The Hakomi Pacifica Team consists of seven Certified Hakomi Trainers – Halko Weiss, Manuela Mischke Reeds, Jules Morgaine, Suhari Mommsen Bohm, Karen Baikie and Pernilla Siebenfreund. We also have five Certified Hakomi Teachers – Deb Algar, Sarah Tait-Jamieson, Aladdin Jones, Paris Williams and Carolyn Crawford. 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.

Miranda Miller

Miranda Miller BScOT and CHT, is an Occupational Therapist specialising in Mental Health. She has over 20 years experience working in the public and private mental health system. She has worked as a private practitioner for the last 6 years offering psychotherapy and supervision. She is a Certified Hakomi Therapist and Teacher with the Hakomi Institute (USA).

Miranda is passionate about making psychotherapy accessible in rural communities and sees each individual as unique and resourceful in their abilities to heal.

Halko Weiss

Halko is a licensed Clinical Psychologist, lecturer on mindfulness, couples’ therapy and body-centered psychotherapy for several hospitals and universities, and for a licensing training by the ZIST Academy for Professional Psychotherapy. Halko is a co-founder of the Hakomi Institute in Boulder, Colorado, as well as the Hakomi Institutes of Europe, Australia and New Zealand, and has been instrumental in developing the Hakomi Method and its curricula used worldwide. Halko has authored 20 scientific publications and ten books, including co-editing Hakomi Mindfulness-Centred Somatic Psychotherapy. He has led hundreds of workshops and training courses in Europe, USA, Canada, NZ and Australia. Halko helped establish a company offering in-depth coaching training programs that became the market leader in Emotional Intelligence trainings for executives in Germany. He 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, MHP, PBANZ, MNZAP, CHT, is a registered psychotherapist, holds a Master of Health Practice (Psychotherapy and Supervision), Advanced Practicing Certificate with NZAP and is a Certified Hakomi Therapist and Senior Hakomi Trainer with the Hakomi Institute (USA).

She has been in private practice since 1992 and currently offers psychotherapy and clinical supervision.  She leads Hakomi trainings in Aotearoa/NZ, Perth and Melbourne.

Jules is passionate about teaching and mentoring students and graduates in Hakomi practice.

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 20 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 20 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. Pernilla is also a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner.

She is the Brisbane organiser of Hakomi workshops and trainings and has been a meditation practitioner for over 25 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

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

M.ed CHT ACA reg. AABAT reg. Hakomi / Psychotherapy / Clinical Supervision / Ecotherapy / Couples Therapy / Family Therapy

Aladdin is a certified Hakomi (Mindful Somatic) Therapist & Teacher who resides in the Yarra Valley near Melbourne. He has a private practice in psychotherapy, counselling and clinical supervision and teaches on the Hakomi Psychotherapy professional training in Australia (Perth) & New Zealand.  Over the past 20 years he has worked as a psychotherapist, family therapist (all ages), group facilitator, birth education for expectant dads, and in community prevention of family violence. He has a particular interests in power dynamics in relationships, and in eco-therapeutic approaches. Aladdin has a 20 + year interest and practice in Zen and mindfulness, is a musician of world music, has a love of gardening and time in wild places and is a father to two teenage daughters with his partner Tess.

For more information, visit his website: aladdinjones.com or email him directly at: aladdin@hakomi.com.au

Maci Daye, LPC, CHT, CST

Maci Daye is the creator of Passion and Presence®, an approach to sexuality that combines the curious spirit and experiential orientation of Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy with Western neuroscience and contemporary sex therapy. She is an AASECT certified sex therapist, Hakomi trainer, and author of Passion and Presence: A Couple’s Guide to Awakened Intimacy and Mindful Sex. Maci has a doctorate in human sexuality through the Parkwood Institute and degrees in counseling and human development from Harvard and Georgia State Universities. She also completed the Level 2 Somatic Experiencing Training. Originally from the United States, Maci now resides in Spain and Germany.