The pelvic floor plays a fundamental role in women's health, especially female bodies. It gives us so much information about the anxieties and distresses of our internal worlds and also, how we feel in our external environments. The health and nurturing of our pelvic floor is crucial not just in our sexual health, but also in our overall health and functioning.
Pelvic floor dysfunction takes many forms and 60% of female bodies experience some form of pelvic floor distress. Pelvic floor muscles support the bladder, bowel and the uterus and prevent incontinence of bladder and bowel, prolapse and are also important in sexual function, yet we don't talk about them enough. The pelvic floor is impacted by hormonal changes, childbearing, menopause, surgery, changes in lifestyle, trauma and so much more. We also don't have enough information about the response of the pelvic floor to trauma - not just sexual trauma but also, its other forms. A traumatic childbirth, surgery etc. also can contribute to pelvic floor dysfunction. This is the gap I want to fill through this workshop.
Date: 15th December 2023, Friday.
Time: 10am - 5pm IST
Location: Mumbai - IN PERSON ONLY. Tea, coffee, snacks will be provided.
Eligibility: 1. Completed a Masters in Counselling/Applied Psychology/Clinical Psychology/Psychotherapy/ Psychoanalysis etc and in practice as a psychotherapist
2. A doctor (minimum MBBS) working specifically with women's health.
Number of seats: 23
Fees: Rs. 15,000 per person (non-refundable and non-transferable - no exceptions or exemptions)
Application deadline: 30th September, 2023
LOW COST FEE: Rs. 5000 but the REGISTRATION IS NOT ON THIS FORM but through this link: https://forms.gle/6negDPfRg8beNjpz8
Workshop format: Reflective groups exploring our collective lived experiences as well as the theme of 'shame', body work on yoga mat using movement, visualisation and breath work to begin building a connection with your pelvic floor + theory of anatomy of the pelvic floor, its response to trauma, polyvagal theory and the pelvic floor, common pelvic floor dysfunctions as well as specific focus on working with vaginismus and the sensate programme.
ON REGISTERING YOUR INTEREST, THE FIRST 23 PEOPLE CHOSEN WILL GET AN EMAIL WITH PAYMENT DETAILS AND 48 HOURS TO COMPLETE THE PAYMENT AND CONFIRM THEIR PLACE. IF YOU DO NOT COMPLETE YOUR PAYMENT IN THIS TIME FRAME, YOU PLACE WILL BE GIVEN TO SOMEONE ELSE.
You will hear back within the first 2-3 weeks of October and will be informed if you have not got a place on this workshop.