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Umbilical Rhythms
with Karlton Terry

Mentoring topics exploring the psychological imprints of the birth journey -  deep dives into the seminal impacts of prenatal issues

All babies develop substantial relationships with their umbilical cord and the term “Umbilical Affect” (originated by Francis Mott and elaborated upon by Frank Lake) is used to describe the many effects that the umbilical cord and its contents have upon the baby.

A successful implantation results in the development of the umbilical cord and the placenta – the baby’s lifeline: its food and oxygen supply, its communication line signaling the moods and even the personal experiences of the mother, its communication line to send signals to the mother and its way of excreting. The umbilical cord is the baby’s “periscope” to the world, and the placenta, like the tree of life, feeds the baby at the literal and symbolic level.

In this presentation, Karlton discusses how eating and breathing rhythms in adults and babies have their origins in umbilical rhythms. He will describe the Baby Body Language (BBL) that follows events that have caused prenatal and perinatal umbilical affect and how the liver, diaphragm, heart, abdominal and psoas muscles are highly impacted during the life of the umbilical cord.
  • Entry Level/Intermediary
  • Power Point Presentation
  • Practical application
  • To support yourself and your client
  • 90 minute class
  • life-long access to recording

Learning outcomes

  • Gain an understanding of the psychological impacts of the very early stages of gestation
  • Learn how experiences during these stages can be expressed by the baby

who can this benefit

  • Birth practitioners who would like to deepen their own personal journey
  • Birth practitioners who would like support in their own work with clients
  • Parents who would like to deepen their awareness of pre and perinatal understanding
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Karlton Terry

Pre and Perinatal Educator and Author