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The Womb Room Podcast

English, Personal health, 2 seasons, 68 episodes, 3 days 1 hour 25 minutes
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The Womb Room Podcast is is a place to learn how to care for your physical, emotional and spiritual womb -- at all stages of your life. Join female health practitioner and clinical herbalist Qiddist Ashé each week as we dive into topics of radical health & healing education, stories, and tangible strategies to support you in stepping into your womb sovereignty.
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The Prayer is in the Pause: Discerning Reaction from Right Action in Our Liberation Movements with Alexandria Saleem

Alexandria Rema Saleem is a first generation Palestinian-American creatrix. (She's also a dear friend, Womb Room member, and mother of twins!) Her creative work activates from a place of multidimensional healing, to serve as a conduit of ancestral knowledge, collective consciousness, and communal desire. She works between the land, as a regenerative flower farmer, with sacred activism as the foundation of her artistic practice the interweaves through all of the seeds she plants. In this conversation, we explore: How we access the internal spaciousness to discern right action when there is threat in our nervous systems The language of “war,” “genocide,” and how we navigate our activations around language to find connection and relationship Alexandria’s experience of being able to feel family members in Palestine she has never met, through her bodily experience of grief Our qu
08/02/20241 hour 32 minutes 19 seconds
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Rectal Bleeding as a Reckoning of Jewish Priestess work amidst Palestinian Genocide

How do our bodies experience, metabolize and alchemize the energetics of war? We share a conversation with Rachel Leibovich, community member in The Womb Room, and founder of Esperanza's Acres where she practices as a jewish priestess, ritualist and dream weaver in service to community healing and justice.  Rachel came to us in our "matriarchal health care" section of The Womb Room with curiosity about an acute expression of symptoms. She shares the story of how the phsyical healing has been a piece of her alchemical process of navigating identity, community, expression and work as a Jewish woman, amdist the ongoing genocide in Palestine. We share this as an example of how by working our internal landscape, by honoring the expression of the body, we shift the world around us, through accessing our true expressio
30/01/20241 hour 22 minutes 48 seconds
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Resolving Anaphylaxis with Elemental Magic: Solstice Story Medicine with Qiddist, Maura and Ellie

What is magic, really -- and how can it be used to support our physical healing? Listen in on a segment of the audio from our recent free class, "Awakening Elemental Magic," where we tell a solstice story of our sister who developed an acute full-body rashed that turned to anaphylaxis...and how we walked with her through a resolve, using our understanding and practice of MAGIC.  We touch on:  germanic healing knowledge and how recognizing our conflicts will often lead to a worsening of symptoms known as a "healing crisis"  how we worked across distance and across multiple bodies to pull an energetic arrow out of our sister's chest  why we orient to magic and healing from an interdependent view, and how we can decrease severity of symptoms by spreading out the charge across bodies  details for SHAMANI: our upcoming 12-week energetic skills intensive for you to awaken your innate elemental magic, and learn to weave change with the unseen.
28/12/20231 hour 15 minutes 53 seconds
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Chronic Fatigue, Anorgasmia, Tailbone Pain and More: Resolving Biological Conflicts with Freya Kellet

What does it practically take to resolve our chronic symptoms, through the lens of Germanic Healing Knowledge? My friend and colleage Freya Kellet and I go back-and-forth sharing our personal stories of instantaneous relief from issues like chronic fatigue, tailbone pain, anorgasmia and more. If you've been exploring GNM but want the real-life look at what it takes to heal, this is for you! We share stories about:  How understanding that consciousness preceding matter allows us to heal instantaneously Qiddist’s spontaneous and permanent resolution of her chronic tailbone pain via memory recall How to look for our conflicts with softness, rather than grasping and drilling down Freya’s first love “freeze” (motor conflict) that caused the chronic tension in her side, butt and leg Why you can’t trick your brain into a conflict, and how perceptual alchemy o
20/12/20232 hours 12 minutes 23 seconds
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Nuance In Times of War: The Witches Talk Israel and Palestine

