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Were you an Alpha Child? – Or 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. Usually, underneath all of this rather difficult and stressful behavior is a desperate unhappy child. The desperation arises from being …

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I Need A Pause

This photograph was taken recently in my office after a Prenatal & Birth Play session with 3-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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Core Isolation: Three Ways to Transform and Prevent Core Isolation in 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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How Your Own Conception, Womb & Birth Experiences Can Arise When You Have A Baby; From Conception Through Early Infancy

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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What are Activations and How Are They 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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What Are Internal Resources and Why Do 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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How Birthing Professionals can Effect Positive Change in Prenatal Experiences Leading to Improved Birth Outcomes: Putting Early Consciousness First

Contrary to the popular cultural views that unborn babies are not having their own experience and that they don’t need parenting until we can see them in our arms after birth, Somatic Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology & Health (SPPPH) teaches that, from conception onwards, we are laying down our foundational imprinting for life.

The core principle of SPPPH is that we are conscious and sentient from pre-conception on. From the beginning, we are having our own experiences, and, therefore, need parenting and support much earlier than was previously thought.

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FREE HALF HOUR TELEPHONE CONSULT WITH KAREN MELTON!

If you have read something here in my blog, or on my wonderfully informative web site, and you have some questions about their content – call me for a free half hour consult. Or, if you are curious about my work or about it’s suitability for you or your child, call me for a free …

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ADOPTION: The Baby’s Experience and Advice for Adoptive Parents

The central principle of Somatic Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology (SPPP) is that we are conscious and sentient from conception onwards. I will share with you here the SPPP perspective on adoption and give you ways that you can ensure your beloved adopted child’s emotional, spiritual, and psychological health and well-being. The developmental period from conception …

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Wounded In The Womb: The Beginning of My Healing Story

At the age of 23 I had a spontaneous flashback to the womb. Whilst in an altered state of consciousness I was able to perceive myself on many ‘out of my daily reality’ levels. In the flashback I experienced my mother attempting to abort me, and I had a very familiar feeling in my abdominal/umbilical area. …

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