Course Instructor: Kate White, Kate White, MA, BCBMT, RCST®, CEIM, SEP
Kate White is an award-winning prenatal and perinatal educator
and an advanced bodyworker. 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, a Registered Craniosacral Therapist in the
Biodynamic Craniosacral method and a Somatic Experiencing®
Practitioner. Her work combines somatic therapy, birth
preparation, recovery from difficult birth, trauma resolution and
brain development to help give families with babies and small
children the best possible start. She is the Founding Director of Education for the Association for
Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health and currently administers an online program for
parents and parent professionals, runs a private practice and offers her own seminars through the
Center for Prenatal and Perinatal Programs, ppncenter.com.
What is a “Leading Edge”? Simply put, the “leading edge” is a term coined by Ray Castellino that means a primary therapeutic window for healing and repatterning imprints that are overwhelming, and running unconsciously in our lives. While working in our leading edge, we can bridge and integrate the energy that has been frozen or encapsulated in our bodies with the skills of presence, conscious awareness and the bodily, felt sense. You can learn to recognize your leading edge, and gain skills and practice to change the pattern! You can choose a new way. Come learn!
This first class will address the autonomic nervous system function, or your quest for safety, and it will help you identify your “leading edge.” Lots of good work can be done in this place. Skills of grounding, settling, and recognition will be taught, with interventions as time allows.
“Leading Edge helped me become more conscious to my behaviors and reactions to the world. The course material taught me how to navigate my feelings and actions, and in turn prepared me to deal with challenging situations. As a manager of people in my job, Leading Edge enabled me to recognize states of emotions in myself as well as my staff. The skills I learned grounded me and empowered me to gain control of my behaviors. The most rewarding aspect of the class was self-growth. I have taken these tools and used them with my work colleagues, which has breathed new life into our team. They’ve reported feeling encouraged, inspired by their company, and prepared to tackle difficult facets of their jobs. Kate has given me hope in that I have the ability to change and grow into the person I’ve always wanted to be. Before Leading Edge, I felt trapped and stuck in cyclical patterns that would inevitably resurface time and time again in my home life as well as at work. Becoming aware of what these patterns are and why they are a part of me has allowed me to connect to myself and ultimately find inner peace and joy.” — Christianna Deichman, Massachusetts