Introduction to Embodied Womb & Birth Psychology

A live streaming four-part internet class series

In this introductory series you will explore early development and spirituality, the soul’s journey into life, and embodiment from conception to the newborn period. You’ll have an opportunity to begin to re-connect with your own early journey into life and your primary consciousness as a path to understanding yourself and others more deeply.

The core belief of Embodied Womb & Birth Psychology is that we are conscious and sentient when we from come from Source/Divine towards our new life and family; connecting with this very early part of ourselves often puts us back in touch with why we are here and raises fascinating questions about the mystery of embodiment and from whence we came. It can bring illumination and coherence to why we feel the way we do and what our physiology is telling us about our emotional and somatic experiences. This period of development from Source to newborn affects our relationships, attachment, health, our deepest beliefs about people and the world, whether we feel safe or not, and yields information about if and why we are living in survival or thriving.

We are consciousness becoming embodied throughout our journey into life and need parenting and support from preconception onwards.

Each class is one and a half hours on Zoom (6 hours in total) and a commitment to all four classes is required:

Class 1: Preparing Ourselves for the Incoming Soul

Introduction to the class and to listening to the somatic voice of pre-verbal imprinting, which will be an underlying focus throughout the series.

Laying the ground

The Principles (Confidentiality, Touch, Choice, Self-Care, the Pause, Mutual Support & Cooperation, Brief Frequent Eye Contact – as developed by Ray Castellino)

About Imprinting from Conception – Newborn

Class 2:  The Soul’s Journey

Introduction to the class

Learning to be centered, grounded and clear

Consciousness and the soul’s journey into life

What supports, and impedes, full embodiment?

Class 3:  Nurturing the Foundation

Introduction to the class

Early parenting

The prenatal foundations for attachment

Health issues can originate in the prenatal period

Class 4: What Heals Early Imprints?

Introduction to the class

The power of empathic somatic listening to heal early imprints

Embracing your Little One within

Building new internal resources for a calm, regulated nervous system.

My teaching style is somatic experiential and is based on a foundation of much training and experience in Somatic Pre- and Perinatal Psychology and Health with leading pioneers in the field (Castellino, Emerson, McCarty) as well as many years of both professional and personal experience.

Suitable for:

Professionals and non-professionals, parents and deep seekers. This introductory series is a prerequisite for a longer training in this work, and is also a stand alone series.

I will run this introductory series for an already formed group, a closed group, or an organization.

Brief Bio:

Karen has worked with people individually and in groups for over 35 years. She trained in Somatic Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology & Health (SPPPH) with Dr. William Emerson (1997-2002, and took Ray Castellino’s two-year foundation training in 2002-2004, his Advanced Double Binds training, and two Practitioner Trainings. Karen also participated in Ray’s B.E.B.A. clinic (Building & Enhancing Bonding & Attachment) for 2 years and attended a post graduate training at the B.E.B.A. clinic. She currently works with babies, children, parents and adults in Santa Rosa, CA and Worldwide on video offering healing, parenting support, supervision and mentoring. She runs a by-donation/free cranial sacral baby clinic called Sweet Pea (go to About on this site for more detailed information about Karen).

Dates for 2019:

Series 1: 10am Mondays August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019

Series 2: 11am Saturdays 7, 14, 21, 28 September, 2019

Series 3: 10am Wednesdays 2, 9, 16, 23 October, 2019

All classes will be recorded and sent to participants.

Cost: $285 – full payment to register. Checks, credit and debit cards, and PayPal accepted.

To register: Choose which series you want to register for and call Karen 707 829 1764