Experiential weekend introduction to the Hakomi Method through its Taoist Roots
…explores the influence of Taoist philosophy and practice in the Hakomi Method of somatic psychotherapy and mindfulness-based assisted self-study. Ron Kurtz created a therapy that included Taoist-based principles of non-violence, mindfulness and supporting defenses.
Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles
and the water is clear? – Lao Tzu
We will explore the paradoxical power of Lao Tzu’s classical book of Chinese wisdom, the Tao-te ching for supporting mindful, non-effortful, holistic healing: how contemplative states of consciousness potentiate awareness, how respect and non-doing lead to much being done, how supporting defenses leads most quickly to their being let down, and how focusing on the body provides both increased unity and a royal road to the unconscious.
Through short talks, stories and experiential exercises, participants will explore a gentle, paradoxically powerful method for encouraging and supporting personal growth. The approach centers theoretically and methodologically around principles of unity, organicity, mind-body holism, mindfulness and nonviolence.