Mediterranean home of Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy
What is Hakomi?
More than a set of techniques, Hakomi is a compassionate way of being with others.
The method is state-of-the-art, combining advances in neuroscience with the perennial wisdom of Buddhism and Taoism’s Eastern traditions. Mindfulness is at the heart of everything we do.
Although sessions include talking, our experiential approach deepens therapy beyond insight. We help clients access the “blueprints” that shape their present-day experiences.
Practitioners use the therapeutic relationship and somatic interventions to heal attachment wounds and developmental trauma.
When you can spontaneously, and by your presence alone, make somebody else feel worthy and welcome, then you have achieved the personhood of a therapist.
Our Institute teaches the original and complete methodology of the Hakomi approach as developed by Ron Kurtz and his team in the early 1980s.
Since then, the Method has evolved and now includes cutting-edge elements of neural sciences, attachment theory, trauma research, and interpersonal neurobiology that has informed psychotherapeutic research in recent decades. Our gratitude goes to Ron Kurtz, with whom we studied and worked until his death in 2011.
We teach in a way that grows people, not just professionals. Participants have authentic encounters with themselves and other students, making for a rich, intimate learning experience.
Live and on-line learning
Residential segments at our headquarters in Soller, Mallorca
Our more extended programs are a hybrid of residential segments at our headquarters in Soller, Mallorca, combined with online modules. Shorter programs take place in Mallorca as well.
Flexible and dynamic on-line formats
We avoid relying on static, didactic lectures. Instead, we offer interactive teaching methods to foster an engaging virtual learning community.
Our therapist training in Hakomi MSP is taught in English and approved by the European Association of Psychotherapy and the European Association of Body Psychotherapy.
We also offer shorter Hakomi workshops and specialty courses for helping professionals.
Personal enrichment courses use the skills and principles of Hakomi to enhance your well-being and personal relationships.
Work with a Hakomi therapist to resolve personal difficulties or experience the method first-hand. You may also volunteer to be a practice client for one of our students.
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What students say
A strong sense of safety, allowing room to learn and show up at my pace. From the beginning there was a real sense that this really works in a way it was hard to explain just cognitively.
The biggest attraction was seeing the change in people who had done the Hakomi training before me—they were more centred, more confident, more themselves. This was what I wanted for myself, too.
There's no question that the Hakomi training is the best psychotherapy training I've ever done. The Hakomi trainers, without exception, embody and constantly demonstrate the Hakomi principle of loving presence towards all the students they train which powerfully facilitates the students' learning of the method.
Hakomi has made a big change for me as a therapist and in my daily life. Without a doubt it is the best psychotherapy training I know. In Hakomi therapy I admire the gentle way of going really deep, effortlessly and mindfully. For me, as a body therapist, it makes a lot of sense working in a body-mind approach and it is easy for me to combine the methods. During the Hakomi Mallorca training there was a great combination of practical exercises and theory. My trainers are really talented; the way they embody the method by showing Loving Presence and tracking everybody in the group is amazing. They gave us so much support as therapists and on a personal level. I’m so thankful.
Hakomi is an amazing model and the skills I learn have been a very powerful addition to my practice but also to my life. As I often support people in psychedelic states I find that Hakomi is the most advanced tool for this work and has helped me be much more effective in meeting people in these deep emotional states and helping them to feel the value of being there.
The Hakomi training has been one of the most transformative and healing experiences of my life. I thought I was signing up for a training to be a Hakomi therapist, I did not realise I was also signing up to be part of a group of lifelong friends who are committed to their own healing and growth and that of the world’s. Important aspects of therapy work such as non-violence, loving kindness, and mindfulness are taught first and foremost, before techniques. These principles continue to guide all aspects of my life and being outside of therapy. The teaching is clear, deep, rich and deeply moving, and the many experiential exercises make it a training that is always interesting, inspiring and profound.
Hakomi has opened a portal to heal my heart. Since the day I crossed with this approach so much shifted in my life. The way I see psychotherapy, how I work with clients and, most important of all, the way I relate to myself changed. I feel much more connected and alive. It’s a wonderful and fulfilling path.