A course in prenatal and perinatal psychotherapy
“Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” From the St James’ bible
Can a man or woman be fully human and fully functional, while still suffering the effects of prenatal and perinatal trauma and trans-marginal stress? Otto Rank.
This course aims to:
- Enable counsellors, psychotherapists and a wide range of professional care givers to understand prenatal and perinatal psychodynamics, as they impinge on the lives of babies, children and adult clients.
- Provide helpful theoretical frameworks for thinking, feeling and understanding psychological processes that originate in experiences before or during birth.
- Enable qualified and experienced counsellors and psychotherapists to extend their practice to encompass prenatal and perinatal dynamics.
By the end of the course students will be able to:
- Identify specific psychotherapy issues which originate from prenatal and perinatal experiences.
- Address at least some of their own anxieties and difficulties in relating to primal material in their own and their client’s lives.
- Be confident in their ability to support people through the process of reliving early traumatic experiences therapeutically.
- Use a number of techniques for facilitating reintegration of primal trauma
Skype tutorials may be taken during the process of studying the ten lessons. The last tutorial forms an assessment process leading to the award of a certificate in regression therapy.