& Founder of Embodywise
Manuela Mischke-Reeds, MFT
Elevate your healing practice as you explore the Somatic Trauma Therapy approach with an embodiment practice that empowers you to guide your clients safely in somatic therapy.
Are you a dedicated practitioner in the fields of psychotherapy, social work, mental health, or wellness coaching who senses that your patients’ and clients’ traumatic experiences require more than conventional interventions?
You’re not alone, says Manuela Mischke-Reeds, MFT, a clinical therapist and international somatic psychology teacher with over 25 years of experience.
In fact, as Manuela began her career working with survivors of torture long ago, she realized they didn’t possess the spoken language to express the complexity of their pain, which included flashbacks, night terrors, anxiety, depression, and more...
Yet, their bodies could express it all.
As Manuela learned the body’s expressions and somatic patterns, she began to see the healing pathways where fear and healing coexisted in the body — and discovered the body’s innate ability to heal through this powerful silent language.
These discoveries inspired Manuela to create her own Somatic Trauma Therapy approach, which draws on various somatic therapy practices that are rooted in polyvagal theory and includes key practices from Hakomi Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, and Innate Somatic Intelligence Trauma Therapy.
As a professional, you can add skills to your existing practice and develop internal capabilities, allowing you to be present with your clients’ suffering, assess which embodiment tools they’ll benefit most from, and empower them to trust their own innate somatic intelligence that lies beneath the trauma.
Join us for a brand-new hour-long event with Manuela as she shares how you can expand your inner Soma toolkit with the Somatic Trauma Therapy approach — to more effectively bring healing to both your clients and yourself.
As Manuela will explain, just as important as supporting your client’s journey towards a whole and healthy life is your inside-out transformation as their healer. To effectively and lovingly guide your clients into the healing potential they hold in their bodies and hearts, you must first mediate your own triggers, projections, transference, and more.
During this workshop, she’ll share a ventral vagal practice, a powerful embodiment tool for your own nervous system regulation and grounding — which you’ll need to successfully guide your clients into safe embodiment processes.
Join Manuela and learn about the art and skills of integrating somatic psychology tools into your healing practice.
In this hour-long free online event, you’ll discover:
- Why somatic therapy work is so essential in healing trauma
- How the collective trauma of world events is likely impacting your individual client sessions — and how to be in somatic coherence in times of fear and polarization
- How to address the individual suffering through the body to face life’s larger questions — developing somatic resilience in the process
- How to regulate your own nervous system when you’re working with trauma clients — to most effectively navigate systemic trauma issues that may be overwhelming both you and your client
- A guided ventral vagal practice to regulate yourself toward internal safety and connection
When you join us for this event, you’ll learn how you can continue your work with Manuela in her upcoming 6-month Somatic Trauma Therapy training. You’ll develop an in-depth understanding of your own Soma as you learn leading-edge skills and best practices to guide your clients to transform their trauma.
You’ll discover how to respond to your clients with wisdom and skill in a way that transcends the old methods of healing — including evidence-based clinical skills and trauma-informed somatic techniques for self-regulation.
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What People Are Saying About Manuela Mischke-Reeds, MFT...
“[Manuela] is a powerhouse teacher, facilitator, and therapist.”
Manuela is a powerhouse teacher, facilitator, and therapist. She fully embodies what she teaches and is a much-needed leader in somatics and trauma. I’m so grateful for everything she’s taught me; I find her wildly inspiring.
— Caitlin Clarke, somatic coach
“[Manuela] is a master of her craft.”
In my journey as a therapist, Manuela’s trauma training was essential to developing the skills to support healing in my clients. Manuela is a master of her craft, and with her guidance, I was able to learn to hold a space of safety that allows clients to learn to regulate their nervous system and, in a gentle way, move through and heal their trauma. I consider this one of the most transformative training experiences in my 30 years in the field.
— Giorgio Quittan, LCSW
“[Manuela] has offered me exceptional guidance and support in my skill-building as a licensed clinical psychotherapist and educator.”
I have had the fortunate opportunity to train with Manuela through the Hakomi Institute of California and through her trauma training over the past eight years. Manuela has offered me exceptional guidance and support in my skill-building as a licensed clinical psychotherapist and educator. I have gleaned the skills to navigate trauma work with my clients mainly from her, and I can’t recommend her trainings enough. They offer the theory and practice through embodied exercises and frameworks to really step into the territory of trauma healing with experience and grace. She really teaches you how to work somatically with trauma to transmute from the inside out. Her presence and expertise are a gift to this world.
— Diana Justl, LMFT, faculty at Earth Medicine Center, Oregon
“It will invite you to drink from a deep well of wisdom.”
Manuela’s trauma training not only gave me the essential tools of how to intervene when there is dysregulation in the client’s field, it equally empowered me with an awareness of what it means to sit, unflappable, in the therapist’s seat. Manuela’s 25 years as a clinical practitioner and Hakomi teacher will not only offer you hands-on knowledge; it will invite you to drink from a deep well of wisdom.
— Noreen Buyers Greenblatt, certified Hakomi practitioner
“[Manuela]’s trauma training has been essential in my understanding of trauma.”
Manuela’s trauma training has been essential in my understanding of trauma and my capacity to be at ease with my clients’ trauma responses and offer thoughtful somatic interventions. Taking her training and watching her work, with her 25 years of clinical experience and her deep personal experience with somatic and spiritual practices, has been a gift that keeps on giving.
— Paola Ceccarini, certified Hakomi practitioner
About Manuela Mischke-Reeds, MFT
Manuela Mischke-Reeds, MFT, is a somatic trauma psychotherapist and an international teacher of somatic psychology, integrating movement and mindful embodiment tools into her work. She was the co-director of the Hakomi Institute of California, and recently founded Embodywise, a learning community that supports somatic psychology methods that promote wisdom through the body.
She developed an integrative trauma methodology called Innate Somatic Intelligence Trauma Therapy Approach (ISITTA) that focuses on somatic movement and somatic therapy techniques in an in-depth training program for therapists and practitioners.
Manuela has more than 25 years of clinical experience in the field of trauma and somatics, including working with psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy with first responders. She lectures and trains professionals on the topics of mindfulness, somatic psychology, trauma therapy, and compassionate relational approaches to healing.
She has hosted the Hakomi Summit for The Shift Network, and is the author of several books, including 125 Somatic Psychotherapy Tools for Trauma and Stress... and 8 Keys to Practicing Mindfulness: Practical Strategies for Emotional Health and Wellbeing. She will soon be releasing a new book on movement therapy tools for clinicians.