In a typical Hakomi session, the therapist will guide the client through a series of mindfulness-based exercises, which may include guided meditation, gentle movement, and non-invasive touch. The therapist will then work with the client to explore and transform patterns that are arising in their present moment experience.
Yes, Hakomi can be used for trauma work. The gentle and non-invasive nature of the techniques used in Hakomi make it a safe and effective approach for individuals dealing with trauma or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Yes, Hakomi can be used for couples therapy. In this context, Hakomi techniques are used to help couples deepen their connection, understand and transform their patterns of communication, and develop a greater sense of empathy and understanding towards one another.
The number of sessions needed varies from person to person, depending on their goals and individual needs. Some individuals may experience significant shifts in just a few sessions, while others may benefit from more ongoing work.
While Hakomi does involve talking, it is not solely a talk therapy. Rather, it is a body-centered approach that emphasizes the importance of being attuned to the body and using it as a gateway to the unconscious mind.
Hakomi works by bringing the client's attention to their present moment experience, and exploring how their thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations are interconnected. Through gentle inquiry and the use of mindfulness and somatic techniques, the therapist helps the client to uncover and transform limiting patterns.
Hakomi is a mindfulness-based somatic therapy that uses principles of mindfulness, non-violence, and unity to help individuals access and transform deeply held emotional patterns and beliefs.