two part live workshop

bonding before birth

Why is it so important for the development of the baby
and how to get there?

With Gerhard and Anne Schroth
Part 1: Thursday, 29 February 2024 at 19h UK time
Part 2: Saturday, 16 March 2024 15h - 17h UK time
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Until recently, the fields of medical science and psychology have not generally acknowledged or embraced the idea that the unborn child already possesses a perceptible personality. However, over the past fifty years, an increasing number of researchers (such as Grof, Chamberlain, Verny, Lake, Sills, Piontelli, Emerson and many others ) have demonstrated that adults are shaped by intrauterine experiences, birth, and life events after birth.

Recent Research suggests, that bonding before birth - or prenatal bonding - is crucial for the baby's rapidly developing brain and for creating a sustainable relationship with mother, father and siblings.

Hungarian psychoanalysts Jenoe Raffai and Gyoergy Hidas have developed a method that enables a two-way-communication between mother and the unborn baby.  Prenatal Bonding (BA*) by Raffai/Hidas allows a deeper and interpersonal communication between the pregnant woman and the unborn child with far-reaching positive effects such as safe growth to term (nearly no premature birth), less birth injury or trauma, vastly reduced likelihood of postpartum depression, an easier relationship with and handling of babies after birth as well as enhanced early development of the baby's personality.
*BA stands for the German term 'Bindungsanalyse, literally translated 'bonding analysis'
In this two part workshop, German psychoanalyst Gerhard Schroth and his wife Anne will provide an in-depth introduction to the method of Prenatal Bonding (BA).

A theoretical overview of what Prenatal Bonding (BA)  and how this approach is unique will be followed by a two hour workshop which aims at giving the audience a felt sense of what the Prenatal Bonding (BA) process is like.
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Anne and Gerhard Schroth

workshop CONTENT

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Part 1
What is prenatal bonding (ba)

Thursday, 29 February  2024 at 19h UK time
  • Introduction
  • Prenatal Bonding (BA) according to Raffai
  • Description of the method and how it is applied
  • Presentation of a research project of 500 cases about the effects of Prenatal Bonding (BA)
  • Q & A
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Part 2
Creating the baby-mother bond

Saturday, 16 March  2024 15h - 17h UK time
Please note, this workshop can only be attended live by those who were present at part 1. It will be held in a safe and open space. Participants are asked to be present with their camera on and introduce themselves so that we can create a respectful and welcoming group experience.
  • A overview of the stages of Prenatal Bonding (BA) and their application
  • Introduction to a specific kind of inner perception required for the work with Prenatal Bonding (BA)
  • Experiencing emotional body listening (EBL) while being guided through an extended case report
  • Mindful exchange between and feedback from the participants and a deeper understanding of the presented case study

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Why this course?
  • Entry/intermediate level
  • Power Point Presentations
  • Demonstrations
  • Practical Exercises
  • Q and A with presenter
  • Life long access to recordings
  • Certificate of Attendance

who can this benefit

  • practitioners working with pregnant women
  • new parents and parents-to-be
  • anyone wishing to learn more about Prenatal Bonding (BA)

learning outcomes

  • Learn to understand this process with the help of an extensive case description
  • Understand the concept of Prenatal Bonding (BA)
  • Gain an insight into the steps of the Prenatal Bonding (BA) process
  • Gain a personal experience of the 'safe container' Prenatal Bonding (BA) wants to provide