This keynote conference will be bringing together many of the innovative pioneers who have changed our understanding of the importance of how our womb and birth experience impact us as human beings. Many of our presenters are highly respected authors, lecturers and workshop leaders in the emerging field of prenatal and perinatal psychology. Their collective insights offer a radical new vision as to how we might welcome babies into the world, support parents and recognize the life-long consequences of these early experiences for individuals and society.
This conference will be invaluable for anyone working with babies, children and parents or who is interested in how womb and birth experiences shape us as adults. It touches upon vital human themes that are central to a wide-range of different professions, such as midwives, doulas, body therapists, osteopaths, lactation consultants, educationalists, paediatricians, psychologists and psychotherapists.
The conference is extremely proud to have a hugely experienced line-up of speakers many of whom will be offering pre – and post-conference workshops.
Days and times for the presentations on Saturday and Sunday will be announced
Workshops are held on Friday 7th June and Monday 10th June
Developing and growing are indispensably connected with transitions. From the early beginning until the end of our human existence transitions have an impact on our life. They are the door to a new step in life. We are looking at transitions in early childhood How do children tell us their experiences? How do they repeat
A One day Introduction to Integrative Baby Therapy Our experiences in the womb, at birth and shortly after birth profoundly shape our sense of who we are and our perceptions of the world. This workshop is intended for psychotherapists, body-workers, midwives, doulas, parents and anyone who is interested in how our earliest experiences shape us.
Narcissistic Problems within early Parent-Infant-Psychotherapy Working with perfectionist parents is a real challenge. Narcissistic parents will show a very weak state of contact with their babies, they have high expectations how their children , and their professional helpers have to be. Perfectionist parents have a hard time with body-oriented approaches and getting in contact with
During the past few years through the combined efforts of embryologists, physiologists, obstetricians, pediatricians, nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists and many other health professionals a new science of Pre- and Perinatal Psychology has emerged. Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology is the pioneering field of science that explores how our earliest experiences – from conception to infancy- can leave
All questions about the possible significance of the experience of being born are left unasked and unanswered. Thus, even the stories that portray birth as a journey, an adventure or a transition from one world to another are more revealing. Fetal emotions are mirrored in the magic, mythical and religious experience and in the philosophy
Floating quietly in our private ocean, we begin as a single cell. We mysteriously organize our developing body tissues around an energetic midline. Exquisitely expressing bio- cosmic intelligence, our human form emerges & continues emerging throughout our lives. In this 1-day workshop, we use gentle sounds, breath & mindful movement of Continuum to return to
What happens between the moment we are conceived through birth is a foundational experience that is replayed throughout life. Any unresolved traumatic impact from this time can affect an individual from infancy to old age. Understanding these traumas and integrating them can become a powerful aid for improving outcomes in all areas of our lives, physical, mental, emotional,
In this workshop, baby practitioner Kate White will lead practitioners through a variety of skills to help support the mother-baby dyad and families with babies. She has a unique approach that combines trauma resolution with Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and Prenatal and Perinatal Somatic Healing. For this post conference session, Kate will combine three levels of
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