Menopause


Hot Flush Party

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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 ...

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Too Guilty to Rest

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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 ...

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Joy and creativity in menopause

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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.

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Self-help for Perimenopause

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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

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Separation the first phase of menopause

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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

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Menopause is a psychological process

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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

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What menopause has taught us

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Menopause is like crawling into a deep, dark underground cave; it takes courage and presence to navigate but there is gold to be found and brought back to the surface. I had a wonderful chat with Tania Elfersey where we shared our top three things that menopause has taught us; we cover rest, sleep, night sweats, the emotional ups and downs, why we might experience so many different menopause manifestations and how to manage them. We even venture into the spiritual aspects that we've been gifted and end up all misty-eyed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yb...

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What I read in 2019

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Back in the last century, I used to wander the pavements reading as I went, falling into potholes and risking my life crossing London streets. Then I moved out of town, had kids and for some time read very little. This year as I'm researching for my book on menopause, I have made up for the years of mothering by gobbling up books like the starving bookworm I am. Don't be put off if menopause isn't your thing, there's also memoir, magical tales, classics, spirituality, menstruality, marriage, relationships, literature, reassuring charmers, rock and roll, family, grief and ...

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7 Way to Make Your Menopause Work for You

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Fear around the changes of the menopause can make physical and emotional manifestations harder to deal with, creating stress and isolation in what can be a time for growth. I was delighted that WellDoing published this article to show how to work with menopause instead of against it. You can read the full article here (Top marks to the editors for finding that rare thing, an image of a mid-life woman you might actually want to be friends with, they are very hard to find!)

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Just Don’t Tell Me To Grow Roots

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Reflections on grounding, first published in the Journal of the Biodynamic Massage Therapists Summer 2019 ISDN 1461-3743 How the vasomotoric cycle, the inner-seasons and the pelvis helped me to ground myself Bloody grounding. I’ve struggled with it all my life: falling over, shaky-kneed, over-excited, too much, too heady. I feel I am highly qualified to write about grounding because it’s not been an easy journey. Just the invitation to ground myself through my feet sends me off, shooting up to my head and ungrounding me.  Grounding is out of ...

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