What are Women’s Reproductive Health Sessions?
Women’s Reproductive Health sessions are specialised tailored one hour sessions to support the emotional and psychological healing for women who are suffering from a range of reproductive health issues. These issues may include:
- Cancer, including breast, cervical, ovarian & uterine cancer.
- Miscarriages, terminations and stillborn experiences.
- Birth trauma.
- Polycystic ovary syndrom and cysts.
- Painful or absent periods.
- Irregular menstrual cycles.
- Fertility, IVF & sexual dysfunction.
- Pelvic pain.
- Hormonal issues.
In the last 10 years, the world has seen a dramatic increase in women’s menstrual health issues:
One in three women now suffer from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). Endometriosis, uterine cysts and fibroids, painful periods, the list goes on….
To top it off with the newly invented women’s “disorder” in the DSM-IV: the Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder.
THE GREAT NEWS IS THAT YOU CAN HEAL YOURSELF.
We, as women, all have the power and the right to heal. We have the innate power to transform our lives, to live with the rhythms of our bodies and our cycles, to love ourselves deeply…and to embody this love within.
If you are suffering from any of the above, or if you feel a calling to know and trust your body in a whole new different way, these sessions are for you!
I integrate a range of holistic modalities to support your healing. They include the expressive art therapies, transpersonal & holistic counselling, meditation, feminine spiritual practices, somatic experiencing and psychologies, and bodywork.
*These sessions are not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. I work within an integrative and holistic approach, which include the medical model. These sessions are intended to empower and support you emotionally and psychologically to understand the mind-body connection of illness and physical imbalances.
“What makes Atira unique among other brilliant teachers is how she infuses her work with a deep trust in the potential of each person to integrate all that was learned through life in loving and profoundly embodied consciousness. As a lecturer I am able to bring more flow and compassion to my work from I learned from Atira. For me, this is a life lasting legacy that I know will support me in the toughest of times and in my own way to be an agent of change in this world.”
– Dr. Vida Voncina, Professor of Education, Melbourne.
MY PASSION FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH
I was 26 years old when I was diagnosed with cervical cancer. As I sat in the doctor’s office in Bangkok, I felt my body shiver with a wave of shock and devastation. How could this be? I was a healthy young woman who ate well, exercised, vegetarian, didn’t even drink coffee, meditated and did yoga everyday, followed my passion and purpose in life, how could I have cancer?
The doctor persuaded me that an operation was the best choice, and I had to go immediately into surgery. At that time, I was working as a creative art therapist, in a child protection project on the Thai Burma Border with children refugees who had fled their war torn country. Within a week, I packed up my little forest home in the jungle, said goodbye to my beloved refugees and headed to Bangkok for surgery.
After surgery, the doctor told me that unfortunately the cancer had spread, and I needed to have chemotherapy. Another wave of shock rippled through my being, this time, with the resolve that there was no fucking way I would go through the medical system again, and that I would find my own way of non-invasive healing. I had this deep and powerful inner voice that told me implicitly that I was the master of my own healing journey, that the cancer could be cured by the power of my mind, heart and spirit.
So I said to the doctor, no thanks, much to her concern. And I started the first step to healing the cancer in my body, and since then I had never looked back.
This illness was a doorway, a threshold, to cracking opening the seed of my understanding, the connection to my beautiful body as a woman, to healing my ancient ancestral feminine wounds, to understanding, loving and respecting myself, and it changed my life forever. It was the biggest gift LIFE had given to me.
This process reminded me of the potent poem by the poet Kahlil Gibran:
“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding…”
After my discharge from hospital, I went straight into a Vipassana 10 day silent retreat, and then moved to an ashram in the North East of Thailand, and stayed there for 8 months, where I dedicated my every moment of my life to healing and understanding my illness, and why it was there. I immersed myself in every teaching I could find on women’s reproductive health. I prayed, meditated, laughed, wept an ocean of tears, healed, released, danced, created art, practiced yoga, changed my diet and discovered and channeled deep feminine meditations and ways of healing, until the end of eight months, I was so connected to my body that I knew intuitively that my cancer had gone. I discovered and channeled deep feminine meditations and ways of healing. My higher self was right.
I am my own master, and I have the power to heal myself.
Later I went back to Bangkok to double – check, and I was right. The cancer cells had gone and they have never returned, ten years later.
I deeply believe that our power for transformation and healing is boundless. That is why I do what I do as a healer, a teacher and a social and women rights activist. That is why I choose to work in the darkest places in the world; because I believe that:
Change is Always Possible.
My work with women is the creation and culmination of the experience of healing cancer. Since then I have offered this body of work over the years, even with the sex trafficked women I work with, many who suffer from HIV/AIDS. They have found this work life-changing and deeply transformative. I have had reports from women that had missed their period in years, getting their period for the first time in years. I’ve had testimonials from women who were at the brink of a hysterectomy, who transformed their relationship with their bodies and stopped suffering from heavy bleeding and polycystic ovary syndrome.
It is a testament that Change is Always Possible, despite your circumstance, or your past experience, that In All Ways,
we are the masters of our lives and our healing.
“Working with Atira in her offerings has altered the way I see myself in this world, I feel awakened to the beauty and the power of the feminine. It’s like finding a room that has always been in my house yet only just discovering how to open the door. I now have the knowledge and the courage to love and care for myself in a very meaningful and nourishing way. Thank you very much Atira.”
– Katie Bishop, Social Worker and Mother, Australia.
Sessions with Me
I am available in person or online for private therapy sessions, feminine leadership coaching, and clinical and supervision consultations. Sessions are usually an hour long, or 90 mins upon request.
As a licensed art therapist, somatically-based trauma practitioner, coach, meditation & yoga teacher, I customise an integrative approach depending on personal need, that includes a solid training in the psychological, social/cross- cultural, emotional, physiological, religious and developmental issues. with 15 years of trauma therapy experience in the field, my expertise is in sexual abuse recovery, peri-natal trauma, as well as in attachment and developmental trauma.
ONE OFF SESSION
$140 USD/ 60 mins
$180 USD/ 90 mins
3 SESSION PACKAGE
3 x 60 mins sessions = $350 USD
3 x 90 min sessions = $500 USD
6 SESSION PACKAGE
6 x 60 mins sessions = $650 USD
6 90 min sessions = $800 USD
I also offer concession rates. Contact me for more information.
Not sure if this is the right fit?
Not a problem!
Book in your free introductory 20 minute Skype session!
I’m not interested in coaxing you into working with me. I’m interested in providing you with the help and assistance you need to heal, transform, and grow. In our 20 mins session, you’ll also get a great sense of how I work and whether we would be a good fit together.