Hakomi Experiential Pschology


Hakomi Experiential Therapy combines mindfulness and principles of Eastern spiritual traditions with a unique, highly effective Western methodology.

Hakomi is a body-centered, somatic psychotherapy. The body is experienced as a door that can be opened to reveal the character and belief system of the individual. The body's structures and habitual patterns become a powerful access route to unconscious ways of organizing, and to internal resources.

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The Hakomi Method allows the hidden beliefs which shape our lives and relationships to emerge safely into consciousness. Once conscious, they can be directly experienced and re-evaluated, and new dimensions of awareness can be integrated.

Loving presence and the healing relationship are central to Hakomi. People learn to develop an exquisite sensitivity and attunement to others, and to convey this understanding. This empathy and responsiveness helps to create a deep sense of safety and connection, and facilitates the effectiveness of therapy.

The Hakomi Institute was founded in Boulder, Colorado in 1981 by Ron Kurtz and the Hakomi trainers. Since then, the Institute has expanded to offer Hakomi Trainings across the U.S. and internationally. Workshops and trainings are currently held in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

To learn more about Hakomi, go to www.hakomiinstitute.com



Kamala has been inspired by Hakomi since 1985 when she began training in the method. In 1988 she became a certified Hakomi practitioner. Kamala was also a member of the Hakomi teaching staff for 25 years. During this time she developed a synthesis of Hakomi techniques and principles, with the imagery, metaphor and energetic healing methods of Taoism, acupuncture and acupressure. She calls this method Heartmind Solutions, and has taught it to health care practitioners in the US and internationally. For more information on the Heartmind Solutions method please click here.

Kamala has written articles on bodymind wellness, and authored the chapter, “Enhancing Bodymind Awareness” in A Complete Guide to Acupressure. This book was written by Iona Teeguarden and senior teachers of Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure™.

In her private practice Kamala offers her clients Heartmind Acupuncture as explained below.



During a HeartMind acupuncture session, needles, touch and awareness are used to reveal and release physical and emotional stress patterns that cause pain and limit quality of life. Kamala helps people connect with inner resources and find solutions that lead to healthy outcomes.

Kamala guides her clients to experience deep relaxation and new options for being in the body. Deep relaxation leads to physical healing, emotional well being and a feeling of connection to self and spirit.

See bodymind acupuncture for more information.


© Kamala Quale 2009 ‐ 2014