Trauma II


Level IV: Bringing Wisdom Consciousness to Trauma Work


This training is being postponed due to the COVID-19 Omicron outbreak and will be offered in 2023, date TBD.


In Dharma of Trauma Level 4, you’ll expand your understanding of trauma healing using tools grounded in current legal psychedelic research and application. In the first weekend, Dr. Jennifer Dore will lead learning activities on ketamine-assisted psychotherapy and we'll explore core somatic techniques for supporting this work.

In the weekends that follow, we’ll focus on how to support posttraumatic growth and discover through practice and discussion how trauma work can inspire wisdom, clarity and wise action when clients are supported in safe, grounded and therapeutically-boundaried ways. You’ll also learn how to support clients to use their innate somatic intelligence to develop a deeper understanding of their trauma history, including how the trauma they’ve experienced connects to collective, historical and systemic trauma and the unique growth opportunities it provides.

View a description of our complete 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.


Jennifer Dore, MD is a board certified psychiatrist specializing in psychodynamic psychotherapy and medication management for conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD and addiction. She currently serves on the board of the Ketamine Research Foundation. Dr. Dore earned her MD from New York Medical College in 2007, with the highest academic distinction, Alpha Omega Alpha, and holds a BA from Amherst College where she majored in English Literature. Upon graduating, Dr. Dore trained for three years as a surgical resident at Weill Cornell/NY Presbyterian Hospital. 

Dr. Dore's training subsequently took her to Northern California where she joined the Stanford Department of Psychiatry as a resident physician. While at Stanford, Dr. Dore's focus included the treatment of bipolar disorder, intensive individual psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, family and couples therapy, and medical decision making. Dr. Dore's research in the area of bipolar disorder earned her recognition from the American Psychiatric Association during their 2013 Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Dr. Dore was also elected Chief Resident for her contributions as a leader and innovator.  

In 2014, Dr. Dore founded Helios Psychiatry with a mission to serve the local Bay Area community and innovate across a broad spectrum of traditional and pioneering treatments, including ketamine-assisted psychotherapy. Dr. Dore has worked with hundreds of patients and published numerous research papers including, most recently, a groundbreaking study into the effects of ketamine-assisted psychotherapy published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs.  

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 3  

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.


November 18-20, 2022
December 9-11, 2022
January 13-15, 2023

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 October 7, 2022

Repeat enrollment: If you've taken this training before, you can repeat for $875 (a 50% discount). If repeating the training, use discount code TL4RSE if registering by 10/7/22 and discount code TL4RSR 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.

Registration deadline: November 11, 2022

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