Rose is a Registered Nurse and a Registered Psychologist (Clinical) living in Hong Kong. She currently works in a non-governmental agency with people who have suffered physical and mental disabilities, including stroke, traumatic brain injuries and mental retardation.
Rose expressed that she has been searching for what and how to set people free physiologically, psychologically, emotionally and spiritually. She has been studying Somatic Experiencing and is always looking for opportunities to learn more. Her most recent endeavor was a 3-day experiential workshop about Pre and Perinatal Psychology in Hong Kong which was very transformative. Rose was so surprised to learn that early life impacts are profound and lifelong. Through the sharing from her classmates and her own personal experiences, she learned about real life impacts of C-sections on both the mother and baby, and umbilical cord being wrapped around the neck. Those impacts are still being experienced into adulthood and it has really compelled her to learn more.
After that workshop in March, she began to search the internet for additional courses and found APPPAH’s PPNE certificate program and enrolled as our 200th student. She feels so much gratitude to learn more, especially to be able to study from home. She plans to use the PPNE program as a part of her path of self-discovery so she can learn more about her own early experiences and their influence. She expressed that the PPNE program has certainly broadened her horizons about birth and birth trauma. Essentially, this is a spiritual journey for her.
Rose wants to add this information to her clinical experience, studying the impact of early life, pregnancy or birth trauma and the disorders that show up later in life. She recognizes that some people may not recall any birth history cognitively, but those birth memories are stored in the body unconsciously and permanently. After integrated with those lost memories, the insight becomes apparent. The good news is we can retrieve them when we are ready.
Additionally, she would like to share what she has learned from the PPNE program with the midwives when she teaches a Master course in Obstetrics and Midwifery Care. The baby’s experience begins at conception and what the midwives are doing with mothers, fathers, and babies is significant. Finally, she realizes that there is much work to be done, but she’s going to keep doing what she can in her community to make a different.