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The Pre- and Perinatal Development of a Sense of Self

Under consideration are the remembrances of several pre- and perinatal experiences by Jessica (pseudonym), during the course of her therapy as an adult. While these events are significant in their own right in terms of their specific effect on her developing humanness, their combined effect constituted a continual assault on her developing sense of a self, and which eventually resulted in a dissociation that caused her to not experience herself as a needing, wanting person; or in her words, as not having a me.

Sharing Space: This Is My Story

Publication Date: 
September, 2018

The following narrative is based on notes from a personal meeting between the editor, Jeane Rhodes, and Josep Font in June, 2018. Mr. Font had contacted Thomas Verny after reading his book, The Secret Life of the Unborn Child, requesting an in-person meeting to relate his experience of having lived with intense memories of his gestation and birth experience throughout most of his life.

 

Birth Imagery in Sandplay©

Publication Date: 
September, 2018

From JOPPPAH 21(1), Fall, 2006, this article, after introducing the sandplay© method developed by Dora Kalff, explores the images seen in the work of sandplay© clients that may depict birth and/or prenatal experiences. 

Film Review by Yuko Igarashi: The Promise: Prenatal Memories of Children

Publication Date: 
March, 2018

Yuko Igarashi reviews The Promise:  Prenatal Memories of Children, a film produced, edited, and directed by Norio Ogikubo. Published 2016.