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Cultural Implications of Sex, Shame & Vulnerability – Online

February 7, 2019
Registration Information
  • Register before
    December 27th, 2018
    for early bird pricing

  • Regular Course Price:
    after December 27th, 2018

Please note:

To register for this course, please download the following registration forms in pdf format and email it to info@pelvichealthsolutions.ca or fax it to 888-653-4533

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Cultural Implications of Sex, Shame & Vulnerability – Online

This is an online course offered through Embodia Academy. To register, please use this link: 



A strong therapeutic relationship is a required element for successful therapeutic outcomes. Shame, the intensely painful feeling of believing that we are flawed and therefore unworthy of love and belonging, can be a significant and often unnamed barrier to establishing these connections. Learn how to develop strong, trusting relationships by recognizing shame in both yourself and your clients. What we often think of as “resistant” or “challenging” clients may, in fact, be the expression of shame.

In this course we explore the impact of therapeutic relationships on outcomes and the effect of shame on our lived experiences.


Course objectives:

  1. To explore the physiological experience of shame and how it connects to physical pain.
  2. To understand the relationship between vulnerability, scarcity, shame and comparison
  3. Become aware of the defensive strategies clients (and ourselves) use to protect against shame and vulnerability and the impact this may have on behavioural health outcomes.
  4. Describe shame- resilience and learn how to walk through shame with courage, compassion and connection



This course is open to all health care professionals – physiotherapists, physiotherapy students, physiotherapy assistants, occupational therapists, chiropractors, naturopathic doctors, massage therapists, registered kinesiologists, medical doctors, nurses and midwives.


Online course

To register, please use this link: https://www.embodiaapp.com/courses/55-cultural-implications-of-sex-shame-vulnerability-pelvic-health-solutions

A few years in to my career focusing on pelvic physiotherapy, I have taken many of the amazing courses through Pelvic Health Solutions. There are 4 so far that have been instrumental in changing the way I think and treat as a physiotherapist in general: Clinical Skills for Treating Pain; Cultural Implications of Sex, Shame & Vulnerability; Cultural Competencies in Pelvic Health and Innovative Exercises For The Sensitive Nervous System.  When I went to school for physiotherapy there was never a focus on the difference in treatment between patients with an acute injury, and those who have had symptoms for longer than a few months. There is a difference… and it is our duty as physiotherapists to assess for these differences and administer the proper avenue to help enhance quality of life. Most of our clients have had long-standing pain and functional changes, so even if your focus isn’t on pelvic health I highly recommend these courses early in your career!

– Jill M