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dc.contributor.authorGelfer, Lauren
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-24T20:58:58Z
dc.date.available2020-09-24T20:58:58Z
dc.date.issued2020-07
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11803/931
dc.description.abstractThis autoethnographic thesis is an account of my journey with chronic pelvic pain (CPP) and endometriosis. The study incorporates current literature that highlights the complexities of these conditions, and the impact that they have on the lives of the individuals who experience them. The literature presented describes what these conditions are, how they are treated and viewed within the medical community, and how they can interfere with intimacy and relationships. Mental health interventions that incorporate a somatic body-centered, trauma, and emotional regulation lens are presented, and a group therapy outline for this population is described. Diet, movement, and lifestyle modifications that can impact these conditions are explained, as well as the importance of a multi-modal approach in treatment. The autoethnographic approach is presented, emphasizing the importance of qualitative research where lived experience and the voice of a survivor is captured. A personal account of living with CPP and endometriosis is presented, focusing on the pathway to diagnosis, as well as treatment modalities that I have found to be helpful in my own healing journey.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectChronic pelvic pain (CPP)en_US
dc.subjectEndometriosisen_US
dc.subjectVulvodyniaen_US
dc.subjectProvoked vestibulodynia (PVD)en_US
dc.subjectDyspareuniaen_US
dc.subjectCentral sensitizationen_US
dc.subjectNervous system regulationen_US
dc.subjectTraumaen_US
dc.subjectBig T traumaen_US
dc.subjectSmall t traumaen_US
dc.subjectSomatic therapyen_US
dc.subjectEmotional regulationen_US
dc.subjectPolyvagal theoryen_US
dc.subjectSomatic experiencingen_US
dc.titleChronic Pelvic Pain: The Power of the Mind/Body Connectionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCounselingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorCity University of Seattleen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Counsellingen_US
cityu.schoolDivision of Arts and Sciencesen_US
cityu.siteVancouver, BCen_US
cityu.site.countryCanadaen_US


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