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Understanding the Fawn Response

Following up to last week’s post, what is happening when you go along with what a medical provider (or anyone) says/wants/does even though you think/want/know differently? The short answer, the fight-or-flight (F/F) system activates. To get a broad overview, read my...

Why You Don’t Speak Up…The Tale of Two Pre-Op Nurses

A colleague and I were talking about the medical system and how we have found ourselves in the very situations we coach clients to advocate for themselves, and yet walked out of those situations simply going along with the situation rather than challenge the provider....

What is PMDD and why it should matter?

Due to the type of clients I specialize in working with, I tend to hear about issues caused by female sex hormones. Most of the time it is PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome), a topic I plan to dive into in a future post. But recently, PMDD was mentioned, and I wanted to...
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Vaginismus Awareness Day

Vaginismus is the involuntary tightening of the muscles surrounding the vagina that makes penetration painful or impossible. Most people suspect they have Vaginismus based on the symptoms and received a medical diagnosis based on patient history and their...

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Estrogen

One of my specialties is working with those with pelvic pain and part of that, I host a monthly group for women who live with pelvic pain due to endometriosis, vaginismus, interstitial cystitis, and other diagnosis. In April, the group will be hearing from a local...

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