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Hormonal health and somatic awareness for healthcare providers

14 March @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

In this half-day workshop, we will learn about hormonal health for women in order to bring
more understanding of the menstrual cycle into our professional work. We will also explore
embodiment exercises to help all clients with body awareness in their daily practices.

Who is this workshop for?
· All healthcare providers interested in increasing their understanding of women’s
hormonal health, the menstrual cycle, hormonal difficulties, mental health from
a hormonal perspective
· Healthcare providers looking to learn practical tools to facilitate embodiment
and somatic awareness in clients
· Anyone wanting to deepen their skills in facilitation of the above
· Healthcare providers can be anyone, e.g. yoga teachers, counsellors, coaches,
physiotherapists, doctors, body workers, students, etc.

Lisa will provide teachings on the science of the menstrual cycle and ways to understand the
role of changing hormones in both physical and mental health. We will look at ways to
support the endocrine system and the nervous system, how women can come to work with
the ebb and flow of their own cycle and how to help them through menstrual and fertility
Brian will explore skills of being a facilitator such as presencing, active listening and stillness.
He will guide us through some practical tools to help our clients’ sensory and proprioceptive
awareness including breathwork, body scans, meditation and mantras.
Through these practices we will look at helping clients to open up awareness of areas of
tension and somatic experience in their body.
The aim of this workshop is to help you to enhance your facilitation skills as a healthcare
provider in hormonal health and body awareness. This will help you to support clients in
these areas.

Price: €60
Time: 10am-2pm
Location: Dublin Wellness Centre
Spaces limited
Arrive from 9.30am-10am
Bring a light lunch, pen and paper and please wear comfortable clothing for movement.

Lisa de Jong is a Menstruality or ‘Period’ Coach teaching women how to live in sync
with the menstrual cycle for physical and emotional wellbeing. Coming from years of
debilitating period pain herself, she embarked on a journey of healing and self-
discovery through the changing energies of the menstrual cycle. She has trained in
various disciplines to support this work. She offers 1:1 coaching, group workshops and
talks. Her work has been featured in The Independent, RTÉ Lifestyle, Image magazine,
Ireland AM and on the radio.

“Lisa made every member of the group feel simultaneously welcome and at ease. I found her
to be so sensitive to each of our personal experiences, and she created a safe space where we
could share and ask questions. Not only is she a subject matter expert, but her passion is
infectious. Lisa provided practical examples and methodologies for us all to take home and
use immediately.”

Brian O’Rourke is a chartered physiotherapist who is passionate about health and
well-being. He works in private practice in ReJoyce Physiotherapy where his goal with
clients is to help them with their health in a practical way. He has worked as a
researcher through RCSI in St. James’s Hospital Dublin on two research projects and
has published a scientific paper in BMC Geriatrics. Brian studied Physiotherapy in RCSI.

He also studied Human Development (psychology, philosophy and sociology) in DCU,
where he specialised in person-centred therapy. He has a special interest in the
practice of mindfulness and self-awareness and he has regularly travelled to France
learning from Zen Master ‘Thich Nhat Hanh’. His passions are Kung Fu and Tai Chi. He
incorporates his passion for physical, mental and emotional well-being to provide a
holistic approach to physiotherapy.

“I prefer to call it a healing session with Brian as he takes a wholesome approach, looking at
both the body and mind and how the two are interlinked.”


Dublin Wellness Centre
28 South William St.
Dublin, Dublin 2 IE
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