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Nurture Pod

Candice Langford

Pelvic and Sexual Health podcast interviews with host Pelvic Physiotherapist, Candice Langford. Shamelessly and confidently breaking down barriers by normalising the narrative in the realm of; Pee, Poo, Pleasure, Pain, Periods, Pregnancy, Postpartum, Peri and Post Menopause. Stay curious…

Low Libido, Candice Langford
3d ago
Low Libido, Candice Langford
“Low Libido”, Candice LangfordAs a pelvic physio working with individuals with painful penetration, the topic of ‘low libido’ comes up a lot. So here are a few foundations that I have found to be helpful in exploring ‘what to do’ about ‘low libido’. “Low libido” or as you will learn “FSIAD” is a common and juicy topic! We cover a lot; Human S. Response Cycles, Arousal NON-CONCORDANCE, DUEL CONTROL MODEL, Responsive Desire…As well as TOOLS for you to explore!But this is still just the tip of the iceberg, it’s an interconnected topic with many factors weighing into your experience of altered desire and arousal!Note; research populations are changing to become more inclusive.  If you hear me saying ‘female’ in relation to a study - it is relating to the parameters set in that study. We can assume that the individuals included, identified as ‘female’. In addition to this, most research is based on heterosexual relationships. This too is changing to include different relationship structures & preferences.Contact Candice Langford Website:   Instagram: recommend interviewee guests and suggest topics, please leave a review for the show along with your suggested topics. You are also welcome to head over to the YouTube channel and leave a comment with your desired topics and guests.  More from Candice IG: @nurtureyourvagina NurturePelvicHealth.com Use the code NURTUREPOD for a 20% discount on any courses.Todays Sponsor: Guided By Glow  Guided by Glow is giving our listeners $20 off the annual membership. Use the promo code NURTURE on guidedbyglow.com  This promo is available only through the website but if you prefer an app you can also access a few free glow sessions through their app!Disclaimer: Material and content discussed on the Nurture Pod are intended for general information only and should not be substituted for medical advice Thank you and as always, stay curious!Candice
Permission and Sexuality, Catriona Boffard
Jun 14 2022
Permission and Sexuality, Catriona Boffard
Permission and Sexuality, Catriona BoffardIn listening to Catriona’s Podcast, (Asking for a friend) the topic of “permission” flowed so beautifully and powerfully through each episode! I was therefore delighted to have her on the Nurture Pod to lean in on the topic! Catriona shares and helps us identify the potential of this ‘simple’ tool; not only in our comprehensive education but also in our; capacity for pleasure, expression, identity, intimate narratives, expectations, communication…  Todays Guest:Catriona Boffard is a Clinical Sexologist, Psychotherapist, Sexuality Researcher, Podcaster and Author. She is an internationally recognised authority in the field of sexuality and has delivered her expert advice on TV, radio, and corporate and public platforms. She is also an acclaimed academic author and speaker, having published internationally in prestigious journals and textbooks and speaks for major clients around the world. Catriona has numerous qualifications and is currently undertaking her doctorate in psychotherapy.  She is an expert in the field of sexual behaviour, well-being and mental health, and is particularly passionate about working with people who face difficulties in their sexual experience, especially women with sexual pain. She believes that by giving people permission to talk about and explore sex, the narrative of sex can ultimately change. She hosts the weekly podcast, Asking for a Friend, which covers topics on sex, intimacy, relationships and mental health that we may feel too embarrassed to ask about.Asking for a Friend - available on all major podcast platformsWebsite: catrionaboffard.comInstagram: @sexologywithcatrionaMy Mastery: Catriona Boffard teaches sex & intimate connectionTo recommend interviewee guests and suggest topics, please leave a review for the show along with your suggested topics. You are also welcome to head over to the YouTube channel and leave a comment with your desired topics and guests.  More from Candice IG: @nurtureyourvagina NurturePelvicHealth.com Use the code NURTUREPOD for a 20% discount on any courses.Todays Sponsor: Guided By Glow  Guided by Glow is giving our listeners $20 off the annual membership. Use the promo code NURTURE on guidedbyglow.com  This promo is available only through the website but if you prefer an app you can also access a few free glow sessions through their app!Disclaimer: Material and content discussed on the Nurture Pod are intended for general information only and should not be substituted for medical advice Thank you and as always, stay curious!Candice
Chemsex, Aoife Drury
May 29 2022
Chemsex, Aoife Drury
