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 $2.40 tax if shipped within CA (so $36.40 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 Mary Jackson are part of a week-long conference in Findhorn, Scotland this September

  • September 3-9, 2016, A Findhorn Foundation Conference: Healthy Birth, Healthy Earth. There is a profound relationship between the way humans are born and the way we treat our environment. From conception, gestation and birth through to early childhood, a consciously supported beginning to life is crucial to the future of civilisation and the Earth. This is an opportunity to explore these topics with Ray, Mary and many other leaders in the field of natural birthing.

Ray Castellino is speaking at an online summit Psychotherapy 2.0: Leading Edge Discoveries and Teachings on Neuroscience, Trauma, Mindfulness, and Attachment Theory, Sept 7-13, 2016.

  • Ray’s presentation is Sept 11 (9 am Pacific Time): “Pre- and Peri-Natal Perspectives and Somatic Psychology: Seven Principles for Healthy Families and Small Groups of People.” If you sign up, which is free, you’ll receive a 24 page paper, "Neuroplasticity— The Game-Changer for Stress, Shame, and Trauma" by Linda Graham, and a link to more information on Ray’s and the other’s free talks. After the summit you will have the option of buying copies of the talks and papers by the presenters including a video and a paper by Ray.

Ray Castellino teaches a 3-day workshop in London, England in September, 2016

  • September 14-16, 2016, Pre and Peri-natal Sequencing Imprints with Ray Castellino, organized by Michael Kern, Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust. We can look at almost any action we take and notice where we break down - turns out the origin of our ability to stay present in intention, preparation, action, completion and integration is affected in our very early lives. Awareness of our patterns is the first step to manifesting greater presence in all aspects of our lives. Experiential exercises will be followed by 'harvesting' of experiences to deepen our understanding or our own and others' processes.

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. "Impulse into Being" 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.

Infant and Toddler Sleep web seminar

Consciously Parenting & About Connections, with Rebecca Thompson, Ray Castellino, and Mary Jackson, are thrilled to present a 4 part audio series web-seminar on Infant and Toddler Sleep. You are invited to go to http://www.consciouslyparenting.com/ondemand/LPBC to find out how you can hear this program.

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

On September 24th, 2009, Dr. Ray Castellino was interviewed by Chloe Faith Wordsworth of Resonance Repatterning on her internet radio show. You can listen to the show online for free (scroll down to #43, "From Birth To Breast"), or purchase a transcript for $12.00.

About Dr. Castellino

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Raymond Castellino, DC (retired), RPP, RPE, RCST®, draws on over four decades of experience as a natural health care practitioner, consultant and teacher. His current practice focuses on the resolution of prenatal, birth and other early trauma and stress.

In addition to his work at Castellino Training, Ray is currently involved in two other projects:

  • He is co-founder About Connections with home birth midwife Mary Jackson, where they prepare families for birth, support the birth process, do follow up integration. The methods they have developed has reduced home birth transfers to the hospital from 20% to 3% in over 100 births. They also work with families and individuals of all ages to resolve the effects of early imprinting.
  • He is the Clinical Director of BEBA (Building and Enhancing Bonding and Attachment), a non-profit research clinic in Santa Barbara devoted to strengthening the bonds between babies/children and their parents and optimizing children's physical, emotional and mental development.

Dr. Castellino is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Association for Pre- & Peri-natal Psychology and Health, the American Physical Therapy Association, the Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America, and others. He was a founding board member of the Alliance for Transforming the Lives of Children.

He has been practicing and teaching prenatal and birth therapy since 1993.

(Read full curriculum vitae).