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dc.contributor.advisorGrant, Sue
dc.contributor.advisorEmmens, Joanne
dc.contributor.authorPowers, Rhonda
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-26T22:48:42Z
dc.date.available2022-04-26T22:48:42Z
dc.date.copyright2022
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/15083
dc.description.abstractHakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy, also called the Hakomi Method of Experiential Psychotherapy, is generally referred to simply as Hakomi. Research shows current standard specialist treatments for anorexia nervosa are only moderately effective, therefore novel treatment approaches are needed. Currently there is little research specifically on the use of Hakomi in the treatment of anorexia nervosa. The aim of this hermeneutic literature review is to stimulate thinking regarding approaches to psychological treatments for adults with anorexia nervosa and to consider how Hakomi, a mindfulness-based somatic (body) psychotherapy, might contribute to the treatment of anorexia nervosa. This review contemplates on literature found on three topics: current approaches to treatments for anorexia are not sufficient—what attitudes and limitations are involved; there may be links between anorexia and trauma; and anorexia nervosa might benefit from a therapeutic approach Hakomi can provide. Finally, this review considers how Hakomi encourages and cultivates approaching life in a holistic way which may enhance understanding of treatment and therapy options. Hakomi psychotherapy offers an approach that can benefit the therapist and client by incorporating mindfulness and mind-body holism into a way of being and living as well as through a therapeutic treatment approach. Thus, Hakomi can contribute to any psychotherapy. The cooperative nature of studying the client’s experience allows the therapist to come alongside the client, thus not threatening the client’s sense of control, which is important to clients with anorexia nervosa. Such a focus on valuing the client’s experience can be a paradigm shift for clinicians who are used to a more directive approach. Additionally, Hakomi helps the therapist to embody and utilise an accepting, mindfulness-based, mind-body approach that is missing—and needed—in most psychotherapies recommended for treating anorexia; it may also be helpful for treating developmental or relational trauma. Literature revealed that trauma is found to be so prevalent in mental health populations, that trauma treatment is recommended for all mental health clients. This research argues that Hakomi can potentially contribute valuably to the treatment and understanding of anorexia nervosa by offering a mindfulness-based embodied approach that incorporates parts work, which allows an integrated understanding of the patient’s lived experience of their symptoms, and can speed recovery. Additionally, this research suggests that Hakomi provides a holistic approach that may fit with some indigenous holistic models of health and well-being, such as the New Zealand Maori. Ultimately, this research considers how Hakomi can contribute to the psychotherapeutic treatment of clients with anorexia nervosa and how clients experiencing anorexia nervosa may need to be treated.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherAuckland University of Technology
dc.subjectHakomien_NZ
dc.subjectMindfulnessen_NZ
dc.subjectAnorexiaen_NZ
dc.subjectAnorexia treatmenten_NZ
dc.subjectAnorexicen_NZ
dc.subjectExperientialen_NZ
dc.subjectNovelen_NZ
dc.subjectBlind spoten_NZ
dc.subjectPerspectiveen_NZ
dc.subjectCurrent standard treatmenten_NZ
dc.subjectNovel approachen_NZ
dc.subjectAttitudeen_NZ
dc.subjectHolisticen_NZ
dc.subjectEating disorderen_NZ
dc.subjectPrinciplesen_NZ
dc.subjectPrinciple-baseden_NZ
dc.subjectNonviolenceen_NZ
dc.subjectMaorien_NZ
dc.subjectMāorien_NZ
dc.subjectMind-bodyen_NZ
dc.subjectCurrent treatmenten_NZ
dc.subjectAttitudesen_NZ
dc.subjectTraumaen_NZ
dc.subjectDevelopmental traumaen_NZ
dc.subjectAcceptanceen_NZ
dc.subjectRelational traumaen_NZ
dc.subjectMental healthen_NZ
dc.subjectIndigenousen_NZ
dc.subjectTreatmenten_NZ
dc.subjectSystemen_NZ
dc.subjectTrauma-informed careen_NZ
dc.subjectBody psychotherapyen_NZ
dc.subjectBodyen_NZ
dc.subjectParts worken_NZ
dc.subjectInterpersonalen_NZ
dc.subjectRelationshipsen_NZ
dc.subjectClinical cultureen_NZ
dc.subjectIntegrated approachen_NZ
dc.subjectTherapist supporten_NZ
dc.subjectSupporten_NZ
dc.subjectTherapeutic presenceen_NZ
dc.subjectTherapeutic allianceen_NZ
dc.subjectReductionisticen_NZ
dc.subjectEastern philosophyen_NZ
dc.subjectNovel treatmenten_NZ
dc.subjectPsychotherapyen_NZ
dc.subjectSomaticen_NZ
dc.subjectBody baseden_NZ
dc.titleHow Can Hakomi, a Mindfulness-Based Somatic Psychotherapy, Contribute to the Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa?en_NZ
dc.typeDissertationen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorAuckland University of Technology
thesis.degree.levelMasters Dissertations
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Psychotherapyen_NZ
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
dc.date.updated2022-04-26T20:40:35Z


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