What is Hakomi? Hakomi is a somatic mindfulness practice to deeply study your Self (such as how you're "set up" on the inside). Rooted in ancient Tao and Buddhist beliefs (this is a spiritual practice, not religious), Hakomi offers profound emotional healing. I go into great detail on this page if you'd like to read more.
What does Somatic Therapy mean? SOMA is the Greek word for body, so Somatic just means "of the body." Hakomi is a body-centered form of therapy: our bodies, spirit, mind are ALL CONNECTED. In a Hakomi practice, we deeply tune into our bodies to find our wisdom. There is no need to go searching OUTSIDE of ourselves for everything lives right here. When we slow down enough and pay attention, the doors open wide.
What is the point of a mindfulness practice? Why should I come? To feel good.To feel good from the inside out. Deeply, in our body. To live from your TRUE SELF.
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.
Do you have any book recommendations? BWAHAHA!! Do I love noodles? HECK YEAH! Please check out my book stash HERE. xo
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. ― Lao Tzu