Attuning to Our Core Essence

Foundational Teachings of Ray Castellino

with Tara Blasco, PhD and Mary Jackson, RN, LM, RCST

Carrying Forward the Foundational Work of Ray Castellino

With Midwife Mary Jackson and Tara Blasco PhD

Ray Castellino made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of prenatal and perinatal psychology.  He passed away in December of 2020 after actively teaching his work around the world for 50 years.  In this five-week series you will have the opportunity to hear lectures not previously available to the general public. His teaching team of Tara Blasco and Mary Jackson will host this series to share this important work.


He created a unique framework for practitioners to support the health of all families and relationships.  In this program you will be guided each week in practices that were created by Ray along with an opportunity to participate in live questions and answers. Tara and Mary will also be interacting with volunteers supporting them in their PPN process and inquiries.

This is a special opportunity as a practitioner to participate and work with these amazing teachers.

Ray Castellino was a master teacher and therapist for understanding our earliest experiences, including experiences in the womb and during birth. Ray was the founder of Castellino Foundation Training, an approach to prenatal and perinatal somatic psychology and co-founder of Building and Enhancing Bonding and Attachment (BEBA), a clinic for families. He has collaboratively developed a comprehensive program that provides services for families and individuals, and for prenatal and perinatal professional development. During these recorded teachings, Ray teaches how to ground in the resilient resourcing blueprint and from there, explores traumatic imprints. These recorded teachings will be facilitated by his co-teachers Mary Jackson and Tara Blasco and will include time for live Q&A with them.

Regular Registration: $275

APPPAH Premier Members: $225
APPPAH Premier Members receive $50 off discount which will automatically be reduced at the time of purchase.
Questions? email [email protected]

Tara Blasco PhD, RCST 

Tara Blasco has a PhD in prenatal and perinatal psychology from the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute, and has worked at the BEBA clinic since 2001. She is the current director of the BEBA clinic and was the co-director with Ray Castellino until he passed in Dec 2020. She works as the facilitator at the Ojai BEBA clinic and offers online sessions. She is a certified craniosacral therapist. She is a Certified Womb Surround Process Workshop facilitator and supervisor through Castellino training. She co-teaches Dr. Castellino’s Foundation Training in Spain and in the US together with Ray Castellino (until he passed) and with Mary Jackson. She is the co-director of the non-profit organization Global Resource Alliance dedicated to the alleviation of poverty and disease, and supporting communities in the Mara region of Tanzania.  

Mary Jackson RN, LM, RCST 

Mary has been a home birth Midwife since 1975. She has attended over 2,500 births in the Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Ojai, California areas and has attended the home births of her second generation of babies. She is a certified Castellino Process Workshop Leader and co-teaches the Castellino Pre and Perinatal Birth Training. In the first year after incorporating these pre and perinatal approaches in her midwifery practice her home to hospital transfer rate went from 20% to 6%. Mary is participating in cutting edge research about imprints that occur around the time of conception, pregnancy and birth and how they affect us throughout the rest of our lives and what it takes to heal from challenges in these experiences. She is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and leads trainings throughout the world.   

Session One

  • Introducing the unique qualities of Ray Castellino’s work
  • Grounding Meditation that orients you into your Body
birth psychology practitioners
birth psychology practitioners

Session Two

Birth: our children come through us but not from us.

  • Laying the Groundwork of working with PPN Skills
  • Pacing – finding the doorway to your Core Essence
  • Live Q & A with Tara and Mary

    Session Three: Eight Principles of Relationship


    • Ray’s eight essential principles of Relationship
    • More foundational training
    • Live Q & A with Tara and Mary
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    birth psychology practitioners

    Session Four: Bonding and Attachment

    • Respecting umbilical cord separation
    • How layers of support create the field
    • Feeling the support of the field

      Session Five


      • Words from Ray about life and death
      • Blessing Circle
      • Live Q & A with Mary and Tara
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      Current Status
      Not Enrolled


      How can I access this class? 

      This is an on-demand course, once you have purchased the recordings are available to view anytime. There is no time limit on viewing these recordings.  Should availability change, all purchasers will be notified in advance.

      Are refunds available?

      On-Demand Course Refund Policy:

      Refunds are not available for our on-demand courses.