Course dates: February 1st – 29th March. Tuesday evenings 6.30 – 8.30pm
“I feel more accepting toward my body and what’s happening to it. Before it was like all these barriers were up. And it was frightening experience. Now, those hot sweats have become less prominent and I feel okay when they do come…”
A new, online pioneering course aimed at peri-menopausal, and menopausal women.
Menopause is not just hot flushes and weight gain. There is a whole host of physiological and psychological symptoms, and not every woman’s experience will be the same. For many women, the physiological symptoms can be difficult to cope with, while others see a deterioration in mental health with increased levels of anxiety, or a drop in mood. It does not help that this time of life can often be accompanied by additional life stresses, such as caring for elderly parents, divorce or teenage children.
On this eight-week course, we will cover some of the signs and symptoms of peri-menopause/menopause, and give you a greater understanding of the importance of managing stress at this time of life. We will be focusing on using mindfulness meditation, mindful movement, relaxation and breathing techniques to help you better manage this transition, while also providing a supportive and safe environment for you to share with and support other women.
The course will not cover the pros and cons of HRT, alternative remedies, or dietary changes. Instead we will focus on meditation, relaxation and mindfulness as a way of managing stress and improving your ability to deal with the challenges that this time of life can throw up. These tools are a great compliment to whatever physical intervention (or none) that you choose.
The course takes place over 2 hour sessions after an initial 2.5 hour session and runs over 8 weeks.
“Having had a very difficult past 18 months, exacerbated by/ caused by (I will never know!) the menopause, this course has been very grounding for me. It has helped me to manage and cope with the stresses and changes of this time of life at a time when I thought I might not get through it. It has given me brain space, an ability to accept what is happening, and choices in how I respond to life’s ups and downs.”
If you have any questions please email [email protected]
Read Tracy’s Story about her experience on the course.
Participants on the course will be expected to establish a daily 20 minute mindfulness/relaxation practice for the duration of the course.