This webinar covers The Four Essential Domains of Functional Health:

Biomechanics

Native Flexibility
Ergonomics
Posture

Biochemistry

Diet and Nutrition
Environmental or Toxic Exposure
Medications and Recreational Drug Use

Emotions

Conscious (circumstantial) Trauma and Unconscious Trauma
Social Engagement and Emotional Intelligence
Affect Regulation

Scar Tissue

Physical Injury
Surgery & Radiation Therapy
Postural Compensation

Scar tissue is the most often unrecognized and unconsidered obstacle to total health of these four domains and can affect pelvic function in the following ways:

  • Prolapse
  • Incontinence
  • Painful sex
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Chronic pain
  • Painful periods
  • Digestive and elimination difficulty


Ways of working on scar tissue is a direct route to impact pelvic health and will be discussed in this webinar.

 

Ellen Heed

Ellen has been teaching somatic professionals since 2000 - work that she loves. During this time, she has taught alongside Ana Forrest, Joseph Kramer, Hugh Milne and Vincent Medici. She has taught in all kinds of environments, including yoga studios, birthing centres, the Certificate in Sexological Bodywork, massage schools, US universities and on professional training programmes internationally. She registered with Yoga Alliance UK as a Senior Yoga Teacher and has taught anatomy trainings for yoga teachers all over the world, from Cape Town to Singapore.

Ellen's mission is to share her knowledge about scar tissue remediation, ancestral nutrition and embodied practices to everyone who desires to live a radiant life. She has pioneered bold new approaches to healing sexual pain, and continues to influence the development of somatic sex education and practice worldwide.

She maintains a thriving private practice in Los Angeles, where she is completing her doctoral dissertation on the psychology of somatic sexual healing.

To find out more about Ellen's work, visit her website: ellenheed.com.

Kimberly Johnson

Kimberly is a birth doula, Certified Sexological Bodyworker and near-certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. She specializes in birth injury, birth trauma, post-partum recovery and sexual healing.

Before dedicating her life to helping women emerge through the childbirth and motherhood process more whole, she was a full-time yoga teacher, yoga teacher trainer and Structural Integration practitioner. She has taught classes and trained teachers in New York City, Boulder, San Diego, Brazil, Thailand and Malaysia since 1999.

Kimberly's own difficult post-partum healing process, where she experienced searing back and sacroiliac pain, incontinence, haemorrhoids and painful sex, led her to a path of exploring what she calls the black hole of women's health: the post-partum period. Told she needed a full pelvic floor reconstruction, she committed herself to healing holistically. Along the way she met Ellen Heed, who was conducting a research project on post-partum scar tissue remediation. In three sessions, the haemorrhoids reabsorbed, her abdominal wall knitted back together, and she returned to joyful pain-free sex. Already a bodyworker, she was determined to learn this work and to help as many women as possible navigate the post-birth process with far less suffering and far more support than she herself experienced.

Founder of MagaMama.com, Kimberly is currently at work on a book about the physical, emotional, spiritual and sexual aspects of becoming a mother. She has taught post- partum courses to midwives, to doulas, yoga teachers, and new moms at Bini Birth where Michel Odent is hosted, and at Yoga Tree in San Francisco. 

To find out more about Kimberly, visit her website: MagaMama.com.