Menopause (or peri-menopause, or pre-menopause) can result in lots of different symptoms. Some are familiar and we almost expect them – others can surprise us:
- Hot sweats or flushes;
- Weight gain – especially on our tummies;
- Fatigue and tiredness;
- Breast tenderness;
- Irregular periods – heavier or lighter;
- Mood swings;
- Joint pain.
Many of these symptoms can be helped with hypnotherapy. This can even be alongside other alternative or medical therapies you may be using.
To find out more Contact me via email – or telephone me on 07895 290528.
You may have always experienced worry and anxiety but it has got worse in recent years. Or anxiety may be a new symptom for you during your menopause.
You don’t have to feel anxious and worried throughout your menopause. I can teach you tools and techniques to help you reduce and eliminate these unhelpful thought patterns.
Hot Sweats or Flushes:
Many people find that the way they think about hot sweats and flushes has a big influence on their experience. In fact, in some cultures women are brought up to expect their menopause to be a joyful and easy time – and their experience usually reflects that.
You can start to break any negative expectations you may have. You can also learn visualisations and techniques which will help you reduce and control this particular symptom.
Palpitations during menopause can happen as part of the physical changes to our bodies. However, they can then form part of an anxiety circle. As we become aware of the palpitations we worry we might be having a heart attack – or other heart issues. The more we worry the more anxious we become. This releases stress chemicals in our bodies which induce palpitations themselves. Before we know it we are caught in a vicious cycle.
Hypnotherapy can help you break this cycle. You can learn to relax and accept the natural changes you are experiencing during your menopause.
Our moods are affected by our hormones. If you suffered from PMS anyway then you are more likely to experience menopause mood swings.
But, we can also become more dissatisfied with life during our menopause transition. Things that we put up with for many years can start to trigger stronger feelings and reactions. We become more sensitive to other people’s moods, habits etc. We can decide that we no longer want to put up with people and situations that have niggled away in the past.
We may decide it is time for a completely fresh start in a relationship or career.
Or you may decide to stay in the situation but want to discover ways to improve and change it.
Hypnotherapy and / or coaching can help you work through these outstanding issues and come to a clear decision about what is right for you. I can then support you as you begin to make any changes you decide are right for you.
Menopause Weight Gain:
We often gain weight during menopause – especially on our tummies. This can happen even if you have never experienced weight gain before. Or perhaps you have struggled to control your weight and now your old tools and techniques have stopped working.
There are many reasons why this happens. You can begin to understand these reasons and make small changes to your diet and exercise regime in order to gain control once again.
If you would like to find out more about how I can help you improve your experience of menopause give me a call on 07895 290528 or contact me via email.
Cognitive Hypnotherapy at The Tree Room, Colchester, Essex and near Frinton on Sea – can help with Menopause Symptoms. Or ask about home visits in the surrounding areas – Frinton, Clacton, Walton, Harwich and Colchester – or online hypnotherapy.