Hakomi Workshop

Innate Somatic Intelligence™ Trauma Therapy Approach

An Immersive Hakomi Trauma Training for Therapists, with Manuela Mischke-Reeds, MA, MFT

Sydney: Wed 4 Dec—Sun 8 Dec 2024

Therapist’s are facing individual, historical, and systemic trauma with their clients, whilst also navigating the challenges of the current uncertain world at the same time. In this complex relational field of current societal shifts, therapists are impacted in their own mental health wellbeing. Somatic skills are needed to both navigate one’s nervous system health and meet the client’s experience of their trauma complexity.

Innate Somatic Intelligence™ Trauma Therapy (ISITTA™) is a somatic integrative therapeutic modality that addresses how trauma in the body can be safely released and awaken innate healing capacities. The ISITTA trauma work focuses on key somatic trauma practices that can be easily integrated into other therapy modalities. Based on the Hakomi method and principles, the ISITTA work gives the therapist the much-needed somatic tools to help clients integrate their trauma experiences. This immersive training has a dual purpose: train the therapists to be self-regulated and somatically wise, whilst working with C-PSTD trauma states and building a somatic trauma repertoire.

ISITTA is an integrative and multidimensional training; it trains the practitioner experientially from their own soma-intelligence and provides a wide variety of somatic polyvagal-informed clinical skills that are applicable to trauma healing. The ISITTA training addresses both the clinical need for learning precise somatic therapy skills and becoming more somatically resourced as a practitioner. We learn somatic therapy from the inside out through experiential and relational practices.

This unique training integrates Hakomi core techniques, somatic therapy techniques, trauma movement therapy skills, and embodied mindfulness practices and safe touch work into a coherent model of how to reconnect with the innate somatic intelligence in each of us.

Topics Covered:

  • The multidimensional aspects of individual and systemic trauma
  • Soma-up: Polyvagal informed lens to trauma 
  • Innate Wisdom: Cultivating the Therapist’s Seat to meet trauma complexity 
  • Somatic Interventions for relational trauma and C-PTSD clients
  • Somatic Self-Regulation techniques for the therapist and client
  • Intrinsic movement techniques for trauma healing
  • Compassionate Inquiry: Facilitation skills to illicit the innate somatic intelligence in trauma clients 
  • Trauma Body Maps: trauma responses and triggers in the body
  • Somatic Resourcing: safety, belonging and connections
  • Safe interventions with trauma clients
  • Social Location and Cultural Awareness as a trauma therapist

Learning Objectives:

  • Integrate somatic therapy skills for trauma healing
  • Learn how to facilitate somatic trauma states towards coherence and resource
  • Develop a somatic self-care awareness and tools 
  • Practice trauma techniques that are polyvagal informed 
  • Understand trauma in the context of both individual, relational and collective trauma
  • Learn precise somatic awareness practices 

Format of the training:

This in-person training will be a multidimensional learning experience. Short didactic presentations, groups discussions, small group skill practices, live demos, and experiential somatic and movement practices. The emphasis is on learning from the soma-up, participants need to be comfortable to do somatic movement floor work.

Who is this training for?

ISITTA is a somatic experiential approach that can be applied to many professions such as Psychotherapy, Clinical Psychology, Mental Health Counseling and Coaching, Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies, or any health professional who is seeking nuanced somatic trauma healing tools.

Why take this training?

If you want to expand your somatic clinical skills set towards more nuanced interventions or integrate somatic therapy into your practice this training will be helpful. This training is suited to therapists that want an immersive experience themselves and see their own mental health as essential in providing best care to their clients. This training recognizes the potential burnout working with trauma clients and helps the clinicians to restore their own inner wellbeing through intrinsic movement, breath and somatic awareness practices. This training builds practical skills that can be applied right away with clients. 

Recommended Book:

Mischke-Reeds, M. (2019) 125 Somatic Psychotherapy Tools for Trauma and Stress (PESI).


Wed 4th – Sun 8th December 2024


10:00am – 5:30pm daily
The training will provide 25 hours for Continuing Professional Development programs.


Crows Nest Centre, 2 Ernest Place, Crows Nest in Sydney
Morning and afternoon tea provided


Early Bird Payment $2,200 ($2,000 plus GST)
($550 deposit to secure your place plus balance due by 1st August 2024)

Standard Payment $2,530 ($2,300 plus GST)
($550 deposit to secure your place plus balance due by 1st December 2024)

Instalment Payments $2,640 ($2,400 plus GST)
($550 deposit to secure your place plus balance payable in 5 monthly instalments of $418 due 1st Aug, 1st Sept, 1st Oct, 1st Nov and 1st Dec 2024)

Cancellation Policy 

Cancellations received by email or phone before 12th November will receive a full refund minus a $99 administrative fee. Cancellations received between 12th November and 27th November will receive a 50% refund. There will be no refunds for non-attendance or cancellations received within 7 days of the start of the training.

Internet Payment 

Please refer to the brochure for payment details.



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