What is "conscious care" or yoga-based approach?
I wish the answer to this was simple. I wish I could tell you that if I could just teach you how to stand on your head for 5 minutes a day all of your problems would be solved! In a nutshell my approach is East meets West, but just as the practice of yoga is multi-layered and complex - so is this approach to working with pelvic floor dysfunction and/ or chronic pain. This approach maintains a balance between western science and a holistic consideration of the physical, emotional, psychological, energetic, and spiritual systems. If you haven’t already, check out my first couple of blogs to learn how my personal story has shaped the holistic yoga-based care I provide. In addition to my personal experience I’ve also created this approach in response to working with a heavy case- load of complex patients, collaborating with a variety of top-notch health-care professionals and yoga teachers, staying up to date with the latest evidence-based approaches, and following my intuition on how I can best provide pelvic care.
I use the biopsychosocial model as a framework for working with clients because I have found that the most effective and efficient way to working with pelvic floor issues and/or chronic pain is an integrative approach. This looks like a cohesive blend of manual therapy, neuromuscular re-education, physical yoga postures, breathing activities, and meditation. I integrate individualized exploration of nutrition, energy, emotions, stress management, and lifestyle into every healing program. The key in my holistic health approach is balance, open communication, and empowerment of my clients to take charge of their own health. The benefits to this approach are exponentially greater than simply “curing” ones’ pain. Conscious care allows for the opportunity to live more mindfully, enjoy abundance of health and joy, and engage in a richer life.