Nikki Hutchinson Hypnotherapy & Complementary Therapies in Shaftesbury and Frome

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Hypnotherapy & Reflexology for the Menopause

The Menopause

Are you menopausal? Are you finding it difficult to cope? Are you struggling with hot flushes, difficulties sleeping, anxiety or other symptoms?

These sessions combine hypnotherapy and reflexology to help with menopausal symptoms, to enhance quality of life and enabled you to feel empowered.

Sessions can help to:-

  • Manage stress and Improve sleep
  • Reduce hot flushes
  • Lower anxiety
  • Raise mood
  • Manage your weight and adopt a healthier lifestyle
  • Raise energy levels
  • Boost your confidence and self-esteem
  • Build a new sense of personal identity

  • Technically the term "menopause" refers to the end of menstruation. However, in reality most women see the menopause as a transitional period. Studies show that women in the UK can experience menopausal symptoms for up to 14 years! During this time, some women may experience a number of unwanted symptoms:-

    Physical
    Emotional
    Heavier or more irregular periods
    Mood changes
    Hot flushes/Night Sweats
    Anxiety
    Insomnia
    Difficulty concentrating
    Vaginal Dryness
    Depression
    Weight gain
    Changes to libido and appetite

    Not surprisingly these changes can be difficult to live with.

    Of course each woman’s experience of the menopause will be unique.

    The menopause can also be a time in a woman’s life when significant changes are occurring. This transition time can include changes in relationships, in careers or in how you want to live the next phase of your life, to enable new beginnings!

    My clients often tell me that they feel they have lost their way, that their sense of personal identity is changing and they would like help in regaining their confidence.


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    So how can you make your menopause a more positive experience?

    Self-care plays a vital part, and it makes sense to look after your health and manage your symptoms. In order to support you through this time, we look at what is best to eat, what is best to avoid and implement positive ways of thinking and coping strategies.

    A research by the BMC has demonstrated hypnosis can significantly reduce hot flashes (see 3 below for reference). Other studies have found that women with hot flushes and night sweats who practiced Mindfulness felt less bothered by their symptoms, less stressed, and slept better than their colleagues who had not used Mindfulness. Mindful Meditation is also one of the four habits that reduce brain ageing, finds a study of 'super agers'. Do you meditate regularly? Click on this flower to discover how to keep your mind young.

    During your sessions you will experience deeply relaxing hypnosis sessions to reduce stress levels. Discover new ways to change the way you think and feel about yourself, plus how to use mindfulness, meditation and other relaxation techniques to support your symptoms. Learning these simple techniques relax the body and ride out the storm (whether the storm is physical or emotional). This together with implementing positive strategies and life-style changes can make a real difference allowing you to SAIL through this natural time!


    These sessions can help mentally, physically, and spiritually to enable you to relax, stop worrying and take control of the next rewarding phase of your life. Knowledge is power...


    Reflexology can also be incorporated in your sessions, to help aid relaxation, improve well-being, ease stresses. balance hormones and help you to cope better. Reflexology can also help with hot flushes, sleep and anxiety (2). A study in Iran looking at the effect of Reflexology on menopausal women and showed a reduction in hot flushes and an improvement in sleep (1)."(Sally Earlem, Could Reflexology Support you through the menopause, essential-training.co.uk). Please see references below.

    1. Maryam Asltoghiria and Zahra Ghodsi. Procedia - Social behaviour and sciences (iran). The effects of Reflexology on sleep disorder in menopausal women. 2. Evaluation of anxiety, salivary cortisol and melatonin secretion following reflexology treatment, A pilot study in healthy individuals A. J. Mc Vicar, C.R. Greenwood, F. Fewell, V.D'Arcy, S. Chandrasekharan and L.C. Alldridge Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 2007 VOL 13: NUMBER 3, pages(S) 137-145.3. Elkins et al:OA14.05. Hypnosis for hot flashes: results from randomized clinical trials and future directions. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12(Supp 1):057.

    PLEASE NOTE: many of these symptoms listed can also be attributed to other things. So it would be wrong to automatically assume that just because you are of a certain age ‘it must be the menopause". always check with your GP first

    Why not contact me to see how I can help?

    To find out more about how Hypnotherapy and Reflexology can help you or to book an appointment, click here to email or call 0779 913 7378!


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