Early personality development

Early relationships shape our brain and nervous system. From gestation and early infancy unseen patterns of relationship are woven into the very fabric of our body and brain. How our brain develops affects our future emotional and physical well-being and influences our expectations and behaviours.

From conception until the age of three, it is the right side of the brain that is predominantly forming. The right hemisphere is considered to be the emotional and creative area and where much of our pre-verbal memory is stored. The left side is the language area and predominant in logical thinking. During this formative time the matrix of our neural pathways is being laid down, particularly the area related to bonding and attachment. A child conceived and born into a family with enough support and nurturing will develop more pre-frontal synaptic connections, thus creating an increased ability to cope with stress, have healthy anger responses and have an increased potential for relational living.

Increased levels of stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline, alongside a maternal or family environment which is inadequate or under-resourced impacts the growth potential of an individual. Because human neurology can continue to develop new pathways throughout the entirety of one’s life, it is possible to “re-programmme” some of these early behavioural patterns. New dendritic formation, i.e., new nerve endings, can occur in response to new experiences enhancing growth and development.


Charisse’s workshops are accepted by Ray Castellino, Claudia Koehler and Myrna Martin to fulfill their requirements to graduate from their pre and perinatal trainings. The Castellino Foundation training accepts these workshops to fulfill the prerequisite for their training.

If you would like a workshop in your area and you have 4-6 participants, I may be able to facilitate a workshop in your area.

2024-2025 workshop offerings

Follow links below for workshop information

Date Location Workshop Places available
14-17 March 2024 Taiwan (translated)
Email for info
Womb Surround full (wait list only)
17-21 April 2024 Anstruther Scotland Womb Surround 5
23-27 April 2024 Anstruther Scotland Womb Surround full (wait list)
15-19 June 2024 Istanbul (translated) Womb Surround 2
22-26 June 2024 Bodrum Yalikavak Turkey Womb Surround 5
September/October 2024 Taitung Taiwan Email How our body tells our story, 3-day, open to public -
September/October 2024 Taitung Taiwan Email Womb Surround -
May 2025
Contact Charisse
Anstruther Scotland Womb Surround
Klaus Kaeppeli co-facilitator