About Manuela

Manuela Mischke Reeds, M.A., M.F.T, is an international teacher, somatic psychotherapist and author. She is certified Hakomi Therapist and Trainer, and licensed Somatic Psychotherapist. She trains health professional in the Hakomi Method in San Francisco, Australia and Germany and Israel. She teaches a Hakomi based Trauma & Attachment Training for Clinicians in Germany and leads Trauma Trainings in the Bay Area. Manuela also co-directs and teaches at the Hakomi Institute of California. Manuela specializes in integrating somatic psychotherapy with somatic trauma therapy, attachment therapy, infant mental health and movement therapy. Manuela has a unique understanding of integrating Mindfulness with Somatic Psychology, inspiring her clients towards full embodiment in their lives.

She holds a M.A. in Somatic Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies, and a B.A. in Dance Therapy from the Naropa University. 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 an SE Practioner in the Trauma Resolution method developed by Peter Levine. She is a graduate Fellow at the Napa Infant Mental Health Fellowship Program, led by Dr. Ed Tronick. She is a graduate of the Child Trauma Institute of San Francisco and has expanded her practice in working with children and parents suffering the effects of trauma. Manuela has extensive training in the field of movement therapies is an authorized Continuum Movement teacher. She has been a Buddhist meditation practioner for the past 25 years and teaches Embodied Mindfulness in her work. She maintains a private practice in Menlo Park working with individuals, couples and families and teens. She has published 2 books: 8 Keys to Practicing Mindfulness. Practical Strategies for Emotional Health and Well Being.( W.W.Norton); Somatic Psychotherapy Toolbox, 125 Worksheets and exercises to treat Trauma and Stress.