Dreambirth: Transforming the Journey of Childbirth Through Imagery

Dreambirth: Transforming the Journey of Childbirth Through Imagery


By (author) Catherine Shainberg

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  • Publisher: SOUNDS TRUE INC
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 28mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 7 February 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Louisville, CO
  • ISBN 10: 1622030907
  • ISBN 13: 9781622030903
  • Sales rank: 156,311

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Bringing a new life into the world is more than a biological process-it is the most profound act of creativity in the human experience. "By communicating with your body through the language of dreams and Imagery," teaches Dr. Catherine Shainberg, "you become an active participant in the complete journey of childbirth." With DreamBirth, this leading Imagery expert offers practical exercises and guidance for harnessing our innate creative power throughout all four phases of childbirth-conception, pregnancy, labor, and post-partum care. Created as an essential resource for parents, midwives, fertility experts, and any birth care professional, DreamBirth includes: . Using imagery and conscious dreaming to activate the creative power of your mind and the deep wisdom of your body . Pre-conception and conception-practices for preparing to conceive and calling to the spirit of your child . In-depth guidance for navigating each trimester of pregnancy, the two stages of labor, and essential early bonding . Effective Imagery for dissolving anxiety around childbirth . Techniques for fathers and partners, and much more "Focusing our intention lets us consciously begin the process of dreaming forth a new life," teaches Dr. Shainberg. With DreamBirth, this innovative teacher shows you how you can use creativity and Imagery to carry you through an aware conception, a conscious pregnancy, a natural and joyous birth, and the loving reception of your child into your family.

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Author information

Catherine Shainberg, PhD, is the founder of the School of Images and has over 40 years of experience in adapting traditional practices into a modern medical context. She is the author of Kabbalah and the Power of Dreaming, and teaches live workshops internationally. Dr. Shainberg has a private practice in New York City. For more, visit schoolofimages.com.

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"The creative imagery expertise and medical background of School of Images founder Shainberg (Kabbalah and the Power of Dreaming) joins with the wisdom of seven compassionate birth professionals in this practical, comprehensive guidebook that offers 161 targeted visualizations to address almost every situation likely to arise during pregnancy and childbirth.Shainberg comes across as a caring and trustworthy guide, offering the reins to the mother to consciously direct her experience during labor and delivery. Exercises focused on communicating with the unborn child, for both parents, will help families feel bonded well before the birth...Shainberg gives the birthing woman comfort and control as she accesses her own wisdom." -"Publisher's Weekly " "DreamBirth is a gift to the parents of the future and a much-needed medicine to transform our current birth culture from fear to freedom. A most beautiful and useful book!" -Christiane Northrup, MD, OB/GYN Author of the New York Times bestsellers Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause "An exceptional resource for nourishing the inner life of mother and baby, building the warm loving connection that will enhance labor and birth and make mothering easy and pleasurable." -Sarah J. Buckley, MD Author of Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering "DreamBirth is just what has been missing from the Pregnancy and Birth section of bookstores. In DreamBirth, Shainberg paints glorious pictures, from conception to the first smile, enabling each woman to call upon her inner guidance and yield to the powerful force of nature, letting her baby descend, turn, emerge, and attach in the way that every baby can, without the interference of fear. Shainberg's easy-to-follow meditations are the perfect preparation for parents and an incredible sourcebook for practitioners." -Barbara Harper, RN of Waterbirth International Author of Gentle Birth Choices "Full of sound advice and practic