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From Painful Periods to Power with Lisa de Jong

From Painful Periods to Power with Lisa de Jong [Wild Flow Podcast with Charlotte Pointeaux]

How are painful periods linked to our traumas? Lisa de Jong is my guest on Wild Flow Podcast, reveals the wisdom of our bodies, and the tools she used to holistically heal chronic pain and tend to our nervous systems in her trauma-informed approach to menstrual cycle coaching. In this week’s episode of Wild Flow Lisa and I had a big beautiful chat about cycle coaching business, pain, trauma and nervous system healing approaches. We chat about :Lisa’s journey from corporate to discovering menstrual cycle awareness, her top tips for quickly relieving pain, and how to start with the deeper inner dive to transform pain to power long-term.

The Myth of the Inner Critic with Melanie Swan

Melanie Swan The Scared Womb - The Myth of the Inner Critic on Wild Flow Podcast with Charlotte Pointeaux

In today’s new episode of Wild Flow Podcast we’re talking about the myth of the inner critic with Melanie Swan. This week we’re myth-busting! The Inner Critic is a popular name for that inner voice who is known to tear us down when we’re ‘PMNS-ing’, but Melanie Swan, womb medicine woman at @the_sacred_womb wants to realise this isn’t normal, its not something we should learn to work with, but is in fact one way trauma shows up in our menstrual cycle. Melanie and I are talking about this myth of the inner critic: why it happens, how to heal it, and Melanie shares an easy, practical, beautiful exercise that you can do straight away towards the end of this episode to connect in with your womb and this voice.

Melanie goes deep on:

How this inner critic has evolved into being, and why we relate to this voice as an inner critic,

How it’s related to trauma that’s held in the body, and

How we can work through patterns that are coming up in this lifetime and past lifetimes as well to understand the origin of this inner critic,

As well as how to release it’s hold from our lives and cycles.

So if you experience what you call an inner critic voice, particularly in the pre-menstrual phase of your cycle – or at any other phase as well – then this is going to be a really great one to listen to.

Preparing and Celebrating Puberty and Periods with your Child

How to support your children through puberty and menarche by Charlotte Pointeaux

How do you help your daughter love her period? You’ve been learning about your menstrual cycle and how to attune to its changing daily strengths, vulnerabilities, and self-care needs – and it’s been life changing to finally learn what you should have learnt as a child. So imagine how powerful it would be for our children to learn this knowledge and wisdom now – rather than having to figure it all out after many years of being disconnected to their body, their cycle and therefore, themselves. If you’d love to share what you now know with your child or any other child for that matter but aren’t sure of when or how to start, I’d love to give you some ideas to help you do that confidently in a way that feels gentle, age-appropriate, and empowering for you and your child.

Many mothers have traditionally thought that children aren’t ready to learn about their body, how it changes, what menstruation is, or anything else associated with puberty until they have their first period but when we leave “the talk” until this time, children already have a lot of feelings, thoughts and confusion about what’s been happening to their body and sense of selves for a while, and they question what these changes mean about them if they are left in the dark.

Children in the playground talk and share information that’s usually incomplete or inaccurate, leaving children to piece the story together themselves. Schools deliver education that’s most often squashed down in one or two hours total to combine information on what periods are and how to manage blood, anatomy and how reproduction works which sends children the message that having periods means that falling pregnant is something to fear, and that when they begin their periods, they’re ready to have sex, which is not the case at all from a developmental point of view.

When talking about periods is so uncomfortable, it continues the menstrual taboo that we have been victims of for millennia. So how do we cultivate a period positive culture?

Womb Healing, Womb Wisdom and Womb Hara Massage with Alisha Rose Kruger

On Wild Flow Podcast we’re talking womb wisdom, womb healing through massage and menstrual cycle awareness. Today’s guest Alisha Rose Kruger is a holistic menstrual cycle coach and womb healing guide. She supports women in discovering the wisdom of their menstrual cycles and deepening into reverent relationship with their wombs.

