The Conscious Pelvis:
Women's Holistic Pelvic Health Training for Practitioners
This training is a small cohort of practitioners (and those in training) who want to learn and understand how to support clients in the realm of the female pelvis.
This group experience opens once per year, requires pre-registration, and is limited to 10 participants. Located in Colorado and teaching hands-on therapeutic skills, there is currently no remote online aspect to the training.
Let's Grow Together
Have you considered that most of the education available to women about their bodies comes from old white men? From raging PMS, menstrual pain, pelvic trauma, a numb or tight pelvic floor, disconnection from the body's truth, birth trauma, oppression, painful sex, fertility challenges, leaking urine, to misogyny everywhere we turn and mixed messages from the medical world. This is all accepted as "normal" as part of life as a woman. Enter a different kind of experience where your wholeness is welcome. Questions about the body will be listened to and answered. The rhythm of the cycle will be demystified. Your emotions will be welcomed. Trauma histories are acknowledged but not a definition of who someone is. Lineage and unseen patterns are considered. In this container, you will learn how to acknowledge yourself and others as sexual beings while also creating a safe container with clear boundaries, agreements, intentions, and within the scope of your practice.
Dates: TBD, tentatively planned for October 2021
Location: Specific training location details will be given out upon registration, currently in the Greater Denver area of Colorado
Timing: 4 days of psycho-education, optional hands-on practice work, and experiential learning
Investment: early bird price $1855 , please read below and inquire to register
The Conscious Pelvis is a highly specialized, widely sought combination of expertise & education. Co-taught by two long-time practitioners deep in their fields, the trainers bring a unique blend of experience and professionalism.
Through the fusion of these teachers' knowledge and specialties, Beth Anne & Alicia will guide students through exercises, lessons, education, process-work, and hands-on bodywork to deepen into the truth and wisdom of our bodies. This wisdom enters the professional realm for those who know and embody the terrain. It is a gift to our clients to be able to discuss these intimate areas of the body with knowledge, skillfulness, and without shame or taboo. Our gifts as women, partners, parents, mentors, role models, professionals, and any other hat you wear are needed in this quickening world today.
The collective needs more practitioners who understand, support, and offer this work. So many are longing for more practitioners in their areas or more continuity of care. This is a modality highly sought after with a dire shortage of practitioners. This is a highly specialized career opportunity. There is a wide variety of how this work can be applied and can be versatile to match different qualifications / fields of focus / credentials. This will be discussed as part of the training. Part of this training is hands-on work. We will cover techniques for abdominal & uterine massage and internal pelvic floor therapies.
This training is appropriate for all levels of experience. Whether you’re new to this terrain or a long-time practitioner, we invite your interest in this work. The only requirement is participation & clear communication around your boundaries, willingness to support one another and explore what happens in you as we unfold this layered process together. While we will be orienting toward hands-on practice work, there will be discussion of consent and choice before any touch is exchanged.
The application of how this work corresponds to your field of study / practice / credentials is your responsibility. It is wise to look into the ethical considerations, legalities, credentialing, and liability if you are planning to implement hands-on work. Beth Anne and Alicia hold different credentials and will share about their own personal experiences of working in this field and the ethical implications and questions associated with it.
This training welcomes the below practitioners, if you are not in one of the below fields but are interested in this training please specify in your application (see below). We are intentionally inviting a wide variety of professionals into this space in hopes of bridging the gap between the extremes in the healing professions:
- birth workers (doulas, midwives, medical practitioners)
- physical therapists
- nurses and medical staff
- massage therapists
- sexological bodyworkers
- counselors of all kinds (mental health, somatic, dance therapists, SE practitioners etc.)
- sex therapists
- energy healers
- asian medicine healers
- sex and intimacy coaches
- female empowerment coaches
- there are probably many more modalities that can be appropriate for learning about this work, please inquire with your personal circumstance and interest if you need clarity
- Day 1: Anatomy & Physiology , Implications and Diagnoses in Pelvic Health Work
- Day 2: Pelvic Care & Trauma-Informed Work, psychology, boundaries, and navigating intimacy & touch within a safe container
- Day 3: Working with the female energy body & endocrine system, exploring the deeper rhythms of creativity in the body
- Day 4: Practice / experiential learning, self-care, exercises, cognitive structure, tools, visualization, integration and more
- a community / network of practitioners
This combination of modalities is rare. There are not many programs that address pelvic healing work from an anatomically sound place while also holding a trauma informed / emotionally permissive lens. Including the psychological aspect of this work with consent-based practices allows profound integration for clients and practitioners.
