Invitation to Intimacy
A documentary film
This significant new documentary takes the viewer
through the science, wisdom and heart of
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enthusiastically endorse the film made by Elmer Postle on the
of birth... It is recommended viewing for all parents
to be, as well as
health care professionals involved with birth.”
Mr.Yehudi Gordon MB Bch FRCOG FCOG (SA),
Authorof Birth and
Beyond & The Encyclopedia of
Pregnancy & Birth (with Janet Balaskas)
The Healing Of Birth: Invitation To Intimacy preview
(formerly titled The Psychology of Birth)
This film explores the radical
implications for each of us and society of acknowledging
conscious awareness in utero, during and after birth. The
research is in...it is no longer an issue of "are we aware in
utero and does our experience have an effect", but simply what
are we going to do with this information for the benefit of our
children, ourselves and society.
Science tells us the infant is
more capable than we had ever imagined. Therapeutic studies
reveal adult access to memories that indicate a much more aware
infant. An arrival of divine proportions,
or a journey through the gates of hell; to engage in the birth
process is to embrace the greatest beauty whilst risking our
support and connection (bonding through continuous physical and
emotional contact) are the most vital of elements necessary for
human development. This need begins in utero and is essential
through out birth and the first foundation years of a child's
life. What is the relevance of this information to adults? Our
own experience informs all that we do and how we are in life and
With Joseph Chilton Pearce,
Barbara Findeisen PhD., Sobonfu Some, Ray Castellino, David Chamberlain PhD.,
Glen PhD., Debby Takikawa and Nancy Greenfield. Narration by Binnie A. Dansby.
Co-originated and produced by
Elmer Postle and Debby Takikawa.
by British film-maker Elmer Postle
“This is an extraordinary film,....and the director’s vision is truly
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Endorsements for the Film
“(The) film is tender and gentle, and the camerawork is excellent”.
internationally recognised author on childbirth.
Recent books include : The New Pregnancy and Childbirth and
“It is a
great experience that should be seen by all expecting parents.”
Lloyd DeMause :
Director of the Institute for Psychohistory. Books include
'The History of Childhood' and The Foundations of Psychohistory
and The Emotional Life of Nations.
is a beautiful and very useful film. I love it and it gave me insights.
Also, very moving. Thank you."
Ph.D, B.Sc, Cert. Ed.: Arguably Britain's leading teacher, author &
practitioner of the holism movement; founding member of
“Alternatives”, St James London.
can tell you that her baby is an exquisitely sensitive being. This film
presents us with information and research from some of the most
respected psychologists and childbirth professionals. The viewer can get
a feeling for the profound impact birth has on everyone's life. It also
shows there are ways to heal the traumas that a difficult birth can
bring, so that we don' t need to feel that we are forever stuck with
what has happened to us. To me this film resonates with truth and the
message that our society can benefit enormously if we can learn these
lessons. It is a wonderful film.”
Childbirth Education Teacher, YogaBirth and Active Birth Teacher