I’ve been on this long, winding healing road since I was in my early twenties. In fact, I was trying so hard to heal and fix myself that I ended up feeling worse. I was working so hard and feeling so ashamed that I still wasn’t getting to the heart of my patterns.

But when I found  Somatic Therapy & Prenatal & Birth Therapy work I was finally able to make sense of my early history. To get there, I had to go deeper into my body to access the wisdom and intelligence inside. It worked. It inspired me to dedicate my life 
to helping sensitive souls, like me, to heal. 


Hi, I'm Christina Earthwater

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I learned about somatic prenatal and birth trauma imprinting, and it was at his Womb Surround Process workshops that I realized just how deep the root of my grief went — As an adult, I was now grieving the attachment loss of my mother, who had birthed me in the midst of her grief, and I discovered I was also a womb twin surviver. The loss was deep. 

In studying with Ray Castellino, 

I learned the impact of my emotionally detached relationship with my mother. We were literally separated at birth when I spent my first three days in the world isolated in the NICU (newborn intensive care unit), a critical time for forming bonds and attachments. I believe our entire relationship was negatively impacted.  My mother was also going through her own grief at the time; her father was in a vegetative state 3 weeks before my birth and passed away just three weeks after my birth.

From pre & perinatal psychology,

What I did have was an unpeeling of layers as I learned  and healed so much: 
The pieces finally came together to create the healing I needed inside. 

(you probably haven’t either)

I didn’t have just one answer, or one ‘aha’ moment that fixed everything. 

Much of my healing work is to help you form a healthy attachment to yourself, and build your own inner trust. At the same time I mirror and show you what healthy attachment is. Most of us have been hurt in relationships with our caregivers who usually were stressed, wounded and under supported. Together we repair and rebuild. We have been hurt in relationships and have not always been protected when we really needed it; our caregivers did not attune to our deepest needs. Unfortunately too many of us experienced this. You may have. I definitely did. 

With my guidance and support, you will begin to learn to embody an older wiser adult part of you. You will learn to recognize when your Inner Little One needs care, how to listen more to your body's needs and your nervous system.



 



 

This is what I do for other people - I help you unwind the long, complicated origin story of who you are now, the Little One you were then, as I help you connect with the Wise Adult part of you who can step in to offer empathy, healing and containment for the little parts.

The Wise Adult & The Inner Little One

That is the foundation for knowing yourself more deeply and how to set boundaries when needed. Your self-care and self-love are generated and known from within when you form your SecureSelf. 

It's hard to explain until you’ve experienced it for yourself. 

  I’d like to invite you to schedule a free 30-minute call with me.

This is deep stuff.

I am an astrology geek and I have a Cancer Moon and Cancer Rising, which gives me some serious Divine Mother energy. But I’m also one part Mother, one part Inner Little One all the time. And that Little One loves to get into all my art supplies when I am not looking and before I know it paint is Everywhere!!

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Oceans, sunrises and sunsets, lush tropical environments — they make me feel connected to Life with a capital “L” and recharge my creative battery.

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My favorite plants are ferns. They’re ancient, they were here before the dinosaurs, and they remind me to unfurl into my full potential. Also, when I see little baby ferns, my Inner Little One throws out her arms and yells “YAY FERNEES!!!!”

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In my free time, you will find me creating beauty, dancing, cuddling and finding any and all excuses for joyful physical connection.

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I’m EMF sensitive, so my phone is a landline, my internet attaches to the wall, and I pump my water from the town well (kidding on that last one).

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Castellino Method Foundation Training- Somatic Pre and Perinatal Therapy 3 year long Professional Training
for bodyworks, Doula's and Therapist. Training 2016-2019 (Graduate)

