Hakomi body-oriented psychotherapy

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Hakomi body-oriented psychotherapy

A Reichian-based therapeutic system that combines Eastern philosophies (Buddhism, Taoism, meditation, mindfulness, and nonviolence) with Western body-oriented psychotherapy, bioenergetics, Feldenkreis method, Gestalt therapy, neurolinguistic programming, structural bodywork and others. Hakomi therapists attempt to return the client to unpleasant childhood memories, examine the experience and find strategies for new attitudes and behaviour.
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The technique that will be outlined in this paper comes from the Hakomi Method.
As well as being founded in and using theories, practices and skills from psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioural approaches, including attachment and dissociation theories, it is heavily influenced by a bodyoriented psychotherapy called the Hakomi method.
1) According to the Hakomi Institute, the Hakomi Method of body-centered therapy is a process for discovering and changing mind/body patterns and core beliefs.