Body Focused Psychotherapy

Hakomi is a somatic or body-focused therapy that is based on the principles of Mindfulness, Mind-Body Wholism, Non Violence, Unity, Organicity to open and to gently understand, core material.

I am a Certified Hakomi Therapist (C.H.T.) and am also familiar with a related approach called “The Recreation of the Self”. Additionally, I have also completed Level I of Pat Ogden’s Sensorimotor Psychotherapy training (2012).

Hakomi is a sophisticated method which allows us to study your ‘organization of experience’ as it shows up in the body. In doing so, the body and mind may be able to accept “missing experience” and become more adaptive in day to day life. This “brochure” describes how use of touch can broaden therapy’s effectiveness.

You are in charge of guiding me to guide you. We will discover how to name and move through areas where you have been stuck. This may be either due to developmental traumas (the ways that people can become stuck in various phases of their ‘growing up’ or development) or shock traumas (war, being robbed, raped, any forced loss of control). In these instances, there are areas where you have become frozen, or overly reactive. What comes up can be spoken of by you or kept private as we work together. At all times you are in control of what you choose to tell me, and when.

You can read more about Hakomi, on the Hakomi Calgary page. I have studied with trainers connected to the Hakomi Institute in Boulder, Colorado; a complete directory of practitioners is available.

The senses are wavering and blurry, but there is a clear fire inside… ~Rumi

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An Interview to Kick Off 2022

Well, July, we are a long way from needing ice!

Jan, 3, 2022: When I listen to the radio, which I do often, I come into contact with new content. New content for my head, for my heart. Listening to radio feels softer than other media (in between the often daunting hourly news). I often feel like I’m part of something bigger. I prefer radio, maybe, because it doesn’t take over all of my senses at once,

Today “The Current” interviewed people doing kind of normal things. As our society heads into another year of what we hadn’t expected, “The Current” highlights taking it easier.

Today’s show included an interview with Jeff Warren of “The Do Nothing Project“. Sometimes we have to get off the wheel of actions & thoughts, and sit, reflect, and actually do nothing; and sometimes it’s easier with a bit of company. Jeff Warren has also written well and simply about the democratization of mental health. Links included in above.

Best wishes for a good year….Welcome 2022.

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