March 2019

Soul Loss -

A Pre- and Perinatal Perspective

An Experientialworkshop


with  Matthew Appleton (GB)

and  Jenni Meyer (GB)


Only a few places are left!

Date:             Friday, 22 to Monday, 25 March 2019


Timetable:  Fr - Su   09h30 - 18h / Mo 9h - 16h


Cost:            CHF 790.– (Members of ISPPM CHF 740.–)


Venue:          Seminarhotel Leuenberg, 4434 Hölstein


It is a residential course. Please book your stay at:

Double room, 3 nights p.P. CHF 492.— full board residential incl. breaks

Single room, 3 nights CHF 582.— full board residential incl. breaks


Die SGKJPP - Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie und -Psychotherapie - vergibt für diese Fortbildung 26 Credits.


A four day residential course, exploring the impact prenatal and birth experience at the level of the soul.


Indigenous cultures understand that traumatic experiences, when they are serious enough, can result in the fragmentation of our inner vital essence or ‘soul’. These traumatized soul aspects dissociate, resulting in a phenomenon known as 'Soul Loss'. Soul Loss is endemic in modern Western societies, mainly resulting from unresolved prenatal and birth trauma. The lack of awareness of prenates and babies as sentient beings who experience these formative events means that most of us did not feel supported in our journeys to be here. This fostered a deep sense of aloneness, which made it hard to bring all of ourselves into the world. Soul Loss manifests in a number of ways including a sense of being incomplete or disconnected, depression, emotional numbness, low energy, lack of self-worth, a lack not knowing who we really are and deep grief and/or rage that seems to have no obvious cause.


The course focuses on specific prenatal and birth stages that have special significance as transitions from spiritual source to embodied self. Combining modern techniques drawn from the field of pre and perinatal psychology with ancient shamanistic wisdom, participants are supported to identify and integrate aspect of their deep nature that they were forced to abandon very early in life. The course is mainly experiential, with some theoretical input.


Topics discussed include:

• The Language of the Soul

• Divine Homesickness

• Reluctant Embodiment and the Biological Mandate

• Twin Loss

• The relationship between prenatal experience and birth




Matthew Appleton MA RCST UKCP 

is the co founder and director of Conscious Embodiment Trainings. He was also co-founder of the Institute of Craniosacral Studies and a co-director and senior teacher with the Institute for 12 years. Matthew is a registered Craniosacral Therapist and psychotherapist living and working in Bristol. He trained in Body Psychotherapy at the Wilhelm Reich Institute of Integrated Therapy in Germany and in Core Process Psychotherapist at the Karuna Institute in Devon. He further trained in Pre and Perinatal Education with Karlton Terry in Switzerland and has assisted Karlton in the UK. He is a senior co-teacher with the Institute of Pre and Perinatal Education and a member of the International Society of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Medicine. For ten years he worked as a houseparent at A. S. Neill’s famous democratic school Summerhill and his book ‘A Free Range Childhood’ based on his experiences at Summerhill has been published in several languages. He has more than 20 years experience of lecturing and facilitating workshops in the UK, Europe, South Africa and America. As well as his more formal trainings, Matthew’s work is also informed by his work with a number of Buddhist and Shamanic teachers. He has spent many years visiting sacred sites, encountering wilderness and working in the Celtic shamanic tradition.


Jenni Meyer RN RM BSc Hons

RCST is co-founder and assistant director of Conscious Embodiment Trainings. Growing up in Africa gave Jenni a sense of how important it is to have a close connection with the natural world for physical, emotional and spiritual health. She trained and worked as a nurse in South Africa, before coming to Europe to work as a nurse and train as a midwife. For many years Jenni worked as a community midwife in London with women wanting home births and also with women with mental health needs who were having babies. Jenni has a BSc Hons. in Human Biology and has also studied massage, naturopathy and Craniosacral therapy. She has studied with teachers from various different Buddhist and Yogic traditions. Her especial passion has been Okido yoga (a Japanese Yoga with a Zen Buddhist tradition, amalgamating traditional branches of Yoga and some concepts from martial arts). For the past decade Jenni has continued ongoing training in Pre and Perinatal Education with Karlton Terry and has assisted on some of Karlton’s UK trainings. She has also assisted and taught Craniosacral therapy with the Institute of Craniosacral Therapy. Her home is now in Bristol where she has a busy Craniosacral Therapy practice


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