Infant and Toddler Development: From Conception to Age 3. What Babies Ask of Us

Mary Jane Maguire-Fong and Marsha Peralta, recently published, Infant and Toddler Development: From Conception to Age 3. What Babies Ask of Us. In their “Preface”, they acknowledged my mom as a colleague and friend who has been “a source of wisdom, counsel, and inspiration in this work” (pg. x). Peralta noted, “We have so appreciated her contributions to our thinking and perspective”

Primary Object Relationship: A New Reading

With Genovino Ferri and Mary Jane A. Paiva     When we talk about the primary object relationship, we first need to clarify that our perspective is one...

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Listening to Your Body: How to Include the Body in a Therapeutic Conversation

In a world dominated by the intellectual and imaginal mind, the body can be shunted to the background as something that’s dumb, numb, inconvenient...

Transforming the Trauma Tree: Recognizing, Reaching and Healing Earliest Trauma

  Kate White, MA, BCBMT, RCST®, CEIM, SEP, PPNE   There is a saying in osteopathy, “As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.” What we mean...

It’s Never Too Late: Healing Prebirth and Birth At Any Age – Review

I was taken by Mia’s presentation of both information about what happens and what outcomes may result and also her specific processes, complete with dialogues and case studies, to work toward understanding and healing moments that can and do create imprints that influence our lives to come—who we are in this world, how we view ourselves within our family system as well as our communities at large, and how we believe the world accepts and values us.

Letter from the Editor

Greetings SPT Community, It’s been quite a journey the past eight years for both Somatic Psychotherapy Today and me, as its Founding Editor-in-Chief. With our...

Exploring the Relationship Between Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Family Violence: A Memoir

Submitted by: Sally Dear-Healey, Ph.D., PPNE, CBE, Doula “Therapists will have much more impact when they are able to conceptualize or discern more precisely what this...

Contemplating from the Pre and Perinatal Perspective.

Embodied Awareness with Beth Haessig When we are socializing with other people, our conversation often entails sharing something we know, such as “the government is...

Blossoming is Mandatory, Sparkling is Optional.

By Holly Holt   The Sacramento sky is scattered with fluff. The trees, covered in pink and white blooms reminiscent of the bedspread my mother chose...

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