From Trauma to Dharma Sydney Training 2020 (T2D)

Founder and Trainer: Manuela Mischke-Reeds, MA

Level 1 – Online Course

Level 1 is a 6-week fully online course, with each module’s materials becoming available for self-study from the dates listed below. The online course stays open for two months after the final module, so you have plenty of time to complete the course at your own pace. There are two Zoom calls that you can attend live or watch later.  

Level 1 can be taken alone, or in combination with Level 2.  This is a great way to learn this model of trauma work in the comfort of your own home at your own pace.

  1. 3 February 2020
  2. 10 February 2020
    (Zoom #1 : 14 February, Sydney 9am AEST)
  3. 17 February 2020
  4. 24 February 2020
  5. 2 March 2020
  6. 9 March 2020
    (Zoom #2 : 13 March, Sydney 9am AEST)

Online Course stays open for two months

Total investment for Level 1 is $495.   For more details, see brochure below.

Level 2 – Training in Sydney

Level 2 is a 2 x 5 day experiential training with Manuela Mischke-Reeds being held in Sydney, available for those who have completed Level 1 Online.

  • Module 1:   Monday 30 March – Friday 3 April, 2020
  • Module 2:   Friday 11 September – Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Time : 9.30 – 6.00pm

Venue: Crows Nest Centre, 2 Ernest Place, Crows Nest (Sydney) NSW

For more details, including cost and payment options, see brochure below.

From Trauma to Dharma Sydney Training 2020

If you’re a therapist looking for in-depth transformation and a new way of working with trauma, From Trauma to Dharma (T2D) will provide the inner and outer tool sets for you. 

T2D is a unique trauma training. It integrates Somatic trauma therapy techniques, Psychobiological models of trauma in the body, ancient wisdoms from Buddhist psychology and theory with the cultivation of the inner development of the trauma therapist. Transforming traumatic experiences in your client’s life is not just about savvy skills and known interventions. It requires a willingness and a refined inner skill set to see deeply into your client’s suffering and trust their innate health.

These are skills that require a different kind of training. From Trauma to Dharma is based on the belief that the inside-out transformation of the therapist is essential in supporting the client’s journey towards a whole and self-sustaining life. We must make the journey first so we can guide our clients safely and precisely into the vast healing reservoir that they hold in their body and heart. 

Trauma is not just in the clients story. We live in a time where trauma is all pervasive and collective. As therapists we need to understand the interconnection of trauma from generational and community level to the somatic inner workings of how trauma shapes the inner life. Because the contemporary therapist faces the complexities of multiple, intertwined trauma, we need to train differently. It’s no longer enough to just have skills; we need to become a different kind of therapist: one that’s unafraid to sit with suffering in a deep and compassionate somatic way. We need to become a trauma change agent who can see beyond the stigma of trauma and value growth in our clients and the sacredness of their life journeys. We can’t fix past traumas, but we can learn how to inspire others in their longing for wholeness, and help them to trust that trauma has deep purpose. We need clinicians that can sit in themselves with kindheartedness and work with others when triggered themselves.

We need a new breed of helpers that can transcend the old paradigm of healing and deliver precise and effective tools for self-healing and transformation. This training provides a clear pathway to becoming this kind of healer. The lasting tools it offers provide a multi-layered approach that helps both therapist and client to understand our lives in connection with the contemporary forces of trauma and how they impact our biology, our sense of connection and our life purpose and calling.

The influences of media, world events and terror are impacting everyone. We need to understand this influence and train our nervous system responses so we can become agents of nervous system change. We are training for a kind of warriorship of the body, heart, mind and community. It is no longer enough to deliver techniques, approaches or thoughts; we have to become someone that knows how to inspire healing in others.

From Trauma to Dharma draws from a variety of influences, including Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing, Continuum Movement, Buddhism and Taoism, body-centered meditation, mindfulness and compassion practices and systems thinking. It’s designed for therapists, healers, social workers and medical professionals who are willing to dig deep and be changed in order to become more effective healers. This unique training requires a commitment to learning outside of your comfort zone and beyond your intellectual knowing, and a willingness to delve into the mysteries of the body’s healing powers.

For more detailed information, including overview, curriculum and costs, please download the T2D Training Brochure here.

To register online, please click here.

If you would like to speak with someone directly, please contact Karen Baikie.