What is the point of Hakomi? Why should I come? To feel good.To feel good from the inside out. Deeply, in our body. When we feel out of alignment, jacked, or hear voices in our head that say thing like, "Don't do it, you're not good enough", "FOMO!", "It's not ok to be real with people cuz you're all #$%@"...the voices you're hearing are actually trying to HELP YOU. What?! Yup. Hakomi can help you understand why and help to balance your inner system so your voices are in alignment with your true Self.
Or...perhaps you have a persistent SOMETHING that won't go away. Maybe it seems too scary to see but you know it's there. Perhaps you keep pushing it down. Wishing it away. Praying it away. Positive thinking it away. Meditating it away. Running it away. In a Hakomi session, we embrace that part because it's usually your wisdom knocking (sometimes banging) at your door. First we look at the door. Love the door. Adore the door. Doors are amazing. Can you imagine your own house without doors?! Good grief. Raccoon central! When the door is ready to open....voila. Curiosity. Relief. Wisdom.
How should I prepare for a session? Come as you are. You will have the most effective session if you're able to hold a mindful place, so a triple shot of espresso and a GF cookie are not the best pre-Hakomi snack.
Where did Hakomi come from? The Hakomi Method of Mindfulness-Centered Somatic Psychotherapy was first created by the late internationally renowned therapist and author, Ron Kurtz. Hakomi is rooted in spiritual systems of Buddhism and Taoism and influenced by a wide net of modalities: body-centered therapies such as Gestalt, Reichian work, the Feldenkrais Method, Bioenergetics, Focusing, NLP and Ericksonian Hypnosis, and General Systems Theory. For details and readings on the method, please visit Hakomi Education Network. If you'd like to read great details about a Hakomi session, I offer an article from Hakomi founder, Ron Kurtz.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. ― Lao Tzu