Hey lovely! Please don’t let 2020 pass without using the power of ritual to let go of the past (what a year it's been) and set your intentions for the new year.
Ritual is a lost art. Our ancestors used to do it to bring rain to an arid land and to bring healing to the sick. We can use it today to surrender the past and intentionally bring in the future we consciously want to create.
I wanted to bring this to you as a live, but because I have the flu, actually the Rona (and I'm coughing everywhere), I’m typing it out instead. Maybe this is going to work better? Everything for a reason.
By the way, you can do this any time up to 31st December 2020
So here we go - read this all through first before you do it.
ONE - prepare your environment. Dim lights, light a candle, burn your favourite aromatherapy oils, surround yourself with your favourite crystals and play your favourite...
This is for you if you would like to start making yourself a priority
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.
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.
"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...
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.