April 21, 2022

What is Hakomi Therapy?

If you’re looking for new meaning in your life, are stressed, need help in love, or have lost your way, this might be what you need.

Hakomi Method is an alternative therapy, a form of mindfulness-centred somatic (relating to the body, especially as distinct from the mind) psychotherapy.

More simplified, it’s considered a journey toward understanding one’s self. Delving a little deeper, I discovered the word Hakomi is an ancient Hopi Indian way of saying, “Who are you?”

Change your ways

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. But, what if someone (YOU) could help change your behaviour, moods, and feelings and increase happiness for a better you?

I met Chew-Nyet Lee several weeks ago while having coffee with a mutual friend. Not knowing much about her practice, she invited me to experience a session at her studio.

I wasn’t sure what to expect.

I arrived in my workout gear, ready and keeping an open mind. Chew-Nyet made me feel welcome and very comfortable. I knew I was in good hands.

Not that I was worried;)

As I prepared for my session, I was caught off guard by something I hadn’t done in a very long time. So I didn’t think much of it. However, my subconscious thought differently and needed to offload. Chew-Nyet took me through that moment, guiding me to understand my experience. What just happened? Developing awareness will help me overcome obstacles and make a difference in my day-to-day. Chew-Nyet helped me identify some of my triggers, some old, some new. As well as, she made me conscious of how my thoughts and words make me feel. What was my body experiencing? How was I feeling, physically and emotionally?

My experience was surprisingly emotional, which I didn’t expect. And while I may be aware of some of my triggers, Chew-Nyet helped me understand myself better. Such as coaching me through situations with techniques that help empower me and give me strength when confronted with those triggers.

Trying a new experience can be intimidating. My session of Hakomi (who are you?) therapy taught me a little more about myself. Guiding me towards my purpose and being comfortable with who I am.

Chew-Nyet Lee, Hakomi Therapist


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The comments +

  1. Paulette says:

    Wow, Ll, this sounds very interesting.
    This might be just the thing I need to move myself forward after the big move. Thank you for sharing.

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