Going gently through the Menopause


The Menopause could be seen a transition to a positive new phase in life. It is a time to reclaim yourself. Perhaps after years of taking care of others and ignoring your own emotions. Hence, It is a time to focus on what you want from life. What you are passionate about?. Who you are?. Furthermore, it is a time  to reflect on what is or isn’t working in your life.

A positive new phase in Life

Embrace this time of healing and transformation.  Enjoy a new sense of freedom and an opportunity to take up new challenges. This can be your most radiant phase. Filled with self-knowledge and confidence.  Admirable women such as Helen Mirren, Meryl Streep and Judy Dench have defied the stereotypes and helped shift our attitudes to the menopause.

Menopausal Symptoms

The symptoms of menopause are hot flushes, disturbed sleep, mood swings, vaginal dryness, loss of libido and weight gain.  So it is especially important to discover ways to reduce these with a little help and a lot of self-care.

It seems HRT can produce unpleasant side effects form headaches to heartburn. This leads to many women to search for alternatives.

Hypnotherapy offers a safe, simple and effective alternative to hormonal and pharmaceutical therapies. Hypnosis is one of the few treatments backed by solid evidence that it works, the Northern American Menopause Society (NAMS) advises.

Research on Hypnosis for menopause

While many studies have looked at the mind-body connection and how thought processes can produce significant changes in physical experiences within the body. A study posted in the Journal Menopause, was the first proper trial to look at hypnosis as a method for helping to control hot flushes.

The reports suggest that hypnosis is uniquely effective in alleviating the symptoms of menopause. Therefore, it can be a positive addition to lifestyle changes and nutritional advice. Dr. Janet Carpenter, North American Menopause Society.

Hot flushes originate in the brain; therefore the mind is able to influence the body. The study at Baylor University, involved specifically picturing images associated with coolness during hypnotherapy. This had a dramatic decrease in hot flushes. The study revealed that hot flushes were reduced by up to 68%.

Research carried out in Canada, published in Women’s Health, reported that in just 4 weeks, hypnosis significantly reduced the frequency, duration and severity of hot flushes. In addition, the hypnosis improved sleep, reduced insomnia and improved the women’s general quality of life.

Hypnosis for menopause

Hypnotherapy can help women through this transitional period, as it can effectively address accompanying factors such as self-confidence, increasing anxiety and feelings of anger.

Furthermore, the challenges of menopause come at what is already a stressful time in people’s lives. Events such as taking care of ageing parents, concern for children that have left the nest and younger workers angling for your job, can lead you to feeling stuck. Coaching with hypnotherapy can provide an opportunity to explore ways of making changes in your life.  Helping to guide you positively through this new stage in a women’s life.

In addition, you will discover simple methods to manage your symptoms. Techniques such as imagining the control room of your mind, so you turn down the body thermostat to stop yourself from overheating and sweating.

If you would like to gain more balance and feel relaxed, calm and happy, please contact me for a free
consultation. Alternatively, make an appointment at Stillpoint practice in Sheffield.

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