Healing Early Developmental Trauma THE COMPLETE SERIES: MODULES 1-13 with Myrna Martin MN, RCC, RCST®
This remarkable video training series and associated notes are for those new to Prenatal and Perinatal psychology as well as those with some experience of this important field. The recordings by leading trainer Myrna Martin are concerned with healing challenging early experiences – how to understand your own life and work with others in a professional setting. This series will help support your work and relationships with families, babies, mothers, toddlers, teens and adults. OVER 70 HOURS OF VIDEO, HUNDREDS OF PAGES OF NOTES. Support, connection and notes will be supplied on purchase. Also: you will be sent access to the stream of the first module when you choose the memory stick option – to start your training immediately.
The video series synthesizes the content and curriculum of leading pre and perinatal psychology practitioner Myrna Martin’s 3-year professional in-class Pre and Perinatal training, a program she has taught for 17 years. After having had many students tell her how profoundly the vital knowledge learned during their training had impacted their personal and professional growth, she wanted to be able to find a way to share it with a wider audience around the world who would otherwise not be able to attend the trainings in person, but could benefit tremendously.
The finished product contains 12 modules of video, slides with audio explanations, course notes, research, practical tools, home projects, and references. It will also include a bonus Module 13 on Sand Play and Expressive Arts in Pre- and Perinatal Psychology and 12 group monthly support calls*.
* GROUP SUPPORT CALLS INCLUDED when you buy the whole set*
- Continuing Education credits are available for Psychologists, Social Workers, Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselors, Doulas, Midwives, Nurses, Certified Counselors, NBCC, and Dietitians. A take home exam will be required.
- An Educator/Coach Diploma, without CE, will also require submitting a take home exam.
- For a Practitioner Diploma you will be required to complete face to face skill development through experiential work with Myrna and with advanced graduates of her training. A take home exam will be required.
- Please contact info(@)wholebeingfilms.com for these details.
For more about Myrna Martin see foot of page.
Healing Early Developmental Trauma
This module covers the attachment process from preconception (epigenetics) through age 2. Primary themes are connection/separation. the new understanding of interpersonal neurobiology and the development of emotional and social intelligence through attunement and resonance are central. We will explore different attachment styles in children and adults and delineate specific tools for resourcing, resolving and repatterining attachment trauma in newborns, children and adults. Duration: 8.15
To buy module individually
MODULE TWO: PRECONCEPTION AND CONCEPTION JOURNEY
The embryology and imprinting in this period is delineated and related to attachment /self regulation and co-regulation. We will discuss skills of orienting, tracking and titrating autonomic nervous system cycling, modulating therapeutic pace, and recognizing the therapeutic leading edge. Establishing healthy differentiation and connection within a clear boundary structure will be part of the module. To buy module individually. Duration 4.58
MODULE THREE: VAGINAL BIRTH
This module includes the vaginal birth process, birth stages, pelvic types, cranial molding, birth movement patterns and an introduction to complications. We will outline simple yet effective ways for babies, children, and adults to heal from difficult vaginal births. Participants will be encouraged to explore their own birth passage. To buy module individually. Duration 4.20
MODULE FOUR: CHEMICAL AND SURGICAL IMPRINTING DURING BIRTH
A minority of babies in our culture are currently birthed with no chemical or surgical interventions. Chemical imprinting includes prenatal drug exposure, anaesthesia, analgesics, and induction drugs. Surgical imprinting refers to forceps, vacuum extraction, cesarean section, and other prenatal and infant surgery. We will explore the effects of chemical imprinting on the natural birthing process.
As well, Myrna will delineate the effects of surgical and chemical imprinting on prenates and babies’ psyches, movement patterns, physical structure, energy patterns and the central and autonomic nervous systems. Healing tools will be discussed. To buy module individually Duration 4.45
MODULE FIVE: LIFE, DEATH, LOSS and DOUBLE BINDS
Double bind imprints create the most complex dynamics in the pre and perinatal period. They amplify counter transference/transference issues and complications in facilitating families, couples and groups. In this module we will explore ancestral influences on individuation/connection, and merging dynamics (in pre and perinatal work we call this ‘twin dynamics’). Twin embryonic and placental development, and prenatal twin loss are correlated with twin behavior later in life. An extensive home project will be suggested for everyone. Treatment models will be explored. To buy module individually Duration 5.18
For students with Pre and Perinatal Education, modules 6-13 will expand your knowledge base.
