Twenty years ago I heard about “exploring your birth in the context of a process workshop” and my first thought was “there’s no way I would want to do that”… I was surprised. The truth is I didn’t know anything about my birth and my mom died when I was 11 years old. Why did I have such a resistance to exploring my birth? This reaction intrigued me and a few weeks later I was taking my first process workshop in England with Dr. Ray Castellino. That workshop changed my life, and opened a door to a field of exploration in which I am now deeply immersed.
I was living in Barcelona at that time practicing as a psychologist, a yoga teacher and a cranio sacral therapist.
Little did I know that my passion and interest would bring me to California to train with Ray Castellino at the BEBA clinic (Building and Enhancing Bonding and Attachment) working with families and to get my Ph.D. at Santa Barbara Graduate Institute in the field of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology.
Nowadays, my life is surrounded by the PPN world. I support people to get in touch with their early imprints and finding ways to integrate their early experiences so that they can live more fulfilling lives. I love supporting families at the Beba clinic in Ojai and Santa Barbara, working with babies and children of all ages to resolve their prenatal, birth and early trauma as well as supporting families to connect and thrive together.
I co-direct the BEBA clinic with Ray Castellino and providing services to families that benefit from what we offer.
I love facilitating small groups of people at womb surround process workshops.
I love my 10 month old granddaughter, Maggie.
I love the opportunity of working with orphans in Tanzania. I recently worked as a craniosacral therapist to support to 20 month old Prosper in Tanzania: a child with mental retardation probably caused by an incident of severe malaria her mother had during pregnancy.
I love training others about this field and facilitating classes in Spain and in the USA with my dear colleagues Ray Castellino and Mary Jackson.
I love supporting people to find meaning in their lives, going into the causal world of the lessons to be learned and the growth in consciousness underneath every experience life presents. I love to do that in my own life. When I’m able to gain perspective from the daily life and routine and connect with the essence of my being, with my soul, I know I am fulfilling my purpose.
In following my passion and my need to integrate my life experience, to understand myself as a conscious being from from every conception on, I have discovered the world of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology. This world has facilitated a bridge in me between spirituality and psychology. This is a very necessary bridge in our world today.
I believe in the years to come we will see a world where every baby is received as a conscious, sentient being into life; where adults are able to slow down and connect with babies and children; where all children are treated with respect and have caring parents and adults that nurture them and help them reach their full potential. I’m committed to do my part to help precipitate that world.
Tara Blasco, Ph.D., RCST®Tara has a Ph.D in prenatal and perinatal psychology from the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute, and has worked at the BEBA clinic since 2001. Currently she is the co-director of the Beba clinic together with Ray Castellino and works as a facilitator at the Santa Barbara and Ojai BEBA clinics. She is a certified craniosacral therapist. She is a Certified Womb Surround Process Workshop facilitator through Castellino training. She co-teaches Dr. Castellino’s Foundation Training in Spain and in the US together with Ray Castellino and Mary Jackson. She is the co-director of the non profit organization Global Resource Alliance dedicated to the alleviation of poverty and disease, and supporting communities in the Mara region of Tanzania.