Optimal Health After Hysterectomy



 For Every Woman Who Needs to Know and Every Women's Wellness Professional Serving the Hysterectomy Patient

At the most recent calculation, 1.2 million women a year underwent a Hysterectomy procedure worldwide.  With a figure of 55,000 in the UK and just over 500,000 in the USA.  Why women undergo this procedure is as varied as the woman to whom the procedure is being applied.  From Ectopic pregnancies to Uterine Fibroids, Endometriosis to Cervical Cancer, the female ailments that precede the need for  Hysterectomy are usually highly challenging in themselves and many women undergo Hysterectomy as a theoretical 'final solution' to chronic and life-disrupting issues only to find that there is also an additional toll to be paid during the recovery period and for many years after.  For many women, although Hysterectomy alleviates their most pressing health issues, in the immediate and long-term recovery period, the removal the reproductive organs actually acts as a catalyst to range of, sometimes life-threatening conditions such as Osteoporosis, heart disease, pelvic organ prolapse, bowel dysfunction and Metabolic Syndrome.  

So, unlike other surgical procedures, the expected short-term recovery issues are generally compounded by the unexpected and confusing long-term physical and emotional fallout due to gross endocrine disruption.  Unfortunately, this imbalance and the sometime debilitating accompanying negative symptoms can easily last for many years and even decades into the rest of woman's life.

Hysterectomy is of course, one of many female health taboo subjects....it traditionally happens to older women who historically have been 'non-complainers' and not been strong advocates for their later-life health.  For many, Hysterectomy is something that is 'done' to them without a clear understanding of the actual procedure or the short and long term implications for their ongoing health.

There is, however, a sea change, women are finding their voice, asking questions and insisting on answers.  And thanks to the internet and the democratization of information regarding the procedure, women are starting to become their own health advocates.  BUT, there is still work to be done to improve education on the procedures themselves and how best to recover plus clear directions on the potential for ongoing health challenges that women may experience due to the procedure, sometimes for the rest of their lives.  Information regarding Hormone Therapy, bone health, sexual function and so many other issues also need to be clearly explained so that women are prepared  and indeed can take steps to offset these health issues through specific nutrition and lifestyle protocols.  Ultimately, women need to know that there is life, hope, and wellness after Hysterectomy and that there are great information and sources of support for their onward journey. 

The sole purpose of this course is to provide a 1-stop portal for evidence-based, heavily researched up-to-date, woman-centered information and education on all the key 'big rocks' of Hysterectomy before the procedure, in the short-term post the procedure and way into their futures so that no woman who has access to this information need ever go to a consultation, into a surgery or suffer symptoms under prepared, under-educated and feeling disempowered.

Your Tutor:  Michelle Lyons


 Michelle Lyons is a Global Women’s Health Physiotherapist and Physiotherapy Educator based in Ireland that EVERYONE should know if they are working in the world of Women’s Wellness.  The term Women’s Health Physiotherapist although wonderful doesn’t actually cover even a 10th of Michelle’s scope of practice, knowledge and teaching which includes Female Cancers, Menopause, Bone Health, Herbalism, Pelvic Health, Aromatherapy, Mindfulness, Integrative Nutrition…..and the list goes on.  Her knowledge base is both extremely wide and deep and her contribution to this Online Workshop, quite simply elevates it to being ESSENTIAL INFORMATION FOR THE LIFE OF EVERY WOMAN!  You can find out more about Michelle here.

Your Tutor: Jenny Burrell

Jenny's HeadshotJenny Burrell is the Head of Burrell Education and with nearly 20 years dedicated to the fitness, soft-tissue therapy, nutrition of and wellness of the Ante Post Natal woman, Jenny reached out to Michelle Lyons with her extensive knowledge of Mid-Life women's wellness to see if a collaboration educate both the woman considering and experiencing Hysterectomy would be possible.  As a woman who has undergone the Hysterectomy procedure, Jenny experienced first hand the lack or information prior to and after the procedure and dedicated herself to one day creating education for other women so that they would have vital and empowering information that was easy to access in order for them to become better advocates for their own health at such a pivitol time in their life.  You can find out more about Jenny here.

What's included in the course?

Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4

1.  The Anatomy and Physiology of Hysterectomy

2.  Current Global Statistics

3.  The various types of Hysterectomy surgeries and the implications for recover and complications

4.  The reasons for Hysterectomy

5.  The alternatives to Hysterectomy

6. How to prepare for and what to ask you doctor at your ‘exploring having Hysterectomy’ meeting

7. How to prepare for and what to ask you doctor at the ‘deciding to have a Hysterectomy’ meeting

8. Hysterectomy and ‘forced’ Menopause – The potential fallout (short and long term) and implications for about pelvic, bone and heart health

9. Becoming your own Hysterectomy Heroine and Midlife Health Advocate

10.  Heart and soul preparation for the surgery and the 'new version' of you


1.  Supportive nutrition and lifestyle before and healing nutrition and lifestyle after surgery

2.  Nutrition to support your connective tissue health in the short and long term

3.  Preparing for your procedure and hospital stay

4.  Offsetting potential post Hysterectomy alignment changes especially the effects on Diaphragm function because of peri-operative positioning

5.  Early days post procedure self-care strategies for lifting, sleeping, bowel health, constipation and surgery gas

6.  Leaving the hospital, removal of stitches and beginning your healing journey at home

7.  Your post-procedure support system – asking and getting help at home

1.  Simple soft tissue/self-massage and stretches to relieve post-operative aches and pains

2.  The short and long-term impact of scar tissue and adhesions caused by surgery and how to optimize lymphatic and visceral function

3.  Choosing the best style of exercise to support your new pelvic health status.

4.  Pelvic floor safe, bone strengthening, cardio-protective, alignment focussed movement for life.

5.  Restoring ‘Intrinsic Core Synergy’ and releasing scar tissue to optimize core function.

Hysterectomy Stories + Vital Resources

Real life testimonials of women's Hysterectomy stories, their no holds barred journies to and through Hysterectomy.  One of the greatest gifts we can give each other as women is the gift of community and sharing during this process.  In many cases, many of the fears and concerns about this procedure can be lessened by simply knowing that we're not alone and this part of the education hopes to give you a insight into the journey of real women in a bid to bring hope and clarity to those with questions.  Ultimately, you are NEVER alone in this procedure and it is exactly that, a procedure.....it need not become your identity.

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What previous candidates have to say about Optimal Health After Hysterectomy

I took this course to be able to help my sister who is undergoing a hysterectomy. Having done it I feel so empowered to help other woman to make the right decisions towards what they have done and how to prepare themselves for the operation and the post op stage. This should be available to all women and I'm hoping to start doing some workshops locally to spread my knowledge!

~Tanya James, Mother Massage

c5a3816-200x300It's always great to be able to follow these courses in your own time, online and have access to the material continuously.

The content was fantastic - very specific to an area of women's health so over looked.

As I already work in women's wellness and am increasingly focusing on the peri-menopausal and menopausal women, investing in this course was a 'no-brainer', especially as I already haold Burrell Education in very high regard.

The dedicated information and ongoing support means I feel really well equipped to help women both before and after hysterectomy with lifestyle help in terms of nutrition, self care and practical planning. After surgery, to be able to offer a dedicated programme of progressive exercise, empowering them in their post surgical journey is wonderful. Thanks so much Jenny and Michelle.

~ Kate Smart

s-parkerLike most women of my age (i’m 54), I’m undergoing deep physiological changes which have been happening over the course of the last 15 years. Sometimes those changes were challenging, but not what I would call problematic or a health concern. My mother, and most of my contemporary’s mothers, who went through similar perimenopausal changes, were generally given a simple option: to have a hysterectomy since they were “done with all that.” I think women of my generation are more likely to question such a suggestion but I don’t think that we are getting better answers. We might hesitate before committing to surgery or search for alternative therapies for our needs, but there is a gap in good information, especially if the decision to have surgery goes forward. This course filled in so many of the gaps! It gave me a clearer way to advise women that have had hysterectomy on how to understand the changes they are experiencing. How to encourage healing: physically, hormonally, and emotionally as well as how to accept change in a positive way. If you are a health or wellness professional, this course is well worth it! Jenny and Michelle were absolute gold mines of information; but also the testimonials of women who chose to have a hysterectomy and gave perspective to the wide range of outcomes, were priceless.

Sandy Parker
On The Path Yoga