She Comes First

by Janet Barnett

The ‘M’ word held at Clockwise on Friday 27th May. The event was organised by Sewn Together “Fun Friday” .
Sixteen women attended the session which was delivered by health specialists Jacquie Da Costa-Myers and Charm Elakil.
Some of the highlights:
Menopause is a period of change that brings changes to a woman’s life, support is needed for women to allow a smoother transition into maturity.
Affects women in the UK approx. at 51 years old natural progress (changes to estrogen, progesterone and testosterone)
Stages of Menopause: Premenopause, Premature Menopause or premature ovarian
insufficiency or primary ovarian insufficiency, Early Menopause,
Perimenopause or menopause transition, Menopause/ Post
Common Menopause Symptoms:
Hot flashes, Night sweats, Sleep disruptions/disorders, Genitourinary syndrome, Sexual dysfunction/issues, Memory issues, Mood changes, Weight gain
HRT and/or coping strategies during the Menopause phase: Cognitive Behaviour
Therapy (CBT), Talking Therapy, Hypnosis, Mindfulness, Art and Creativity, Sleep,
Massage and Aromatherapy, Acupuncture, Nutrition and Herbs
Positive factors: No menstruations, No premenopausal syndrome (PMS), Intercourse
without getting pregnant, No headaches, Time for yourself, Focus on you.
“It’s my pleasure to provide a testimonial for The ‘M’ Word workshop. Jacqueline and
Charm delivered a very engaging in-depth session. The content helped me feel confident to talk to other women and offer support” Shirley Charm Elakil, BSc(Hons) Herbal Medicine,

MNIMH, D.N.N Herbal Medicine and Nutritional Practitioner
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