Books by Manuela

Whether you’re new to somatic approaches or a seasoned practitioner, this toolbox will be a game-changer in your work.

From over 25 years of clinical experience, Manuela Mischke-Reeds, MA, LMFT, has created the go-to resource for mental health therapists who want to incorporate somatic techniques into their daily practice. Highly-effective for clients dealing with trauma and stress disorders, somatic psychotherapy is the future of healing the entire person-body and mind.

Section-by-section, this toolbox guide the clinician through: – Targeted somatic interventions for trauma, stress and PTSD – Steps to incorporate the body into your current therapeutic approach – Mindfulness techniques and breath work – Starting guidelines, safety concerns and keys to success- Getting to know their own body to better use body work with clients

Learning how to pay attention to the present moment.

Becoming mindful is about the small, everyday things such as pausing to take a breath before you drive off in a hurry or considering the food that will nourish your body before a meal. Or it can mean checking in with yourself before responding to a challenging email or text. Every moment of our lives can become an opportunity to practice mindfulness. 

This book will invite you to sharpen your awareness and ask yourself with more frequency, “What do I notice right now?” or “How do I need to respond or be with this situation?” These seemingly tiny moments of noticing yourself can have a major impact on your life as you learn to track habitual patterns and awaken to change. 

“Ein gründliches, sehr durchdachtes und äußerst praktisches Arbeitsbuch, das Therapeuten dabei hilft, mit den körperlichen Reaktionen der Klienten zu arbeiten – und nicht nur mit deren Handlungen und Emotionen.” – Janina Fisher

Somatische Psychotherapie ist für unter Traumata und Belastungsstörungen Leidende von zentraler Bedeutung, weil sie die Heilung von Körper und Geist fördert.

Die angeborene Körperweisheit der Klienten ist für Therapeuten bei ihren Bemühungen um Heilung und Wohlbefinden die wichtigste Ressource. Auf der Basis ihrer mehr als 25-jährigen Erfahrung in klinischer Arbeit hat Manuela Mischke-Reeds für Psychotherapeuten, die somatische Techniken in ihre tägliche Praxis integrieren möchten, eine überzeugende “Toolbox” geschaffen. Das Buch soll helfen, die verschiedenen Arten somatischen Gewahrseins in die therapeutische Arbeit einzubeziehen. Beispielsweise geht es um Atemmuster, Veränderungen der Hautbeschaffenheit, Augenbewegungen, Haltungen, subtile Bewegungen und Gesten, die alle Stimmungen, Gefühlen und inneren Atmosphären zum Ausdruck verhelfen. All dies zu studieren und effektiv damit zu arbeiten können Therapeuten lernen. Die Stärkung des Körpergewahrseins eines Klienten ist ein sehr wirksames Hilfsmittel bei der Transformation.

Contributions from Manuela

The authoritative text on Hakomi methods, theory, and practice.

Hakomi is an integrative method that combines Western psychology and body-centered techniques with mindfulness principles from Eastern psychology. This book, written and edited by members of the Hakomi Institute― the world’s leading professional training program for Hakomi practitioners―and by practitioners and teachers from across the globe, introduces all the processes and practices that therapists need in order to begin to use this method with clients. The authors detail Hakomi’s unique integration of body psychotherapy, mindfulness, and the Eastern philosophical principle of non-violence, grounding leading-edge therapeutic technique in an attentiveness to the whole person and their capacity for transformation.

This expansive, three-volume set addresses the complexities of interconnectivity, therapeutic capacity, and the competencies needed in order to provide sophisticated and integrated community mental health care―both in the United States and within a global community.

The Praeger Handbook of Community Mental Health Practice provides an essential framework that will serve university educators, students, new practitioners, and experienced therapists alike as they adapt to new approaches to community mental health and respond to changing laws governing mental health provision across state, national, and global levels.

Volume one considers the structures, challenges, and expectations of community mental health, familiarizing readers with key issues such as service delivery, funding, and key models of intervention and care.

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