Ron is the original developer of the Hakomi Method, beginning thirty-nine years ago. He has been leading workshops and trainings since the mid-1970s.

He led the first training in the Hakomi Method in 1977. In 1981, along with Pat Ogden, Ph.D. and Dyrian Benz-Chartrand, Ph.D., he founded the Hakomi Institute. Together, they did the first Institute training. Pat, Dyrian and Ron have since left the Hakomi Institute. Pat started her own training organization, the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute.

Ron founded Ron Kurtz Trainings, Inc. and joined with trainers Donna Martin, Bob Milone, Flint Sparks, Georgia Marvin, Jeff Chernove and several others, in founding the Hakomi Educational Network.

For his work developing the Hakomi Method and the Refined Hakomi Method, Ron received a Lifetime Achievement Award. He now describes what he does as Mindfulness-Based, Assisted Self-Discovery. In July of 2008, he received an honorary doctorate from the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute.

Ron Kurtz