The Secret Life of Babies
How Our Prebirth and Birth Experiences Shape Our World
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|Format: ||Paperback, 200 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 May 2014|
The Secret Life of Babies reveals how humans are sentient before conception and throughout gestation and birth, and presents scientific evidence and case studies that show the effects that these prebirth and birth experiences have on personal health and social development. Mia Kalef cites evidence showing how, unless addressed, we retain and often replay unwanted early experiences throughout life-in the form of emotional and physical challenges ranging from pain to suicide to drug addiction. A bold affirmation of sentience before conception and in the womb, The Secret Life of Babies reveals Kalef's groundbreaking findings, which are organized around 4 provocative principles in the science of consciousness. First, babies can remember their earliest experiences. Second, this consciousness precedes the physical development of the brain itself. Third, Kalef deftly argues that technological medical interventions-and, by extension, estrangement from nature and pervasive violence in contemporary culture-imprint our relationships with the world and disconnect us from our sustainable place in the ecosystem. Finally, she provides a 6-step protocol for detecting these individual imprints an
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.
"A gifted healer and passionate writer, Mia Kalef combines scientific findings, personal intuition, and therapeutic insights for a fascinating view of prenatal experience and its lifetime consequences, the multigenerational and social influences that shape it, and the healing of its potentially traumatic imprints." --Gabor Mate, MD, author of "In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction" "Dr. Kalef's book is a work of art. It is full of tales that ring true, that make sense, that are full of heart, that smack of authenticity. Kalef masterfully mixes personal and clinical experience with current literature throughout, saturating the reader with a sense of the continuity of our lives and the meaningfulness of our adult behavior." --Michael Trout, director, Infant-Parent Institute "At a time when our cultural lack of understanding of the birth process has reached an extreme degree, the world needs practitioners such as Mia Kalef." --Michel Odent, MD, author of "Childbirth and the Future of Homo Sapiens " "Mia Kalef provides major evidence for the existence of sentience and experience in the womb. She defends with good arguments that our collective denial of this truth impacts negatively how we deal with pregnancy and prenatal mother-child interaction, which itself leads to severe disturbances in our relationships with ourselves, each other, and the global community of life. She provides clear and efficient procedures to help us recognize and overcome early traumatic imprints so that we may be in harmony with the stream of life. This book is a firm and reliable plea to reevaluate the secret life of babies and see how they are emissaries of a lost wisdom that has the power to set us on a more wholesome and balanced course." --Jaap Van Der Wal, PhD, author of "The Embryo in Us, "and former professor of anatomy and embryology, University of Maastricht, Holland "Mia Kalef has written a book that brings scie "Dr. Kalef's book is a work of art. It is full of tales that ring true, that make sense, that are full of heart, and that smack of authenticity.... Kalef masterfully mixes personal and clinical experience with current literature throughout, saturating the reader with a sense of the continuity of our lives and the meaningfulness of our adult behavior." --Michael D. Trout, "The Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health"
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