Hakomi Body-Centered Therapy
Ron Kurtz, the founder of the Hakomi method, says, “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.”
Kate uses Hakomi's five principles to help people discover what is truly important to them in life:
Mindfulness: slowing down and paying attention to what is happening internally, all by itself
Nonviolence: Change happens when our defenses are supported and understood, instead of trying to break them down or work around them
Organicity: Like the acorn that can grow into a magnificent oak tree, the therapist’s job is to offer optimal growing conditions that support and nourish organic growth and unfolding
Mind-body integration: The information we can get from the mind is also available, and often more directly accessible, in the body.
Unity: Therapist and client are in a mutual unfolding. The therapist is not the expert so much as the facilitator, and a fellow traveler on the journey.
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