Limbic Imprint Re-coding Birthshops
and Apprenticeship Training
with Elena Tonetti-Vladimirova
Ty from Berkley, CA
(After the workshop)
Twenty-five years of thorough research in the field of pre-natal psychology show a direct correlation between the way we were born and our subconscious behavioral and emotional patterns - defining the quality of our experience of being in the body throughout our entire life. We come into this world wide-open to receive love. When we receive it as our first primal experience, our nervous system is "limbically imprinted", programmed with the undeniable rightness of being. Being held in mother's loving arms, seeing the great joy in father's eyes, provides us with the natural sense of bliss and security; it sets the world as the right place for us to be in. But if our first impressions of being in our body are anything less than loving, then that "anything" imprints in our system as a valid experience of love!
It is immediately coded into our nervous system as a "comfort zone," acting as a surrogate for true love and nurturing, regardless how painful it actually was. Statistically, 95% of births in the USA are rated as "traumatic". As adults, we unconsciously re-create the conditions that were imprinted at birth.
But it turns out it's not very difficult to create a brand new Limbic Imprint. Instead of trying to fix the old "programming" (by re-living the initial shock of being born), it's most effective to just acquire a whole new vivid, rich, wonderful and sweet birth experience! Birthshop participants can have an actual in-the-body experience of being conceived, gestated and born in love and natural ecstasy. The Birthshop combines seminar/guided meditation/movement/breathing exercise/role-playing... and it's very entertaining!
Avi Esther, London, 2011
(After the workshop)
Limbic Imprint Re-coding Birthshops
and Apprenticeship Training
With Elena Tonetti-Vladimirova
Option 1: 2 days – Level 1 of ‘Birth Into Being’ workshop
This Birthshop is for anyone who was born into less then blissful circumstances and would like to change the way it is affecting them in the Present. It Is Not only for pregnant women, but for all interested in shifting their behavioral patterns.
The way we were born, defines the quality of our experience of being alive, as shown by 25 years of research in the field of prenatal psychology. How we access and use our creativity is a reflection of our emotional experiences during our early formative period, from conception through the first years of life. The workshop allows participants to heal their own birth trauma through having an actual “in-the-body” experience of being conceived, gestated and born in love and ecstasy. It is achieved through a sequence of steps that bring a group into a slightly altered state of mind – a shift that allows one to access Free Will.
Option 2: 4 Days – Level 2
Offers more of the processes and exercises that build on experiences from Level 1, where we focused on pre-conception, conception, gestation and birth. In Level 2, we will focus on what happens afterwards. We’ll create new reference points that will allow a new range of perception and experience of happiness. From that place, every aspect of life improves, all that we are and do, including people-making.
Option 3: Apprenticeship Training – 10 days
The emphasis of this training entails personal alignment with the Birthing Field and learning the skills of navigating one’s energy within the intensity of the experience, whatever the source of the intensity is, including giving birth to a child.
Birth cannot be taken out of the context of life as it reflects everything and multiplies it hundredfold-- especially, the stress level of everyone present in the field—their past unresolved relations and anxieties. The good news is that it’s possible to find the switch, and turn on a powerful flow of the Life Force through a new riverbed.
Dr. Sarah Buckley,
author of "Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering":
“WOW! I just finished Elena’s workshop... It was totally amazing and life-altering…. You will have SUCH a good time!”
(February 2009 Brisbane, Australia )
Dr. Christiane Northrup,
author of "Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom":
"You HAVE TO experience Elena's magic for yourself!" (March 2008 Newsletter)
Robin Garrison, Midwife, Mother of Four, Maui, Hawaii:
"Thank you, Elena, for the class today, it was extraordinary ... I just love who you are, and the fact that you live what you teach. Congruency is so crucial and it is not very often that I see it in a facilitator. Bless you, my sister, and the work you are doing ... it is truly exquisite! I wanted to share with you what I wrote today after your class, about my experience:
Intertwining the Greatness of Being
Allowing that Which Is - to Just Be
Seeing Sights Unseen without Surprise
Realizing that Nothingness is Oneness
and Aloneness is to be one with All
. . . . .
Sensing the Real in the Now
Nurturing , Wondering , Realizing
Wanting Nothing More in this Moment
. . . . .
