S1E12: The Intersection between Mental Health and Physical Symptoms with Laura Gordey

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In episode twelve of Becoming Anchored, Lauren Jackson welcomes Laura Gordey, a doctor of physical therapy, to discuss the intersection of physical and mental health, particularly focusing on pelvic floor health and trauma-informed care. Broadcasting from Brentwood, Tennessee, this episode highlights the crucial role of understanding and healing the body for overall well-being.

Key Insights from This Episode:

Pelvic Floor Health and Emotional Well-being: Laura shares her expertise in pelvic floor therapy, emphasizing the importance of this often-overlooked aspect of women’s health. She discusses how pelvic floor issues can significantly impact mental and emotional health, particularly in postpartum women.

Trauma-Informed Care: Laura explains the distinction between being trauma-informed and trauma-trained. She shares how her training in somatic experiencing has transformed her approach to treating patients, allowing her to address both physical symptoms and underlying emotional trauma.

Practical Advice for Listeners: Laura provides valuable advice for listeners on how to find a qualified pelvic floor therapist, emphasizing the importance of seeking someone with specialized training. She also shares practical strategies for improving communication with one’s body, fostering a deeper connection and understanding.

This episode of Becoming Anchored is a comprehensive exploration of how physical therapy can support mental health, offering listeners practical insights and strategies for better self-care and healing.

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