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AN INTRODUCTION TO PRE AND PERINATAL PSYCHOLOGY
From ‘HEALING EARLY DEVELOPMENTAL TRAUMA video series’.
MODULES 1-5 with Myrna Martin 
MN, RCC, RCST® (Duration 31 hrs)

For those new to Pre and Perinatal psychology this magnificent resource is available for professionals (and parents and grandparents) to help your work with families, babies, mothers, toddlers, teens and adults.  Pre and Perinatal Psychology is about understanding and working with the imprints and experiences of early life. The source of the greatest joy, experiences from the start of life can also be challenging for infants, parents and professionals. Starting from an acknowledgement that there is an experience that matters for the participants; how can we help our loved ones and our clients navigate and come into relationship with family and life itself more fully? This is the question Myrna Martin begins to answer with with this rich resource in a powerful tradition of creative therapeutic work, scientific enquiry and inspirational insight.  Notes will be supplied on purchase.

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.

This product contains 5 modules of video, slides with audio explanations, course notes, research, practical tools, home projects, and references.

For more about Myrna Martin see foot of page.

MODULE DESCRIPTIONS:

1-5 recommended for those new to the field of Pre and Perinatal Education.

MODULE ONE: ATTACHMENTmyrna-module-1-sm

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

MODULE TWO: PRECONCEPTION AND CONCEPTION JOURNEY

module-2-myrna-smThe 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. Duration 4.58

MODULE THREE: VAGINAL BIRTH

module-3-myrna-smThis 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. Duration 4.20

MODULE FOUR: CHEMICAL AND SURGICAL IMPRINTING DURING BIRTH

module-4-myrna-smA 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. 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. Duration 5.18

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.

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