Please join us for our May 2017 Monday LIVE Lecture Series.  A full 2017 listing is also below, along with registration instructions.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Upcoming May Series

May 1, 2017: Tour of the Birth Psychology Classroom and Q & A, 1 hour. 
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Take a visual tour of the APPPAH Classroom and ask questions; get technical issues resolved. Find out what is NEW!
May 8, 2017: Please register for Distinguishing between Shock and Trauma in Birth Psychology, a special talk by William Emerson at 9 am PST, noon EST, 4 pm GMT.
William Emerson, PhD, is a pioneering psychology professional who helped build the foundation of knowledge for prenatal and perinatal psychology and health.  In this lecture, he will describe two different states he identified when working with overwhelming birth: shock and trauma. If shock occurs during birth, and there is no time to bond afterward,then babies are attach disordered.  Shock techniques can reverse this process within the first six months after birth, and save decades of poor physical health and psychological suffering.  Please come hear the words of wisdom of this early prenatal and perinatal pioneer.
May 15, 2017: Please register for The Sacred Hour: Uninterrupted Skin to Skin Immediately After Birth with Raylene Phillips at 9 am PST, noon EST, 4 pm GMT.
How a baby is welcomed into the world matters! Healthy newborn infants belong with their mothers. Being skin to skin with mother supports physiologic stability during the transition to life outside the womb. Mother's chest is where newborns feel most safe and secure and where babies instinctively find the breast, without assistance, for their first breastfeeding. Separation from mother induces high levels of stress in the newborn with both short- and long-term consequences.   In this presentation we will discuss the evidence from research and experience about the importance of avoiding separation of mothers and newborns.  We will also discuss practical ways to achieve uninterrupted skin-to-skin contact between stable newborns and mothers immediately after both vaginal and cesarean births.
May 22, 2017:  Please register for Breastfeeding Makes All the Difference: Breastfeeding's Role in Overcoming Adversity with Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, a Monday LIVE lecture, 9 am PST, noon EST, 4 pm GMT.
We do not live in a perfect world. Many new mothers have experienced abuse and adversity as children. They often wonder whether they will perpetuate the cycle of violence that they have experienced. They may also have a history of depression and wonder whether this has harmed their children. Fortunately, we can offer new mothers hope. Recent studies have found that breastfeeding helps mothers mother—even when there is a history of abuse. It not about the milk; it’s the physical act of breastfeeding. Breastfeeding improves maternal sleep, lowers the risk of depression, lessens anger and irritability, and even attenuates the negative effects of past sexual assault. Breastfeeding offers mothers a chance to do things differently—to be a different kind of parent. When it comes to overcoming adversity, breastfeeding makes all the difference.
May 29, 2017:  Please register for BondingAttachment and the Neonate with Kelduyn Garland, a Monday LIVE lecture, 9 am PST, noon EST, 4 pm GMT.
The resurgence of interest in the interrelationship and interdependence between physiological and psychological aspects of being human (i.e., in holistic health) and concern regarding BondingAttachment issues and dynamics is discussed in terms of the quality of care given to newborns and the impact this care has on their ability to develop healthy attachments and personalities. These issues are addressed in relation to how newborns are physically handled at birth and the impact that this has on their physical and psychological well-being. Focus is on how the obstetrical and postpartum procedures affect the connective tissues that have been found to be not only physiological in substance but also psychological in nature. 

Cost for Full Monday Live Series (Now included with the PPNE Program)
$129 Members
$149 Non-members
Regular cost for one Monday Live lecture:

2017 Schedule

January:  Psychological Theories

  • 2: Tour of the Classroom and Technical Questions
  • 9: Toward a Unified Theory of Memory with Thomas Verny, MD
  • 16: Psychotherapy with Infants with William Emerson. PhD
  • 23: Welcoming Consciousness: Principles, Questions, Answers with Wendy Anne McCarty, PhD

February:  PPN and Culture

  • 6: Tour of the Classroom and Technical Questions
  • 13: PPN and Gender with Chanti Smith, CPM, SEP and Elsa Asher, MS, CD(DONA)
  • 20: Making In Utero with Kathleen Gyllenhaal
  • 27: Accessing the Right Side of the Brain and Birth with Sandra Bardsley

March: Prenatal Learning, Bonding ~ Attachment

  • 6: Tour of the Classroom and Technical Questions
  • 13: Kate White, Prenatal Bonding/Conscious Pregnancy
  • 20:  Chris McKee, The Importance of Fathers and Father-Baby Bonding
  • 27:  Myrna Martin on Major Prenatal Influences on Bonding and Attachment 

April:  Labor and Delivery: Birth

  • 3: Tour of the Classroom and Technical Questions
  • 10:  About Connections, Consciously Preparing for Birth with Ray Castellino and Mary Jackson 
  • 17: Penny Simkin: If Birth Is Traumatic
  • 24: Understanding the Birth Sequence as an Imprint, Kate White

May:  Supported Attachment and Breastfeeding

June:  Parenting Styles

  • 5: Tour of the Classroom and Technical Questions
  • 12:  Rebecca Thompson-Hitt on Consciously Parenting
  • 19: Stephanie Dueger on Attachment and Bonding: Zero to Three
  • 26: Karen Melton: The Soul and Spirituality of SPPP

July:  Implications and Inspiration

  • 3: Tour of the Classroom and Technical Questions
  • 10:  Jennie Jospeh and the JJ Way
  • 17:  TBA
  • 24:  Leanne Brock on Historical Trauma and It's Impact on Breastfeeding
  • 31:  Mia Kalef speaking about Healing Pre-Birth and Birth: Restoring Health at Any Age

Description of Monday Live Calls*
The PPNE program invites students to participate in four live calls on a monthly basis, ocurring each Monday at 9 am PT, noon ET, 4 pm GMT.  These calls will be with a live facilitator, mostly the Director of Education and guests.
  • First Monday:  Orientation, technical questions, program functions, module and quiz issues.  Answering questions such as how does this work anyway?
  • Second and Third Mondays:  Content on the Module of the Month, powerpoints, guest speakers, content oriented question and answer
  • Fourth Monday:  Process oriented questions, student check in, embodiment practices, student presentations.
  • If there is a Fifth Monday in the month, we pause and relax.

Regular Cost for Full Monday Live Series (Included with the PPNE Program after July 2015)

  • $129 Members
  • $149 Non-members

Regular cost for one Monday Live lecture:

  • $19

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