Assisted Self Discovery
If you are interested in discovering more about yourself, are curious about the things that you do that cause you suffering, are aware of painful patterns, then these extended sessions are for you.
Much of our everyday suffering is produced by unconscious beliefs that are irrelevant, untrue, or out of date. As a method Mindful Somatic Assisted Self-discovery is designed to bring these limiting or wrong ideas into consciousness and to help you discover new ways of being in the world.
This method is not just about talking about problems or listening to a story. Your history is written in the way you do things now, your style, your defining characteristics, your posture. So, you can expect that the Nat will be looking and listening for these and will bring them to your attention as part of setting up the little experiments in mindfulness that are the core of this work. There is additionally elements of psycho-education to support learning, deepen developing awareness and cultivate new ways of being in the world.
What you need:
You need to be willing to be with your own present experience.
Your reactions to experiments [including movement] in mindfulness will be the basis of the work you do. So, you need to be willing to stay focused on your experience. You need to be open to going into mindfulness, which is a calm, inwardly focused state, to simply witness yourself and what happens inside you.
You might experience emotions on the way to finding out how to relieve your unnecessary suffering and let go of limiting beliefs and old habitual patterns. You need to be willing to speak about yourself as you feel now.
This work is not about asking questions, problem solving or making conversation. The courage you need to be open and honest in looking at yourself are your greatest allies. The rewards will be a deeper understanding of yourself and others, greater pleasure in everyday living, and richer, happier relationships. Self-study can create all that.
Nat will also be genuinely kind and patient, safe, caring, and non-judgmental. The vulnerability and openness of mindfulness require an extremely safe environment and if emotions arise, Natalie knows how to be with you when this happens and knows how to offer comfort and help you move towards understanding and the integration of your experiences.
Potential Benefits of Mindful-Somatic Psychotherapy based on the Hakomi Method.
Hakomi therapy might help people achieve lasting changes in their self-perceptions, relationships, and behaviors. It uses experiments in mindfulness and the therapist’s insights to discover and recontextualise a client’s limiting beliefs. Hakomi therapy aims to help people achieve growth through awareness of the core material that shapes their beliefs, emotions, and conscious experiences. When clients experience self-discovery and understand the origins of this core material, they can uproot any trauma-based motivations. This state of self-transformation fosters awareness of new ways to experience everyday life and make positive changes.