For the Great Things in Life
Which Are Everything
The Joy . . . The Love . . . The Laughter
May and Ty, Pregnant Couple, Berkeley, CA:
"Hello family! This is May from the "Birth into Being" workshop in Berkeley in October 2006. I had my baby! And just wanted to share with everyone! I had an incredible, ecstatic, and blissful experience. It was definitely a beautiful blessing. My water broke around 8pm and he slipped right out at 8:58pm! It was very short, pain-free, and just simply one the most beautiful moments in my life. He was born in water, at home in our tub. I want to say thank you to everyone who was there with me at the workshop. I know that it was one of the biggest factors that helped me. Most of all, thank you, Elena! The workshop was amazing. I felt all the love and support from all of you. Much love and blessings, May"
Rose Mary Amantia, Florida:
Dear Elena, I want to share with you about the amazing healing that happened at your workshop. I'm 64 years old, nevertheless, I am so happy to have attended it. I didn't really want to go, but my daughter, Ra-El, who had been to your workshop before and who is my biggest teacher, wanted me to go with her this time. So I went. My experience was amazing! So much good came out of it. And, it was done so well! The part where we experienced being born in Love was the most powerful. It was done with so much kindness and gentleness - it was just what I needed. The healing that I felt that weekend has had such long-lasting effects, especially with my heart. I have a pacemaker implanted because of a weakened heart condition. Two weeks after the seminar I had my six-month test following the implantation. For the past 7 years my heart's pumping efficiency had been at approximately 27, when the normal rate is 55. The test indicates that I am now at 50! I attribute this to the healing I received during your workshop. The doctors are overwhelmed, because they say it is extremely rare that such an improvement can occur. Another powerful gift from that re-birthing experience, has been my release of my daughter. She has been also re-born in my mind and spirit to be free to live the life she chooses. I have been freed now to accept that she lives so far away, in California, and freed from the overwhelming sadness from missing her presence. And finally, there was a first-time experience of being at peace with the other women. The loving, caring atmosphere was so nurturing to sooth my fears and anxieties. I've never had that in my life. The guidance from you, Elena, was so wise and focused on being unashamed, and supporting one another. It too was truly a gift! I can hardly wait to go on the second level, to continue the healing. Thank you!
Mahriah Blackwolf, Body Alignment Practitioner:
The Birthshop was a powerful awakening into being more present in my life than I have ever been before. I am so happy I didn't miss this rare opportunity! Elena was a wonderful model to watch, as I don’t think I have ever met anyone who seems to be so fully at ease, comfortably and completely present in her body.
George C. Denniston MD, MPH:
- Retired Professor of Family Medicine, University of Washington
- President, Population Dynamics, Seattle WA
- President, Doctors Opposing Circumcision
- President, Doctors Opposing Circumcision
- Former Associate Medical Director, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
"Every young woman in the world, before she even thinks of having a child, should see this film. She needs to know that she has a choice. The choice is between fear, and joy. Which will she choose? Before she can make that choice wisely, she must see the film Birth as we Know It. It is about the happiest day in a woman’s life: the day she gives birth. This film will help her to have a joyous birth, instead of a possibly wretched birth. This film will help her avoid the pitfalls of “modern” medicine, which fails to recognize that Birth is a normal, natural process that women have been carrying out successfully for five million years. This film will lead her toward experiencing the empowerment a natural birth will give her, which is her birthright. It is unlikely that she will ever see as important a film again during her lifetime."
"I'm terrified at the thought that I might have missed this class!"
Lahni Davidson, Mill Valley, CA:
"A workshop with Elena is a time of Truth and Love. My experience was absolutely life-changing. I believe the main reason for this was that everyone intuitively felt able to completely trust Elena. And then, based on such deep trust, an atmosphere of trust formed between all of us. In this atmosphere, each of us could "go to" those events and relationships we needed to understand in order to heal them. The second reason is that the understanding Elena transmits gets to the very root of what "ails" us. And it is only from that place in ourselves that true healing can occur."
Christina Magdalene, Maui, Hawaii:
"Aloha Elena! Thank you for facilitating such a wonderful experience here on Maui! I had a profound experience. I feel transformed. After the car accident in March, I felt like I lost my sense of self and was in constant reaction mode. I felt like there was something wrong with me. Well, I left your class feeling a very different person in many ways- most importantly, I simply feel good most of the time now! I almost forgot what it supposed to feel like! Again, thank you so much for being who you are. You are so appreciated."
