October 2018 Event ‘Talking Menopause with the Experts’.
“The most interesting and important event for women going through menopause”
Becks Armstrong, founder of the Clarity App, was talking about her visit to our latest ‘Talking Menopause with the Experts’ event. This event was part of the ‘Positive Pause’ menopause awareness-raising campaign that we ran in the lead up to this year’s World Menopause Day. Here’s a flavour of what was on the agenda.
“An engaging and informative event, led by professionals with the most up to date research, it removed both myths and stigma about the menopause.” Guest, Sarah T
Gynaecologist and Obstetrician, Dr Karen Morton, founder of ‘Doctor Morton’s - the Medical Helpline’, myth busted menopause, gave a candid assessment of the risks associated with HRT and talked about how women can manage their own menopause. Karen’s delivery was as always, friendly, warm and compelling, as she stripped back the mysteries of menopause! You can hear more of her advice in a series of vlogs she’s made with us.
Women’s Health Physiotherapist and expert on pelvic floors, Christien Bird, from The White Hart Clinic, talked all things pelvic health. She focussed on sexual health and the huge impact menopause can have on our intimate and personal relationships as vaginal dryness, loss of libido and pelvic floor issues kick in. Christien enlightened the room with how strengthening pelvic floor muscles can improve orgasms – and in turn that orgasms are a good way of exercising and strengthening pelvic floors, to stop any leaking when we laugh and preventing prolapse. She’d prescribe orgasms on prescription!
Whilst she’s a big fan of topical oestrogen for vaginal dryness, Christien says that when sex becomes painful, women should seek specialist support from a women’s health physiotherapist. Hear Christien talking about this here.
“Life Changing!” Georgia W
It was great to see how engaged the guests at South London’s beautiful Bell House were. There was a real feeling of ‘why didn’t we know this sooner?’, combined with a thirst for the knowledge that women could use to deal with menopause – don’t we all want straightforward solutions when we think things aren’t going well?
Our next ‘Talking Menopause with the Experts’ event is happening on 26th January, 2019.
Fluctuating hormones in perimenopause, menopause and beyond, can cause havoc, taking their toll on women's psychological wellbeing and relationships across the board, affecting self-confidence. At our next event we'll be delving into:
How best to manage your personal relationships - with psychotherapist and relationship counsellor, Pam Custors.
Improving your work experience - with Menopause in the Workplace coach, Julie Dennis.
An espresso workshop, working on mental resilience and mindfulness, to give a shot of energy, ideas and motivation helpful in perimenopause and beyond - with global corporate consultant, Jane Atherton, from Om Phoenix.
As usual, there’ll be lots of ideas, information, strategies and a gift bag to take home. Tickets are available on Eventbrite. Join us!
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