Our Mission

The goal of Castellino Prenatal and Birth Training is to make Prenatal and Birth Therapy available to the world community for children, adults, and especially for babies and new families with the highest possible integrity, efficiency and compassion.

Dr. Raymond F. Castellino facilitates people of all ages to resolve and repattern prenatal and birth trauma imprinting. This includes facilitating babies and children in the family setting and adults in individual and small group settings. He also offers phone support for parents, adults, and professionals seeking supervision. He works both alone and together with midwife Mary Jackson.

In addition to working with people and their families himself, Dr. Castellino also offers educational services to train others in these skills. His educational services include a two-year (48-day) Foundation Training, as well as numerous presentations and seminars both locally and worldwide.

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Healing Powers of the Meditative Flute with Gary Roba

    Saturday, February 3rd, 2018. 7 PM
    Somatic Sanctuary
    410 West Ojai Ave., Ojai

    Gary Roba is a world class bamboo flute player. A graduate of the the New England Conservatory of Music and a Fulbright Scholar, Gary has spent decades living in Taiwan, India, Thailand, Indonesia, Turkey and Japan, immersing himself in the traditional flute music of each ancient culture. We are so fortunate to have Gary with us in Ojai to play a meditative, sound-healing performance on the ancient East Asian flute, the Xiao.

    In Gary’s words: "My approach to sound healing is an integration of my studies of both traditional eastern music and western energy healing modalities, beginning in the late 1980’s. I am particularly influenced by the Biodynamic Osteopathy of Dr. James Jealous and the Pre & Perinatal Somatic Psychology of Dr. Ray Castellino, both of whom I’ve had the opportunity to study with extensively. I will be playing the Xiao, an ancient Daoist and Buddhist bamboo flute, which I studied for many years with Master Winson Liao. The Xiao is ideally suited to the spontaneous, energetically interactive blend of sound and silence that will guide us together into a palpable relationship with the creative, healing forces of Life and Nature."

    Suggested donation: $20.00
    RSVP to Frank Carbone, Email: frankjcarbone@aol.com


    Gary requests that attendees please do not partake of alcohol, recreational drugs or plant medicine on the day of the event.

    NEW DVD: Two Layers of Support: Creating the Conditions for Healing

    In this in-depth interview by Susan Lange OMT, LAc, Raymond Castellino describes the origins, nature and method of his remarkable work of re-patterning prenatal and birth trauma imprinting with infants and adults. This DVD describes the layering of relationship necessary for healing to take place.

    $30 + $4 shipping and $2.33 tax if shipped within CA (so $36.33 within CA, $34 outside of CA within the US)

    To order contact Sandra Castellino: sandra@castellinotraining.com or call 805 687-2897.

    APPPAH Conference San Diego Nov 30th - Dec 3rd, 2017
    Ray Castellino and Mary Jackson RN, CNM RCST offer a 1/2 day pre-conference workshop, then they keynote the conference following John and Anna Chitty.

    Nov 30, 2017: Connection and the Family Social Nervous System, a 1/2-day pre-APPPAH conference workshop with Ray and Mary
    • In this experiential workshop, the focus will be preparing families for birth and following up with them after birth. You will experience, from the inside out, how family energy fields emerge and provide optimal environments for the whole family. Mary and Ray will show videos of family sessions that demonstrate their work and answer the question: How do family and birth practitioners need to be so that babies and families can emerge from traumatic early prenatal and birth experiences into vibrant, regulated, resourced families and individuals?
    December 1-3 Conference, Keynotes Saturday morning, Dec 2, Connection: The Social Nervous System, the Blueprint and Clinical Application in Prenatal and Birth Therapy.

    Ray and Mary will be presenting in coordination with John Chitty, RPE, BCST, ABD and Anna Chitty, RPP, BCST, SEP, ABD, two Keynotes on Connection, 1.5 hour each with 15 min Q & A at the end of each segment.
    • John Chitty: The Social Nervous System and Connection (Porges) and Anna Chitty: The Blueprint as a Resource and Connection
    • Ray Castellino & Mary Jackson: The Family Social Nervous System: Clinical Application with Prenatal Couples and Families.
      • Ray and Mary will demonstrate how the Social Nervous System and Blueprint energies promote healthy, regulated, resourced families; how co-regulated relationships, adding layers of support and dropping into tempos that allow integration lead to healthy families, how they achieve these states/harmonic resonance in prenatal and family sessions.

