Regression Therapy

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:

  1. Identify specific psychotherapy issues which originate from prenatal and perinatal experiences.
  2. Address at least some of their own anxieties and difficulties in relating to primal material in their own and their client’s lives.
  3. Be confident in their ability to support people through the process of reliving early traumatic experiences therapeutically.
  4. 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.

Course Description

Lesson 1

Lesson 1

  • Understanding the context in which Regression Therapy takes place.
  • Drawing on a wide range of sources:
  • Psychoanalytic backgrounds.
  • Somatic backgrounds
  • Religious/spiritual backgrounds.
  • Embryological backgrounds
  • Behavioural backgrounds
  • A course in prenatal and perinatal psychotherapy

Lesson 2

Lesson 2

  • Beginning before conception.
  • Cell memory and cellular consciousness: Dr Frank Lake.
  • Psychological tools for exploring the earliest experiences.
  • Spiritual midwifery
  • Working with parents and parents to be

Lesson 3

Lesson 3

  • The first primal bereavement; the lost twin
  • Ultrasound research.
  • Wombtwin.com
  • Psychodynamics of the search for the beloved.
  • “The dream of the womb”

Lesson 4

Lesson 4

  • First trimester trauma in addition to twin loss
  • The shaman’s journey.
  • Embryology and transpersonal psychology.

Lesson 5

Lesson 5

  • Second trimester disturbances.
  • Relationship issues in the home and family
  • Accidents
  • Twins problems
  • Premature babies.

Lesson 6

Lesson 6

The perinatal matrices of Stan Grof.

1. Prior to labour

2. First stage of labour.

3. Birth itself

4. Entry to the world.

Stage one disturbances (the period up to the beginning of the birth process) and how to work with them.

Lesson 7

Lesson 7

Stage two disturbances (contractions in a closed space) and how to work with them.

Lesson 8

Lesson 8

Stage three disturbances; problems in being born into the outer world. Examining the ways in which birth goes wrong and how to heal them.

Lesson 9

Lesson 9

Stage four: Post birth trauma and ways to work with it.

Lesson 10

Lesson 10

Summary and conclusions. Placing birth-work into the context of other counseling and psychotherapy as well as other kinds of therapeutic practice.

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