A Workshop for Women of a Certain Age!
I am passionate about empowering women to reach their full potential, no matter what their age, and along with my own experience I have met a lot of women in both my professional and personal lives for whom one of the most challenging phases they have faced as women is the menopause. I am therefore really excited to offer this new one day workshop to support women in moving from 'surviving' the menopause to 'thriving' through the change.
Why a 'menopause workshop'?
As women what do we think of when we hear the word ‘menopause’? Chances are we might equate it with unpleasant physical symptoms, either because we have already experienced these, or because we are afraid that we will. We might feel sadness at the ending of our child-bearing potential, or anxiety about getting older in general. There’s no doubt that the phase of menopause can be very challenging for many of us both physically and emotionally.
There are many resources available today to help us with the hormonal shifts and physical symptoms we might encounter, but perhaps the biggest challenge we face is finding our way healthily through the emotional shifts, which are about much more than just our hormones and for which we often receive little support. The culture in which we live our lives has a particularly powerful impact on our experience, and we can all see that neither the menopause nor older women are portrayed in empowering ways in our current culture where 'youth' is all. And though every single one of us goes through this phase of life it can feel very isolating because we rarely talk about it together. No wonder we may find it hard to look beyond, let alone look forward to, menopause!
But it is possible to begin to challenge this culture, and transform our experience of the menopause. It is no accident that the menopause is also called ‘the change’. This phase of our lives as women can be an extraordinary time for new beginnings and creative potential, and with the average life expectancy for women in the UK now over 80 there is a lot of life left for us to live once our periods stop. When we approach this time of life with new empowered ways of thinking we can discover that it possesses remarkable treasure to mine, polish and share. We can for example;
What will this workshop cover?
Using a mixture of information sharing and partner and group work (with some fun exercises thrown in for good measure!), the day will aim to cover the following;
You will leave the day with a totally new and empowering way to think about your menopause and about yourself, some new friends, and with a starting point for your future plans. During the day you will also buddy up with another woman for some on-going co-coaching to keep you on track with your goals after the workshop.
What this workshop is not about
Although this workshop will cover aspects of a healthy lifestyle that impact on how we experience menopause it is not designed to provide individual medical advice to women with physical symptoms of menopause. Please see your healthcare practitioner for specific advice on these matters.
Who is this workshop for?
Any woman who is approaching, going through, or has already passed menopause, who wants information and support to;
When is the workshop?
The first workshop will be on Saturday April 28th 2018 from 9.30am to 5.30pm
Further dates and venues to follow.
Where is it?
We are very fortunate to have the lovely nurturing venue of the Niland Conference Centre for the first workshop. This warm and welcoming venue is set among gardens which should be bursting in to life by the end of April.
Niland Conference Centre,
93 Elstree Road,
How much does it cost?
How do I book a place and/or find out further information?
Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place and/or find out more about whether this is for you. When you get in touch please let me know what you would be particularly keen to explore in your own journey through the change as I will be tailoring the workshop as much as possible to the needs of the participants. Please also let me know about any dietary restrictions you may have.