I told my mother when I was two and a half I was going to be a nurse and never wavered from that path, even then I knew people needed looking after, myself included. I enjoyed nursing and worked in the emergency room for thirteen years but your heart pays a price each time someone dies, you realize another person has been harmed by another, that a person’s addiction is leading them to death and that our health system rarely cures anyone. So I decided to change direction and went to University to study psychology. It was interesting but too removed from relating to people so I changed track and trained as a Transpersonal Psychotherapist, became a mother, trained as an Active Birth Teacher, a Baby Massage Therapist, a Pre and Post-natal yoga teacher, a reflexologist, a spiritual healer but it was only when I heard about pre and peri-natal psychology that everything clicked together.
If I could I would have been on the first flight to California to train, but two young children and limited finances made that impossible. I read everything available, became a member of APPPAH, attended every workshop relating to pre and perinatal psychology that I could find in the UK and worked with Kitty and Dr Yehudi Gordon for seven years in a parenting team named Babies Know, found a psychotherapist who was accustomed to working with inter uterine and early life material and flourished.
The opportunity to study with APPPAH and formalize my training has been a gift, the course consolidated my knowledge, introduced me to some new names in the field and a world of other interested people who constantly feed me with new information, beautiful films and images. I love being able to watch and listen to the likes of Ashley Montagu and Joseph Chilton Pearce as often as I like, and now being able to access all the additional resources through Touch the Future is like Christmas morning on repeat.
Completing the course has given me the confidence to begin to teach others about what I have learnt over the past decade, I did my first one day workshop for fellow psychotherapists on June 20th called “Aspects of cosmology, mind, phenomenology, memory, self and epigenetics explored in the womb”, which was well attended and received. I watched the audience relax as their hearts respond to the information and they realign with what they remember. I have been teaching with a colleague, Jenny Peters, within the Early Years Services and the National Health Service and the staff love learning about babies. My practise is flourishing, families are flourishing and so am I, thank you very much for making this course available to us wherever we live.
You can see more about Helen at: http://www.helenbiscoe-taylor.com/