Wise Power: Discover the Liberating Power of Menopause to Awaken Authority, Purpose and Belonging (Paperback)

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A trailblazing guide to menopause, filled with nourishing wisdom and practical advice to help you harness the transformative power of the menopause and thrive in your life.

It's time to redefine menopause. This pivotal time of life is often mistakenly viewed as a health crisis that is ‘suffered from’ or ‘coped with’, and misinformation and myths around menopause can leave you feeling ignored and misunderstood.

Wise Power is the radical new story of menopause – illuminating its power and potential. Pioneers of the menstruality revolution and the founders of Red School, Alexandra Pope and Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer explain how to embrace menopause as a sacred rite of passage, an initiation that grows your authority, steeps you in purpose and awakens you to great power and wisdom. They show you how to:

  • prepare for menopause through each life stage, from menarche to your final menstrual cycles
  • make sense of what you’re experiencing during perimenopause
  • recognize and accept when you enter menopause, and trust that a meaningful process is at work
  • navigate the five phases of menopause and receive their unique gifts
  • embrace the rhythms of your postmenopause life, unlock your true potential and step onto your path of power and leadership

Written with humour, fierce tenderness and practicality, Wise Power restores the dignity of menopause, guiding you home to yourself – to a sense of belonging.

About the Author

Founders and co-directors of Red School and co-authors of Wild Power, Alexandra Pope and Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer have developed a radical new approach to health, creativity, leadership and spiritual life based on the power of the menstrual cycle. www.redschool.net

Praise For…

Wise Power is a radical revisioning of menopause as an awakening to the kind of power we need today, for the sake of the world. - Lynne Twist, global visionary, co-founder of the Pachamama Alliance and bestselling author

It’s more than time that women began having new conversations about menopause, telling each other stories about beginnings, not endings. Wise Power is a rich, inspiring and practical guide to navigating this time of bone-deep metamorphosis – a thoughtfully crafted map charting the new opportunities ushered in by this profound initiatory experience. - Sharon Blackie, author of 'Hagitude: Reimagining the Second Half of Life'

Fizzing with potent wisdom. This is the book on the menopause I’ve been waiting for: straight talking, courageous, initiatory and wise, wise, wise. - Lucy H. Pearce, author of 'Moon Time', 'Burning Woman' and 'Medicine Woman'

At once tender and intimate, fierce and clear-eyed, Wise Power is a bounty of rich observations and story-telling that leads us through the labyrinth of menopause: that is, the years of perimenopause through to postmenopause.

With robust truth telling, loving kindness and embodied wisdom, Alexandra Pope and Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer have brought forth a map of menopause that is fresh, original and revolutionary. If you’re up for a deep dive into the power inherent in the menopause transition and keen to take charge of your bumpy journey to mature self-knowledge, Wise Power is your book. - Jane Bennett, creator of Celebration Day for Girls and co-author of 'About Bloody Time'

Reading the book Wise Power is an experience of feeling deeply seen, affirmed and honoured. As the authors, with breathtaking clarity, both practically and spiritually, guide us through the phases of the menopause transition, we are drawn back into an intimacy with the unfathomable rhythms that move us. An antidote to dusty hand-me-down ignorance, this book offers us a profound framework for reclaiming menopause as a spiritual death/rebirth initiation, as well as generous guidance for how to navigate each phase of the process. - Chameli Gad Ardagh, founder of AwakeningWomen.com

This book is essential. Finally a map and a guide for one of life’s greatest initiations and greatest confusions for women. No longer shrouded in shadow, the path becomes one of courage and beauty, letting go and allowing. Instead of holding on to what we know, we are shown how to understand a level of spiritual emergence that can and should transform our lives into expressions of personal sovereignty and authority. What a blessing of a book. - Clare Dubois, founder of Treesisters (treesisters.org)

This is a magnificent book, possibly the one we’ve all been waiting for. For so many of us the only stories about menopause have been negative. Wise Power tells the real story: why we “suffer” and what to do about it. Woven through with many illuminating experiences, it reframes menopause, creating a new language and a map, offering a deeper understanding of the spiritual and psychological transformation that’s happening. - Jane Hardwicke Collings, Women’s Mysteries teacher and founder of the School of Shamanic Womancraft

My menopause has been a deep, challenging and yet wonderful journey for me, my husband and our relationship; my “menopausal bend” as I call it. This book is a radical, liberating reframing of menopause that will support you in the transformative alchemy of this era of your life, or of your woman’s life. Alexandra and Sjanie bring wisdom and fierce humanity to whatever they touch, including this fiery topic which is, at last, beginning to be acknowledged as the powerful and demanding rite of passage that it is. - Susannah Darling Khan, author and co-founder of Movement Medicine

