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 Dr Ron Kurtz and some of the origins stem from concepts like gentleness, compassion, mindfulness and going with the flow.  Other influences come from general-systems theory, incorporating 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 draws from modern body-centered psychotherapies such as Bioenergetics, Gestalt, Structural Bodywork, Focusing and Neurolinguistic Programming.  Hakomi is really a synthesis of philosophies, techniques and approaches that has its own unique artistry, form and organic process.”

-Body-Centered Psychotherapy, The Hakomi Method by Ron Kurtz.