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Hypnotherapy and Menopause

Hypnotherapy is being used more and more during childbirth, for relieving stress and anxiety, insomnia and IBS. Most people who have used hypnotherapy for these have found it helpful

As women approach, oestrogen levels drop, the ovaries cease production of an egg every month and menstruations stops. As well as the embarrassment of hot flushes, sleep is often interrupted by night sweats, mood swings are common and vaginal dryness and a loss of libido affect a woman’s sex life. However, it is estimated that only one in 10 women seeks medical advice. Many women try one thing after another and the research is very robust.

Research has shown that Hypnotherapy is extremely successful in relieving menopausal symptoms. What’s more, it’s massively superior to herbs, ginseng, soya, evening primrose oil, yoga and acupuncture – all of which are unproven despite their popularity.

Many women might shy away from using hypnotherapy for menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes and night sweats, but reports suggest that of all the alternative treatments available – from herbal supplements to acupuncture – hypnosis is almost uniquely effective in alleviating symptoms of the menopause.

The results of rigorous clinical studies on Hypnotherapy concluded that there was solid evidence that using this, and cognitive behavioural therapy, were beneficial for menopausal symptoms. One study showed that women who had hypnotherapy five times a week had a dramatic reduction in the number and severity of hot flushes.

So, what is Hypnotherapy and how does it work? Hypnotherapy is a powerful, natural and safe state of extreme relaxation that you allow yourself to enter. You remain fully in control of your mind and body and you can come out of hypnosis at any time.

We all experience a state of hypnosis many times a day – for example when you drive to work but on arrival you have no recollection of the journey or whilst you are watching TV and concentrating so much that you do not hear when someone calls you. In the Hypnotherapy sessions you will allow yourself to visualise your body without troublesome menopausal symptoms. We all know about the Mind Body connection.

The sessions will empower you to take control of your hot flushes and night sweats and help you make and accept the Menopause experience a better one.

It will empower you to trust your body and have confidence controlling it. You can be taught by a hypnotherapist. Try one of the four weekly sessions to see if it helps you.

Namita Bhatia

Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist

07305 595603


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