EP107: Repairing Pre- and Perinatal Trauma and Listening to Babies with Kate White

Kate White is an advanced bodyworker, perinatal educator, and somatic trauma resolution professional. She developed much of her work following the pregnancies and births of her own two children. She is the Founding Director of Education for the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and helps administer an online program for parents and professionals who work with parents, runs a private practice, and offers her own seminars through the Center for Prenatal and Perinatal Programs. 

What Kate Shares: 

  • What prenatal and perinatal psychology are
  • How these fields developed
  • Personal stories about helping clients with difficult birth stories
  • The process of repair


What You’ll Hear:

  • The importance of including pre- and peri-natal psychology in the gestalt of psychology
  • How neuroplasticity, epigenetics, and attachment play into perinatal psychology
  • The impact of fetal experiences on the adult body- FOADs
  • Understanding that most experiences are repair-able
  • Incorporating mindful exercises around boundaries, differentiation, and connection to help your baby feel secure
  • The importance of restoring intuition
  • Why sleep is foundational to a healthy mother-baby dyad, and why sleep training may be detrimental
  • Bodywork to support babies with tongue tie
  • How Pitocin impacts the birthing pattern
  • The importance of slowing the narrative to resolve traumatic imprints
  • How Supported Attachment can help babies process birth trauma
  • Completing birth impulses
  • Learning how to hear what babies are saying
  • Supporting older children in repairing birth trauma

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