New Workshop: The Tamura Method and Psycho-Energetic Touch
The Four Key Concepts of the Tamura Method:
First: At the core of the Tamura Method is that within us there are two selves, the Adult-self and the Child-self, and each perceives and interacts with the world very differently. It is the Child-self that holds our core wound. This wounded Child-self resides in the adult’s unconscious, and it is hyper-sensitive to any interaction that evokes the specific type of pain of their core wounding. When activated, the Child-self emerges and takes control from the Adult-self, and we act out like the hurt, angry child we carry within us. The Tamura Method is a process of learning the genesis of our core wound, understanding its impact, and healing the wounded Child-self by developing an Adult-self that has the strength to accept and love themselves and their Child-self unconditionally.
Second: The Tamura Method enables practitioners to use energetic touch to make a direct, tangible connection to the wounded Child-self in real-time. When a client experiences their Child-self’s wounding as a felt sensation in their body, it is much clearer and more powerful than simply thinking about it through their Adult-self’s memory. This provides a powerful, visceral experience of the wounded Child-self to the Adult-self, and reveals to the client the existence of their Child-self and the healing potential of the concept of two selves. This felt connection is what makes the Tamura Method so effective. With it, it is possible to do healing work directly where the wounding is located: within the Child-self.
Third: The Tamura Method uses energetic touch to access body memory, imagery, emotions, and heightens awareness in the five senses. By activating the body’s systems the practitioner is able to sidestep the adult’s intellectualization. In this way the practitioner is able to form a direct connection with the wounded Child-self and facilitate the deeper sense of connection and trust necessary to access and heal the child’s core wound.
Fourth: Separation of the two selves is a core element of the Tamura Method’s healing process. In order to build a healing relationship between the Adult-self and their wounded child, the two must separate. When the adult and wounded child are entwined it is too difficult for the adult to discern when their child is activated and in control of their thoughts and actions. Separation helps the Adult-self see that their current dysfunctional patterns of behavior are created from the core wounds of their childhood, and not from an intrinsic defect within them. Naturally, a child looks outside itself to get the love and healing they crave. Separation from the Child-self allows the adult to reunite with their Child-self and take on the role of its protector, nurturer and guide. This process of externalizing the child also helps the Adult-self to take sufficient space to tolerate the Child-self’s otherwise unbearably painful feelings, and help themselves to heal.
“The Tamura Method is an expression of my insights into healing, as well as a way for us to better walk the path toward our joy. I hope to help seekers, those that have a deep awareness of something missing in their life that is holding them back from accessing their full potential, as I teach what I learned from being a seeker my entire life. It is my hope that the concepts I share in this website will help others on their journey. Seeker or teacher, I hope that this information will inspire you to incorporate and expand upon the principles of the Tamura Method. I invite you to empty your cup and taste my tea.”
The Tamura Method was created by Wynn Tamura over the course of forty years in his own counseling/energy-bodywork practice in Oakland, California. Although retired, Wynn Tamura continues to teach and provide consulting.