At what point does the construction of the human psyche begin? What trace or memory does what we live in the womb leave us? How does birth affect psychological development? Is it possible to heal the traumas of intrauterine life in adulthood? Prenatal psychology has been trying to answer these exciting questions for over a hundred years. In this course we will have Professor Olga Gouni, one of the greatest European experts in this field, who will provide us with her knowledge of both the history of prenatal psychology and its applications in the perinatal clinic and in psychotherapy.
«Olga precisely places the experiences around fertilization, pregnancy and childbirth in the sphere to which they correspond: our perinatal experiences (both positive and negative) will create a sensory, perceptual and motor map that will be at the origin of our understanding of the world and our interaction with it.
Duration: 12 hours
1. After Freud: from childhood trauma to birth trauma. Otto Rank.
2. Frank Lake, Stanislav Groff, Athanasios Kakfalidis. The common findings.
2.a. The common findings of the triad
2. b. The Perinatal Matrices of the Mother-Fetus Syndrome and the CO-EX Systems (Condensed Experiences).
2 C. Birth trauma and its relationship to psychological disorders, suicide, and ecstasy.
3. The Primal scene:
3. a. Introduction to the principles of Janov’s Primal Therapy.
3. b. Models of Primal Integration and cellular consciousness.
4. Psychohistory: reviewing our history from the perspective of prenatal psychology.
5. Early bonding: programs and interventions before conception, during pregnancy and after birth.
Psychologists, psychiatrists, obstetricians, pediatricians, nurses, midwives, social workers and anyone involved in pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum care.
Olga Gouni. Director of Cosmoanelixis.
Psychotherapist and researcher specialized in Prenatal Psychology. Professor at Kapodistrian University, Greece. Magazine Editor: The International Journal of Prenatal & Life Sciences. Author of, among others, “100 Years of Prenatal Psychology” and “Stories from Embryoland”.
Dr. Ibone Olza. Doctor in medicine.
Specialist in child and perinatal psychiatry. Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Alcalá de Henares.