Menopausal women are the fastest growing demographic in the workforce and more than two million women have difficulties at work due to menopause symptoms. Kate Pigeon-Owen, of Wellbeing International, returns to talk about why the team are delivering gender neutral webinars on the science surrounding the topic
The team at Wellbeing International were having a chat over coffee, discussing how most articles and stats about the menopause were negative and scaremongering. We decided to interview women who had experienced a smooth transition and look at what they might have in common. We were absolutely fascinated to discover that there were five factors that they all shared. One of which was that they all worked at creating an evening routine so that they got a good night’s sleep and woke up refreshed.
Having decided to study, attend lectures and consult with one of the top doctors at Harley Street, I used myself as a guinea pig; I can confirm that understanding the science of sleep is key and we need to adapt our evening rituals as we get a little older. For example, did you know that having a hot bath of an evening can actually stop you from sleeping! Having a bath a couple of hours before you wish to sleep will help though.
Historically the phrase ‘Wise Woman’ was associated with the menopause and a celebrated phase in a woman’s life. The Greek goddess Minerva, although also called a warrior goddess, did not battle with weapons in the physical sense, but through the inner sense of being a wise woman.
Additionally, the word ‘crone’ used to also be associated with the menopause meaning woman ’who has come to peace with who she is’. Interesting how differently we use that word today!
Since that office discussion, we have been commissioned to deliver gender neutral lectures, retreats and more recently webinars on this key topic. Companies such as University Partnership Programme, Best Western Hotels and CGL in Norfolk to name a few. We are passionate about teaching the science surrounding this topic and offering some thoughts on how to prepare for this phase in either your life or someone you love, as well as offering support to those of you in this transition phase. There is lots to celebrate. So, if you are 20 or 90 male or female there is much that you can learn.
The next Wellbeing International online webinar on the menopause takes place on February 20, 2021, from 9-10.30am. Kate will present a 90-minute webinar on all things ‘menopausal’. Topics will include increasing your energy, improving sleep, managing symptoms, weight loss and nutrition, as well as embracing the positives .Feel safe, supported and informed – and leave with a wealth of knowledge and your own personalised action plan to carry forward. There are three complimentary places, if you do not have the funds at this time. Please feel free to get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit https://www.wellbeinginternational.co.uk/menopause/