The Healing of Birth
Featuring Sobonfu Some, Joseph Chilton Peace, Barbara Findeisen, Dr Ray Castellino and many more..
“This is an extraordinary film… and the director’s vision is truly noteworthy”
The Journal Of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health
Now with Scandinavian Subtitles, an introductory booklet and an exclusive 25 min bonus interview (DVD only) with Michel Odent and Dr Marti Glenn.
The Healing of Birth
is about how an acknowledgment of the ‘psychological presence’ of the infant in the time prior to, during and after birth, can lead us into finding out more about ourselves and becoming more present for our children.
An arrival of divine proportions, or a journey through the gates of hell, or both at the same time: to engage in the birth process is to embrace the greatest beauty whilst risking our greatest fears.
Praise for The Healing of Birth
“(The) film is tender and gentle, and the camera-work is excellent”. Sheila Kitzinger, internationally recognized author and activist on childbirth and women’s and human development. Recent books include : ‘The New Pregnancy and Childbirth’ and ‘Rediscovering Birth’.
“I enthusiastically endorse the film made by Elmer Postle on the psychology of birth. It is an interesting film and introduces in a dynamic way the key concept of the autonomy, sensitivity and intensity of the new baby. It is recommended viewing for all parents to be, as well as health care professionals involved with birth”. Mr Yehudi Gordon MB CHB, FRCOG FCOG (SA), British Consultant Gynaecologist, innovator & author of ‘Birth and Beyond’ (2004) & ‘The Encyclopedia of Pregnancy and Birth’ (1992, with J. Balaskas).
“It is a beautiful and very useful film. I love it and it gave me insights. Also, very moving. Thank you. “ William Bloom Ph.D, B.Sc, Cert. Ed.: Arguably Britain’s leading teacher, author, & practitioner of the holism movement; founding member of “Alternatives”, St James London.
“It is a great experience that should be seen by all expecting parents”. Lloyd DeMause: Director of the Institute for Psychohistory. Books include ‘The History of Childhood’, and ‘The Foundations of Psychohistory’.
“Intelligent and Inspiring”
“A Great Watch”
Channel Five’s Science editor