Dr. Thomas R. Verny

MD, DPsych, DHL, FRCPC, FAPA



EVENTS

Fri. 18 to Sun. 20 January, 2019
Manashakti Research Centre, India & Association for Pre & Perinatal Psychology & Health, USA are jointly organizing First International Conference on Pre-natal Development in India
ANCIENT WISDOM AND MODERN SCIENCE OF PRENATAL DEVELOPMENT
BUILDING A NEW HEALTHY WORLD FROM THE WOMB

VENUE : Manashakti Research Centre, Lonavla, Maharashtra, INDIA.
Keynotes :
THE SCIENTIFIC BASIS OF PRE AND PERINATAL PSYCHOLOGY
RECENT ADVANCES IN THE PSYCHOBIOLOGY OF ATTACHMENT AND BONDING
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27 & 28 April, 2019
Living Institute, Toronto
One day workshops INTRODUCTION TO PRE AND PERINATAL PSYCHOLOGY
During the past few years through the combined efforts of embryologists, physiologists, obstetricians, pediatricians, nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists and many other health professionals a new science of Pre and Perinatal Psychology has emerged.

Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology is the pioneering field of science that explores how our earliest experiences – from conception to infancy- can leave lifelong marks on our self-image, perceptions, behavior and relationship patterns, even our health. This science is concerned with exploring the psychology of conception, pregnancy, labor, delivery and the postpartum period as well as with the unborn and newborn child's intellectual and emotional development. Advances in Pre and Perinatal Psychology are changing our established view of unborn and newborn children.

Scientific evidence collected over the last several decades has shown that infants have capabilities far beyond what they were given credit for in the past. Based purely on the extent of their physical development, it was mistakenly assumed that unborn and even newborn children's brains did not yet have the capacity to be aware of their surroundings, to lay down memory or to feel pain. However, as a result of research in PPP (Pre and Perinatal Psychology) infants are no longer seen as functioning on a purely vegetative level but rather as complex beings that are sensitive and sensible and capable of observing, learning, feeling and remembering at least from the age of 6 months post conception and perhaps earlier.

RECENT ADVANCES IN THE NEUROBIOLOGY OF BONDING AND ATTACHMENT Prenatal communication lays the foundation for postnatal attachment and bonding. We shall review recent research on oxytocin and the significance of the prefrontal system.. Also, powerful new data reveal that female brains mature faster than male brains (Allan Schore, 2017). This leads to differences in the way boy and girl toddlers relate to their early caregivers, in other words, their attachment styles will differ and, naturally, parental bonding will reflect this. It needs to be emphasized that the original mother-infant bond is the wellspring for all the infant's subsequent attachments and is the formative relationship on the bases of which the child develops a sense of self. Contact Dr. Jim McNamara : jim@livinginstitute.org


4 & 5 May, 2019
Scuola Amare, Rome, Italy
Two day intensive workshop AN INTRODUCTION TO PRE AND PERINATAL PSYCHOLOGY
Contact Martina Malenotti & Patrice Ellequain + 39 328 7041348
scuola.amare@gmail.com - respiriamoroma@gmail.com

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8 & 9 June, 2019
Human Baby, Human Being: Contributions from the Emerging Field of Pre and Perinatal Psychology, Bristol, UK Keynote presentation
GENETICS, EPIGENETICS AND THE TRANSGENERATIONAL TRANSMISSION OF TRAUMA

Epigenetics explains how experience writes on our bodies and minds through changes in the way genes express themselves in response to environmental factors. Genes don’t make us who we are. Gene expression does. Before their offspring is even conceived, a parent’s life experiences such as with food, drugs, exposure to toxic products and stress may be passed by way of their germ cells (sperm and ova) not only to their children, but even to their grandchildren.

One of the most valuable lessons that epigenetics has taught us is that our social lives, our interactions with others and ourselves {please note) can change our gene expression with a rapidity, breadth, and depth previously unknown. We are architects of our own lives more than we realize.

One day workshop : AN INTRODUCTION TO PRE AND PERINATAL PSYCHOLOGY
During the past few years through the combined efforts of embryologists, physiologists, obstetricians, pediatricians, nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists and many other health professionals a new science of Pre and Perinatal Psychology has emerged.

Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology is the pioneering field of science that explores how our earliest experiences – from conception to infancy- can leave lifelong marks on our self-image, perceptions, behavior and relationship patterns, even our health. This science is concerned with exploring the psychology of conception, pregnancy, labor, delivery and the postpartum period as well as with the unborn and newborn child's intellectual and emotional development. Advances in Pre and Perinatal Psychology are changing our established view of unborn and newborn children.

Scientific evidence collected over the last several decades has shown that infants have capabilities far beyond what they were given credit for in the past. Based purely on the extent of their physical development, it was mistakenly assumed that unborn and even newborn children's brains did not yet have the capacity to be aware of their surroundings, to lay down memory or to feel pain. However, as a result of research in PPP (Pre and Perinatal Psychology) infants are no longer seen as functioning on a purely vegetative level but rather as complex beings that are sensitive and sensible and capable of observing, learning, feeling and remembering at least from the age of 6 months post conception and perhaps earlier.

Contact John Wilks cyma@btinternet.com

7-10 November, 2019
Denver, CO.
APPPAH 2019 International Congress Cultural Impacts of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology: Past, Present, and Future
Keynote : THE BRAIN-MIND CONUNDRUM: The Rise of Quantum Biology