How Menopause Affects Your Mental Health

 

Are you in your 40’s or early 50’s and feel like you’re going a bit mad sometimes?  You’re not alone.  It could be the onset of peri menopause.  The effect of menopause usually starts in the brain not in the reproductive organs and, as a result, massively impacts our mental health.    If you’ve been diagnosed with anxiety disorder it could actually be a symptom of peri menopause.  If you want to learn more and also find out how you can help, please watch my video it’s 29 mins.

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The Placebo Effect: How to Positively Affect Your Menopause

 
"It’s all in your mind". That’s what was previously thought about the placebo effect, but according to much research, we know that’s not true.
 
There are real molecular changes that happen in the brain and body when someone is given a placebo.   
 
What we’re really talking about here is the power of 'expectation', and the chemical changes that happen in the body as a result of a positive or negative expectation that we have about a drug or a complementary therapy.  It's actually flipping amazing.
 
The question is then, can we tap into expectation, belief and conditioning to help us have a better menopause experience?
 
I think we can.
 
I don’t have all the answers, but I do have some suggestions. 
 
If you’re curious like me and believe that the power to positively affect our health is in our hands, you might like this video.
 
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How Your Mind Can Affect Your Menopause

 

I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that I believe your mind has the power to affect your experience of your menopause (including your symptom severity). 

 

Unless you’ve been under a rock for the last few years (and I wouldn’t blame you if you had) you’ve probably heard about the power of the imagination.  When it comes to our immune system, our nervous system and our endocrine system (ok, ALL our systems actually) the imagination can have an impact(directly and indirectly). 

 

Remember nothing happens in isolation in the body.

 

Don’t take my word for it, look at the science. 

 

In a study done in 2004 by scientists at The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Lerner Research Institute in Cleveland they found that by simply imagining repeating an exercise over and over again, you can an increase in muscle strength by 35% Ref: Pg: 77 ‘How Your Mind Heals Your Body’ by David R Hamilton. 

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How PTSD Can Affect Menopause & What You Can Do About It

Uncategorized Sep 19, 2020
 

"I'm stuck on the ceiling and I can't come down." Is the response that one of my clients gave me and boy can I empathise. That hyper aroused, hyper vigilant feeling that won't let you sleep, rest or have healthy relationships.

Truthfully, there's not been enough research done to make specific conclusions on the link between PTSD and menopause but taking an educated guess, I would bet my bottom dollar that generally speaking PTSD does make menopause worse.  That's why I've just done a very important piece of content around it. 

But, you know what, the most interesting thing is, PTSD doesn't have to be linked to natural disasters, or exposure to bombs or killings.  Did you know that someone with chronic anxiety can end up with PTSD like symptoms too?  Any kind of prolonged exposure to stress can cause PTSD, even PTSD itself makes PTSD worse.  It's a vicious cycle. 

So, having a bad experience with menopause, being body shamed and your moods not being taken...

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The Link Between Childhood Trauma and Severe Menopause Symptoms

Uncategorized Sep 19, 2020
 

Researchers from the Mayo Clinic have found a link between childhood trauma and severe menopause symptoms. I guess we knew it instinctively but it's nice to have the evidence to support. In this video join me as I walk through 7 things that you can do to help yourself if you've experienced trauma in the past which you think might be making your menopause worse.
Maybe you've tried the whole nutrition and lifestyle thing and it's helped to a degree, but you think there's something deeper going on.
Maybe you're aware that you're still holding onto some baggage of the past.
Maybe you're starting to see the link between stress and your meno health but you but you need a little extra insight.

If that's you, then try this video. Here's a quick highlight into what's going to be inside:
1) Why you shouldn't try doing this work alone.
2) Why movement is so powerful.
3) Why touch is so powerful.
4) The magic of theta brainwave states.
5) The healing power of play.
6) How curiosity downgrades fear.
7) Why...

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3 Ways To Improve Sex in Your Relationship During The Menopause Transition

 

One of my girlfriends told me the other day "honestly, I'd rather do some DIY than have sex with my partner."  I wonder if you've ever had that feeling?  As we get older, sex changes... it's not like it used to be... and that's ok.  But it's important we address the issue because good sex has a multitude of health benefits which can actually make menopause easier. 

If you're drawn to this:
Maybe you don't fancy your partner like you're used to.
Maybe you've lost your body confidence.
Maybe you find it hard to open up.
Maybe you're overthinking sex.
Maybe your libido has hit rock bottom. 

In this training video we go through 3 mindset things (plus one practical thing) that we can do to help get things moving in the bedroom.  

Sally xx

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Single at Menopause? Try a Makeover of The Mind

Uncategorized Aug 27, 2020
 

Sister you are not 'over the hill' and you have not 'missed the boat'!  You are coming into the prime of your life!  Ok, so there might be little inner work for you to do, but, honestly, it's going to be the making of you.  Being single at peri menopause, can be tough!  We are dealing with all sorts of internal changes and we feel very destabilised by it.  And so the idea of a relationship to help stabilise us becomes very alluring.  

If you're drawn to this:
Maybe you have a negative narrative going on about your relationship potential?
Maybe you feel that you're not desirable any more?
Maybe you're worried about sex because of vaginal dryness or perspiration?
Maybe the people you're meeting are not in line with your values anymore?

In this training video we go through 4 things that we can do to help get things moving in the relationship department!    Enjoy!  

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6 Steps to Dealing with Difficult Emotions

 

Lockdown means there are no distractions!

So many of my clients are saying that they are 'meeting themselves' right there and they don't know what to do with their emotions. We, as a society are so used to, ingesting our emotions, repressing our emotions, over-reacting to our emotions, so what do we do when there's no where to turn from them. Watch this to get my 6 step emotional transmutation process which will help you build resilience so that you don't have to live in fear of negative emotions. 

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How to Get More Pleasure At Menopause

 

Menopause Mindset Monday is here and this week it's all about the power of pleasure! I've just come back from an epic TANTRA weekend and my mind is truly blown! I can't wait to share what I've learnt with you.

This is for you if:

You feel that pleasure and the menopause don't mix.

You like the idea of pleasure but you keep putting it off.

You keep looking outside of yourself for pleasure (food, sex, work, socials, projects) but at the end of the day you still feel empty. *********************************************

Link to book research call: https://singingandhypnosis.as.me/rese...

Link to The Recharchable Breath: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gyjy0...

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Navigating The Emotional Pain of Not Having Children at Peri Menopause

 

The grief, the loss, the conflict I felt a few years after I terminated a pregnancy and realised I probably wasn't going to get pregnant again was intense.  Being a woman is flipping hard sometimes.   But over the years, I've done a lot of internal clearing.  At the beginning of the year I made a very powerful decision.  

Many women choose to be childfree through their lives but some women don't and being child-less feels empty, painful and full of sorrow.

So how to we navigate these painful emotions if being a mother is something we've always wanted?

In this video we're going to look at the two mindset shift options you have if you are peri menopausal, still having periods and are struggling with the idea of not having a child. 

Links in video:  
Six Steps To Dealing With Difficult Emotions  
How to Get More Pleasure at Menopause
Two Part/Six Step Mini Course and Free Hypnosis called How To Create Phenomenal Self Esteem - Grab it here

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