What participants have said about Hakomi Institute trainings:

“After practicing for 30 years, with this training I feel like I’m finally the therapist I always wanted to be.”

— Carol Wichers, M.A., L.C.S.W., L.M.F.T., Minnesota

“I learned so much, thoroughly enjoyed the people and process, and found the instructors amazing in the breadth and depth of their experience and knowledge.”

— Pat Waterman, L.C.S.W., Vermont

“A ’10’ – I cannot speak highly enough about the trainers and the consistency of excellence.”

— Keating Coffey, Psy.D., L.P.C., Colorado

“Excellent – rich and satisfying. It has expanded me as a person and as a therapist. The trainers were exceptional – all were superlative. The training enables you to deepen self-awareness, become more present, and learn to work with inner and outer challenges with ease, compassion and honesty – and then help others to do the same.”

— Debra Babarsky, Ph.D, L.P.C., Virginia

“A very supportive and confidence-building training – I’m inspired by this work and its capacity to offer real support and change for clients, as well as increase confidence in bringing all of myself to the role of therapist.”

— Laura Stone, M.A., L.P.C., Colorado

“A gift – a wonderful experience that will shape the rest of my life.”

— Kate Mazuy, M.A., L.P.C., Colorado

“Learning the Hakomi Method has been one of the most personally and professionally enriching experiences of my career. I have gained tools to help my clients rapidly access and transform their pain and struggle, and found it profoundly effective across a wide range of individuals with a variety of long-term and challenging clinical and life problems. I cannot recommend this training highly enough.”

— Jeffrey Rutstein, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist, New Jersey

“It has been the most powerful journey I have ever taken.”

— Thomas Ruettgers, M.A., Psychotherapist, Germany

“”After two Master’s degrees and many workshops/trainings, this Hakomi training was the most valuable and meaningful experience both personally and professionally; it prepared me for my chosen work/profession more than any other.”

— Douglas Taylor, M.A., M.Ed., N.C.C.

“An amazing experience – I feel my learnings here are applicable both working as a therapist, and personally”

— Emily McKay, M.A., L.P.C.

“Hakomi allows me to work compassionately with clients in a way that uncovers and integrates their core experience.”

— Jyoti Sharp, M.A., Colorado

“This training gets my highest recommendation. It excels in all the right ways, as an effective method of psychotherapy and as a transformative personal process. I loved the hands on, experiential method of the training itself, and enjoyed learning something that really WORKS in the office with clients – I’m already helping people with this gentle and powerful work. Not only have I been well-trained in a modality that I’m already using successfully, but I’ve also personally transformed in ways I’ve always longed for.”

— Lucien Renjilian-Burgy, Registered Psychotherapist, Colorado