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Association For Pre- And Perinatal Psychology And Health (APPPAH)

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Causes: Mental Health

Mission: The associations mission is to educate professionals and the public about, and advocate for, the life-changing discoveries made in the area of prenatal and perinatal psychology and health.

Target demographics: We believe that these early experiences are formative for both babies and parents, and tend to establish patterns of intimacy and sociality for life. At stake here is quality of life--the quality of personal growth and the quality of society itself.

Geographic areas served: Association of Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health (APPPAH) is a public-benefit educational and scientific organization offering information, inspiration, and support to medical professionals, expecting parents, and all persons interested in expanding horizons of birth psychology.

Programs: In addition to the quarterly peer reviewed Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health (JOPPPAH), the official scientific publication of APPPAH, we publish the Conscious Baby eZine and also our monthly APPPAH Newsletter. We hold regional and international conferences, and offer online educational programs, we promote research, and serve the public with valuable directories and resources, and work to enhance the pregnancy experience and maximize the health of both mothers and babies. APPPAH members have been at the forefront in recognizing the multiple stresses of modern pregnancy and birth and developing practical therapeutic methods to deal with them.

Community Stories

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Fantastic, cutting edge information for people of all ages!! If you are not around babies in your environment, you still are dealing with the little baby inside you!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

APPPAH's resources, community, education, wisdom provide me with invaluable tools for growth and healing in my most important relationships. From birth & developmental struggles to triggers from my childhood, I know I can turn to birth psychology for insight & clarity. Sharing what I learn with others, helps ease their burdens, and co-create a loving future with the big & little people I meet.

3 ninaketscher

Board Member

Rating: 5

I struggled after the birth of my son and knew that APPPAH would be the only resource I could trust. I joined as a member and shortly there after enrolled in the PPNE program. Not only was I able to gain knowledge to support my son and my whole family, I became inspired and passionate about changing how we birth and parent in a more loving conscious way. I’m in the field working to support babies, mamas and papas to have the best possible birth and developmemtal outcomes, creating more peace and love for ourselves and for humanity.

3 Salomi S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

APPPAH, has made information about pre and post natal health easily available, not only for mothers and parents, but also as adults and how our journey In the womb, the process of birth and early years have shaped our behaviour as adults. It has helped me transforms a person.

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

My journey with APPPAH started just over 2 years ago, when I was talking to a very dear friend and therapist of mine that I want to work more closely with babies and mothers. The reason being that if we are to better the world, we need to start from our beginnings, from how we come and are welcomed into this world.
That is when I found www.birthpsychology.com (APPPAH's website)
It was amazing because they offer the courses online so I could continue with my work and finish the PPNE (pre and Perinatal educator) program.
The knowledge, research, scientific evidence and data, the wisdom and generosity of the team and mentors was amazing.
During that time, not all was I learning and discovering this new field, but I also underwent a personal healing journey myself, unraveled my own beginnings and sabotaging patterns I was carrying, and so experienced first hand the power of the program.
And so I started working more closely with APPPAH and now am a board member, and just opened my center that integrates and combines evidence based research, Psychology and Pranic Healing to support and empower women and families in their journey to finding themselves and birthing their children to build a stronger, healthier and happier future generations..
I am so grateful to be part of this amazing organization and its sacred mission.
As Dr Thomas Verney (one of the Founders) says: Womb Ecology becomes World Ecology.

Please do support us in continuing with our Mission by volunteering, sharing, and donating.

3

Advisor

Rating: 5

Great organization that is disseminating scientific information about the consciousness of babies! "The secret to real change for humanity is changing how we come into this world."

3 edukate

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I love being involved with the work of APPPAH. I have been a member for many years. Then I became an associate editor of the Journal, and Founding Director of Education. The reason why I love this work so much is that it improves the lives of mothers and babies, and therefore all of humanity. We offer an education at APPPAH about the Baby's experience, a missing part of the health puzzle. The work is a spiritual calling. If you feel led to made a difference in the world, become an educator about this holistic view of human beings, and the deep sentience and wisdom with which we come into form.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I have had the opportunity of volunteering with APPPAH since its beginning in 1983. The mission that we all cherish and support is to protect the mother-baby bond by focusing attention on the "missing link" in childbirth and parenting...that of the conscious, sentient unborn and newborn baby. Science is now proving, almost daily, what scholars and mentors in APPPAH have been saying and teaching for over 35+ years. Join APPPAH and read many wonderful articles about prenatal and perinatal psychology and health in our peer-reviewed professional journal JOPPPAH. This is a very wonderful and important non-profit organization, worthy of your support.

3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As I began my career as a Craniosacral Therapist, I also trained as childbirth doula. I had been at a CST training and the instructor told us about this organization. Fast forward several years and APPPAH rolled out a course to help those interested in birth to train to become a Pre and Peri Natal Educator. I was among those who signed up for the first group when it became available. I learned so much, and have used this information in my CST practice, not just with pregnant and postpartum moms and babies, but with clients whose gestation and birth trauma left traces in the tissues of their bodies.
This wonderful non profit organization not only changed my life, but the lives of so many people who have found me.
So many believe that babies don't experience physical or emotional moments in utero, during birth and in the early years. Nothing is further from the truth.
The many professionals who participate in this most loving mission have opened the eyes of many, and there are many more who will benefit from understanding what sentient beings our babies are!

3 APPPAHManager

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was attracted to this work because, after being involved with many projects to try to make a difference in life, I realized that the answer to most of our societies problems come from the beginning of life.
The mother is the first relationship a human will have with this world. Mother-Baby security and protection leads to secure attachments, attunement and loving bonds and the development of empathy. This is then turned out to the world.
APPPAH's mission has been fo rover 30 years to raise consciousness about hi important time of human development.

In the words of Suzanne Arms "“If we hope to create a non-violent world where respect and kindess replace fear and hatred, we must begin with how we treat each other at the beginning of life for that is where our deepest patterns are set. From these roots grow fear and alienation ~or love and trust.”

Any person who loves the Earth, or animals and wants peace on Earth needs to support our Mission. This is where we create the paradigm shift enabling more people to have brains geared towards love and trust.

4

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a member of APPPAH since 1987, I may be a bit biased, but this association has kept a dream and mission alive since its formation as PPPANA in 1983. It is solidly based on volunteers who contribute many hours to the association as board members and member/supporters. It's mission clearly states the purpose of the association and the importance of this mission for all of humanity.

"APPPAH educates professionals and the public, worldwide, that a baby’s experience of conception, pregnancy, and birth creates lifelong consequences for individuals, families, and society. As a result of scientific discoveries and continually emerging evidence, we know babies are conscious and sentient beings."

Review from Guidestar

4

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My involvement with the Association for Pre- and Perinatal Psychology and Health has transformed my life. This is true in two ways: First, APPPAH is all about educating and supporting humanity in understanding what it takes to support babies and families in optimal human development. And, I was born with a disability. So, APPPAH has been foundational to me engaging the information I have needed to transform my sense of empowerment in dealing with my own challenges.
Second, in this ever-changing and challenged economic and social environment we live in today, my involvement with APPPAH has maintained and strengthened my conviction of knowing that we, as a people and as a race, can solve the most foundational challenges in our lives today. Not only do I know it can be done, but I know the steps I can take that contribute to doing it. These steps include advancing awareness that babies are conscious from the time of conception, and that the building blocks for raising happy and fulfilled people up on this planet starts in the womb. Pregnant women and families must become a priority in order to substantially change the climate of relationships on earth, and APPPAH cultivates the skills and abilities for individuals and entire communities to do that.

Review from Guidestar