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Language of the event will be Hungarian with English translation.
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Active Health Center, Amsterdam
For: Perinatal Psychology workshop
IBAN: NL70 INGB 0005 3641 21
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Complete weekend (Friday 20:00 till Sunday 18:00): € 185
1 day (Sat or Sun 10:00-18:00): € 90
Friday evening introductory talk (20:00-22:00): € 25
1 morning interactive talk (Sat and/or Sun 10:00-13:00): € 45
*all prices incl. BTW
FRIDAY 24 October 20:00-22:00 — Introductory talk
Psychology of giving birth and getting born (pre- and perinatal psychology)
SATURDAY 25 October 10:00-18:00 — For professionals and for expectant and new mothers, fathers
Morning 10:00-13:00: theory & discussion — Experiences of the fetus and the baby during pregnancy and birth
- Competent fetus
- Parallel phases of giving birth & getting born – experiences of mother and fetus
- Early bonding
- Primal Health
Afternoon 14:00-18:00: workshop
Story of the fetal life – Imagination exercise
This exercise helps us understand how to support the mother and the fetus to prepare for and to process the experience and/or trauma of birth. It will also help us understand how our early bonding influences the relationships and attachments in our adult lives.
SUNDAY 26 October 10:00-18:00 — For professionals and anyone interested
Morning 10:00-13:00: theory & discussion — Foetal origin
- The Foetal Origin Hypothesis
- Pre- and perinatal traumas
- Risk factors and preventive methods of primal health
Afternoon 14:00-18:00: workshop
The way of change – Bodywork exercise
This exercise helps us to recall our experiences of the birth, making space for change in our everyday lives.
All of us need to develop a basic image of ourselves. Perinatal psychology points out a fundamental misunderstanding about human life: as foetuses and newborns, 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. The event will introduce these basic facts and correlations to professionals, although it might provide valuable information regarding one’s private life as well. Going through our lives, we pose several questions to ourselves, like “Why am I like this?” and “How could I change?” The issues discussed at our workshop reveal the path that moves the process of self-discovery forward and prepares us for changes.
The core idea of perinatal science is that our life forms one continuity from conception onwards and already our intrauterine experiences have a major effect on how we act, behave and react as embryos, foetuses, newborns, 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.
Our workshop will introduce and explain these scientific facts and therapeutic experiences complemented by possibilities how helping professionals can improve primal health and support labouring mothers and babies getting born. We will also discuss the possibilities how an optimal development of the mother-baby relationship can be supported. Undisturbed birth, healthy bonding with the mother, respecting the baby’s autonomy and processing the birth experience are fundamental factors that improve our chances in life.
We recommend the event to everyone interested in learning more about the concepts of competent foetus, primal health and foetal origin. Having a psychological theme, our workshop might provide valuable information to both professional and student midwives, all birth professionals as well as coaches, counsellors and psychologists. As these experiences influence our whole life, familiarity with these questions may bring about a fundamental change of perspective in psychological work and birth support.
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.