A Brand New Must Read Book from Alexandra Pope and Jane Bennett
Written in a gentle, engaging style and full of real women’s stories, our aim is to give women true informed choice about chemical contraception including the Pill, implants, injections, patches, vaginal rings and IUDs.
Alexandra Pope is a psychotherapist, educator and a prominent figure in menstrual health. She has run menstrual health workshops at Sydney’s Royal Hospital for Women for 8 years and guest lectured at the chiropractic school, Macquarie University. Currently she is guest lecturing and doing workshops at Australasian College of Natural Therapies and Nature Care College in Sydney.
Her knowledge on menstruation has grown out of 16 years in depth research including the healing of her own very painful menstrual experience, which suddenly erupted at the age of 31. She was not interested in taking drugs or having surgery so chartered her own course of healing through self care practices and the help of alternative medicine. Today she is pain free, her uterus intact and menstruation all pleasure!
Before specialising in menstrual health, Alexandra had a background teaching English in high school and has conducted counselling skills workshops for the Uniting Church Adult Education programme, Lifeline and Family Planning Australia. She has had coverage in the national and local media including television, radio and print media. She has presented papers on different aspects of her menstrual health work at a number of workshops and conferences, including Family Life of Australia, Women’s and Sexual Health Nurses Conference and at Women’s Bodies Women’s Power, the first Australian women’s natural health conference.
About the Author: Jane Bennett
With a background in social work and hypnotherapy, Jane Bennett is National Coordinator of Natural Fertility Management. She is particularly interested in transforming inherited views of embarrassment and shame around menstruation to a positive and empowering experience, and helping women tune into the cycles of nature through their own menstrual cycles. Herself a mother and daughter, she is passionate about working with girls and young women and since 2000 has been running A Blessing Not a Curse workshops for mothers and daughters.