At Making Space Hakomi, we make space. It is an active process of cultivating mindful attention to what is occurring in the present moment. You make space for yourself by spending your time this way and you will learn to make space for your own emotions and internal experience by learning skills of mindful presence, curiosity and self-compassion.

I am also deeply committed to using this method to bring awareness to the ways our bodies hold the messages of oppressive systems and to supporting people to heal and unravel those embodied beliefs. We do this to tend to and heal ourselves AND so that we are more resourced and can be present to the pain of the world and engage in the work of collective liberation. For more about this, click here.

Hakomi uses MINDFULNESS and attention to the BODY to help you ACCESS YOUR INTUITION (inner knowing) and cultivate SELF-COMPASSION.

I offer one-on-one sessions, couples work as well as some workshops and support groups. Please look over the website and contact me to see if we are a good fit to work together.

For more information about the Hakomi method, please click to visit the Hakomi Institute website

"To notice what arises inside without judgement is the essence of Hakomi and a pathway for deep and abiding healing."  - Ron Kurtz, Hakomi founder

There is a basic freedom that comes from relaxing our attachments to who we think we are and how things should be. There is a lightness of being, a peacefulness, a kind of spaciousness that makes room for humor and compassion.

This spacious mind is about celebrating mystery and humour and a way of being that goes beyond the limits of the ordinary ego. One aspect of this spaciousness is the ability to see things with a wide-angle lens and from many different angles. Acting without controlling. Not being attached to particular outcomes. Being sensitive and open. Lowering the noise of internal chatter and the preconceived ideas that generally interfere with clarity, insight, and intuition, as well as with true acceptance and understanding. From mindfulness, to spaciousness, we begin to see more clearly, and to open to new possibilities of how to be nourished, to feed the soul. This kind of non-ego centered nourishment fills us up and radiates out as loving presence, providing the ground and context for healing to unfold spontaneously.
— Ron Kurtz (Hakomi founder) and Donna Martin (Senior Hakomi Trainer)