Birth Trauma Healing: Unraveling the earliest imprints  

Facilitated Online Program (includes live bimonthly support with Annie Brook)




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"We can understand the anxiety mechanism,

which is repeated almost unaltered in cases of phobia

(claustrophobia, fear of railways, tunnels, traveling, etc)

as the unconscious reproduction of the anxiety at birth...

-Otto Rank, The Trauma of Birth, 1924

birth trauma healing

How do I access those patterns if I can't remember my birth?

No worries here; your body remembers. We call this cellular memory.

Try this experiment:

Imagine you could hear your prenate or youngest self.

  1. Imagine them in the womb. What would they say? 
  2. Imagine them during your birth? What do they want or say there?
  3. Now imagine them post-birth. What are they "deciding" about if the world is safe and they are going to get their needs met?
  4. How does this template of thought and belief show up in your life now?


Birth Trauma

Birth trauma is real, and it matters.

Well, what is it? Why would I work with it? Something that happened so long ago!


Because early trauma means early overwhelm of the nervous system. This results in 3 things:

  1. In accurate Self-worth and Identity beliefs
  2. A world view (lodged in existential brain/body) which is very young, but "believes" it is right!
  3. Protective response patterns that still behave as if modern stresses are life-threatening. These are based on primitive brain encodes; literally the vulnerability of an infant!

Questions I get asked all the time are: 'how does birth trauma effect development, adults, 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! 

It 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!

 "I was assured by neurologists that the nervous system of the baby was such that it was out of the question that any memory to do with birth could be reliably recorded as fact. I relayed my incredulity to my patients, and they tended to express what I was evidently unprepared, for so-called scientific reasons, to believe; that then a number of cases emerged in which the reliving of specific birth injuries, of forceps delivery, of the cord round the neck, of the stretched brachial plexus, and various other dramatic episodes were so vivid; so unmistakable in their origin, and afterwards confirmed by the mother or other reliable informants, that my suspicion was shaken"

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.  Next one starts 4/13/2021. 1-2:30 pm MST.

This is only offered a few times a year and has a definite start date. 

All classes are recorded so you can watch later. However, you will get more benefit when you can ask your questions live and be "in the experiential learning" together live with Annie.

You can select to be on the "hot seat" for a personal session viewed by the group

You can ask supervision or personal questions, even parenting questions

How difficult is the homework? What if I can't keep up?

2. What is the difference between the Live and Self-pace programs?

One difference is price, the other is having personal guidance (see above)

Both the live with Annie and the self-paced evergreen course start with the basics. You get access to the Healing Birth Trauma membership site. That is filled with resources! 9 videos, reflection assignments, plus bonus practices, plus Annie's From Conception to Crawling DVD showing the developmental movements and primitive reflexes with adults and children. 

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.

You will simply upgrade your existing membership through the website. Your already purchased Self-Paced course fee is subtracted from the Live total, and once you pay the difference, you can join the next Live Group start date.

4. Are there any refunds?

No. If you need to drop out of the course, you may (with permission) be allowed to take the next course.

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

  • or people wanting relief from behavior challenges
  • one time payment $1595 or pay with installments (see checkout) 


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 with Annie! This is a rare opportunity; only a few times a year invite, and, good timing because a live with Annie course is starting this week.


Live is a great complement to anyone seeing Annie individually for therapy. You can keep that personal relationship confidential and still join the group class. Doing so makes your individual therapy less expensive because you are learning throughout the week on multiple levels. 

  • Here is the main difference in what you get Live:
  • •A chance to get personal work and be witnessed
  • •Seeing Annie as a master therapist, applying the tools from Birth's Hidden Legacy by working with you or with others in the group.
  • •Live Q & A, which is great for supervision or parenting questions
  • •Annie guiding you through Birth's Hidden Legacy manuals, so you actually complete the course.
  • Birth's Hidden Legacy manuals contain all Annie's pioneering work on behavior changes via healing shock. The specific ways to set up your treatment office, how to use (and what props to have) to help treat birth trauma. Plus the theory  for healing dissociation and supporting true change that lasts because it is based on neuroscience, movement, and clear psychological theory. 

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?

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

Ever feel like you have personally tried every kind of therapy; nothing makes a difference? That is what brought me to create this coursework and manuals.

  • "​I was stuck, personally, and professionally. Stuck  until I understood pre-cognitive imprints and need shock.
  • Only then was I able to interrupt  behaviors like self-attack  thinking,
  • nameless fear, isolationism, aggression, or high tone behavior responses to stress!
  • For both myself, and for my clients!
  • I literally grew this work from the inside out.
  • That makes me :), and you, by learning this work,  an amazing therapist. " Annie Brook


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!


  • 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

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: 

  • 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 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. 

Facebook Group

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. 


    • 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!

"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 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

  • 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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