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This paper focuses on the psychological aspects of prebirth and perinatal memories encoded for full term and premature infants and activated as possible pathology during adult life. It presents a brief recapitulation of the basic hypothesis that not only do human beings inherit the genetic coding of their mother and father, but also the mental and emotional states of their parents in the form of non-conscious emotional reaction patterns from the nine months of gestation including the continuum of the birth itself, as well as adjacent perinatal circumstances. The anxiety and stress of full-term and especially of the premature onset of labor for the mother, as well as the heightened emotional levels of the midwife or delivery team, contribute to the emotional reservoir from which the baby draws and continues reacting to during its growth and development through life. By recognizing the source of this reservoir the patients can stop blaming themselves, parents, governments, and/or God, and willingly take responsibility for their own lives in a personal and forthright way.


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John-Richard & Troye Turner are co-directors of the Institute for Whole-Self Discovery, Inc. They are whole-self therapists, international lecturers, keynote speakers in conferences, and guests on numerous radio and television programs all over the world. JohnRichard is a Vice-Pr