Friday, August 27, 2010

CONSCIOUS PROCREATION AND THE RETURN OF HUMANITY TO ITS PRISTINE ORIGINS - Radio Show Scheduled For September 15th


In celebration of Jeanice's 52nd birthday, and in honor of her journey from wounded beginnings to becoming a TV and radio show host and international public speaker on the importance of conscious procreation, this radio show will focus on the vast difference between the ancient art of conscious procreation and the modern-day experience of human sexuality, conception, pregnancy, and childbirth. We will explore how western habits and behaviors are undermining the quality of human relationships and causing a breakdown in our families, our society, our species, and our civilization. We will also explore the possibility of reuniting humanity with its pristine origins through the masterful art of conscious procreation. Please join us for this most important discussion. Callers are welcome.

To join us for this most important discussion, just follow this link:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/jeanice-barcelo/2010/09/15/conversations-about-love-sex-pregnancy-childbirth-

Callers are welcome. Call-in Number: (646) 478-3967




Artwork at top by Arthur Kip Herring

Friday, August 20, 2010

UPDATE - BIRTH OF A NEW EARTH TEACHER TRAINING & MENTOR PROGRAM



Attention parents, parents-to-be, teachers, youth workers, childbirth educators, doulas, midwives, childbirth professionals, and those interested in personal healing and development:

The next Birth of a New Earth Teacher Training begins in just a few weeks (September 23rd). Unlike anything that has come before, this revolutionary training offers life-changing, consciousness-altering, information that lays the groundwork for the birth of a new humanity. The training provides an in-depth exploration of the entire primal period -- including the preconception environment, the conception imprint, the womb and birth experience, and the post-birth environment -- and offers quality information regarding the benefits of engaging in preparatory work BEFORE we conceive our babies. We will delve deep into the shadow side of human sexuality and childbirth (as it is being expressed in western societies) and discuss its impact on our relationships, our families, our society, and our species. We will also explore the necessary components to creating an ecstatic birth and discuss the way in which this is a fundamental component to the preservation of love in families. (Please note that the Anastasia books by Vladimir Megre (www.ringingcedars.com) have been instrumental in the development of this curriculum and all nine books are required reading for this training.)



In addition to the above, the training will also provide a forum for personal exploration and healing. Participants will have an opportunity to uncover some of their own unconscious prenatal and birth memories and will be introduced to a self-care tool (Jin Shin) that can help them repattern their own negative imprints.

I heartfully invite you to join in this amazing journey and ask that you please consider some of the benefits you will receive by joining us.

Please note that during the training,

- we will explore the topic of human sexuality in a way that has never before been discussed in any classroom, educational setting, or treatise on human sexuality

- we will discuss, at-length, the steps necessary for the creation of an ecstatic birth -- starting with a proper preconception environment and moving through the phases of conception, gestation, and birth

- you will receive in-depth information about prenatal and birth trauma and how early experiences impact our adult relationships, our personality, our physical bodies, our nervous-system, our consciousness, and our overall well-being

- you will be introduced to one of the most powerful tools for the healing and prevention of early trauma (Jin Shin) – a tool that is based in self-care, and can be shared with friends, family, and future students and/or clients

- you will deepen your awareness of your own early wounds and your capacity to consciously transform them

- you will become better parents, educators, service providers, and birth professionals

- you will receive cutting-edge information which has not been discussed anywhere before -- information necessary to uphold an ecstatic birthing field and support the transformation necessary within yourself, your students and/or your clients to create it

- you will learn how to teach the Birth of a New Earth curriculum -- a curriculum that will empower and transform you, and that will enable you to assist people worldwide with information that can truly change the face of humanity and the future of our civilization.

To view the Birth of a New Earth Curriculum, please follow this link:

http://birthofanewearth.blogspot.com/2010/06/birth-of-new-earth.html

Your willingness to participate in this training is one of the highest forms of planetary service you can offer our world. When enough future parents become privy to the wisdom contained in the Birth of a New Earth Curriculum, we will begin to see the birth of a new species – i.e., a fully realized human -- and a completely new expression of Earthly reality.



The cost for the training is $1200, and for those who pay in full by September 15th, I am offering a discount of $200. There is also a 3-part payment plan for those who prefer to pay over time.

