Some of the following articles originally appeared in “The Hakomi Forum”, the professional journal of the Hakomi Institute. For more articles, visit the Resources & Professional Journal sections of the Hakomi Institute site.
Mindful Communication: An Interview with Halko Weiss
This article explores how mindfulness in relationship allows us to follow the stream of sensation and thought and interject our consciousness rather than living life through automaticity. More specifically, by developing mindfulness techniques people gain the ability for self-perception, allowing them to look within themselves. This awareness, this fundamental “seeing”, allows in turn for a skilful and empathic response to each other.
Relationships can often be challenging, but they can also provide wonderful opportunities for growth and healing. Hakomi Teacher Dr Karen Baikie introduces some aspects of the interpersonal skills model taught in the Hakomi Embodied and Aware Relationship Training (H.E.A.R.T.®) and shows how this mindfulness-centred approach can help two people see each other more clearly and connect more heartfully.
The Emergence of the Other: A Hakomi approach to the interpersonal
Using a general relationship model (GRM), this article explores the aspect of relationship within a Hakomi framework: from one-on-one therapy, to group situations and a general outlook on relationship. Download article (PDF, 180kb)
The Almost Impossible Task of Paying Attention
Deepesh Faucheaux and Halko Weiss
There are two levels to a psychotherapy training: the “mechanics” of learning theory, skills and methodology, and a more foundational piece Hakomi refer to as the personhood of a therapist.
This transcription of a talk by Ron Kurtz maps Hakomi into General Systems Theory, information processing, learning curves of chaos and certainty, models of health and disease, living systems and dissipative structures.
Loving Presence: How To Create a Healing Relationship
A brief article about the state of being of a Hakomi therapist called “Loving Presence.” The practitioner can call up this state upon entering into a therapeutic relationship. It helps clients experience safety, self- acceptance, curiosity and tolerance, and therapists become more open-hearted and connected to the present moment.
“Radar”: A Mindfulness-Based Exploration Through Unnamed Material
Richard A. Heckler
This article was originally published in 2005, as part of a chapter in the “Handbuch der Körperpsychotherapie” (Handbook of Body Psychotherapy), edited by Halko and his friend Gustl Marlock. We hope it will show you how fast a therapeutic process can unfold when mindfulness and the body become allies. It will also give you a sense of what a Hakomi session is like and what techniques are used by Hakomi Therapists to promote transformation.