Patricia Gale, Santa Rosa, California:
"Thank you so much for the adventure! At the workshop, I felt so wonderfully connected with the people there, effortlessly, respectfully, and lovingly. There was a great ease in being together, working very personally, with great depth of feeling and meaning. And some very hard work was accomplished! Yet the spirit was light and freeing and celebrative. A very creative, satisfying process. A lot like delivering a baby, in fact! A lot like being born!"
Susan Bradford, Holistic Childbirth Practitioner:
"Elena's onto something big! It's absolutely true! The process is simple, fast, easy and pleasurable; and yet, at the same time, it is profound, powerful, deeply transformative and undeniably effective. I've been seeing and feeling a big shift since I took the workshop. I highly recommend it for... well, everyone!"
Ra-el Corsini, Owner and Artistic Director of The Flying Lotus Movement Center of Mt. Shasta, California
Midwife Assistant (and recovered C-section Mother)
"Elena’s “Birth into Being” workshop moved through every part of my life. It assisted my relationships on all levels. I am now able to recognize the behaviors that are directly linked to my daughter’s c-section birth trauma. Through gentle guidance by Elena, my husband and I have applied techniques that have served tremendously for family harmony. My business has been positively affected as well. By reprogramming my thoughts, and deeply imprinting my subconscious with rebirthing my own birth, I am able to succeed in ways I did not have the confidence to handle before. This workshop is for all, not just the expectant mother. The bonding and peeling away of self is crucial for humanity’s growth and potential. Elena creates a fun, loving, safe environment that supports all types of people.
Repeating the program was a pleasant surprise for me. I got to climb to the next level of healing, and re-apply techniques that I thought I was done with. Of course they immediately served, and more success was created. I believe in the profound, powerful, and enriching work Elena is gifting us with, and am open to answering any questions about my personal experience."
Michael T, 51, California:
"I was very impressed and pleased with the facilitation of the workshop by Elena Tonetti. She skillfully guided me to a deeply relaxed state in which I had a life-changing experience. By the end of the workshop I had practical tools and a deep grounded sense of optimism that my life had taken a turn for the better. Each of the other participants seemed to benefit equally as well, expressing enthusiastic interest in taking the next level of Elena's teachings."
Mary K., Writer/ Resource Planner and Community Pro-Activist, Oahu, Hawaii:
"This workshop saved my life! Recently, at the age of 54, I was at yet another “turning point”. I felt close to seeing my own mortality and wondered how long I was to be on this earth. A dear friend kept insisting I take a class about “birth”. Since I am well into menopause, I couldn’t see the value of such a class, but finally due to her loving insistence, I went to her house and began my new life. I have taken many seminars and self-help workshops, yet "Birth Into Being" was one of the most profound, powerful and life altering experiences I have been through. In the workshop, I realized the blockages, patterns and deep core issues that kept me from being my true self- a being of joy, pleasure, creativity and freedom. I shed many tears as I moved through old belief systems and let go of self-destructive images and behaviors. I realize I was a “good person” and worthy of having a happy and fulfilling life. The workshop was gentle, supportive and life transforming. I will always be grateful to my loving friend, to my Godself for guiding me to this moment, and to Elena, who supported me in this new birth with strength, compassion and great love."
Wes Vaught, Cranio-Sacral Therapist and Educator:
"Elena is a gift bearer. This workshop touched new places in my growth. I feel more at home and at peace. It also enhanced my creativity, spontaneity and ability to communicate. Thank you for this transformative occasion!"
Martha Landt, Midwife (Hilo, Hawaii):
"My experience was very powerful. We explored our preconceptions - the bliss, light, safety, the frequency. We re-patterned lovingly and consciously our conception, gestation and birth. As a result of that my old thought-forms were expelled, and my core cry arose. Our focus was to recode the imprints on our limbic brains and intentionally plant our true alignment with deeper wisdom. It was a healing that continues in the present as long as I am willing to be calm, consciously responsible for my own frequency. As a midwife/childbirth educator/massage therapist and a mother of four, this workshop gave me the experience of what I want to teach others. It brought me to my awareness of my inner child who seeks someone to trust, it brought me in full circle back to my eternal, radiant, light Soul."