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Special Womb Surround to Heal Ancestral Patterns with Kate White and Elsa Asher
March 5 @ 9:00 AM - March 8 @ 5:00 PM
Special Womb Surround to Heal Ancestral Patterns
with Kate White and Elsa Asher
March 5 – 8, 2020
Bridge Between the Worlds Retreat Center
This is a small group workshop is based on the work of Ray Castellino, DC (retired), RPP, RCST®. Castellino is a master of sensing into the patterns that can arise from difficulties from the prenatal and perinatal period. He developed a training for a specific form where professionals could learn about the many patterns that can be generally associated with historical trauma, conception, prenatally, birth and attachment in the postpartum period. His observations, somatic skills, and passion for healing early overwhelming events in the nervous system of the families he was seeing came about after he started treating babies. Seeing how families’ experiences affected the baby, he began to work with small groups to create a therapy that would help the whole family. The training he still offers creates practitioners in this field. This small group workshop is the product of the training and form he developed. It is ideal for creating a safe container and experiential exploring prenatal and perinatal somatic patterns and your own early history, especially finding places where there is coherency, or health in the nervous system. Using your adult presence, the group consciously creates the blueprint in human development, one of flow, connection, and safety. We offer:
- Whole body learning
- Experiential interpersonal neurobiology
- Embodiment practices to access blueprint in the body
- Tools to improve your educational efforts in prenatal and perinatal somatic health
- Didactic debriefing for each pattern for integration and understanding
- Further resources for learning provided upon request
Fee for this workshop is $725, due one month before the surround, by February 5, 2020
To Register: Pay a fee of $150 to hold your spot, remainder of the fee is due by February 5. You can also pay in full. A complete form will need to be filled out and emailed/mailed to Kate at 658 Tyree Lane, Charlottesville, VA. Checks can also be mailed there, made out to CPPP.
Location: Bridge Between the Worlds, 2395 Paddock Wood Road Keswick, Virginia 22947
Hours: 10 am start February 28, end by 5 pm March 1, 2020
For more information contact Kate White, 434-996-2002, email@example.com
About the Early Period and Small Group Learning: The foundation of the Womb Surround Process Group is that whatever happens for the developing baby inside the mother is influenced by what went on around him or her as well has what organically arises in the womb. There are many examples of how this can show up in an adult, including
- Our ancestral influences
- How we are conceived, and into what time, place or feeling state in our parents
- In utero development, including the events, feelings and emotions of the family around the developing baby
- Birth process
- Postpartum events, especially separations
- Attachment patterns
A small group of people comes together for each workshop and forms a “surround,” or a container for the person who wants to explore their history and repattern overwhelming events that have left an imprint that is still causing difficulty today. Autonomic nervous system patterns are taught and discussed, then practiced. Overhwhelming imprint patterns can look like:
- Not feeling fully alive
- Difficulty with intimate relationships
- Deep feelings of ambivalence toward life
- Chronic pain or health conditions
- Patterns that often show up that talk therapy can’t seem to change
- Feeling held in chronic double binds, or feeling like there is no way out
These patterns are somatic, or held in the body, and implicit, or held in an unconscious way. We can often still feel these patterns when something in present time triggers this deeply held body memory that is often coupled with overwhelming feelings, such as panic, anxiety, rage, dissociation and more. The facilitator employs very specific principles and a form that allows individuals to drop into these early patterns and repattern, with the consciousness of the group mind. The pace is slow, and the process pendulates between the present and the wellspring of coherency he or she first establishes, and the history that is overwhelming in small, digestible pieces. Then, the facilitator debriefs the session later so that the person taking a turn and the group can learn more about the pattern. It is an excellent way to learn as well as heal.
These small groups offer an epigenetic form of healing while learning. We now know that an environment around a cell can influence whether or not genes are turned off or on. In a sense, working with positive, slow group energy, the issue at hand can be shifted with this experience. Participants report greater clarity, better health, great insights, and positive connections with others. It is also an opportunity to learn about helpful patterns around many of the issues of being human. Teaching supports understanding our interpersonal neurobiology and how our younger selves made sense of our lives by bringing these patterns to consciousness. It is great for parents as well as other curious adults, and for couples wanting to conceive.
This workshop is co-facilitated by Kate White and Elsa Asher (see elsaasher.com). Elsa has special training in understanding the health and connections from ancestors. Carrying ancestral trauma is very common, and it often plays a role in how we see ourselves and our world. Come and work on your patterns and gain greater health today.
The Center for Pre- and Perinatal Programs
103 Caty Lane
- March 5 @ 9:00 AM
- March 8 @ 5:00 PM