|Hakomi Way Therapy|
The late Ron Kurtz was the principal creator and a founder of the Hakomi Institute.
- John Bradshaw, author of Bradshaw on The Family
"Hakomi presents some astounding methods for getting to core material.
Hakomi is a word borrowed from the Hopi Indian language meaning,
"Who are you?"
Is a practice of turning our attention inward with a receptive attitude.
Refers to the natural unfolding of one's psycho-spiritual journey toward more ease, satisfaction and wholeness.
Is born of an attitude of acceptance and an active attention to the ways events naturally unfold.
Non-violence guides me, as the therapist, to emphasize the client's experience, rather than advice, interpretation or my agenda.
In Hakomi, we do not oppose the client's efforts to manage her experience; we support these ("defenses") in an effort to give the client a safe and controlled way to explore the experiences more deeply and completely...
By gaining the cooperation of the unconscious and following and supporting the client's own pace and process, we create a situation where those experiences that need and want to happen have their natural place.
Recognizes that the mind and body influence each other, hence in therapy, we attempt to work constantly at the "mind-body interface."
In Hakomi, we are especially interested in how core beliefs and significant early memories influence the self, and how changes in these beliefs and images can lead to the transformation of experience.
Speaks to the shared humanity of client and therapist, to our ultimate equality as far as facing the vicissitudes and joys of life.
We embrace (Unity) when our way is acceptance and curiosity; when our goal is to bring together all aspects of the person: mind/mind, mind/body and self/universe; when we know as part of our being that we are connected, to each other and this world.
That knowing is the healing power of this work.