At a Glance...
The main aim of the specific Module is to familiarize the
student with the works of the Pioneers in the field of Prenatal Psychology
in the modern times. Thus, there is a link between Freud’s Psychoanalysis
as his students Otto Rank, Sandor Ferensczi, Wilhelm Reich and Karl Jung
were among the ones who took Analysis from the childhood to deeper
“depths” exploring the birth dynamics and its impact on Life. There are
three groups of Pioneers: The Early Pioneers, the Middle Generation and
the Torch Bearers, the ones who are still developing and evolving
Prenatal Psychology. In Part I we'll study the Early Pioneers and some of
the Middle Generation.
and more specifically
The Module presents the principles of their theories, as
well as techniques that they have developed and taught. Thus, the Student
will have the opportunity to learn about the "The Will Therapy",
"The Theory of Genitality" & "Mutual Analysis",
"Birth Simulation Techniques to heal the Birth Trauma", "Dream
Analysis Techniques", "Psychosynthesis" &
"Biosynthesis" Basic Structures. As the student has the opportunity
to understand and follow the line of thought but also is able to recognize
and use Therapeutic tools introduced by those prenatal Pioneers, the
Student will have the Opportunity to reflect on his experiences and better
understand himself and others.
There are no prerequisites for this course. However, the
course will be conducted at the level expected of Undergraduate Students or
Professionals and Executives who can critically think and reflect. Therefore,
for all participants, reading and writing comfortably in English at the
Undergraduate College Level is desirable as well as a reflective Mind to delve
Although the lectures are designed to be self-contained,
students wanting to expand their knowledge even further will be guided to do so
through extensive bibliography. Students are advised to read the required
readings either before or soon after each unit, but in advance of the next
unit. Recommended and supplemental readings can be read any time throughout the
course in the self-study context and this is what will take your understanding
to new heights.
There will be video lectures (60-75 minutes each or longer)
each week. The lectures can be divided into about 4-6 segments, separated by
interactive quiz questions for you to to help you process and understand
the material. In addition, there will be a problem set and a programming
assignment each week and there will be a final exam. You are encouraged to
maintain a personal journal of thoughts, observations and experiences during
the course. For the community work, there will be action learning activities
which will involve you talking to others in your environment. A brief essay is
to be written based on your experience.
In this 1st part of the Module, you will explore the following Prenatal
Psychology Pioneers and their work:
The Trauma of Birth (Otto Rank)
The Theory of Genitality (Sandor Ferensczi)
Umbilical Affect (Nandor Fodor & Francis Mott)
The Mother/Father/Child Archetypes (Karl Jung)
Subconcious Mind, Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (Pierre Janet)
Prenatal Dreams, The Survivor Twin (Lietart Peerbolte)
Psychosynthesis (Roberto Assagioli)
Body Armoring (Wilhelm Reich)
Biosynthesis (David Boadella)
The Fetal Origins of History (Psychohistory)
What is the most miraculous thing about this course?
You will have the opportunity to meet some of the most
admirable minds in the field and learn for ... yourself!
Will I be able to apply the learning?
Yes, each unit will include reflective exercises and action
learning assignments to help you understand and experiment with the ideas
studied at work or at home in your life. You will learn techniques for
inspiring vision, engaging mindfulness, spreading compassion and being playful
and enthusiastic building your inner understanding and improving your
Do I have to do community work right from the beginning of
Yes, community work is an integral part of this educational
program. You are expected to offer 4 hours of community work a week, which will
Do I have to do any personal work right from the
Yes, since this educational program goes very deep, it is
important for you to have your support system and personal work is an integral
part of it. You can choose to work individually or in a group in your area and
it is advisable that you opt for prenatal psychology to be the Psychology Thought
you work with, if this is possible where you live. A session of 2 hours a week
You will have the opportunity to communicate with the most
inspiring Human Minds who deciphered the mysteries of the beginning of our
life! Your eyes will start seeing a lot more things, previously hidden!
What resources will I need for this course?
All you need is an Internet connection and the time to read
and discuss the exciting materials available online.