Many standard practices in pelvic healing work function on extremes. On one end, many practitioners in the medical field are left without training on consent, change without pain, trauma or emotional / psychological stress. Others who are passionate about the profound nature of this work from an explorative place often need more training in anatomy & science, how to create safety, clarity, balancing boundaries & attunement with personal autonomy in a healing space.
Unfortunately, too many clients have spoken up about damaging experiences with teachers or shamans or healers who abuse boundaries / violate / manipulate in the name of healing work or spirituality. We want you to know there is a safe, contained, professional way to embody this work in the world.
We feel that this polarity and shadow outlined above is highlighting a deep and ancient need in humans. Our desire is to give you the safe, empowered, clear path so you can empower others in a sane and consensual way. With clarity, boundaries, safety building, self-regulation, and the training to back it up, people have an incredible experience of transformation through this work.
This program is for you if:
- You want to understand and know your body from the inside out
- You long to feel deeply connected to your center, womb, pelvis, uterus, whatever this magical space is to you
- You are ready to practice receiving, showing up for, witnessing, and engaging in a container of women who are exploring the same terrain as you
- You want more understanding of pelvic / reproductive / sexual health and you desire a holistic lens to look through
- You want a high caliber of attuned facilitation and professionalism
- You want tools you can use for the longevity of your life-span
- You want to guide / support others in this realm of healing / professional work
This program is NOT for you if:
- You are seeking a quick fix "give me all the answers" solution to a problem that has you feeling disempowered either personally or professionally
- You have acute active trauma that is very activated / “up” for you and you have not explored it at all with professional support (this type of program is not a substitute for a counselor, if you want to participate but need more support, please consider setting up some extra support and reach out to Alicia if you need help assessing the best route for yourself)
- You are completely unsure of how this training might apply to your professional life
** If some of these aspects ring true to you, please consider one of the other programs Alicia offers. If this is not the right time for professional inquiry and training, it doesn't mean there might not be a right time in the future. Please inquire with Alicia to discuss more about your personal circumstance and interests.
We know that any relationship deepens when you show up fully from the beginning and stay the course. This training is a true container with the power to shift things powerfully for you like this work did for us. We are here to create a network of vibrancy and safety with one another.
What is your number of years' experience in direct client work?
What type of exploration work have you done about your own pelvic story? (counseling, bodywork, exploration with yourself, researching, workshops, online groups, reading)
Do you have any “active” pelvic / sexual trauma history that needs to be addressed before this training? If so, do you have a support professional in your life? If you do not, are you willing to engage one before and after this training? This training is not a substitute for your own work with a support professional, if you need support finding the right avenue please don't hesitate to ask
How do you plan to use this training in your professional life?
What is your occupation and any credentials / licensure associated?
What is your experience working with women’s health?
Part of this training is acknowledging and consenting to the intellectual property rights of the trainers. If you plan to pass on any part of this work in a teaching / training capacity, do you agree to cite / reference the trainers for any usage of their material? This training does not approve you teaching this material to others in a training capacity.
Do you have professional liability insurance?
Have you had a pelvic exam in the last 3 years? This can be with a GYN, a physical therapist, or your own self-exploration exam
Please fill out the application questions below to apply for this experience. You can email your application information to [email protected] and
[email protected] . We look forward to hearing more about you, we will be in touch about registration after reviewing your application!
Alicia Patterson, MA, LPC, R-DMT, LMT is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Dance Movement Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist, and Pelvic Health Mentor. Alicia completed her MA in Somatic Counseling Psychology specializing in Dance Movement Therapy and Body Psychotherapy at Naropa University. Alicia completed Massage Training at the Boulder Massage Therapy Institute and Pelvic Floor Therapy (Holistic Pelvic Care™) training with Tami Kent. Alicia runs a thriving private practice in Colorado offering somatic counseling, female pelvic health mentoring, teaching and consulting.
Beth Anne Fisher's modalities are part doctor of physical therapy, part body-mind coach, and part soul midwife. She spent 15 years as an intensive care unit physical therapist in some of the top hospitals in the Denver area, helping patients rehab after being closer to the edge of death than any person cares to be. Beth Anne also taught part-time in the University of Colorado Physical Therapy Program, published a paper on severe eating disorders and physical therapy, and provided pro bono physical therapy work in Rwanda, Africa. To learn more about Beth Anne's work, visit her website.