Please remember that no college or institute of higher learning will ever offer you the quality of information you will receive through this training -- and at a fraction of the cost you would pay for such learning.



I invite you to look into your hearts to determine whether you would like to be on the front-lines of shifting consciousness on our planet. If the answer is yes, then please contact me by e-mailing jeanicebarcelo@yahoo.com.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and for your willingness to be a part of this life-changing opportunity.

PS - Please note that the training is being offered through tele-conference and is, therefore, available worldwide. If you have a telephone or a skype connection you can participate in this training.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

BIRTH OF A NEW EARTH TEACHER TRAINING & MENTOR PROGRAM -- Next Training Begins September 23rd


The Birth of a New Earth Teacher Training is a 12-week preparatory program for teachers, youth workers, childbirth educators, childbirth professionals, and those interested in personal healing and development. It is designed to familiarize participants with the components of the Birth of a New Earth Curriculum and equip them to teach the Curriculum to their students, clients and/or adolescent children.

The training is an abbreviated version of the full curriculum and will provide an in-depth exploration of the importance of conscious procreation. We will review the entire primal period -- including the preconception environment, the conception imprint, the womb and birth experience, and the post-birth environment -- and discuss its relevance for the future of humanity. We will delve deep into the shadow side of human sexuality and childbirth (as it is being expressed in western societies) and discuss its impact on our species and the quality of our civilization. We will also explore the necessary components to creating an ecstatic and/or orgasmic birth and discuss the way in which this is a fundamental component to the preservation of love in families.



In addition to the above, the training also provides a forum for personal exploration and healing. Participants will have an opportunity to uncover some of their own unconscious prenatal and birth memories and will be introduced to a tool (Jin Shin) that can help them repattern negative imprints.

The Birth of a New Earth Teacher Training was created by Jeanice Barcelo, M.A, former college professor and independent childbirth educator. It is being brought forth as an antidote to the current trauma-based paradigm of birth. It has been inspired by Jeanice's own personal experiences with childbirth as well as her years of professional study and training regarding the impact of prenatal and birth experiences on the health and well-being of humanity. The Curriculum and Teacher Training have been strongly influenced by Jeanice's personal reading of the Anastasia books (www.ringingcedars.com) and her deep desire to effectuate global transformation by changing the paradigm of birth.

The Birth of a New Earth Curriculum was initially designed to educate future parents about the importance of conscious procreation. The Curriculum will have its largest impact by reaching future parents BEFORE they conceive their babies. To view the Curriculum, please follow this link: http://birthofanewearth.blogspot.com/2010/06/birth-of-new-earth.html

Next training begins September 23rd, 2010 and runs for 12 consecutive Thursdays -- 4PM Hawaii time, 7PM Pacific, 10PM Eastern. It is being offered via tele-conference and is available worldwide. All tele-classes will be 90-minutes and will be recorded and available for download at a later date.

Please e-mail jeanicebarcelo@yahoo.com or telephone 808-269-4588 for further information.

Jeanice Barcelo, M.A., is a sociologist, ecstatic birth educator and prenatal and birth trauma prevention specialist. She is an international public speaker and the host of “Birth of a New Earth” television show (http://www.youtube.com/user/birthofanewearth ) and "Love, Sex, Pregnancy, Childbirth & Parenting" radio show (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/jeanice-barcelo). She is a co-creator of the forthcoming “International Spiritual School for the Art of Childbirth and Conscious Procreation,” and has been an independent childbirth educator on Maui for the past 7 years. She offers educational seminars and teacher trainings, as well as private counseling and support to individuals and couples interested to heal their early trauma and prepare themselves for conscious birth.

Friday, August 6, 2010

THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF THE FATHER DURING HOSPITAL BIRTH

This article is written to empower future fathers. It is dedicated to all the beautiful men who want to take part in the birth of their children but who have no idea what they can do to contribute to the experience of birth.

The suggestions outlined below are intended to fill a void – i.e., a void that runs very deep in our culture due to its tendency to focus on women’s role during birth while relegating future fathers to the peripheral background. Throughout the western world, there is virtually no education or support for fathers-to-be. The lack of information about the masculine role at birth has left many men feeling impotent and confused during the birth of their children and unable to play an integral part in the process. Assigned the menial position of “spare part” by the medical profession, fathers lose the respect of their partners at birth and are unable to fully bond with their children. The alienation of fathers at birth is at least partially responsible for the breakdown of family love on our planet and the reason why men are leaving their families in droves. As one heartful father recently commented:

“I took my wife to the hospital and I lost her there. She was never my wife again. A few months after the birth of our son, we were getting divorced. I haven’t seen or spoken with my wife or my son in many, many years.” David B.

