Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist
Clinical and Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist
Really?! Say that to a woman in the middle of a raging hot flush, sweating, heart racing and praying no one will notice. If you’re struggling to feel calm but your brains been hijacked… ‘natural transition’, laughably, doesn’t seem to quite cover it.
Accepting the facts, taking control
The hard truth about being menopausal is that it can make everyday life a challenge. Acknowledging the power of our hormones is often misunderstood and certainly underestimated. When not in balance, hormones effect how we look, feel, think, and behave.
Accepting being menopausal is not the same as accepting that we are ageing. We really do have far more influence over our menopause journey than we are led to believe. With guidance, women can find ways to navigate their menopause in ways that work for them.
The unspoken truth about the menopause
The fact is, menopause happens to every woman, and time can be lost in the ‘I’m menopausal’ mind-set. There is light at the end of the tunnel; it is possible to feel good again. Changing the way we think about the menopause is the first step. The menopause is still one of those subjects around which there is a conspiracy of silence, the workplace being one of them. Women going through this life stage often are unable to mention the ‘M’ word for fear of being judged incompetent or ‘unprofessional’.
Menopause is far more than hot flushes, night sweats, and mood swings. The menopause transition can be a challenging time in a woman’s life, as many do not understand what is happening to them.
Accepting being menopausal is not the same as accepting that we are ageing. We really do have far more influence over our menopause journey than we are led to believe.
Professional support through the menopause transition
This is where wellbeing professionals and therapists can play a key supporting role. Menopause is rarely, if ever, addressed in therapy training, highlighting the need of more therapists to step forward and be aware of how the menopause impacts on not just the individual, but also on the family.
Wellbeing professionals and therapists need to be made more aware of the menopause’s effects and how they can incorporate this knowledge into their work, especially regarding how sexual changes impact relationships. Wellbeing professionals and therapists are ideally placed to offer support and guidance through the menopause transition when they are able to recognise these hormonal shifts.
Wellbeing professionals and therapists can support clients with many areas of menopausal issues, hot flushes, anxiety, lack of stamina, loss of libido, lack of sleep, night sweats etc.
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