Use the Hakomi method to realize the potential in you; it helps you connect with people around you and escape old responses and ingrained habits to transform and create new opportunities in your life. It also helps you open up to others in a conscious way, to find a balance between body and mind, and ultimately bring emotional healing.

A Nonverbal Language

In the Hakomi method, the relationship with the therapist is crucial. During meetings, the specialist can observe how the person moves, which gestures they use when speaking, and how facial expressions appear. The voice is paid attention to. In short, all attitudes, gestures, or postures are observed, because they can be significant.

At all times, the atmosphere created will ensure that the patient feels comfortable with the therapist. When using the Hakomi Method, we appreciate what’s nourishing for the person that you’re with. We develop skills to better monitor our experience and to show the other person that we understand what they see. To do this, very short, but effective phrases are used.

Blind trust

When people rely on Hakomi therapy, the relationship of trust with the therapist guides them to an inner journey. The therapist is constantly in a state of calm, patience, compassion, and loving presence, qualities that are inherent in the method. Sessions of introspection follow in order that the customer feels they’re in good hands and are totally secure. This sets up the possibility of a cure. When all settings abound in the same direction, healing occurs naturally along the course of events.

A Meaningful Touch

In Hakomi therapy, the therapist can, as an example of experiment, say a few sentences that nourish the person, to arouse a reaction from him when he enters a moment of reflection and silence.

These few words can bring forth a reaction, a thought, an image, an emotion or feeling in the person’s body. One looks at what comes up from within, but without interpretation. This is not necessarily the same for everybody, because the client is the expert, and everyone has their own experiences that fuel his present moment’s experience. If the reaction of the person becomes emotional, then it is possible to make contact with them, touching them gently on the arm or shoulder. It is a touch of sympathy, telling the person that the guide is witnessing the emotions they are experiencing, and that the guide is there for them.

In the Hakomi Method, rather than conducting a session, one follows what the unconscious wants, one goes as far as it wants to take us. We let happen what is bound to happen. Besides, things are considered to happen by themselves when the time is right.

Effects

The Hakomi method will help you:

  • Discover how your unconscious mind organizes your present moment experience;
  • Communicate and be in relationships with others with clarity;
  • Transform old creative responses and reactions with an open heart;
  • Have more kindness to, and consciousness of, yourself and others;
  • Cultivate an integrated basis between body and spirit for emotional healing.

Principles

The Hakomi Method is based on five principles:

  1. Uniqueness – everything is interconnected.
  2. Organicity – healing comes from within and spontaneously when it is supported.
  3. Mindfulness – paying attention to, and studying the experience of the moment.
  4. Non-violence – working with what will happen while remaining in a state of loving presence. One never tries to break down resistance; rather, it is supported.
  5. Integrating body and mind – it works at the level of the body-mind interface.

Did You Know?

The nonverbal expressions of a person occupy about 90% of their emotional experience!

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