How Hypnotherapy Can Help You During Menopause
Menopause. That time when women say, “Hooray! No more periods!” However, there’s also the hot flashes and night sweats…
Between ages 45-55, the average “reaching” age being 51, many women will experience menopause. About one in one hundred women may experience premature menopause in their early 40s or younger.
Did you know menopause symptoms can last for up to four years after your last period? Sounds gross, right? Speaking of symptoms, you might find yourself endlessly perusing the Internet for ways to deal with those hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and other symptoms you might be experiencing during this exhausting (even if it’s natural) stage of your life.
Did you know hypnotherapy can help alleviate these symptoms? Look no further! Here’s how hypnotherapy can help you during menopause.
What Are the Most Troubling Symptoms of Menopause?
Some of the common physical symptoms you may experience, other than the known effects of your fertility and period coming to an end, may include hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, vaginal dryness, discomfort during sex, difficulty sleeping, low mood or anxiety, reduced sex drive, and issues with memory and concentrating.
Now, you may have noticed these all consist of physical effects. Not everyone thinks about the other symptoms though. I’m talking about the innermost feelings, the effects it has on the body mentally.
Menopause can feel like a loss for some women, a loss of fertility and femininity. No matter if you have children or not, at this point in your life, menopause takes away your ability to choose to naturally conceive. For those who have yet to start a family, this can be hard to navigate emotionally.
Menopause can affect your feelings of confidence and self-esteem, coinciding with your hot sweats (for example) which become embarrassing on top of being uncomfortable. You may feel a greater desire to withdraw from social situations because of them.
Sleepless nights caused by exhaustion can make you feel like you are unable to deal or cope with difficult situations or even day-to-day life. Having less sleep impacts your immune system, so you might find yourself feeling unwell more frequently. Memory issues and having difficulty concentrating during menopause is also likely, which can make you feel discouraged, frustrated, and unable to accomplish as much at work or other aspects of your life.
As you can see, even though menopause is a very natural part of the aging process, and nothing to be embarrassed or ashamed of, it can have quite the devastating and profound impact on a woman’s life.
It’s not all doom and gloom, thankfully. There is hope of alleviating and even reducing the impact these symptoms can have on you.
Hypnotherapy For Menopause
You may have found a few things that temporarily relieve symptoms, like ice and a personal fan for those hot flashes. While you’re figuring out what your needs are, you may find a combination of a few things that can work for you.
This is where hypnotherapy cozies in, with your sessions tailored to your individual needs. If you have several areas of your life impacted by menopause, they can be addressed with one solution, rather than jumping to several different treatments, unless absolutely necessary.
Hypnotherapy can help to teach you to take charge of your body temperature to counteract the hot flashes. You can also learn relaxation and breathing techniques for your overall well-being. I want to help you in regaining your confidence and self-esteem, so that you can be feeling your best self.
When it comes to the sense of loss as a symptom of menopause, when you feel like you’ve lost a part of yourself, hypnotherapy is the supportive tool you may need for accepting the change you are going through and where you would like to be instead.
When you use hypnotherapy techniques and strategies during menopause, they can help your overall well-being by:
- Helping you focus on what you are in control of
- Supporting and balancing your hormones with changes in habits, routines, and lifestyle
- Taking back emotional control and learning to regulate your thoughts and feelings
- Managing anxiety and reduce stress
- Learning coping strategies
- Improving your mood
- Increasing your sleep quality
- Learning to set clear boundaries
- Creating a better life balance
- Feeling less irritable and happier
- Reducing fatigue and increasing your energy
If your life is being affected by the symptoms of menopause, hypnotherapy may be what you are looking for. As a certified hypnotherapist, I can help you realize your needs and customize your sessions around that. Together, we can tailor a treatment plan that will help you reach your desired goals.
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