Hakomi

"Kai helped me realize that change was possible in areas I thought were a permanent part of who I was."
Kai Mantsch Executive Coaching
2019-09-26T01:18:04+00:00
"Kai helped me realize that change was possible in areas I thought were a permanent part of who I was."
"Kai understands my voice and takes my multi dimensional thinking and weaves it into a coherent narrative that everyone can access. He is very good at clarifying end goals and thought processes on complex topics."
Kai Mantsch Executive Coaching
2019-09-26T01:56:45+00:00
"Kai understands my voice and takes my multi dimensional thinking and weaves it into a coherent narrative that everyone can access. He is very good at clarifying end goals and thought processes on complex topics."
"Kai was very attentive and it felt like he was able to hear my situation and distill down themes... quickly."
Kai Mantsch Executive Coaching
2019-09-26T01:06:09+00:00
"Kai was very attentive and it felt like he was able to hear my situation and distill down themes... quickly."
"Kai is brilliant. His skillful means are a tremendous gift - really helped me see complex processes."
Kai Mantsch Executive Coaching
2019-09-26T01:12:11+00:00
"Kai is brilliant. His skillful means are a tremendous gift - really helped me see complex processes."
"Kai was an amazing support to me... I felt like he really helped me get at the crux of things that were limiting me... It was *really* profound!"
Kai Mantsch Executive Coaching
2019-09-26T01:11:39+00:00
"Kai was an amazing support to me... I felt like he really helped me get at the crux of things that were limiting me... It was *really* profound!"
"[Kai] could look at my situation from the outside and see things I couldn't. He helped me past my comfort zone to overcome perfectionism and make real progress."
Kai Mantsch Executive Coaching
2019-09-26T01:54:08+00:00
"[Kai] could look at my situation from the outside and see things I couldn't. He helped me past my comfort zone to overcome perfectionism and make real progress."
"Kai offered new ways of looking at my concerns that freed me up to take action."
Kai Mantsch Executive Coaching
2019-09-26T00:49:15+00:00
"Kai offered new ways of looking at my concerns that freed me up to take action."
"I always feel progress and have a plan when I leave the sessions with Kai. I also very much like his demeanor and approach."
Kai Mantsch Executive Coaching
2019-09-26T01:05:18+00:00
"I always feel progress and have a plan when I leave the sessions with Kai. I also very much like his demeanor and approach."
"I was feeling burnt out and uncertain of my direction. My time working with Kai helped me get clarity on what choices I was making that led to particular outcomes. With the guidance and tools Kai offered, I learned to trust my own insight more and to make more intentional decisions to consciously shape the path I wanted going forward."
Kai Mantsch Executive Coaching
2019-09-26T01:55:38+00:00
"I was feeling burnt out and uncertain of my direction. My time working with Kai helped me get clarity on what choices I was making that led to particular outcomes. With the guidance and tools Kai offered, I learned to trust my own insight more and to make more intentional decisions to consciously shape the path I wanted going forward."
"I got a huge round of applause and for days afterwards I was approached repeatedly by people who had been deeply moved. A lot of what touched people came from what I added to the speech based on Kai's suggestions and I'm extremely grateful for his help."
Kai Mantsch Executive Coaching
2019-09-26T01:57:31+00:00
"I got a huge round of applause and for days afterwards I was approached repeatedly by people who had been deeply moved. A lot of what touched people came from what I added to the speech based on Kai's suggestions and I'm extremely grateful for his help."
"Kai was fantastic. Very patient and accepting. I felt comfortable sharing my issues with him."
Kai Mantsch Executive Coaching
2019-09-26T01:35:00+00:00
"Kai was fantastic. Very patient and accepting. I felt comfortable sharing my issues with him."
"Kai was able to distill many different topics and reflect back to me in a well thought out and empathetic way what I am working towards and ways I can work on getting there."
Kai Mantsch Executive Coaching
2019-09-26T01:08:49+00:00
"Kai was able to distill many different topics and reflect back to me in a well thought out and empathetic way what I am working towards and ways I can work on getting there."
"Kai worked with me to find my voice and develop my ability to speak authentically and courageously... I was able to advocate for myself more effectively both at work and in my personal relationships."
Kai Mantsch Executive Coaching
2019-09-26T01:19:26+00:00
"Kai worked with me to find my voice and develop my ability to speak authentically and courageously... I was able to advocate for myself more effectively both at work and in my personal relationships."
"I feel like the work we have accomplished in these four months might have taken four years or more with any other [work] that I have experienced before."
Kai Mantsch Executive Coaching
2019-09-26T01:20:27+00:00
"I feel like the work we have accomplished in these four months might have taken four years or more with any other [work] that I have experienced before."
"I loved Kai's gentle, present guidance."
Kai Mantsch Executive Coaching
2019-09-26T01:46:19+00:00
"I loved Kai's gentle, present guidance."
"I’m discovering a new way of being within myself and carrying myself in the world. I can sense that I’ve grown deeply, and I want to say a big THANK YOU to Kai."
Kai Mantsch Executive Coaching
2019-09-26T01:21:33+00:00
"I’m discovering a new way of being within myself and carrying myself in the world. I can sense that I’ve grown deeply, and I want to say a big THANK YOU to Kai."
"Kai was very helpful for me... kind, encouraging and sympathetic."
Kai Mantsch Executive Coaching
2019-09-26T01:09:52+00:00
"Kai was very helpful for me... kind, encouraging and sympathetic."
"Immediate trust. [Kai] understood and addressed each of my concerns succinctly."
Kai Mantsch Executive Coaching
2019-09-26T01:38:08+00:00
"Immediate trust. [Kai] understood and addressed each of my concerns succinctly."
"Kai is a great listener."
Kai Mantsch Executive Coaching
2019-09-26T01:07:44+00:00
"Kai is a great listener."

