If you think about your problem as something that is out of your realm of understanding, of something that will never heal, something that is unknown and something that is beyond your control, your anxiety level will rise and the environment inside will not be conducive to the relaxation and ultimate resolution and healing of the sore inside.
In this podcast Dr. Wise discusses the stages of relaxation that support the healing of pelvic floor irritability and spasm associated with pelvic floor pain. These 3 stages of healing are related to diagnoses of prostatitis/CPPS, pelvic floor dysfunction, levator ani syndrome chronic pelvic pain, coccydynia, among others.
Practice Extended Paradoxical relaxation to quiet down the noises on the inside.
In this podcast, I will discuss how anxiety can cause a reflex contraction of the muscles in the pelvis floor, and if one is anxious and worries regularly, this worry can produce a chronic contraction of the muscles of the pelvis that stays contracted. I believe this pelvic tightening is a physical reflex in a certain group of the population, and over time this contraction doesn’t resolve back into relaxed tissue.
Many sufferers of chronic pelvic pain syndrome are told that they looked fine. To be told that you don’t look like you have a problem when you are suffering greatly, often leaves you feeling frightened, lost with nowhere to go and catastrophizing about the future.
This episode discusses how giving drugs for pelvic pain is a band aid to the problem and why eventually this attempted solution fails.
This podcast talks about the effect of the biological reaction of fight, flight and freeze on triggering and perpetuating chronic pelvic pain syndromes.
This podcast explains why self-treatment is the central focus of the Wise-Anderson Protocol for pelvic floor pain.
This podcast talks about the importance of reducing symptoms through physical and behavior intervention and the limitation of psychotherapy alone.
In this podcast Paradoxical Relaxation is discussed as the practice of letting go of effort and anxiety. Paradoxical Relaxation gives patients a way to turn off their own fearful pelvic contraction.