Modules 1: The Preconception and Conception Journey -  introduction to the Polarity Paradigm, shock imprinting and developing the internal reference structure for prenatal and birth therapy are this module's primary subject areas. We will present a paradigm that looks at the energetic dynamics of the conception journey, including pre-conception, conception and implantation.
The skills introduced in this module include therapeutic centering, orienting, tracking autonomic cycling and related fluid tide dynamics, modulating therapeutic pace or tempo, identifying resource behaviors, recognizing the therapeutic leading edge, and differentiating between trauma and shock imprinting.
Module 2 Bonding and Attachment- Covers the bonding process from early prenatal through post-birth time. The issues of connection and separation are primary themes as are issues of receiving nutrition and emotional nurturing. This module covers:
How early imprinting affects future relationship formation, and individual motivation patterns.
Prenatal implantation dynamics, the development of the placenta and the umbilical cord.
Energetic umbilical dynamics, and related movement imprinting.
Birth dynamics, the cutting of the umbilical cord, newborn self-attachment behaviors and the nature of the baby's first contact with her mother and father after birth. The baby's ability to attach to his/her mother emotionally, at the breast and the establishment of healthy nursing patterns.
Specific therapeutic protocols for resourcing, resolving and repatterining bonding and attachment trauma and a means for establishing nursing with babies who are unable to nurse or having difficulty with nursing.
Module 3 Birth Imprinting-Covers the vaginal birth process, birth stages, pelvic types, cranial molding, birth movement patterns and an introduction to infant craniopathy. It introduces tracking fluid tide dynamics and tracking stage specific birth movement patterns. By the end of the workshop, each of you will describe your personal birth passage to a small peer group. Your birth passage session will be videotaped and you will receive a copy for your personal studies.
Module 4 Chemical Imprinting- Covers imprinting from anesthesia, nicotine, fetal alcohol and drug syndromes. We will look at the effects of chemical imprinting on prenates and babies' psyches, their movement patterns, their energy patterns and the development of the central nervous system. Specific protocols for resolving and repatterning of chemical imprinting are covered. A new theory is presented explaining the way chemical imprinting affects the function of the cerebral spinal fluid system. Your understanding of the cranial / sacral fluid tide system and the embryonic development of the brain will be enhanced so that you can use your visualization, energetic sensing, fluid tide palpation, and bodywork skills to support the resolution of traumatic chemical imprinting.
Module 5 Six day Seminar Surgical Imprinting -Covers forceps, vacuum extraction, cesarean section, circumcision and prenatal and infant surgery. You will learn how to identify signature cranial molding patterns, movement patterns and psychological impacts of each birthing style. You will learn the cranial impacts of forceps and vacuum extraction as well as specific treatment protocols for each type of surgical intervention. We will explore the effect of these procedures on physical structure and on the expression of the body's energy and fluid tide systems.
Module 6 & 7  ( Six Day Seminar ) Life Death Loss 
Double bind or paradoxical imprints provide the most complicated dynamics in the PPN field. Double binds amplify practitioner counter-transference issues and complications for facilitating groups and families. This subject matter is saved for the seventh and eighth Foundation Training modules because the dynamics of these trauma impacts provide the practitioner with the greatest counter-transference challenges in the prenatal and birth therapy field. The curricula of the first six modules is designed to build the trainees' understanding, perception, presence and therapeutic skills so that they are more prepared to explore the effects of double binds in effective and compassionate ways.
Having two modules devoted to developing skills for facilitating double binds give plenty of space to explore the depth of these early complicated imprints. Special attention is given to how double bind imprints affects families and group dynamics.
Module 6 Focuses on ancestral influences and twin dynamics and twin loss. Ancestral influences on individuation are explored to differentiate twin and ancestral imprinting. Twin embryonic and placental development are correlated with twin behavior later in life. Lost twin syndrome affects on singleton behavior is covered. You will learn to identify twin psychological imprinting, the counter-transference / transference issues involved and twin dynamic therapeutic protocols. Breech birth presentation is covered in this module because a high percentage of breech presentations have occur during twin births.
Module 7 focuses on adoption, previous abortion and miscarriage, abortion attempts, traumatic impacts of death in the family during pregnancy, stillbirth and infant sibling loss, A.R.T. (Assisted Reproductive Technology) and NICU experience. The skills for facilitating double bind dynamics are further developed and refined in this module.
Module 8 Family and Group Dynamics- Family and Small Group Practice
This module is designed to transition the practitioner from foundation skill building into a model for family and small group practice. It covers:
The structural components for a process session both with adults in a Process Workshop setting and with families in infant/child-centered family settings.
Organization of BEBA: A Center for Family Healing.
Questions about clinical practice.
Demonstration session by Dr. Castellino including a complete debriefing which focuses on recognizing the principles utilized.
Each trainee will give and receive a supervised process session in a small group setting.
Creating and sharing a one and five-year plan for integrating the work into your practice and life.

Attended  4 Womb Surround Process Workshops with facilitator listed below -
A 'Womb Surround' Process Workshop is a small group format developed and refined by Raymond Castellino beginning in 1992. It creates a safe, welcoming environment in which to explore early imprinting from preverbal life that is affecting your present life. Typically there are 4-6 participants in a workshop. The facilitator is often assisted by trainees or graduates from the Castellino Foundation Training. What follows is a writeup about the general format developed by Raymond Castellino for in-person 5-day womb surrounds. The format will necessarily vary when online and with different facilitators.
Ray Castellino - 2011
Tara Blasco - 2017
Ray Castellino 2012
Kirstin Sipily 2020

