• Whole-Self Approaches to Prebirth Psychology & Medicine


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    The Whole-Self Model has the potential to change the course of human evolution!
    Dr. Ludwig Janus, Past President, International Society of Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology & Medicine

    For half a century Whole-Self Psychology, Philosophy & Education has been dedicated to bringing the vision of Dr. Janus into reality.This book shares the odyssey as presented at the 1st International Meeting-Conference for Whole-Self Prebirth Psychology, Philosophy & Education© through the life work experiences of 11 distinguished Whole-Self Country Co-Directors who have been & are leading the way in showing the possibility of gently bringing humanity’s reality into truth.It was in 1970 that Whole-Self Prebirth Discovery & Development was conceived with the evolutionary discovery that when my pregnant mother, & father, too, experience a trauma during my gestation, I am born with that trauma memory. During my life, as child into adulthood, I non-consciously live with those trauma patterns as if they are my own until I recognize, recall, re-experience & release them. Whole-Self Prebirth Psychology helps me to understand the ‘parable’ or ‘mythos’ of my family psycho-history. W-SPP is a gentle, loving, transpersonal, multi-dimensional psychological educational process through which, in the first person: I turn my subjective realities - what my personality believes happened into objective truth - what actually happened. Its Latin motto is REALITAS AD VERITATIS, Reality to Truth. Its hypothesis is that through my homeostasis my Mother is healed; my family is healed; my community is healed; all of humanity is healed. In the chapters of this book, my consciousness is gifted with the quantum wisdom of the presenting experts in human discovery & development. The book is an invitation for participation into a universal harmony all of which have the potential to change the course of human evolution into actual wholeness & wellness!

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    Dear colleagues,

    We are going under an unprecedented experience globally which may mark unforeseen changes to the lifestyles and attitudes of the humanity!

    As researchers, health professionals or just thinking scholars/ people we are in front of numerous questions asking for answers.

    The International Journal of Prenatal & Life Sciences (DOI:10.24946/IJPLS) (https://www.journalprenatalife.com) has undertaken the initiative of studying the theme and present a book written by selective authors interested in it.

    You are kindly asked to respond to the call of this invitation. Your contribution is highly appreciated.

    Thank you


    In all phases of our life experience we are in constant interplay between our genetic inheritance and the environment in which we develop. We seem to be shaped by the active dialogue of our nature (genes) and nurture (environment). When nurture is suboptimal, we pay a lifelong price[1]. Developing (un)born babies can respond to adverse conditions in the womb (environment) in order to protect their growing brain and heart. However this protection mechanism has its own toll, especially if it has to extend over a prolonged period of time during life before birth: Such babies are more prone to heart disease, diabetes, cancer, depression, obesity, addiction, violence … and altered stress responses during life after birth[2]. The nature-nurture interaction –sometimes controversy as well- impacts our understanding of the origins of good health and Quality of Life.

    At the same time, there is an always present debate over change. In our possible tendency to seek the optimal ever, we are frequently involved –actively or passively- in becoming agents of change (or resisting it). Change seems to bear its own complexity. What happens when we seek a change from the sub-optimal to the optimal? Has it been the inner story of our history? Or the efforts of the (un)born to change the sub-optimal womb conditions still repeated in life after birth and during adulthood? What happens when we resist change from the optimal (or thought of as optimal) to sub-optimal (or thought of as such/ or just unknown)? Are there things that should never change or better still are there things that NEVER CHANGE?

    And how is it that despite the fact that there is only ONE constant: change, we fear it so much?

    This paradox of change is a theme of multiple aspects. This is the main theme of the suggested book content.

    Indicative title chapters:

    1. Change: Philosophies, Principles & Values Throughout History and in a Modern World
    2. The Complexity of Change
    3. Theories of Change
    4. The Biology of Change: The Role of Our Immune System in Change
    5. The Change Impact
    6. Being Conceived, Gestated, Born and Growing Up at times of Change
    7. (Prenatal) Parenting During Adversities (outbreaks, wars, pandemics etc.)
    8. What is Left Behind? What is in the Horizon?
    9. Are We Ready for Change?
    10. Open to your suggestions

    Certainly, you are absolutely free to make your own chapter proposal. You can propose any chapter abstract under the suggested general themes or a new one.

    The book is aimed to a general thinking adult audience from a multidisciplinary background.

    Chapters can be any length between 15 to 30 pages (please feel free to express yourself fully and the length suggested here is just to give you an idea, but not to restrict your creativity)

    Deadline for your abstract: Mid-April 2020

    Manuscripts to be complete: Mid -June 2020

    Chapters can also be sent as papers for publication in the IJPLS journal.