It is imperative for men to reverse this negative trend and reclaim their power at birth.

The information that follows is intended to ignite a flame of understanding and remembrance within the male psyche regarding just how important a father’s presence during birth really is. The suggestions are articulated in a very blunt and honest way so as to spark men into action regarding the reclamation of their power. Because hospitals are where most babies are being born today, the following suggestions are geared toward fathers whose baby’s will be born in a hospital.

[Special thanks to Doula Patti Ramos, Angie Garrapata and Midwife Carol Gautschi for the photographs you are about to see. Please be aware that some of the photos contain graphic images of the violence of circumcision. Those with weak constitutions may not want to view these pictures.]

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Suggestion #1 – Educate yourself about hospital birth and especially about the negative effects of common hospital procedures such as induction, epidural, the use of drugs like pitocin and cytotec, forceps delivery, vacuum extraction, episiotomy (i.e., slicing a woman’s vagina when the baby is ready to emerge), c-section, cutting a baby’s umbilical cord immediately after birth, and the circumcision of baby boys. Many hospital protocols are violent and abusive, and especially with respect to procedures such as episiotomy and circumcision, represent some of the most sadistic and ritualistic forms of sexual abuse occurring on our planet today. Although this truth is rarely talked about in the mainstream world, it is nevertheless the truth. If you google “negative side effects” or “complications” of any of the procedures listed above, you will be led to a plethora of information about the negative impact of habitual hospital protocols. It is imperative for you to understand the shadow side of hospital birth so that you can protect your partner and child from unnecessary and harmful interventions.



Suggestion #2 – Become a fierce protector at birth so that no harm will come to your partner and baby. This is one of the most powerful gifts you can offer, both as a man and as a partner/father. Since your partner and baby will need to be giving all of their attention to the birth itself, it is up to you to protect the birth environment. Do whatever you can to bring your full power and potency into the birthing field and stand strong in your intention to keep your partner and child safe from unnecessary hospital interventions. If protecting your loved ones means threatening to file a lawsuit against a medical professional who attempts to engage in a harmful act, do it. If it means creating a birth plan ahead of time and having the doctors sign a written agreement before the birth, do it. Whatever it takes to protect the birth environment of your partner and child – DO IT. Your courage and willingness to speak-out and stand-up to outside authority is invaluable. It is the single most important thing that you can do to enable your partner and child to feel safe and to trust that you are strong enough to protect them and keep them from harm. Your partner will respect you immensely if you do this, and your child will thank you profusely.



Suggestion #3 – Heal your own birth trauma before attending the birth of your child. This cannot be stressed enough and is particularly important if you, yourself, were born in a hospital.

95% of American hospital births are considered traumatic, with 50% of these being considered “moderately traumatic” and 45% being considered “severely traumatic.” Millions (perhaps billions) of people suffer from unconscious memories of what was done to them at birth. Although most of these memories remain unconscious throughout our adult lives, they nevertheless influence all aspects of our health and personality, AND as soon as a person enters into the experience of a hospital birth, the memories can and do “activate.” If this happens to you, it can undermine your ability to be powerfully present during the birth of your child.



Many men, especially those who were circumcised as infants, experience symptoms of parasympathetic shock (i.e., the tendency to freeze, go numb, or feel paralyzed in the presence of threat) as soon as they enter into a hospital birth environment. Although these men may not consciously remember the event of circumcision, their bodies remember and their physiology responds accordingly. Because the conditions of their child’s birth remind them of the conditions of their own birth, they freeze or go numb and are unable to stand in their power and enact their role as fierce protector during the birth of their children.

It is important for men to understand that most baby boys are circumcised WITHOUT ANESTHESIA. Although the baby is sometimes given a drug to create paralysis, he sees and feels everything that the medical “professionals” are doing to him. His vulnerable, newborn sensory apparatus is completely overwhelmed by the extreme pain, violation, and betrayal of the circumcision experience and his system has no choice but to shut itself down – i.e., to go numb, freeze, or “play dead.” This is the beginning of the tendency toward parasympathetic shock, a tendency that can last throughout the child’s infancy (many people will comment on what “good” babies these babies are because they express little or no emotion) and can rear its ugly head throughout life, especially in circumstances having to do with sexual interaction and/or birth.









