Hakomi is a method of psychotherapy which is influenced by Eastern Spiritual Traditions and cutting-edge research in developmental neurobiology. The Hakomi method sees individuals as whole systems who are arranged around central memories, thoughts, and beliefs. These underlying thoughts, memories and beliefs express themselves physically as well as personality traits that make us each unique. Hakomi therapy is a body-centered technique for healing and wellness because our body performs such a vital role in our emotional lives. Emotions are experienced as body sensations and are communicated physically through smiling, frowning, muscle tension, posture and internal sensations. It is a gentle yet powerful approach shaped by a sense of honor and respect for an organism's inherent tendency to unfold. Hakomi is a method of uncovering forgotten memories, beliefs and thoughts that shape our perceptions. With the use of mindfulness techniques, new understandings and old outdated strategies are discovered. Hakomi therapy works with one's body to provide a route to a better understanding of our underlying and subconscious habits, thoughts and beliefs. Balance is found and then practiced. Hakomi is based on the principles of non-violence, unity, organicity, mindfulness, and mind/body/spirit wholeness. Other Therapies All of my therapy rest in the above principles regardless of the approach. Sometimes other approaches are more effective and appropriate . Deep listening and addressing old beliefs directly is sometimes what is needed. With respect to your world view and a safe environment, new perspectives emerge. Therapy does not have to be about fixing a perceived defect or about fixing your partner. It is more effective when we approach our issues with curiosity, caring and compassion.
My practice focuses is on your self-discovery. The therapy is effective with symptoms of anxiety, depression, unreasonable fear, anger and social inhibitions. I also have training to help with trauma recovery. I work with couples on communication, sexual issues, parenting, premarital counseling and simply helping couples develop the skill to understand each other and enjoy your relationship. Much of my couples work is influences from PACT.
If you are interested in Hakomi Therapy please let me know so we can discuss it in more detail.