Living in Luteal

A HOLISTIC TRANSFORMATIONAL PROGRAM FOR PMDD

There are four phases that every single one of us that experiences a menstruating cycle:
menstruation, follicular phase, ovulation and the luteal phase.


The luteal phase is the most misunderstood and mismanaged phase in our cycle. Why?


After ovulation, the luteal phase begins and the progesterone hormone peaks in us.
while this hormone is actively working in our body it is also engaging our brain, as this happens it creates a massive shift in our awareness during our cycle.


These massive hormonal shifts during these days take you on a plummeting dive and we have no other choice but to look at mirror of our souls. We watch and witness the chaos, the turbulence, the disruption and destruction, in the mirrors reflection you see the spinning rage, the darkened sadness, severe reactiveness to rejection, restless anxiety, endless self loathing thoughts, insomnia and insatiable hunger.

These turbulent waters are so disruptive that you are unable to ignore that there is a deep turmoil within that needs to be rescued and healed, deeply we hear, the longing…that no will rescue you other than you. 


We bare witness to our humanity, to our divine design that there is an unmet need. That anchored belief, the origin of pain, has now made its surface, manifested in your symptoms, creating a reoccurring wreckage in your life.

But finally, you are ready to take that deep dive. The darkness needs not to be feared, because we were created to be pure beings of light and know at the deepest level your own self-worth.






Through your Living in Luteal journey, we will step into the dark deep waters of misinterpretation and misunderstanding, into those beliefs that reveal when and how it all went wrong, we will chase down the origin of pain and we will create an intentional space where true healing will emerge and the pains of the past will be gone away forever. 






During the Luteal phase, your inner autumn, it naturally asks you to reflect, to pause and reevaluate your inventory within, but with PMDD, the symptoms hinder and prevent you to understand and its seem impossible to address the issue or root. With the powerful method of Rapid Transformational Therapy, RTT, we will have entry to its origin. 







In this session of safety, you will stand in observance to what unmet need requires adjustment, where it could use alignment and discover the root behind it all, requiring a new belief system, a complete clearing out. 








The end result?
The emergence of a passionate, liberated, empowered, and fully alive you - a vibrant energy ready to live out a new powerful story for yourself and for our world.







2 1:1 in-depth menstrual and symptomatic analysis 

1 Pre-recorded hypnosis recording to prepare for your transformation experience 

2 Rapid Transformational Therapy sessions in sync with your cycle 

2 Personalized hypnosis recordings

1 RTT / Command Cell Therapy & Healing Vortex Session coordinating with your cycle in your Luteal Phase

1 Command Cell Therapy & Healing Vortex Audio recording 

1:1 Weekly coaching check in calls

Weekly engaging exercises to understand the way the mind works and to support ongoing healing

A comprehensive approach on “Embracing your Inner Seasons - Understanding your Menstrual Cycle”

Access to the private Facebook group “Living in Luteal”

Email support throughout the duration of the program


A Transformational Holistic Program for PMDD 


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Living in Luteal

"Rachel’s ‘Living in Luteal’ program was life changing. Having struggled with PMDD for so many years, I am amazed at how quickly I was able to let it all go. There was definitely an extra level of comfort I had with Rachel given she has also healed from PMDD, which is typically not the case with other professionals. She is so knowledgeable and has such a calm and supportive energy. I can not recommend her enough!!"

Amy Feldhacker


Testimonials

"I honestly don’t even know where to begin when it comes to expressing my gratitude for Rachel! I’ve been working with Rachel for the past four months in her Living in Luteal program and to say it’s changed my life is an understatement!

I had no idea what PMDD was up until a few months prior to finding Rachel. I have been dealing with pretty severe PMDD symptoms for most of my life but I I didn’t know what it was from. Thankfully I came across a week long PMDD summit that was taking place on F.B. I watched every single interview with many different PMDD experts but as soon as I saw Rachel‘s interview I knew she was the person I needed to reach out to!

Honestly I was a little bit hesitant and nervous though because I was really scared it wouldn’t work for me because so many things I have tried in the past have failed.
I decided to listen to my gut instead and start the program with Rachel! Thank goodness I did because at the beginning of the program I was not in a good place at all. I was depressed, angry, hopeless, filled with fear, fatigued, binge eating and had zero confidence just to name a few.

