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Menopause: How to Embrace this chapter of Life

Menopause, often viewed as a daunting milestone, is a natural part of a woman's life journey. However, it's time to reframe the narrative surrounding menopause.

Mind & Mood 31 May, 2024

Menopause, often viewed as a daunting milestone, is a natural part of a woman's life journey. However, it's time to reframe the narrative surrounding menopause. Instead of dreading it, let's celebrate this transition as an opportunity to embrace a new chapter of life, with some practical tips that can help you navigate this period with confidence and positivity. Menopause marks the culmination of years of experience, growth, and learning. It's a testament to the wisdom you've gained throughout your life. Celebrating it acknowledges the value of your journey.

You can bid farewell to the monthly inconveniences that menstruation brings. No more worries about heavy periods, PMS, or contraception. Menopause can actually bring a sense of freedom. You can explore new hobbies, travel, or invest in self-care like never before. It's a liberating feeling, and here’s how you can make the most of it:

· Educate Yourself: Understanding what to expect during menopause is empowering. Read up on the physical and emotional changes that may occur so you can approach them with knowledge.  Our New Menopause Service at Centric Health empowers you to make informed decisions around HRT and non HRT symptom management, while also assessing your current health, recommending lifestyle changes related to nutrition, exercise, sleep optimisation, stress management and supplementation over 2 consultations.  Find out about the New Menopause Service here.

· Stay Active: Regular exercise can help alleviate many menopausal symptoms like mood swings and weight gain. It also boosts your mood and overall well-being.

· Prioritise Self-Care: Take time for self-care activities that nourish your body and mind. This can include meditation, yoga, massage, or simply spending time doing what makes you happy.

· Consider Therapy: If menopause brings unexpected mental health challenges, seeking the help of a therapist or counsellor can provide valuable guidance and support.  Our Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can be a very helpful tool that can teach you to reframe how you view and handle this transition and can be attended in person or digitally - more details here.

And lastly, build a Support System. Surround yourself with friends and family who understand and support you. Be sure to check in with your GP for additional support. Sharing your experiences can be therapeutic, and we want you to join us on this journey of celebrating menopause and embracing a new chapter of life!

As you navigate the changes in your body and emotions during menopause, it is possible to emerge with increased self-confidence, knowing you can handle life's challenges with grace and resilience. If you're looking for support and guidance during this transition, our mental health professionals are here to help. Contact us today to take the first step towards a healthier, happier you. Visit our website https://mentalhealth.ie for more information, contact us at (01) 6111719 or email [email protected] for any guidance you may need!