About Hakomi – Somatic Psychotherapy
Hakomi is a body-centered psychotherapy which supports self-discovery. Using the principles of mindfulness within an atmosphere of safety, the method enables increased self-awareness, a sense of personal empowerment and a richer appreciation for life. The therapist works slowly and gently. Clients can progress at their own pace and feel safe to examine long-held defences.[imageframe lightbox=”no” style=”dropshadow” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”1px” stylecolor=”” align=”none” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″][/imageframe]
Nuances of body language are tracked by the therapist and the client is taught to use mindfulness to access present experience. Together, client and therapist can gain a depth of experience not reached through most “talking” therapies. The hidden beliefs that shape our lives and relationships can emerge into consciousness to be re-evaluated.
How I use Hakomi in my Craniosacral Therapy practice
I employ the Hakomi principles with my clients; open listening, kind acceptance, non-jugement and simple truthfulness. This helps to build trust and enhances the therapeutic relationship. I may use mindfulness techniques, to help clients to gain a clearer sense of their own bodies, sensations and feelings. My priority is to ensure that clients are entering a safe space, to share relevant information, and increase the healing potential of the session.
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