forum 19-20-21, 147-155.

Kurtz, Ron. (2007). Three Recent Essays.” Hakomi Forum 18, 5-10.

Douglas, Leisha. (2007). Editorial: Words & Meaning. Hakomi Forum 18, 3.

Bornt, Robert K. (2007). Self-No/Self. Hakomi Forum 18, 27-36.

Quale, Kamala. (2007). Nourish the Body, Ease the Mind, and Brighten the Spirit. Hakomi Forum 18, 41-46.

Fluhart-Negrete, Karuna. (2007). The Power of Presence in Trauma Work: An Elemental Embrace. Hakomi Forum 18, 47-50.

Fisher, Rob. (2007). Experiential Psychotherapy with Couples: A Guide for the Creative Pragmatist. Hakomi Forum 18, 51-62.

O’Maille, Tria Thompson & Roseann E. Kasayka. (2007). Touching the Spirit at the End of Life. Hakomi Forum 18, 63-73.

Falese, Bari. (2007). “The Flowers of Kaifeng Again” and “Huai (Broken).” Hakomi Forum 18, 73

Tezuka, Ikue. (2007). When Free from Conventional Ideas. Hakomi Forum 18, 74.

Simmons, Cathy Ann. (2007). Creek Crossing.” Hakomi Forum 18, 75

Gunther, Uta. (2006). Hakomi: Strengths and Limitations. Hakomi Forum 16-17, 35-42 

Kurtz, Ron. (2006). Five Recent Essays.” Hakomi Forum 16-17, 1-8.

Morgan, Marilyn. (2006). Neuroscience & Psychotherapy. Hakomi Forum 16-17, 9-23

Marlock, Gustl and Weiss, Halko (2006). In search of the embodied self. Hakomi Forum, 16-17, 47-55.

Eisman, Jon. (2006). Shifting States of Consciousness: The Re-Creation of the Self Approach to Transformations. Hakomi Forum 16-17, 63-70.

Petersen, Sol. (2006). How Do I Listen? Applying Body Psychotherapy Principles & Skills in Manual & Movement Therapy. Hakomi Forum 16-17, 71-90.

Cole, David. (2006). Modified Hakomi: Coaching Clients with IFS and Hakomi Skills. Hakomi Forum 16-17, 91-100.

Martin, Donna. (2006). Practice Notes. Hakomi Forum 16-17, 101-106.

Douglas, Leisha. (2006). "Marblehead Minuet” and “Of Room & Wings.” Hakomi Forum 16-17, 107.

Kurtz, Ron. (2005). Mindfulness-Based Self Study. Hakomi Forum 14-15, 1-4.

Keller, Randall. (2005). Hakomi Simplified 2004: A New View of Ron Kurtz’s Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy. Hakomi Forum 14-15, 5-18.

Kaplan, Amelia and Laurie Schwartz. (2005). Issues of Attachment and Sexuality: A Case Study from a Clinical Research Study. Hakomi Forum 14-15, 19-33.

Eisman, Jon. (2005). Categories of Psychological Wounding, Neural Patterns, and Treatment Approaches.“ Hakomi Forum, 14-15, 43-50.

Monda, Lorena. (2005). Bringing Mindfulness to Despair. Hakomi Forum 14-15, 59-62.

Ladas-Gaskin, Carol. (2005). Patience and Letting Go: The Roots of Compassionate Healing. Hakomi Forum 14-15, 75-78.

Douglas, Leisha. (2005a). The Healing Power of Poetry. Hakomi Forum 14-15, 63-68.

Douglas, Leisha. (2005b). Fire Building: A Poem. Hakomi Forum 14-15, 91.

Bryan, Frederick C. (2005). Writing the Body: Poetry Therapy’s Resonance with Body-Centered Practice. Hakomi Forum 14-15, 69-74.

Johanson, G. J. (1999). Far beyond psychoanalysis: Freud’s repetition compulsion. Hakomi Forum, 13, 27-41.

Faucheaux, D. & Weiss, H. (1999). Training psychotherapists in the almost impossible task of just paying attention. Hakomi Forum, 13:1-6.

Fisher, Rob and Jaci Hull. (1999). Applying Hakomi Principles and Techniques to Mainstream Psychodynamic, Behavioral and Systemic Couples Psychotherapy. Hakomi Forum 13, 18-26.

Johanson, Gregory J. (1996). The Birth and Death of Meaning: Selective Implications of Linguistics for Psychotherapy. .Hakomi Forum, 12

Fisher, Rob. (1996). Using Hakomi in Couples. Hakomi Forum 12, 3-8.

