Somatic Escola de Psicoterapias Corporais



What is it the Reorienting Birth about?

Birth is a beautiful and complicated time that can make a deep imprint in a person and his or her development that influences daily life. In this training, you will learn about the different kinds of imprints and in what stage of birth that kind of imprint would be most visible.

We see imprint as a behaviour, emotional and a thought pattern that a person has and experiences as if he or she has no control over. Some imprints are constructive and some are not constructive. In this training, we will focus on both, how it should be and what happens when things go wrong in different birth stages and how to change it.


Some examples of imprint are having the sense of:

  • I can never come through,
  • I never have enough time,
  • When things happen, it’s never on the right time,
  • When I’m in high stress, I work a lot, but then I get a flue, cannot do more and  I end up with not completing the task.

The 6 stages of birth are:

  • Start – the time before (a week before)
  • Soft Birth – first stage labour; the stage of expansion.
  • Transition Stage – transition between first-stage labour pains and second labours pains, which moves the uterus in different ways.
  • Hard Labour – second labour pains
  • Delivery
  • The First Days After – just after the delivery and days after birth.

General Information

In these 2 modules you will learn what part of birth it is connected to and how to change it.

  • The teacher will make demonstrations of every stage and the students will practice on each other, supervised by the teachers.
  • As well there will be time to exchange the experience and get more insight about the practicalities in reorienting birth (or parts of it).
  • And last but not least, in this training you will get information about how to work with pregnant clients and about pregnancy.

For Whom:

  • Therapists with practice or working with clients
  • Physical therapists that work with psychosomatic issues
  • Psychiatrists or psychologists
  • Nurses, midwives nurses or doulas
  • Bodynamic therapists and professional psychotherapists

Module 1

25th to 29th of Jan, 2023

Module 2

4th to 7th of May, 2023

  • Language: English
  • Schedule: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location & Access

Somatic School

Rua Sousa Lopes
Edificio Tridente Lt. MNO - loja 3
1600-207 Lisbon, Portugal

Somatic Google Map Location

Airport Humberto Delgado (LIS)

Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, 1700-111 Lisbon, Portugal


Lisbeth Marcher

She is the founder of the Bodynamic System and of Bodynamic International in collaboration with various colleagues.

She is the former director of the Bodynamic System, while now she is the international supervisor for all educational issues. Lisbeth Marcher is the former president of EABP.

Today Lisbeth is part of the Bodynamic international teaching team, and travels to Greece, Brazil, Germany, Holland, Portugal and Denmark.

Teresa Peixoto

Is a psychologist, with decades of private practice, using Bodynamic® methods and Reorienting Birth®.

Following her graduation in Biology in the late 70's, she started to work with groups teaching body awareness movements and by noticing that when a person moved certain muscles, emotions and old memories emerged, she decided to study psychology and search for an integrated work with body and mind, and for her Bodynamic® was her most complete learning experience.


There are two types of investment available for you:

You can choose between normal fee or early bird.

Normal Fee


1.750 €

Black Friday Promo


1.490 €

Bank details for payment:

IBAN: PT50 0010 0000 5546 3990 0010 4 | SWIFT/BIC: BBPIPTPL

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