APPPAH's 23rd International Congress Baby Therapy Day Clinic with Karlton Terry

Welcome to the Baby Therapy Day Clinic Recording package! This clinic took place at APPPAH’s 23rd International Congress in Denver, Colorado. With the help of an APPPAH member and PPNE student, Lorena Teran, our team was able to assemble a group of videographers and assistants to bring this session to life. Our assistants included Kathryn Terry, Sara Devoy, CST,  Christianna Deichmann, BCST, LMT, and Lorena Teran, Doula and owner of Babies Under My Wing in Colorado.

The team here at APPPAH is so excited to share this video package with you, because it offers a rare opportunity to view a pioneer in this field demonstrate a modality of therapy at the forefront of the prenatal and perinatal sciences; how to work with babies and help them process their birth and any events of overwhelm or trauma from the prenatal life and the birth.

The package is inclusive of the following components:

  • 1 hour session with baby and mom
  • 2.5 hour debrief session
  • Prenatal Parenting In Times of Crisis Article

We hope you enjoy this unique opportunity and refer to the course notes on how you can obtain more information to deepen your understanding of the concepts unearthed in this video such as:

  • Baby Body LanguageTM: non volitional gestures that represent the psyche and stored implicit memory
  • Umbilical Affect: how a baby absorbs toxins or emotions from its mother through the umbilical cord and the resulting postures held in the fascia, muscle tissue, and fluid field of the baby to cope or armor against overwhelming emotions
  • Jane Goodall Effect
  • Divine Homesickness and Twin Loss
  • Leg Pedalling
  • Haunted Womb Syndrome
  • Tolerance Threshold
  • Prominent Presenter

Karlton meets Harrison a five-month old baby boy who is the delight and joy of his family. He had a relatively straightforward hospital birth. The mother was administered piticon, but reported no complications or difficulties. She revealed that she miscarried just before conceiving Harrison. The loss was devastating for her and she was quite worried about losing Harrison. Karlton takes time unpacking the details of Harrison’s birth with the mother to look for any clues that may activate an implicit memory response in Harrison. He also energetically palpates the baby’s cranium to check for any areas of compression left from the vaginal birth. Harrison seems quite content and expresses no discomfort from his stages passing through the pelvis. What he does present is the squeezing and wringing of his feet before and during the time the mom shares her story of the miscarriage.

Karlton works with the mother to help palpate Harrison’s abdomen and work out pockets of energetic holding that manifests as fascial constrictions inferior to his diaphragm. As the palpation continues deeper into the pelvis region, the mom processes her loss and deeply connects with her son. Harrison’s feet unfurl and the caudal muscle tissues relax. Karlton points out that caudal shunting as a strategy to defend against umbilical affect can cause developmental delays with crawling and walking.

For further reading, a participant can purchase a digital version of his Umbilical Affect manual he wrote. The text illustrates the anatomical and physiological functions of the umbilical cord and how the baby’s relationship with its cord creates life-long impacts on the child’s psyche. 

Recommended Reading:

Umbilical Affect Digital Book

Karlton Terry’s New Parenting Can Change Your World: Plus the Cure for Colic

Join us for this rare opportunity to commemorate 40 years of cutting-edge content from APPPAH and 30 years of teachings from a legendary thought leader in the pre and perinatal sciences!


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. 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.

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