Leslie Carol Botha WHE
Women’s Health Consultant
Botha has been involved in holistic health and prevention for over 30 years. She is a graduate of the National Institute of Whole Health whose educational model is based on wellness and the integration of mind, body, and spirit. She has spent most of her career educating women and men about body literacy. Botha is a sought after speaker and has presented her seminal research at many conferences over the years. Her platform focuses the need for menstrual cycle evaluation in all medical and psychological interventions for women of all ages.
Botha has consulted with the Focus for Health Foundation on women’s health and is currently the Program Director for Early Intervention and Education for the Gia Allemand Foundation for PMDD where she will be developing workshops and curriculums on reproductive mental health issues for at-risk teens.
She is the co-author of Understanding Your Mind, Mood, and Hormone Cycle (2013) -a primer on the vital functionality of endocrine health and mental health. She is a member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research and an advisory board member for the Cycles Research Institute. Botha also sat on the Board of Directors for the National Association for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (NAPMDD) now the Gia Allemand Foundation.
Her research is also featured in a book entitled: The World According to Cycles- How Recurring Forces Can Predict the Future and Change Your Life by Samuel A. Schreiner, Jr., published by Skyhorse Publishing, New York City, 2009. Schreiner has noted that Botha is “…one of the most prominent twenty-first century natural cycle thinkers.”
In 2014, Botha’s work was included in a book entitled: Teenage Girls: The Guide for Health, Wellness & Self Esteem, by Professional Woman Publishing.
In 2015, Botha’s work was published in an anthology of writings by feminist spiritualists entitled: She Rises: Why Goddess Feminism, Activism and Spirituality? She Rises puts forth ever-unfolding patterns of feminist thoughts, experiences, and visions expressed through a variety of works including short writings, poems, essays, artworks, and research papers.
Botha’s passion has been working with at-risk youth (13-17) and educational programs on body literacy and empowerment to prevent self-destructive behaviors and suicidal ideation. Her work with young women in helping them understand the connection between their mind, mood, and hormone cycles has become internationally recognized by researchers and educators.