Manuela Mischke-Reeds is a trauma psychotherapist, and an international teacher of movement and somatic psychology. She co-founded the Hakomi Institute of California, and recently created Embodywise, a nonprofit learning community that supports wisdom teachings through the body. She has developed an integrative trauma approach called “The Innate Somatic Intelligence Trauma Therapy Approach (ISITTA)” that focuses on movement as a primary healing modality, and offers an in-depth training program for therapists and practitioners.
Manuela has 25+ years of clinical experience in the field of trauma, working somatically and in 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 and Hakomi Essentials Course on The Shift Network. Manuela is author of several books, including 125 Somatic Psychotherapy Tools for Trauma and Stress... 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.