Welcome to my website devoted to women’s power and wellbeing based on a female model of development—the menstrual cycle.
I work as a women’s leadership coach, facilitator and counsellor. I am also author of a number of books. Along with colleagues in Australia, for the last twenty–five years I have pioneered a ground–breaking approach to women’s physical, psychological and spiritual wellbeing based on the cycle and the journey form menarche to menopause.
Menstrual cycle education has vital implications in the areas of women’s coaching and leadership, psychotherapy, girl’s and women’s health, and sex and birth education.
Having experienced life in a number of countries, including the US, Japan and Australia, I now reside in the UK where I am continuing to develop this innovative work.
I am concerned with deep change, the evolution of consciousness and the role women can play in this evolution. My contribution is to initiate women into our own ways, models and language of being and acting as well as to articulate a fresh understanding of the nature and power of the feminine.
Learning about the woman’s power cycle from Alexandra has been revolutionary. Incorporating this work into my training programs has added such a unique value to the service I am offering my clients. It’s opened a whole new dimension to my business that women are hungry for,
a reclaiming of their feminine power.
Emma Hutton, Director & Founder of Emazon, Australia
To learn more about menstrual cycle education and its applications click here.
I started out life in education as teacher of English in the UK and then Australia. In my thirties I trained to be a psychotherapist with formal training in Psychosynthesis, and then later studies in gestalt, process oriented psychotherapy and the teachings on soul by Robert Sardello, followed by coaching training with Coach U. For 20 years I had a private practice as a counsellor and psychotherapist in Sydney. My coaching and leadership work today is most informed by a process–oriented approach and care of the soul.
Apart from running many public workshops, my menstrual work has also led to guest lectures and workshops at naturopathic colleges, universities, a health education department in a major hospital, community health centres and counselling organizations as well as speaking at conferences.
I have found it invaluable to learn to work with my creative power cycle. I now know when to use my natural energy highs and how to rejuvenate myself when I need to and have to. Alexandra is an amazing woman - an intellectual powerhouse and mine of information about women's power. Don't miss out
on this critical information for your health and well-being...
Maree Lipschitz, Director, How Do You Do it:
The Corporate Mother's Forum, Australia.
For more information on women’s leadership and coaching click here.
For my workshop schedule click here.
My first book The Wild Genie: the healing power of menstruation (Sally Milner Publishing 2001) grew out of my early research into menstruation and menstrual health workshops and focuses on how to create menstrual health by understanding the dynamic of the cycle itself.
"...a courageous book...[that] is set to change the way a woman's menstrual cycle is viewed in Western society. Pope's vantage point has such
resonance and potency as to be life-changing"
Ruth Ostrow, The Weekend Australian, 2001
In 2006 I produced The Woman’s Quest a 13 session self-guiding course to unfold the intelligence and power of the cycle. It is designed to be used as a personal and spiritual development and coaching tool.
A combination of The Wild Genie and The Woman’s Quest was translated into Italian under the title Mestruazioni: La forza di guarigione del ciclo mestruale dal menarca alla menopausa (Editrice AAM Terra Nuova, Firenze 2007)
In May 2008 The Pill: Are you sure it’s for you? co-authored with Jane Bennett was published by Allen and Unwin, and released in the UK and US in 2009. In writing this book we sought to address the many myths concerning the pill, other contraceptives, fertility awareness and women’s bodies and cycles. We advocate truly informed choice, contraceptive literacy and partners sharing responsibility for their fertility. The book includes many practical tips about thinking through contraceptive needs and STD protection.
At last an easy to read, comprehensive, well-researched book about an extremely important, but as yet rarely discussed, topic. I think THE PILL is a real treasure and have complete confidence in recommending it to my patients, colleagues and friends as a great read as well as an empowering tool to help women become more in tune with their natural cycles.
Wendy Dumaresq, medical herbalist and author, Australia
To find out more about my books and how to buy them click here.
2004 Blessing or Curse: Women, Power and the Menstrual Cycle, GANZ (Gestalt Australia New Zealand) International Psychotherapy Conference, Sydney.
2004 Spirituality and the Female Blood Mysteries, ‘Fear and Fascination: The Other in Religion’ AASR (Australian Association of Spiritual Research) Conference, University of Western Sydney
I have been interviewed by, and my work has been covered, in Australian, UK, Irish, Italian and Spanish television, radio and print media. Some examples include The Weekend Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, ABC Radio National and JJJ, and the UK’s Sunday Times Magazine, Grazia, Daily Mail and BBC radio.
Jane, my co–author, and I are featured in the documentary on menstruation The Moon Inside You (www.mooninsideyou.com) shown throughout France, Germany and the Slovak Republic. Thirteen European countries have bought it so far and the book of the documentary will be available in the European spring of 2010.