DreamBirth: Imagery for Conception, Pregnancy, Labor, and Bonding

Version: Unabridged
Author: Catherine Shainberg
Narrator: [No Narrators Added]
Genres: Women's Health
Publisher: Sounds True
Published In: January 2014
# of Units: 4 CDs
Length: 4 hours
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Many guides to pregnancy and childbirth focus on what's going on in a mother's body-yet it is our thoughts, dreams, and imagination that can have the greatest impact on our experience of childbirth, teaches Dr. Catherine Shainberg. Dr. Shainberg's DreamBirth is a powerful method for using imagery to access the vast creative intelligence that all expecting mothers possess. With the DreamBirth audio program, she presents four CDs of imagery exercises as a companion to her new DreamBirth book-a comprehensive toolbox for both parents and birth professionals. With more than 90 individual practices for each stage of childbirth, Dr. Shainberg helps mothers effectively focus on:
. Conception-guidance and exercises for easing anxiety, harmonizing with your partner, and making your body and spirit ready to welcome a new life
. Pregnancy-imagery for each trimester to reduce physical discomfort and morning sickness, rehearse for birth, and tune into the needs of your body and your baby
. Labor-preparations to let you minimize the need for medication, choose the right professional care, and consciously monitor each step of the birth
. Bonding-feeling into your newborn's needs and your own, nursing and emotional connection, and sharing the dream of your child's extraordinary life
"Women and men are life creators," teaches Dr. Shainberg. "DreamBirth reconnects us with the boundless knowledge that nature has given to us for this purpose." With DreamBirth, this pioneering clinician brings forth groundbreaking techniques, developed in her 35 years of practice, to amplify and optimally use our innate creative power to affect our bodies positively. With these new imaginal methods, it is possible to transform our hopes into reality-into the birth of our dreams.

Author Details

Author Details

Shainberg, Catherine

Catherine Shainberg, Ph.D., is a psychologist, healer, and teacher with a private practice in New York City. She spent 10 years of intense study of the Kabbalah of Light in Jerusalem with Colette Aboulker-Muscat and an additional 20 years in continuing collaboration with her. In 1982 Catherine Shainberg founded the School of Images, dedicated to teaching the revelatory dream and "kavanah "(intent) techniques of this ancient Sephardic Kabbalah tradition. She conducts imagery and dreaming workshops internationally.