Hakomi – assisted self discovery
What is Hakomi Method?
Hakomi Method was originally developed as a body-centred psychotherapy method by Ron Kurtz.
Hakomi Method draws on Buddhist principles of non- violence, (the client leads, the practitioner guides) and Mindfulness (a quiet inward attention on present moment experience, as it is, in the body, now).
Try it, as an experiment; take a moment to shift your attention inwards, notice what happens… In your body, mind, emotions and sensory experiences.
Are you curious about yourself?
Do you find yourself reacting in the same old way, even though it’s not helpful?
Our experience shapes us and we unconsciously organise it into habits of action, thought and beliefs.
Some habits serve us well, others limit our choices or cause us unnecessary suffering; because those beliefs may be outdated or inaccurate, yet still be automatically applied.
Hakomi is assisted self discovery to help you develop a practice of mindfulness to learn about your inner beliefs and how you organise your life around them. Support to change this is offered to allow a more realistic and nourishing experience of life.
The method is gentle, experimental, often playful and always helps you see more about yourself. The focus is on the storyteller rather than the story, it’s not about talking out your problems or a conversation about your troubles and emotional history, it avoids analysis to allow meaning to arise from within. Not only do you learn something new about yourself, you can create the possibility of a new more rewarding relationship with yourself and others, bringing more freedom of choice.
Hakomi comes from the archaic Hopi Indian word meaning “How do we stand in relation to these many realms” put simply who am I and how do I see and relate to what’s around me.