About Hakomi OT: Therapy and Consulting

Psychosocial Occupational Therapy and Hakomi Mindfulness-Based Somatic Psychotherapy (Body-focused therapy).

The Science of Hakomi

This is from an article that describes the basic work of a therapist and a client engaged in the Hakomi approach to psychotherapy. Interestingly, occupational therapy is also about seeking full personhood through experiencing ‘fit’ between one’s environment, one’s jobs and duties and one’s skills and attitudes (one’s self). People want to know they are whole. In discovering how to best create a good fit, the experience-in-the-body approach of Hakomi are a unique guide.

The basic work of health professionals in general and psychotherapists in particular is to become full human beings and to inspire full human beingness in other people who feel starved about their lives. —Chogyam Trungpa, Full Human Beingness (3)

http://vancouverhakomi.ca/writings/writings-by-ron-kurtz/the-science-of-hakomi/

100 Pounds of Apricots

Something on the radio, caught my attention a few weeks ago and has stayed with me:

Do we make our stories, or do they make us? Rebecca Solnit, writer-in-residence in Iceland, was being interviewed about her tale of receiving, suddenly, 100 pounds of apricots from her previously dismissive mother.

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Listen to the interview at 1:31:17