Hakomi – Body-centered psychotherapy (also couples therapy)
Hakomi is a mindful method of psychotherapeutic work.
It was developed by Ron Kurtz over 30 years ago.
Hakomi is body-centered:
The body is the best instrument to examine and understand the state of a person in the present moment. It is mirrored in our behavior, in our emotions and also in everything, which we are not aware of.
With precise and carefully performed physical interventions we can guide and discover new paths of mindfulness.
Hakomi is non-violent:
One of the significant contributions of the Hakomi Method is working with resistance and how to relate to it.
It is exhausting and difficult to fight against these mechanisms.
With a non-violent approach, we invite the unconscious to cooperate, because the unconscious mind determines what is possible in a session and what is not.
Hakomi works with words:
From our point of view, the quality of a person's self-organization is determined by the flow of information. Internal patterns of reality open as well as limit the possibilities of behavior and experience. Words identify and move the symbolic levels on which this type of information can be stored and changed
Words are also an important way in which a therapist can always keep in touch with the inner experience of their client and make sure that they are not in different worlds, but really work together.
Hakomi works deeply psychologically:
At the center of our work is the individual structure of the personality of a person, that is, the way in which internal unresolved conflicts and the accompanying unconscious intuitions are expressed, for example, at the body level and in the relationship structure, and limit the development of the individual potential.
The careful examination of this self-organization of the client, the awareness and emotional processing as well as the anchoring of new experiences on the life experience level are core elements of the HAKOMI® method and describes a deep psychologically based body-centered approach.
Hakomi works with inner mindfulness:
Our everyday awareness is not powerful enough to experience and change the deeper levels of our self, because our everyday awareness is using these exact deep layers for its habitual self-organization. This is why we are often struggling to change because we are well aware of the problem with the mind, but solving it does not work.
At this point, our inner awareness, a form of attentiveness helps, which has proven itself in the meditative disciplines for thousands of years.