in depth course
With Kate White
Pregnancy and childbirth are threshold moments in anyone’s life. With current trends in human development accepting how transgenerational and intergenerational trauma, in utero conditions and stress may impact the developing baby and the mother’s pregnancy, preconception preparation is the optimal place in the pregnancy to introduce prevention and healing.
Practitioners can help adults find how their ancestral and early histories play a role in their health, especially in preparation for becoming parents. This short course will provide evidence-based tools, practices, and therapeutic ways to be with women and couples as they navigate their way toward becoming a family.
This series of three one-hour lessons will:
Define and identify three distinct patterns for practitioners to be aware of when supporting women and/or couples who want to become pregnant or who are pregnant: Angels, Ghosts and Echoes in the person’s/couple’s history.
Describe therapeutic approaches any practitioner may use when supporting birthing parents, especially preconception. These patterns are linked to transgenerational and intergenerational and early history.
watch full introduction here
In this introduction, Kate introduces the themes of the course.
A Twinkle in the Eye
The first lesson of the preconception preparation trilogy outlines a blueprint of practices and trauma-sensitive intake tools for the prenatal and perinatal practitioner. Here, you will learn about:
- meeting your client with welcome and creating a sense of safety
- elements which support principles practiced in prenatal and perinatal somatic psychology
- nine distinct positive experiences and evidence-based tools for resources to explore birth stories from the families of each potential parent
Trauma Sensitive Intake as the Map to the Client Territory
There is a map of the autonomic nervous system that most trauma-informed perinatal professionals are aware of defined by the polyvagal theory. This session covers:
- the map based on the window of presence, stress and threat responses
- recognition of the Leading Edge or a therapeutic window that supports healing, addressing the trauma and finding the resource or the Blueprint
- the importance of recognizing complications and minimizing their impact on the neuro-development of the baby
Weaving a tapestry
This final lesson combines the elements of the first two parts of the course and provides you with:
- a set of tools that enable the practitioner to optimally support birthing parents
- the ability to address what we now know, help prevent traumas, and catch families should an overwhelming experience occur
- the means to help families make sense of their experiences, and then support them to thrive as they move forward as a family
To support your client
3 x 60 minute class
Life-long access to recordings
- Learn a basis of pre and perinatal psychology
- Gain tools to begin to integrate this work with your clients
who can this benefit
- Birth practitioners who would like to begin to integrate pre and perinatal healing in their work with clients
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