PMDD: The EVIL Twin Sister of PMS

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a severe extension of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) caused by fluctuating hormones. 

Together with Karine Kedar, we explore Chinese Medicine concepts regarding the cycle and its disturbances towards our bleeding and offer interventions and ideas to make our monthly cycle a friendly guide to our inner world instead of punishment.

PMDD: The EVIL Twin Sister of PMS?
A Feminist 5 Elements Approach

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1:35 hours 
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What will you learn

  • Turn the monthly cycle into a friendly guide to our inner world instead of punishment.
  • Explore the menstrual cycle through a seasonal, 5 elements model.
  • Learn the effects hormones have on women’s bodies and souls.
  • PMS vs PMDD – differences and similarities – does it really matter?
  • Support women in connecting and relating to their cycle.

Course Overview

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a severe extension of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) caused by fluctuating hormones.

Although it shares many of the same symptoms with PMS — including irritability, depression, mood swings and fatigue — these are much more severe.

For many women with PMDD, symptoms are so intense they report cyclical times in the monthly cycle in which they struggle to function, parent and preserve relationships.

Some women say it’s as if every month before their period, they feel suicidal or homicidal. Yes, that bad.

In this course, Karine Kedar explores the cycle and the emotional effect hormones have on us; we’ll see the similarities and differences between PMS and PMDD, hint – they’re just names – when it’s bad, it’s bad.

Together with Karine, we explore Chinese Medicine concepts regarding the cycle and its disturbances towards our bleeding and offer interventions and ideas to make our monthly cycle a friendly guide to our inner world instead of a punishment.

This course has been produced from materials recorded at the ICCM Congress. The ICCM arranges a yearly outstanding international TCM gathering held in Tel Aviv during Vernal Equinox in March.

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Course Reviews:

Karine gave me

October 30, 2022

This course came in a time when I needed it most. Karine gave me another view of my body, of my premenstrual symptoms and even on what it means to be a woman. I have more insight in the spiritual, emotional en physical meaning of it. Recommended!

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