12-seminar course exploring Spirit into Form: Exploring Embryological Potential and Prenatal Psychology
This is a new course with Cherionna Menzam-Sills to deepen together in the experience of reading her new book, Spirit into Form: Exploring Embryological Potential and Prenatal Psychology. Cherionna will share some material from the book each class, as well as guiding you through an experiential exploration and group discussion. The plan is to read two chapters each month, then meet to explore their themes together. Bring your curiosity, your questions and your willingness to read the book!
Recent trauma therapies are incorporated into the book and will inform our time together. One aspect included in the book is the element of cultural trauma, how our personal trauma experiences can be influenced by the larger context of the culture in which they occur. For example the stresses mothers are exposed to prenatally affect their babies and the birth. These stresses often include not only the accelerated pace of the modern world but also being in a collective field of racism, violence, and other ongoing threats like a global pandemic.
One aspect of healing of collective trauma is being able to meet in groups where we can experience a safe holding field, which is also what little ones need. Although it is important to note that this course is not therapy and not a replacement for personal therapy if needed, a major intention of this course is to establish and grow such a therapeutic healing field, where we can be present with whatever trauma may have occurred on our way into form, and also access the incredible potential of that early time.
The format for the course is twelve 2-hour sessions. We will meet once a month to review, explore and discuss together a section of the book. Usually, we will cover one chapter each month.
Each class will involve a guided group settling meditation, a short presentation or talk relevant to the reading for that month, a guided experiential exploration related to the reading, and time for questions and discussion, both in the large group and in smaller groups in break out rooms.
Please note that this course, while likely to have therapeutic effects, is not therapy and is not to be used in place of therapy. If you find yourself activated or overwhelmed by the reading, please find a therapist you can trust to support you with this. Most helpful would be a practitioner who is familiar with pre- and perinatal trauma, or at least has somatic/body-centered trauma skills, like Somatic Experiencing. Other practices like trauma-informed yoga or meditation can also be supportive.
You can find a list of prenatal and birth-oriented therapists at the website of APPPAH (Association for Pre- and Perinatal Psychology and Health) and of the Castellino training . Please also feel free to contact Cherionna for referrals to graduates of trainings she has facilitated or co-facilitated.
To find the course materials once you have registered, please choose this course from My Courses after you log in, then choose Curriculum, which is below the full course description.
£255 payable via PayPal (about $350 USD, $441 CAD, 297 euros
- 12 CLASSES (24 hours of class time)
- Lifetime access to video recordings of each class
- Lifetime access to additional videos and other supplemental learning materials
Sundays, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. UK time
Class 1: 26 Sep 2021
Class 2: 24 Oct 2021
Class 3: 28 Nov 2021
Class 4: 19 Dec 2021
Class 5: 23 Jan 2022
Class 6: 20 Feb 2022
Class 7: 20 Mar 2022
Class 8: 24 Apr 2022
Class 9: 15 May 2022
Class 10: 12 Jun 2022
Class 11: 10 Jul 2022
Class 12: 7 Aug 2022
Each class will cover one or more chapters of the book.
- Chapter 1: Establishing Context: Creating a Field
- Chapter 2:Meeting and Being with Your Early History in Healing Ways
- Chapter 3:Preconception: Journey of Seeking
- Chapter 4: Conception: Fluid and Cosmos Meet
- Chapter 5: Voyage to Implant
- Chapter 6: Implantation: First Touch with Mother
- Chapter 7: Layers of Support
- Chapter 8: Embryological Arising: Direction and Differentiation
- Chapter 9: Folding into Form: Discovery, Ignition and Living From the Heart
- Chapter 10: Nerve, Brain and Consciousness: Awakening Awareness
- Chapter 11: Digesting Experience: Gut Tube, Organs, Microbiomes and Umbilical Connections
- Chapter 12: The Portal of Birth
- Chapter 13: Beyond the Womb: Bonding, Beginnings and Relationship
- Chapter 14: Grace, Peace, and Passing
- Chapter 15: Prenatal and Birth Experience, Shadow and Potential
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- Lectures 5
- Quizzes 0
- Duration Lifetime access
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 40
- Certificate No
- Assessments Yes
Chapter 1: Establishing Context: Creating a Field Chapter 2:Meeting and Being with Your Early History in Healing Ways
• Chapter 3: Preconception: Journey of Seeking