Kurtz, Ron. (1996). Introduction to the Process.” Hakomi Forum 12, 6-12.

Guevara, Karmen. (1996). Creating Organisations Fit for the Human Spirit through Hakomi. Hakomi Forum 12, 9-22.

Benz-Chartrand, Dyrian. (1996). Evoking Essence. Hakomi Forum 12, 23-30.

Ogden, Pat. (1996). Hands-on Psychotherapy. Hakomi Forum 12, 31-44.

Kurtz, Ron. (1995). The Origins of the Hakomi Method. Hakomi Forum 11, 3-10.

Whitehead, Tom. (1995). Boundaries and Psychotherapy Part II: Healing Damaged Boundaries. Hakomi Forum 11, 27-36.

Dall, Megan. (1995). Dancing in Neverland: Hakomi Therapy from a Client’s Perspective. Hakomi Forum 11, 37-40.

Jaffe, Cynthia. (1995). Transcending Duality in the Therapeutic Relationship: Working with the Unity Principle. Hakomi Forum 11, 41-46.

Martin, Donna. (1995). Remembering Wholeness: A Model for Healing and Recovery.“ Hakomi Forum 11, 47-52.

Benz-Chartrand, Dyrian. (1995). Updating the Foundation of Hakomi. Hakomi Forum 11, 53-58.

Weiss, Halko: (1995). The Emergence of the Other. Hakomi Forum 11.

Whitehead, Tom. (1994). Boundaries and Psychotherapy Part I: Boundary Distortion and Its Consequences. Hakomi Forum 10, 7-16.

Barstow, Cedar. (1994). Ethics: The Right Use of Power and Influence. Hakomi Forum 10, 17-20.

Whitehead, Tom. (1992). Hakomi in Jail: A Programmatic Application with Groups of Psychotic, Disruptive Jail Inmates. Hakomi Forum 9, 7-14.

Schulmeister, Martin. (1992). Grace In Therapy: What A Therapists Must Trust In. Hakomi Forum 9, 51-55.

Barstow, Cedar and Johanson, Greg. (1990). Current Perspectives on Hakomi Training and Therapy Issues. Hakomi Forum 8, 1-6.

Ogden, Pat. and Anne Peters. (1990). Translating the Body’s Language. Hakomi Forum 8, 31-34.

Eisman, Jon. (1989). The Child State of Consciousness and the Formation of the Self. Hakomi Forum 7, 10-15.

Benz, Dyrian. (1989). Family: The next larger picture. Hakomi Forum, 7, 36-38.

Lambert, Sheela. (1989). Hakomi Therapy Supervision Verbatim. Hakomi Forum 7, 39-44.

Barstow, Cedar. (1989). Hakomi and Metanoia. Hakomi Forum, 7, 2-7.

Benz-Chartrand, Dyrian. (1989). Family: The Next Larger Picture. Hakomi Forum 7, 36-38.

Cole, Howard and Meg Blanchet-Cole. (1989). Why Body/Mind? Hakomi Forum 7, 8-9.

Johanson, Gregory J. (1988). A Curious Form of Therapy: Hakomi. Hakomi Forum, 6 .

Schanzer, Lakshyan. (1988). Non-Invasive Methodologies of Studying Neurological Correlates of Human Mental States, In Particular those During Psychotherapy: A Review of Recent Literature. Hakomi Forum 6, 32-46.

Schulmeister, Martin. (1988). The Hakomi Method in Therapy Groups. Hakomi Forum 6, 47-56.

Hoffman, Chris. (1988) An Application of the Sensitivity Cycle to Organizational Groups. Hakomi Forum 6, 57-62.

Patterson, David. (1988). Managing to Practice: Supervision. Hakomi Forum 6, 63-66.

Kurtz, Ron. (1987). On the Uniqueness of Hakomi. Hakomi Forum 5, 2-8.

Weiss, Halko. (1987). Storytelling for Hakomi Therapists. Hakomi Forum 5.

Johanson, Gregory J. (1987). Hakomi and the Creation Centered Spirituality of Matthew Fox - Path II Befriending Darkness, Letting Go and Letting Be: The Via Negativa. Hakomi Forum 5, Summer.

Benz-Chartrand, Dyrian. (1987). Yoga and Hakomi: Two Friends Meet. Hakomi Forum 5, 38-39.

Emlen, Nicholas. (1987). Hakomi and Naturopathy. Hakomi Forum 5, 9-17.