When I make the claim that medical professionals are engaged in extremely violent, sadistic and abusive behavior, this is an understatement. If you would like to understand better what baby boys are being subjected to during circumcision, please view the following clips. The first link contains footage of a real baby being circumcised. The second link contains footage of a medical professional teaching other medical professionals how to perform a circumcision. Both clips are incredibly difficult to watch but will give you great clarity about the violence of the circumcision procedure.

1. A real circumcision – from the documentary “Birth As We Know It” by Elena Tonetti: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmX6RdRNoqk



2. The Circumsafe Method - a doctor describes the “proper” way to perform a circumcision: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOV9HTBfe_M&feature=related



Suggestion #4 – If your partner gives birth to a baby boy, do not allow them to circumcise your son. This suggestion should be a no-brainer after you watch the two clips above. However, if you still want more information about the negative impact of circumcision, please read the following articles:

1. A letter from a circumcised dad regarding his decision not to circumcise his son: http://www.thedaddyexperience.com/2008/07/just-to-be-fair-im-circumcised.html

2. The Psychological Impact of Circumcision: http://www.cirp.org/library/psych/goldman1/

Remember, if we want to understand how sex and violence become intertwined in the male psyche, or why we are experiencing such high levels of sex crimes in our society, as well as male attraction to pornography and the common occurrence of impotence and sexual dysfunction in adult men, we need only look to the primal origins of adult behavior and the initial sexual violation we inflict on our infant boys. Circumcision is ritual sexual abuse. Don’t let them do this to your child.

Suggestion 5 – Do not let a doctor or midwife (or any medical professional) usurp your role as primary support person at birth. This suggestion is incredibly important for the well-being of your relationship and for the long-term preservation of love in your family.

Birth, in its most primal form, is intended to be an extremely private and intimate event. Unfortunately, with the advent of hospitals and technological interventions, birth has become an inappropriately public affair.



It is important to remember that your partner’s womb and vagina are sacred. They are the doorway through which your child is about to enter this dimension. Do not allow anyone to repeatedly prod or poke at your partner’s body or continuously interfere with the birth process by barging into the room to examine her genitals. The common hospital practice of sending strangers (i.e., nurses, medical professionals, medical trainees, etc.) into the birth room while a woman is in labor, as well the habitual tendency to force women to lie down with their legs up in stirrups and their genitals exposed for all the world to see, are completely outrageous and inappropriate. It is not OK for medical personnel to place themselves directly in front of your wife’s private parts during the birth of your child. Nor is it OK for them to shove their hands repeatedly and invasively into her vagina in order to determine how dilated she is. If you allow this type of activity to occur, an unconscious rage can emerge within your partner because you did not stand-up and protect her from violation. Similarly, rage may be activated within YOU due to the violation that you are witnessing against your partner, and an unconscious feeling that she should not have allowed another man to enter into your private space. This can cause definite long-term ramifications for the health and longevity of your relationship.

Protect your wife’s bodily integrity (and the well-being of your relationship) by insisting that medical personnel keep their hands off unless there is some type of emergency. This goes for midwives as well as doctors.

Similarly, do let nurses, doctors or midwives snatch your baby away from you and your partner when it emerges from the womb. The first moments immediately after birth are crucial for the creation of a strong love-bond between parent and child. Insist that you or your partner be the one to catch your baby as it emerges from the womb. And make sure that your baby be immediately placed skin-to-skin on either yours or your partner’s body (preferably on mom’s body, but if she has been anesthetized, place the baby on your own body) as soon as he or she comes out of the womb. Do not allow others to take center-stage during the birth of your child.

Suggestion #6 – Make eye contact with your baby immediately at birth in order to maximize the opportunity for LOVE to activate within your own neurobiology and that of your baby’s. This is an extremely important suggestion and goes for both you and your partner.



The moment of birth offers a unique window of opportunity for the activation of love for all family members. The particular neuro-chemical soup that is available during birth (i.e., oxytocin, endorphins, and other hormones of love and well-being) will not be available in the same way at any other moment during life. Immediate eye contact with your child can support the activation of the neurobiology of love within you and your child, which will allow you to cement the bond between you and lay the groundwork for the preservation of love in your family forever.





