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ISITTA Training Level 2 (2023)

Moving Beyond Trauma

(This training was previously called Dharma of Trauma Level 3.)

ISITTA Level 2 offers cohort-based live online learning. To deepen the learning from each weekend, this training features an instructor-facilitated practice group after each module.

Faculty: Manuela Mischke-Reeds
Guest Instructor: Mahshid Hager
Practice Group Teacher: Ashley Ross

Working with extreme trauma can be triggering and dysregulating for practitioners. Learning how to read clients’ nonverbal communication accurately without becoming triggered is an essential skill that takes training and support to develop. In this module, you’ll learn how to meet your clients’ intense nonverbal expressions with a calm, grounded sense of respect and compassion. You’ll also learn trauma-sensitive techniques for resourcing and regulating neurodiverse clients and safely moving them towards the trauma memory processing stages of therapy. In the session led by guest instructor Mahshid Hager, we’ll explore the impact of war and the therapeutic nuances of working with war victims.

Faculty: Manuela Mischke-Reeds
Guest Instructor: Maci Daye
Practice Group Teacher: Ashley Ross

This module focuses on developing interpersonal skills using expressive and relational movement techniques that can be used with complex and developmental trauma. You’ll learn how to use relational movement for dyadic and group regulation. In the session led by Maci Daye, we’ll learn about trauma and sexuality. 

Faculty: Manuela Mischke-Reeds
Guest Instructor: Arielle Schwartz
Practice Group Teacher: Ashley Ross

In this module you’ll learn about the stages of posttraumatic growth and how to facilitate a growth therapeutic mindset. We’ll work with expressive and creative movement techniques to process trauma stories and embody a new personal narrative. In the session led by Arielle Schwartz, we’ll learn practical resources for developing resilience and compassionate strategies for working with complex trauma.


Manuela Mischke-Reeds,

Certified Hakomi Therapist and Trainer
ISITTA Founder and Trainer

Ashley Ross

Ashley Ross, MA, LMFT

Certified Hakomi Therapist
and Teacher

Mahshid Fashandi Hager

Mahshid Fashandi Hager, LMFT

Somatic Experiencing Faculty

Maci Daye

Maci Daye, LPC, CHT

Founder of Passion and Presence

Arielle Schwartz

Arielle Schwartz, PhD

Clinical Psychologist
Developer: Resilience Informed Therapy

To Register for This Training

Please register early as space is limited. Here’s a reminder of the prerequisites.

Registration deadline: January 2, 2023

For More Information

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ISITTA Training Level 2 (2023)