The 5 Stages of Menopause – and how to find them in the brain fog

The first chamber of menopause is The Void   The Void can be the trickiest phase, so uber self-kindness is the way forward.       The second chamber of menopause is Surrender Time to fill your self-love tanks and Surrender.       The third chamber of menopause is Renewal   Tread softly in Renewal, for you tread on my dreams.       The fourth chamber of menopause is Vision   Stay slow and keep your energy close to you in Vision.       The fifth ...

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What Are Menstrual Medicine Circles And How Do They Help With Menopause?

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Menstrual Medicine Circles for Menopause Menstrual Medicine Circles are a relatively new process so this will explain What they are Who they're for What the benefits are And why they're so damn empowering! Tessa Sanderson a fellow Menstrual Medicine Circle facilitator asks me all about it. You can learn more about Menstrual Medicine Circles or read how the circles have made a difference to these women's lives.

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Biodynamic Therapy in Menopause

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One of the best gifts I gave myself during my sabbatical was to have Biodynamic Therapy in Menopause. As a process of healing and self-actualisation, menopause worked her magic on me in the Biodynamic sessions giving me access to my own bliss. I shared more of my therapy adventures with WellDoing and you can read it here. I integrate Biodynamic therapy into Intuitive Bodywork sessions and you can find out about that here.

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Menopause and the Extraordinary Vessels

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The final part of my Menopause Gap was to spend time with Shiatsu teacher Suzanne Yates in Itlay learning about the role of the Extraordinary Vessels in women's cycles. This article on the Wellmother blog reflects on how it supported my menopause process and shaped my ideas about how I could return to work in a sustainable way.         You can read the full article here   I integrate Shiatsu into Intuitive Bodywork and you can find out more about it here.    

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Purple Panther

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This is part of the Pants of Empowerment project, where women share the voice of their feminine nature and in return, receive a fantastic pair of pants to empower them. All names have been changed. What are you aware of in your pelvic bowl? Mainly my labia, although spending time there looking around,  it just felt like being in a safe cave. My general sense internally was richness and lusciousness and safety and when I got to this portal the choice aspect came up.  That I can be in this place, this is my place, now I know I can choose who can come into this ...

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Beppina Wildfire – She Comes Fully As Herself

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This is part of the Pants of Empowerment project, where women share the voice of their feminine nature and in return, receive a fantastic pair of pants to empower them. All names have been changed.     What are you aware of in your pelvic bowl? I felt a sense of resilience and safety when I was walking through my pelvic bowl.   Connecting with the Womb She’s a crone, an old lady. But she has a twinkle in her eye, she represents the lineage of all the women who’ve gone before me, the women who support me.   She connects to ...

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This therapist needs kindness too

I am a huge fan of supervision and peer support as you can see from my CPD activities, I just couldn't hold my clients without a wider circle of women supporting me. In this interview, I chat with my massage supervisor, Arvigo teacher Hilary Lewin about how therapists need kindness to be able to do their best work.  

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Graduation Announcement

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I am delighted to announce that on Wednesday 6th June, 25 years after I started my adventures in complementary medicine, I graduated from Red School as a Menstrual Medicine Circle facilitator.  I am the first of my training group to qualify so for a short time, I am the only person in the world in this position! A wonderful and slightly lonely place to be in, but my fellow trainees will soon be graduating and this new process for women will start to touch more women. You can find out all about it, and see what women's' experience of Menstrual Medicine Circles has been ...

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What I did on my sabbatical

I 'm so grateful to have had the opportunity to take a menopause gap, it's has been an amazing experience where I've re-connected with parts of myself I'd lost to motherhood and my business. Clients have been asking what I've been up to, so I thought I'd do a visual 'show and tell' for you...

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Top Massage Blog Award

I am very happy to have been voted one of the UK's top 10 massage blogs by the kind people at Feedspot, in fact, I am cruising in at number 5, what an honour! Especially as the other nominees include MTI and the Jing School of Massage, institutions that are well known for their high-quality post-grad courses. I'd better create some lovely new posts for you soonish then...

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