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In this Issue: ~A Message from Elena Tonetti-Vladimirova~ ~Film Screening & Birthshop 2011 & 2012 Schedule~ ~A Note about the Limbic Imprint Re-coding Birthshops~ ~Ecstatic Birth Tele-Summit: The Body Series~ ~January's Excerpt from Elena's Travel Blog~ ~Birth As We Know It 30% off DVD Special~
A Message from Elena Tonetti-Vlaimirova:
I am back in California from an amazing journey to Australia and New Zealand, where I met many beautiful new friends and had plenty of time to visit with those I grew to love in my previous 4 trips. I had many wonderful adventures that I will cherish the memory of for the rest of my life! - My deepest gratitude to all who was a part of this journey!!!
At this moment, I have a burning question: do we know what happened in Japan to all of those babies who were due during the days of catastrophe via elective c-section? Lots of babies are born every minute everywhere - I am sure there were many of them in the affected areas in Japan, too... I was trying to find some information, but nobody seems to be talking about it... If anybody has the scoop on the true situation with deliveries in any of our numerous other disaster areas, please, forward that data to me.
What happened to ALL of those babies in Christchurch, NZ? in New Orleans? - where there was no hospitals, no roads to hospitals, no electricity for the surgery rooms? Those pregnant ladies who were expecting a sterile surgery room, most likely, were not preparing themselves for an empowering, self-guided, natural experience... - so, what happened to them? ...
It's so ironic... For years, I've heard the fear-based criticism of natural birth, starting with the words 'what if'.....Now it's my turn to ask: what if the next disaster would leave us without electricity for many months? We do need to learn the ABCs of our procreation - as Ina May Gaskin sums it up: 'the same power that put the baby in there, will let that baby out' (or something like that)
This is an obvious thing that I am honestly puzzled at the resistance this idea was meeting in mass mentality on every level - socially, politically, superstitiously, economically, religiously - on every level, Birth was taken out of the context of life and turned into something that it's not - a mechanical, terrifying, medical, mystified blind spot! - ouch!
Of course, on rare occasion, when there is a true medical indication, bless their hearts! I am so happy that we have the doctors who are well trained and know what to do to save lives of babies and mothers; but for the general population, we do need to take responsibility for how we approach bringing in the new generation.
I heard that a new film is being created now, called 'Thrive'. It contains interviews with leading experts in everything to do with helping humankind to thrive - technologies, alternative sources of energy, permaculture gardens, etc... Not a word about thriving as an inborn neuro-biological ability that is either programmed into the human nervous system at birth or not. All the technology in the world can not make us feel thriving if we were deprived of sensory emotional experience of well being in our formative period.
In the same manner if the TV brightness is set on 'dim', no matter what colors are on the film, the picture on screen would be very bleak. Human nervous system non-cognitively remembers the emotions of pain, fear, loneliness, hunger, anxiety, which we experienced in our early moments of life, from conception, through the nine months of pregnancy, birth and the first few years of life; and recognizes them as comfort zone for the rest of our life due to the mechanism called limbic imprinting. Later in life, no matter what we'll learn, or what kind of functional technology helps us to coop with life's challenges, - our deep sense of well-being, happiness, intimacy, our ability to love others - are unattainable, until we shift our 'basic settings' within our own nervous system.
In my estimation, right now, on planet Earth, we have less than 5% of population with a capacity for thriving. I think it's a rather important piece, in terms of why humankind is not thriving right now. No matter what kind of technology or resources are available to us, it can't make us happy until we neutralize the damage we received during our formative period.
There are many ways of achieving it, - one of them is offered in my experiential workshops. I have put together a very effective set of exercises and processes, which result in reprogramming of limbic imprint. Please, check my schedule for an event near you.
A note about the Limbic Imprint Re-coding Birthshops:
The Birthshops are designed not only for expecting parents, but for ANYONE who has had a less than blissful birth themselves. Many of our subconscious behavioral and emotional patterns are directly correlated with the way we were born - defining the quality of our experience of being in the body throughout our entire life, as 25 years of thorough research in the field of pre-natal psychology has shown us.
We come into this world wide-open to receive love. When we receive it as our first primal experience, our nervous system is "limbically imprinted", programmed with the undeniable rightness of being. Being held in mother's loving arms, seeing the great joy in father's eyes, provides us with the natural sense of bliss and security; it sets the world as the right place for us to be in. But if our first impressions of being in our body are anything less than loving, then that "anything" imprints in our system as a valid experience of love! It is immediately coded into our nervous system as a "comfort zone," acting as a surrogate for true love and nurturing, regardless how painful it actually was. Statistically, 95% of births in the USA are rated as "traumatic". As adults, we unconsciously re-create the conditions that were imprinted at birth.
But it turns out it's not very difficult to create a brand new Limbic Imprint. Instead of trying to fix the old "programming" (by re-living the initial shock of being born), it's most effective to just acquire a whole new vivid, rich, wonderful and sweet birth experience! Birthshop participants can have an actual in-the-body experience of being conceived, gestated and born in love and natural ecstasy. The Birthshop combines seminar/guided mediation/movement/breathing exercise/role-playing... and it's very entertaining!
Elena is one of the 10 featured teachers at this transformative on-line event, 'Ecstatic Birth', on how to ENJOY childbirth! This series is called 'The Body'. It starts on 4/20/11. Fun and easy contest to win a FREE spot starts right NOW! This spring’s Ecstatic Birth Tele-Summit focuses on The Body, bringing together some of the hottest teachers across disciplines to talk about living in your body, tapping into its innate power, pleasure and wisdom, and how to integrate that into childbirth!
If Africa would have married India and then had an affair with Hawaii, their baby would look like Fiji. It’s an amazing blend of the nature and culture of the three! Population - 50/50: half of the people in the country are of Indian descend and half of African, with all of the traditional lifestyle that followed them and remained unmixed. And all of it is framed within a Hawaiian setting of palm trees, blue lagoons, lush jungle, sound and smell of the ocean, papaya, pineapple, bananas, avocados... all of it... - FIJI! 300 islands...
The whole trip was my friend, Gavin De Beker's gift. He has a gorgeous property on one of the islands and lives here permanently with his family. I'm staying in one of Gavin's guest cottages right above the water with a private beach, in divine solitude; daily massages by a gorgeous dark-skinned Fijian man with a white flower behind his left ear and a Buddha smile - comes with the place, (ok, ok, ladies, he is happily married with 9 children!)......Read more at the Birth Into Being Blog
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