We are visibly making spectacular discoveries about the early part of our lives. The psyche isn’t only shaped and influenced after birth, as was long thought: instead, our
neurophysiology is deeply influenced during pregnancy and during the intensive experience of birth – this influence determines us for our entire lives and can be responsible for later
difficulties and illnesses.
It is only gradually that we are beginning to understand how this first, deep emotional development occurs, and how we can intervene in both a preventative and therapeutic manner in the event of danger and dysfunction. If, for instance, we can help a baby to heal its trauma following a difficult birth instead of forcing it along in its further development, this constitutes major medical and psychological progress.
I was fortunate enough to undergo further training with various pioneers in this field, such as William Emerson and Karlton Terry, and apply, intensify and pass on this knowledge in my practice, in the ISPPM Switzerland and in the IPPE.