Body Centered Psychotherapy

Hakomi is a Hopi word meaning “How do you stand in relation to these many realms?”

In the 1970s, Ron Kurtz borrowed the word and developed the Hakomi Method. The Hakomi Method in a form of body-centered psychotherapy that regards people as self-organizing systems, organized psychologically around core memories, beliefs and images. This core material expresses itself through habits and attitudes that tend to guide people unconsciously.

Hakomi is a method for helping people discover and recognize these patterns. The goal is to transform their way of being in the world through working with core material and changing core beliefs.

Hakomi relies on mindfulness of body sensations, emotions and memories. Hakomi is unique in that it conducts the majority of the therapy session in mindfulness.

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For more information about body-centered psychotherapy sessions with Nikki Gillespie, contact her at 970-882-8850.