Today I have done a complete 180! I have so much energy, so positive, and my confidence has been restored! I owe this all to Rachel! I no longer have any of my PMDD symptoms plus she has helped me in so many other areas of my life! I am forever grateful and I’m looking forward to continue to work with her in the future! She Is the kindest most caring person I’ve ever met! A true healer! Thank you Rachel❤️❤️"

April Nygaard


"Rachel, you are literal earth angel. Thank you! Rachel is doing a phenomenal work for the PMDD community! I consider Rachel a friend, healer and a resource for those suffering with PMDD. A big shout out to Rachel for facilitating a space for healing and for providing the tools necessary to manage and combat PMDD."

 E.L. - Living in Luteal client 


"Life changing! Working with Rachel was an incredible healing experience. The sessions were very deep that addressed the root pain of my PMDD. I am now PMDD free! I highly recommend working her to anyone who is still suffering."

N.B. - Living in Luteal client 


Testimonials

"I spent a decade trying to find a diagnosis. I didn’t want to keep living with chronic pain and fatigue. And it was robbing me of so much. Finally finding out I had PMDD and gaining the knowledge that there was a treatment that could set me free brought tears to my eyes. Hope finally returned. 4 months later, after completing Rachel’s program I just had my first luteal phase symptom free in over a decade… I can’t begin to explain how amazing this is. My relationships with my kids are better, I’m active, I have interests in my hobbies again, I have energy for life! There is hope. There is healing for PMDD."

Holly Remaly


Learn more about PMDD

PMDD stands for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

Approximately 5.5% of women and AFAB individuals around the world have PMDD during their reproductive years. That’s about 1 in 20. The actual number is estimated to be even higher, but many women may not come forward regarding their concerns because of fear of stigmatization.

PMDD can begin at any time during the reproductive life cycle - for some it begins at puberty and for others it may not become evident until perimenopause. It is a suspected cellular disorder in the brain with symptoms often worsening over time and sometimes worsening around reproductive events such as menarche, pregnancy, birth, miscarriage, and perimenopause.

There is currently no blood test or saliva test to diagnose PMDD. PMDD is diagnosed through careful symptom tracking alongside your menstrual cycle for at least two cycles. Discovering RTT became my lifeline and now as a trained and certified hypnotherapist, it is my life’s calling, to heal the broken hearted and to release the light in those bound by the dark. 

Emotional Symptoms

Mood/emotional changes (e.g., mood swings, feeling suddenly sad or tearful, or increased sensitivity to rejection)

Rage, irritability, anger, or increased interpersonal conflicts

Depressed mood, feelings of hopelessness, feeling worthless or guilty

Anxiety, tension, or feelings of being keyed up or on edge

Feeling overwhelmed or out of control
Difficulty concentrating, focusing, or thinking; brain fog

Tiredness or low-energy

Changes in appetite, food cravings, or overeating

Hypersomnia (excessive sleepiness) or insomnia (trouble falling or staying asleep)

Decreased interest in usual activities (e.g., work, school, friends, hobbies)

Physical Symptoms

Breast tenderness or swelling

Joint or muscle pain

Bloating or weight gain

These symptoms occur during the week or two before menstruation during the luteal phase and go away within a few days after bleeding begins. A diagnosis of PMDD requires the presence of at least five of these symptoms.


Patients waited an average of 12 years for an accurate diagnosis of PMDD (i.e., about 12 years of misdiagnosis before PMDD was diagnosed) 

Patients saw an average of 6.15 providers before receiving a diagnosis of PMDD 

90% of those with PMDD are thought to be undiagnosed. 9

Those with PMDD are at increased risk for suicidal behavior.

85% of individuals with PMDD experience thoughts of suicide 

30% of individuals with PMDD have attempted suicide (compared to approximately 10% of individuals with depression who attempt suicide) 

Barriers to Diaagnosis

PMDD & Suicide

Impact on Relationships and Work

42.7% of those with children report problems with parenting due to PMDD

10.5% report that they felt completely unable to parent during PMDD

16.8% report having lost a job due to PMDD


About half of individuals with PMDD report losing an intimate partner relationship due to PMDD

98% feel PMDD puts a significant strain on their current intimate partner relationship

97% feel PMDD places a significant strain on their family relationships



Approximately


in the United States

4 million


Approximately


in the United Kingdom

1 million


Approximately


of reproductive age
in every region or country

5.5% women/AFAB individuals

How many people are affected?

This condition can no longer be dismissed as PMS, or ignored for fear of the regression of women's rights. To do so, is to disadvantage a significant proportion of the female population, who with accurate diagnosis and better access to appropriate treatment and support, have the potential to live productive lives. 


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Early analyses of the 2018 Global Survey of Premenstrual Disorders (GSPD) by University of Illinois-Chicago and IAPMD
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