Hakomi is a mindfulness-based, body-centered approach to psychological healing. This means that healing takes place through present-moment mindfulness of one's own physical sensations and impulses when working through difficult thoughts and feelings.
During a session, I may ask you at times to inquire into your own experience— your thoughts, feelings, images, felt sense, and impulses—to help identify where we can deepen our work together. Through a warm, curious inquiry, we would then continue to explore this experience, and learn where there might be room for you to have a new, more adaptive and flexible experience. We might do little "experiments" which are designed to help you experience something you haven't gotten enough of in the past--such as feelings of acceptance, love, nurturing, or self-trust. These experiments may or may not involve touch, depending on what you're comfortable with, and what would be most helpful.
This practice is meant to be guided by a well-trained and skilled therapist who can help you to safely experience and reframe painful past events, and more easily welcome in more adaptive and flexible present experiences. In this way, you can more fully "show up" in your work, relationships, spiritual practice, and life in general.
"Hakomi is the absolute cutting edge of modern therapeutic technique." — John Bradshaw, author of Bradshaw on The Family
"A visionary contribution in bringing mindfulness to our therapeutic community." — Daniel Siegel, M.D., author of The Developing Mind and The Mindful Brain
The Principles of Hakomi include:
*Unity (Everything is connected, in relationship, involved together) *Organicity (Each living system has it's own organization that is unique and self-regulating) *Mindfulness (Allows us to notice what we are experiencing, and how we are organizing) *Non-Violence (Attitude of inclusiveness and respect for the unfolding process) *Mind-Body Holism (Mind and body are interdependent)
The Hakomi Method can be a helpful treatment for anxiety, depression, problematic behavior patterns, confusion, physical pain, and low self-esteem. Call 303.551.3923 for an initial phone consult or to schedule an appointment for psychotherapy and counseling services in Boulder, Colorado. You can also learn more about the Hakomi Method through the Boulder Hakomi Institute website. "Like an ability or a muscle, hearing your inner wisdom is strengthened by doing it." -Robbie Gass