"Mindfulness, the aware, balanced acceptance of present experience, is at the heart of what the Buddha taught.”
—Sylvia Boorstein

Manuela Mischke-Reeds

Manuela Mischke-Reeds, MA, MFT, is a licensed somatic psychotherapist, Dharma Ocean teacher, international teacher of somatic psychology and writer. She has been training health professionals for the past 25 years in California, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Europe and China. She teaches the "Meditating with the Body" retreat at Dharma Ocean in Colorado and Brisbane, Australia. She co-directs and teaches at the Hakomi Institute of California, which hosts her trauma training: "From Trauma to Dharma." This training integrates current neuroscience of trauma theory, somatic and mindfulness-based Interventions with dharma teachings and embodied meditation practices. Manuela lectures, consults and trains professionals in somatic psychotherapy, embodied mindfulness, attachment, trauma and movement therapy at conferences and universities. She maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Menlo Park, CA. Her recent book, 8 Keys to Practicing Mindfulness. Practical strategies for emotional Health and Wellbeing, was been published by W.W. Norton (2015).

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