but the secret sits in the middle and knows - robert frost
Hakomi is a mindfulness practice
Rooted in ancient Tao and Buddhist beliefs, Hakomi is profound emotional healing. Using loving presence, conscious awareness and heartfelt nourishment, you feel deep peace, harmony and power. Pronounced hah-KOH-mee, Hakomi is a Hopi word that means, "WHO AM I?" Hakomi is deep, personal work. This emotional healing method does not involve thinking or "figuring things out." We work below your mind and use the wisdom of your body to guide you. This is BE-ing in your body, in the present moment, and welcoming whatever may come. Hakomi is gentle and kind. There is nothing wrong with you. You are exactly where you need to be. This is a practice of deep listening to yourSelf, and others.
Hakomi is love. Hakomi operates under Five Tenets, the first being the most profound - Loving Presence. Loving Presence is the essence of a calm and happy mother when she looks down at her new little baby: complete and utter rapture and love for her little one. In Hakomi, Loving Presence is the foremost quality of a practitioner; when you feel it, you relax in safety and deep understanding. Healing begins. As a Hakomi practitioner, I see your whole being - all your depth and beauty, your pure essence. Hakomi is about looking in. When you slow down and pay attention to your Self, you may discover physical aches and pains beyond injury. Maybe a little knot in your stomach - maybe big one. Maybe a persistent stab in your back for which no masseuse can find muscle tension. Maybe you feel like your hands aren’t quite connected to your arms. Maybe your cheeks flush hot and your heart pounds in certain situations for no apparent reason. Often, such bodily reactions are accompanied or followed by profound emotions: sadness, anger, shame, confusion, and/or listlessness. You may try to ignore or compartmentalize these physical sensations and feelings. Don’t! They are trying to tell you something important; we can safely figure out what. Physical manifestations are the access points to deep healing, so come - just as you are. Feel your truth.
These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them. - Rumi