WHEN: 27 October, 19:00-21:00
WHERE: Amsterdam, WG-plein 255 (Instituut voor Interventiekunde)
COSTS: € 35.
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Language of the event will be Hungarian with English translation.
All of us need to develop a basic image of ourselves. Perinatal psychology points out a fundamental misunderstanding about human life: as foetuses and new-borns, our needs are not recognized and we are unaware of the deep impact that these early experiences later on have on our daily adult lives. At the event we will discuss the basic facts and correlations of foetal origin and the perinatal period with psychologist, therapists and mental health professionals.
The core idea of perinatal science is that our life does start at our conception and already our intrauterine experiences have a major effect on how we act, behave and react as embryos, foetuses, new-borns, babies, children and adults.
Based on his pioneer contribution to perinatal science by compiling all available literature and research, Michel Odent claimed that primal health is of basic importance in human life. He uses this term to define how the experiences of the first year after conception include risk factors and preventive possibilities that unfold in the long-term development of the child. The significance of primal health cannot be emphasized enough. Our earliest life experiences create a basic imprinting that often influences our whole lives.
The research of foetal origin has found scientific proof of the major impact that foetal and perinatal experiences have on the development of subsequent health conditions. Severe diseases and intense anxiety may both originate here, while this period may also be related to the development of addictions and criminal tendency.
The concept is accompanied by the term competent foetus, which refers to acknowledging the autonomy of a person, his/her true needs and the significance of the optimal fulfilment of these needs starting from foetal life onwards.
At the event we will introduce and explain these scientific facts and therapeutic experiences and describe the ways helping professionals can improve primal health. Having a psychological theme, we recommend the event to mental health professionals, interested in learning more about the concepts of competent foetus, primal health and foetal origin. As these experiences influence our whole life, familiarity with these questions may bring about a fundamental change of perspective in psychological work.
Kati Orosz (64) is a clinical psychologist, founder president of the Hungarian Transpersonal Psychology Association (1994), founder and manager of the Kheiron Center for Transpersonal Psychology and Education (2003). She is professional manager of the Perinatus Foundation that offers support for expectant couples, mothers and families by perinatal psychotherapy. Based on psychotherapeutic work with adult individuals – with her professional team – they have developed a new methodology for working with birth trauma in psychotherapy. Since 2007 the Perinatus Foundation has collected a lot of experience and evidence about the mental and physical effects of perinatal experiences on our everyday lives.
Kati studied mathematics, physics and pedagogy, and then graduated in psychology (1986). During her qualification training in clinical psychology she learned Jungian psychotherapy, hypnosis and other imaginative techniques. She received training in transpersonal psychotherapy from Dutch, English and American trainers, and has been giving workshops in perinatal psychology internationally. She was board member of the European Transpersonal Psychology Association. She is teaching at several Hungarian universities, and gives lectures at the postgraduate training of Perinatal Counselling.
She has been conducting meditation practice since 1971, she was founder of the Hungarian Thich Nhat Hanh community (2005) with the mentorship of Jan Boswijk. Since 1986 she has been constantly involved in eco-village projects.