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Digital Seminar

Treating Collective Trauma with Hakomi: Listening to the Body


Faculty:
Manuela Mischke-Reeds, MA, LMFT
Duration:
2 Hours 13 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Feb 16, 2021
Product Code:
NOS096104
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Access:
Never expires.


Description

The Hakomi Method is a multidimensional somatic approach to deep healing rooted in an understanding of the silent language of the body. In the moment-by-moment unfolding of their somatic awareness, clients learn to access the unconscious core beliefs that shape their response to trauma, even when it’s woven within the larger context of collective trauma. Discover how the therapist’s own somatic awareness can help clients untangle the complex area where individual and collective trauma meet, and learn techniques to stay attuned and somatically grounded to effectively work with trauma. In this recording, you’ll explore: 

  • The key Hakomi concepts of applied mindfulness and somatic awareness to help clients change rigid mental models 
  • Attachment- and compassion-based skills that facilitate a gentle inquiry into the body’s messages 
  • How to apply gentle interventions that can yield clients’ emotional defences and trauma identities  
  • How to stay self-regulated, somatically grounded, and open-hearted when working with trauma-sensitive processes 

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Manuela Mischke-Reeds MA, LMFT, is a somatic & trauma psychotherapist and international teacher and director of the Hakomi Institute of California. She has been training and coaching professionals in the methods of Hakomi therapy and Somatic Trauma Therapies for the past 20 years. She consults professionals in varied fields, including health professionals, first responders and business leaders. She integrates Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy, somatic trauma therapies, and trauma mental health approaches for business leaders and first responders. Her embodied therapeutic approach includes Ketamine assisted-psychotherapy with First responders and trauma clients.

Manuela is the founder of Innate Somatic Intelligence Trauma Training Approaches integrating 20+ years of in-depth clinical practice and teaching.

Manuela is the author of several books, including 125 Somatic Psychotherapy Tools for Trauma and Stress (PESI 2018), 8 Keys to Practicing Mindfulness: Practical Strategies for Emotional Health and Well Being (W.W. Norton 2015). Visit Manuela’s website to find out more about her work: www.manuelamischkereeds.com.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial:  Manuela Mischke-Reeds is a co-director and teacher with Hakomi Institute of California.  She maintains a private practice and receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.  She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Manuela Mischke-Reeds is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
 


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Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Objectives

  1. Use the key Hakomi concepts of applied mindfulness and somatic awareness to improve outcomes when treating trauma. 
  2. Apply attachment- and compassion-based skills that facilitate the experiential process into the body-mind. 
  3. Develop an experiential mindset to hold the multilayered complexity of trauma in sessions. 
  4. Demonstrate the essential Hakomi personhood skills that help therapists stay grounded and self-regulated while in therapeutic engagement. 

Outline

  • Implement the key Hakomi concepts of applied mindfulness and somatic awareness to improve outcomes when treating trauma. 
    • Applied mindfulness is an integrated skills set by the Hakomi therapist to facilitate an in-depth process 
    • Learning to ask targeted questions to facilitate a safe somatic awareness for clients 
    • Not all somatic or mindfulness interventions are suitable for trauma clients, learning to differentiate what tool fits which client is essential for treatment success 
  • Apply attachment- and compassion-based skills that facilitate the experiential process into the body-mind. 
    • Hakomi holds the value of loving presence of the therapist as essential to convey compassion to the clients traumatic experience 
    • Applying attachment theory informed interventions to regulate clients internal somatic states 
  • Develop an experiential mindset to hold the multilayered complexity of trauma in sessions. 
    • Learn what it means to be an experiential therapist by trying out present moment and safe experiments that include play, breath and movement 
    • Recognize that trauma clients don’t fit one treatment approach size fits all 
  • Explain the essential Hakomi personhood skills that help therapists stay grounded and self-regulated while in therapeutic engagement. 
    • The role of the therapist is not just about a skill set but how they embody themselves and stay curious about their own process 
    • Developing a somatic repertoire to stay grounded in the body when clients trauma feels overwhelming or triggering  

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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