It is almost summer! The warmer weather brings happiness and…..yard work! The increase of outdoor activities is an assault on your muscles that are used to doing very little over the winter months. Gardening, yard work, golfing, baseball, ATV/camping, fishing, etc. can all wreak havoc on your body if you aren’t careful. Almost every activity you do uses your upper body or arms, in front of your body. The shoulders are always involved, and they are a complex area, with many muscles comprising these important joints. The pectoral muscles are most often really tight (strong) and pull the shoulders forward,
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WHAT IS HAKOMI? Hakomi Mindfulness-Centred Somatic Psychotherapy is a mindfulness based, body-centred approach developed by Ron Kurtz, which combines somatic (body) awareness with experiential techniques to promote psychological growth and transformation. Hakomi is an elegant integration of Eastern mindfulness and non-violence and effective and unique Western therapeutic methodology. It’s core principles stem from Buddhism and Taoism. Western therapeutic influences include general systems theory and body-centered therapies such as Gestalt, Psychomotor, Feldenkrais, Structural bodywork, Focusing, Ericksonian Hypnosis, Neurolinguistic Programming and Bioenergetics. Hakomi theory uses somatic (body) indicators as a window to unconscious psychological material, and trained practitioners support those in therapy