Why Do We Need Birth Psychology Education?
The pre- and perinatal period includes the time before conception, pregnancy, birth and the first year of life. Many aspects of health come into play. Recent findings in cell biology, neuroscience and epigenetics emphasize that we are influenced by our ancestors'' experiences, our mother's experience when we were in utero, and our birth, bonding and attachment with our caregivers. These early and ancestral experiences can influence our genetic code and create implicit memories that in turn, influence our perceptions and experiences today.
APPPAH has developed an educational program that supports professionals in many different fields with 11 modules that represent our competencies. These include epigenetics, neuroscience, psychological theories from our unique perspective, bonding, how the womb is a learning environment, the importance of the baby's experiences of pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding, a long ranging implications of this early period.
Our educational program seeks to improve human health from the very start. Join our community! And thank you for participating in Birth Psychology Month this March 2016!
Our Special Events:
March 2 at 9 p.m. EST. Free Teleconference on Birth Psychology: The What, The Why, The How, with Dennis Hertenstein, APPPAH's Vice President. REGISTER HERE.
March 7 at 12 Noon EST. Free Tour of the APPPAH Classroom and Q and A with Kate White, Director of Education. REGISTER HERE.
March 14 at 12 Noon EST. Monday LIVE! Supported Attachment with Mary Jackson, RN, CPM, RCST®. Free to Members. REGISTER HERE.
March 16 at 12 Noon EST. PPNE Somatics Lecture: Using "The Principles" to Create Safety and Connection When Teaching PPN with Chanti Smith. CPM, LM, SEP. Free to Members. REGISTER HERE.
March 21 at 12 Noon EST. Monday LIVE! Why Can't Our Babies Breastfeed? With Alison Hazelbaker. Free to Members. REGISTER HERE.
March 26. Look for a Voices of APPPAH interview with Raylene Phillips, PhD, on APPPAH's YouTube Channel here.
March 28 at 12 Noon EST. Monday LIVE! PPN Somatic Tools: Using Your Own Story As A Tool in PPN Education. Free to Members. REGISTER HERE.