Kurtz, Ron. (1986). Cancer and Psychotherapy. Hakomi Forum 4, 18-32.

Moyer, Lee. (1986). The Context for Hakomi in the Treatment of Eating Disorders. Hakomi Forum 4, 33-41. Summer

Johanson, Gregory J. (1986). Hakomi in the Trenches. .Hakomi Forum, 4.  

Erickson, Cady. (1986). Hakomi and the Hunt Seat Equestrian. Hakomi Forum 4, 55-57.

Kurtz, R. (1985). The organization of experience. Hakomi Forum, 3, 3-9 Summer.

Smiley, Hugh. (1985). Values and Empowerment. Hakomi Forum 3, 10-13. Summer

Barstow, Cedar. (1985a). Spirituality and Psychotherapy. Hakomi Forum 3, 23-28. Summer

Hartman, Stan. (1985). Huna, Hakomi, and Spirituality. Hakomi Forum 3, 29-33. Summer

Knowlan, Amina. (1985). Incorporating Spiritual Awareness in Hakomi Sessions. Hakomi Forum 3, 43-45. Summer

Townsend-Simmons, Reba. (1985). All Roads Lead Home: Nourishment, Transformation, and Grace.” Hakomi Forum 3, 46-47. Summer

Benz-Chartrand, Dyrian. (1985). In the Spirit of Hakomi. Hakomi Forum 3, 49-50. Summer

Barstow, Cedar. (1985b). Emily Rose. Hakomi Forum 3, 52. Summer

Lloyd, John. (1985). Spirituality and Hakomi. Hakomi Forum 3, Summer

Johanson, Gregory J. (1985). Hakomi and the Creation Centered Spirituality of Matthew Fox - Path I Befriending Creation: The Via Positiva. Hakomi Forum, Vol. 3, Summer.

Kurtz, Ron. (1985). “Foundations of Hakomi Therapy.” Hakomi Forum 2, Winter: 3-7. Summer

Johanson, Gregory J. (1985). A Note on Psychodrama and Hakomi Therapy. Hakomi Forum. 2. Winter

Taylor, Carol R. (1985). Use of Elements of Hakomi Therapy with Seriously Emotionally Disturbed Adolescents. Hakomi Forum, 2, 35-36. Winter

Johanson, Gregory J. (1985). The Use of Biofeedback by Hakomi Therapists. Hakomi Forum. 2. Winter

Barstow, Cedar. (1985). An Overview of the Hakomi Method of Psychotherapy. Hakomi Forum, 2, 8-18. Winter

Johanson, Gregory J. (1984). Editorial: Watzlawick, Wilbur and the Work. Hakomi Forum 1. Summer

Singer, Werner. (1984). Being Effective Through Non-Doing. Hakomi Forum 1, 13-24. Summer

Records, Devi. (1984). The Hakomi Method and Couples. Hakomi Forum 1, 29-38. Summer

Johanson, Gregory J. (1984). Technical Proposal for Intensive Family Services. Hakomi Forum 1. Summer

Weiss, Halko. (1984). Humor and Imagination. Hakomi Forum 1. Summer

Books & Articles that Reference Hakomi Therapy 

Outside the Hakomi Forum

Aposhyan, Susan. Body-Mind Psychotherapy. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 2004

Kaplan, Amelia and Laurie Schwartz. “Issues of Attachment and Sexuality: Case Studies from a Clinical Research Study.” In the Proceedings of the 2005 United States Association for Body Psychotherapy (USABP) Conference. 

Gendlin, Eugene T. Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy: A Manual of the Experiential Method. New York: The Guilford Press, 1996.

Greene, Elliot and Barbara Goodrich-Dunn. The Psychology of the Body. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2004.

Kornfield, Jack. A Path with Heart. New York: Bantam Books, 1993.

Mahoney, Michael J. Constructive Psychotherapy: A Practical Guide. New York: The Guilford Press, 2003.

Miller, Geraldine A. Incorporating Spirituality in Counseling and Psychotherapy. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 2002.

Ogden, Pat, Minton, Kekuni & Pain, Clare. Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy. New York: W. W. Norton, 2006.

Sorajjakool, Siroj. Wu Wei, Negativity and Depression: The Principle of Non-Trying in the Practice of Pastoral Care. New York: Haworth Pastoral Press, 2001.

Sorajjakool, Siroj. Do Nothing. West Conshohocken, PA: Templeton Foundation Press, 2009.

Wiener, Daniel J. Beyond Talk Therapy: Using Movement and Expressive Techniques in Clinical Practice. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 1999.

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