Trauma II


Level II: Innate Somatic Intelligence
and Relational and Collective Trauma


This training is being postponed due to the COVID-19 Omicron outbreak and will be offered starting in October 2022.


Somatic intelligence is an innate inner healing capacity that we can use to support trauma clients in their journey to therapeutic recovery. Dharma of Trauma Level 2 focuses on how to discover, embody and therapeutically intervene using the innate intelligence of our bodies.

In addition to exploring key elements for creating a trauma-informed therapeutic relationship, you’ll also learn techniques for healing a range of relational traumas, including attachment and developmental trauma, trauma systems and collective, community and historical trauma. Each weekend will be grounded in personal somatic practice, skill building, small group learning and group discussion. 

View a description of our full four-module Dharma of Trauma training.


ManuelaPicManuela Mischke-Reeds, MA, MFT (LMFT 40823) is an international Hakomi trainer and somatic psychotherapist, mindfulness teacher, somatic leadership coach and author. She trains, consults and coaches professionals in varied fields, including health professionals and business leaders. Her trainings in the United States, Australia, Germany, China and Israel bring together 25 years of in-depth practice and teaching in Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy, somatic trauma therapies, attachment and infant mental health work, Buddhist meditation practices and movement therapies. Manuela's work with trauma is grounded in an inside-out approach that utilizes the depth of the body's knowledge. Applying Buddhist perspectives and practices to her work, she weaves together specific mindfulness practices with core somatic techniques to create a unified approach to trauma resolution. Her unique teaching gifts inspire people to live their lives from the reverence and awareness of interconnection. Manuela is the author of two books: 8 Keys to Practicing Mindfulness: Practical Strategies for Emotional Health and Well Being and Somatic Psychotherapy Toolbox: 125 Worksheets and Exercises to Treat Trauma & Stress. Visit Manuela's website to find out more about her work.


Staci K. Haines is the developer of generative somatics. Her work emerges from the somatics tradition of Richard Strozzi Heckler integrating Polarity Therapy, Gestalt, Vipassana meditation and Aikido. Staci integrates her extensive study in personal and social change, trauma and recovery and Neuro-Linguistic Programming into this unique and powerful work. She is a senior teacher in the field of somatics and leads courses in Somatics and Leadership, Somatics and Trauma, and Somatics and Social Justice. The current focus of generative somatics is to bring the transformative power of somatics to serve the social justice movement. She has been working and teaching in the field of somatics for the last 16 years.

Since 1992 Staci has been working and organizing to prevent child sexual abuse. She is a founder of generationFIVE, a social justice organization whose mission is to end the sexual abuse of children within five generations through survivor leadership, community organizing, transformative justice approaches and movement building. Staci is committed to the intersection of personal healing and social justice work, and sees that both have to be addressed to bring the change and justice we want in the world.

For Whom

This training will benefit psychotherapists, counselors, interns, health practitioners, and other helping professionals who want to learn precise techniques for healing trauma and maintaining their own sense of health and wellbeing when working with trauma. 


Dharma of Trauma Level 1  

If you haven't had prior Hakomi training, you will need to submit an application and take a Hakomi workshop as a prerequisite.

Class Schedule

Click here to view the detailed class schedule.

All teaching is experiential and includes time for practice and feedback. Schedule subject to change. As an approved continuing education provider, Hakomi Institute of California is required to award CE credit for instructional time only; no CE credit will be granted for lunches and breaks. To receive CE credit for a given weekend, you must attend the entire weekend plus the followup practice session for that weekend, and submit a signed class evaluation form.

Continuing Education

Hakomi Institute of California is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs. Hakomi Institute of California maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. This course meets the requirements for 13.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CE approval agency: CAMFT. Provider number: 82187. We will email CE certificates within 30 days after each weekend of the course ends.


January 7-9, 2022
February 18-20, 2022
March 18-20, 2022

Times (all times are Pacific time)
Friday 1:30-5:30
Saturday 9:30-5:30
Sunday 9:30-1:30

Oakstop, 1740 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612


Regular tuition: $1,750

Early enrollment tuition: $1,500 if enrolled by November 26, 2021

Repeat enrollment: If you've taken this training before, you can repeat for $875 (a 50% discount). If repeating the training, use discount code TL2RSE if registering by 11/26/21 and discount code TL2RSR thereafter. 

Covid-19 Information for This Training

Our live, in-person trainings are open to participants with Covid-19 vaccinations. Masks will be required except in practice groups when working in the roles of client or trauma practitioner. Due to health considerations, snacks and beverages will not be served; participants are welcome to bring their own food and beverages. (There is a kitchen on site.) If local health departments require it at any point, this training will shift to an online format. In registering for this event, you acknowledge and confirm your willingness to switch to an online format if required by public health officials.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations accepted via email or phone. If you cancel 30 days in advance of the first day of training, you will receive a full refund less a $25 administrative fee. If you cancel 15 days in advance of the first day of training, you will receive a 50% refund less a $25 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted less than 15 days before the first day of training. No refunds will be granted for non-attendance.


Please register early as space is limited.

An application form is required for this training for anyone who has not taken Hakomi Comprehensive Training Level 1 or Hakomi Professional Training Level 1. Please email your completed application form to

Registration deadline: December 31, 2021

For More Information

For further details, including accommodation of special needs and information about our grievance process, please contact our administrator at 415-839-6788 or