I have offices in Santa Rosa and San Rafael, Ca where I enjoy working with the following:
- Babies (born and unborn) using cranial-sacral work combined with prenatal & perinatal psychology (PPN) and developmental attachment.
- Children - prenatal & birth play/family work with the parents present during the session.
- Adults - somatic-emotional work, and healing early imprints. Professional consultations, and intensives of 2+ days.
- Parents - parenting and attachment support, and conscious early parenting (conscious conception and prenatal attachment).
- Couples – re-patterning attachment
I am fully in support of APPPAH students embodying the material they have been learning in the curriculum program, both as a mentor and trainer in the program. Embodiment is a central theme in my work with all ages. Attachment begins long before birth, along with many other important aspects of life. It is crucial for us, as educators and practitioners, to be embodied in the company of this early material so we can be fully present and regulated, and provide stability for others who are learning from us, or healing in our presence.
I came to PPN through my own prenatal trauma; at 5 weeks in-utero my mother attempted an abortion. She was unmarried and Catholic at a time in Wales, UK when abortion was illegal. This life threatening prenatal imprinting has profoundly affected my life on all levels, and guided me into this wonderful field of work for knowledge, understanding, and my own healing.
At the age of 23 I had a spontaneous flashback to the womb, and received the deep truth that every aspect of my life was profoundly affected by my prenatal trauma. I immediately began my quest for healing and knowledge, but it was 9 years later before I was able to find someone who knew anything about PPN, so I spent a lot of time alone with my trauma before I got the help I needed.
In 1989 I met my first teacher, William Emerson, at a workshop he was running in England. Many years later at the age of 40 I was able to come to the U.S.A. and train with William for many years. Then I took Ray Castellino’s training and enjoyed participating at his B.E.B.A. clinic in Santa Barbara, and assisting him in classes and womb surround process workshops. I am blessed to have healed and integrated my prenatal life threat imprints, so that I no longer have to live in terror for my life. I strongly advocate for the creation of optimal early environments for little one’s. I have been deeply affected and compromised by my early trauma; prevention is always the best and preferable option.
Blessings, Karen Melton | firstname.lastname@example.org | 707 829 1764