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Attachment Begins Before Birth

The popular and long held view in our culture, including within mainstream psychology, has been that attachment begins at birth, or even later. Those first hours after birth are a crucial and very important part of our attachment imprinting, a time for newly arrived connection, holding, gazing, smelling and meeting. I would like to see …

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The Soul Body

Focusing on the body in my practice for many years has been a fascinating adventure into what I call the Soul Body. The name Soul Body emphasizes that we’re primarily energy beings – soul’s having an embodied experience. Our consciousness and soul exists before we come into our physical body, and everything we experience as …

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Are You Parenting An Alpha Child?

Alphas are those children who are “in charge” in some way in the family. They tend to be demanding, bossy, want everything their way, are controlling, and often won’t listen to direction, boundaries or authority. Underneath all of this rather difficult and stressful behavior is often a desperate and unhappy child. Their desperation arises both …

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I Need A Pause

This photograph was taken recently in my office after a Prenatal & Birth Play session with three-year-old Lily and her parents. The blue and green hanging pouch/seat in the picture represents the womb and the cuddly toy, chosen and placed into the pouch by Lily, represents her prenatal unborn self. In a safe play environment children …

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A Newborn Cranial Session: Mia Lands in Her Body

During a home visit to help a newborn I witnessed a beautiful experience of embodiment that I want to share with you. My work with babies is a combination of cranial sacral therapy and somatic pre and perinatal therapy. Mia, aged 4 weeks, had layers of stress in her mouth/jaw/neck area due to a revision …

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Core Isolation in Prenates, Babies, Children & Adults

About Core Isolation: In a state of core isolation we can feel as if our most vital self is hiding in a dark cave within, waiting for someone to come and get us, whilst we quietly and desperately yearn for a connection that never seems to reach us. Core isolation is caused by a challenging …

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Your Conception to Birth Experiences Arise When You Decide To Have A Baby

Introduction: I frequently observe pre-pregnant, pregnant, and birthing women re-living their own journey into life – their experiences, memories, and imprints from their conception to newborn period – from the time they decide to become a parent, and I will share some examples below. We can pass on good experiences to our children, and we …

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Activations and How They Are Triggered

An activation is when a person, or situation, in the present triggers you into a memory from your past. This activation is happening at the instinctual reptilian brain level, and it is out of your conscious awareness. A smell, taste, touch, felt-sense, emotion, behavior by another, similar energy/situation, etc triggers a reaction in your emotional brain, …

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Internal Resources and Why We Need Them?

Your internal resources are the skills, practices and abilities that support you to: • Ground and center your self • Be aware of your needs • Take good, consistent care of yourself • Know when you are triggered into an old imprint. • Be able to ‘self soothe’ and return your nervous system to neutral …

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Prenatal Developmental Milestones & Attachment

It’s now acknowledged within mainstream psychology that attachment begins at birth. The cutting edge field of Somatic Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology (SPPP) finds that attachment begins way before birth, a wisdom that is not yet in the mainstream thinking and consciousness about babies and relationships. We are conscious, sentient beings long before birth, and we …

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