The Resilience of Women
The most important part of being a woman is resilience.
We need resilience because we are often overloaded - juggling the responsibilities of children, work, home, healthcare and much much more.
If we continuously forget to eat or exercise, don't get enough sleep or use too much sugar, caffiene or alcohol to get through each day, our physical and mental health takes a toll.
Many women only prioritise wellbeing once they are already suffering immensely due to years of neglect.
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction is More Common than you think
It is estimated that 1/4 to 1/3 of all women will stuggle with some form of pelvic floor dysfunction in their lifetime, this is a HUGE number!
And yet we suffer in silence. We are embarrased by the symptoms, and we often feel broken or ashamed. To make things worse, it is often very difficult to get the help and support you need which can be devastatingly isolating.
To make things worse, stress causes physical and emotional processes that add injury to a struggling pelvic floor and can make us feel brittle, tired, angry or anxious - sometimes all of the above!
Your Pelvic Floor is Directly Related to Resilience
Many women see the difficulties of stress and stress like symptoms as separate from the pelvic floor but they are not.
Your pelvic floor, when operating well, has both the strength and fluidity of a jellyfish. It's smooth and strong and by honoring its natural intelligence you can also smooth out your emotional life.
Unlocking the natural and healthy movements of our pelvic floor helps us heal from pelvic floor dysfunction and build our emotional and mental resilience at the same time. It is a gentle but powerful process which for some women is life-changing.
If you are experiencing prolapse, pain, weakness, incontinence AND feel stressed out this 3 hour workshop is for you.
3 Hour Workshop: Yoga Therapy for Pelvic Floor
The Pelvic Floor Therapy Workshop is gentle, highly experiential and you will leave with increased knowledge of the anatomy and function of your pelvic floor.
Special care is taken to ensure all participants have time to integrate and reflect upon their experience though your own personal writing and rest breaks.
Over three hours we will:
- Discover the relationship of your breathing to your pelvic floor
- Determine if kegels are helpful or harmful to your condition
- Understand the 3 key elements of preventing or slowing down organ prolapse
- Find ways of walking, sitting and bending that support pelvic floor strength and diastasis repair
- Actually feel the healthy, ongoing movements of your pelvic floor
- Feel how the movement of your pelvic floor smooths out stressful emotions and worry states.
This pelvic floor workshop is a fantastic way to learn the fundamentals of your pelvic floor, stress regulation and embodiment. it really is for anyone wanting to realize optimal health.
Pelvic Floor Therapist & Educator: Donna Brooks
Hi, my name is Donna Brooks. I had a prolapse issue that worsened after each of my two pregnancies and menopause.
With over 35 years of experience in body work and yoga therapy, I usually feel confident that I can overcome any physical ailments that come my way, but this one was a challenge!
In the journey to healing my own pelvic floor issues I saw firsthand the effectiveness of embodiment and a holistic approach.
I am now passionately dedicated to not only sharing these gentle yet immesnely powerful tools, but in shining a light on the conversation for pelvic floor dysfunction in our communities. This is an area in which so many of us suffer needlessly in silence.
The tools are available and I am excited to share them with you.