Havening and the menopause

Some women will experience many symptoms connected to them going through the menopause.  Years ago, this process was known as "going through the change".  The severity and duration of these symptoms vary in each woman.

The symptoms of menopause can start months, or even years, before your periods stop.  This is known as the "perimenopause" and can also persist for some time after (again varying in each woman).

What are the common signs of the menopause?

The first sign of the menopause is usually a change in the pattern of a woman's period.  Eventually, these will one day stop altogether.

Difficulty sleeping can have a profound effect on your health.  This can make you feel tired, lethargic and irritable.  It can also cause a lack of concentration, which is another common sign of the menopause.

Hot flushes can be exhausting.  You are releasing heat/sweat from your body so it is important to keep hydrated.  These hot flushes usually start on the chest, neck and face although some women can feel heat from their shoulders and arms too.  Each one can vary in length and severity.  If you are lucky, you may experience mild flushes.

Occasionally you may experience night sweats which can often wake a woman up during the night.  You may feel hot, sweaty and/or irritable.

Headaches, mood changes and anxiety can be caused by a change in hormone levels.

To avoid reduced muscle mass, it is important to have a healthy diet to protect bones and help prevent osteoporosis.

You may experience joint stiffness, aches, pains, vaginal dryness and discomfort.

How can Havening Techniques ® help with the menopause?


Uncomfortable physical symptoms (such as hot flushes and brain tog) can be reduced.  Havening Techniques ® can help with the symptoms and again help to reduce them, changing the feeling of fear you may experience of having these symptoms.  The Havening Techniques ® can teach you to accept that the changes that are occurring and look at what is happening in a more positive way.

Instead of seeing the negative symptoms the menopause may cause, Havening Techniques ® can help to change your thought pattern, making you think of the positive - embracing your life changes, connecting to your higher self, looking forward to the new phase of your life.

You will be shown techniques that you can do yourself (self havening) to use any time you feel a symptom coming on to help you get through it, thus taking the focus off the symptom.

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