Posts

Pregnant couple in the sun

Upcoming Events: The Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health

APPPAH offers many avenues of learning, participating and collaborating within a community that celebrates and honors the consciousness of babies as both sentient consciousness and sensitive human being from the beginning of life.

APPPAH adopted and endorses the 12 Guiding Principles-PPN.

Here are three upcoming events: Read more

Dad and Mom with newborn

When We Enter Baby’s Multidimensional World…

For 30 years, I have had the privilege of working with babies and families through the consciousness-based paradigm lens of who babies are and how we can best welcome and support them. When we enter their multidimensional world with reverence and receptivity, we awaken greater love, awe, and avenues to nurture the baby’s human potential from the beginning of life. Babies’ experiences pre-conception through birth and bonding set in motion their fundamental life-patterns. I have seen babies and families move from survival to thriving by learning how to tap into their greater consciousness potential together as a family. Read more

2018 germany workshop

12 Guiding Principles–Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology – April 2019 Update

During the last six months, we have had many opportunities to share and expand our message with the 12 Guiding Principles: Nurturing Human Potential and Optimal Relationships from the Beginning of Life. Here are a few highlights: Read more

Therapeutic Play with Babies and Children: Transforming Difficult Prenatal and Birth Experiences Together

In 1990, I opened my psychotherapy practice to families with young children who were having difficulties in their lives. Even though their symptoms and behaviors covered a wide range, they all had something in common – something had not gone well during their prenatal, birth, or newborn experience, and the child and family had never really gotten over it. I began specializing in therapeutic child center family play therapy as a way to work with those very early experiences.

The children taught me a great deal over the years. If we slowed down and allowed the child to lead us in the play, they would reveal their accurate memories and reactions to what had happened while they were in the womb or as a newborn. And with intentional play, we could elegantly help them heal and the whole family experienced more closeness and positive feelings together.  Read more

12 Guiding Principles–PPN Go Global at APPPAH 2017 International Congress

APPPAH hosted its 20th International Congress at the Town and Country Resort Hotel in San Diego, CA November 29-December 3, 2017. Professionals gathered to hear speakers from science, clinical practice, and educational backgrounds in the theme: The Conscious Baby Emerges: Scientific, Medical, Psycho-Social, and Somatic Discoveries.

Attendees came from all over the world, including China, India, Hungary, Germany, Brazil, Australia, Lithuania, England, France, Denmark, Canada, and from all over the United States, thirsty to learn more, share what they were doing in their countries, and to initiate more collaborative projects. I was deeply touched by the positive impact they were having in their communities implementing PPN knowledge and practices, as well as what they are adding to our collective field.

The 12 Guiding Principles–Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology were featured at the conference.

APPPAH endorses the principles and every attendee received a copy of The 12 Guiding Principles Brochure. Starter packages (25 brochures) were available for people to take back to their countries for their clients, organizations, and communities. Read more