Halko is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Lecturer on mindfulness, couples therapy and body-centered psychotherapy for ZIST Academy for Professional Psychotherapy, University of Marburg, and the University Hospital in Tuebingen, Germany. Halko is a co-founder of the Hakomi Institute in Boulder, Colorado, and the Hakomi Institutes of Europe, Australia and New Zealand, and has been instrumental in developing the Hakomi Method and its curricula used worldwide. He initiated the largest multi-centre scientific research project to date on the efficacy of outpatient body psychotherapy, in cooperation with the University of Tuebingen.
Halko has authored 20 scientific publications and six books, including co-editing the recently published Hakomi Mindfulness-Centred Somatic Psychotherapy, and has led hundreds of workshops and training courses throughout Europe, the US, Canada and Australia. Halko established a successful coaching training program in Germany and became the market leader in Emotional Intelligence trainings for executives, and also developed two comprehensive programs on couples therapy and interpersonal skills (including H.E.A.R.T.) taught in Australia, Germany, France, and Spain.