A program to address pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence
Few women know that prolapse exists until they themselves develop symptoms. Yet 50- 80 % of all women, regardless of age, develop prolapse.
Well, sad to say that I too was one of those women who had developed a prolapse but because it was perceived as no big deal by one set of practitioners and an issue for others whose best advise was surgery, I was confused. To make matters worse, here I am a RN, a Certified Nurse-Midwife, a Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist, a Certified Arvigo Maya Abdominal Therapist® yet no answers… I was still suffering quietly without a solution.
As time progressed, my symptoms worsened. I would go from holistic provider to holistic provider and study numerous holistic modalities believing that they may hold the solution to my pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence issue … but unfortunately, not.
Then one day, I realized that I had traded wearing sanitary products for wearing incontinence products, and that the allopathic medical providers as well as holistic providers had nothing to offer
I prayed for an answer and began scrounging the web until I found the Whole Woman website. I could not believe what I was learning just reading the forum. There were so many out there just like me. I knew that I had to try this work out for myself so I purchase Christine Kent’s book: Saving the Whole Woman and numerous DVDs.
What I discovered, and what makes Whole Woman so revolutionary, is that pelvic organ prolapse is a postural problem not a genito-urinary issue. Prolapse can be managed very successfully for a lifetime by performing a series of exercises and addressing our posture. Kegel exercises do not work and as a matter of fact can make our situation worse.
Before long, I signed up for Christine Kent’s practitioner training and well, here I am a Certified Whole Woman Practitioner!
I can tell you that I am managing my symptoms in ways that no other modality was able to help me.
I am now seeing women in my Women’s Holistic Healing practice and offering them the same guidance that Christine Kent and my mentors: Carol Bilek, a retired Pennsylvania special education teacher with a Masters in Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and Paula Alempijevic, a Teacher for the NYC Public School System for over 23 years and a Certified Yoga Instructor for over 15 years. Paula holds a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Physical Education.
Whole Woman work is extremely fulfilling because I see these women once again becoming more confident in themselves, leaving their homes once again, claiming their lives and managing their symptoms.
Women coming for a Whole Woman session experience an assessment of their posture, and are taught proper posture as well as a series of exercises to enhance their situation. I say situation because each woman’s needs are unique to her and I met the women where they are on their healing journey.