The menopause, perimenopause and post menopause are a time of adjustment. Hormone levels change, and women can experience a range of physical and psycological symptoms, some of which can have a real impact on life. Common symptoms can include anxiety, mood swings, brain fog and hot flushes, and can affect many areas of life including relationships and work.
The biological explanations for these symptoms are certainly valid, however there is evidence which suggests that the menopause is experienced differently around the world. This may be due in part to lifestyle differences but also to social and cultural perspectives of this stage in life.
As with all areas of life, our beliefs, attitudes and expectations, both conscious and unconscious, can affect the way that we experience things. The way we approach this transitional time can impact our experience of it.
Any physical or emotional symptoms that are experienced can potentially increase stress and anxiety, which can in turn, exacerbate symptoms, which may lead to a further increase in stress and anxiety, magnifying and compounding negative thoughts and feelings.
Stress hormones such as cortisol can have a negative impact on many brain and body functions.Cortisol inhibits the production of the hormones oestrogen and progesterone which are already naturally reducing during the menopause. Therefore stress increases issues associated with changing hormone levels.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help support you to manage the menopause. It can reduce stress and anxiety, promote better sleep, improve overall wellbeing and positivity.
Most of our thoughts and feelings come from our subconscious mind. During hypnotherapy we are able to access the vast resource of the subconscious mind, which means that we can make lasting changes to the way that we think and feel. During our solution focused sessions you may choose to be supported to work towards any lifestyle changes you would like to achieve, or any life changes that you would like to make, or you may wish to focus on increasing the quality of your life so that you can fully enjoy it exactly as it is.
You may notice a reduction in symptoms or an increase in your ability to cope with or manage these symptoms. Increasing your self-esteem, confidence or anything else you wish. Leaving you feeling happier and free to really enjoy your life.