One of the most powerful methods I use in my practice is the Hakomi Method. Hakomi is a mindful, somatic approach to exploring and shifting the root causes of self sabotage, procrastination, ineffective communication, and more.

In practical terms I teach the client (you) how to slow down your mental chatter and focus using simple mindfulness training techniques. We develop this ability to focus together and then turn that focusing tool inward, often towards the body. By learning to carefully observe the body it becomes clear that all of our emotions, impulses and things we don't want to see, or don't even know exist, are constantly being expressed there.

Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate. - Carl Jung

The clues can be subtle, and often invisible to us without the aid of an outside eye. Changes in breathing. Tension appearing in the chest or shoulders. This is where a guide can help by pausing and helping you go deeper into those moments. One client said it was like learning to see what they spent a lifetime training themselves to ignore.

What some have said during sessions:

That was like 3 years [of work] in 10 minutes.

I can't remember what I said I wanted to work on - I just want to do more of this.

This is like self-awareness 3.0!

The power of noticing these indications that there is more to the story is that... we get to know the whole story!

Once we understand what is actually motivating the sometimes baffling and counterproductive things we do, they don't seem so mysterious and, better yet, we have a chance to address and change the real source of the challenge. And, of course, there are tools for doing this as well.

While these techniques are not appropriate for every client in every situation, the Hakomi toolkit is incredibly powerful for skipping past the guesses and stories we tell and finding, facing, and shifting our real motivations and fears.

Intrigued? Contact me for a free consultation to see if it's right for us to work together.

TESTIMONIALS

  • I consider myself extremely fortunate – blessed, even – to have met Kai and to be coached by him. I can confidently say that I have never experienced the level of intuitive, down-to-earth, gentle, and effective guidance that I am receiving with Kai. I feel like the work we have accomplished in these four months might have taken four years or more with any other [work] that I have experienced before, if at all. It is clear to me that Kai has found his true calling.
  • Kai had a very profound impact on my life. He really helped me discover a growth edge that I wasn’t even aware of, and he helped me frame the next step in my own personal evolution. To top it off, the simplicity with which he framed everything and the practices he gave me were powerful. I’m discovering a new way of being within myself and carrying myself in the world. I can sense that I’ve grown deeply, and I want to say a big THANK YOU to Kai.
  • Since I had never worked with a life coach before I didn’t know what to expect, nor have any idea what an incredibly valuable experience working with Kai would become for me. Kai gave me practices, ways to think things through, and ways to become more observant of myself, my reactions and the ways that I did things– all of which became life-changing seeds. I strongly recommend that anyone who wants to start on a path of learning what they want, achieving their dreams, and finding fulfillment and happiness work with Kai.