203 results for author: katecodrington

Hot Flush Party

Free online event 4pm - 5.30pm UK time, Friday 7th August Hot flushes are the most common menopause symptom in the UK with 43.8% experiencing anything from the occasional mild glow to an endless torrent of sweat. In this menopause pyjama party, we’ll look at the physiological understanding of what’s going on, find tools to uncover what might be happening to trigger your flushes, then snuggle down with a lovely Yoga Nidra to explore the transformational possibilities. Menopause is a sensitive time where we shed our skins as we become a different ,more powerful person, but transformation can be hard work! What if we explored the possib...

Too Guilty to Rest

2pm Friday 10th July Online If you’re working at home and home schooling and trying to stay sane, there will probably be one thing on your mind; how to get a bit of a rest. Or how to escape to a secret hide-away where no one will ask you any more annoying questions! Add menopause to the mix and you have a ticking bomb ready to explode! We all know we can’t fill from an empty cup, that we’re getting increasingly depleted, but also feel just too guilty to rest. We're caught in a bind. The difficulty is that our attitudes to rest and activity are learned from our birth families and our culture. It's all tangled up with our ...

Joy and creativity in menopause

Fancy a radically different viewpoint? Check out this chat I had with my friend, mentor and Arvigo teacher Hilary Lewin on joy and creativity in menopause. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVk2ub1CIvc&t=1s Hilary has a vibrant YouTube series Hilary Talks where she talks all things womby, women's health and growthful with some awesome guests.

Learning to love the luteal phase

The premenstruum is a notoriously tricky time but there are fabulous gifts to be found here and insights to learn. Co-creator of The Agenda. Period and coach Alyx Coble-Frakes asked me how to use the luteal phase aka inner-autumn to prepare for perimenopause, how to manage your inner critic, limit craziness and create more spaciousness at this time in your cycle. We also pondered on the current corona times and how this also has an autumnal feel. You can find out more about perimenopause here and get your copy of The Agenda. period here I managed to forget to talk about the gifts that the luteal/autumn phase brings: We refine our discernment ...

Online Offerings for Self-Isolation

A list of free and paid for online offerings to connect and grow while we sit the virus out at home, click on the blue text to find more details. If you have something you'd like me to add, just leave a comment. The listings are in no particular order and I take no responsibility for accuracy, I'm sharing the love not policing it. A massive thank you to the people who are sharing their skills and presence for free and please also support the paid-for options, many of which are at a reduced price or by donation. For therapists and teachers who have their work shut down due to the virus, these are challenging times. If you’re feeling anxious ...

Self-help for Challenging Times

These are difficult times for all of us as we face every aspect of our lives with uncertainty. Bloody difficult. Naturally, we're all feeling the stressed out and powerless (hence the loo roll madness) and this will impact on our immune system at exactly the time we need to be in robust health. We need to find healthy ways to soothe ourselves especially when our hormones are shifting in menopause, a naturally more vulnerable time. As a highly sensitive person, I am familiar with over-stimulation and carrying generalised anxiety in my body and I am VERY good at self-soothing, it's become habitual for me. So while things are tough, I'd like to ...

Self-help for Perimenopause

Self-help for you to manage your symptoms in perimenopause or 'Separation' the first psychological phase of menopause. If you want to know more about the phases and how to manage them you can find out here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDbEC_9tk9w

Separation the first phase of menopause

Separation is the psychological phase also known as perimenopause, a much ignored and very challenging time. Find out why you are not going mad but in fact becoming sane, despite the rage, the grief and the flushes; you're going to be OK. You can read about the three phases in more detail here or find more self-help for Separation here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-SvV2-_ZSY&t=1s

Menopause is a psychological process

You'll have heard about hot flushes, but menopause is also a psychological process. Discover the three psychological phases Separation (aka perimenopause), Surrender and Emergence and the joy of Second Spring of post-menopause. You can find more detail about the different phases and how to ease yourself through them gently. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UhWoWYoLoQ&t=22s

Menopause – free therapy you never knew about

The time after Emergence is known as Second Spring and heralds the birth of the new person. With clear boundaries, discernment, a sense of her own needs and pleasures, this person resembles the teenager she once was, but with 40 years of life experience behind her. She is awesome in her capacity to be vulnerable and to hold her authority. She is compassionate and able to offer herself in service to the world, without sacrificing herself in the process. This is where menopause takes you if you choose to engage with it. If this has you saying Yes please! Check out my article on Rebelle Society about how to use menopause as free therapy...