This course is 11 lectures offered the fourth Monday of each month that support the understanding that prenatal and perinatal psychology and health is necessarily a somatic or bodily felt paradigm. Inherent in somatics is an understanding of how early memory forms in the body, and how our earliest memories inform our world view and sense of safety. Our somatic course helps professional educators who teach about baby consciousness to recognize early imprints in themselves and their audiences so that they can be more effective. Our course includes:
Dates, Topics and Speakers:
September 24: The Science of Safety, Trauma Resolution and Resilience: Stories from the Field with Kate White
October 22: Overview of Skills and Tools for Prenatal and Perinatal Educators with Kate White
November 26: Life on the Ladder: An Experiential Journey with Polyvagal Theory and the Work of Deb Dana by Kate White
December 24, 2018: No Lecture
January 21, 2019: The Stoplight Approach to Understanding Autonomic States, Rebecca Thompson Hitt
February 25, 2019: Creating Safety and the Importance of Presence with Janae Weinhold, PhD
March 25, 2019: Creating Safety Using Conflict Resolution and Mediation Techniques to Support Your Best Birth Experiences with Sally Dear-Healey, PhD
April 22, 2019: Creating Safety
June 24, 2019: Lessons Learned from the Vagus Study Group with Lisa Elliott
July 22, 2019: Play as Polyvagal Health and Healing: A Presentation by Deb Dana
No Lecture May and December
This program is included in the PPNE program, but is a stand alone course as a prerequisite for professionals taking our Tools for Facilitators course.
Kate White is an award-winning prenatal and perinatal educator and an advanced bodyworker. She is trained in somatic therapies, prenatal and perinatal health, lactation, brain development, infant mental health, and has specialized in mother-baby dyad care using somatic prevention and trauma healing approaches for nearly 20 years. She is a mother of two children, holds a BA and MA in Communication, a Registered Craniosacral Therapist in the Biodynamic Craniosacral method and a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner. Her work combines somatic therapy, birth preparation, recovery from difficult birth, trauma resolution and brain development to help give families with babies and small children the best possible start. She is the Founding Director of Education for the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health and currently co-directs this department, administering an online program for parents and parent professionals, runs a private practice and offers her own seminars through the Center for Prenatal and Perinatal Programs, ppncenter.com.