Is there space for nuance in a time of war? How do we orient when we hold both colonizer & colonized? What's being missed energetically in the cultural and historical context of this war?  These are questions we (Qiddist and Maura) have been pondering as we metabolize the genocide(s) we are witnessing globally, and in particular of Palestine.  We aren't experts, but we are observers -- in response to the yearning for deeper conversation in our community, we share this conversation with humility and curiosity. We explore topics including: the primal desire to be "good and right," and why we must contend with being "bad and wrong" making sense of our own complicity  unearthing the war(s) inside ourselves how we might move from reaction to right action  why we're pausing for nuance, even (especially?) in times of war  some of
13/12/20231 hour 14 minutes 40 seconds
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Why I'm Not An Abortion Activist: My Origin Story in Reproductive Sovereignty Work

Last year I shared an episode on "my unpopular thoughts on the abortion bans". Since then, I've supported over 70 women in navigating the decision and process of bringing on their bleed. Today, I'm sharing my reflections and takeaways.  I share about: my origin story in reproductive sovereignty work, and my personal potential pregnancy scare what my mother's experience has to do with my path the balance between rejecting credentialism, while honoring education and lineage why I am NOT an abortion activist My three takeaways from the last year of case studies what I believe is needed in stepping onto this medicine path  what led me to start Sovereign Cycles, a mentorship learning program for pregnancy prevention & release work how you can learn with me this year and cultivate your skills! Save your spot in the free live class! <a href= "https://view.flodesk.com/pages/64caed54
10/08/202359 minutes 41 seconds
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Unlearning "Good Girl Programming" and Shifting Patterns Through Nervous System Mobilization With Lindsey Lockett

If you find yourself afraid of disappointing others, stuck in spirals of shame or judgement, or attaching your worth to your goodness, you might have a case of "good girl programming". I chat with Lindsey Lockett, nervous system and trauma educator, about how through tending our nervous system, we can bring awareness to old patterns, and learn how to mobilize into our fullest expression.  We explore:  “Good girl programming” and how it shows up in our nervous system response, and our relationship with other women Lindsey’s evangelical upbringing and its impact on her default responses The “freeze” response versus immobilization, and how it shows up in women Reflective questions for when we get activated <li c
15/03/20231 hour 11 minutes 38 seconds
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The Magic of Cervical Mucus with Chloe Skerlak

20/04/20220
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Re-mothering & The Bio-intelligence of Psoas with Liz Koch

13/04/20220
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Thoughts on Manifestation, Extraction, and Co-Creating with Integrity

04/04/20220
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Wild Mothering with Lenci Satori

04/04/20220
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Embodied Grief and the Womb

Grief lives in the body. This is a simple truth, and yet in our culture, our collective conversation around grief is often focused on the mind, on “moving on,” and on processing in isolation. So how do we truly embody our grief, and stay open-hearted to the gifts it brings?  Today, I share my conversation with Grace Harman, an embodied grief guide (and member of The Womb Room!) Grace brings her experience as a dance/movement therapist, as well as her own experience of grieving her mother, into her work with people as they remember how to bring the body back into grieving and, by extension, into fully living. We talk about the wisdom of our embodied grief, including: Why grief needs witnessing and moving out of our isolated grief culture <span style= "font-we
09/03/20221 hour 3 minutes 17 seconds
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Revolutionizing Your Womb Care: An Introduction to the Womb Room Podcast

Welcome to The Womb Room Podcast, a space for radical female health education, autonomous womb care, and conversations on cultivating a sovereign relationship with your womb. I'm Qiddist Ashe, and I'm a female health educator, birthkeeper, and clinical herbalist. I'm the founder of The Womb Room, and I'm here to support you on the journey to stepping into your power by getting to the root of your pelvic health issues, aligning your life with your cycle, and cultivating a sovereign relationship with your womb. Every week, we’re diving into the real talk we need on periods and menstrual health, unpacking sex, pelvic pain,  and pleasure redefining what nourishment and nutrition mean, and journeying through powerful stories of autonomous birth, do-it-yourself pelvic care, and so much more. If you’re looking for sisterly guidance, radical health education  with a good do
17/08/20212 minutes 14 seconds