    Infant and Toddler Sleep web seminar

    Interviews with Rebecca Thompson

      Ray Castellino and midwife Mary Jackson are teaming up with Rebecca Thompson of Consciously Parenting to share cutting-edge information that brings scientific research to you in ways you can actually use in your parenting. These audio interviews will cover some of the most popular parenting topics. The first of these classes, Infant and Toddler Sleep, is available online for free, and more are currently in production.

    Interview with Chloe Faith Wordsworth

About Dr. Castellino

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Raymond Castellino, DC (retired), RPP, RPE, RCST®, draws on over 45 years of experience as a natural health care practitioner, consultant and teacher. He is a pioneer in the field of Pre and Perinatal therapy and of using energetic and somatic approaches to facilitate attachment and bonding. His current practice focuses on the resolution of prenatal, birth and other early trauma and stressand developing teachable methods of supporting families and small groups of adults. His contribution to the field includes developing or expanding:

Dr. Castellino developed the Womb Surround Process Workshop for small groups of adults. He had discovered and developed clinical approaches and skill sets that carry over to family work with children and are applied in both Womb Surrounds, BEBA Family Sessions and in About Connections. As such BEBA, About Connections, the Womb Surround Process Workshops, Professional Training. Body into Being and Community outreach seminars and workshops constitute wings of integrated pre and peri-natal delivery and educational system.

These innovations include the Castellino 7 guiding Principles for small groups and families. These principles are cornerstones for the creating safety and high level function and optimal growth of babies and children in the context of relationships in their families.

He has developed a teachable method for working with families and small groups of adults as an energetic relational field. This innovation is a major game changer for facilitating families and adults in a relational social nervous system field.

He has developed approaches that support families and small groups of adults to efficiently and safely evolve into harmonic resonance and co-regulated states while supporting individuation and differentiation at the same time. Together with Mary Jackson home birth midwife they have developed a system for evaluating the needs of pregnant mom’s, their babies and the father that involves establishing “two layers of support” to the baby, the mother, the father and also the birth team. They have clinically discovered that when the layers of competent support are in place the mother and baby are free to find the impulses they need to birth from the inside out.

He has worked with the primary rhythms of families and small groups of adults, has discovered and continues to do ongoing clinical research on the slow rhythms that govern coherence and high level attunement in relationships. Currently he measures this rhythm to oscillate at 5 minute cycles. This rhythm is substantially slower than the Tidal Rhythms as defined by the Osteopathic and Craniosacral healing disciplines. He calls these slow occulting rhythmic cycles, “relational field cycles,” and observes that the relational field cycles govern the innate knowing of birth, bonding and attachment.

He has developed a series of protocols for facilitating families and small groups when the families or groups manifesting “double bind” paradoxical energies. These protocols are self-published as part of his professional training manual available to trainees in his professional trainings.

Ray is doing ongoing research on the manifestation of “sequential behavioral patterns” that originate from “sequential imprinting” from ancestral, conception, gestation and birth experience.

He has developed numerous integrated somatic/psychological approaches for discovering how all beings implicitly remember early pre and perinatal experiences. Some of these include facilitated movement, supported attachment, dynamic creative opposition, dynamic squeeze.

Lastly, with his work with Mary Jackson, Tara Blasco and Anna Chitty he has developed and discovered several ways to anchor into universal resourced states that he and Anna Chitty refer to as the “Blueprint Energies.” These blueprint states of consciousness provide a basis for gently and safely discovering early imprint implicit somatic memories through intention, the co-regulation tempo, movement in highly cooperative relational fields and connected social processes.

These approaches are all applicable for pre-nates, mothers, couples, families and small groups of adults and form the basis for his work in BEBA, About Connections, Womb Surround Workshops, his Foundation Trainings, Body into Being and other professional seminars.