Episode 3: Susan Highsmith and the Language of Birth

About Susan Highsmith

Susan Highsmith is a counselor and educator residing in Tucson, AZ. She holds a PhD in Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology and is certified in EMDR, PSYCH-K, and EFT. She instructs and mentors APPPAH PPNE students, masters and doctoral candidates, lectures at universities and community colleges, and speaks at international congresses addressing consciousness in the womb and the long-lasting effects of our earliest experiences. 

Susan has published an easy-to-read primer introducing prenatal and perinatal psychology to young audiences, The Renaissance of Birth: Changing the Language of Childbirth, and The First Fairy Tale, books I and II, stories of conception and an awakening heart. Fairy Tale III: Making Sense will be published in 2020. These tales are metaphors for an ideal passage from the spark of conception to the development of the ability to come into the light, and are specifically designed to be read to babies while they are in the womb..

In addition to being a National Board Certified Counselor, Susan holds a Doctorate of Divinity from the American Institute of Holistic Theology (AIHT) and seeks to balance psychological theory and practice with spiritual and holistic wisdom. Her passion is literally to change the language of childbirth to raise consciousness surrounding our beliefs, our principles and our practices that affect the way we think, feel and act about giving birth and welcoming conscious babies.

In this podcast, we discuss her life and work. She is passionate about the language of birth, helping our families prevent and heal difficult births, conscious conception, conscious aging. and more. She discusses her work with STAR, a model of exploring our early experiences using regression, and the making of the short movie, Babies Know. Here are some explanatory links:

The Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health. Susan and I worked there in the Department of Education. I am Founding Director and ran the department for 6 years. Susan is a mentor there. She was one of the first ones.

The Renaissance of Birth 

The First Fairy Tales: The Adventure Begins 

The First Fairy Tales: The Awakening Heart 

STAR and Barbara Findeisen 

Babies Know: 7 Principles of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology 

Email Susan for copies of the video: [email protected]>