The Hakomi Institute – includes access to Hakomi trainings, websites and practitioner worldwide, as well as other articles and resources.


Hakomi Mindfulness-Centered Somatic Psychotherapy: A Comprehensive Guide to Theory and Practice
Grace Unfolding: Psychotherapy in the Spirit of Tao-te ching
Body-Centered Psychotherapy


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Categories of Woundedness by Jon Eisman 
An overview of the M.E.T.A. model, with a description of the neural origins of client woundedness, and resulting necessary treatment approaches.

Re-Creation of the Self Overview by Jon Eisman
An introduction to the theory and elements of the R-CS model, a description of the Ideal Self, and the fragmentation of consciousness process by which sub-selves [“self-states”] are created.

Shifting States of Consciousness: The Re-Creation of the Self Approach to Transformation by Jon Eisman
A description of the neural framework for trance states, and R-CS techniques for supporting client evolution.

Body Centered Counseling & Psychotherapy by Donna Roy
This overview of somatic oriented methods and theories, including a discussion of Hakomi and other related approaches, is a chapter in a current, broadly used psychotherapy textbook. (Roy, D. (2006) “Body-centered Counseling and Psychotherapy.” In Capuzzi, D. and Gross, D., Eds. Counseling and Psychotherapy: Theories and Interventions, 4th Edition. Merrill Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ: 2006.) 

Child Consciousness by Jon Eisman

An article describing the Child State of consciousness, child developmental stages, child wounding and the development of the Self.


June 2012 Newsletter M.E.T.A.

What Do Fathers Do? by Donna Roy It depends on who they are, who they came in as, who their mothers and fathers were. At their best fathers teach, protect, inspire, love without condition, provide, show courage. They share enough of themselves for their children to...

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SUMMER 2012 Newsletter M.E.T.A.

Process of Change by Donna Roy, LPC, CHT The International Hakomi faculty members came together for their annual meeting in August, where they explored the theme of Change and Transformation—in the Hakomi Method, in the Institute and in the human psyche.  True to...

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M.E.T.A. November 2012 Newsletter

Coyotes by Jon Eisman The coyotes urgent yap paints the sky a labial pink. It pushes down and back the sun behind the fir-lined rim of Wagner’s Gap. It seems to come from all around. From every hollow in the darkening woods, whatever wound or wedding the plaintive...

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M.E.T.A. January 2013 Newsletter

Intentions by Jon Eisman Winter has come. The solstice has passed, we have reached the darkest of the days. Almost imperceptibly, our world up here in the North is turning back towards the light. Throughout time, most religions have commemorated this annual event....

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