|About the Book|
‘Birth is a feminist issue!’The Art of Birth offers a radical new approach to conception, pregnancy and birth using expressive Art for self-development.Alexandra will lead you on a gentle, respectful and artistic journey into a feminine world ofMore‘Birth is a feminist issue!’The Art of Birth offers a radical new approach to conception, pregnancy and birth using expressive Art for self-development.Alexandra will lead you on a gentle, respectful and artistic journey into a feminine world of Art, art exercises, relaxation, positive affirmations,inner work, emotional support and pleasure, where the dream of a natural,empowered journey to motherhood and a positive birth experience canbecome a new reality.The Art of Birth is about creative freedom rather than technical skill, so No experience of art is necessary. You will be able to interpret your art work to see what it reveals and with this insight, rejoice in connecting with yourself and your baby on a deeper level.Alexandra’s personal story contrasts the beliefs and behaviours in the United Kingdom with those of the Balinese culture, and conveys the message that a new positive birth paradigm is desperately needed. Cutting edge research is included to substantiate her claims that emotional well being during the creation of new life is paramount. Likewise, we can collectively support one of the most significant rites of passage in a woman’s life.Art and birth are creative and non-intellectual processes and this is why Art can be a great asset in our preparation for birth as it allows us toaccess images and the unconscious. Before conception, throughpregnancy, birth and beyond a woman, and her partner, can clear unhelpfulemotional and psychological barriers. This book will give you the tools toempower yourself to create the experience you desire.The Art of Birth aims to inspire, educate and support pregnant women,fathers, partners, midwives, doulas, childbirth practitioners and anyone who is passionate about conscious conception, pregnancy, birth and parenting.Alexandra Florschutz, MA is a registered Art Psychotherapist (hcpc),Artist, Film Maker, Doula and Mother who lives and works in East Sussex, UK, with her son.