MagaMama with Kimberly Ann Johnson: Sex, Birth and Motherhood
Summary: Cutting-edge, pioneering conversations on holistic women's health, including sex, birth, motherhood, womanhood, intimacy and trauma with doula, certified Sexological Bodyworker, Somatic Experiencing practitioner, and author of The Fourth Trimester, Kimberly Ann Johnson.
Dr. Alexandra Sacks talks about the history of women and psychiatry, how some medical research data is currently being safely collected on pregnant women. She talks about centering "matrescence," as a transitional period in a woman's life as significant as adolescence.
What is ancestral grief and how is it showing up postpartum, how and why to find community support as if your life depends on it, how she found her own life partner. Rachelle shares about new paradigms and new models in partnership and business, as well as her personal story of financial health and transformation, how financial need and breadwinning has not allowed her to hide, and insisted she give her gifts.
Five women share their stories about what changed for them after taking the Forging a Feminine Path course. Women share how they claimed their sexuality, had conversations they could never have with partners, doctors, and Republicans. They also share how it informed their yoga teaching, bodywork and birthwork practices.
It's possible to heal prolapse and not just "manage the symptoms." Prolapse is an increasingly common outcome of birth and postpartum practices. To work with prolapse, you need to understand the contributing factors. In this episode, Kimberly breaks down how to figure out what's contributing to your prolapse and how to deal with it.
Ayurvedic Postpartum Care for Long Term Health · The importance and specificity of food provided during postpartum care · The what and why of postpartum bodywork · The timeline of maternal care · What she teaches mamas for infant massage · Understanding how much work your body is required to perform after birth
In this episode, Brooke shares about how the birth of her son was a psycho-spiritual death experience, the rich depth of her postpartum experiences, practicing as a Zen Monk AND parenting, and her new course “Write to the Heart of Motherhood.”
Dr. Claudia Shares on why the title of her book is actually backwards, her “aha!” moment when she was studying hormones, the difference between sex hormones and stress hormones, and how our spiritual and emotional choices reverberate through our physical bodies
Christine Caldwell, longtime somatic practitioner, educators and author, talks about her activism centered around the bodylessness present in our culture, translating your physical experience to your social interactions and how embracing inquiry and challenges can support your wellbeing.
Lisa Hendrickson-Jack shares the research on fertility, the importance of including men's health in the fertility journey, as well as the menstrual cycle as the fifth vital sign.
Bari shares about how she lost her shame about money, living through the ebbs and flows of income, and the phases she guides you through in her year-long money school.
Tobin shares the the golden rules of healthy relating, the important ingredients to a flourishing relationship, how to reduce drama in your relationship, regardless of the structure, if you are polyamorous, open, monogamous.
Brigit shares about sensing your own boundaries for invasions and working towards repair, working with imprints from our own conception and birth to find systemic healing, embracing your family dynamic to foster personal expansion and offering safe attachment with others through secure attachment with one’s self.
Heng Ou, author of the First Forty, and founder of MotherBees, shares her threevaried birth and postpartum experiences, learning about nourishing food from her Chinese roots, and becoming a single mom of three and reweaving herself
-How he came into the path of intentional, sexual healing -What a session in NeuroAffective Touch looks like -Discovering your own preferences and those of your partner through Full Body Active Consent -Working with his own mother to repair rupture in her nervous system -How pleasure factors into his work
We talk about what men want, how they connect and how to navigate sexual trauma in a relationship.