2020 Trainings

Bay Area, CA,  Australia and Germany

From Trauma to Dharma

A Somatic Approach to working with Trauma

with Manuela Mischke-Reeds

Trauma is part of our human experience. The Therapist’s job is to help elevate the symptoms and inspire the client towards health and healing. This task can be daunting. Faced with not only with a myriad of techniques but also the overwhelm and empathic burnout this training focuses on the essential trauma skills set as well as the self-care of the therapist within their work.

If you’re a therapist looking for in-depth transformation and a new way of working with trauma, From Trauma to Dharma will provide the inner and outer tool sets for you. Transforming traumatic experiences in your client’s life is not just about savvy skills and known interventions. It requires a willingness and a refined inner skill set to see deeply into your client’s suffering and trust their innate health.

These are skills that require a different kind of training. From Trauma to Dharma is based on the belief that the inside-out transformation of the therapist is essential in supporting the client’s journey towards a whole and self-sustaining life. We must make the journey first so we can guide our clients safely and precisely into the vast reservoir that they hold in their body and heart.

Because the contemporary therapist faces the complexities of multiple, intertwined trauma, we need to train differently. It’s no longer enough to just have skills; we need to become a different kind of therapist: one that’s unafraid to sit with suffering in a deep and compassionate way. We need to become a trauma change agent who can see beyond the stigma of trauma and value growth in our clients and the sacredness of their life journeys. We can’t fix past traumas, but we can learn how to inspire others in their longing for wholeness, and help them to trust that trauma has deep purpose. We need clinicians that can sit in themselves with kindheartedness and work with others when triggered themselves.

We need a new breed of helpers that can transcend the old paradigm of healing and deliver precise and effective tools for self-healing and transformation. This training provides a clear pathway to becoming this kind of healer. The lasting tools it offers provide a multi-layered approach that helps both therapist and client to understand our lives in connection with the contemporary forces of trauma and how they impact our biology, our sense of connection and our life purpose and calling.

The influences of media, world events and terror are impacting everone. We need to understand this influence and train our nervous system responses so we can become agents of nervous system change. We are training for a kind of warriorship of the body, heart, mind and community. It is no longer enough to deliver techniques, approaches or thoughts; we have to become someone that knows how to inspire healing in others.

From Trauma to Dharma draws from a variety of influences, including Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing, Continuum Movement, Buddhism and Taoism, body-centered meditation, mindfulness and compassion practices and systems thinking. It’s designed for therapists, healers, social workers and medical professionals who are willing to dig deep and be changed in order to become more effective healers. This unique training requires a commitment to learning outside of your comfort zone and beyond your intellectual knowing, and a willingness to delve into the mysteries of the body’s healing powers.

For Whom

This training will benefit psychotherapists, counselors, interns, health practitioners, and other helping professionals who want to learn precise techniques for healing trauma and maintaining their own sense of health and well-being when working with trauma.

Training Overview

Our From Trauma to Dharma training series offers CE credit for MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs and psychologists.

Bay Area 2020/2021

From Trauma to Dharma Level 1
Six modules of self-paced online learning (12 CEs)
May 18 – June 22
Two zoom calls, TBD, PDT
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From Trauma to Dharma Level 2

Three five day Intensives

Week 1 November 4 – 8, 2020

Week 2 January 13-17, 2021

Week 3 April 28 – May 2, 2021

From Trauma to Dharma Level 3

Two five day Intensives 

Week 1 September 29 –  October 3, 2021

Week 2 November 17 – 21, 2021

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For More Information

For further details, including accommodation of special needs and information about our grievance process, please contact our administrator at 415-839-6788 or contact@hakomiCA.org.

Sydney, Australia 2020

Level 1

February 3- March 9, 2020

Zoom Call #1: February 14 (Sydney 9am AEST)

Zoom Call # 2: March 13, (Sydney 9am AEST)

Level 2

The Australia Training will have two modules instead of the three modules offered in US.

Module 1: September 11 – 15, 2020

Module 2: TBD in 2021

Time: 9.30-6pm

Venue: Crows Nest Centre, 2 Ernest Pace, Crows Nest NSW (Sydney)

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Germany 2020

The Germany Training is taught in two intensive modules. The training is held in German language. 

There is no online component for this training. German students can enroll in Level one, level one is taught in English only. 

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Module 1: January 9 – 16, 2020

Module 2: September 30 – October 10, 2020

Cost: EUR 1.770,00 plus EUR 460 for Retreat accommodations.

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Supervision Training for Hakomi and Trauma Graduates:

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Teacher and Founder of T2D

Manuela Manuela Mischke-Reeds, MA, MFT (LMFT 40823) is an international psychology teacher, somatic psychotherapist, Dharma teacher and author. She trains, consults and coaches professionals in varied fields, including health professionals and business leaders. Her trainings in the United States, Australia, Germany, China and Israel bring together 20+ years of in-depth Psychotherapy practice and teaching in Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy, Somatic Trauma Therapies, Attachment and relational Therapy,  Dharma teachings, Somatic meditation practices and movement therapies. Manuela’s work with trauma is grounded in an inside-out approach that utilizes the depth of the body’s knowledge. Applying Buddhist perspectives and practices to her work, she weaves together specific mindfulness practices with core somatic techniques to create a unified approach to trauma resolution. Her unique teaching gifts inspire people to live their lives from the reverence and awareness of interconnection. Manuela is the author of several books: Somatic Psychotherapy Toolbox, 8 Keys to Practicing Mindfulness: Practical Strategies for Emotional Health and Well Being. .