If you've :
• tried talk therapy and found it helpful, yet you're still struggling with the same issues
• come to value a true body-mind integrative approach that understands the body is in the mind in the mind is in the body
• felt like your therapist is with you and hears you, yet something is missing in terms of how safe you actually feel with this person.
• been curious about to apply mindfulness to your struggles or have developed an ability to be mindfully aware and yet mindfulness doesn't seem to be ironing out your struggles...
Hakomi may be a great fit for you.
Book a free, introductory consultation where we can have a conversation around how how Hakomi can help you finally break through the struggles and the challenges that are having..
Hakomi is a gentle yet powerful psychotherapy modality that uses mindfulness and somatic tools to heal attachment wounds and developmental trauma. Hakomi was born before it's time. Modern neuroscience is now validating the tools and principles that Hakomi has been practicing for decades.
Hakomi's mindfulness-based, somatic approach to Psychotherapy
A Somatic, Body - Centered Approach
Being an experienced practitioner of the neurobiologically-informed psychotherapies of Hakomi and Somatic Experiencing, I’ve become practiced in becoming highly attuned to not only listening to the spoken word but also observing body language: patterns of structure, posture, movement, gesture, and tension. n a session, I am alert for patterns of emotional expression, relational styles, posture and structure, and core beliefs. Keen observation of all these data can often tell us more about an individual’s story than the events remembered, allowing a better understanding of the core beliefs stemming from our earliest needs and fears.
Accessing the real roots of our struggles.
Core material consists of formative experiences and resulting emotional attitudes, memories, neural patterns, and beliefs that organize our lives invisibly and automatically.
This core material leads to character adaptations that help us survive difficult circumstances when we’re young but eventually prevent us from growing into our fullest selves.
Once these adaptations are conscious and directly experienced, interventions unique to Hakomi can transform core material and the habits that create disharmony in our relationships and inner lives.
Mindfulness as a powerful tool
For over 40 years Hakomi has pioneered the psychodynamic use of mindfulness in therapy. Hakomi has not waited for science to validate what ancient wisdom traditions have known for centuries, and thus encorporated key principles to health and healing, an important one being mindfulness.
In a session, you will learn to cultivate a compassionate, self-observing presence where gestures, voice tone, inner sensations, facial expressions, and other “somatic indicators” become routes to the places inside that are outside of the thinking mind and hold the key to our healing and becoming whole again.
Your experience matters.
Hakomi embraces the belief that “the patient needs an experience, not an explanation.”
Although sessions include talking, our experiential approach deepens therapy beyond insight and words to access the “blueprints” that shape our present-day experiences. Neuroscience research has now shown that an experiential route is needed to access the places in our brain and nervous system where our core patterns live, and direct experience is how we "bring them online" in a way that we can create actual positve change in the way they are negatively impringitng our thoughts, perceptions, and behaviors.
A Safe and Attuned Relationship
The healing relationship is central to Hakomi as attachment issues are often vital elements of core material.
Hakomi practitioners develop exquisite sensitivity and attunement to others through tracking and contact, bi-directional mindfulness, and loving presence.
These skills make Hakomi paradoxically powerful: It is gentle and nonviolent yet goes deep and often yields dramatic and rapid results.