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.
The inside scoop on Exiting the Shame Matrix course and why comes first in STREAM training The four domains of pelvic health: the biochemical pelvis, the biomechanical pelvis, the all important scar tissue domain, and the emotional pelvis What is the shame matrix is, how it affects access to life as a whole, and why freeing yourself from it is *essential* before helping others with their sexuality Your right to self pleasure and thoughts on radical sexual autonomy and patriarchal culture
Why it’s our job to stay at the center of our daughter’s world How mothering and daughtering can get better (not easier) during the teen years - meaning more connected, deeper, and closer. And how conflict is an opportunity for deeper connection.
Why he works with women (hint: women will save the planet) How standards work: differentiating between what would be nice to have, vs what you need There IS sacrifice in love His view of sex on the first date How to find a good guy (yes, they’re out there, and you can find one if you get uncomfortable/do the work)
Ellen Heed and Kimberly Johnson discuss the four domains of pelvic health so that you can accurately assess your own symptoms and pain, and also those of your client's. Biomechanics, biochemistry, emotions and trauma, and scar tissue.
Deborah Claire Bagg and Magamama talk about the journey of same sex fertility, the road to starting a non-traditional family and the vulnerability of the first year of motherhood.
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.