Professional Seminars

How can knowledge about the impacts of preconception, prenatal and early parenting experiences enhance the care, healing and educational opportunities you provide to your patients?

A wealth of recent research in science and medicine demonstrates the relationship between human prenatal development and an individual’s growth, health and behavior over their life span. This research sheds light on the important healing and educational opportunities that exist in practitioner-patient interactions during the preconception, prenatal and early postnatal period that can benefit both patients and their children.

I offer professional seminars to therapists and medical practitioners interested in learning how a woman’s psychophysiological states during the preconception, prenatal and early parenting period—including those that occur in practitioner-patient treatment interactions—impact her, and potentially, her developing child.

These seminars help practitioners understand why it is so important to recognize women’s psychophysiological states during the preconception, prenatal and early parenting period; and how these states influence her internal environment and potentially impact her developing child. Women’s psychophysiological states also shape their behavior in early interactions with their children and the formation of their emerging attachment relationships.

These seminars also include specific information on the particular challenges faced by women and practitioners who have experienced past or recent trauma resulting in the development of traumatic stress symptoms.  They bring awareness to how practitioners can recognize fight, flight and freeze reactions in their patients (and themselves), and sensitively adjust the care they provide to their patients to better meet their patients’ unique needs at this crucial time.