095: What Your Body Is Telling You About Herpes, with Sophia Wise One

Vagina Therapy, Body Work and Talking To Your Herpes


Life With Herpes Podcast

Welcome to this edition of Life With Herpes. Have you ever considered your body is trying to tell you something when you have an outbreak or when you aren’t feeling good in some other way? Our guest today says it is and she’ll help you understand the message.

Sophia Wise One is a certified Holistic Pelvic Care Provider™ and Reiki Master. She practices Holistic Vagina and Rectal Therapy and has also begun working with men’s genitalia as well. Today on Life With Herpes, we talk about how you can move through any blocks, pain or trauma you may be holding in your pelvic area, why our bodies are not “good” or “bad” and how we can talk to our herpes virus.

A Dive Into Body Wisdom & Body Healing

To start off the show Sophia explains what it means to be a holistic pelvic care provider. She says the holistic perspective of this part of the body is that it is a landscape that holds information about our emotional, mental and spiritual health. So she approaches this work with a respect and interest to all of those things simultaneously.

The pelvic area is considered to be the root of the body. In male-identifying people, it is the penis and in female-identifying people, it is the vagina. The root is where we hold a lot of our energy: our hurts, our fears, our hopes. Often these feelings get stuck, we create a dam there and these feelings can't move and flow.

We all also have womb energy, this is the space in which we hold our regenerative and our creative self. Our dreams and our desires are held here. One of her favorite ways to think about the root is the pelvic bowl. This bowl is from the taint up to our hips.

So when we're talking about the root, the primary teaching she offers here is to think to yourself: I am made of space and matter. I take up space, and I matter. Anything that is connected to you takes up space and anything that connects to you matters. Whether that is having a purpose in your life or feeling valued by others, and honoring your own needs is all based in the root area of your body.

This area holds what we need and what we know. What we are feeling happens in our heart, what we are thinking in our minds, and what we know happens in our root/pelvic bowl. A lot of people don't experience this because they are disconnected from this area, so getting into the root can be scary and also exciting.

Now when we're talking about herpes (specifically genital herpes), when we get connected to the virus does that mean it will dissolve itself physically? Herpes is so attached to shame, anger, hurt and distrust can get in touch with our root clear the physical manifestation of genital herpes?

She thinks for some it could. Getting in touch with their root helps some people clear the congestion and the energetic, physical, emotional and mental stories about themselves. Clearing all of that could result in clearing the rash. She's not going to say it doesn't always happen because we have an opinion about our bodies that our body is either being good or it's being bad.  

She says there are many things that can go into our learning and our growth, and our bodies are just one of those many things. Sometimes when our bodies are doing something we perceive as "bad" it's only because they are communicating with us and asking for something they need. In other words, you can do all the things you need to do to get connected with your body and the herpes rash may still not go away.

I asked her if we should talk to our herpes virus and she said absolutely. One way you can do this is to always start with love and care. You can place your hand lightly on your genitals. This helps you bring your focus and get connected to this area.

Send a few breaths and feel into that space. Now ask the question you have for your herpes. Imagine that question is a penny and you have dropped it in a well, and you are the well. You want to feel that watery answer, so wait for it. It could be an emotion, a memory, a knowing, an image, a taste, a tingle, a sensation, a sound.

On today’s show, we also get into what to do instead of Kegels, what pelvic floor work is exactly and how to know if we need it. Join us for this fascinating discussion on this edition of Life With Herpes.

Here’s How I Can Help

Join our monthly live Herpes Support Group - www.lifewithherpes.com/supportgroup

Herpes Outbreak Toolkit - //herpes-outbreak-toolkit

Emergency Call - //emergencycall/

Reach Out To Sophia Wise One

Sophia Wise One’s website

Sophia’s Connect to Your Root course (free)

Vagina Talks podcast

Sophia Wise One on Instagram

Wild Feminine, by Tami Lynn Kent

Keep in touch with Alexandra Harbushka





Join The Live With Herpes Community

If you are ready to join a community of people who are living with herpes also then you will want to join our slack group. It is FREE and it is a great way to find the support and comfort that you are looking for. Head on over to www.lifewithherpes.com and join our community. You will receive a slack invitation as soon as you sign up. See you in there.

Ways You Can Support The Life With Herpes Show

If you enjoyed this episode as much as we enjoyed making it for you than a subscribe would be a great idea.

Are you a YouTuber? Go ahead and subscribe to the show. It is a way to pay it forward to fellow friends who are living with herpes. When you subscribe it helps the algorithm in YouTube and it helps promote the show. If you are worried about your identity and your friends finding out you subscribed to a herpes channel then change your settings to private. And trust me I totally get it and would want to keep it a secret. Also, when you subscribe you will be notified in your inbox when a new episode is out or when Alexandra is live on Youtube Live. Subscribe Here

Are you a podcast listener? Please give the Life With Herpes show a review. It is a way to pay it forward to fellow friends who are living with herpes. You can Subscribe, Rate and Review the show through your iTunes app or on the desktop. Seriously, it helps out a lot more than it is a hassle for you. You see, iTunes has an algorithm that organically promotes the show, so the more ratings and reviews the Life With Herpes Show receives then the higher it gets ranked. This is your way of paying it forward and helping someone find the show who really needs it. Oh, and you can totally use a fake name, so don’t worry about a friend finding you in the iTunes review. Talking about herpes needs to be spread as far and wide as possible. You are totally a part of this movement so THANK YOU!   Subscribe, Rate and Review[podcast src="https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/6646982/height/50/width/500/theme/standard-mini/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/forward/" height="50" width="500" placement="bottom" theme="mini"]


There are no comments yet. Be the first one to leave a comment!