On a fundamental human level, babies need to look into the eyes of love immediately upon their arrival. This experience would happen naturally if birth were occurring in a gentle, loving environment. Unfortunately, most births are not happening in a gentle environment, and on the contrary, are taking place in an environment filled with harsh lights, loud sounds, technological equipment, frightening-looking sharp and pointy metal instruments, people wearing masks and gowns, etc. – all of which can terrify and confuse a newborn infant. Therefore, in order to combat the frightening and traumatic sights and sounds of a hospital environment, it is extra important for your love-filled eyes to be the first visual thing your child sees.





Similarly, it is extremely important for you to hold your child and place your child skin-to-skin on yours or your partner’s body. This will activate your baby’s sensory mechanisms to produce the neuro-chemicals of love, which will create an imprint of well-being that can last a lifetime.



Suggestion #7 – Do not allow medical personnel to cut your baby’s umbilical cord until well after the cord has stopped pulsing. Better yet, cut the baby’s umbilical cord yourself.

Standard hospital protocol involves clamping and cutting the baby’s umbilical cord immediately after birth. This habitual hospital practice is violent and unnecessary and can traumatize your baby and undermine his/her health.

When babies first emerge from the womb, they are not breathing. Instead, they are receiving all of the oxygen they need from the placental blood as it pulses through the umbilical cord into their tiny little bodies. When their umbilical cord is immediately clamped or cut, the baby’s oxygen supply is abruptly cut off, forcing him/her to gasp for breath in fear for his/her life. Additionally, the baby’s connection to its mother is abruptly and violently severed, at a time when the baby is extremely vulnerable and the connection to its mother is most vital. This brutal hospital practice can create a long-lasting imprint of trauma for your child and even undermine his/her health.

The blood that is pulsing through your baby’s umbilical cord contains vital nutrients to help your baby create a strong immune system. Your baby will be denied these nutrients if his/her umbilical cord is clamped too soon.



Be aware that hospitals have a financial incentive to cut umbilical cords quickly because they are in the business of gathering up the cord blood and selling it off to the highest bidder. The real reasons for this are not something I wish to address in this article. However, it is important for you to understand that your baby’s cord blood belongs with your baby and not with some vampiring entities or institutions that want to use it for their own sordid reasons.

There is absolutely no medical reason why hospital personnel cannot wait to cut your baby’s umbilical cord. If they try to do this too soon, step in and protect your child.

The best option of all would be for you or your partner to clamp and cut the cord yourself – once you have determined that it is safe and appropriate to do so. This would be the most honoring and loving approach to the cutting of the cord and would allow your baby the time he/she needs to adjust to life outside of the womb. It is also possible (but extremely rare in the case of hospital birth) for parents to choose “lotus birth” – i.e., allowing the cord to fall off on its own – which usually takes several days. In this way, you will know your baby is absolutely ready to deal with his/her individuation and has had the time necessary to adjust to separation from its mother.

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The above suggestions ought to get you started on the road to empowered fatherhood. If you would like more information about the father’s role during conception, pregnancy and birth, feel free to visit my website: http://www.BirthofaNewEarth.com or tune in to my television show “Birth of a New Earth”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICjfbI_JoJs. Also, keep watch for future books and classes being offered especially for men.

Here’s to all the dads who plan to enact their full power and potency during birth!!! Our planet needs you desperately and the women and children soon to give birth thank you. May your days of enlightened fatherhood bring you much joy and the love in your family last forever.

Jeanice Barcelo, M.A., is a sociologist, ecstatic birth educator, and prenatal and birth trauma prevention specialist. She is an international public speaker and the host of “Birth of a New Earth” television show (http://www.youtube.com/user/birthofanewearth) and Love, Sex, Pregnancy, Childbirth & Parenting radio show (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/jeanice-barcelo). She is a co-creator of the forthcoming “International Spiritual School for the Art of Childbirth and Conscious Procreation,” and offers educational seminars, as well as private counseling and support to individuals and couples interested to prepare themselves for conscious birth. You can contact Jeanice through her blog http://www.birthofanewearth.blogspot.com or by visiting her website at http://www.BirthofaNewEarth.com