The Pelvic Floor and Its Relationship to Healing Freeze, Dissociation, and Shame

The pelvic bowl is the center of our somatic experience, but the majority of women are disconnected from this crucial part of the body. So today, hosts Jennifer and Elisabeth are joined by Veronica Rottman of Waking Womb to address the importance of pelvic floor health.

In this episode, Veronica and our hosts take a deep dive into the relationship to the pelvic floor, exploring the intricate connection the womb space has with our nervous system, emotional regulation, and pleasure. They delve into how societal pressures, personal traumas, and misconceptions about pelvic floor healing contribute to a widespread disconnection from this essential area.

Most importantly, they discuss the crucial role the nervous system and emotional processing plays in healing our relationship with the pelvic floor, including how to reconnect and heal the pelvic floor without overwhelm or retraumatization.

Tune in now to learn more about this sacred aspect of our physical, mental, and emotional health!

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Why the pelvic floor relationship is important for healing
  • Dissociation, freeze response and shame in relationship to the pelvic floor
  • Managing emotions in pelvic floor work
  • How chronic self-abandonment impacts the health of the pelvic floor
  • The role of the nervous system in pelvic floor health
  • Addressing physical pain with emotional exploration
  • Misconceptions in pelvic health and trauma healing
  • Finding pleasure in pelvic floor healing
  • Reframing the concept of ‘The Body Keeps the Score’
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