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Book Review by Martha Alejandro-Bird:It’s Never Too Late: Healing Prebirth and Birth at any age by Mia Kalef

Publication Date: 
March, 2019

Is it too late to heal from experiences that were beyond our control? Do we have the ability to facilitate the healing process and thus improve the treatment of our patients? Individuals are significantly affected by experiences especially from pre-birth and birth events, and in Mia Kalef’s book, It’s Never Too Late, understanding and acknowledging those events can guide our efforts toward healing.

The Early Root of Trauma

Publication Date: 
March, 2019

This article discusses the author’s research, the aim of which was to try to establish the actual facts of unconscious memory. The research succeeded in finding that such memories do exist and are the root of a wide variety of mental health problems.

Children's Birth, Womb, Prelife, and Past-Life Memories by OHKADO Masayuki

 The aim of this article is to report the results of an Internet-based survey conducted in Japan concerning the four types of children’s memories: (i) birth memories; (ii) womb memories; (iii) life-between-life or prelife memories (memories before conception); and (iv) past-life memories

Film Review: The Promise: Prenatal Memories of Children

The Promise: Prenatal Memories of Children, a film produced, edited, and directed by Norio Ogikubo. Published 2016. 1 hour, 43 minutes for the full film and 43 minutes for a shorter educational version.

Investigation by Questionnaire Regarding Fetal/Infant Memory in the Womb and/or at Birth by Akira Ikegawa

The purpose of this study is to clarify the possession rate of fetal/infant memory in the womb and/or at birth and to validate its characteristic. A total of 1620 answered questionnaires of the 3601 distributed were returned, giving an overall recovery rate of 45.0%. The possession rates of womb and birth memory were 33.0% and 20.7%, respectively. Parents, too, responded with regard to their own memory from birth, and 1.1% appeared possessing such memory.

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. 

Investigation by Questionnaire Regarding Fetal/Infant Memory in the Womb and/or at Birth

Publication Date: 
December, 2005