Hakomi involves assisted self discovery in Mindfulness
Hakomi relies on a process of self study
New attitudes result in new Perceptions
Cental to hakomi is connecting with loving presence and compassion
Hakomi is based on the belief that much of our everyday suffering is, in fact, unnecessary and produced by long held, unconscious beliefs that are no longer true or relevant. An individual’s emotional history, particularly the part that has created the unconscious habits and belief, impacts how we connect with one-self, others and the world.
Ron Kurtz believed Psychological and Physiological changes are interlinked and at our deepest level change always involves the body. New attitudes result in new perceptions, new feelings, new muscular patterns.
The Organisation of our body predisposes and supports automatic behaviours, emotions, beliefs, which reflect and serve to sustain current beliefs about ourselves and the world. The non-Verbal, what Ron Kurtz described as “indicators “,are represented by our behaviours, styles, physical expressions – can also reflect connections to early memories and particular emotions that play out in our unconscious present.Memories may be stored in the body and unconscious to the mind yet still a significant, unconscious, negative influence on emotions, behaviours and mind state.
A form of holistic (Mind and Body) mindfulness centered somatic psychotherapy journey of self-discovery, which was originally developed by Ron Kurtz.