Welcome to Season 3, Episode 1 Healing Before Your Birth with Jane Hardwicke Collings.
She is a grandmother, midwife, teacher, writer and menstrual educator.
And she was also a home birth midwife for 30 years.
Jane gives workshops on the spiritual practice of menstruation and the sacred dimensions of pregnancy, birth and menopause.
She founded and runs The School of Shamanic Womancraft and has recently launched an e-course called Pregnancy - the Inner Journey and Healing from Traumatic Birth Experiences.
She is a very dear friend and certainly one of the wise women in our birthing world.
I think our conversation is perfect to include right next to our previous interview with She Births® mum Peta Kelly on scripting your birth.
Peta and I talked about healing the mother line and generational trauma - but of course it is not such an easy thing to do.
At She Births® we discuss our belief systems and what fills the subconscious mind. The latest neuroscience that confirms how we live is how we labour...and we know that traumas are passed down as well as fears and beliefs but untangling that ball of wool inside our heads and hearts is not always so easy.
Jane has many insights that will allow you to understand and unravel perhaps the tangle of a traumatic birth, or the toxic belief systems that could be passed down via your family's 'red thread'.
Jane, like me, believes that giving birth is an opportunity to heal and the growth and transformation available to women is profound.
To learn more about Jane's work go to www.janehardwickecollings.com
I hope you enjoy and please leave us a review if you do. xxx