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The Prenatal Person: Seminar Content:
Seminar 1: Establishing a Field of Relationship and Enquiry
Introduction to mindfulness and Continuum Movement as a ground for embodied exploration.
Establishing a field of relational mindfulness and the nature of the safe holding field, with concepts from psychoanalysts Frank Lake, Donald Winnicott and Ronald Fairbairn.
Introduction to enquiry into early experience and the nature of umbilical affect.
Accessing the womb experience and the inner prenate within present time.
Seminar 2: The Preconception-Conception Journey
Introduction to early memory and learning, exploring cellular sentience.
Introduction to the nature of conception/coming into this world and how this relates to our present life.
Introduction to interpersonal skills in meeting states of trauma, activation and hyper-arousal states.
Exploring the preconception-conception journey and the embryo within, entering the familial and ancestral field.
Seminar 3: Exploring Umbilical Affect and the Implantation Journey
Introduction to and exploration of the implantation journey and lifelong relational effects.
Re-visiting umbilical affect.
Introduction to relational dynamics of Discovery.
Continuing trauma skills: hypo-arousal states.
Seminar 4: Birth Dynamics
Introduction and exploration of birth process, stages of birth, birth patterns and psychological/psycho-emotional correlates.
The possible life-long repercussions of birthing process and impacts on personality formation and relational tendencies.
Continuing trauma skills: dissociation and relational disconnection.
Seminar 5: Early Developmental Processes and the Emerging Self System
Introduction to developmental paradigms from Frank Lake and Ronald Fairbairn, how our self-system and the need to protect arises out of early experience.
Experience of twin dynamics, early loss and double bind states.
Exploring the nature of the defended aspects of personality and their early origins.
Seminar 6: The Third Trimester and Postnatal Dynamics
Introduction and exploration of attachment processes.
Introduction to supporting new families and welcoming new life.
Review and facilitating our transition out of the training.
Open session explorations.
Completions and celebration.
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