Medicinal Foods and Herbs for your Hormone Type with Madeline MacKinnon

My guest on the new episode of Wild Flow podcast is Madeline MacKinnon who wants everyone to know that food truly is powerful medicine that can quickly improve your menstrual cycle symptoms and challenges which you’ve been putting up with, when you understand your underlying hormonal imbalance type and eat nourishing foods full of the right vitamins and nutrients that your body needs.

You can have a better period, with Le’Nise Brothers

My guest on the new episode of Wild Flow podcast is Le’Nise Brothers a yoga teacher and registered nutritionist, mBANT, mCNHC, specialising in women’s health, hormones and the menstrual cycle. Le’Nise works with women through their menstruating years, perimenopause, menopause and beyond. She set up her private nutrition practice Eat Love Move to help empower and educate women to understand their bodies, advocate for better healthcare and heal. If you’re struggling with period problems, you might be wondering why some women love their period and menstrual cycle, and you might be questioning whether you too, can have a better period.

Coming of Age Wisdom for Mothers and Daughters with Arahni Lion and Jo Rockendorfer

coming of age wisdom for mothers and daughters

imagine a world where mothers were given sacred space to welcome their daughters intentionally into their coming of age rite of passage. and where girls were welcomed into circle with other mothers and daughters to find deep wisdom, loving support and a chance to experience true sisterhood all before their 13th birthday. there is a place on earth: it’s called the seeding wisdom journey held annually in the illawarra (nsw) by wise women arahni lion and jo rockendorfer. If you’ve ever wished you were more supported, more seen and heard, more understood and respected in your own maiden years, this is a truly special way of healing that part of you, and to give your child the best start to a conscious, empowered, embodied and connected womanhood. I know that when my daughters are of age, we will be taking the journey together, one by one.

Arahni and Jo share the story of why and how they created this potent experience, what happens within the journey, and why this kind of initiatory journey is needed now, more than ever.

Why You Should Track Your Menstrual Cycle And How To Do It

why you should track your Menstrual cycle and how to do it

Did you know that on average, Australian females experience between 450-500 periods in her lifetime, with the average cycle spanning between 21-35 days, and the average bleed lasting between 2-7 days?

Once we begin menstruating (at menarche – pronounced “men-ar-kee”) which occurs anywhere these days between roughly the ages of 8-15, and commonly around ages 12-13, we begin our monthly bleed (menstrual cycle) until we reach menopause which occurs approximately at the age of 50 (although again, this can occur much earlier or later as it is do individual).

After menarche our periods will be irregular for most of our teen years until the rhythm is established and our hormones settle into their natural, beautiful cycle. You might notice that some months you bleed for longer, or more heavily than other times, or that your cycle isn’t the same length each time. This is all ok – everyone’s cycle is different.

period power: why you should care about your period​

period power: why you should care about your period​ – wild flow podcast with Charlotte Pointeaux. This week on Wild Flow Podcast…

Understanding exactly what is going on within our bodies as cyclical beings is incredibly profound – in fact it’s life altering, and potentially culturally transformational. When the majority of girls grow up feeling very disconnected from their bodies and reject their menstrual cycles, as they are overwhelmed by cultural and familial menstrual shame, the effects of this play out in a multitude of ways across all realms of our lives. So by learning what your period is, and what your menstrual cycle is as a whole, and intentionally supporting and seeking support during our rites of passages is a sacred reclamation.

The Cyclic Nature of Female ADHD

ADHD is becoming more and more understood as a neurodivergence, however the link between ADHD and the menstrual cycle is still misunderstood by many. Because ADHD presents differently in females to males, girls are often mis-diagnosed, because of the ways that female  hormones and the menstrual cycle affects ADHD. 

I’m so thankful to today’s guest Adele Wimsett, Hormone Health expert, for sharing her personal journey of discovering her ADHD, and for educating us so we can have more awareness for ourselves and people around us.