About 'Womb Surround' Process Workshops

What is a 'Womb Surround' Process Workshop?

A 'Womb Surround' Process Workshop is a small group format developed and refined by Raymond Castellino beginning in 1992. It creates a safe, welcoming environment in which to explore early imprinting from preverbal life that is affecting your present life. Typically there are 4-6 participants in a workshop. The facilitator is often assisted by trainees or graduates from the Castellino Foundation Training. What follows is a writeup about the general format developed by Raymond Castellino for in-person 5-day womb surrounds. The format will necessarily vary when online and with different facilitators.

The format for this was created by Dr. Castellino because he found by experience that complete and lasting transformations most often happen in a small group setting. The span of five days or an evening plus four days allows the work to occur in a spacious way that supports the integration of material from your own and others' work.

The facilitator begins each workshop reviewing the 8 Principles: basic interactive, empathy and contact skills allowing participants to actively support each other during the workshop with the intention of creating a safe and nurturing "womb surround." Each participant receives a 1.5 - 3.5 hour session with the facilitator with group support during which he or she explores physical and emotional patterns of prenatal, birth or infancy origin. Each session is followed by individual and group debriefing, integrative processing and discussion. Tools used include group interactive processes, energy awareness, craniosacral work and other touch and empathy skills.

The purpose is to heal and re-pattern early trauma and to create more options for current behavior and ways of being in relationship. In addition to healing prenatal, birth and other early trauma, this process has the principle impact of encouraging loving bonding within primary relationships. Participants commonly state that the process is transformational on a deep level.

Approved Womb Surround Facilitators - Please contact them individually about their offerings

Womb Surrounds whose faciliators have been approved by Ray or another supervisor may be taken as a prerequisite for required Womb Surrounds for trainees and potential trainees and are open to anyone for personal and/or professional growth. For information, please contact the relevant facilitator directly. Many travel to offer Womb Surrounds. Some offer zoom workshops. Those who offer in-person workshops will be doing so once they are able. Not everyone who is approved currently offers Womb Surrounds. The practitioners listed below also offer other courses/workshops and work with families and individuals.

All those listed below have demonstrated competence to facilitate a womb surround. They have met specific requirements that indicate their skill and experience.

Name and Email or Website Location Phone
Alison Greene-Barton, RCST®
www.greenebartons.com
Amherst, MA
(United States)
805 276-8207
Carme Renalias, RCST®
carmerenalias(at)gmail.com
Fontcoberta
(Spain)
+34 629 291-654
Chantek McNeilage, RCST
chantekmary(at)live.co.uk www.becomingmindful.co.uk
Essex, England
(United Kingdom)
+44 1799 527084 (land)
+44 07970 181 775 (cell)
Charisse Basquin, DC
earlyimprints(at)btinternet.com www.earlyimprints.co.uk
Fife, Scotland
(United Kingdom)
+44 1333 450 302
Cherionna Menzam, PhD, RSMT/E, RCST
birthingyourlife@icloud.com
www.birthingyourlife.org/
Devon
(United Kingdom)
+44 7801-515-865
Cindy Barnum, LMT, RCST, CD(Dona)
cbarnum2@msn.com
Ojai, CA & Eugene, OR
(United States)
541 991-6217
Claudia Koehler, PT
info(at)lebens-wandel.net
www.lebens-wandel.net/
Dresden
(Germany)
+49 351-2679271
Cynthia Cutting, CNP, SEP, BCST, CNMret
cynthiacutting(at)gmail.com
Williamsville, VT
(United States)
917 902-6114
David Haas, B.Sc.(Hons), RPP, RCST
www.first-expression.co.uk
Surrey, England
(United Kingdom)
+44 1483 423352
Eileen Sendrey, CMT
eileensendrey(at)mac.com
www.eileensendrey.com
Morgan Hill, CA
(United States)
408 892-2820
Frank Carbone
frankjcarbone(at)aol.com
Ojai, CA
(United States)
+805 320-7985
Judyth Weaver, PhD, RCST®, SEP, SAL, RMP
www.judythweaver.com
Seattle, Washington
(United States)
Cortes Island, British Columbia (Canada)
206 361-4124
250 935-8500
Kevin Davis®, LCSW, LMFT, LCAS, SEP
kevindavis701(at)gmail.com
Charlotte, NC
(United States)
704 807-8939
Klaus Kaeppeli, dipl.psych.FSP
klaus.kaeppeli(at)bluewin.ch
Eggersriet, CH-9034
(Switzerland)
+41 7122 34891
Kristin Sipley, RCST®
kristin(at)consciousbeginnings.net
Santa Cruz, California
(United States)
831 295-8384
Lin Vermeiren
biodinamicaperinatal(at)gmail.com
Girona
(Spain)
+34-690-179-969
Mary Jackson, RN, LM, RCST®
mjmidwife(at)gmail.com
www.birthinconnection.com
Ventura, California
(United States)
805 649-3063
Myrna Martin, MN, RCC, RCST®
www.myrnamartin.net
Nelson, British Columbia
(Canada)
250 509-1033
Rebecca MacSween, RCST;
rebeccamacsween(at)gmail.com
Madrid
(Spain)
+34-91-327-2785
Regina Buecher, RPP, RCST, dipl.Heilpaed
rbuecher@einstueckwegbegleitung.de
www.einstueckwegbegleitung.de
Merdingen
(Germany)
+49 7668 950764
Sabera Dringenberg, Heilpraktikerin, BCST
sabera(at)web.de
Stuttgart
(Germany)
+49 176 4200 5788
Sarah Theismann, MA, CMP, SEP, CSB
www.somatictraumahealing.com
Petaluma, CA & other locations
(United States)
510-610-0320
Scott Engler, MA, RCST, BCST
www.heartofstillness.com
Petaluma, California
(United States)
707 953-1441
Susan Lange, OMD, LAc
www.meridianholistic.com
Santa Monica, California
(United States)
310 395-9525 x2#
Tara Blasco, PhD, RCST®
tarablasco(at)gmail.com
www.tarablasco.com
Ojai, California
(United States)
805 646-1269