Staci Haines

Developer of Generative Somatics

Staci K. Haines is the developer of generative somatics. Her work emerges from the somatics tradition of Richard Strozzi Heckler, integrating Polarity Therapy, Gestalt, Vipassana meditation and Aikido. Staci integrates her extensive study of personal and social change, trauma and recovery and Neuro-Linguistic Programming into this unique and powerful work. She is a senior teacher in the field of somatics and leads courses in Somatics and Leadership, Somatics and Trauma, and Somatics and Social Justice. The current focus of generative somatics is to bring the transformative power of somatics to serve the social justice movement. She has been working and teaching in the field of somatics for the last 16 years. Since 1992 Staci has been working and organizing to prevent child sexual abuse. She is a founder of generationFIVE, a social justice organization whose mission is to end the sexual abuse of children within five generations through survivor leadership, community organizing, transformative justice approaches and movement building. Staci is committed to the intersection of personal healing and social justice work, and sees that both have to be addressed to bring the change and justice we want in the world.