Manuela Mischke Reeds, MA, MFT

Manuela Mischke-Reeds, MA, MFT, is a Psychotherapist and an international teacher and author of mindfulness-based somatic psychology. She co-directs the Hakomi Institute of California and teaches in the US, Europe, and Australia. A meditation practitioner for over 25 years, Manuela lectures, consults and trains professionals in mindfulness, attachment, trauma, and movement therapy. She maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Menlo Park, CA.

Manuela frequently lectures at conferences and Universities and has been faculty for the past 15 years at JFK University, Sofia University, and The California Institute of Integral Studies in California.

She holds an MA in Somatic Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies, a BA in Dance Therapy from the Naropa University, and a BA in Psychology from the University of Hamburg. In addition she has trained in various methods of working with trauma, counseled survivors of political oppression and torture and victims of trauma. She is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (Dr. Peter Levine) and a graduate Fellow at the Napa Infant Mental Health Fellowship Program (Dr. Ed Tronick). She is a graduate of the Child Trauma Institute of San Francisco (Dr. Alicia Lieberman). Manuela is an authorized Continuum Movement teacher and has extensive training in the field of Expressive and Movement Therapies.