The Hakomi Method is a multidimensional somatic approach to deep healing rooted in an understanding of the silent language of the body. By focusing on the moment-by-moment unfolding of their somatic awareness, it allows clients to access the unconscious core beliefs that shape their response to trauma. Discover how expanding the therapist’s own somatic awareness can minimize vicarious trauma and lead to more attuned, effective work with clients. In this workshop, you’ll explore:
- The key Hakomi concepts of applied mindfulness and somatic awareness to help clients change rigid mental models
- Attachment- and compassion-based skills that facilitate a gentle inquiry into the body’s messages
- How to apply gentle interventions that can yield clients’ emotional defenses
- How to stay self-regulated, somatically grounded, and open-hearted when working with trauma-sensitive processes
Manuela Mischke-Reeds, LMFT, is the co-director of the Hakomi Institute of California and founder of From Trauma to Dharma Trainings. She’s the author of three books, including Somatic Psychotherapy Toolbox.