Hakomi Psychotherapy is a process by which a client can understand their experience that previously has been a mystery.
What does it help heal?
Trauma and abuse
Limiting belief systems
How will your session flow? Want a session? See below.
Hakomi is a Hopi word meaning “How do you stand in relation to these many realms?”.
It takes into account the whole person, body, intellect, emotions and spirit, and focuses on the natural process of healing. Humans are self-organising systems designed to preserve and contribute to life, and Hakomi opens a portal to access this healing process.
We have an autonomic nervous system that operates beneath the level of thought and similarly, we have automatic and habitual attitudes within our bodies and minds that generate our experience.
Whatever “flies under our radar” (our core material) creates issues and difficulties with life and these can be gently brought to light, understood and changed.
Our core material arises from experiences of unmet needs around: safety and welcome, belonging, support, love and appreciation, freedom, choice, responsibility, openness and honesty, predictability for safety, sexuality and the prevailing social and cultural rules.
Hakomi has five core principles underpinning its philosophy:
Non-violence: You are not forced or pushed to do anything and your needs and wishes are held in the deepest respect. All aspects and parts of you are accepted.
Mindfulness: Your attention is guided to be focused internally in the present moment.
Unity: The universe is a web of relationships in which all aspects and components are inseparable from the whole.
Organicity: You are self-organising with natural impulses toward growth and change.
Mind-Body Holism: Your mind, body and spirit are interacting subsystems of one metasystem. You are seen as whole.
How will your session flow?
We begin by establishing a context of safety
Then, you’ll be invited into a space of mindful awareness, a gentle and sustained focus on what is present for you.
From there we study experience, sensation, feelings, beliefs and memories, and what underpins them.
We can do this by slowing things down, sometimes speeding them up, exaggerating the movement, or noticing the subtle changes in the body.
When you are able to change not just what you experience but how you experience it, a transformation happens. Change happens at the deepest level.
Alistair is currently in his third year of training to be a Hakomi Therapist and accordingly is currently offering a limited number of sessions on Zoom for a reduced fee of $50.