Births Hidden Legacy Online Program

Online Training

Somatic Attachment and Birth's Hidden Legacy

for Manual Therapists, OT’s, PT’s, and Psychotherapists. 



Self Paced, Online Learning Program

Ongoing Registration

Ever have those horrible client days where you feel burned out, "stuck" with clients, not knowing what to do?


Ever have the same repeating behavior without real change and think you just needed to change careers? 


I had that, personally, and professionally. Not until I reached pre-cognitive body story did I solve some core issues like self-attack thinking, nameless anxiety, or high tone behavior responses to stress!


Get to the roots of body story, emotional story, and cognitive map. This merging of neurons and behavior happens in the primitive brain. 


Finally, a manual that has it all! You can browse through neuro-science, body interventions, attachment theory and character style, plus 10 case studies with adults and children where you see this work applied.


Learn how to use this manual and apply for your own clinical use!



Facilitated by Annie Brook, Ph.D.


Learn how earliest impressions shape behavior for a lifetime.

Understand how to resolve and re-pattern cellular imprints and identity beliefs. 


The cellular changes, the neuroscience and the relational processes.

We bring it all together!


Get to the Core of Therapeutic Work

Unlike Hakomi, Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, or Bodywork trainings, Births Hidden Legacy Training integrates all the body systems and movement practices to re-pattern the nervous system.


Re-patterning, not just sensing, tracking, or releasing is an essential support for development. This direct experience in the body builds new neural pathways in the brain.


Psychotherapists and movement educators can integrate this work directly into their practice. You will learn to digest and integrate early experiences that set up a primitive brain template for defensive or collapsed responses to stress. 


Unhelpful thought patterns related to past traumas are released at the core of identity. Body structure is refined, emotional activation decreases, and alignment of self with bodymind occurs.

Have a cognitive treatment map!


  • Know what you are treating (shock or trauma)
  • Identify complex perinatal themes
  • Know how to design the best interventions for your clients
  • Prepare your office to treat experientially
  • Generate a felt-sense of safety in your clients
  • Make neuroscience useful in your body-based interventions
  • Identify enmeshment, character styles, and object relations themes 
  • Stay regulated yourself when clients are struggling
  • Practical kinesthetic science and movement interventions

"After completing Annie’s first 2-year training (2006-2008) with my husband, during which time our first child was born, I not only could incorporate the learnings into being a more skilled, attachment-based therapist, but also into both healing my own early attachment wounds, and being a more confident, first-time parent.


I was so intrigued by this work that I pursued a PhD in Pre- and Perinatal Psychology and Health, assisted Annie in her second offered training, and focused my private practice on working with both expectant and new families, and individuals working with early attachment and trauma challenges.


The training is wholly transformative on the physical, mental, and emotional levels, inviting the kind of learning that can only be described as inside-out – as in from the cells-outward. Annie is a true master – of the body, of holding the field of a group’s process, and of understanding the material at a depth born of a lifetime of study and work – and she has been a trusted mentor for me for many years."


Stephanie Duger, PhD

Child and Family Therapist


Here’s What You’ll Get When You Join our

9 Weeks of Engaged Learning, Effective Tools and Support

9 Training Modules

Each module gives you a blend of video trainings and somatic exercises.  


The program dives deep into: 

  • Experiential Learning of Birth Themes
  • Body Resources to Help Clients Regulate
  • Complex behaviors and their origins
  • Self-attack thinking, False Self Constructs, and Dysfunctional Behavior 

Live Q and A Calls

Annie will answer questions around your own personal progress and program content.


Questions are sent via the membership site ahead of time and answered on our weekly calls. All calls will be recorded and uploaded to the membership site for listening after the live call. 


It's a great opportunity to learn from your peers and gain a deeper understanding of this rich work.

Facebook Group

Enjoy Community Support!


Our Facebook group helps you see how others are integrating the work and share your journey together.


In this group, you can get extra support from your peers between modules and explore applications of theory. 


