"My first impulse now is always to find something to love, something to be inspired by, something heroic, something recognizable as the gift and burden of the human condition, the pain and grace that’s there to find in every soul you meet." ~ Ron Kurtz, Originator of Hakomi Therapy
Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy is a mindfulness-based approach to self-understanding. Mindfulness is not simply part of the ‘toolkit’ in Hakomi, but forms the very foundation of the therapeutic encounter.
Much more than a method or set of techniques, Hakomi is a way of looking at the world that is compassionate, mindful, curious, non-invasive, humorous and respectful.
‘Hakomi’ is a Hopi Indian word meaning ‘How do you stand in relation to these many realms?’ (or more colloquially, ‘Who are you?). The term has been borrowed to describe the distinctive approach to body-inclusive psychotherapy.
The Hakomi client is encouraged to study the organisation of their experience: How they meet the world, what kind of world they perceive, what beliefs they hold about themselves and the world.
Hakomi is based on five principles: mindfulness, non-violence, unity, organicity and mind-body holism. The style of the work is inherently flexible and Hakomi continues to grow and evolve as a body of work, readily absorbing new ideas and influences. To read more about the five principles, click HERE.
The methods of Hakomi are appropriate and effective in all kinds of therapeutic situations, including couples, families and includes movement and body work. As a method, it is suitable for crisis work, but finds its fullest potential in the process of personal and transpersonal growth.
We build a therapist-client relationship which maximizes safety and partnership and works directly with the unconscious in cooperation with the conscious mind.
We work with states of consciousness, especially "mindfulness", the meditative practice of studying your present moment experience without judgment or effort.
We pursue the way mind, body, heart and spirit weave together to form the client's experiential world.
We help clients to explore and transform limiting beliefs and behavior patterns.
We assist clients in integrating new ways of being into the flow of their everyday lives.
We honor the uniqueness of every individual. You are the expert in your own personal discovery.
For more about the Hakomi Method, go to:
Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy Training and workshops in Australia: www.hakomi.com.au