Staci K. Haines is the developer of generative somatics and the Somatics and Trauma courses. Her work emerges from the Somatics tradition of Richard Strozzi Heckler integrating Polarity Therapy, Gestalt, Vipassana meditation and Aikido. Staci integrates her extensive study in 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.
Staci is also a founder of generationFIVE, a social justice organization whose mission is to end the sexual abuse of children within 5 generations through survivor leadership, community organizing, transformative justice approaches and movement building. She has also been working and organizing re: child sexual abuse prevention since 1992. 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.
Staci is the author of Healing Sex: A Mind Body Approach to Healing Sexual Trauma (Cleis 1999, 2007), a how-to book offering a somatic approach to recovery from sexual trauma and developing healthy sexual and intimate relationships.
Her book has been nationally recognized and translated into German, Japanese and Spanish. Healing Sex (S.I.R 2004), a DVD of the work, features actors and real life testimonials, focuses on using somatics to heal from various forms of sexual trauma. Healing Sex includes both men and women as survivors of sexual trauma, and represents people from a diversity of communities, and has both English and Spanish subtitles