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Some of the following articles originally appeared in “The Hakomi Forum”, the professional journal of the Hakomi Institute. For more articles, visit the Resources & Professional Journal sections of the Hakomi Institute site.

In Search of a Lost Self: Reclaiming our Missing Experiences

Shai Lavie

It sometimes seems as if there isn’t a psychotherapy seminar or workshop anywhere in the country that doesn’t have “mindfulness” in the title, yet most therapists these days are still vague about how they can use mindfulness techniques, minute-by-minute, in sessions, and how guiding clients through mindfulness exercises can help resolve difficult, long standing issues. So what follows is a brief primer on the specifics of incorporating mindfulness into therapeutic practice.

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Mindful Communication: An Interview with Halko Weiss

Nancy Eichhorn

This article explores how mindfulness in relationship allows us to follow the stream of sensation and thought and interject our consciousness rather than living life through automaticity. More specifically, by developing mindfulness techniques people gain the ability for self-perception, allowing them to look within themselves. This awareness, this fundamental “seeing”, allows in turn for a skilful and empathic response to each other.

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Navigating Relationships with H.E.A.R.T.

Dr. Karen Baikie

Relationships can often be challenging, but they can also provide wonderful opportunities for growth and healing. Hakomi Teacher Dr Karen Baikie introduces some aspects of the interpersonal skills model taught in the Hakomi Embodied and Aware Relationship Training (H.E.A.R.T.®) and shows how this mindfulness-centred approach can help two people see each other more clearly and connect more heartfully.

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The Emergence of the Other: A Hakomi approach to the interpersonal

Halko Weiss

Using a general relationship model (GRM), this article explores the aspect of relationship within a Hakomi framework: from one-on-one therapy, to group situations and a general outlook on relationship.
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The Almost Impossible Task of Paying Attention

Deepesh Faucheaux and Halko Weiss

There are two levels to a psychotherapy training: the “mechanics” of learning theory, skills and methodology, and a more foundational piece Hakomi refer to as the personhood of a therapist.

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The Use of Mindfulness in Psychodynamic and Body Oriented Psychotherapy

Halko Weiss

This article looks at how mindfulness is used in Western psychotherapy with a particular focus on how body oriented psychotherapy is predisposed to embrace mindfulness as a core concept.

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Mindfulness and Renowned Research

Halko Weiss

A presentation given by Halko Weiss in Munich in June 2002, San Francisco in August 2002 and at Ischia in October 2002.

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Describing the Method: Science, Spirit and Psychotherapy

Ron Kurtz

Hakomi founder Ron Kurtz’s goal here is to place the Hakomi method within three different disciplines: scientific, spiritual and psychotherapeutic.

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Foundations of the Hakomi Method

Ron Kurtz

This article describes some of the foundations on which Hakomi is based. As the piece indicates, Hakomi is alive, fresh and developing as new material is integrated and experimented with.

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The Hakomi Principles

Ron Kurtz

Hakomi is based on five principles: Mindfulness, Non-Violence, Mind-Body Holism, Organicity and Unity. Ron Kurtz explains.

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Introduction to the Process

Ron Kurtz

This transcription of a talk by Ron Kurtz maps Hakomi into General Systems Theory, information processing, learning curves of chaos and certainty, models of health and disease, living systems and dissipative structures.

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“Radar”: A Mindfulness-Based Exploration Through Unnamed Material

Richard A. Heckler

This article was originally published in 2005, as part of a chapter in the “Handbuch der Körperpsychotherapie” (Handbook of Body Psychotherapy), edited by Halko and his friend Gustl Marlock. We hope it will show you how fast a therapeutic process can unfold when mindfulness and the body become allies. It will also give you a sense of what a Hakomi session is like and what techniques are used by Hakomi Therapists to promote transformation.

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