The Level 1 Handbook is designed for students beginning the study of Hakomi. It covers Loving Presence, Quieting the Mind, Nonverbal Awareness and Emotional Nourishment. This training follows a step-by-step learning process based on experiences. As the process unfolds, ego-centered, task-oriented, habitual agendas are consciously examined and put aside. The process leads to an open, compassionate state of mind in which perception, understanding and compassion are dramatically enhanced.