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.