Covid has impacted on us all especially those of us with a range of health issues. This has caused a huge rise in co-morbidities and pre-existing mental health problems, depression, anxiety, mental well-being and loneliness. Physical illness such as obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and cancer are rising. We have been stuck indoors and have had to live a very different life since the start of the pandemic. However the damage is done, hence our nervous system can go into overload and we can feel unwell and not be able to cope. The NHS are now recommending mindfulness practice and I will explain more about that in the science page.

Working with difficulties

We can build a sense of refuge and resilience to understand awareness and how to cultivate it, bringing attention to what is happening in the present moment by observing our thoughts and feelings and sensations in a non-judgmental way with acceptance and kindness

We can work with mindfulness to help the nervous system respond and change by using different methods of mindfulness  and this is not just meditation, but simple things like slowing down, taking a few breaths , stopping to look out of the window at the birds, sitting down with a nice cup of tea. Exercise and just Sitting. Science is now showing us we can alter the way the brain affects our body causing a breakdown in health and well-being which has a huge impact on our immune system.

This was and still is my journey and my shield of mindfulness to help me deal with lifes events so I would love to share and teach you to become stronger and feel you can deal with stress and anxiety and other health difficulties you may have.

Mindfulness and the Menopause
Shield Maidens Take Back Your Power £20

Your Shield To Mind and Body Adaptation to dealing with a difficult time in a woman’s life.

Mindfulness can be such a powerful tool to help reset our mind-body connection when we are having problems with the menopause. This course will also include mindful exercise and movement.

Learn from my own personal experience how I deal with the menopause. This course will give you the tools to practice and prevent you from worrying about the future (overwhelming you) with anxiety on how you can cope with symptoms.  

The attitude you have upon this transition can have a tremendous impact on your experience  as well as on your choice of behaviour and how you deal with it.  Studies show negative beliefs held prior to menopause can have a feeling of you having a more difficult time. For example the more catastrophic your thoughts about hot flushes , the more intense they can be this can lead  to depression during menopause which is not uncommon. Changing those negative thoughts and attitudes can result in a reduction of symptoms. Even in the face of the most difficult symptoms, women state that changing their outlook helps.

Learn how Mindfulness can help you deal with symptoms. We can re-set our nervous system with regular practice and for me this was like putting up my shield when I felt anything unpleasant coming on.  A new habit of learning for me has led to a mental shift in dealing with feelings of anxiety when our hormones become unbalanced and we suffer with some or all of the symtoms below.

  • increased heart rate
  • palpitations 
  • tiredness
  • weight gain 
  • decreased bone density       
  • hot and cold flushes
  • night sweats
  • trouble sleeping
  • low mood, depression or anxiety
  • reduced sex drive 
  • problems with memory and concentration

I have found it really has helped me take back my power of dealing with some of the symtoms above. 

Please phone or message me for a chat if you would like any information.

Here is a sample of a meditation to calm and ground you in the present moment. Enjoy!

Dates to be announced.

How we can work together

One to One Sessions

group Sessions

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