At the center of Hakomi is the unique structure of a person's personality and how inner unresolved conflicts, and the associated unconscious beliefs, express themselves in different areas of a person’s life, such as on a body/physical level, in the formation of relationships and in limiting the unfolding of the individual's potential.

 

Consistent with the theoretical concepts of psychoanalysis and deep psychology based therapy, we are convinced that these unconscious beliefs form in the context of early relational experiences. Additionally, in order for real change to occur, the process of experiential awareness and the creation of a new, alternative experience (missing experience) in the context of the therapeutic relationship are essential requirements.

 

Neurobiology and infant and attachment research continues to confirm and deepen this view, consistently illuminating how early significant experiences shape human self-organization. The careful investigation of this self-organization with the client, mindful awareness, and emotional processing, as well as anchoring new experiences on an experiential level are core elements of the HAKOMI® method. Taking into account the latest findings of therapeutic research and the experience-centered nature of HAKOMI® distinguishes it as a sound body-oriented/ body psychology method.