Staci K. Haines (Oakland, CA) is a national leader in the field of Somatics, specializing in intersecting personal and social change. She has worked extensively with organizational leaders, including corporate executives, non-profits, and social entrepreneurs. She is a senior teacher at Strozzi Institute and the Director of Methodology, having studied and worked with Strozzi Institute since 1995.
Staci is the co-founder of generative somatics, a multiracial social justice organization bringing somatics to social and environmental justice leaders, organizations, and alliances. She is also the originator of Somatics and Trauma, and leads courses teaching psychologists, social change leaders, and other practitioners to effectively transform the impact of individual and social trauma and violence.
Staci is the author of The Politics of Trauma: Somatics, Healing and Social Justice (North Atlantic Press 2019) and Healing Sex: A Mind Body Approach to Healing Sexual Trauma (Cleis 1999, 2007). Healing Sex has been nationally recognized and translated into German, Japanese and Spanish. She also released the video Healing Sex (SIR Productions 2004). Lastly, Staci is the founder of generationFIVE, a community leadership organization whose mission is to end the sexual abuse of children within five generations.