Thank you for your workshop. I had a great time and have started to put things into practice. Prior to it I had already realised that I needed to have some type of downtime on my creative process, in fact it was my singing teacher who advised it...but don't think I'd really given myself the permission to do it.  Just your simple diagram of the creative progress has really helped my mind to be at peace with this... I have also begun the process (of Cycle Awareness) and am already discovering lots of things.  The main one is how intrinsically different elements are connected.  It has only bought me closer to my voice and body, trying to accept where it is and work with it from there, rather than pushing it through the next hoop.  I am developing a new approach to my practice, it begins with meditation, into the breathing, into the exercises, and then if needs be into any songs I'm working on.  It is great to have the space to allow this process the time it needs, and it means I'm listening to my body as well as listening to what it can produce
Adele Bates, Classical Singer, 26yrs, Brighton, 2011
The Wild Genie: The Healing Power of Menstruation
by Alexandra Pope
The Wild Genie: The Healing Power of Menstruation
  • Publisher: Sally Milner Publishing Pty Ltd 2001
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Length: 288 pages
Description

A self-care guide for all women who want to enjoy their cyclical nature and experience a fulfilling and healthy life. Through the revealing case studies of women's own personal experiences, it offers an approach to menstruation that moves beyond biology to restore a dignity and deeper meaning to a woman's cyclical nature. The work should also be useful to parents who wish to pass on a positive experience of menstruation to their daughters, and for men, to help them gain an insight into the world of women. There is an extensive contacts list and references section.

About the Author

Alexandra Pope is a psychotherapist of 15 years and facilitator in private practice and is a clinical member of the Counsellor and Psychotherapy Association, NSW (CAPA). Author of The Wild Genie: The Healing Power of Menstruation and Walking with the Genie: The Modern Woman's Menstrual Health Kit, Alexandra has run workshops nationally and internationally on menstrual health and the psychology of women for the last 11 years.

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