Birth Mask Reveal Level 1 Training
with 
Karlton Terry 

You are invited to join us on a special journey lead by Karlton Terry around the birth mask. A “birth mask” is what we see in the face of a baby, especially a newborn, or in the features formed by birth that are still apparent in an adult face. It is always called a birth mask, no matter what the age, because the causative dynamics were compression and drag forces from birth. The mask-making outcome of cranial and facial molding, when properly and empathically studied, reveals a person’s birth story, and shines a bright light on how birth, such as any intense experience, shapes and molds one’s nature and character.

In this 4-part training, you will learn directly from Karlton Terry as he shares how Birth Masks are the story of our cranial and facial molding caused by compression and drag forces during birth. Evaluating the Birth Mask enables us to appreciate clues to the physical and psycho-emotional story of the client’s birth. A diverse range of practitioners can benefit from this information to support their clients in an efficient and compassionate manner. When the traces of trauma are acknowledged, most human beings are instantly moved to compassion, and a deeper field of “holding” opens.

Karlton Terry

Karlton is one of the world’s leading baby therapists and instructors. His courses are now being taught across Europe, Australia and the US where he supervises and continues to influence some of the preeminent baby therapists of this generation. Now he wants to share the gifts of Accurate Empathy, Baby Body Language, Somato-magnetism, and the Birth Mask Reveal (BMR) with practitioners and parents in the Americas.

 

BMR Level 1 Class 1- Morphology of the Eye Region

November 2, 2023 2:00pm EST

 

Because there are so many small and vulnerable bones around the eyes, all vaginally born babies, most emergency C-section babies, and even most planned C-section babies have imprints from birth that are held in the Eye Region. These imprints appear as asymmetries.

In this first class, you will learn about the compression and drag forces that create asymmetry and cause differing eye sizes, “eye splits,” a recessed eye, and asymmetrical (non-binocular) vision. You will also learn about maladies affecting the eye muscles, the nervous system, and emotional/psychological systems which hold the birth imprints in place as implicit memory, even through adulthood.

Eye imprints influence the optic nerve which conveys integral information to the brain and affects the way we see the world. Torsions and even lesions are created in the many layers of connective tissues and muscles due to the perinatal head rotating under pressure through the narrowest part of the birth canal.

birth psychology practitioners
birth psychology practitioners

BMR Level 1 Class 2: Facial Asymmetry Analysis

November 16, 2023, 2pm EDT

 

From the top of the forehead to the bottom of the chin, no one is completely symmetrical, not even planned C section babies. The lines of asymmetry have a story to tell about where pressures made imprints, where rotational events or attempts failed, and where struggles succeeded.

In the second class, you find out how the variation of direction of the cranium passing through the birth canal causes asymmetrical imprints because of the compressive forces pushing in different directions at various points during different moments of descent. This is why almost everyone’s nose is slightly crooked.

BMR Level 1 Class 3: How Birth Impacts the Large Cranial Bones

November 30, 2023, 2pm EDT

 

Because a perinate’s cranial bones are thin and not fully ossified, even the four large cranial bones (the Frontal, Parietal, and Occipital), are subject to twisting, buckling, and warping from the forces of the uterine contractions pressing the head through the birth canal.

Unit 3 of this training will cover: how compression and drag forces impact the four large cranial bones parietal and frontal bone ‘overrides’ and ‘underrides’superciliary archway depressions the overall morphology of the cranium, and the brain the meninges, the falx, and the tentorium and how these important membranes and proximal tissues are affected by birth

birth psychology practitioners
birth psychology practitioners

BMR Level 1 Class 4: Live Q&A, Wrap up

December 14th 2:00pm EST

This class has a different format, having three individual parts with time segments as follows: 

Part 1 — 45 min.s — 10 min. break;

Part 2 — 55 min.s — 20 min. break;

Part 3 — 65 min.s  

Part 1 A volunteer or chosen participant, after having a preparation supervision with Karlton, will execute a live BMR on a client, explaining the diagramming, and exploring the prominent presenter with the class.  

Part 2 Actual BMR live demo. A volunteer or chosen participant will bring a baby client with its mother (and father if possible), and together with KT will execute a live BMR session while the participants observe, keep track of questions, and take notes.  

Part 3a The BMR will be discussed and evaluated step by step.

Teaching points will highlight the structure, feel, and flow of how to do a BMR. There will be a particular emphasis on:

  • how KT develops rapport with the mother
  • how the prominent presenter was uncovered
  • how information was shared with the mother
  • how KT tracked the tolerance threshold of the mother
  • how the homework assignments were developed to honor both the needs of the baby, and the tolerance threshold/self-regulation of the mother.

Part3b Closure. KT will address a few final questions and discuss the nature of Level 2 of the BMR training: Implicit Memory Illumination.

FAQ

How can I access this class?

This is an online workshop which requires access to Zoom in order to participate. Once you are registered, an email will be sent prior to each session with a Zoom link for access.

Will recordings be available after the live sessions?
Yes, recordings will be available to session registrants only within the course, for a limited time.
What time zone will the course be using?
All live session times are for United States Eastern time zone.
Are refunds available?
Live Virtual Workshop Refund Policy: Refunds are available 30 days prior to the start of the live virtual workshop, minus a $25 administrative fee.  There will be no refunds available after the start date of the workshop. Recordings will be available for viewing after each session.