What is Hakomi Bodywork?
Hakomi bodywork practitioners use mindfulness techniques to help clients self-regulate their biology. Hakomi clients are made aware of the inner language of sensations to develop an understanding of mindfulness. With this knowledge and experience, you may be able to better manage your nervous system and work on resolving trauma responses in your body.
It is important to note that while Hakomi bodywork is a physical adaptation of Hakomi psychotherapy, it is not a psychotherapeutic method. Rather, it integrates the elements of Hakomi psychotherapy in a physical way to help clients understand what their body’s structure and movements are trying to express.
Hakomi bodywork involves releasing your physical memory of difficult events. According to guidelines of the practice, your nervous system “freezes” when you experience a traumatic event, leading to a variety of emotional and physical ailments. As a result, your body may experience physical symptoms from trying to cope with and compensate for a painful experience that ended long ago.
Receiving the services of someone trained in Hakomi bodywork can help you take in kindness and nourishment from the world, yourself, and those around you. You can increase your feelings of worthiness, discover new possibilities, and release limiting beliefs that are physically expressed in your body. By adopting these empowering attitudes, habits, and skills in a therapeutic environment, you can begin to trust yourself to use them in the rest of the world.
Your experience with Hakomi bodywork may help you cultivate a variety of peaceful, healing attitudes and states, including:
- Ease and flow
Adopting these emotional states can contribute to better physical structure and alignment in the body, so the client feels more comfortable and energized in daily life.