Drug use is a difficult and controversial topic, increasingly so, when we consider it in the light of intimate engagements. Two taboos collide. You will notice my careful choice of words, hesitancy and curiosity in exploring this topic. Aoife enlightens us as she explains the details of “chemsex”, pleasure / pain balance, communication strategies,  Although controversial, we encourage open-mindedness and  a willingness to learn as its through knowledge that we can best serve not only patients but ALL those around us.  Todays Guest:Aoife qualified as a Psychiatric Nurse in Ireland before relocating to London to carry out an MSc. Aoife later commenced in Regents University studying Psychotherapy and then subsequently completed a diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy. Following a diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Aoife began a Doctorate in Psychotherapy at Dublin City University. Now in her 2nd year, her research interests are firmly in the area of Chemsex with a particular focus on how clients with 'problematic' use can be better supported. Aoife is an accredited psychosexual and relationship therapist working in private practice in Dublin connecting with clients globally online. Paper: 2014 David Stuart:To recommend interviewee guests and suggest topics, please leave a review for the show along with your suggested topics. You are also welcome to head over to the YouTube channel and leave a comment with your desired topics and guests.  More from Candice IG: @nurtureyourvagina NurturePelvicHealth.com Use the code NURTUREPOD for a 20% discount on any courses.Todays Sponsor: Guided By Glow  Guided by Glow is giving our listeners $20 off the annual membership. Use the promo code NURTURE on guidedbyglow.com  This promo is available only through the website but if you prefer an app you can also access a few free glow sessions through their app!Disclaimer: Material and content discussed on the Nurture Pod are intended for general information only and should not be substituted for medical advice Thank you and as always, stay curious!Candice
Postpartum Intimacy, Sharmon Reddington
Apr 8 2022
Postpartum Intimacy, Sharmon Reddington
5 tips to nurture intimacy in the postpartum period. Psychologist, Sharmon Reddington from MUM Well shares; advice, tips, realistic and relatable postpartum intimacy challenges as well as solutions.All in 22 minutes! I Thoroughly enjoyed this episode! I am sure you will too! Todays Guest:Sharmon: I’m a registered psychological counsellor with a special interest in perinatal (Perinatal is the period of time when you become pregnant and up to a year after giving birth) mental health. I am also a mother of two little ones, a 4.5 year old and a 2 year old.  I have experienced pregnancy and postpartum to be incredible and empowering but also really hard! And through the work that I do I have realised I am definitely not alone in experiencing motherhood as this paradox. As a practitioner, I consider all the unique parts of you as a Mum. My primary goal is to help guide and support you in navigating the challenging parts of pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period.   A focus in therapy is guiding you in connecting with yourself and feeling confident as the wonderful woman and mum that you are.My priority is to create a safe and nurturing environment for you to feel supported in. I hope to reflect to you that you are already an incredible and worthy mother. Our goal is to get you to acknowledge that and work through ways in which you can mother from your best abilities while prioritizingyou! recommend interviewee guests and suggest topics, please leave a review for the show along with your suggested topics. You are also welcome to head over to the YouTube channel and leave a comment with your desired topics and guests.  More from Candice IG: @nurtureyourvagina NurturePelvicHealth.com Use the code NURTUREPOD for a 20% discount on any courses.Todays Sponsor: Guided By Glow  Guided by Glow is giving our listeners $20 off the annual membership. Use the promo code NURTURE on guidedbyglow.com  This promo is available only through the website but if you prefer an app you can also access a few free glow sessions through their app!Thank you and as always, stay curious!Candice
The Talk, About Sex… Casey Blake
Mar 22 2022
The Talk, About Sex… Casey Blake
The Talk, About Sex… Casey BlakeThe Talks, when and how to start? This is a must listen episode, it will encourage you to think deeply and possibly challenge your perspectives about how to give these ‘talks’ as well as how they might be received. The empowerment awaits, so that YOU can confidently move toward starting conversations about topics that youth is undoubtedly already exposed to. #anatomy, #bodyautonomy, #consent, #relationshipdynamics, #heteronormativity, #genderdiversity Caseys knowledge and perspective on these ‘challenging topics’ is golden and I am so grateful to share this episode with you!Have a listen, reflect, explore and let us know your thoughts! Todays Guest:Casey Blake is a Registered Counsellor, with a special interest in sexuality, gender, traumaand parenting. Her career has focused on the emotional & psychological implications ofliving in a society where open, honest conversations about gender, sexuality, and sexualwellbeing are frowned upon. She created and runs sexuality education workshops forparents and caregivers, which is now also available as an online course.Workshops and the course: www.toolsforhavingthetalks.co.zaCounselling: www.whatnowcounselling.co.zaFB:  (Body-Positive Parenting with Casey Blake, FB Group) recommend interviewee guests and suggest topics, please leave a review for the show along with your suggested topics. You are also welcome to head over to the YouTube channel and leave a comment with your desired topics and guests.  More from Candice IG: @nurtureyourvagina NurturePelvicHealth.com Use the code NURTUREPOD for a 20% discount on any courses.Todays Sponsor: Guided By Glow  Guided by Glow is giving our listeners $20 off the annual membership. Use the promo code NURTURE on guidedbyglow.com  This promo is available only through the website but if you prefer an app you can also access a few free glow sessions through their app!Thank you and as always, stay curious!Candice