This Facebook group is a voluntary participation, and while not a requirement of the program, has been very helpful as an integration of this material.  

Gifts from Annie for You! 

Annie wants you to be a great therapist.

You have her BHL book. In addition, you will get...

  • Pre Vertebral Pattern Demo

    Theory plus visuals! The best way to learn. Watch Annie demonstrate and discuss, then use for your own  inside out learning practice. 


  • 3 Body Systems Yoga Practices

    Based on Annie's somatic wisdom in clinical work, and her experiences as a Body-Mind Centering teacher.  Includes clinical applications for clients. 


    • Sensing/moving the Bones 
    • Sensing/moving the Muscles 
    • Sensing/moving the Organs 
  • 3 Grounding Visualizations

    • Golden Light Clearing

    • Body Scan

    • Regroup after Difficult Client Session


  • Supplemental Articles by Annie Brook

    Increase your knowledge and skills. Cutting edge theory and new ideas for applications to clients, based on Annie's over 3 decades of clinical experience!

Births Hidden Legacy: Volumes 1 and 2

Our learning guides

Birth's Hidden Legacy: Volume One Introduces the themes of Perinatal Psychology and how these early events impact the lives of infants, children, and adults. Perinatal themes are organized in a developmental timeline for ease of treatment and application. Addressing prenatal, birth, and post-birth events.


Case Studies show application and clinical progression. Ten clients are followed through treatment of behaviors shaped by perinatal events. Sessions include work with children, couples, and adults. Treatment methods address issues of ineffective behavior, cyclic patterns of despair or addiction, internalized beliefs, and recurring accidents that have a template traceable to earlier pre-cognitive somatic experience. Volume One helps us begin to locate the "Hidden Stories beneath Difficult Behaviors."

Birth's Hidden Legacy: Volume Two. Written as a manual for psychological therapists, as well as a practical reference for parents and adults, Birth's Hidden Legacy: Volume Two is tailored for therapists, professional clinicians, movement educators, parents, and those individuals seeking a deeper understanding of perinatal treatment. Volume Two addresses psychological theory of attachment dynamics and character styles, including a Jungian perspective on origins of self. A treatment map from perinatal educator and clinician David Sawyer explores Object Relations and the body. An entire chapter is devoted to body re-patterning interventions, and include the somatic understanding of Body-Mind Centering®, as well as other modalities to heal shock and trauma. Volume 2 includes the in-depth skills therapists need in order to work with children and clients at the perinatal level.

"Annie Brook, Ph.D. has been studying somatic psychotherapy for 35 years and pre & perinatal psychology for 25 years. Birth’s Hidden Legacy is an extensive overview of the field of prenatal and birth psychology. In great detail, it reviews the profound and varying effects that this formative period can have on later life. With numerous case studies, Dr. Brook illustrates treatment techniques to bring about change. Birth’s Hidden Legacy is a great addition in an emerging field. It contains decades of knowledge synthesized from her own work and others, and makes this available in a coherent, easy to read format for all."


David Sawyer

Pre and Perinatal Therapist and Educator



From anywhere in the world, wherever you are.

Program Modules are delivered through weekly on-line learning videos and live Q&A's.


The Births Hidden Legacy Program runs all year

9 in depth Modules with worksheets and exercises

  • 9 Module Transcripts and audio downloads for your convenience
  • 9 live Q&A's with Annie Brook

"The benefits of having completed Annie's BodyMind Somanautics training continue to grow, even years later. I was most impacted by the training by witnessing Annie's unwavering trust in the body's natural wisdom and ability to heal, on all levels. This has been such a gift for me in my private practice and how I hold a client's healing journey with and through a body-based-lens. 


Since the training, I have had 2 unmedicated home births. My ability to trust my body and my babies' bodies during the birth processes has roots in the Somanautics training. These are some of the most powerful and precious memories I hold in my heart, mind, and body, and I am eternally grateful for Annie's influence on my path as a mother, as well as a therapist."


Jill Dawson, MA, LPC


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