Manuela Mischke-Reeds is a somatic trauma psychotherapist and an international teacher of somatic psychology. She integrates movement and mindful embodiment tools into her work. She was 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 an 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'll soon be releasing a new book on movement therapy tools for clinicians.