About Manuela Mischke-Reeds
Manuela Mischke-Reeds, MA, MFT, is an international teacher, writer of mindfulness-based somatic psychology. and Dharma teacher. She co-directs the Hakomi Institute of California and teaches in the US, Europe, and Australia, New Zealand and China. A Psychotherapist 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 is the author of 8 Keys to practicng Mindfulness. Practical strategies for emotional health and wellbeing. (2015, W.W. Norton)
She holds an M.A. in Somatic Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies, a B.A. in Dance Therapy from the Naropa University, and a B.A. 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.
Her psychotherapy work focuses on supporting the clients unfolding at their own pace as well as equipping them with speciif resource and toosl to overcome their issues. The values of emobodied mindfulness and self-compassion are deeply embedded in the work.
- Motor Vehicle Collisions
- Victims of Sexual Abuse
- Victims of Domestic Violence
- Victims of Mass Disaster
- Grief and Loss
- Chronic Pain/Fibromyalgia
- Medical Procedure Trauma
- Prenatal/Birth Trauma
- Adults abused as children
- Complex PTSD
- Developmental Trauma
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Certified Hakomi Therapist and Certified Hakomi Trainer