How can you be empowered to take control of your menopause?

Factual information about the impact of hormonal decline and the journey through peri-menopause, menopause and post menopause is vital for every women. With it you can navigate the transition with as much confidence as possible.

However the challenges we face and almost trauma for some, when the first signs of peri-menopause appear, is quite often a surprise for most women and confusing for others.

So how can we change this? How can we learn and understand the key aspects of what to expect and when?

One pioneering solution is a dedicated menopause retreat – a day of knowledge, inspiration and next steps all about menopause and beyond.

The team behind Fountain Retreats, led by Dee Gardner, have created a carefully crafted combination of fact-based programs, focussing on four key areas – yoga, nutrition, medical advice and psychotherapy.

Uplifting and inspirational, the menopause retreats are all delivered in luxury locations, with specialists present to share key aspects of how you can help alleviate and sometimes eliminate the symptoms of menopause.

Why yoga?

As we get older, keeping ourselves moving is vital for our mental and physical health and well-being. The retreats introduce you to Yoga, specifically tailored for our midlife menopausal bodies and minds.

According to research, yoga can help with the following: stress, anxiety, depression, heart health, chronic pain, fatigue, balance, breathing, sleep, and even weight loss through mindfulness.

How food and nutrition can alleviate your menopausal symptoms and set you up for a healthy mid-life and beyond.

There is an increasing body of research that demonstrates the importance of diet and lifestyle in controlling and alleviating menopausal symptoms, and ensuring a healthy midlife and beyond.

The nutritional advisors, with menopause as a special interest, will provide you with information and practical tips on how you can make small and easy changes to your diet that will have a big impact on symptoms. Such as hot flushes, food cravings, weight gain and poor sleep, as well as protect your bones, brain and heart as we age.

Medical facts & figures

During your session with the nurse, you will better understand the mechanics of the female anatomy, why hormones are necessary, what they do, and how our bodies change during peri-menopause and post-menopause. Through discussion and interactive education, the nurse explains and offers guidance that can help improve long-term health.

She will also discuss HRT, and provide crucial up-to-date information, following National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines and bust myths associated with treatments.

Why learning about psychology during peri/menopause Is vital…

“We believe, along with our experts from the world of psychotherapy, that good mental health is critical to our overall well-being”.

As well as the taboo that exists surrounding menopause, mental illness has also been considered a taboo subject. Mental wellness should certainly have more attention, and the specifically focused menopause retreat provide support, education, techniques and understanding when it comes to your precious mental health.

You will leave feeling more in control, having discussed your thoughts and feelings, and will take home some invaluable techniques, and a better understanding of how CBT could help reduce symptoms. As a VIP Member, you will also have access to downloadable information, and even more techniques, as they plan how to best support you through your menopausal years and beyond.

For more information on Fountain Retreats visit their website.