Menopause and Anxiety: The Menopause Collective are here to help!

by | Sep 19, 2021 | Moving Through Menopause Podcast, Podcasts

Menopause and Anxiety

The Menopause Collective are back and this episode we are tackling the many moods of Menopause with a focus on Anxiety! Anxiety is when you are continually worried or tense. It appears to affect almost twice as many women as men and it is a common symptom of the menopause.

In general, anxiety is characterised by a constant sense of worry over normal everyday events. The feelings generated are usually greater than the situation calls for. And although you may be aware of this disproportionate reaction, it can be really difficult to intervene and shake off these feelings. You may even feel constantly on edge and irritable. This can be hard to handle but YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Hear our stories and heave a sigh of relief!

Why does Menopause affect my Mood?

Why do mood fluctuations, depression, anxiety occur around the time of Menopause? Part of the explanation lies with the fact that oestrogen plays an important role in moderating the chemical activities in your brain. When the level of oestrogen is high you feel well. As Oestrogen levels drop, a number of symptoms such as low mood and anxiety can set in.

How can we Help?

We have heard it all before, but a healthy lifestyle can have a significant impact on how you feel. In this episode The Menopause Collective share some stories of Menopause, some strategies and top tips to help you manage your mood thrive up to, through and beyond Menopause. Don’t underestimate the medicinal power of plants to boost your mood. Embrace regular movement to boost your mood. Take time to understand yourself like never before and why not view this as an opportunity to plan for a fantastic future you!

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This episodes contributors are:

Phillipa Butler: Chartered Physiotherapist, Certified Pilates Teacher, Yoga and Meditation Teacher

Tamar Challis: Person centred counsellor, coach and mediator specialising in women’s mental health as they move through life transitions such as menopause, divorce, retirement.

Nikki Chamberlain: Health and Wellness Coach

Claire Ottewell: Aromatherapist and Medical Astrologer.

Pilates for Menopause for Massage Therapists and Manual Therapists  - NAT Diploma Course with Precizion 10 CEUs

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