Using Mindfulness to Thrive During Difficult Times – Audio Presentation for the Pudendal Neuralgia Association (

4D Coping Skills List:

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

milspaw-mbsr-cd-cover These guided meditations combine the evidence-based research on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction with Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Hypnosis techniques to bring you a variety of meditations that help guide your mind and body into a relaxed, peaceful state. This CD is a great gift for anyone looking to reduce stress or manage chronic pain. Available on iTunes, and


Also – check out Dr. Milspaw’s NEW audio CD “Guided Meditations for 4-D Healing”. This audio CD walks you through the 4-D Wheel, utilizing Neurolinguistic Programming, metaphors and symbolism to create fast, long-lasting change.

Helpful Resources for Love, Connection, and a Sexual Wellbeing

Recommended Books:

  • “Spirit-Centered Relationships” by Gay and Kathleen Hendricks – a mindfulness-based approach to being present with yourself and your partner. Learning to listen to each other without needing to defend, rebut, and/or fix.
  • All books by Gina Ogden, PhD, including the ones below
  • “Hold Me Tight” by Sue Johnson – explores the science behind attachment theory and helps us understand why we sometimes push away those that are closest to us.

ABCs of Love and Sex by Gina Ogden

“ABCs of Love and Sex” by Gina Ogden
Available on
 The Heart and Soul of Sex by Gina Ogden, PhD
“The Heart and Soul of Sex” by Gina Ogden, PhD
Dr. Gina Ogden presents the 4-D Wheel approach to healing “the heart and soul of sex”. The 4-D Wheel provides a holistic therapeutic approach to healing.
Nutrition and Health Coaching with Dr. Laura Ricci, DPT


Laura Ricci, DPT, is a pelvic floor physical therapist and Certified Women’s Health and Functional Nutrition Coach. Dr. Laura specializes in working with women coping with chronic pelvic and sexual pain disorders, cancer, and chronic illness.
Contact Dr. Laura at:
Visit her website:
Dr. Laura’s Instagram account: TXPTNutritionCoach

Helpful Resources for Chronic Pelvic, Genital, and Sexual Pain
Informational Websites & Organizations:
  • – Educational DVD for pelvic & sexual pain
  • – American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists
  • – Great resource for books, articles, and research on sexual health and wellness
  • – International Pelvic Pain Society
  • – Interstitial Cystitis Association
  • – Pudendal Neuralgia information and resources
  • – National Vulvodynia Association
  • – Neuro-Orthopeadic Institute of Australia – one of the world’s leaders in understanding the neurobiology of pain and trauma. Check out their book “Explain Pain” and “Painful Yarns”.
  • International Pelvic Pain Society:
  •’s Pelvic Pain page:
  • Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder
  • P.U.R.E. H.O.P.E. — Pelvic & Urological Resources and Education:
General Pain Sites
Sexual Health

unnamedThe Pelvic Messenger is an international Blogtalk Radio Show providing live and recorded interviews with experts in the field of chronic pelvic and sexual pain. The Pelvic Messenger is managed by Dr. Alexandra Milspaw and Amy Stein, DPT from Beyond Basics Physical Therapy in New York City. Visit the Pelvic Messenger website to learn about the most up-to-date research on chronic pelvic pain treatments.

pain-down-there-dvd-coverHealing the Pain Down There: A Guide for Females with Persistent Genital and Sexual Pain

Copyright 2013 Educational DVD featuring Robert J. Echenberg, MD, Alexandra T. Milspaw, PhD, LPC, Karen Liberi, PT, and Stephanie Yeager. Great for patients and providers alike! Now available at
Interstitial Cystitis Association
Interstitial Cystitis Association
Visit for the most up-to-date resources on IC or Painful Bladder Syndrome. Be sure to check out their blog and upcoming events!
Soul Source
Soul Source
Visit to view and purchase silicone dilator sets, which help with pelvic and sexual pain disorders. Please speak with your physician and physical therapist for guidance on how to use these devices properly safely.
Heal Pelvic Pain by Amy Stein
Heal Pelvic Pain by Amy Stein
This book is the best around for at-home exercises to stretch and relax the pelvic floor muscles. These exercises are helpful for abdominal and pelvic pain disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome, IC, hip injuries, low back injuries, and more. Consult a physician and physical therapist for all medical concerns. Available on
Healing Painful Sex by Deborah Coady, MD and Nancy Fish, LCSW
Healing Painful Sex by Deborah Coady, MD and Nancy Fish, LCSW
This book is thorough, educational, and easy to read. I recommend this book to all who are seeking answers and understanding regarding their pelvic and sexual pain. Available on
V-Magic Organic Healing Balm
V-Magic Organic Healing Balm
This organic balm is helpful for all lips and skin irritations. Available at medicine
Your Pace Yoga by Dustienne Miller
Your Pace Yoga by Dustienne Miller
The best DVD on the market for beginner and intermediate yoga students and practitioners seeking relief from pelvic pain disorders.
Noxicare Natural Pain Relief
Noxicare Natural Pain Relief
Homeopathic and natural cream that eases nerve pain relief. Clients of mine with chronic pain recommend to try this! Available on
Healing Through Chronic Pain by Mary Ruth Velicki, MS, DPT
Healing Through Chronic Pain by Mary Ruth Velicki, MS, DPT
This is a recommended reading for clients and professionals alike. Mary shares her story of healing from chronic pain along with her insights and knowledge on multiple disciplines within the healing world, including physical therapy, meditation, Reiki, and more! Check out her website:
Amy Stein, DPT, presents Healing Pelvic and Abdominal Pain DVD
Amy Stein, DPT, presents Healing Pelvic and Abdominal Pain DVD
The is a helpful guide for home practice to healing pelvic and abdominal pain associated with irritable bowel syndrome, painful bladder syndrome, pelvic floor dysfunction, post-pregnancy, and other diagnoses. Please see your medical provider for any medical concerns.