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This section has recordings, podcasts and presentations from our staff and contributors. The podcasts are listed in reverse chronological order, with the most recent recordings at the top and older recordings further down.
Please note that all the links to podcasts, MP3s and transcripts which appear in the body of this page will open in a new browser window. This allows you to keep more than one link open at the same time, so that if so desired, you can follow video or audio podcasts or MP3s using the transcripts, where these are available.
Happy viewing and listening!
Podcast 11 - Supporting people living with lichen planus: a presentation given by Bridie Nelson
A live recording of a presentation given by lichen planus and vulvodynia patient Bridie Nelson at the VPS Super Workshop in London on 9 May 2015. As always, any audience interaction and Q & A has been edited out.
Podcast 10 - First hand account - Having a vestibulectomy: a presentation given by Alexandra Black
Short online slide presentation with audio which was given by Alexandra Black at the VPS Super Workshop in London on 9 May 2015. This is a patient's account of her experience of having a vestibulectomy (vulval surgery) for vestibulodynia. The Q & A with the audience which followed the talk has not been included.
Podcast 9 - Psychosexual interventions for vulval pain: a presentation given by Kate Moyle
A live recording of a presentation given by psychosexual therapist Kate Moyle at the VPS Super Workshop in London on 9 May 2015. Please note that although individual audience questions have been edited out, some of the speaker's responses to these have been included in the podcast.
Podcast 8 - Don't be in two minds about pain: Integrating your conscious and unconscious minds to alleviate pain: a presentation given by Sheren Gaulbert
A live recording of a two-part presentation given by Sheren Gaulbert, Cognitive Hypnotherapist/Pain Relief Specialist/Behavioural Change Therapist, at the VPS Super Workshop in London on 11 May 2013. As with the other Super Workshop podcasts, audience questions and answers have been cut out from the presentation.
NB - As Part I of this presentation involved some brief practical cognitive exercises for the audience, and Part II included a group exercise in self-hypnosis, both of the MP3 files have a number of moments of silence. These are usually deliberate pauses by the speaker to allow the audience to reflect or engage in other cognitive exercises, and do not indicate problems with the MP3 recording. Feel free to pause with the speaker, engage in the exercises, or fast forward as best suits you.
Listen online to entire VPS Podcast 8 - Don't be in two minds about pain: Integrating your conscious and unconscious minds to alleviate pain: a presentation given by Sheren Gaulbert (1 hr 1 min 6 secs)
Podcast 7 - Psychological impact and therapy for vulval pain: a presentation given by Reena Shah
A live recording of a presentation given by Dr Reena Shah, Clinical Psychologist, at the VPS Super Workshop in London on 11 May 2013. As with Podcast 6, interaction with the audience such as questions and answers has been cut out from the presentation.
Podcast 6 - Vulval conditions and the new NHS: a presentation given by David Nunns
A live recording of a presentation given by Dr David Nunns at the VPS Super Workshop in London on 11 May 2013. Please note that any interaction with the audience, such as questions and answers, has been cut out from the presentation.
Podcast 5 - Vulvodynia: a podcast lecture by David Nunns
An online presentation with audio about vulvodynia by Dr David Nunns. Please note that some slides show gynaecological photography and images.
Podcast 5 should now be viewable from computers or smartphones, but please let us know if you have any problems.
Podcast 4 - Presentation by Helen Forth
A live recording of the presentation Helen Forth, Lead Physiotherapist - Women's Health, Royal Free Hospital, London gave at the VPS Super Workshop in London in December 2010. Any comments made by the audience have been edited and cut out from the presentation. This online presentation is accompanied by Helen's Powerpoint slides and diagrams.
Podcasts 4 and 5 should now be playable from both computers and smartphones. However, if you have any problems with accessing either of these online presentations, please get in touch with us at the VPS so that we can help resolve the difficulty.
Podcast 3 - A partner's perspective
The partner of a woman with long-term vulval pain talks to Sally Turner about managing the condition from a partner's perspective. (The partners Yahoo group mentioned in this podcast is currently inactive, but may be relaunched in the future, so please check the VPS site for news).
Podcast 2 - Ruth Hallam-Jones and Juliet Grayson in conversation
Featuring sex therapists Ruth Hallam-Jones and Juliet Grayson in conversation with Sally Turner, following a talk and presentation given to the London Vulval Pain Support Group on Saturday 31 July 2010. Topics covered include current research, treatments and products that may be useful in the management of vulval pain. Please note that the views expressed herein are those of the participants and do not necessarily represent the views of the VPS.
Podcast 1 - Help and information from David Nunns
Recorded in 2009, this audio features David Nunns giving help and information on the subject of vulval pain. Sally Turner asks the questions.