The Secret Life of Babies: How Our Prebirth and Birth Experiences Shape Our World

The Secret Life of Babies: How Our Prebirth and Birth Experiences Shape Our World

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Overview

A bold affirmation that we are sentient before conception and in the womb, The Secret Life of Babies reveals author Mia Kalef's groundbreaking findings: babies are able to remember their earliest experiences, this consciousness precedes the physical development of the brain itself, and medical interventions during birth—like forceps and Cesareans—can imprint our relationships with the world and disconnect us from our sustainable place in the ecosystem. Kalef provides a six-step protocol for detecting these individual imprints and taking reparative steps for physiological and emotional balance and release. This book offers us an articulate guide to a transformation that can restore our essential nature. 


From the table of contents:

Foreword by Andrew Feldmar
Introduction: The Myth: Science and Experience
The Quest: Sparking the Conversation 
Who Is This Book For? 
A Song Worth Singing
PART ONE: Science
Chapter 1: The First Principle: Babies Remember Their Experiences
The Controversy
A Place to Begin and End: Returning to Wholeness 
Essential Nature
Essential Movements
The Mechanisms
The Model 
Perspectives and Purposes
Chapter 2: The Second Principle: Consciousness Precedes the Brain Architecture That Supports It
The Biological Paradox
Brains, Fields, and Development
The Effects of Chemical and Emotional Fields
Chapter 3: The Third Principle: Babies Are Our Barometers
Dominance versus Emergence
Historical Cultural Indicators
Present-Day Cultural Indicators
PART TWO: Experience
Chapter 4: The Fourth Principle: It Is Never Too Late to Heal
The Vision Horizon
Preparing the Way
Reclaiming the Body: The Path Home 
The Prototype
PART THREE: Marriage
Chapter5: The Intuitive Recovery Project
The Anatomy of the Intuitive Recovery Project 
The Project
Chapter 6: Summary

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781583948033
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 05/13/2014
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 1,167,032
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

MIA KALEF is the founder of Emerging Families, a program of therapy, education, and research for the pre- and perinatal period. She works with families throughout the childbearing years to resolve the effects of pre- and perinatal challenges, and with adults retrospectively. She is a lifetime member of the Association of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health and is in private practice in Vancouver, Canada. The author lives in Vancouver, Canada.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Preface xi

Introduction: The Myth: Science and Experience xv

The Quest: Sparking the Conversation

Who Is This Book For?

A Song Worth Singing

Part 1 Science

Chapter 1 The First Principle: Babies Remember Their Experiences 3

The Controversy

A Place to Begin and End: Returning to Wholeness

Essential Nature

Essential Movements

The Mechanisms

The Model

Perspectives and Purposes

Summary

Chapter 2 The Second Principle: Consciousness Precedes the Brain Architecture That Supports It 31

The Biological Paradox

Brains, Fields, and Development

The Effects of Chemical and Emotional Fields

Summary

Chapter 3 The Third Principle: Babies Are Our Barometers 59

Dominance versus Emergence

Historical Cultural Indicators

Present-Day Cultural Indicators

Part 2 Experience

Chapter 4 The Fourth Principle: It Is Never Too Late to Heal 85

The Vision Horizon

Preparing the Way

Reclaiming the Body

The Path Home

The Prototype

Summary

Part 3 Marriage

Chapter 5 The Intuitive Recovery Project 111

The Anatomy of the Intuitive Recovery Project

The Project

Summary

Chapter 6 Summary 149

Acknowledgments 151

Notes 153

References 159

Index 167

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