The conference will be enriching for craniosacral practitioners, ostepaths, physiotherapists, as well as health professionals, midwives, psychologists, psychotherapists and physicians who are interested in body-working therapies and maybe they don´t work directly with baies but they are keen on new inspiration.
Matthew Appleton (UK), Ellynne Skove (USA), Radek Neškrabal (ČR) a Katarína Zatovičová (SR)
Conference follow-up two workshops:
Ellynne Skove: Movements of Life 29 – 30/3 more information here
Matthew Appleton: Birth From the Baby’s Perspective 31/3-2/4 more information here
Speakers and presentations:
Matthew Appleton MA, RCST, UKCP (UK)
co-founded Conscious Embodiment Trainings in 2006, with his partner Jenni Meyer, to promote awareness of pre and perinatal psychology, sacred ecology and embodied process therapies. Prior to this he was also co-founder of the Institute of Craniosacral Studies and was a co-director and senior teacher with the Institute for 12 years.
Matthew is a registered Craniosacral Therapist and Core Process Psychotherapist living and working in Bristol. He trained in Pre and Perinatal Education with Karlton Terry in Switzerland and assisted Karlton in the UK for a number of years. Matthew is a member of the International Society of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Medicine has more than 20 years experience of lecturing and facilitating workshops in the UK and Europe.
Drawing from his work with babies an children and his training experience with Karlton Terry, Matthew developed Integrative Baby Therapy, which he has been teaching to craniosacral therapists, osteopaths, psychotherapist, doulas, midwives, nurses and paediatricians in the UK, Germany and Italy.
For ten years he worked as a houseparent at A. S. Neill’s famous democratic school Summerhill and his book ‘A Free Range Childhood’ based on his experiences at Summerhill has been published in several languages.
Recognising Birth Trauma Behaviours in Infancy and Later Childhood
Babies reveal a lot about their experience of birth and prenatal life through their body language. It is both expressive and very specific. Yet it is largely misunderstood and regarded as meaningless. In so far as it is recognised and empathically responded, to babies are able to heal the traumas that they carry within them. This enables them to organise their lives around their inherent capacity for self-regulation, rather than being driven by trauma based behaviours. Unresolved birth trauma shows up during infancy and later childhood in behaviours that seem difficult and inappropriate. This is especially true at times of transition.
Without understanding the roots of birth trauma based behaviour, parents, educators and therapists often respond in ways that reinforce the initial trauma, rather than support new possibilities.
The talk will be supported by film of therapeutic work with babies and children, which demonstrate how birth trauma may be identified and worked with.
Ellynne Skove MA, LCAT, DTR-BC, NCC, RPP (USA)
is licensed somatic psychotherapist in the United States. She is the founder of Bright Start Babies and creator of the GoGo Babies® developmental movement and baby yoga program.
Ellynne holds a Masters degree in Dance/Movement therapy and a graduate certificate in Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health. She has practiced as therapist and educator for over 35 years.
Based in New York, she has a studio there, NEST SPACE: a Haven for Babies & Their Families. Ellynne has been running trainings and seeing clients in the Czech Republic since 2009. www.brightstartbabies.net
Bonding disruptions and repair in the mother/infant dyad: An Introduction to Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Assessing Patients at Risk
Bonding is the intense feeling a mother has for her baby in utero and after birth. IT is the “glue” that creates the strong mammalian instinct to protect and care for her young. All mammals bond to their young and the babies then form attachment to their mothers. Bonding and attachment are crucial to survival. Trust, sense of self, ability to relate to others, work with others, and enjoy life are the key aspects of bonding and attachment that can influence thriving in life. This thriving is both emotional and physiological.
In pregnancy and birth there can be bonding disruptions that influence the health of the mother and baby. Post partum mood and anxiety disorders can result, colicky and inconsolable babies, as well as children who are cold, distant, and abusive. Later in life, we see adults who are unable to sustain healthy relationships in marriage, work, and social endeavors.
Being able to assess clients and patients can alert health professionals to bonding disruptions and enable them to refer to proper care.
In this workshop we will learn about pre and perinatal psychology and health, and focus on bonding, bonding disruptions, and bonding repair interventions. We will examine conception, gestational, and birth imprints.
Radek Neškrabal BCST (ČR)
originally a graduate technician, set out on his journey of discovery, secret of the myster of the body and its ability to return to the natural state of health as early as 1987. Gradually he was interested to discover alternative approaches to health and human life, resonating with natural laws.
Birth and Birthing in Human Life from a General Perspective
WheWhereas birth is a moment at which the decision to “be“ is made. A moment supported by the innate forces of the Breath of life. Whereas It is a state transition in which many physical, physiological, energetic and spiritual circumstances are involved. And they are triggered by another set of circumstances affirming the very Wisdom embodied in the matter, which they simultaneously keep creating as an experience of birthing.
MgA. Katarína Zatovičová (SR)
Conscious contact of parents with the baby from the perspective of prenatal and perinatal psychology
9:00 – 10:00 Registration breakfast (Come earlier and have nice coffee and breakfast with your collegues!!)
10:00 – 10:10 Welcome words
10:10 – 11:20 Radek Nešrabal: Birth and Birthing in Human Life from a General Perspective
11:20 – 11:45 Coffee break
11:45 – 13:00 Ellynne Skove: Bonding disturptions
13:00 – 15:00 Lunch break
15:00 – 16:15 Mathew Appleton: Recognising Birth Trauma Behaviours in Infancy and Later Childhood
16:15 – 16:45 Coffee break
16:45 – 17:50 Katarína Zatovičová: Conscious contact of parents with the baby from the perspective of prenatal and perinatal psychology
Till 13/2 2019 we return fee reduced by 10%.
From 14/2 do 13/3 2019 we return 50% of fee.
We don´t return fee after 14/3 2019. Thank you for understanding.