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The Behavior of the Human Fetus

Behavioral abilities of the fetus set up fundamental patterns that can be observed after birth and into adulthood. The diagnosis of certain abnormalities in the fetus' behavior offers the opportunity for treatment.

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Thu, 02/22/2007 - 20:15 to 21:15
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The Functional Medicine Approach: A Patient-Centered Practice

Dr. Hays, an obstetrician of long experience, describes a “patient-centered” (not disease-centered) practice for the healing of body, mind, and spirit.

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Fri, 02/23/2007 - 19:30 to 20:30
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Talking to Babies

In a Parisian maternity hospital, this psychoanalyst helps newborns in crisis by setting up an insightful dialog with parents and babies. RECORDING NOTE: The first few minutes of guitar music is followed by the presentation.

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Fri, 02/23/2007 - 09:00 to 10:00
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Music is Medicine for the Heart and Soul: Using Music to Cultivate “Presence” Throughout the Parenting Journey

Research has shown that of all our senses, hearing is the first to arrive - in utero at 24 weeks - and the last to go before we take our last breath. This suggests a foundational role that music can play to strengthen a vital aspect of our essential healing nature that is often referred to as presence. Music can be intentionally utilized for the full spectrum of the parenting journey – from conception all the way through the bonding process and beyond.
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Fri, 11/15/2013 - 09:45 to 10:45
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Aligning Our Multidimensional Wholeness and Awakening our Human Experience within Its Embrace: Babies, Families and All of Us

We are at a fundamental tipping point in western culture. Our understandings of who babies are, what they are capable of, what they need, and what is happening during their time in the womb, birth and newborn period are in the midst of quantum change. The 20th century Newtonian worldview that considered our core nature to be biological is expanding into 21st century multidimensional consciousness-based worldviews. Our consciousness-based holistic, integrated, and integral lens guide us in new possibilities for health and healing and expand what it means to be human.

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Fri, 11/15/2013 - 08:30 to 09:30
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Birth Story Medicine®

Through careful observation over twenty years, Pam England noticed that the way a mother or father thinks and talks about their experience of giving birth (or witnessing a birth) goes through a fairly predictable evolution as the storyteller seeks meaning and resolution. Immediately after childbirth, a mother typically feels grateful and accepts what happened. However, weeks, months or even years later, she may find that doubts and negative feelings erupt. This begins her journey “home” through the Nine Birth Story Gates.

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Sat, 11/16/2013 - 08:30 to 09:30
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How Birth Influences Behavior: Working with the Earliest Brain States and Cellular Repair

Annie Brook shares her 30+years of clinical experience working with infants through adults and how creatively meeting the stories of prenatal and birth events bring effective results. She will share case studies, somatic explorations, and her work with early shock and brain state repair. Annie works in a family model, looking at generational impressions as well as current events, and teaches parents to clear their shock as they help their child.

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Sat, 11/16/2013 - 09:45 to 10:45
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Interactive Panel

Interactive Panel: Speakers from the morning will be answering questions

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Sat, 11/17/2012 - 11:45 to 13:00
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Keynote: Implications of the Prenatal and Perinatal Period for Psychology: Insights from Research of Non-Ordinary States of Consciousness

This slide-illustrated lecture will explore the observations from the research of non-ordinary states of consciousness indicating that the quality of prenatal life, the nature of biological birth, and the experiences of the newborn immediately after birth have profound influence on later psychological development, emotional and psychosomatic health, interpersonal relations, and behavior. We will discuss the implications of these findings for the theory and practice of psychiatry, psychology, and psychotherapy, and their relevance for obstetrics and pediatrics.

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Sat, 11/17/2012 - 10:30 to 11:30
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Keynote: Hunger for the Absent Parent

Increasingly, children are reared in families, which bear little or no resemblance to the so-called nuclear family of old. A rising number of children live now with gay parents of one sex or were conceived by IVF, or donor insemination, or adoption, or a combination of the preceding. We want to explore the intrapsychic impact on these children of the absent parent.

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Sat, 11/17/2012 - 09:15 to 10:15
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