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April 18, 2022

Viewing Endometriosis As A Uniquely Traumatic Condition

with podcast guest

Kat Smith

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Kat Smith is a former secondary school teacher who retrained in nutrition and biomedicine to help herself after spending 15 years with endometriosis and enduring four surgeries. After working with hundreds of endo sufferers and seeing how many of them struggle with crippling overwhelm and extreme food fear, she developed the endoplan method that provides structure, strategy, and support. Kat’s passion is empowering women with the mindset and nervous system work which has long been the missing piece of endometriosis management.

In this episode, we talk about Kat’s journey with endometriosis, what makes endo a uniquely traumatic condition, how trauma manifests in the body, why mindset and nervous system work are crucial to endo management, and so much more! Kat really opened my eyes and I think you will learn a ton too, regardless of whether you have endometriosis or not.

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Highlights

  • How Kat’s endometriosis journey led to her making a huge career change
  • The detrimental effects of psychological stress on our physical health
  • Why having endometriosis conditions many women to disconnect from their instincts
  • What makes endometriosis a uniquely traumatic condition
  • How trauma manifests in the body
  • The deep impact of social norms around never questioning medical professionals
  • What it’s really like to live with endometriosis
  • Common mainstream endometriosis advice which is actually unhelpful
  • Why doing mindset and nervous system work is important in managing endometriosis
  • How you can start doing mindset work around endometriosis
  • Metacognition and how rewiring your R.A.S. (reticular activating system) can help
  • Balancing your neurotransmitters using a DNA Nervous System panel
  • How Kat supports women with endometriosis

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