Raves from Dr. Marcy’s clients:
I thank you 10 times a day for the depth, richness yet simplicity your work has introduced into our already thriving little family.
~ Elizabeth Bolden, mother of two sons
Things are going really well. I found something so profound in the guided imagery you did with us, that I feel my parenting has been transformed.
~ Shannon Branham, parent
I’ve read all the books on adoption, and I’ve got a few adoptive mom acquaintances, but you are the only one who I feel is qualified. I want the adoptee’s opinion.
~ Lucy Lafitte, adoptive parent
My wife and I wanted the best for our son. Marcy’s amazing command of the latest research combined with her experience of raising two children, gave us the confidence to make important decisions regarding our parenting. We wholeheartedly recommend her.
~ Scott and Amy Lawder, parents
Raves from Dr. Marcy’s listeners:
As a conference planner, I want to stay away from the trite or bland. I count on Marcy Axness to be neither. She brings currency and depth to her presentations. Best of all, she is an unabashed voice for children.
~ Jim Gritter, Catholic Human Services, Traverse City, MI
Always so provocative and informative, your talks seem to tie up the loose ends of science, spirituality, and psychology for me in a way that affirms my sense of the miraculous connectedness of all things. You’re wonderful to listen to – always a total turn-on.
~ Lynn Comley, parent
Marcy Axness is a superb presenter. She has the rare gift of distilling the latest research and the most sweeping of truths into concise vignettes and memorable stories that go straight to the heart of the matter and the heart of the listener. And always with the lightest of touches, the latest in PowerPoint and the most accessible of styles. For every parent and every parent-to-be, Dr. Axness’ work is a must see, hear and read.
~ Randolph Severson, PhD, Psychotherapist, author
Your talk was awesome! This stuff is just so fascinating, I wish we had 4 more hours of you — please, please come back sometime!
~ Laura Knowlton, parent
Thank you for the wonderful talks you presented to our group. We are all so impressed with you. I would love to have you back anytime.
~ Debra Decker, PhD, Simi Valley Psychotherapists’ Network
Marcy is an excellent communicator of these concepts to the general public, with a solid scientific understanding.
~ Curt Sandman, PhD, Professor and Vice Chair UCI Dept. of Psychiatry
Marcy Axness is a communicator par excellence.
~ John C. Sonne, MD, Psychiatrist/Family therapist
Raves about Dr. Marcy’s book:
Dr. Axness has distilled compelling evidence from the fields of attachment parenting, preconception, and consciousness research into a readable, inspiring and hopeful book about what we really want to do as parents: raise peaceful people. Parenting For Peace gives us a roadmap.
~ Peggy O’Mara, Mothering editor-in-chief
Marcy Axness’s efforts to educate our world are vital to our evolution! I’m so glad she’s telling the growth-or-protection story because simple fundamentals are where the truth is.
~ Bruce Lipton, author, Biology of Belief and Spontaneous Evolution
Parenting for Peace is the ultimate thinking person’s guide to nurturing a compassionate child from conception through adolescence.
~ Scott Blum, author, Waiting for Autumn and Winter Moon Rises
I know of no one so well equipped educationally, intellectually, emotionally and intuitively to speak to our times.
~ Joseph Chilton Pearce, author, The Biology of Transcendence and Magical Child, and many others
Marcy Axness lays down the simple but profound principles and practices required to raise generations comfortable in their hearts and happy with themselves. A tranquil revolution of the soul and of the home that would benefit all humanity.
~ Gabor Maté, MD, author, Scattered
Marcy Axness’ book has a beautiful message supported by sophisticated understanding of the underlying science. I have borrowed her remarkable translations of findings from our NIH-funded projects in my own lectures.
~ Curt Sandman, fetal brain development researcher
I applaud Marcy for calling attention to the importance of protecting the sanctity of the embryonic universe. World peace will only ensue from womb peace.
~ Thomas R. Verny MD, author, The Secret Life of the Unborn Child
Passionate and intelligent yet also profoundly simple, Parenting for Peace provides parents with the tools and support they need to create peace and participation in their families, their communities and the world. Highly recommended.
~ Sarah J. Buckley, MD, author, Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering: A Doctor’s Guide to Natural Childbirth
A significant aggregate of knowledge and wisdom woven into a very understandable story. It is well organized and clear, and could be considered “A Manifesto for Humanity,” rather than a parenting book.
~ Patrick Houser, author of Fathers-To-Be Handbook
Raves from Dr. Marcy’s colleagues:
Do yourself, your children, and our human family the service of applying Marcy Axness’s wisdom. As a pediatrician, I’ve watched her put her vision into action over two decades. I heartily endorse the sound, simple yet revolutionary guidance she offers. Parenting for peace won’t disappoint you.
~ Jay N. Gordon, pediatrician and UCLA professor of pediatrics
Marcy Axness, Ph.D., is an early development counselor specializing in fertility, pregnancy psychology, adoption, and early parenting. Weaving together scientific and spiritual principles, she guides clients in nurturing their children’s optimal development, while helping them realize their magnificent potential as parents.
Marcy Axness comes from a place that allows her a special kind of understanding of the psycho-social development of children. Solidly grounded in the literature, she takes a novel perspective on why we behave the way we do, why we turn out the way we do. And she is a parent. Who could want for more in a parenting counselor and educator?
~ Michael Trout, M.A., Director, Infant-Parent Institute, Champaign, Ill.