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Fluid Movement, A Shift in Consciousness, and Trauma Healing

Broadcast on June 06, 2023
With Manuela Mischke-Reeds, MFT
Hosted by Dr. Martha Eddy, RSMT

How do we shift our most challenging emotional experiences and physiological trauma responses? We have innate somatic intelligence resting in our soma — and through fluid movement, we can access this wisdom. Yet, we are not taught how to access or trust this deep knowledge from our moving bodies. Learning to heal from within is a birthright, and movement is a powerful teacher... we just have to learn to trust it. Strong emotions and trauma responses can impact our nervous system, but also the perception of how we view our body from the outside in. By engaging in subtle motions that invite the soma to communicate, our emotions lose the solidity of meaning and a consciousness arises that connects us with life itself. Manuela Mischke-Reeds weaves 30 years of clinical experience and practice in somatic trauma therapy practice, Hakomi therapy, and Continuum movement into understanding the body as a fluid consciousness.

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • The body is movement — we don't do movement to heal, we become it 
  • Fluid movement is the antidote to trauma states 
  • Emotions are inherently fluid, but our mind solidifies meaning
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Manuela Mischke-Reeds, MFT

With Somatic Trauma Therapist, Hakomi Trainer & Founder of Embodywise

Manuela Mischke-Reeds, MFT, is a somatic trauma psychotherapist and an international teacher of somatic psychology, integrating movement and mindful embodiment tools into her work. She was the co-director of the Hakomi Institute of California, and recently founded Embodywise, a learning community that supports somatic psychology methods that promote wisdom through the body. 

She developed an integrative trauma methodology called Innate Somatic Intelligence Trauma Therapy Approach (ISITTA) that focuses on somatic movement and somatic therapy techniques in an in-depth training program for therapists and practitioners.

Manuela has more than 25 years of clinical experience in the field of trauma and somatics, including working with psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy with first responders. She lectures and trains professionals on the topics of mindfulness, somatic psychology, trauma therapy, and compassionate relational approaches to healing. 

She has hosted the Hakomi Summit for The Shift Network, and is the author of several books, including 125 Somatic Psychotherapy Tools for Trauma and Stress... and 8 Keys to Practicing Mindfulness: Practical Strategies for Emotional Health and Wellbeing. She will soon be releasing a new book on movement therapy tools for clinicians.

Manuela Mischke-Reeds, MFT