What is Hakomi?
Hakomi is a powerful form of body psychotherapy; a tool that helps us to better understand ourselves. The process is compassionate and kind, but can also be surprising and illuminating. A Hakomi practitioner facilitates the path through which self-understanding can occur, helping clients to gain insight and perhaps open doorways to new experiences.
Together, the practitioner and client explore the nuanced, habitual and unnoticed ways of being;
we study simple things like gestures, facial expressions, patterns of physical tension, seemingly random memories and thoughts that pop up spontaneously. We explore these subtle clues, noticing what they may have to say about the client’s deeply seated beliefs - the often unconscious belief framework around which they organise their sense of self. These explorations are always agreed upon by client and practitioner so that we only follow what the client is curious about, in ways that feel safe, and with close, detailed attention to their experience. Hopefully insights arise, and sometimes, connections can be made which truly impact and enlighten a client, allowing life to be lived more fully.
The Hakomi method rests deeply on the belief that we are all already doing the best we can, with what we have, where we are.
The practitioner aims to bring no judgement, no desire to identify anything as “wrong” and to have no agenda to create change. Their intention is simply to wholeheartedly support their client in self-discovery – with a profound trust that the inherent, organic wisdom within each of us is always trying to move us towards healing, love and nourishment.
Tanya is certified by the Hakomi Education Network to practice and teach Hakomi. She has completed over five years of training in the method, and integrates her extensive yoga teacher training with its powerful techniques to provide her clients with a holistic, expansive and deeply explorative experience. For further information about the approach and about Ron Kurtz who pioneered the method please visit Hakomi Education Network
For more information about Hakomi in the UK including practitioner training please visit Hakomi UK
If you would like to book a session then please email or call Tanya 07828 915 428.
an online course
Tanya is offering a series of 4 Saturday morning workshops, once a month for three hours from September 2022. This course is aimed at movement teachers, bodyworkers and therapists. In this video she describes the intention of the course.
The dates are:-
all Saturday mornings 9.00-12.00
If you would like to join please send me an email and I can sign you up.
I am blown away by the many transformations that have taken place in my life after experiencing Hakomi with Tanya. I’ve accessed a deeper understanding of some old traumas I didn’t even realise I was carrying, and have begun a process of deep and profound release from some of the more problematic parts of my life that were holding me back. Her approach is so calm, grounded and accessible — I immediately trusted her to help me do the necessary work and her expert facilitation allowed me to experience breakthroughs I’ve never been able to access through more traditional forms of therapy!
I would recommend Tanya to absolutely everyone — and indeed, I already have!