Staci Haines

Staci has been experimenting at the intersections of personal and social transformation for the last 30 years through the work of somatics, trauma healing, embodied leadership, and transformative justice. Staci is the author of “The Politics of Trauma: Somatics, Healing and Social Justice” (North Atlantic Books 2019) and “Healing Sex: A Mind Body Approach to Healing Sexual Trauma” (Cleis 1999, 2007), which has been translated into German, Japanese and Spanish.

Staci is a leader in the field of Somatics focusing on how it can bring transformative capacity to social and climate justice movements, and help to heal the impacts of trauma and oppression. She runs programs and teacher training, and partners with social change organizations. She is a senior teacher at Strozzi Institute, and the co-founder, and prior executive director, of generative somatics, a multiracial social justice capacity building organization. In 1999 Staci founded generationFIVE, a non-profit whose mission is to end the sexual abuse of children within five generations, using transformative justice approaches.

Staci has recently partnered with several projects including the Trauma Research Foundation’s 2023 Summit where she spoke on Embodied Hope and Grounded Action, Embodywise’s January 2023 workshop on Somatics, Trauma Healing, and Social Justice, and partnered with Coaches Rising to teach “Regenerating Safety, Belonging and Dignity: Embodied Skills Trauma Doesn’t Teach Us”