Waiting for a Child
The Challenging Way with Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART)
in November & December
November 27, December 4 and 11, 2023
10am - 12pm PDT
About this Workshop Series
Since Louise Brown, conceived by In Vitro Fertilization, was born on the 25th of July 1978 in UK, research and development in Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) have increased in a way that pre- and perinatal psychology is challenged to take care of the matter.
ART is a significant economic sector in our world. The more technology is used, the more we are called upon to focus on the human being and his or her experience.
On the one hand, there are the physical strains to which women and men are exposed. On the other hand, it is important to consider the interventions to which eggs and sperm are exposed. All too easily we overlook the experience of violence in this procedure. Klaus would like to name these interventions, but without getting stuck in the difficult experience. He would like to turn more to the mystery of why a soul chooses this arduous and challenging path into the world. With this, we will touch upon psychological, philosophical, and theological questions.
In this talk, Klaus will try to give an overview of the most important technologies that are available and used today. Based on an example from his practice, he will try to outline essential aspects of a largely technical procreation practice, without going into too many details.
11/20/23: The ART-Children and Their Experiences
Children have to undergo very challenging procedures. I’d like to show practical examples of how children show the transition to life in a therapeutic setting and what they know without ever being asked about it. I want to show the listeners the child's point of view and experience. It is a knowledge that is hidden deep in the cells of
children. They want to be seen and heard in it. There will be time for questions from the audience. I look forward to it.
11/27/23: The ART-Parents, Families and Their Experiences
Parents who have decided to go the way of ART do not really know what they will meet. They know the formal sequences of this kind of conception. Nevertheless they emotionally enter a new territory which they do not know the map of. I would like to address how we support parents. We look at how it affects the couple’s relationship, the relationship to their children.
12/04/23: Therapeutic Challenges and Knowing in Working with ART-Situations
Working with children conceived with ART the therapist is involved in feelings of boundary violation, loneliness, abandonment, and separation to name only the most important ones. The therapist meets many double binds in dealing with ART- issues.
We will look at these challenging factors, especially on the background of transference and countertransference.
* In all classes, we will have enough space and time
for questions from the practice
He works with adults, families, couples, young adults, children and babies.
His extensive training includes integrative body psychotherapy (IBP) (J. L. Rosenberg), integrative couple and family therapy (C.Gammer, M.Kirschenbaum), treating and integrating prenatal and birth trauma with babies and adults (R. Castellino, W. Emerson) and cranio-sacral therapy (J. Lichtenberg).
He has assisted the prenatal and birth foundation training with Ray Castellino in Santa Barbara CA. He is a certified adult group facilitator in processing and integration of pre- and perinatal experiences in the tradition of Ray Castellino. He is cofacilitating the foundation training with Regina Buecher in Germany and Switzerland.
Klaus is married and father of three adult sons. Seven grandchildren are among his closest teachers.
Tara has a Ph.D in prenatal and perinatal psychology from the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute, and has worked at the BEBA clinic since 2001. Currently, she is the director of the BEBA clinic and was the co-director with Ray Castellino until he passed in December 2020. She works as the facilitator at the Ojai BEBA clinic and offers online sessions. She is a certified craniosacral therapist. She is a Certified Womb Surround Process Workshop facilitator through Castellino training. She co-teaches Dr. Castellino’s Foundation Training in Spain and in the US together with Ray Castellino (until he passed) and Mary Jackson. She is the co-director of the non profit organization Global Resource Alliance dedicated to the alleviation of poverty and disease, and supporting communities in the Mara region of Tanzania.
Mary Jackson has been married since 1987, is the mother of 2 children who were born at home, and has been featured in 11 books and 5 movies. Mary has been a home birth Midwife since 1975. She has attended over 2,500 births in the Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Ojai, California areas and is now attending the home births of her second generation of babies. She is a certified Castellino Process Workshop Leader and co-teaches the Castellino Pre and Perinatal Training. In the first year after incorporating these pre and perinatal approaches in her midwifery practice her home to hospital transfer rate went from 20% to 6%. Mary is participating in cutting edge research about imprints that occur around the time of conception, pregnancy and birth and how they affect us throughout the rest of our lives and what it takes to heal from challenges in these experiences. She is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and leads trainings throughout the world.