About Kate White
Kate White is a highly trained bodyworker, prenatal and early childhood educator and trauma resolution specialist. All her therapeutic work and classes arise out of her work as a somatic therapist, where she is passionate about the brain and mind-body medicine. She is a mother of two children, holds a BA and MA in Communication, and is a Registered Craniosacral Therapist in the Biodynamic Craniosacral method. Her work combines somatic therapy with brain development to help give families with babies and small children the best possible start. Her work is a translation of research on how parents are with their children affects neural pathways and perception. She currently lives in Charlottesville, VA. She has developed:
- Integrated Prenatal and Perinatal Dynamics
- Baby Dynamics
- Somatic Wholeness
- Leading Edge Somatic Skills
In 2012 she was recognized by Birth Matters Virginia as being instrumental in improving the culture of birth in central Virginia. She has run a perinatal collaboration in Charlottesville of many kinds of pre and perinatal professionals with whom she created the Healthy Birth Healthy Baby Expo, a very successful educational event that ran for four years starting in 2009.
In 2013, she founded the Department of the Education for the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health where she developed an 11 module course representing the competencies needed to prevent, heal, and educate about the baby's experience of conception, pregnancy, birth, and attachment. She also developed a somatic course online and in person connected to supporting the many educators that come through this online course. You can see more about this a birthpsychology.com. She has been training professionals since 2014.
In 2015, she was honored with the Outstanding Educator Award in pre and perinatal psychology and health by the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health. This peer review award recognizes individuals in the field of pre and perinatal education who have helped "educate professionals and the public, worldwide, that a baby’s experience of conception, pregnancy, and birth creates lifelong consequences for individuals, families, and society."
She has a comprehensive education including anatomy, physiology, neuroscience, embryology, interpersonal neurobiology, infant massage, prenatal massage and autonomic nervous system function of the mother-baby dyad. Her list of trainings equals thousands of hours and practice. She is Board certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). She is certified in adult and infant CPR.
- Certified massage therapist, Potomac Massage Institute, 1995, 500 hours
- Certified prenatal massage therapist, 1995, 2011, 32 hours each
- Certified infant massage therapist, 1995, 6 hours
- Certified Educator of Infant Massage by Infant Massage USA 2015, 25 hours
- Registered Biodynamic craniosacral therapist, 1999, 700 hours
- Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, 2016, 206 hours
She has completed thousands of hours of continuing education. You can see more about her trainings and qualifications here. She has many certificates and course completions.
She has studied with many advanced practitioners in the field of prenatal and perinatal healing, Biodynamic craniosacral therapy, and trauma resolution, including Michael Shea, Franklyn Sills, Cherionna Menzam-Sills, John and Anna Chitty, Tara Blasco, Mary Jackson, Myrna Martin, Ray Castellino, Ariel Giaretto, Berns Galloway, Kathy Kain, Stephen Terrell, and Peter Levine.