Ethics and Hakomi
The committee’s goal is to enhance the Hakomi Method and the professionalism of our colleagues by encouraging a high standard of ethical behavior among Hakomi practitioners. We consider ethical behavior to be the right use of power and influence and, as such, to be a lifelong process of engagement in learning about and taking responsibility for one’s impact in all relationships, especially those involving different degrees of power, such as teacher/student, or therapist/client.
You can read more about the Hakomi Institute’s commitment to ethics by reading the Institute’s Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics.
Ethical Grievance Process
Care & Repair Process
HIEC was formed in 1993 under the dedicated guidance of Hakomi Trainer, Cedar Barstow. Dr. Barstow chaired the committee that wrote the ethics code and the ethical grievance process. Her curriculum for the ethics component of Hakomi Trainings is outlined in the Hakomi Institute textbook. She is the author of Right Use of Power: The Heart of Ethics (Many Realms Publishing, 2005 and 2015) and founded the Right Use of Power Institute. Her leadership within the Hakomi Institute created a strong foundation for ethical practice and process. The current members of HIEC have carried this work forward since Dr. Barstow’s retirement in 2021.
Dr. Suhari Mommsen-Bohm, Certified Hakomi Trainer NZ, Psychotherapist NZAP, PBANZ, ND
Sarah Tait-Jamieson, Certified Hakomi Teacher, Masters of Health Science, Psychotherapy; MNZAP; PBANZ
Linda Baird, MA, LPC, Certified Hakomi Therapist, Colorado
Deah Baird, ND, LPC, Certified Hakomi Trainer, PNW region, U.S.A