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Level One: Trauma Fundamentals (Online)


If you're a therapist or helping professional looking for in-depth transformation and a new way of working with trauma, From Trauma to Dharma will provide the inner and outer tool sets for you. You can take our Level 1 From Trauma to Dharma training as a standalone online course or as the first in a series of three comprehensive trainings offering a unique somatic approach to resolving trauma.

View a detailed description of our full three-module From Trauma to Dharma training 

In Level 1 of From Trauma to Dharma, you'll interact in a dynamic virtual community to build a solid theoretical foundation for working with trauma and gain a deeper understanding of what trauma in the body means. You'll also learn basic Buddhist principles and personal mindfulness and somatic practices for resourcing your work as a trauma therapist. This training provides a rich online learning environment that includes downloadable MP3 audio files, articles, contemplative exercises, and chat room conversations.

In each of the six online modules listed in the class schedule below, you'll begin to develop a more nuanced and comprehensive understanding of the worlds of trauma. In addition to exploring the theoretical foundations of trauma, you'll also gain an updated understanding of how trauma impacts people in our world today. You'll also begin a personal journey of somatic meditation in your own body. Gaining this theoretical and experiential understanding lays the foundation for the skill building that takes place in our Level 2 training.

For Whom

This training will benefit psychotherapists, counselors, interns, health practitioners, and other helping professionals who want to learn precise techniques for healing trauma and maintaining their own sense of health and wellbeing when working with trauma.


There are no prerequisites for this training.

If you plan to attend our Level 2 From Trauma to Dharma training, and have not had prior Hakomi training, you'll need to submit an application and take our two-day Hakomi Essential Skills workshop as a prerequisite. See our calendar to register for this workshop.

Class Schedule

From Trauma to Dharma Level 1 offers six modules of self-paced online learning with two optional Zoom video meetings. If you're busy during a given week, you can make up that week's course material at your own pace. Below are the start dates for each online module as well as the dates and times for two optional class phone calls. Course materials will remain available online through July 31, 2020.

Class Topics
Subject to Change

May 18, 2020: The Inner Worlds of Trauma
May 25, 2020: Global, Community and Intergenerational Trauma
May 28, 2020: Optional Zoom call and Q&A from 4-5 pm PST
June 1, 2020: Arousal and Self-Regulation Theory
June 8, 2020: Ground, Resource and Referencing the Sacred in Trauma Work
June 15, 2020: The Importance of Soma, Nondual Awareness and Mindfulness
June 22, 2020: Posttraumatic Growth and Resiliency
June 25, 2020: Optional final Zoom call and Q&A from 4-5 pm PST

Continuing Education

Psychotherapists: Hakomi Institute of California is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs. This course meets the qualifications for 12 hours of continuing education credit (2 hours per learning module) for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CE approval agency: CAMFT. Provider number: 82187. You will need to complete a brief online post-test by August 1, 2020 and submit a signed class evaluation form to receive CE credit for this course. We will email CE certificates by August 15, 2020. Hakomi Institute of California maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.


Regular tuition: $350

Repeat Enrollment: If you've attended this course before, you can repeat for $175 (a 50% discount). If repeating, use discount code TL1RSR.

VISA, Mastercard and American Express accepted.  

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations accepted via email or phone. Cancellations received by email or phone seven days in advance of the start date of this course will receive a full refund minus a $25 administrative fee. There will be no refunds for non-attendance or cancellations received after the cancellation deadline.


Registration deadline: May 31, 2020

For More Information

For further details, including accommodation of special needs and information about our grievance process, please contact our administrator at 415-839-6788 or contact@HakomiCA.org


ManuelaPicManuela Mischke-Reeds, MA, MFT (LMFT 40823) is an international Hakomi trainer and somatic psychotherapist, Dharma teacher and author. She trains, consults and coaches professionals in varied fields, including health professionals and business leaders. Her trainings in the United States, Australia, Germany, China and Israel bring together 25 years of in-depth practice and teaching in Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy, somatic trauma therapies, attachment and infant mental health work, Buddhist meditation practices and movement therapies. Manuela's work with trauma is grounded in an inside-out approach that utilizes the depth of the body's knowledge. Applying Buddhist perspectives and practices to her work, she weaves together specific mindfulness practices with core somatic techniques to create a unified approach to trauma resolution. Her unique teaching gifts inspire people to live their lives from the reverence and awareness of interconnection. Manuela is the author of two books: 8 Keys to Practicing Mindfulness: Practical Strategies for Emotional Health and Well Being and Somatic Psychotherapy Tool Box: 125 Worksheets and Exercises to Treat Trauma & Stress. Visit Manuela's website to find out more about her work.