Somatic Exercises to Support Babies and Soothe Adults – Prenatally and After
This presentation will be mostly experiential. The intention is to enhance the experience of the adult with sensory/somatic/proprioceptive explorations and to assist him/her to get closer to and understand what the infant’s experience could be, therefore being able to support more fully the child’s need for clear and safe experiences of sound, rhythm, movement, breath, touch, relationship, etc. — both in utero and after birth as the child enters and takes his/her place in the world that we live in.
We will focus on how we can share the awareness of these experiences and help others learn more about how to support safety and security in utero and continue into childhood. We can lay the ground for this by helping adults learn and experience what there is for us to feel, and how to interpret, share it, and pass it on.
Judyth O. Weaver, PhD
Judyth O. Weaver, PhD is a multifaceted teacher/counselor, incorporating extensive training in diverse areas. She began her studies in Pre and Perinatal Therapy with William Emerson, and continued with Ray Castellino and is certified to conduct his Womb Surround Process Workshops. She holds a Ph.D. in Reichian Psychology and was co-founder of the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute and founding chair of its Ph.D. Program in Somatic Psychology. She taught at the California Institute of Integral Studies for 25 years as well as being founding faculty at Naropa Institute, creating its T’ai Chi Ch’uan program. She is certified in Reichian Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, massage, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, and Pre- and Perinatal Therapy. She is a senior teacher of T’ai Chi Ch’uan, Sensory Awareness and Rosen Method. She maintains a private practice in Seattle, Washington and on Cortes Island, B.C., Canada and has taught in Russia, India, Mexico, Japan, Taiwan and throughout Europe.