Hakomi Psychotherapy; a BodyMind Therapy
Hakomi offers you an invitation to look within yourself and to notice what is happening, in this moment, in a non-judgemental, loving way. A mindfulness process is used to explore your inner experiences. The aim is to seek awareness and wholeness by tapping in to your inner wisdom, knowledge, experiences and memories.
This is an experiential method of self study. It offers you a way to learn from yourself, to accept all your many parts as they are and to be guided by your inner wisdom. It allows change to occur naturally as you gain more understanding.
We look for automatic behaviours that reflect how we are in this world, how you express yourself, how you interact with others and how you react in certain situations. We might explore those behaviours to gain insight as to their origin and therefore decide if they are still working now in the present. This exploration offers greater choice in how to respond to life’s events, with greater understanding, awareness and a deeper knowing of ourselves.
Attachment, welcome and safety issues can be explored. Whether your needs were/are being met, what might these be? Did/do you have the freedom to choose what you want? Are you a perfectionist? Are you good enough?
Neuroscience is now demonstrating that our brain can be re-wired to create new ways of thinking and change our core beliefs. These core beliefs were founded on experiences which happened when we were in relationship with someone else. Re-wiring therefore happens when we are again in relationship with someone else and allows for discovery, healing and making conscious choices about how to be while being received in a new way by that other person, hopefully with love, empathy and compassion. These people are often our family and friends. A Hakomi Therapist can also enable this to happen.
We would spend an hour, exploring with compassion and curiosity what is present for you.
Hakomi is a way of looking at the world that is compassionate, mindful, curious, non-invasive, humorous and respectful.
To notice what arises without judgement, is the essence of Hakomi.
See Origins of Hakomi.
Hakomi: Embodied Mindfulness
By Jules Morgaine
Hakomi Trainer NZ.
(abbreviated by Myffie)
When we combine the plasticity of the human brain with the courage of the human heart it is possible to create new neural networks that are expansive and life-giving.
Early in our developmental history (when we were babies/toddlers/kids!) we created strategies (ways to behave) to meet overwhelm and dysregulation of experiences we were unable to tolerate (when things happened to us that were frightening and/or out of our control and we could not cope) and metabolise (deal with) at the time. These strategies are wired into neural networks and largely beyond conscious awareness (they happen without our having conscious choice as our behaviours are governed by our subconscious) but none-the-less continue to shape our life.
The plasticity of the human brain leaves these neural networks open, flexible and ripe for re-ordering into more integrated forms. There is profound wisdom in the musculature and cells of our body, the symptoms we experience and our somatic intelligence in the moment.
Embodied Mindfulness, through direct experiencing (what is happening in the body right now), provides a powerful means of both accessing this implicit neural wiring (finding out what our subconscious strategies are for keeping us safe) and creating the conditions necessary to support the development of alternative neural networks (developing more appropriate behaviours as adults). As human beings we are self-organising and self-renewing. The move from fragmentary states of consciousness towards cohesion sets us free from the early limiting patterns (the healing impulse within is always wanting us to move towards wholeness and a sense of wellbeing).