    If you are interested in becoming a member of the editorial board for this edition please let us know. 

    If you can think of any colleague who might be interested in participating in this initiative, could you kindly forward tis invitation to him/ her?

    Thank you

    For IJPLS

    Olga Gouni

    Head of the IJPLS


    [1] Turner JRG,  Turner T., Gouni O. (ed), 2018, Prenatal Psychology, 100 years, cosmoanelixis, Athens, Greece

    [2] Nathanielsz Peter, 1999, Life in the Womb: The Origin of Health and Disease, Promethean Press Ithaca, N.Y.



    The book is the centenary publication to honor the contribution of
    all those pioneers in the field of Prenatal Psychology. The book presents the most
    updated findings in the field of Prenatal Psychology.

    Edited by Jon RG Turner Troya GN Turner & Olga Gouni
    Co-Authored by
    Ludwig Janus, Thomas R. Verny, Arthur Janov, Michel Odent
    Jon RG & Troya GN Turner, Olga Gouni, Dejan Rakovic, Mirjana Sovilji, Grigori Brekhman, Ioanna Mari & Laura Uplinger, Glenna Batson, Maria Athanasekou, Elizabetha Levin, Ronald Cole

    5.5" x 8.5" (13.97 x 21.59 cm) Black & White on White paper, 650 pages
    ISBN-13: 978-1984323828 , ISBN-10: 1984323822 
    BISAC: Psychology / Psychotherapy / General
    Please use the following links for ordering your copy
     List Price: $25.00


    During the course of about 100 years, Prenatal Psychology has developed from an initially intuitive insight within the scope of psychoanalysis into a broad interdisciplinary field of science.  Otto Rank began his study of the possible effect of birth experiences in 1904, finally publishing his book the Trauma of Birth in 1923.
    With these two dates marking Rank's contribution, it can be said that Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology is approximately 100 years of age. Since then, due to the laborious, dedicated work of Pioneers in the field, what was once a hidden mystery now is common knowledge.
    Prenatal Life Matters! 

    Today, there is more and more evidence on how our early beginnings from pre-conception to early after birth can affect our Health, our Relationships and our Quality of Life. 
    In this book, you will find a complete guide as to what we now know in the field of Prenatal Psychology and you can get vital keys to understanding how our primal experience shapes who we become.


    1 Prenatal Psychology opens up a new horizon for the human concept by Ludwig Janus
    2 The Impact of Maternal Factors on Prenatal Development by Thomas R. Verny
    3 Epigenetics and Primal Therapy by Arthur Janov
    4 What Obstatricians Need to Know About Prostate Cancer by Michel Odent
    5 Prebirth Education Begins Before Conception by Jon RG & Troya GN Turner
    6 The Complexity of Prenatal & Perinatal Experience by Olga Gouni
    7 On Quantum-Holographic & Trans-Generational Implications for Child Developement by Dejan Rakovic
    8 Transfer of Transgenerational Information and the Possibility of their Measurement and/or Monitoring by Mirjana Sovilji
    9 Renaissance of parenthood as a way to the prevention of pre-perinatal traumas in the Future generation of people by Grigori Brekhman
    10 Prenatal Education, Early Parenting Ten golden rules for future parents by Ioanna Mari & Laura Uplinger
    11 Human Origami: The Embryo as a Folding Life Continuum by Glenna Batson
    12 Bonding with the unseen; Symbolic nuances and the iconography of the new life by Maria Athanasekou
    13 Prenatal Period in Light of the Effect of Celestial Twins (ECT) by Elizabetha Levin
    14 Spiritual Aspects of Birth and a Physician's Evolvement by Ronald L. Cole
    15 Welcoming Our Children: Moving Towards a Salutogenic Mode of Practice by Olga Gouni
    16 Epilogue: Welcoming our Children is a Gift to Humanity by Olga Gouni
    Copyright © 2018 cosmoanelixis All rights reserved.
    Cover photo credits: Shannon Sanches of Shannon Leigh Photography Milford, Ma

    A publication of “The International Journal of Prenatal & Life Sciences” 
    DOI: 10.24946/IJPLS, www.journalprenatalife.com 
    owned by cosmoanelixis, Prenatal & Life Sciences Athens, Greece 
    www.cosmoanelixis.gr, Information: info@cosmoanelixis.gr
    ISBN-13: 978-1984323828     ISBN-10: 1984323822