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Hakomi: Body Centered Therapy

Hakomi is a form of body-centered, somatic psychotherapy. Central to the method is the cultivation and use of a form of noticing called mindful awareness, where you develop the ability to more clearly observe what is happening inside yourself. Hakomi invites us to become curious about the way we organize our experience structured around often self limiting “core-beliefs” that are themselves the product of our early life experience. Hakomi helps to create a therapeutic environment in which these beliefs can be revised and updated, In the words of Hakomi founder Ron Kurtz,

“Therapy is first about discovering. It’s about who you are and about what your deepest emotional attitudes are. It’s not just about who you think you are. It’s not opinion. It’s not something you can know with the intellect. It’s about who you are in the very heart of yourself. That’s the flavor of psychotherapy, discovering yourself, discovering your real attitudes toward the most important pieces of your life.”