“Therapy is first about discovering. It’s about who you are and about what your deepest emotional attitudes are. It’s not just about who you think you are. It’s not opinion. It’s not something you can know with the intellect. It’s about who you are in the very heart of yourself. That’s the flavor of psychotherapy, discovering yourself, discovering your real attitudes toward the most important pieces of your life.”
—Ron Kurtz, Hakomi Founder.
I trained in the Hakomi Method, a somatic-mindfulness based psychotherapy modality. Utilizing the skills that I learned I will invite and guide you in exploring the present moment in an effort to uncover your unconscious core material.
What is Hakomi?
Hakomi is a comprehensive psychotherapeutic approach to transformation. The method, developed by Ron Kurtz in the 1980s, utilizes mindfulness and a body-centered approach to understand a client’s psyche. Using this experiential approach, the practitioner and client dive into exploring unconscious belief systems through felt sensations and implicit memories.
Throughout our lives many of us are trapped in a cycle of dissatisfaction, suffering, self judgment, and disharmony. With a trained guide offering loving presence the Hakomi method helps us develop mindfulness. We start learning how to witness our present experience, in our bodies, uncovering the ways in which we organize our lives. Hakomi is a gentle approach that reveals our most authentic self through experiments, play, and co-creation.
The Hakomi Principles:
- Mindfulness — Non judgemental awareness of our present experience allows belief systems and ways of being to rise to the surface for curious exploration.
- Unity — The understanding that not only are we interconnected with others and the universe, but that our own systems have parts that we are interconnected with as well
- Organicity — Recognizing that each individual is unique and is naturally seeking wholeness.
- Mind-Body Integration — The understanding that both our mind and body reflect our beliefs about ourselves, others, and the world around us.
- Non-Violence — A commitment to compassion and the act of supporting ways of being instead of labeling them as bad or defensive.