We share a common promise: to create a safe, warm and confidential space in which you can discover the extraordinary power of bonding before birth.
Corey Colwell-Lipson is a mother of two and a licensed marriage and family therapist and board-certified clinical art therapist specializing in the transition to parenthood. Bridging a deep passion for supporting women, couples and families in nourishing their worlds within, and without, Corey is also an author and speaker in the LOHAS (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability) realm. Corey worked alongside Dr. Gerhard Schroth, Anna Schroth and Michael Trout to bring Prenatal Bonding (BA)™ to North American families, and is thrilled to be among the first group of internationally certified practitioners utilizing this powerful and promising method.
"Although I have worked with expectant and new mothers for more than fifteen years, until Prenatal Bonding (BA), I had never before witnessed such a deep and profound connection between Mother and Baby, before Baby's birth. As the Mother-Baby relationship blooms, and a unique love language unfolds, the seeds of healthy attachment, trust and compassion take root - long before baby takes his or her first breath. By the time birth comes, Mother and Baby have already established an intimate bond. Mama can read her baby's cues and Baby can feel secure in knowing his or her needs are seen and heard. It is the greatest honor to support new families in cultivating this extraordinary, and most significant life-long relationship."
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Hagit Golan has a master's degree in Psychology with a specialization in Child, Couple, and Family Therapy. She is a certified Parent-Infant Psychotherapist with advanced training in infant mental health. She has been working with mothers and couples in their transition to parenthood, and with young mothers during their first year of motherhood. Hagit co-founded Maagalim, an Israeli community organization in the Seattle area, and within it is responsible for Circle of Moms, providing support for young mothers away from home. Hagit is married and a mother of 3 children.
"When a woman opens her life to receive a child she enters a sensitive and powerful phase in her life. Being an aware witness of the growing of a new life and helping pregnant mothers connect with their and their babies’ wisdom and emotions strengthened my belief that Prenatal Bonding (BA ) is a powerful way for mothers and babies to develop strong bonding and acquire tools to better deal with labor and life.
I welcome every pregnent mom and couple who are interested in creating a space where they can touch and hold the megic and mistery of their pregnancy.
I am looking forward to working with you in those special moments."
Mary Haller was professionally trained as a physical therapist and later in her practice completed a Feldenkrais® Method training. This method uses movement to teach awareness/attention and utilizes awareness/attention to teach movement. She took time off to raise her 2 children and the lessons from this training were instrumental in guiding her birth and parenting choices. All of these experiences led to her interest and study in prenatal bonding.
"When I first heard about this work-my reaction as a mother was "What a gift!" I surely would have taken this opportunity when I was pregnant. From my own training , I respect and acknowledge the power of directed attention to allow for change. Time is carved out, time is taken to deepen the connection with your self and with your baby. This can have lasting implications for giving birth, how you see yourself as a mother and all the relationships in your family. What a gift."
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Barbara C Decker has three certificates in the prenatal field, Prenatal Bonding(BA), CBPF (TheGreatestPregnancyEver), and Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology Educator through APPPAH, Association of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health. She has been a childbirth educator for over 44 years, doula, and doula trainer (CAPPA). HypnoBirthing Practitioner, Register Hypnotherapist (WA), Advisor for Prenatal Pregnancy Attachment (CAPPA) and co-author of a new paradigm in childbirth education called Empowering Pregnancy. She is a mother of two, stepmom of three, and grandmother of six. Educating parents before or during gestational period is her real passion.
“Each family has gained insight into their own relationship, improving their communications, and feeling that their baby knows them before they are born. The statistics show that mothers have better pregnancies, fewer complications during the birthing, and the babies have good self-esteem. I have seen this wonderful connection…..as if they can read each other’s minds. The families I have worked with feel their babies are calm, trusting, and sleep well. This is a specialized program that truly helps a baby bond before the birth with a loving welcoming family.”
*Prenatal Bonding (BA)™ practitioners have completed (or are in the process of completing) a 2.6 year certification training developed and facilitated by Dr. Gerhard Schroth and Anne Schroth (Germany), as authorized by method originator Dr. Jenoe Raffai (Hungary).