Assisted Womb Surrounds and Workshops and teachings
Womb Surround with Scott Englar 2018
Private Womb Surround with  Elan Freydenson 2016)
Sequencing Workshop with Tara and Mary Jan 2022
Online Womb Surround with Eileen Sandry 
Co Taught Brith and Early Imprint Oracle Series with Elan Freydenson 2021
6 module online Series 
 
Narm-Informed Practitioner Training- Attended all Modules- 3 day long Modules
Module 1 The Trauma-Informed Movement: The Current Field of Trauma
The ACEs Study, Complex Trauma and Differentiating Shock & Developmental Trauma
NARM Organizing Principles
NARM 5 Adaptive Survival Styles
Toxic Guilt and Shame
Self-Rejection, Self-Hatred & Self-Defeating Behaviors
Developmental Trauma, Memory & Personal History
NARM 4 Pillars: Building Blocks of the NARM Approach
Differentiating NARM from Other Trauma-Informed Approaches
NARM Live and Video Demonstrations, Reflective and Experiential PracticeModule 2
Module 2. Supporting Personal Agency (“Adult Consciousness”)
NARM Relational Model
Attunement, Misattunement and Unmanaged Empathy
Reflecting on Helping Professionals’ Internal Obstacles and Triggers
A New Way of understanding Burn-out
Complex Trauma & Toxic Shame
NARM Pillar #1: Inviting the Intention for Change
NARM Pillar #2: Exploring Internal Obstacles
Spirituality, Healing and Personal Growth
NARM Live and Video Demonstrations, Reflective and Experiential Practice
Module 3 Pillar #3: Supporting Personal Agency
Pillar #4: Transforming Trauma Patterns
Emotional Completion Process
Working with Primary and Default Emotions
Complex Trauma, Self-Sabotaging & Addictive Behaviors
Complex Trauma & Relationship/Intimacy Dynamics
Complex Trauma & Family Dynamics
Complex Trauma & Working with Children
NARM Live and Video Demonstrations, Reflective and Experiential Practice
Module 4 Application of NARM's 4 Pillars for addressing Complex Trauma
Connection: Our Deepest Desire and Greatest Fear
Attachment and Environmental Failure
Intergenerational Trauma
The Polyvagal Theory: Developmental Trauma’s Impact on the Body
NARM Personality Spectrum Model: Organization of Self
Disidentification & Post-Traumatic Growth
Heartfulness
NARM Live and Video Demonstrations, Reflective and Experiential Practice
The Future of Trauma-Informed Care


Body Into Being: Advanced Energetic Somatic Bodywork/Polarity Therapy Training with Ray Castellino & Anna Chitty 
2014-2015 Graduated/completed  
Module 1 Principles - Resonance, Support & the window of tolerance for integration.
Module 2 Movement, resistance; the expression of implicit somatic memory and pre-verbal story expression; dynamic creative opposition.
Module 3 Bonding/Attachment & Relationships.
Embryonic Attachment, supported attachment/post birth nursing, development of attachment styles including supporting the development of secure attachment, accurate somatic reflection.
Module 4 Techniques for supporting mothers, babies in child bearing years, as well as adults in private or small group sessions.
Module 5 Clinical Application, Supervision and Integration

Biodynamic Craniosacral Training  ( 5 day seminar)  2 1/2 Year Training In Berkeley with Body Intelligence (Completed) 700 Hours lecture and practice. 
Module 1 Relation Touch,
Module 2 The Midline, Whole Body Dynamics,
Module 3 Craniopelvic Resonance,
Module 4 Birth Ignition & Original Health,
Module 5  Visceral Intelligence,
Module 6 Facial Complex,
Module 7 The Holistic System,
Module 8 Neuroendocrine Immune Response)
Advanced Module  Working with Babies, Mothers 
- Body Intelligence - 2013-2015 Completed

Biodynamic Craniosacral 3 Day long Training
- Alchemy of the Heart - 2012

Biodynamic CranioTouch Training  3 day long workshop - Georgia Milne - 2011

Somatic Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology/Art Therapy 
- Prescott College - 2011-2013

Interdisciplinary Studies in
Somatic Psychology, Birth Trauma, Art Therapy

Minor in Early Childhood Education
- Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado - 2009-2011

Advanced Doula Training
- Birth Emissary - 2012

Birth Doula Training
- ToLabor - 2010

Postpartum Doula Training
- Cappa - 2009

Pregnancy and Postpartum Massage Therapy 60+hr Course

- Cortiva Institute - 2007
 884 hr Massage Therapy Certification 1 1/2 Year long full time program 
- Cortiva Institute -2007

Higher Alignment- Inner Seeing Coaching Program
2008-2010

Advanced Integrated Energy Therapy
- IET foundation - 2005

Reiki Level 1 & 2
- Karen Thorson, Boulder Co - 2006

Liability Insurance 
Hands on Trade- Active

Training & Certification

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