below are some quotes about birth trauma...it is not a "new" field of therapy...
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Birth Trauma Healing: Unraveling the earliest imprints
Facilitated Online Program (includes live bimonthly support with Annie Brook)
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Imagine you could hear your prenate or youngest self.
Ebooks included as Bonus; no purchase necessary. BHL Vol1 & 2 plus From Conception to Crawling
Because early trauma means early overwhelm of the nervous system. This results in 3 things:
Questions I get asked all the time are: "how does birth trauma affect development in adults, and children?" "Does birth trauma cause epilepsy, or autism, or schizophrenia?" "How can you become a birth trauma counselor?"
These questions are now answered in my Books!
I wrote Birth's Hidden Legacy, Vol 1 &2 to help people heal and learn how to treat Birth Trauma!
Birth's Hidden Legacy is the manual for healing birth trauma. You will learn the why, what, and how of birth trauma. You will learn the body and brain based reasons birth trauma can affect development. You will learn the ways to work with healing birth trauma.
Join my online training program for an in-depth walk through Birth's Hidden Legacy manuals, plus my guidance on how to release trauma from the bodymind. Based on my years of clinical experience helping real people, I know how to recognize and treat this unique experience.
Many people think babies can't feel or remember...but that is not so!
Dr. Frank Lake. Clinical Theology
Frequently asked questions
Here are a few answers to our most common questions
1. How many times does the live course meet? Do I have to make all classes?
9 times, 2x/month. See top of page for dates: Meets Tuesdays, 3-4:30 pm EST.
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Live with Annie is offered in the Spring and Fall. Self-paced (without guidance) is available year round.
The advantage of the live course is you are a guided participant in the "Group Healing Field" and learn the application of this work experientially in treating perinatal/birth/post-birth shock imprints.
This confidential group is designed to give you the best integration and learning. You will see Annie work directly; observe her skills, application of this work, and get ideas for yourself as a professional. There is also a closed facebook group where you can check in with your peers to share your homegrown healing art, and for further peer study and learning.
Annie Brook has spent decades learning and developing her unique lens on healing birth trauma and complex trauma. She is a geeky kinesthetic educator who takes neuroscience principles and makes them understandable to the heart. She has worked with hundreds of children, families, and individuals at her clinic, Colorado Therapies. She has trained interns and helps clients heal shock imprints, unravel the "hidden story" held directly in the body mind, and find relief from pain and struggle.
The homework is reading assignments and personal reflection. The readings are easy; Annie is brilliant at taking complex material and simplifying it. The difficulty with this work is simply paying attention to your learning rhythm. A times you may flow through the homework, at other times you may need to reach out to your peer group via Facebook and ask some questions. You can always ask live questions during the program as well. And, you have the ebooks as resources, plus access to the membership site with all the videos and handouts to help you. You will also get great benefit simply by attending and learning from others.
2. What is the difference between the Live and Self-pace programs?
One difference is price, the other is having personal guidance (see above)
3. Can I change my mind and join the live course after I already started the Self-Paced program?
Yes! Annie wants you to get your needs met. However, it only starts a few times a year.
Once you pay for the upgrade, you will receive an email with the next live start date to put into your calendar, plus a reminder email a month before the course.
4. Are there any refunds?
Professional therapy is recommended if you find yourself struggling with the content materials. Annie has a trained group of professionals on hand to help you. Be sure to ask her for that referral list if needed. You would make your own arrangements with professionals on her referral list. You would also make your own payment agreement with them.
4. Can I get CEU's?
Not directly from the Brook Institute. However, you can present the course completion certificate to any program and see if they will accept toward your CEU requirements.
Birth Trauma Healing;
(formerly called Birth's Hidden Legacy course)
Live with Annie Brook
Personal and Professional Support
and Supervision Questions!!!
get to the root of behaviors: body, emotions, thoughts, relational ability, self-care
for Professionals: OT’s, PT’s, Coaches, and Psychotherapists
Self paced means you apply tools for yourself on your own timeline. Both courses have access to the great videos, bonus practices, and resources. Live with Annie is the only way to get direct support from Annie Brook.
Live is a great complement to anyone in individual therapy. Be sure to let your therapist know you are taking this course. In fact, you might invite them to register so they can gain this special skill set and help you even more! Attending this class may make your personal therapy more effective and efficient, because you are learning throughout the week on multiple levels.
Here are some reasons for taking the Birth Trauma Healing online course!
Ever have those horrible client days where you feel burned out, "stuck" with clients, not knowing what to do?
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Ever feel like you have personally tried every kind of therapy; nothing makes a difference? That is what brought Annie to create this coursework and manuals...
You can learn this! Get to the roots of body story, emotional story, and cognitive map. It's the matrix where Identity, Attachment, and Behavior merge. This merging happens in the primitive brain and cellular imprints.
Working with Annie Brook directly is a unique opportunity. She counsels people all over the world, many CEO's and high level therapists, as well as families, and interns. Her Birth's Hidden Legacy material is comprehensive. Based on years of personal inquiry and clinical research, the books are truly a manual that has it all when looking at complex trauma!
Annie gets rave reviews from professionals and clients happy to have simple to follow yet profoundly sound clinical theory and neuroscience based interventions. You can learn these; get easy access to attachment theory and character style, plus 10 case studies with adults and children so you see this work applied.
Course comes with loads of bonuses and resources. Learn how to use Birth's Hidden Legacy Vol 1 &2 for personal or professional use!
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, Healing Birth Trauma and Somatic Attachment Training integrates all the body systems and movement practices to re-pattern the nervous system.
Re-patterning experiences, re-informing the nervous system and emotions, 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!
"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
Engaged online learning program
Birth's Trauma Healing; unraveling the earliest imprints
9 Training Modules
Each module gives you a blend of video trainings and somatic exercises.
The program dives deep into:
Live Q and A with Annie's expertise when you sign up for the live online training (higher price, personal attention, set schedule)
Annie will answer questions around your own personal progress and program content. You may choose a "hot seat" personal session during a class.
It's a great opportunity to learn from Annie, interact with peers, and gain a deeper understanding of this rich work.
Questions are sent via the closed membership site ahead of time and answered on our live calls. All calls will be recorded and uploaded to the membership site for future listening.
Enjoy Community Support!
Our Facebook closed group helps you see how others from the course 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.
Course Bonus Gifts from Annie for You!
Annie wants you to be a great therapist.
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.
3 Grounding Visualizations
Golden Light Clearing
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!
"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."
Pre and Perinatal Therapist and Educator
From anywhere in the world, wherever you are.
Program Modules are delivered through on-line learning videos and live Q&A's.
The Births Hidden Legacy Program live with Annie starts every fall and spring.
9 in depth Modules with worksheets and exercises
"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