What is the menopause?
It’s a fact that all women have to go through the menopause transition. There’s no escape for any woman, but it’s important that you know that the menopause is a natural biological transition.
It’s not a disease that necessarily requires medication.
When does the menopause start?
An average age for a women to experience the menopause is 51 years. Typically a woman could experience the menopause at any time between 40 and 50 years of age. However it can sometimes happen earlier in a woman’s life. When a woman has had no period for 12 months, she is said to be menopausal.
The menopause used to be referred to as the Change of Life, and this change happens as a result of a decrease in production of oestrogen and progesterone in the ovaries, and the cessation of ovulation and menstruation.
Recently the menopause has become a more openly discussed problem, but years ago it was hidden away, and women didn’t want to discuss what was happening to them. It was a taboo subject. Fortunately things have changed and women are nowadays interested in finding out more about what is happening to them, and are thus more willing to share their experience with others. Also they are keen to find out what alternative therapies can help them to overcome the symptoms they have.
What happens to the body?
Oestrogen regulates the ovaries but its reduction also has an impact on other parts of the body, including the brain, and acts as an emotional regulator.
Every woman’s menopause will be different but some common symptoms can include:
Anxiety … brain fog … irritability … hot flushes
Weight gain … vaginal dryness/atrophy
Lack of libido … headaches … insomnia … osteoporosis
So what can be done?
New research has shown that Hypnotherapy is a proven and effective treatment for menopausal symptoms. A few years ago the British Medical Journal published a review on alternative treatments for hot flushes. It concluded that cognitive behavioural therapy and hypnotherapy were the only two alternative treatments they could recommend as being an effective treatment for hot flushes.
Unfortunately the benefits of hypnotherapy for menopausal symptoms are not well known and very few doctors or health care professionals know what positive results can be achieved.
I can help with your menopausal issues
I’m Margaret Turner, and I’ve been seeing menopausal clients for several years, helping with their menopausal symptoms and the issues caused by those symptoms.
You would usually see me for four or five sessions depending upon the severity of your symptoms. I work with you using a variety of treatments such as Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy, Emotional Freedom Technique and Neuro Linguistic Programming. These techniques help you to release your inner potential both physically and mentally through the power of the mind. They will help you with the uncomfortable emotional and psychological effects that so often accompany the menopause and cause so much anxiety distress and worry.
I will give you an MP3 to listen to each week after you attend a session of therapy with me. These recordings not only help with your symptoms and help to get issues into perspective, but they also give you some well-deserved ‘me time’.
To arrange targeted help with your menopausal symptoms, please get in touch.
If you’re in the Sutton in Ashfield, Kirkby in Ashfield, Mansfield, Alfreton or other local areas, I am close enough to see you face to face in our Therapy Rooms. I also provide the same service via Zoom for those further away (worldwide).