Summer Residential Intensives
Learn to facilitate healing for early developmental trauma in babies, children or adults
In 2014, Myrna and her husband Ken began offering two week Pre and Perinatal Education residential intensives every summer at their retreat center nestled in the pristine mountains surrounding Nelson, British Columbia. They continue to be an enriching experience to all that attend, and the center is now branching out.
The intensives cover Preconception, Birth and the Attachment Period
This retreat will include in depth personal experience as well as a chance to practice skills to utilize everyday in your work while in a safe, nurturing, supporting surround. The intensives are very appropriate for Craniosacral Therapists and anyone who works with families in the child bearing or early years, or who works with adults therapeutically.
Summer 2019 and 2020
PLEASE REGISTER FOR 2019 and 2020 level 1, 2 and 3 BELOW
LOCATION of INTENSIVES: Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
Each Summer Intensive runs Monday - Friday for Two Weeks
*Please plan to arrive on the Sunday prior to the start of your Intensive. We will gather at 7:00 pm for dinner on Sunday.
You are free to spend your weekend exploring the beauty and pleasures of Nelson or quietly integrate the study material.
This educational retreat, in the pristine mountains of the Nelson area, offers the lake and gardens to hike, bike, kayak and enjoy other various water sports. The community is alive with vibrant arts and music to enjoy as well.
Level One Residential Intensive
THE LEVEL ONE INTENSIVE Is limited to 12 participants:
June 24 - July 5, 2019 or
July 8 - July 19, 2019
Level 1 will not be offered in Nelson, BC in 2020
July 6 - 17, 2020 in Bellingham, WA or
with Elsa Asher, Clara Cunningham & Eileen Sendrey
July 20 - 31, 2020 in bellingham, wA
with Elsa Asher, Clara Cunningham & Eileen Sendrey
WEEK 1: Preconception, Prenatal Period, Attachment Process
WEEK 2: Birth
Understanding the primal period, from preconception through the first year of life is vital for anyone who works therapeutically with people, including infants, children, families or adults. The intensive includes doing many shorter exercises in triads, with hands on support, as well as cognitive learning, including handouts, videos and live teaching. We study practical strategies for healing early developmental trauma as well as have opportunities for personal healing work and practice facilitating others. This Intensive is at least 50% experiential. Each participant has an opportunity to do a longer 2 hour session with the facilitators.
Level two Residential Intensive
July 22 - Aug 2, 2019
July 6 - July 17, 2020
Ancestral Double Binds
Chemical Imprints (prenatal, birth and early post birth drugs)
Surgical Imprints (cesarean birth)
This intensive is highly experiential. In preparation for level two, participants will be asked to research their family history, stories and patterns. We will experientially and cognitively learn how to work with these double bind imprints in a liberating way for ourselves and others. The skills and processes learned are transferable to our personal lives and to many different types of professional healing practices. Each participant will also have a 2 hour session with the facilitators in a small group setting.
This retreat is for people who have already attended a beginning intensive, or others who have education in Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health on an individual application basis.
level 3: Practitioner Skills Residential Intensive
Aug 5 - Aug 16, 2019
July 20 - 31, 2020
July 12 - 23, 2021 in Bellingham, WA
With Myrna Martin and Shannon Zaychuk
This Intensive will be very experiential, with the emphasis on practitioner skills & there will be a preparatory project on relationship patterns.
We will be studying how to work with couples and 1:1 with adults from a somatic and attachment perspective. We will study the adult attachment style interactive nature of couple and other adult relationships, such as in small process oriented group work. Early developmental imprints will be considered. We will explore the larger relational field through a family constellation model. Each person in the intensive will be supported to do a family constellation.
level three applicants:
have taken the two previous Residential Intensives,
or are Past graduates of Myrna’s PPN trainings
or are Graduates* of Ray Castellino’s; Annie Brookes; William Emerson’s, and David Sawyer’s extensive trainings
*These graduates need to email Myrna prior to submitting an application at firstname.lastname@example.org
level 4: expressive arts in ppn
details to be announced
The curriculum will focus on sand tray, art, movement, (including Continuum and other movement), and sound. It is open to graduates of Myrna Martin’s and Ray Castellino’s Professional Trainings, and people who have completed Level 3 of Myrna’s Summer Intensives.
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ACCOMMODATIONS & FOOD
SHARE A DOME
FOUR DUAL OCCUPANCY DOMES AVAILABLE
Domes are made of a heavy vinyl, and have two twin beds, dresser, lamps, carpet, screen door
SHARE A CABIN
TWO DUAL OCCUPANCY DOMES AVAILABLE
Cabins have two twin beds, dressers, lamps, carpet & a screen door.
Cabin rooms will be assigned to people with accessibility issues first, and then on a first request basis.
YOUR GOURMET CHEF
Enjoy locally sourced organic meals prepared for your specific dietary needs.
Vegetarian or non-vegetarian; dairy and gluten free options are also available.
Fee: $525.00 incl tax
TRAVEL & LOGISTICS
Arrangements may be supported for people coming from the USA to fly into Spokane, Washington to connect and share a car rental to Nelson.
Often, reasonable prices are available to Castlegar, BC airport .
Listen to Lee Reed, a student of Myrna Martin, as she shares how Pre and Perinatal Education has influenced her life and work.