ABOUT KAMALA AND HAKOMI
Kamala has been inspired by the Hakomi Method of Mindfulness-Based Somatic Psychotherapy since 1985 when she began training in the method. In 1988 she became a certified Hakomi practitioner. Kamala was a member of the Hakomi teaching staff for 25 years. During this time, she developed a synthesis of Hakomi techniques and principles, with the healing methods and classical wisdom of Taoism, acupuncture and acupressure. She teaches this healing art, to health care practitioners in the US and internationally.
Kamala authored a teaching and practice manual, “Heartmind Solutions: Methods for Transforming the Roots of Pain and Stress.” To purchase a copy of this manual click here.
Kamala teaches Heartmind Solutions classes to acupuncture and acupressure professionals. She does private mentoring and is available to speak to groups. Click here to sign up for her mailing list for these bodymind offerings.
In her private practice, Kamala offers heartmind acupuncture to her clients. Go to Sessions with Kamala for more information.
Hakomi Experiential Therapy combines mindfulness and principles of Eastern spiritual traditions with a unique, highly effective Western methodology.
Hakomi is a body-centered, somatic psychotherapy. The body is experienced as a door that can be opened to reveal the character and belief system of the individual. The body’s structures and habitual patterns become a powerful access route to unconscious ways of organizing, and to internal resources.
The Hakomi Method allows the hidden beliefs which shape our lives and relationships to emerge safely into consciousness. Once conscious, they can be directly experienced and re-evaluated, and new dimensions of awareness can be integrated.
Loving presence and the healing relationship are central to Hakomi. People learn to develop an exquisite sensitivity and attunement to others, and to convey this understanding. This empathy and responsiveness helps to create a deep sense of safety and connection, and facilitates the effectiveness of therapy.
The Hakomi Institute was founded in Boulder, Colorado in 1981 by Ron Kurtz and the Hakomi trainers. Since then, the Institute has expanded to offer Hakomi Trainings across the U.S. and internationally. Workshops and trainings are currently held in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.
To learn more about Hakomi, go to www.hakomiinstitute.com.