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Have you ever considered that relief from your menopause symptoms may lie within your own natural reservoir – your mind?
Allow me to explain . . .
The wonderful thing about hypnosis is that this complementary modality is a safe and gentle way of bringing about positive and effective results, provided the recipient is open and receptive.
So to begin, let’s briefly explore how the mind works in order to understand how hypnosis can be a useful way to tap into one’s own internal resources in order to bring about positive change.
The mind has two parts – the conscious and the subconscious. Consider an iceberg, what is visible above the water is only a small portion of the mind (think of this part of the iceberg as your conscious mind.) Information from our surrounding environment is received through all or some of our 5 senses – these being sight, smell , taste, touch, and hearing. This information is judged and reasoned through our conscious mind and as we grow older we tend to be more analytical which can lead to a less open-minded outlook.
Think about eating a strawberry. I imagine you can see the colour, feel its texture, taste the flavour, smell the aroma, and hear the sound as you bite into it. Your conscious mind judges, criticizes and reasons the information before sending it to your subconscious for storage. This information can then be recalled to remember the effects the strawberry had on you or to compare with the next set of suggestions for the next strawberry you eat.
Essentially the subconscious is like electricity – power without direction. It is the subconscious that runs a person and so the programs within it determine reactions. When a person is in hypnosis, the conscious is relaxed but always available to protect the person if needed. It is in this relaxed state that the subconscious is open and receptive to positive suggestions supplied to it by the hypnotherapist. The conscious mind will only accept information that is acceptable to the person receiving hypnosis. This information is then handed to the subconscious and so a new positive program is available and able to be run by the person.
Perimenopause and menopause is a natural transition that occurs in our body as we age. The decrease in estrogen and progesterone can, in some cases, be uncomfortable. The sudden volcanic eruption of heat caused by a hot flush can be rather disconcerting while at a social event or at work. However, contrary to popular belief, hot flushes and night sweats are not the only symptoms of menopause. The list is extensive and each person has different experiences… mood swings, irritability, brain fog, and insomnia are a few examples of other side effects Men do not get off the hook either but are fortunate in the fact that their experience of andropause is slower and possibly less intense. It begins earlier at the age of 30 with a gradual decrease in testosterone, then finishes around the age of 70-80. An increase of fat around the breasts and belly region is a common sign of andropause.
It is understandable that some choose to seek medical intervention to gain relief from the physical and emotional symptoms of menopause and andropause. Although hormone replacement therapy may assist some, it is not for everyone due to their medical history.
But don’t fret, there is good news! The Bayler Study shows an 85% improvement in the symptoms of menopause using hypnosis. For the people who took part in this study, not only was there a remarkable decrease in the number of hot flushes but also an impressive improvement in other areas such as sleep. Hypnosis uses effective visualisations of coolness and guided imagery of calm settings that is the language of the subconscious. As mentioned earlier, it is from the subconscious that the new program is run and therefore change becomes implemented for the better.
Inner Space Wellbeing offers the complete Menopause Relief Hypnosis Program Bunbury in a calm and quiet environment. Contact me today to book an appointment and begin your refreshingly comfortable and hopeful way of being.