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.
This summer Myrna will be accompanied by PPN Education Graduates for Level 1 and Level 2 for the first time. Ken will join Myrna in facilitation during Level 3.
Each Summer Intensive runs Monday - Friday for Two Weeks
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 OFFERED TWICE IN 2017 & limited to 12 participants:
JUNE 26 - JULY 7
AUGUST 21 - SEPTEMBER 1
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 24 - August 4, 2017
SEPTEMBER 4 - September 15, 2017
- 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
JULY 10 - JULY 21, 2017
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. Each participant will also have a 2 hour session with the either Ken or Myrna in a small group setting.
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 email@example.com
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.
details for all intensives
LOCATION: Nelson, British Columbia
INVESTMENT: $1600 for Tuition, $500 deposit required to hold your spot.
Remaining $1100 due one month prior to workshop commencement.
$50 will be held if cancellation occurs earlier than two months prior course commencement. $200 deposit is refundable two months in advance of the training, $300 will be retained. If cancellation occurs closer than two months before then the entire deposit will be retained, unless the space is filled, If the space is filled then $350 will be refunded. This policy is in place, as even though we may have a waiting list, it if often difficult for people to re arrange their life for two summer weeks, if it is close to the dates.
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ACCOMMODATIONS & FOOD
share a dome
Four Dual Occupancy Domes Available
Cost: $300 per person plus GST of $15
Domes are made of a heavy vinyl, and have two twin beds, dresser, lamps, carpet, screen door.
Share a cabin
Two Dual Occupancy Cabins Available
Cost: $400 per person plus GST of $20
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.
ANDRIA, YOUR GOURMET CHEF
Will prepare locally sourced organic meals which can be prepared vegetarian or non-vegetarian. Dairy and gluten free options are also available. Cost is: $500 plus GST $25. $250 is due to Andria a month prior the retreat and the balance due upon arrival.
TRAVEL & LOGISTICS
Arrangements will 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 There is also an inexpensive 30 minute shuttle to Nelson, BC.
Listen to Lee Reed, a student of Myrna Martin, as she shares how Pre and Perinatal Education has influenced her life and work.