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Attachment Begins Before Birth

In the field of Somatic Pre & Perinatal Psychology we know that attachment begins much earlier than birth, potentially even before conception, and that it in continual development throughout our creation journey. What we in the pre- and perinatal community have known for many years is now being backed up by a variety of studies, …

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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. I see people primarily as souls here to have an embodied experience. My work with babies is a combination of cranial sacral therapy and somatic pre and perinatal therapy. Mia, at four weeks old, had layers of stress in her …

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FOR PROFESSIONALS: Core Isolation in Prenates, Babies, Children & Adults

Abstract: Isolation experienced during the foundational period from preconception through early infancy affects core imprinting. Attachment and embodiment issues are central to core isolation since it affects our achievable levels of presence, and therefore how deeply we can connect. Prenates, born babies, children, and adults show us that no matter what their issue, or at …

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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

Much of the time we're living and perceiving life from perceptions, imprints and beliefs laid down in the foundational period from preconception to infancy, and early childhood. It's normal for us to shift between younger states - such as our inner baby, child, toddler, etc and our adult self, on a daily basis. Often when ...

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FOR PROFESSIONALS: Prenatal Developmental Milestones in 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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