Hakomi Somatic Psychotherapy
Hakomi is a somatic and experiential therapy. We process core beliefs in mindfulness, not as intellectual problem-solving, but as direct dialogue with the unconscious through “felt sense” techniques. This establishes a relationship in which it is safe for the client to become self-aware. It allows us to rapidly access the unconscious beliefs and early experiences which shape our lives, relationships, and self-perceptions.
The body is viewed as a “map of the psyche” – a door that can be opened to reveal the entire character and belief system of the individual. This creates an experiential route to core material, deepening therapy beyond insight and words and changes are integrated into the client’s immediate experience. When directly experienced, these patterns are available for transformation and re-integration.
Combining Hakomi and IFS can be a power yet subtle marriage of two unique therapies blended together to work with internal struggles.
This can be facilitated through body work or psychotherapy.