MODULE SIX: COUPLES, FROM AN ATTACHMENT PERSPECTIVE
We are just beginning to understand the dynamics of long term couple relationships. The last decade has given us new knowledge about the psychobiological processes and the reciprocity of early developmental relational experiences and our developing brain. Attachment theory and the neuroscience of emotional connection is shedding new light in this mysterious arena. This Module delineates the dynamics of couples interaction and suggests effective tools for working with these issues. To buy module individually. Duration 6.09
MODULE SEVEN: INFANTS AND THEIR FAMILIES
We review epigenetics, and the effects of toxic stress on the prenate and infant in terms of brain and attachment development. Birth practices and their impacts, along with tools for supporting families in resolution are included. This is a really “RICH, BIG” module.
To buy module individually. Duration 8.30
MODULE EIGHT: PRESCHOOLERS AND THEIR FAMILIES
The emphasis in this module is on family dynamics, and the development of attachment based emotional/social/cognitive health in the preschool years. Many videos clips of actual sessions are included, along with home exercises to develop skills with these families.
To buy module individually. Duration 5.03
MODULE NINE: PREGNANCY LOSS, ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGIES (ART)
This module focuses on healing from pregnancy loss, be that miscarriage, stillborn or abortion. We will delineate ways to honour both the baby’s and the parents experience, and discuss some prevention strategies. ART frequency has increased dramatically in the past decade. The different forms of ART, and their outcomes for babies and parents are delineated, with support tools. To buy module individually. Duration 3.42
MODULE TEN: PREMATURITY
Prematurity around the world has increased dramatically in the last 15 years, and has a huge negative impact on the baby’s outcomes for the future. The baby’s and parents’ experiences are outlined, in the varieties of neonatal intensive cares, and positive suggestions for supporting the infant and parents vest best outcomes are included. Video clips bring this home to our hearts. To buy module individually. Duration 3.04
MODULE ELEVEN: ADOPTION AND FOSTER CARE
This module addresses the adoption triangle of biological parents, adoptees and adopting parents and their dynamics. Assessment of attachment development and support strategies for both adoptees and foster children is a large section. Video clips of sessions make the material come alive.
To buy module individually. Duration 5.34
MODULE TWELVE: PROCESS WORKSHOPS WITH ADULTS
The impact of the pre and perinatal years last a life time. Many adults are living with the impact of difficult conceptions, birth, and early developmental trauma. This module, with significant live video, outlines the principles and the form for healing in small groups. To buy module individually. Duration 8hrs (approx)
MODULE THIRTEEN: SAND TRAY AND EXPRESSIVE ARTS IN PPN
The Magic number, a fun module, with a cognitive outline of sand tray and many examples of how children utilize sand to resolve trauma. Other expressive arts and games are delineated, along with video examples. Step into this world with me.
To buy module individually.
Healing Early Developmental Trauma
ABOUT MYRNA MARTIN, MN, RCC, RCST®
Myrna has 40 years experience working with people therapeutically as a nurse, public health nurse, family therapist, Integrative Body/Mind Therapist and teacher (IBP), Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist and approved Teacher. She has been in full time private practice and teaching Pre and Perinatal Workshops, Seminars and full Professional Trainings since 2000.
When her children were growing up, she was Director of Nelson and Area Mental Health Services and when they graduated from high school and went off to university she created the EarthSky Foundation [formerly Kutenai Institute of Integral Therapies] and began teaching about and practicing early trauma resolution work with babies, young children and adults full time. Myrna is a long term resident of Nelson who practices and teaches here.
She also travels to the USA, England and Europe facilitating process workshops for adults and trainings and seminars for professionals and parents. Myrna is certified by Dr. Ray Castellino to give process workshops and by Dr. William Emerson to facilitate personal intensive workshops. She teaches a 2 1/2 year Pre and Perinatal Professional Training.
Myrna is a nurse with a Masters’ degree in Family Therapy, a member of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, The College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia, The Biodynamic Craniosacral Association of North America, BC Adoption Association, the Western Canada Infant Mental Health Association and the American Association of Prenatal and Perinatal Health and Psychology. Myrna is married and has three grown children. She and her partner, Ken, live in the country where they are hikers, avid gardeners and explorers of community and spiritual consciousness.