The relationship between negative events from conception to birth, and suicide, is explored. From extensive experiential work with clients, based on the work of the British psychiatrist Dr. Frank Lake, the author stresses that something else is going on in every death by suicide, that is not visible. Hidden factors relating to suicide have their roots in the pre- and perinatal period, from as far back as conception to the birth itself. Case studies are included and types of suicide correlated to various pre- and perinatal trauma are discussed.
KEY WORDS: Prenatal and perinatal psychology, suicide, primal roots, pain, cellular memory
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Shirley A. Ward, MEd. DipEd.
Shirley Ward is a Co-Director of Amethyst Resource for Human Development in Killaloe, County Clare, Ireland, where she works as a psychotherapist, lecturer and educator. She is an International Advisor for APPPAH and Vice Chair of the Irish Association for Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy. Correspondence may be sent to Shirley Ward, 'Amethyst', Ballybroghan, Killaloe, Co Clare, Ireland or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the Amethyst website at: www.holistic.ie/amethyst/
JOURNAL OF PRENATAL AND PERINATAL PSYCHOLOGY AND HEALTH publishes research and clinical articles from the cutting edge of the science of prenatal and perinatal psychology and health. The journal, published quarterly since 1986, is dedicated to the in-depth exploration human reproduction and pregnancy and the mental and emotional development of the unborn and newborn child.