Change of program at the beginning of the afternoon for “It starts today”, France 2 preferred to deprogram the number entitled “Healing by freeing ourselves from the wounds of our ancestorsIt must be said that the publication, a few days earlier, of an extract of the program on social media has caused a stir among women with endometriosis and the associations concerned.
A psychogenealogical approach
“There is a sense of guilt that you have inherited […] you inherited from this grandmother or great grandmother who had children, who lost children. And endometriosis, for all those who listen to us: it is a message from our body that tells us that before there was enormous suffering from a person who associated the words “childhood” and “death”. It doesn’t go together, there is a sense of guilt, there is sadness, this is what we have to free “, explains Nathalie Calestrémé in the excerpt that should promote the show.
The personal development specialist thus provided a psychogenealogical explanation to a patient, stating that she had already been told that “endometriosis was first a disease of self-sabotage “.
“Does it bother you that only female illnesses are dealt with through psychotherapy? We act to ensure that endometriosis is taken seriously, not to send women on psychiatric drugs! “, Then retorted the ENDOmind association on Twitter.
The excerpt was quickly deleted from the show’s social networks, but this backlash from the channel wasn’t enough to put out the buzz.
“This kind of speech is misleading for a physical illness that can be serious,” reports AAERS, a scientific research collective on adenomyosis and endometriosis. Then specify that the hypothesis of the inheritance of trauma “is based on very few studies and that, moreover, they have methodological flaws”.
What is endometriosis?
Recall that endometriosis is a chronic gynecological disease that affects about 10% of women. It is characterized by the development of a uterine lining, the endometrium, outside the uterus. These tissues colonize other nearby organs but will continue to be influenced by hormonal changes during each menstrual cycle. Since they cannot be eliminated by menstruation, they induce a local inflammatory reaction.
Diagnosis often occurs late, on average 7 years, patients with endometriosis suffer from misdiagnosis leading to inappropriate management of their symptoms or even worsening of the disease.
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“What’s this porridge on France 2? Frankly, there is enough quackery online not to push anyone into public service. Endometriosis Caused by Our Ancestors’ Guilt Over Miscarriage? Serious ? “For his part, summarizes Tristan Mendès France, associate professor at the University of Paris-Diderot, specialist in conspiracy theories and“ fake news ”.
Marie-Rose Galès, author of the book Endometriosis my lovefor its part, it evokes a “sectarian drift” and trusts that it has kidnapped the Miviludes (Interministerial Mission of supervision and fight against sectarian drifts) and Arcom (the former CSA) to ask for the program not to be broadcast.
Faced with this news, France 2 sent a message to the complainants this Monday afternoon stating that the channel “has decided to deprogram this program”. “Why did they choose a different way of living?“is instead the theme on air.
Certainly deprogramming but only for this D-day, he specifies The Parisian. Contacted by our colleagues, the France Télévisions group actually makes sure that “it allows itself time to re-elaborate the program with the production” but therefore does not abandon a possible broadcast.