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Bodywork & Somatic Therapies Guide: H

Hakomi Therapy
Hanna Somatic
Healing Touch
Hoshino Therapy

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Hakomi Therapy

The Hakomi Method of body-centered therapy originated in the mid-1970s by the internationally renowned therapist and author, Ron Kurtz, and members of his Training Staff. It is a synthesis of philosophies, techniques, and approaches from Buddhism and Taoism, to Reichian, Bioenergetics, Gestalt, Feldenkrais, Structural Bodywork etc...

Hakomi helps people change "core material." Core material is composed of memories, images, beliefs, neural patterns, and deeply held emotional dispositions. This material shapes the styles, habits, behaviors, perceptions, physical postures and attitudes which define us a individuals. Our responses to the major themes of life--safety, belonging, support, power, freedom, responsibility, appreciation, sexuality, spirituality, etc.--are all organized by our core material.

Hakomi is an elegant, and highly effective form of psychotherapy that uses also touch, massage, structural and energy work, movement education and awareness skills to facilitate, integrate and support the psychological process.

For more Information, contact:
Hakomi Institute
PO Box 1873, Boulder, CO 80306
(888) 421-6699.




Hanna Somatic Education

Another educational approach like Alexander, Feldenkrais, Trager , Aston which aims to teach you how to solve your own physical problems. It can be effective for ailments such as back pain, headaches and poor posture, in order to gain flexibility and strength.

In Hanna Somatic Education, a somatic educator assists you (often, hands-on) in movements to rediscover your body and improve your muscular control. Involuntary muscular tensions can be helped and, as with all learning, the improvements soon seem second-nature.




Healing Touch

Healing Touch is a biofield therapy that is an energy based approach to health and healing. It was developed by Janet Mentgen RN, BSN who has been practicing energy based care since 1980 in Denver, CO.

Healing Touch uses touch to influence the human energy system, specifically the energy field that surrounds the body, and the energy centers that control the energy flow from the energy field to the physical body. These non-invasive techniques that utilize the hands to clear, energize, and balance the human and environmental energy fields thus affecting physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health and healing. It is based on a heart-centered caring relationship in which the practitioner and client come together energetically to facilitate the client's health and healing. The goal in Healing Touch is to restore harmony and balance in the energy system placing the client in a position to self heal. Healing Touch complements conventional health care and is used in collaboration with other approaches to health and healing.

For more Information and Training contact:
Colorado Center for Healing Touch
12477 W. Cedar Dr., Suite 206
Lakewood, CO 80228
Phone 303-989-0581
Fax 303-985-9702





Hellerwork is a series of one-hour sessions of deep tissue bodywork and movement education designed to realign the body and release chronic tension and stress. Verbal dialogue is used to assist the client in becoming aware of emotional stress that may be related to physical tension.

The number of sessions can vary from person to person due to the varying needs of individuals. Hellerwork is organized along eleven sections and each section can take one or more sessions to accomplish the desired result.

Hellerwork is an integrated system designed to recondition the whole body. It is not a remedy for illness; rather, it is a process in which people are moved from their current "average" state to an optimal state of health and well being. This optimal state of health is the body's "normal" and natural condition.

Although Hellerwork may be effective for temporary pain or tension relief, we recognize that pain and tension are usually the result of an overall pattern of imbalance occurring in the body. Rather than treating the pain or tension "symptom" of this imbalance, Hellerwork focuses on rebalancing the entire body, returning it to a more aligned, relaxed and youthful state. Read more...



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Hoshino Therapy

Hoshino Therapy is a particular form of acupressure developed in Argentina by Tomezo Hoshino. It integrate the ancient concepts of meridians from acupuncture with the modern principles of biomechanics.

It is both a curative and a preventive approach to health which can be effective in the treatment of pain and for restoring a proper mechanical function to the body.



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