Menopause Survival Workshops
What The Heck Is Going On?
Are you hot/cold, grumpy/slightly manic, lacking in libido, lacking in sleep, or feeling down? Is your period more frequent/erratic/non-existent? Is your waistline expanding for no apparent reason? Or are you wondering what all the fuss is about, but want to learn more?
The menopause is a natural process of fluctuating and then declining hormones. Nature hasn’t got this wrong – although we sometimes feel like she could have made some improvements! However, our lifestyle, diet and unique set of health challenges can make this transition easier or more difficult for some people. HRT is not the only option, so this course looks at natural ways to support our health and address some of the underlying imbalances that could be at the root cause of our symptoms.
With the right knowledge, you can understand what is going on and what you can do to really support your health, and feel great (or at least a good human version of yourself) as you move through and beyond the menopause.
Whether you’re in the middle of full-blown symptoms, at the very start and noticing slight changes in your cycle, or whether you’ve not seen your period for a year or two. Or even if you wonder if it’s actually happening at all, despite being in your late 40’s/early 50’s, you will benefit from these workshops, learning in a fun and informal way how to feel better as you go through the change and beyond.
If you want to understand what’s happening to your body, and want to feel more like you again, these workshops will give you practical advice and the knowledge to make positive changes to improve how you’re feeling.
We will be tackling the key areas that affect our ability to sail through the menopause. The role of diet and lifestyle, stress, sleep, the impact of chemicals, and looking at natural remedies that are not only balancing, but support and optimise our health.
The groups are limited to a maximum of 20 people, so that I can offer a better level of support. This is so helpful if you feel like you’re going slightly crazy with no one who understands what you’re going through. We are all in the same boat. These groups are supportive and fun.
I am a BANT and CNHC registered Nutrition Practitioner. I practice root cause diet and lifestyle medicine, helping women reclaim their health and feel great with simple diet and lifestyle changes. I am also in the same boat – I’m 50 and going through the menopause with an underactive thyroid, so I totally understand the challenges!
Workshop 1 - Menopause & Diet
In this foundational workshop, I will show you how to tailor a diet to support your fluctuating hormones. We will look at the role of carbohydrates (yes we do need them), protein and fats (yes we do need them too). We also look at the nutrients that support our health at this time, as well as some of the more therapeutic foods that are great for perimenopausal women. You will come away with an understanding of which foods will help you balance your hormones, as well as practical ideas and recipes.
This workshop also includes an introduction into exactly what is going on with our hormones, so that we can understand why we’re getting symptoms.
Workshop 2 - Menopause & The Role of Stress
Stress affects EVERYTHING. Our hormones should work together like a perfect orchestra, however stress can have a negative impact on our sex hormones, thyroid hormones and blood sugar hormones. In this enlightening workshop, you will learn how our hormones work together, so that you can put a plan in place to support balance. You’ll come away with a whole raft of ideas and practical tools, especially aimed at perimenopausal women.
Workshop 3 - Natural Remedies & Therapies to support the Menopause
There are so many supplements aimed at menopausal women, but what’s right for you? I’ll take you through the supplement minefield. Other complementary therapies can also be helpful and we’ll look at those with promising results.
In this session, we’ll also look at some of the chemicals and environmental factors that contribute to hormone imbalance, and some ways to reduce our exposure to these.
Workshop 4 - Bones, Vaginas, Skin & HRT - Discussing some of the nitty gritty
With the natural drop in oestrogen, we can experience changes in our bones, vaginas and skin. These symptoms can be distressing and surprising. You learn how to support your health in all these areas. We’re also going to take a dive into HRT – would you? should you? could you? We’ll take a look at the evidence, the options and make up our own minds.
Here’s a list of my upcoming workshops. If you can’t see one here for you, just email me for other options. Zoom workshops are coming soon!
Prior booking is essential as each workshop is limited to just 20 people to give the best possible experience.
The price is £15 per workshop. And if you book all 4 in advance, you will benefit from the discounted price of £55. Please contact me to book.
|Workshop 1 - Nutrition||Date||Time||Venue||Price|
|Workshop 1||Thursday 12th March 2020||6 - 8pm||Equilibrium, Corsham, SN13 9RS||£15|
|Workshop 2||Thursday 23rd April 2020||6 - 8pm||Equilibrium, Corsham, SN13 9RS||£15|
|Workshop 3||Thursday 21st May 2020||6 - 8pm||Equilibrium, Corsham, SN13 9RS||£15|
|Workshop 4||Thursday 25th June 2020||6 - 8pm||Equilibrium, Corsham, SN13 9RS||£15|