A compassionate and unflinching guide to the spiritual journey through menopause which Alexandra and Sjanie so rightly identify as the 'most creative and satisfying period of our lives'. - Lara Briden, author of 'Hormone Repair Manual: Every Woman’s Guide to Healthy Hormones After 40'

Sjanie and Alexandra are women of power and have the deep heart wisdom to use it wisely for the good of all. Wise Power is a necessity if we are to evolve as a species, and the knowledge and experience contained in this book are surely a part of creating it. - Ya’Acov Darling Khan, Shaman, author and co-founder of Movement Medicine

Wise Power
reveals menopause as a time of awakening and spiritual activation. Like an elder sister, Wise Power guides us through the five stages of the menopausal initiation so that we may celebrate our well-earned wisdom and timeless beauty. - Tami Lynn Kent, author of 'Wild Feminine', 'Wild Creative' and 'Mothering from Your Center'

In Wise Power, Alexandra Pope and Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer invite perimenopausal, menopausal and postmenopausal women into a space of wisdom, empathy, rich stories, community and pragmatic resources. Thus equipped, we find ourselves more enriched, soothed, inspired and aligned with the Good Mystery that is Life. - Dr Claudia Welch, author of 'Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life'

This book is a gift that takes you to a much-needed menopause pulpit where – if you’re open and brave enough not to believe the cultural narrative that demonizes menopause – you’ll find a transformational path to menopause awaits and that this is truly a time of great awakening. As I read this book, I found myself cheering “Yes! Yes! Yes!”, thrilled to see the importance of rest and related topics stressed throughout, and convinced that the menopause “medicine” you will discover is exactly what is needed right now. When this wise power is known and embodied, your life, and the world, will change for the better. - Karen Brody, author of 'Daring to Rest: Reclaim Your Power with Yoga Nidra Rest Meditation'

Wise Power
is essential medicine for this time. As I read it, every cell in my body, down to my marrow, said “Yes!” The beauty of this book is that it speaks to healing the deeply ingrained and implicit biases of the patriarchal cultures that so many of us were raised within. And also to healing the violence of ageism, which is particularly acute for women. Simultaneously, it lifts up the lived experience of power, creativity and wisdom that elder women are invited to own; the power and creativity that has in the past led people through catastrophic situations – both environmental and social. Now, as we face a confluence of emergencies that threaten the very future of our species, it’s vital that we do the inner work this book invites us to. We may then fully own the power, insight and wisdom that nature has gifted to us, to step boldly and purposefully into the callings of this time. - Nina Simons, co-founder and Chief Relationship Officer, Bioneers, and author of 'Nature, Culture & the Sacred: A Woman Listens for Leadership'

Wise Power
is an initiation into the profound power and wisdom of menopause. This book is incredibly timely and I have no doubt it will completely shift our view of menopause, which has traditionally been seen as an affliction we must simply suffer through. It is the handbook needed to rewrite the story of menopause, and I truly believe that if you follow the guidance offered within its pages, you will experience immense benefits. - Nicole Jardim, author of 'Fix Your Period'

Dreading or struggling with menopause? Wise Power embraces the richness of this phase that so many experience as challenging. Brought to life with women’s stories, it offers a clear map of the territory with practical suggestions for navigating your way through. I found so much that resonated with my own experience and revelled in Wise Power’s reclaiming and celebrating this potent time. - Kim McCabe, founder of Rites for Girls CIC and author of 'From Daughter to Woman'

This is a timely self-help book that breaks the taboos and makes menopause part of a wider conversation. - The Lady magazine

Wise Power is packed full of accessible practical tools and techniques to help you on this important phase of life. A spiritual new take on this impactable stage of life. - OM Yoga Magazine

Even though menopause is a natural part of a woman's life, it can feel daunting and overwhelming. Understanding your body is the best way to navigate this phase and a new book, Wise Power… by Alexandra Pope and Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer, is all about redefining menopause as a sacred rite of passage that can awaken greater power and wisdom. - Spirit & Destiny

At long last, a wise and timely book that will forever change your view of the menopause as a moment of positive transformation, and not an embarrassment to be denied or medicated. Women of every age: get hold of a copy of Wise Power and embrace its central message that the change is a change for the better, when you finally discover yourself, and all your vast potential, and truly hit your stride. - Lynne McTaggart, internationally bestselling author of The Power of Eight, The Field, The Intention Experiment and The Bond

Product Details
ISBN: 9781401965112
ISBN-10: 1401965113
Publisher: Hay House UK
Publication Date: September 20th, 2022
Pages: 288
Language: English

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