A Deeper Dive Part One: The Emotional Impact of Lipedema:
Navigating a Challenging Pathway

Description: EVENT: October 21-23, 2022 - Lipedema & Lymphedema: Heart to Heart, A Collaborative 3-Day Virtual Event. LE&RN Discount Link A Deeper Dive Part One: The Emotional Impact of Lipedema: Navigating a Challenging Pathway Presenters: Catherine Seo, PhD, Veronica Rodriguez, DPT, CLT-LANA ● deep dive into the emotional landscape ● learning to identify feelings and emotional states ● learning to recognize the impact on behavior ● learning to let go ● issues/loss of mobility and independence ● sympathetic, parasympathetic ANS, polyvagal ● learning to let go of the emotions impacting self-esteem, image, identity DESCRIPTION Our understanding of lipedema has revolutionized over the last decade through research and clinical experience, but most especially by the awakening of women themselves to the realities of lipedema and related lymphatic/fat disorders. The emotional impact of living with a chronic and visibly disfiguring disorder can seem unsurmountable. During this symposium, we introduce simple tools for understanding the complexities we live with including media’s impact on women’s body image & identity, emotional mapping, self-regulation, empathy, the integration of body/mind/spirit, and the power of social connection in community. We invite you to explore self-compassion, self-acceptance, self-loving, and connection in the presence of the challenges that these diseases bring. September 1 presentation is Part One of a Deeper Dive into the generally unspoken pain that most of us with lymphatic diseases experience on a daily basis. On October 6th we will present Part Two of a Deeper Dive into the power of social connection in creating a healing environment that can offer tools for living powerfully every day. You can embrace living your best life with lipedema and lymphedema.

About the speaker: Catherine Seo, PhD is the Founder & CEO of Lipedema Simplified & The Lipedema Project, Inc., course director for MasterClass: Beyond Lipedema, and a professor of psychology. She produced and directed the documentary, The Disease They Call FAT, and was one of the co-authors of the book, Lipedema-The Disease They Call FAT: An Overview for Clinicians. Dr. Seo’s research focuses on empowering women who experience the distortions of body image and the role of nutrition in treating lipedema. She holds a doctorate in Psychology with a concentration in Media. She has lipedema, lymphedema, and has struggled with obesity. She has dedicated over 40 years to learning and teaching how to bring knowledge, compassion, and humor to living with a chronic condition. Veronica Rodrigues, DPT, CLT-LANA is physical therapist with over thirty years of experience treating musculoskeletal dysfunction with holistic manual techniques and neuromuscular education.  A LANA certified lymphedema specialist, her practice focuses on treating clients AFTER acute stage and hospital based physical therapy. Therapeutic treatment focuses on individualized client assessment,  integrative lifestyle medicine, and education in 5 pillars of lymphatic care:  skin care, manual lymphatic drainage, compression, exercise, general nutrition, and exercise. Veronica also has a certificate in Integrative Lifestyle Medicine through The Living Well Institute. She applies a holistic approach in helping individuals to manage chronic conditions and engage in a full life. Veronica is a Wellness Coach with Lipedema Simplified.