Has a doctor told you that you’re going to have to live with vulvodynia or other pelvic pain? Or are you beginning to suspect that a doctor might not have the answers you need to heal vulvodynia?
Maybe like many of us, you’ve already been down the road of medications and endless treatments that don’t work.
Despite this lack of actual help, women go from doctor to doctor looking for answers to heal vulvodynia, painful sex, and other types of pelvic pain.
That is what we have been taught to do.
When something is wrong with our body, we go to a doctor.
Unfortunately, this conditioning makes it hard to believe that YOU might actually have the answers you need to heal your own body.
And it makes it even more difficult to trust the answers you do hear.
Most women have been conditioned NOT to trust themselves.
In fact, I’d say that most of us have been conditioned to DISTRUST ourselves – especially our body.
So, if you find it difficult, or even impossible, to believe that your body will have answers about what you need to heal vulvodynia or pelvic pain, that makes sense.
And if it is difficult for you to trust the guidance you do hear, you’re not alone.
The good news is your body is totally AMAZING, infinitely intelligent, and 100% on your side.
Your body does have guidance for you.
You just have to learn how to really listen.
- Not listen to try to fix your body. (It’s not broken.)
- Not listen with an agenda, or to check off your mind-body homework for the day.
Really and truly be willing to sit down and tune in….
To your body.
To your symptoms.
To your heart.
To your soul.
Listen with kindness, openness, and love.
The way you would want someone to listen to you.
Ask to hear more.
Be endlessly patient.
Now of course, with a lifetime of conditioning to trust doctors and distrust your body, your brain may criticize this very simple process.
You may think things like, “This won’t work.” or “You’re making this up.”
Show up anyway.
Reclaim your relationship with your body and your intuition.
Take your power back.
I would love to know how this goes for you. You can share what you notice in the comments.
What happens when you really listen?
What do you hear?
Thank you Susanna. xo