Wednesday Apr 12, 2023
70: A Holistic Approach to Managing Your Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Breath-work and Nutrition with Benedicte Siva from Rock with Your POP
In the episode, we discuss the importance of taking a holistic approach to one's health and being mindful of language when discussing pelvic organ prolapse.
Introduction (00:00:00 - 00:02:06)
In today’s episode, Steph and Benedict discuss Benedict's journey as a Health Coach and mum living with pelvic organ prolapse and how she has used holistic approaches, including breath work and nutrition, to manage her symptoms.
Benedict's journey with prolapse and holistic approaches [00:02:50 - 00:05:25]
Benedict shares her initial attempts to resolve prolapse, including being told she needed surgery and her decision to take a holistic approach. She also discussed the importance of using healing language rather than language that implies brokenness or the need for fixing.
Diet and symptoms [00:06:48 - 00:12:36]
Benedict talks about her journey towards nourishing herself with healthy food and being mindful of what she eats. The importance of gut health and how it affects physical and emotional symptoms.
Breath-work [00:12:36 - 00:25:19]
Benedict shares her journey with breath work and how it helped her manage stress and become a health coach. She also emphasized the importance of being in a relaxed state to heal and regenerate cells and how she started implementing five minutes of breathing a day and how it helped her become more resilient to stress.
The importance of breathwork and relaxation [00:25:19 - 00:40:57]
This explains how breathing from the top of the chest sends a message to the brain that we are stressed, and the importance of deep breathing for relaxation. Benedict demonstrates a breathwork technique called the physiological sigh, which has been scientifically proven to bring instant relaxation.
Let us know how this technique worked for you. Send a DM via Instagram @bravemumma.
Links For You:
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Special Guest: Benedicte Siva: https://www.instagram.com/rockwithyourpop/
Books: The Day My Vagina Broke - https://www.amazon.com.au/Day-My-Vagi...
Tips & Tricks for Living with Prolapse: https://bravemumma-tipsandtricks.mail...
Connect & Contact Us:
Bravemumma website: https://www.bravemumma.com/
Host - Stephanie Thompson
Podcast logo artist: Khrystyna Lukashchuk
Brand Designer: Brodie-Rose Original
Soundtrack: Steven Robinson
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