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.
Erin Telford and Magamama talk about breathwork as a therapeutic modality that bypasses the mind, the role of emotions, and dealing with grief. We ended up in some deep archetypal shizzle. The story of Erin's family, her mother and her sister has so many miraculous and redemptive elements for them as souls and family, but for us all. This episode took me to a place I wasn’t planning to go, and I think it is very rich. We laughed and cried a lot.
In this episode, we talk about the future of women's health, as well as pelvic and sexual health. We talk about the role of scar tissue in healing and a new model of health care. “Our hegemony over our own sexuality is a private matter and we have the option of taking private responsibility for that in a community peer-based support environment, which is what my vision is for STREAM to provide.”
Spirituality and sexuality can be the same thing when trauma moves out of the way. In this episode, Jessica shares her personal story of being raised by beautiful and terrible wolves, and how she arrived at this path of being a spiritual teacher and filmmaker.
This interview is not about offering answers, a strategy or a plan but more how to navigate deep change by embracing the unknown, dancing with mystery and meeting one-self in a tender transparent integrity every step of the way.
Attachment theory, regulation and the nervous system. We talk about navigating relationships as new moms and as partners, co-dependence vs. interdependence and how mom, partner and baby’s needs can all be met allowing everyone’s cup to be full.
What is Tantra, how does Tantra relate to life, relationships and family. How do we transition from marriage to family without severing all bonds. In this episode, we talk about erectile dysfunction, maturing sexuality, and evolving models of relationship and community.
The differences between a doula, homebirth midwife, and CPM. Tema Mercado explains the legacies of Xicana customs like the rebouzo in postpartum care and how to honor tradition. She also introduces Casa de la Salud, Tijuana's first birth center.
Intuition, Anger and Boundaries with Love. In this episode, Juna and Kimberly talk about intuition. What exactly is intuition? How do you tap into it? What is its role in therapy? As a practitioner, how do you capitalize on your intuition, and also develop accurate discernment? Juna shares some of her gems and insights from her upcoming book, A Good Girl’s Guide to Anger, and much more.
Maggie Rintala talks about her own challenging postpartum journey and how that that drew her to find the support she was looking for and her approach to healthy exercise during pregnancy and postpartum recovery.
McLean McGown defines what a postpartum doula is, how to plan to have one and why, and her own experience with postpartum anxiety that led her to this calling to serve women and new mothers.
This podcast is all about vagina steaming, and how it can treat almost every gynecological issue. I know the term “vagina steaming” is not a term many have heard so we will discuss here what it is, how it works, what “the perfect period” actually looks like and my own personal success story with steaming.
Kristen Hauser- licensed acupuncturist, birth doula and yoga teacher- talks about the choices she made in her recent birth experience and why she trusted her instinct to choose this route; how it truly takes a village and how important the healing experience is. We also discuss Chinese medicine and postpartum care. She also shares her own unexpected difficulty with breastfeeding after an ecstatic birth experience.
Layla Centorrino illuminates what happens to a woman's chakra and energetic field when she is pregnant and gives birth.
Tobin Zivon shares some relationship and intimacy hacks for those of you who are in a rut, who are bored with the sex you are having, who feel like things have become boring or routine. You love your partner. It may have been great at some point, or maybe you married someone that you never had amazing chemistry with, but you are just not sure how to get things more spicy and interesting.
Christiane Pelmas elucidates the difference between codependence and interdependence, and how care-taking can be a form of violence. She describes herself as an "essentialist" and how she sees gendering as a coexisting part of that. She talks about the forgotten role of mother as a soul guide.