Being a practitioner of ASD requires some very specific personal developments on the part of the person assisting. Practitioners must be able to sustain a compassionate and aware state of mind called “loving presence”.
The central unique feature of the original Hakomi method was doing experiments with the client in a mindful state. These experiments were specifically designed to evoke reactions that would help bring unconscious material such as foundational memories, underlying emotions and implicit beliefs into consciousness. This is still the central feature of the ASD version. What’s been added are some new elements and ideas that make the work simpler and fasted, easier to do and quite as effective. Much of the core curriculum will be about teaching these new elements and ideas.
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