Trauma Psychotherapy, Lisa Grant-Stuart
Mar 5 2022
Trauma Psychotherapy, Lisa Grant-Stuart
Trauma Psychotherapy, Lisa Grant-StuartTrauma, a word we are hearing more and more and an emotional repose that you may wish to distance yourself from. Join myself and psychotherapist Lisa, as she explains the ways in which we may experience trauma, how it might show up and the neurotherapies available to aid in desensitisation and processing of traumatic memories and adapting the behavioural and physiological responses that may accompany triggers. Lisa Grant-Stuart is a Counselling Psychologist in private practise in Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal. She is brain-obesssed and has over 10 years experience in the field of neurotherapies and trauma. As part of a collaborative team, at the Health Matters practice, she enjoys treating acute and complex PTSD in well-adjusted individuals. A substantial amount of Lisa's work includes the treatment of sexual trauma and the restoration of healthy sexual functioning. recommend interviewee guests and suggest topics, please leave a review for the show along with your suggested topics. You are also welcome to head over to the YouTube channel and leave a comment with your desired topics and guests.  More from Candice IG: @nurtureyourvagina NurturePelvicHealth.com Use the code NURTUREPOD for a 20% discount on any courses.Todays Sponsor: Guided By Glow  Guided by Glow is giving our listeners $20 off the annual membership. Use the promo code NURTURE on guidedbyglow.com  This promo is available only through the website but if you prefer an app you can also access a few free glow sessions through their app!Thank you and as always, stay curious!Candice
Perinatal Physio, Kirsty Nel
Feb 22 2022
Perinatal Physio, Kirsty Nel
Join myself and Kirsty as we discuss what to expect during pregnancy and postpartum physiotherapy. In this transformative life phase, it is not uncommon for new parents to feel mislead or poorly informed about their pelvic health concerns, not knowing if symptoms are ‘normal’ or where to turn… you may find yourself asking “why did no one tell me”. We discuss the transitional phase that we are all in today, as we move away from a period of shame and a lack of insight toward feeling empowered, informed and confident to advocate for ones needs. “I am a physiotherapist and I qualified in 2006. In 2012 I completed my women's health special interest modules via the SAPS in Cape Town. I did both the written and piratical exam as well as the case study. In 2015 I went to London do complete my foundation courses in Western Medical Acupuncture. When I returned I worked for and was mentored by Phyllis Berger in pain management and infertility acupuncture.In 2019 I opened my own practice and spread my wings into full on womens' health focused treatments. This coincided with me falling pregnant unexpectedly. My little one was born in January 2020 and shortly after that COVID hit us. I had to adapt how I could treat and consult with patients so I developed my instagram page and  webinar series which has just gone from strength to strength.My practice focuses on female pelvic floor pathology which include pregnancy and postpartum management as well as infertility and endometriosis treatments.Seeing a gap in awareness and and info for moms and women in general I a launching an online platform called & Her Women’s Wellness. This site aims to be a space to empower and support women in various stages of life and health with information, products and material to help their specific needs.The first product are almost ready to launch so we will hopefully be live by the end of the year.LINKS:  +27 82 411 4026 recommend interviewee guests and suggest topics, please leave a review for the show along with your suggested topics. You are also welcome to head over to the YouTube channel and leave a comment with your desired topics and guests.  More from Candice IG: @nurtureyourvagina NurturePelvicHealth.com Use the code NURTUREPOD for a 20% discount on any courses.Todays Sponsor: Guided By Glow  Guided by Glow is giving our listeners $20 off the annual membership. Use the promo code NURTURE on guidedbyglow.com  This promo is available only through the website but if you prefer an app you can also access a few free glow sessions through their app!Thank you and as always, stay curious!Candice
Trauma Informed Care, Dr Krystyna Holland
Feb 9 2022
Trauma Informed Care, Dr Krystyna Holland
Trauma Informed Care, Dr Krystyna HollandTrauma informed care is an important topic to understand as both the patient and the provider. Join us as we discuss the what happens during a trauma response, how it may present, how to hold a space for patients and how to mitigate trauma responses in both patients and providers.Dr. Krystyna Holland, PT (she/her)  is a physical therapist in Denver, Colorado specializing in the provision of trauma informed pelvic floor care to individuals across the gender identity spectrum. In addition to helping folks feel confident in their ability to live without leaking and have pleasurable sex, Krystyna aims to change the fundamental patient provider relationship from one that centers the provider as a problem solver to one that focuses on collaboration between the patient and the provider. LINKS:   Contact: krystyna@inclusivecarellc.com To recommend interviewee guests and suggest topics, please leave a review for the show along with your suggested topics. You are also welcome to head over to the YouTube channel and leave a comment with your desired topics and guests.  More from Candice IG: @nurtureyourvagina NurturePelvicHealth.com Use the code NURTUREPOD for a 20% discount on any courses.Todays Sponsor: Guided By Glow  Guided by Glow is giving our listeners $20 off the annual membership. Use the promo code NURTURE on guidedbyglow.com  This promo is available only through the website but if you prefer an app you can also access a few free glow sessions through their app!Thank you and as always, stay curious!Candice
