adventures as a highly sensitive, menopausal woman
Understanding menopausal insomnia
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All through my sleep deprived years I have snatched greedily at any article about how to cure menopausal insomnia, jumping on the latest fix with my claws out, desperate for it to end the misery that sleep deprivation brings. Over the years I have bought and tried the following:
Avena sativaMelatoninLavender essential oil5HTPNitolNight time tea of various brandsA ...
Taking a look at some of the common challenges that Medicine Circles address.
One of the key aspects of receiving a Medicine Circle is creating an intention at the beginning of the process. Making your intention as clear as possible helps to focus the material and makes it easier to integrate it into our daily self-care.
It takes a little while sometimes to really get to the nub
of what needs answering, but there’s no rule. Sometimes they can be intensely
practical – “How do I manage these night sweats?” Through the full spectrum of
feeling stuck, physical ...
I talk to menstrual educator Tessa Sanderson about how Medicine Circles can be used beautifully with those who are currently not cycling, including pregnant women. We explore:
What is a medicine circle? How this works with pregnant womenDo you need to have done cycle awareness before pregnancy?
Tessa has written widely about the relationship between cycle awareness and birth and you can read more articles here.
If you'd like to read more about Medicine Circles for menopause, or medicine circles in general, there's ...
It's a tricky business finding help when you're feeling vulnerable, especially in menopause so if you're wondering about having a Medicine Circle, you can book a chat with me at no charge and get yourself some free menopause help.
There's space to share what's happening, to be witnessed and heard and I can feedback and offer suggestions if you'd like that. Half an hour for you to explore what you need in your life right now.
This is a visual guide to the inner seasons of menstruality, you'll find the more you develop menstrual cycle awareness, the greater the gifts you'll receive. If you want a window into your own, unique inner seasons, charting your cycle or if you don't have one charting by the moon will get you started. A Menstrual Medicine Circle will deepen your understanding of what getting in the way of your well-being and what your next steps are.
You don't necessarily have to have a womb or a menstrual cycle to benefit from a Menstrual Medicine Circle.
Though they've been used in workshops for a few years, 1-2-1 Menstrual Medicine Circles are still a relatively new process. I was curious about how something so powerful had been developed and birthed so I asked Alexandra Pope, co-founder of Red School and the UK's most longstanding activist for period power, how it all came about.
Alexandra shares the approaches she's called on to support the circles, how they developed from group process to be a powerful agent for women's empowerment and her vision for the future.
The role of the Red School mentors has been underp...
What is a Menstrual Medicine Circle Process?
Menstrual Medicine Circles support sensitive women through our transitions into beautiful, better version of ourselves. This may be with menopausal, menstruating or perimenopausal women who want to deepen their understanding of their cycles and use this understanding to heal and deepen their joy in being a woman. This is what my clients have experienced.
Our culture doesn’t support transformation, which might involve slinging out what doesn’t work in your life, grieving the loss of your younger self and healing the parts of ...
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.
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 ...