Level 1 Class 1: Morphology of the Eye Region
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.
Level 1 Class 2: FACIAL ASYMMETRY ANALYSIS
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.
Level 1 Class 3: HOW BIRTH IMPACTS THE LARGE CRANIAL BONES
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.
Level 1 Class 4: LIVE SESSION – DEBRIEF Q & A – WRAP UP
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.
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.