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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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.

Ray Castellino and Anna Chitty are offering a 5-module course, Body into Being: Advanced Energetic Somatic Training starting April 4, 2017

  • Applications are still being accepted An opportunity to learn with 2 of the top practitioners in the healing arts - focusing on deepening your skills and building an understanding of the energy flow (drawing from Polarity Therapy theory, c/s work, trauma resolution, group dynamics) and integrating the newest findings on the social nervous system/polyvagal theory.

    "The Body Into Being training was such a rich experience. The collaboration of Ray and Anna was an absolute joy to be part of. They radiated such care and respect for each other, inspiring each other, supporting each other. It was like witnessing and being a part of a luminous dance of yin and yang. Their instruction, gleaned from decades of study, practice and teaching, shined as they created a space of open inquiry. Since the training ended, I am more aware of, and connected to, my core. There's a sense of greater space and ease in my life. I have added confidence in my sessions. I have deepened my practitioner skills. I am so thankful for the other gifted practitioner/students who joined this journey. It was a blessing to deepen our skills and grow together!" - Ed Rockett

Ray Castellino and Mary Seamster, LMP, BC, BCST, amnion/watsu teacher co-facilitate a land/water workshop in May, 2017

  • May 9-13, 2016, Impulse into Being, a 5-day land/water workshop near Portland, with Ray and Mary Seamster. The water part will take place in Mary's salt water heated pool, such a treat! Participants will learn to discover the client's energetic impulses and embroyologic movement patterns that lead to healing. This is in contrast to the practitioner initiating the movement. See flyer for multitude of other practitioner skills to be developed.

Ray Castellino teaches a 3-day workshop in Bremen, Germany in July, 2017

  • 8 July, Ray is part of a 1-day conference, followed by his 3-day workshop Birth and Attachment 9-11 July Experiential exercises will be followed by 'harvesting' of experiences to deepen understanding of our own and others' processes. Organized by Thomas Harms. Email:kontakt@zeppbremen.de

APPPAH Conference San Diego Nov-Dec 2017 Ray Castellino offers a 1/2 pre-conference workshop, then keynotes the conference.

  • November 30, a 1/2-day workshop with Ray. Ray is also giving the keynote speech at the conference which is Dec 1-3.

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.