Healing PMDD holistically in body, mind and spirit
PMDD is a very common disorder experienced affecting lives often in very debilitating ways, and yet very little is known about what it actually is and how to effectively, safely, and properly treat the underlying root cause (which is so often the case when it comes to women’s health!).
My guest today Jes Hagan lived with PMDD for almost two decades and tried absolutely every treatment offered to her, losing so much in the meantime. Today though, she experiences incredibly improved menstrual cycles and huge reduction in her symptoms and now helps other people to overcome their PMDD holistically, using her signature process which helped her so much.
What You’ll Learn
What PMDD is and is not, and what the differences between PMS and PMDD are.
Jes’s story and life with PMDD and how she nearly lost it all to PMDD
The treatment options she was given by health practitioners, what worked and what didn’t
How she discovered her own path to healing PMDD and what she now offers to people wanting to heal their PMDD
How trauma is linked to PMDD
We share our respective experiences of the luteal phase, which is when PMDD strikes, so you can see the difference between PMDD and non-PMDD experiences.
and how Jes suggests you start your healing journey.
This is an episode I invite you to listen to if you have PMDD, suspect you might do but aren’t entirely sure, or don’t have this but through learning you can be a better support to others around you. Knowledge is power!
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Jes is a period educator, integrative menstrual health coach, and fertility awareness method instructor. She is the chief menstruator at Her Mood Mentor where she works both 1:1 and in group settings to empower, educate, and support menstruators in healing hormonal imbalances and reproductive mood disorders. Jes’s practice is built upon an integrative medicine framework and rooted in the belief that the body has an innate capacity to heal. At Her Mood Mentor she approaches the menstrual cycle as the body’s 5th vital sign and advocates for the principles of self-efficacy, cycle awareness, body literacy, & informed consent.
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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?