Wellbeing Café - The “M” Word Series
To provide a confidential, fun, and friendly space to talk about the “M” word. A community group for women of any age who are or have experienced challenges pre, during and post menopause. If you are finding life and the ups and downs of hormones a bit of a challenge or maybe you can offer some help and advice to other women, join in and share your experiences and wisdom.
The group is facilitated by Mindset & Development Coach Evanthia Steadman and Health & Wellbeing Coach Suzi Gibbs-Chalmers who dare we say it, is about to turn the big 50 this year.
The Menopause seems to be the last taboo; heaven knows why as we all go through it, so let’s talk. It can be a bit lonely and maybe family are not always the best people to share feelings around the emotional and physical changes you are experiencing. So, we thought there must be other women out their wanting a safe space to let off steam, connect and have somewhere to laugh about the changes and sleeping with window open when it is -2 outside!
The “M” Word Series 1
Our first Zoom meeting will be 4th February 2021, 7.00pm to 8.00pm. It will be an informal session getting to know each other so just come along, listen, share, and enjoy with a cuppa. As a group, we can then plan future sessions, dates, timings, and topics you would like covered. There will also be an opportunity to do a guided meditation at end of the session if you would like to stay online for this.
Last month we really enjoyed getting to chat and share our experiences with laughter being the best medicine! We spoke about HRT and supplements that have been useful for the group and finished the session with some visualisation relaxation/meditation. This week we’re looking at how we can embrace our bodily changes using reframing and positive mindset with everyone contributing to what works for them.
We look forward to seeing you there.
The “M” Word Series 2
Tuesday, 2 March 2021 at 7.30pm-8.30pm.
This month’s topic will look at having a positive mindset through life’s changes can help reduce and even eliminate symptoms. With a talk from Evanthia Steadman Mindset Coach and personal -development coach and Suzi Gibbs-Chalmers Health and Wellness coach.
The group will then have the chance discuss and share their experiences on staying well during the perimenopause and post- menopause.
“M” Series session 2 went really well, 2 new people joined and great discussions around positive mindset, checking in with how we feel and positively reframing the new life challenges. Suzi provided top tips to help with night sweats and sleeping better. We had a Hair Loss Specialist and Mental Health Coach join the group.
The “M” Word Series 3
The next session of The "M" Word Series 3 we will be joined by Jenny - a womens health nutrtionalist, she will be here to chat about nutrition and lifestyle strategies to support you through menopauce and beyond.
Join us on Tuesday 6 April 2021, 7.30-8.30pm
The “M” Word Series 4
This month it was great to be joined by Jenny from Go Nourish, she spoke to the group on “5 ways to feel healthier and fitter”.
Jenny presented on healthy eating, serving sizes and the correct macro ratios for our meals, supplementation (if required) especially the importance of Magnesium, B Vitamins and also Botanicals during menopause. Great tips on staying hydrated with filtered water, avoidance of pesticides using more organic foods if possible and how important it is to reduce stress and move more.
The “M” Word Series 5
Next wellbeing café is Thursday 13th May, 7.30pm.
This month Bev Thorogood a Menopause Specialist and Midlife Coach with be joining us to discuss how to successfully manage menopause/peri-menopause symptoms in the workplace. She will join us for discussion on 'MAKING MENOPAUSE MAINSTREAM', Helping businesses retain valuable female talent through menopause awareness training. Helping women over 40 rediscover their confidence and thrive through midlife and beyond.
The “M” Word Series 6
Next wellbeing café is Thursday 10th June, 7.30pm.
In Series 6, we will be discussing how to overcome associated feelings of overwhelm, anxiety and difficulties in focusing. Using mindfulness and NLP techniques, we will explore how to prioritise our time, develop more “me” time and increase our sense of freedom to choose.
Last month we had some interesting discussions relating to how we overcome feelings of overwhelm, anxiety and difficulties in focusing. After practising mindfulness and NLP techniques we explored ways to create more time for ourselves. We also enjoyed sharing between us elements which had worked particularly well for us individually from previous sessions. We will continue to practice many of these tips and techniques over the summer.
The “M” Word Series
The "M" Word Series won't be running over the summer months as everyone takes their summer break and enjoys more time with their family. But it will return soon, check back on our website or social media for return dates. Email Suzi or Evanthia to register your interest and do let us know what you are struggling with and what you need support with.
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