Chronic Pelvic Pain Resources
|Chronic Pelvic Pain Modules
|The left column contains the two 40 minute Pain Explained Chronic Pelvic Pain audio-visual modules. Below are some handouts that go with the modules, some short extracts and the general Explain Pain Modules.
Pain Explained Modules:
Short extracts from Pain Explained Modules:
|Dr Adele’s other Pelvic Pain Resources
|Dr. Adele’s Pelvic Pain Resources
|The left column contains a link to Dr Adele’s Pelvic Pain Dropbox containing patient handouts and audios for pelvic floor relaxation and stretches and mindful pelvic yoga. You do not need to download dropbox to view links. You can also open each resource directly below:
Pelvic Relaxation audios:
Pelvic muscle stretches – important to listen to short intro first
Gentle Pelvic Mindful Movement:
Graded Motor Imagery at Home
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|Yoga for Pelvic Health
|Shelly Prosko does fabulous Yoga for pelvic health
|Painful Bladder Syndrome
|Visit Jilly Bond website and YouTube videos for amazing Painful Bladder Syndrome/ Interstitial Cystitis resources
|CareDownThere is written by a team of Australian Health Professionals with special expertise in treating vulval disease.
|National Vulvodynia Association (NVA)
|NVA is a U.S site which has some wonderful resources on vulval pain including some patient stories.
|The Vulvar Gallery
|The Vulva Gallery is an online gallery and educational platform celebrating vulva diversity.
|The Book – Dr. Batsheva Marcus – excellent book for women’s sexual issues (pain, low arousal, orgasm problems, low libido). Perhaps not particularly trauma informed.
|How to Create A Structured Diary for Vaginismus At Home
A great little guidebook developed by Kirsten Loop: a research-backed method of self-observation to show you how to uncover unseen clues about your particular expression of vaginismus… or other pelvic pain. Everyone’s experience of vaginismus is unique. This shows you how to keep a simple 3 week ABC diary to identify obstacles, target opportunities, gain deeper self-insight, and stay motivated. You can then tweak your home desensitisation – a more correct description than dilators (or other home practice) experience for potentially greater—and—faster success! It’s a simple 3-week project for potentially huge gains. With a video trailer!
|Living With Sex: The Secret to Solving a Big F*cking Problem
|The book Living with Sex: The Secret to Solving a Big F*cking Problem by Dr. Julia Reeve is an excellent practical resource for vaginismus. Wonderful cover design and infographics. Gynaecologist, sexologist Dr. Julia reveals her own method of achieving penetration, packaged into a 30-day challenge.
|Better Sex Through Mindfulness:workbook: How Women Can Cultivate Desire
|Better Sex through Mindfulness Workbook. How Women can cultivate desire.
Wonderful practical book by psychologist and sex researcher Lori A Brotto. Designed primarily for women, with instructions and inquiries for developing a mindfulness practice with or without a sexual partner, Dr. Brotto infuses her workbook with compassion and hope, inspiring gentleness and curiosity on this path towards more fulfilling and pleasurable sex.
|Chronic Pelvic Pain Questionnaire
|Appointment Questionnaire: complete the form and bring this with you to your appointment