🩸Today is Menstrual Health* Day 🩸
Below is an important post from @bloodygoodperiod about the work they are currently undertaking.
Support them in any way you can, such as donating or spreading the word about their work.
Their point about 'Health' over 'Hygiene' is excellent.
This global day falls as we're seeing rising costs of pretty much everything, including period products, AND rising demand for what we do - because as household budgets are put under incredible strain, more people have to choose between essentials. And period products are bloody essential.
This week we'll be
🩸 asking the UK government to recommit to ending period poverty - just like they did 3 bloody years ago (watch this space)
🩸 being hugely grateful for each and every donation, because that's what keeps up the flow of period products to anyone who needs them (you can donate at bit.ly/bgpdonate)
🩸 loving the fundraising events happening at workplaces, schools and unis (want in on the action? check out https://www.bloodygoodperiod.com/joinus)
*We say ‘health’ instead of ‘hygiene’ because of the way the latter has been co-opted by big advertising campaigns and in-store signage into making us feel that periods are UNhygienic. We say no to that. Read more here: https://www.bloodygoodperiod.com/normalise
#MHDay #MHDay2022 #MenstrualHealthDay #MenstrualHygieneDay #PeriodEquity #MenstrualEquity #PeriodTalk #PayingForAPeriod #CostOfLiving #costoflivingcrisis4 hours ago
We have a collection of beautiful sessions for you in June.
🩸 On Monday (not June, I know…), a soothing sound bath session, led by Jasmine from @findingbalancewithjasmine. Focused on puberty, periods & cycles – a meditative experience to connect you to your feminine essence.
🌕 Celebrate your womanhood & power in June's Full Moon healing & meditation women's circle, led by Desiree from @sacredwisemagick . A sacred space for you to feel the calling to sisterhood.
🎶 Baby Massage is a wonderful thing to do with your little one. Roz Webb, focuses on babies over 6 months, with gentle relaxation for you, followed by a mix of massage, baby yoga & singing.
👶 Baby massage has huge benefits for parents & babies, including increased bonding & help with digestive issues. Anna Lawton @bumps_births_babies , focuses on babies under 6 months.
🔔 Join @mollyannechinner to mark the Summer Solstice, with an ambient soundscape of symphonic gongs, crystal bowls, Tibetan bowls, Sansula, & Koshi chimes to bathe you in vibration, soothing the mind, body & soul.
☀️ Harness the tilt of the Solstice Earth to reflect on the line between personal strength & professional practice, with an intro to psychodrama. Led by Alexa from @gemsofmazal this session offers transformation through creative action.
🤰 A sound bath focused on Fertility, Pregnancy & Postpartum, led by Jasmine from @findingbalancewithjasmine. Find the space for you to unapologetically pour back into your cup as it travels through motherhood.
🏠 Join the Home Birth Circle to explore your birthplace options. Led by experienced local doulas, @doulavaida & @simi.w.shah & with the opportunity to hear from a local home birth mother.
🟠 Cut through the mountains of info on starting solids, with your little one, with Anna's from @bumps_births_babies tailored session on food & feeding.
You can find more details on all these offerings in our bio or on our website.
See you soon 😊
#womenshealth #womensupportingwomen #newmoon #soundbath #babymassage #fullmoon #womenscircle #weaning #psychodrama #summersolstice #homebirth #nw5 #dartmouthpark #kentishtown #tufnellpark20 hours ago
Gutted that I won't be able to make this event this evening (mama life)... I first heard @elinorcleghorn speak earlier this year and was hoping to catch her again as I eagerly await the paperback release of her Unwell Women book.
I have a ticket, that I don't want to go to waste, here are the deets:
7pm - 8pm
Thursday 26th May (today)
The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret
9a St Thomas St, London SE1 9RY
Here's the official blurb about the event 👇
Throughout its long history, medicine – as a form of knowledge and a practical art of healing – has always reflected and endorsed social and cultural ideas about who women are and how they should live. As modern medicine progressed from its foundations in ancient Greece, sexist theories about women’s bodies and minds as naturally defective and delirious continued to shape emerging medical understanding.
From the notion of the ‘wandering womb’ to the persecution of women for acts of witchcraft, and from the doctrine of female nervousness in the 18th century to the precedent of hysteria in the 19th century, medicine for women was continually influenced by pervasive myths of womanhood and femininity.
In this talk, Dr Elinor Cleghorn races through the early history of male-dominated medicine from the antiquity to the late 19th century, revealing how this egregious gender mythologising justified some often harrowing medical and surgical interventions into so-called ‘women’s troubles.’
Along the way, Elinor will introduce a cast of extraordinary women – physicians, surgeons, writers, activists, and patients – who courageously challenged medical misogyny and rewrote the history of women’s bodies, minds, and lives.
Drop me a DM if you'd like me to forward you the ticket - you won't regret it ☺️2 days ago
Have you heard of Craniosacral Therapy (CST)? Did you know about its potentially positive effects for mothers, babies and children?
We are very lucky that Kate Leftley offers this beautiful treatment from Moon on Thursdays.
CST supports your body’s innate ability to balance, restore and heal itself, as well as helping to reduce stress and build your underlying energy. Kate senses tensions in the body and helps to release them in a supported and comfortable way.
CST has a good reputation for its effectiveness in helping women in pregnancy and for many of the ailments of young babies and children. This gentle treatment can ease backache, improve digestive problems of pregnancy and give much-needed relaxation.
From the moment of conception, a child’s life is a whirlwind of change and development. These many changes bring along their own challenges and it can be helpful to have a range of supportive “tools” to address the issues. CST is one such tool and is ideal for babies and children since the touch is extremely gentle and there is no need for clothing to be removed.
Parents commonly bring their babies for craniosacral therapy treatment if they are suffering from colic or other digestive problems, are unsettled or have problems sleeping.
Kate will respond to what she feels in your or your child's body, so that a person of any age can be said to direct the session. This is vitally important when working with a child who may understandably have little control over some aspects of their life and wellbeing. CST enables them to begin the important process of being aware of, and responsible for, their own physical and emotional health. If a baby or child has had a stressful birth, CST can help relieve associated tensions and symptoms – perhaps enabling them to relax and enjoy life for the first time. It is not necessary for words to be used to convey how the treatment is being experienced, so it is ideal for babies and children with no, or limited, speech.
[words from @craniosacraltherapyassoc ]
#craniosacraltherapy #colic #reflux2 days ago