HAKOMI TRAINERS/FACULTY

The Hakomi Pacifica Team consists of seven Certified Hakomi Trainers – Halko Weiss, Manuela Mischke Reeds, Jules Morgaine, Suhari Mommsen Bohm, John Perrin, Karen Baikie and Julie Murphy. We also have four Certified Hakomi Teachers – Sarah Tait-Jamieson, Pernilla Siebenfreund, Aladdin Jones and Paris Williams. Our trainers have many years of experience teaching the Hakomi Method locally as well as internationally. Each trainer brings their unique perspective of the method as well as their extensive profesional background in psychology and psychotherapy. Our professional trainings are taught with a team approach that includes talented teachers in training.

Halko Weiss

Halko is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and international Lecturer on mindfulness, couples therapy, executive leadership skills and body-centered psychotherapy in Germany and Spain. He is a founding member of the Hakomi Institute in Boulder, Colorado, and has been instrumental in developing the Hakomi Method and its curricula used worldwide. Halko has authored 8 books and over 20 scientific publications, including co-editing the recently published Hakomi Mindfulness-Centred Somatic Psychotherapy. He helped establish a successful coaching training and an Emotional Intelligence training for executives in Germany that became the market leader there. Halko has led hundreds of workshops and training courses throughout Europe, the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia, and also developed two comprehensive programs on couples therapy and interpersonal skills taught in Australia, Germany and Spain.

Manuela Mischke Reeds

Manuela Mischke Reeds, M.A., M.F.T., is a International Hakomi Trainer, licensed Somatic Psychotherapist and author of Somatic Psychology. She trains health professionals in the Hakomi Method in San Francisco, Australia, Germany, Israel and China. She developed a Trauma to Dharma Training for professionals. Manuela co-directs the Hakomi Institute of California. She specialises in integrating somatic psychotherapy with somatic trauma therapy, attachment therapy, infant mental health and movement therapy. She holds an M.A. In Somatic Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies, and a B.A.in Dance Therapy from the Naropa University. In addition she has trained in various methods of working with trauma, counselled survivors of political oppression and torture and victims of trauma. She is an SE Practitioner in the Trauma Resolution method developed by Peter Levine and a graduate Fellow at the Napa Infant Mental Health Fellowship Program, led by Dr. Ed Tronick. She is a graduate of the Child Trauma Institute of San Francisco and has expanded her practice in working with children and parents suffering the effects of trauma. Manuela has extensive training in the field of movement therapies. She has been a Buddhist meditation practitioner for the past 25 years and teaches Embodied Mindfulness in her work. She maintains a private practice in Menlo Park. She is the author of 8 Keys to Practicing Mindfulness: Practical Strategies for Emotional Health and Well-being and Somatic Psychotherapy Toolbox

Jules Morgaine

Jules Morgaine, PBANZ, MNZAP, CHT, Dip OT, is a registered psychotherapist, holds an Advanced Practice certificate with NZAP and is a Certified Hakomi therapist and Hakomi Trainer with the Hakomi Institute (USA) South Pacific Team. She has completed a post grad Diploma in Advanced Psychotherapy practice and Clinical Supervision and holds a Masters in Health Practice (Psychotherapy). She has over 25 years experience as a psychotherapist and currently works in private practice offering therapy and supervision.

Having come from a background of Mental Health Services as an Occupational Therapist she has subsequently trained in Psychotherapy including Hakomi Body-centred Psychology. She has worked extensively in sexual abuse trauma recovery and Domestic Violence Intervention Programmes.

She leads Hakomi workshops in Australia and New Zealand and leads Hakomi Trainings in New Zealand and Perth.

 

Dr Suhari Mommsen Bohm

Suhari Mommsen-Bohm, PBANZ, NZAP, NNZ,CHT, is a registered Psychotherapist, Naturopath, certified Hakomi Trainer and holds a Medical Doctorate from the University of Freiburg Germany. She is a member of the Hakomi Institute’s South Pacific Team and Faculty on Hakomi Professional Trainings in New Zealand, Sydney and Perth and holds a certificate of advanced clinical practice with the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists.

