The Prenatal and Perinatal Somatic Collective

A Referral Network

Many professions now embrace that babies have experiences starting preconception, including conception, prenatal life, birth and after birth. These professions included fetal medicine, neuroscience, epigenetics, bonding and attachment, psychology, maternity, somatic psychology, trauma resolution, baby therapies and more. We know that our earliest experiences have lifelong implications.


The mission of the Prenatal and Perinatal (PPN) Somatic Collective is to provide education about skills and application of prenatal and perinatal somatic health practices, to preserve the legacy of our therapeutic paradigm, and create opportunities for practitioners to go deeper to learn the art and practice of PPN.


The PPN Somatic Collective provides a practitioner directory of professionals who are trained to work with earliest trauma: with adults, mothers-baby dyads, families, and those trained in Integrated Prenatal and Perinatal Dynamics (a professional training offered through this online platform). The Collective is supported by The Hearth, a monthly meeting of PPN Somatic enthusiasts that provides interviews and informal talks, skills, lectures, and reflective practices. Our field of practices recognizes that the roots of human health start preconception, and that our earliest experiences including conception, prenatal life, birth and after birth up to 18 months may provide a template for health lifelong. The PPN Somatic Collective consists of highly trained practitioners trained by Ray Castellino, Anna Chitty, John Chitty, and Myrna Martin in addition to other interests and passions, and who have commitments to teaching prenatal and perinatal somatic therapies. These trainers have come together to provide basic skills and information, and possibilities to dive deeper into training for participants.

Your Instructor

Kate White
Kate White

Kate White is an award-winning craniosacral and massage therapist, prenatal and early childhood educator. She is trained in somatic therapies, prenatal and perinatal health, lactation, brain development, infant mental health, and has specialized in mother-baby dyad care using somatic prevention and trauma healing approaches for nearly 20 years. She is a mother of two children, holds a BA and MA in Communication, is a Registered Craniosacral Therapist in the Biodynamic Craniosacral method and a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner. Her work combines somatic therapy with brain development to help give families with babies and small children the best possible start. She is Founder and former Director of Education for the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health from 2013 – 2019 where she created the world renown Prenatal and Perinatal Educator Certificate program, a large online educational program for professionals. She teaches classes online and in person around the world and offers a training called Integrated Prenatal and Perinatal Dynamics. She has a private practice in Charlottesville, VA called Belvedere Integrated Healing Arts ( and offers her own seminars through the Center for Prenatal and Perinatal Programs,

Course Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
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