The average age of menopause in the UK is 51, although 10% of women experience it before age 40. Menopause causes all sorts of symptoms including:
- hot flushes
- night sweats
- trouble sleeping
- mood changes
- weight gain
- loss of libido
Symptoms can be both physically uncomfortable and emotionally disruptive. Hot flushes and night sweats affect three quarters of menopausal women and can disrupt sleep to a considerable degree. The effects of menopause can be so severe that they lead to women leaving their jobs because of the upheaval of the symptoms.
Hypnotherapy can help you to manage the symptoms and take back some control in your life. Clinical hypnotherapy has been shown to be effective in reducing hot flushes. Randomised, controlled trials of clinical hypnosis demonstrated the approach was significantly better than a “structured attention” therapy approach in postmenopausal women with frequent hot flushes and more effective than acupuncture, herbal supplements and yoga.
I work with many women to help relieve the physical and emotional menopausal symptoms which can disrupt your work life and your personal life. If you would like to make an appointment or would like more information email or give me a ring on 01772 977899.