Something we do in Hakomi is hang out at our barriers. Our barriers are the places within ourselves that say things like, "help is not available" or "no one will love me if they saw my whole self" or "the world is not safe." We each have many of these limiting beliefs.
In Hakomi we don't try to talk you out of those beliefs, we respect them and we hang out with them. We watch them unfold, we SUPPORT them. We allow what wants to happen.
And we learn, we learn about where that belief originated and how it shows up in your body and if you really WANT to keep believing it ALL THE TIME or if maybe you could let in some other possibilities. We might mindfully explore what it is like to accept help or let someone see part of us that we are ashamed of and feel that they still care about us or feel the safety of a particular place in the world.
And doing these things in mindfulness CHANGES OUR BRAINS. We learn that more options are available and we have practice in what it might mean to try some of those options when we feel safe to do so.
I love Hakomi because it supports us in our barriers. We understand that they are there for a reason and often have an important role to fulfill. We don't want to take anything away, but we do want to add options to your palette, so you have more choices in how you live your life.