Meditation and the Menopause
A mindfulness approach addressing your menopause symptoms.
This workshop explores our relationship to the menopause. Living through the menopause can be a great time of transition physically, emotionally and spiritually, however for many women it can be a real struggle. Our workshop aims to provide women support during this difficult time. We will introduce the use of mindfulness practices to help you be with your symptoms, rather than battling against them. Additionally we will also walk you through different meditations for the menopause you can practice to support and guide you through this troubling time. To find out more about our mindful menopause courses or to book onto one, get in touch with us today!
Mindful Menopause Workshop
Saturday 11 June 10:00 - 1.00pm
In person -Includes drinks and snacks
Maximum pf 12 people in person
The Venue is Sunnyside House in Newtown Linford, Leicestershire, LE60HH
Mindfulness For Menopause
This is not a one size fits all approach to the menopause.
We will all have individual responses to the menopause, but this mindfulness for menopause workshop will give you an opportunity to share experiences with other people in the same situtation as you. Spend time with others who are on their own menopause journey and to gain new tools to support you as life continues to change We cannot stop the change but we can change our relationship with it. Many women struggle with their relationship to the menopause, and a few may be ashamed or embarassed of their symptoms. Here at Mindfulness Unleashed, our meditation for menopause workshops are aimed at improving the way our participants feel about the menopause, particularly their mindset on it.
That's why we aim to make our mindfulness for menopause courses as safe a place as possible. Share or listen, it's your choice! This workshop will be guided by the experiences arising in the room, focusing on the needs of those attending. If you feel comfortable, share your experiences with the menopause in this safe space. Share your experiences and learn how mindfulness and meditation can support you through it. Then hear from other members about their experiences and the mindfulness tools they use to help them. Join us today to find out how mindfulness for menopause can help you and don't be afraid to get in touch with us if you have any questions about our workshops!
Responses to the Menopause
Physical responses: poor sleep; hot flushes, lack of energy, loss of libido, loss of our youthful body.
Emotional responses: changing relationship with our physical body, partners, parents, children.
Behavioural responses: eating; drinking, technology, health seeking behaviour.
Pharmacological responses: HRT, herbal remedies
Spiritual responses: Who am I?, loss of roles, deeper values.
Gaynor and Linda will share with you what has kept them well during the menopause. There will be time for discussion along with experiencing mindfulness meditation practices to aid wellness.
Mindfulness is recognised by The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists as reducing stress responses during the menopause and thus reducing symptoms.
After having not slept for over 3 years due night sweats, Gaynor quit working full time. She felt that she could no longer operate in a stressful environment or function in a responsible way because of the way the menopause was affecting her. On the basis of remembered advice from her Mum prior to her death, she avoided Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). Instead, she tried every natural and herbal option know to her friends or that she could find through her research, spending a small fortune on her quest! Then she found mindful menopause pracitices, and started seeing how mindfulness and meditiation can help women going through the menopause. She practices all the mediations she will be sharing in the workshops and can say she now regularly has a good nights sleep!
"I found the Saturday morning session a beautiful and safe environment to explore this time of life.
The gentle relaxed pace of the morning was what I needed and enabled me to connect with myself and the other women in the room effectively.
The combination of sharing personal experiences/ thoughts with the Mindful practice was very helpful. Being able to sit outside for a while in the warmth connecting to the earth also helped to further nurture.
Menopause for me feels like a really useful time to practice Mindfulness as the need to accept and welcome what is happening without judgement or fear feels like it will help me to work with the flow of what is happening rather than against it."
Dr Linda Khalid's Journey:
An early menopause took Dr Khalid by surprise a year after the birth of her daughter. That year was spent having a lot of lie downs! And also experiencing palpitations. Once realised she rapidly started undergoing HRT, and although things physically improved, she found herself starting to deeply question herself. It was this that started her spiritual journey which would connect her with mindfulness and meditation, and the techniques that would help her through the menopause.
If you have a question prior to booking please contact us using the form opposite or call us.
Cancellations must be made at least seven days prior to the start of the course. If you cancel within seven days we will look at your situation.
No refunds will be given once the course has started. however, we can offer a free transfer to another course.