It’s not in your head! Empty Cages, Jess Basson
Jan 28 2022
It’s not in your head! Empty Cages, Jess Basson
It’s not in your head! New book “Empty Cages” that Jess so generously shares is applicable to anyone, no matter where you may be on your journey. Whether it’s adult ADHA (like Jess), your own new diagnosis; vaginismus, endometriosis, postpartum depression… or the diagnosis of a friend/family member. Jess shares real, raw and relatable experiences to disarm and unlock cages.Jess Basson lives in Westbrook on the east coast of South Africa, with her husband Tom and their two wildlings, William and Luke. She loves gardening, her cats, walking on the beach, reading novels and procrasti-napping. As a speaker, coach, pastor, facilitator and writer, Jess wears many hats but her passion is to share life-transforming ideas.She holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and Management from the University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, and a Master of Arts in Vocational Studies (Cum Laude) from Tabor College, Australia. Jess is releasing her first book, Empty Cages, in November 2021. After discovering she had been living with adult ADHD, Jess shares her hilarious and helpful journey towards finding freedom from lies she had believed about herself. With humour and vulnerability, Jess comes alongside anyone who is feeling stuck in smallness, or has lost themselves somewhere on life's journey. She helps us to discover keys to open whatever cages we find ourselves in. Empty Cages available now at jessbasson.comLinks  jessbasson@gmail.comTo recommend interviewee guests and suggest topics, please leave a review for the show along with your suggested topics. You are also welcome to head over to the YouTube channel and leave a comment with your desired topics and guests.  More from Candice IG: @nurtureyourvagina NurturePelvicHealth.com Use the code NURTUREPOD for a 20% discount on any courses.Todays Sponsor: Guided By Glow  Guided by Glow is giving our listeners $20 off the annual membership. Use the promo code NURTURE on guidedbyglow.com  This promo is available only through the website but if you prefer an app you can also access a few free glow sessions through their app!Thank you and as always, stay curious!Candice
It’s not relaxin! Dr Sinéad Dufour
Jan 19 2022
It’s not relaxin! Dr Sinéad Dufour
Pregnancy related Pelvic Girdle Pain. You won’t see RELAXIN here! 5 unexpected risk factors for pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain. The latest on how to manage and treat pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain, a guide for patients and practitioners.Sinéad Dufour PT PhDDr. Sinéad Dufour is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Faculty of Health Science at McMaster University.  She teaches and conducts research in the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Rehabilitation Science.  She completed her MScPT at McMaster University (2003), her PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Science at Western (2011), and returned to McMaster to complete a post-doctoral fellowship (2014). Her current research interests include: conservative approaches to manage pelvic floor dysfunction, pregnancy-related pelvic-girdle pain, and interprofessional collaborative practice models of service provision to enhance pelvic health and pain science.  Sinéad stays current as a pelvic health physiotherapists through her practice at The World of my Baby (the WOMB) a family of perinatal care centers in Ontario, Canada.  Sinéad has been an active member of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC) sitting of multiple committees and leading several clinical practice guidelines.  She also proud to serve as a clinical advisor many women’s health businesses. Her passion for optimizing perinatal care and associated upstream health promotion for women stemmed from her own experience becoming a mother of twins.  She is an advocate for women’s pelvic health and a regular invited speaker at conferences around the world.  LinksIG: @dr.sineadwww.thewomb.ca learn with me to understand how we all need to “Re-frame” pregnancy-related PGP.   Discount Code: SUMMIT25 To recommend interviewee guests and suggest topics, please leave a review for the show along with your suggested topics. You are also welcome to head over to the YouTube channel and leave a comment with your desired topics and guests.  More from Candice IG: @nurtureyourvagina NurturePelvicHealth.com Use the code NURTUREPOD for a 20% discount on any courses.Todays Sponsor: Guided By Glow  Guided by Glow is giving our listeners $20 off the annual membership. Use the promo code NURTURE on guidedbyglow.com  This promo is available only through the website but if you prefer an app you can also access a few free glow sessions through their app!Thank you and as always, stay curious!Candice