Please find below some of the core books written by Hakomi trainers. More books to be included very soon.

Somatic Psychotherapy Toolbox: 125 Worksheets and Exercises to Treat Trauma & Stress

by Manuela Mischke-Reeds

Whether you’re new to somatic approaches or a seasoned practitioner, this toolbox will be a game-changer in your work. 

From over 25 years of clinical experience, Manuela Mischke- Reeds, MA, LMFT, has created the go-to resource for mental health therapists who want to incorporate somatic techniques into their daily practice. Highly-effective for clients dealing with trauma and stress disorders, somatic psychotherapy is the future of healing the entire person-body and mind. 

Section-by-section, this toolbox guides the clinician through:

  • Targeted somatic interventions for trauma, stress and PTSD
  • Steps to incorporate the body into your current therapeutic approach
  • Mindfulness techniques and breathwork
  • Starting guidelines, safety concerns and keys to success
  • Getting to know their own body to better use bodywork with clients

Available from Human Condition Bookstore

8 Keys to Practicing Mindfulness

by Manuela Mischke-Reeds

“8 Keys to Practicing Mindfulness is a great boon to both the beginning and the dedicated practitioner of mindfulness. Speaking to the needs of contemporary Westerners, Mischke Reeds offers clear, systematic instructions to help readers to deepen in self-knowledge, reconnect their awareness to their bodies and daily lives, ground their understanding in cutting-edge science, and respond compassionately to our world. Offering inspiring stories of everyday people who have shifted their lives by developing these capacities, she encourages readers to choose such a life.”
Donald Rothberg, PhD, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Woodacre, California; author of The Engaged Spiritual Life

Available from Human Condition Bookstore

Hakomi Mindfulness-Centered Somatic Psychotherapy

by (Editors) Halko Weiss, Greg Johanson, Lorena Monda

“Weiss, Johanson and Monda have, after a long and what must have been quite complicated labor, brought forth a deeply rich volume reflecting the best of Ron Kurtz and the Hakomi Therapy that is his legacy. As a practitioner and teacher of body psychotherapies for almost 40 years, I have watched Hakomi grow and proliferate over most of that time. Kurtz is unusual among early body psychotherapy leaders in that he has clearly encouraged his faculty as well as his students to think for themselves and add their unique contributions to his. This volume reflects a deep emotional-spiritual orientation reflected in interfaces with neuroscience, mindfulness practices, systems theory, and object relations, etc., as each of the 28 chapters takes on an aspect of that interface. A rare combination of theoretical and case material makes it intellectually stimulating and at the same time delightfully enlivened. Described variously as a textbook and a reader in Hakomi, it is a path breaking compendium. And, it even includes a glossary, an index, and lots of meaty references. I hope that other modalities of body psychotherapy will shortly follow this auspicious lead.”
Jacqueline A. Carleton, Ph. D. Editor: International Body Psychotherapy Journal: The Art and Science of Somatic Praxis

Available from Human Condition Bookstore

Body-Centred Psychotherapy—The Hakomi Method

by Ron Kurtz

This is “the” text on Hakomi. While, for the most part, this book is serious reading, the book is a good introduction to the principles and method of Hakomi and to the therapeutic applications of mindfulness. Inspiring for therapists and clients alike.

Grace Unfolding

by Greg Johanson and Ron Kurtz

This is a beautiful and clear book on a psychotherapy which sensibly integrates principles from Eastern spiritual disciplines. “In a clear, gentle, and sometimes humorous voice, it speaks to us of therapy as partnership, as ‘being in communion’, with the task of the therapist to help us to be more aware of our unique individuality, our connection with all life, and – above all – our own inner wisdom,” says Riane Eisler, author of ‘The Chalice and the Blade’.

Experiential Psychotherapy with Couples

by Rob Fisher

A guide for the creative pragmatist. Hakomi Trainer Rob Fisher’s book is filled with clear examples and exercises, offering practical guidelines to therapists interested in applying an experiential orientation to couples work. By engaging a couple’s negative interactive impulses thoughtfully, rather than denying their purpose, Fisher shows how oportunities arise to create a more balanced and satisfying relationship. Copies are available from the author.
Email Rob Fisher for further information.