Training in Pre and Perinatal Therapy

New training in PPN Therapy in Taiwan begins October 2023.

Charisse Basquin and Mary Jackson

Learn and remember how little ones perceive through experiential exercises. You will explore your own developmental history and early imprints. Discover how to attune to babies and clients’ early life material to enhance therapeutic outcomes for adults and enhance bonding and attachment during the pre and perinatal period.


  • Anyone working with babies, children and families.
  • Therapists and professionals working with adults interested in early trauma and birth.

Advanced Module on Pre and Perinatal Therapy

Charisse Basquin and Mary Jackson

Postponed due to Covid

For:  Those who have completed a full training in Pre and Perinatal Therapy/Psychology and would like to further embody the skills and theory of being with clients working with their own pre-verbal imprints. Four days in length.

To express interest and for further details:  Contact Charisse, see Contact page.

Training in Pre and Perinatal Therapy

This training prepares participants to support clients with pre-verbal imprinting. We will teach how to support clients in developing the skills to self regulate and differentiate past trauma from present-time triggers. In this way, implicit memories hidden in the right brain become explicit helping to transform chronic patterns into healthier behaviours.

Learning is facilitated through experiential exercises which allows theory to be integrated. The group setting is designed to produce a safe and often fun space.

Lectures provide a sound framework of understanding, and footage of family sessions show examples of how to apply the material in your practice.

Training Objectives

To develop the following knowledge and skills:

  • Understand the pre and perinatal model and explore our own early history from conception through birth and early childhood.
  • Develop foundational skills for pre and perinatal work.
    • Grounding, tracking autonomic cycling, modulating internal tempo to deepen attunement and distinguish between past trauma and the present situation.
    • Supporting trainees to perceive personal boundaries of a newborn and the boundaries of adult clients whilst in a regressed state.
  • Explore how early imprinting can affect the way we are in relationship with self and others.
    • Our own birth dynamics, vaginal birth, birth stages, birth movement patterns, cutting of the cord, breast feeding and supporting newborn secure attachment.
    • Supporting babies and adults to securely attach when bonding was interfered with.
    • Understanding how babies express/show the stories of their own in utero, birth and early life experiences.
    • Understand and explore the impacts of interventions such as chemical imprinting, forceps, vacuum extractor and Cesarean section.
    • Additional birth situations.
      • Twin dynamics and breech births
      • Miscarriage and unresolved grief
      • Adoption
      • Assisted reproductive technology
      • ICU-intensive care for the newborn
  • Support implementing these new skills in your own practice and current work.

Training details


Anstruther Scotland


  • Charisse and Mary are in the process of re-organising the training.
  • Modules are each five days in length. Modules occurring roughly 4-6 months apart.
  • If interested, contact Charisse, she will update you when there is more clarity regarding freedom of travel and meeting group sizes.

Mary Jackson

Mary has been a home birth Midwife since 1975. She has attended over 2,500 home births in California and is now attending the home births of her second generation of babies. She is a certified Castellino Workshop Leader and co-teaches the Castellino Pre and Perinatal Training in Europe and the US. Mary is passionate about working with imprints that occur around the time of conception, pregnancy and birth: how they affect us throughout the rest of our lives and what it takes to heal from challenging experiences. Mary has been featured in 11 books and 4 films. Mary is the mother of two children who were born at home.

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