Art and Cultural Goings-On in Taos and Northern New Mexico

October 14, 2017

Booksigning: Pam English

Taos: op.cit. Books of Taos, Bent St., 2-3:30pm
Booksigning: Pam English

PAM ENGLAND. Ancient Map for Modern Birth

Pam England will be discussing and reading from her book Ancient Map for Modern Birth at op. cit. books Taos on Saturday, October 14 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm. The integrative model of childbirth preparation and recovery described in this book will provide women with the information needed to prepare for birth, how to think and feel about labor, and how to tell their story. During their childbearing year, women traverse two paths at once: an inner path of psychological and spiritual awareness and an outer path of practical approaches to birth in modern-day culture. The book combines scientific research with meditation, ceremony, art, and mythic stories, which not only prepares childbearing women to go beyond their edge into uncharted territory, but also to find their way home again. The underlying message throughout is not to strive for a perfect birth but instead to be mindful of the mythic journey, of all the mothers who have come before—an awareness that leads not only to the birth of a child but to the birth of a new self.

Pam England is a former nurse–midwife, with a masters in psychology–counseling. She has been teaching childbirth classes and mentoring parents for 30 years, and leading workshops for birth-professionals for 10 years. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

op. cit. books Taos, 124A Bent St, Taos, NM 575-751-1999

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