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 guides the clinician through:
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.
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.
“A thorough, thoughtful, and immensely practical workbook written to help therapists work with clients' bodily responses, not just with their actions and emotions. Manuela Mischke-Reeds has a compassionate voice that imbues her very precise somatic interventions and suggestions with warmth and clinical wisdom.”
-Janina Fisher, PhD
"There are so many options in this boo on how to work with a presenting issue, so it really helps me in finding the most suitable intervention for any particular client. The different option are also well described, so it's easy to understand when to use what. I also find the way the tools are categorized really helpful. They are easy to find, just like in a great toolshed. The worksheets can be downloaded and printed, which is really useful when I work with clients online, but also for clients who would like to track their experiences at home. This is a great book to have handy, not only for client interventions, but also to look up helpful exercises to ground and nourish my own body and mind. I highly recommend it!"
-Pernilla Siebenfreund, Certified Hakomi Therapist & Hakomi Teacher
"This is a must-read for every clinician out there. This book reminds us just how much of our experience happens in the body and just how unattended the body can be. It is a wonderfully clear, concise and comprehensive guide to using somatic techniques in therapy that can equally benefit a seasoned or a novice clinician. The author shares her tremendously rich experience by offering very practical and concrete ways of how to guide our clients into their own body, help them become aware of inner processes, and how to make this experience safe and meaningful."
-Asya Mourraille, MFT
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