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Our earliest experiences in life can be seen and felt in our bodies our whole lives. 

If we have experienced traumas during this early time, it is important to address them and how they have impacted us. Come join us and deepen your skills and understanding of how to be with these early experiences and some of the interventions that are often used.
* All of our online courses and workshops will be recorded, and the replays of each class will be available to those who are enrolled.

The Teachings of Ray Castellino
Series 2

Improving PPN Somatic Skills When Working with Intervention Imprints

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A 5-part series

a series designed by Ray Castellino
taught by some of his Senior Teachers

Regina Bücher
Alison Greene-Barton
Mary Jackson
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5 Tuesdays in April

April 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30

10am - 12pm PDT
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About this Workshop Series

In Series One, Ray Castellino introduced us to ways we can drop into early implicit memories with ease. The skills he presented support the practitioner to be resourced and in the present when working with PPN somatic memories. 

In Series Two, we will introduce:

  • Skills of Presence, Movement, and Leading Edge Review, with Regina Bücher

  • Dynamic Creative Opposition and Dynamic Squeeze, with Alison Greene-Barton

  • Working with Birth Dynamics: The Baby's Experience of Physiological Birth, with Mary Jackson

  • Working with PPN Substance Imprints: Pharmaceutical, Recreational, and Controlled Substances, with Tara Blasco

  • Working with the Dynamics of Birth Styles: Forceps, C-section, and Vacuum Assist, with Mary Jackson and Tara Blasco

Come and delve deeper into understanding Pre- and Perinatal somatic experiences and how to recognize and be with them!

This course is for educational purposes only, and is not to be used in place of a practitioner training.
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Please note:

It is suggested that you take Series One before taking this Series Two.

The skills that are offered in the first series are foundational and will help with the elements that will be covered during this second series.

If you have not already taken the first series, either with us or at Prenatal and Perinatal Healing Online Learning Center, you may purchase both as a bundle here.

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 More information about What this series offers

Skills of Presence, Movement, and Leading Edge Review

~ Regina Bücher ~

In this first class of the second series, Regina will review the skills of presence needed to begin the drop into early implicit memory as well as connect with the underlying health in our system, the somatic blueprint. In our core we are healthy and wise beings. Our earliest experiences can take powerful hold on our autonomic nervous system and put like a veil over the perception of our inner health and wisdom.

Skills of presence remind us to be in our present age and to look with our adult eyes. We can shift and  integrate our earliest experience in life only when we have our adult consciousness on board. We will also review the ways we can see our story through movement and gestures. Finally, Regina will review the Leading Edge, which is a crucial skill for understanding how to work with PPN implicit memories.

Dynamic Creative Opposition and Dynamic Squeeze

~ Alison Greene-Barton ~

The prenatal and perinatal somatic toolkit benefits greatly from the two skills of Dynamic Creative Opposition and Dynamic Squeeze, especially when dealing with birth imprints.

Dynamic Creative Opposition allows the practitioner to help build energetic potency in the nervous system and a felt sense in the body. It helps slow down autonomic firing so that the person you work with can stay more present, gain more capacity to work with internal states connected to overwhelming imprints and feel more empowered in their bodies.

Dynamic Squeeze is a must-have tool when working with freeze and shutdown states, especially those connected to the prenatal and perinatal times. Alison will present how we can work with these dynamic tools at different prenatal and perinatal layers of experience. This class will introduce these tools and the conditions  under which they should be used.

Working with Birth Dynamics: The Baby's Experience of Physiological Birth

~ Mary Jackson ~

Pioneers in prenatal and perinatal somatic practice established that we come into contact with our mother's body in a variety of ways before, during and after birth. The way we "dance" in the maternal pelvis as we are born may leave its process still alive in our bodies our whole lives. Every one of us has been born.

In this class, Mary will detail some of the ways babies initiate contact with, encounter, move through and leave the maternal pelvis. We encountered the pattern first in Series One, remembering that there is a sequence that we go through that is connected to birth: The Before, the Beginning, the Middle, the End, and the After. This class will drop into a deeper layer, revealing how babies come into contact with their mother's low back, pelvic inlet, mid pelvis and the outlet. It can be complex.

Babies are more than a passenger in pregnancy. They participate in birth. Once you see how birth impacts us all, you can't unsee it!

Working with PPN Substance Imprints: Pharmaceutical, Recreational, and Controlled Substances

~ Tara Blasco ~

A baby's body is incredibly sensitive to chemical imprints such as alcohol, caffeine, opioids, amphetamines, anesthesia, nicotine, prescription and over the counter drugs. Babies are also sensitive to pollution and stress hormones.

In this class, Tara will review the impact of chemicals on our earliest life experiences. Tara will review some o the ways that a PPN Somatic approach applies the bodywork that can support and flush these substances out of the body.

Working with the Dynamics of Birth Styles: Forceps, C-section and Vacuum Assist

~ Mary Jackson and Tara Blasco ~

Many babies are born with the use of birth interventions such as forceps, C-Section and vacuum assist. While we are very grateful for interventions that help mothers and babies when they need it, birth interventions have an impact and are often overused.

This class will show the impact of these three types of birth interventions on mothers and babies. We will share our PPN Somatic skills that help support the healing of trauma caused by birth interventions.

Mary and Tara will tell stories from their years of practice and training, and provide information and practices to professionals to help support clients with adverse experiences during birth from mechanical and surgical interventions.


Regina Bücher

Regina Bücher Dipl.Heilpaed.(FH) is a "healing paedagogue" (Heilpaedagogin) who works with families with babies and kids in any age. She also works with adults in womb surround workshops. Regina did the foundation training with Ray Castellino and assisted it twice. She also did a Biodynamic Craniosacral training with Franklyn Sills and a Polarity training with Michael Schubert.

Regina is a certified womb surround facilitator and currently co-teaching a Prenatal and Birth Training with Klaus Kaeppeli that follows the curricullum of Ray Castellino. Regina has a huge trust in the wisdom of each individual´s inner knowing. Her passion is for each person and for each member of the family to grow as much as possible into their full potential and also for the whole family to grow into healthy and safe relationships and connections.
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Alison Greene-Barton

Alison is a pre and perinatal somatic therapist who has worked with families, couples, babies, children, and individuals for the past 28 years. She specializes in the healing of early wounding and trauma from conception through adulthood. Alison has worked with families at the BEBA Clinic (Birthing, Enhancing, Bonding and Attachment) in California and online for ten years. She has worked closely with Ray Castellino and co-facilitated family sessions and womb-surround workshops for several years. 

Alison is certified as a Craniosacral Therapist, and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, and she holds certifications in Pathwork, Body into Being, Energy Healing, and Shamanism. Alison is an experienced Facilitator of Womb Surround Process Workshops and has been involved in the Castellino approach for 23 years. 

Alison has created Pathwork (Spiritual/Psychology) training programs, somatic pre and perinatal workshops, and parenting classes incorporating the Castellino somatic pre and perinatal approach. She has implemented these programs internationally in Japan, Israel, Brazil, and North America. She currently lives in Amherst, MA.

Alison currently lives in Amherst, MA, with her son, Rohan.

Tara Blasco

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.
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Mary Jackson

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.