The Hakomi method of somatic psychotherapy carefully studies and tracks the physical, the emotional, and the mental body and how we organize ourselves to engage the world – both our outer world and our inner world. With careful attention in a mindful state, we track not only the memories and stories of our past but also the physical source of our emotions and core beliefs. creating more freedom and choice.
Hakomi is the most effective form of self-exploration I have found. It creates not only self-understanding and acceptance, but helps you reprogram the “selves” that push you forward and hold you back. With careful, mindful awareness, we slow down and look at your habitual responses frame by frame. The process brings forth a deep sense of inner strength, clarity, and confidence. In its essence, Hakomi is a process of guided self-study, self-healing, and self-expansion.
Clients arrive with all kinds of patterning that they want to change: depression, disconnection, anxiety, distraction, limiting self talk and the deeper more challenging emotions of fear, shame, and rage. While all this is a part of being a human, so too is our ability to wake up, become more aware, and direct our experience toward a deeper meaning and purpose. Underneath these challenging emotional and somatic patterns are often old wounds, deep emotions, core beliefs, and strategies for coping. Slowing down and studying how you organize your experience in a safe and supported way brings not only insight but transformation not only in the stories well tell ourselves but the deep somatic level where our anxieties, fears, depressions, and distractions live. The body knows how to heal itself and grow. Hakomi is a process that dives into the somatic origins of our psychological experience.