Hysterectomy is the most common major gynecologic operation. The positive and negative effects of hysterectomy on sexual functioning have gained interest in recent research. The quality of a woman’s sexuality is likely to be influenced by biopsychosocial factors. The objective of this study is to compare some aspects of sexual functioning, such as loss of libido and dyspareunia, and life-style and health factors in hysterectomized vs non-hysterectomized Hispanic women living in Puerto Rico. Eight-hundred and eighty-seven Puerto Rican women ages 40 to 59 participated in health-fairs conducted in twenty-two municipalities between May 2000 and November 2001.
Respiratory sinus arrhythmia training (RSA) or Heart Rate Variability (HRV) training offers a unique window into the mind and physiology of the clinical client. The presentation will cover ‘what is RSA and HRV training’, a brief overview
Mindfulness is one of the common therapeutic modalities utilised in the treatment of torture and trauma survivors suffering from PTSD. Evidence suggests that Heart Rate Variability (HRV) is reduced amongst torture and trauma survivors, and brain wave patterns can be significantly disturbed, with a slow beta-wave in the right pre-frontal lobe, resulting in poor cognitive capacities and reduced concentration.
Hobson writes, “Metaphors which carry experience forward are those which disclose a meaning which is beyond, or prior to conceptual thoughts and formulated words. The significance is ‘felt in the blood, and felt along the heart’”. In everyday language “heart” and “soul” are used to convey notions such as “with all one’s being”; “with feeling for another”; “with generosity towards another” and so forth.
Alexandra, a 54 year old female, presented for treatment with a complexity of symptoms which included developmental trauma, poor self-regulation, social isolation, depression, anxiety and a borderline
This presentation, "Responding to the needs of consumers with complex trauma histories a consumer perspective" focuses on the needs of adult survivors of child abuse, highlighting the frequent