Mindfulness has been scientifically proven to help with menopausal and peri-menopausal symptoms such as insomnia, anxiety, brain fog, indecision, irritability, low mood and hot flushes.
Although a lot of information about menopause, emphasises the negative side-effects, it can also be a time of life to reassess your priorities, take time for self care and make a fresh start. It's not unusual for women to explore the possibility of new careers, businesses and relationships at this time of their life!
Mindfulness can help you feel more present in the moment, reduce anxiety, get more enjoyment from life, boost your mood and manage symptoms such as hot flushes.
What is Mindfulness?
Jon Kabat-Zin, the founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) defines mindfulness as " paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.”
Through mindfulness training we learn to become more aware in the moment and accept things as they are. This makes it possible to have a rich and fulfilling life, even when experiencing difficult symptoms or life circumstances.
If you're struggling with peri-menopause or menopause symptoms, then join me for this 8-week online Mindfulness for Menopause course starting on September 20th, 2021.
You'll be guided through techniques to boost your wellbeing and mood, increase resilience and help manage physical symptoms. You'll also receive the support and connection with other women experiencing this stage of life.
*Reduce irritability and anxiety
*Manage physical symptoms of menopause such as hot flushes
*Live in the present moment
*Respond rather than react to life
*Accept yourself and your life
*Increase self awareness
*Be kind to yourself
*Experience more pleasure every day
*Feel more connection to others
And that's just a few of the benefits!
Several studies have found mindfulness practice to have a positive impact of the side-effects of petri-menopause and menopause, for example:
To read more about quantitive and qualitative research into mindfulness click here (external link).