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.

Jules Morgaine

Jules Morgaine, PBANZ, MNZAP, CHT, Dip OT, is a registered psychotherapist, holds an Advanced Practice certificate with NZAP and is a Certified Hakomi therapist and Hakomi Trainer with the Hakomi Institute (USA) South Pacific Team. She has completed a post grad Diploma in Advanced Psychotherapy practice and Clinical Supervision and holds a Masters of Health Science in Psychotherapy practice. She has been in private practice as a psychotherapist since 1992, working extensively with sexual abuse trauma and domestic violence intervention, and currently works in private practice offering therapy and supervision.

Having come from a background of Mental Health Services as an Occupational Therapist she has subsequently trained in Psychotherapy including Hakomi Body-centred Psychology. She has worked extensively in sexual abuse trauma recovery and Domestic Violence Intervention Programmes. She leads Hakomi workshops in Australia and New Zealand and leads Hakomi Trainings in New Zealand and Perth.

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. Halko Weiss and Maci Daye


Halko is a licensed psychotherapist, lecturer, and prolific author. He is a co-founder of the Hakomi Institute, and has three main areas of training today: 1. mindful somatic psychotherapy for therapists, 2. relationship skills, including couples therapy, and 3. mindfulness-based soft skills for business executives. His main interest is to promote loving and supportive relationships in all of these realms.


Maci is a licensed psychotherapist, Hakomi trainer, and Certified sex therapist. She holds degrees from Harvard and Georgia State Universities. Her main work interest is in sexuality in long-term relationships for which she has developed her own program called Passion&Presence®.

Sarah Tait–Jamieson

Sarah Tait-Jamieson, NZAP, PBANZ, CHT is a registered psychotherapist, holds a BA Anthropology, Dip Teaching, Bachelor Applied Social Sciences, Advanced Clinical Practice Cert. NZAP and Masters of Health Practice.

Sarah practices psychotherapy in Hawkes Bay where she, her husband, and family run an organic farm. She is certified both as a Hakomi Therapist and a Hakomi Teacher, teaching on New Zealand Hakomi professional trainings, and running workshops. 

Combining her interests in psychotherapy and cross-cultural awareness, Sarah has been involved in programmes designed to make psychotherapy accessible to Maori and Pacific people. She has a particular interest in helping people resolve historic attachment issues and trauma so that they can lead happier, and more balanced lives working with individuals, couples, groups, and supervision.

Aladdin Jones

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 15 + years he has worked as a psychotherapist, family therapist (all ages), group facilitator and in community prevention of family violence. He has a particular interest in healthy masculinity work with boys and men, respectful relationships, and in ecotherapeutic 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.

Carolyn Crawford

Carolyn is a Certified Hakomi Therapist with a background in nursing, midwifery, psychology and counselling. She began private practice in 2000, offering Structural Bodywork (Hellerwork) and Aquatic Therapies (Watsu tradition).

In her 40 plus years of practicing, in a variety of health services and settings, she developed a strong awareness of how mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects are constantly interacting in the experience of well-being. The desire to ‘meet the whole person’ has been her main inspiration for ongoing study and including Hakomi as part of her work.

She is excited by the potential for transformation in the integration of Hellerwork, Aquatic Therapies and Hakomi. In all three modalities, ‘mindful presence’ is seen as essential to activate the natural impulse for growth and healing. While each modality infuses and influences the other two, a specific focus will be appropriate at different times and clients choose the work they are most drawn to at any point.