"Sally Clark is a gifted and empathic teacher and facilitator of pre-and perinatal processes, with a natural as well as a trained capacity for keen observation of personal growth process."
-- Ralph Metzner

"Sally Clark is an exceptional teacher of psychological and spiritual process. She knows her material through personal experience and deep study, and facilitates her students with integrity, humor, and powerful wisdom."
--Carolyn Conger, PhD

"Sally Clark is an experienced and skilled psychotherapist with an abundant knowledge of PPN ( pre and peri-natal psychology). She has a heart of gold and is, I believe, a sage and a people-whisperer. She listens deeply, and understands in a way that is healing."
--William Emerson, Ph.D

Abandonment / Autistic Spectrum Disorder

The streets are so noisy and the odors from car exhausts hurt my lungs. Why am I alone in this basket? Where are my parents?

Ah, at last I am being picked up -- but it is not my mother. His badge hurts me and I cry loudly, hoping that someone with familiar smells will appear. Instead I am taken to a building where I attempt to sleep, surrounded by the crying of other desperate children.

I'm sure my cry will be heard, but instead, like the others, the tears are only punctured by a bottle propped for me. This food tastes strangely different. I feel anger swell up; I want someone to listen to me but no one does.

Finally after days of feeling anger, throwing up, and relentless crying, I became still. At first I focus on the shadows on the wall, but every time I hear footsteps my heart opens to hope, only to have it replaced by despair.

Now the shadows are my world. I've gone away to a world where pain doesn't exist. A world of numbness and sometimes magic in the interplay of sounds and patterns. I'm sure I am safe here far, far, away.

Therapeutic vision

Children abandoned or placed in orphanages can become extremely disassociated, a symptom which may cause an erroneous diagnosis of autism. After psychological therapy along with other therapies, and having aware parents, children can begin to connect, develop language, and live through an open heart.