Impact of Betrayal on the Autonomic Nervous System by John Chitty, RPP, RCST
The baby has an experience of pregnancy and birth that is rarely acknowledged by medicine, especially in obstetrics. In this talk, John Chitty describes the Polyvagal Theory by Stephen Porges and how the acute sensitivity of the autonomic nervous system of the baby responds to birthing practices.
About John Chitty, RPP, RCST
John Chitty was the co-director of the Colorado School of Energy Studies in Boulder, CO, where he taught polarity and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy with his wife, Anna Chitty for many years. He was Manager of Meadowlark Health Center (Hemet, CA) in the late 1980s. He is author of Dancing with Yin and Yang: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Psychotherapy and Randolph Stone’s Polarity Therapy. He also co-authored Energy Exercises: Easy Exercises for Health and Vitality Based on Randolph Stone’s Polarity Therapy. He has produced educational materials for the CSES YouTube channel, and written numerous articles for various publications. He served five terms as President of the American Polarity Therapy Association and also served on the Boards of Directors for associations including Polarity, Biodynamic Craniosacral and Peter Levine’s Foundation for Human Enrichment (the organization for Somatic Experiencing®). He has also been a guest teacher at energy therapy schools in various locations such as Zurich, Austin, Santa Fe and Minneapolis. With CSES, John was director of the Polarity Therapy programs. He died in February, 2019. See more about the Colorado School of Energy Studies here.