When Kathy started her podcast, she never imagined it would grow into something so much more – the Lichen Sclerosus Support Network and their annual (W)holistic Healing Summit. Now, every year, Kathy and her community strive to make a brighter tomorrow for those facing the same struggle she once did. But what does the future hold for this amazing network?
In this episode, you will be able to:
- Experience the transformational effects of holistic healing on lichen sclerosus patients at the inspiring summit.
- Dive into the world of comprehensive resources to fill the information gap and learn more.
- Elevate your network by participating in interactive sessions and listening to expert talks within the community.
- Unfold necessary discussions on sexual health, pregnancy, and menopause related to lichen sclerosus.
- Choose from free, basic, or all-access passes to get different perk levels
“It's important that you guys get that information in a way that you can understand.”
The key moments in this episode are:
00:00:00 – Introduction,
00:02:14 – The Holistic Healing Summit,
00:06:21 – Expert Speakers,
00:08:32 – Passes and Benefits,
00:10:24 – Conclusion,
The resources mentioned in this episode are:
- Sign up for the (W)holistic Healing Summit starting on May 8th by visiting whsupportnetwork.org or clicking the link in the description.
- Choose a pass option: Free Pass (access to live sessions), Basic Pass ($25, access to recordings for 30 days), or All Access Pass ($100, lifetime access to keyword searchable recordings, PDFs, notes, worksheets, and exclusive sessions).
- Attend the live sessions, including internship as a vulvar specialist with Dr. Jill Krapf, pain management with Dr. Corey Babb, pelvic health physical therapy, sex education, pleasure practices, and talks on pregnancy and menopause.
- After each session, participate in community lounge rooms to connect with others and share experiences.
- Visit the exhibitors to learn about products and resources to help with lichen sclerosus.
- Upgrade your pass anytime if you want more access to the event content.
- Leave any questions in the comments section of the video for further clarification.
(W)holistic Healing Summit: Building a Bigger Sense of Community
The (W)holistic Healing Summit is designed to enhance the sense of community for lichen sclerosus patients, bringing together resources, experts, and patients. These events provide an opportunity to discuss various topics in detail while allowing participants to engage with each other and the speakers. By nurturing a strong community, attendees can feel supported, inspired, and encouraged in their journey toward holistic healing.
Kathy highlights the importance of community lounge sessions during the summit, inviting people to speak with each other and share experiences to further strengthen bonds. The event's exhibitors also provide valuable resources and answer questions, contributing to the sense of unity that the summit promotes. This emphasis on communal interaction allows for an empowering experience that enriches patients' lives.
Navigating Pregnancy and Menopause with Lichen Sclerosus
Pregnancy and menopause bring unique challenges to those with lichen sclerosus, warranting resources and knowledge to navigate these life stages confidently. Understanding the specific concerns related to these phases is crucial, as it empowers patients to make informed decisions and maintain their health. During the (W)holistic Healing Summit, gynecologists address topics like pregnancy and menopause for lichen sclerosus patients, providing support and information critical for navigating these milestones.
Kathy's dedication to including speakers who can cover these topics highlights her commitment to offering comprehensive, evidence-based knowledge crucial for managing and overcoming challenges women face in their reproductive health journey.
Empowering Lichen Sclerosus, Patients through Information and Community
Being diagnosed with lichen sclerosus can be a distressing experience due to the limited availability of reliable resources and community support. Empowerment begins with providing accurate and comprehensive information and fostering connections between those affected. Patients may feel overwhelmed navigating their treatment journey and the challenges they face daily. Addressing these concerns creates a supportive environment, reinforcing the significance of community-based collaboration to ensure they receive much-needed care.
Kathy Ruiz-Carter's personal struggles have led her to develop the Lichen sclerosus Support Network, aiming to bridge the gap in information-sharing among individuals diagnosed with the condition. Through a podcast and membership program, Kathy has been able to reach more people, specifically during the pandemic, providing crucial information and fostering a sense of belonging. By connecting individuals experiencing similar concerns, the network has turned isolation into empowerment and support.
Learn more and get your pass today at https://whhs.lssupportnetwork.org/
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