Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment and nonjudgementally.
Methods, Approaches, Modalities
Therapy and counselling are tailored to meet each person's, each relationship's, or each family's needs. Different modalities are helpful with the different types of problem stories that people are facing.
Each person entering a therapeutic process is entrusting experiences, challenges, sources of pain, to a therapist because they believe that change is possible.
Agnieszka grounds her therapeutic work in a deep commitment to collaboration, respect, and cherishing the wealth of wisdom, strength, insight of each person.
Agnieszka believes that choice of therapeutic approaches must always respect a person's life story, life experience, innate wisdom and their strengths, while also acknowledging the socio-cultural and economic contexts that also impact each of us in our world.
Hakomi Mindfulness-Centered Somatic Psychotherapy
Listening through Body
Our bodies hold the memories of the traumatic experience we have endured in our lives. Through Hakomi Mindfulness-Centered Somatic Therapy, we process these experience, using a facilitated mindful state, as a means to establish what was missing in the event of the trauma and to offer that missing experience.
“Therapy is first about discovering. It’s about who you are and about what your deepest emotional attitudes are. It’s not just about who you think you are. It’s not opinion. It’s not something you can know with the intellect. It’s about who you are in the very heart of yourself. That’s the flavor of psychotherapy, discovering yourself, discovering your real attitudes toward the most important pieces of your life.”
—Ron Kurtz, Hakomi Founder.
Re-authoring our Lives
We carry multiple stories about our Selves, our lives and experiences. There are many nuances and layers in these stories that are sometimes hidden and disconnected, be it through traumatic experiences, hard and unforgiving circumstances, and social/economic contexts that challenge our lives and identities. It is in the rediscovery and re-telling of our stories that we can find parts of ourselves that are profoundly strong and brilliant.
"Narrative therapy seeks to be a respectful, non-blaming approach to counselling and community work, which centres people as the experts in their own lives. It views problems as separate from people and assumes people have many skills, competencies, beliefs, values, commitments and abilities that will assist them to reduce the influence of problems in their lives." - Alice Morgan