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BEFRIENDING THE INNER CRITIC – An Introduction to the Hakomi

October 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - October 29, 2017 @ 4:00 pm



An Introduction to Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychology






Dates: Sat., Oct. 28, 10 AM – 6 PM & Sunday, Oct. 29, 10 AM-4 PM

Location: Sol  Healing and Wellness Center, 13805 Ann Place, Austin, TX 78728

Cost: $250 if registered and paid by Oct. 8, 2017; $285 thereafter

Refunds given if you cancel by Oct. 8. After that, you may send someone in your place.

Taught by Rupesh Chhagan, M.S.O.M., L.Ac., Hakomi Teacher







To register simply email your contact information (name, phone, email address, snail mail address) to hakomisouthwest@gmail.com

To pay: Log on to Paypal.com and send your payment to hakomisouthwest@gmail.com

For all questions or concerns please contact Gregory Gaiser, Hakomi Trainer at 650-919-3103 or email him at hakomisouthwest@gmail.com


This introduction to HAKOMI MINDFUL SOMATIC PSYCHOLOGY is based on the notion that everyone with a conscience has an Inner Critic. This part of ourselves was formed in the psyche during childhood and it is trying to help us in our adult lives. Sometimes however, the Inner Critic becomes obstinate and overly critical especially of other Child Parts of the psyche. In this workshop we will utilize the Following Hakomi Principles to acknowledge, understand and hold compassion for the Inner Critic and the Wisdom of the Inner Child.

  • Mindfulness. Mindfulness in the cornerstone of Buddhist theory and practice and is central to Hakomi. Our unique application of Mindfulness includes not only present moment awareness, but assisted self-study toward habitual physical, emotional and thought processes which, in the case, emanate from the Inner Critic. Bringing conscious awareness to these habits ultimately leads to a path of compassion for the child who generated the Inner Critic as a coping mechanism.
  • Non-Violence. Hakomi doesn’t push for results or change, rather Hakomi facilitators ‘coax nature’ and trust that true change comes from support rather than confrontation.
  • Compassion. Hakomi therapists actively cultivate what we call Loving Presence. this another principle central to our approach and is a state of consciousness which can deliberately be cultivated and utilized in relationships. Studies show that the state of mind, the attitude of the facilitator is more important than any particular technique when it comes to change.
  • Basic goodness. Hakomi asserts that people are basically good and than any ill feelings come from unmet needs. For example, the Inner Critic may appear to be mean, strict, inflexible, etc., but is actually taking on some job for the person such as protection or guidance.

Please join us for this potent exploration of the Inner Critic and the Wise Inner Child.



October 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am
October 29, 2017 @ 4:00 pm


Gregory Gaiser, Hakomi Trainer, PC, Organizational Consultant


Sol Healing and Wellness Center
13805 Ann Pl
Austin , TX 78728 United States
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(512) 522-6965