Trauma Center (founded by Bessel van der Kolk)
Headington Institute (This group partners with humanitarian organizations and emergency responders to support wellbeing and trauma healing)
The resources below include articles and books by Hakomi faculty, a directory of Hakomi practitioners, and guidelines that Hakomi Institute requires Hakomi practitioners to follow when advertising their services as a Hakomi practitioner.
Applying Hakomi Principles and Techniques to Mainstream Psychodynamic, Behavioral and Systemic Couples Psychotherapy, Rob Fisher, MFT and Jaci Hull, MFT, Certified Hakomi Trainers
Categories of Psychological Wounding, Neural Patterns, and Treatment Approaches, Jon Eisman, Senior Certified Hakomi Trainer
Dancing with the Unconscious: An Approach Freud Never Dreamed Of, Rob Fisher, MFT, Certified Hakomi Trainer
Loosening the Grip of Addiction: A Mindful Recovery, Julie Murphy, RAC, LMFT, Certified Hakomi Trainer
Mindfulness-Based Family Therapy, Shai Lavie, MFT, Certified Hakomi Trainer
Mindfulness in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Rob Fisher, MFT, Certified Hakomi Trainer – From “The Therapist” CAMFT Journal (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists), September 2011
To the Use of Mindfulness in Couple’s Psychotherapy, Rob Fisher, MFT, Certified Hakomi Trainer
Transference/Countertransference Systems – A Practical Model of How to Assess Them and How to Intervene, Rob Fisher, MFT, Certified Hakomi Trainer
Trauma States, Mindfulness and the Body, Manuela Mischke Reeds, MFT, Certified Hakomi Trainer
Working Experientially and Somatically with Couples, Rob Fisher, MFT, Certified Hakomi Trainer
Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy: How Do Our Clients Benefit?, Shai Lavie, MFT, Certified Hakomi Trainer
In Search of a Lost Self: Reclaiming Our Missing Experiences, Shai Lavie, MFT, Certified Hakomi Trainer
The Hakomi Method—What Is It? (And Why Does It Have Such a Weird Name?), Katie Cofer, MFT
The Power of Mindfulness, Tom Moon, MFT
Can Mindfulness Practice Slow the Progression of HIV?, Tom Moon, MFT
Selected Bibliography on Mindfulness and Therapy, compiled by Greg Johanson, PhD, Certified Hakomi Trainer
Hakomi Forum Professional Journal, edited by Greg Johanson, PhD, Certified Hakomi Trainer
Developing an awareness of cultural differences, examining your implicit bias, and learning how to work with diverse clients are essential skills for helping professionals. Listed below are introductory resources in diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. We’ve kept this list short to avoid overwhelming you, in the hopes that you’ll actively consult some of these resources over time.
My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem
Written by a somatic psychotherapist of color, this book offers a compassionate deep dive into healing racialized trauma in three specific groups: white people, people of color, and police. It also includes a compelling discussion of intergenerational trauma and its effects from medieval times to the present day.
Me and White Supremacy: A 28-Day Challenge to Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla Saad
This practical and challenging workbook will support you to engage in a process that’s essential for any helping professional: examining, owning and dismantling implicit bias towards groups that our culture marginalizes so you can stop inflicting (often unconscious) damage on people of color.
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo
This book underscores the need for white people to develop the psychological stamina required to have honest and meaningful discussions about race-related issues, a capacity that the author sometimes refers to as “racial stamina.”