Suhari teaches workshops in New Zealand and Australia presents at conferences and has been in private practice in Dunedin for nearly 30 years integrating Natural Medicine and Hakomi mindfulness based psychotherapy. Her therapeutic approach is based on her deep understanding of Mind Body Holism. Her particular area of interest is in the use of mindfulness for chronic pain syndrome and stress management. She also has many years of experience as a clinical supervisor and enjoys the mentoring aspect of the work.

 

Dr Karen Baikie

Dr Karen Baikie (PhD, MClinPsych, MAPS, FCCLP, CHT.) is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Certified Hakomi Therapist and with over 19 years experience working with individuals and couples, and providing supervision, in private practice in Sydney, Australia. Karen is the Director and Founder of Grow Mindfully: Centre for Psychology, Psychotherapy and Health, a group practice of therapists working with mindful, somatic, compassion-based and trauma-informed therapeutic approaches. Karen is a Certified Hakomi Trainer with the Hakomi Institute Pacifica Team, is Organiser for Hakomi in Sydney, and co-facilitator of the Hakomi Embodied and Aware Relationships Training (H.E.A.R.T.). She runs workshops on aspects of Hakomi and H.E.A.R.T. throughout Australia. Karen holds a PhD in psychology on the use of expressive writing as a therapeutic tool for survivors of trauma. Karen supports people with difficulties in the areas of attachment, trauma, childhood abuse, emotional health, relationships, parenting, fertility, eating, and gut health. She is passionate about assisting individuals, couples and other therapists in using mindfulness-based approaches to support healing as well as deepening awareness and connection with themselves and others.

Sarah Tait–Jamieson

Sarah Tait–Jamieson, BA, Anthropology, Dip Teaching. Dip Psychotherapy, Bachelor Applied Social Sciences. Sarah is a Certified Hakomi Therapist and a teacher of Hakomi, currently teaching on the New Zealand professonal Hakomi training. Sarah has worked as a psychotherapist for the past ten years with various community agencies. She has a special interest in making Hakomi accessible to Maori clients. She also maintains a private practice where she specialises in trauma work and relationship counselling.

Pernilla Siebenfreund

Pernilla Siebenfreund is a Certified Hakomi Therapist and Trainer with the Hakomi Institute Pacifica Team. She leads Hakomi workshops in Australia and teaches on Hakomi Professional Trainings in Sydney. She has over 16 years of experience in private practice in Brisbane, working with couples and individuals, as well as seven years experience working with children and parents in a Brisbane based agency. She is the Brisbane organiser of Hakomi workshops and trainings, is trained in Somatic Experiencing and has been a meditation practitioner for over 20 years. As a psychotherapist and teacher, Pernilla has a particular interest in applying loving kindness and embodied mindfulness to cultivate compassion for self and others.

Deb Algar

Deb Algar, CHT, Dip.Hol.Couns, PACFA Reg.Clinical, MBSR teacher. Deb is a Certified Hakomi Therapist and a Teacher in Training with Hakomi Australia, currently teaching on the Sydney Hakomi Professional Training. She holds a Diploma in Holistic Counselling and has been in private practice as a psychotherapist for over 14 years, working with individuals and couples. She also teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction courses to the general public in Sydney. Deb is passionate about sharing the possibilities for self-discovery, connectedness and freedom that Hakomi and mindfulness offer.

Aladdin Jones

Aladdin is a certified Hakomi therapist and teacher. He brings to this workshop a love of creativity, collaborative practice and fostering the conditions for transformative learning experiences. For over a decade he has worked as as a facilitator, psychotherapist, family therapist & ecotherapist with children, teens and adults. Aladdin currently works for Easternhealth as a family violence counsellor and in health promotion in Men’s Health and prevention of family violence. He maintains a small private practice in Melbourne and leads workshops throughout Austraila. Wild nature, Zen practice, music and family enrich his life.