This is a small face-to-face workshop (max 6 people) which is appropriate for all women approaching the peri-menopause through to the post menopause stage. You will learn how using breathwork and cold exposure can help you manage many menopausal symptoms.
How Breathwork can help
Common menopausal symptoms may include hot flushes, night sweats, insomnia, disturbed sleep, headaches, palpitations, mood swings, anxiety, forgetfulness, difficulty concentrating. Many of these symptoms can be aggravated or even caused by poor (dysfunctional) breathing habits (i.e. mouth breathing, using the upper chest rather than the diaphragm, breathing too fast and hard, taking big breaths).
Many of us don't realise we are breathing sub-optimally and that these breathing patterns can have an adverse effect on our physical and mental health, our sleep, energy levels, focus and concentration. If we are then breathing like this during the menopause years, we may be worsening our symptoms. Learning better functional breathing habits (nasal breathing 24/7, using the diaphragm, breathing lighter and slower) helps to balance our nervous system, boosts our immune system, calms the mind, improves the quality of our sleep, focus & concentration and sports performance.
Cold Water Immersion
We also explore the benefits of cold water immersion and how this can also reduce menopausal symptoms as well as contribute to better mental and physical wellbeing.
There will also be an opportunity to look at other lifestyle factors that will influence your menopause transition, such as diet, exercise and sleep routines. We can also talk about HRT. Probably most importantly, this workshop provides a supportive environment to share experiences, worries and solutions, as well as having fun!
Hot drinks and a snack will be provided during the workshop.
Following the day, you will receive a summary of the breathing exercises covered so you can continue to practice these in your daily life.
Marianne is an Advanced Oxygen Advantage Instructor (breathing coach), Menopause Wellbeing Practitioner, and Cold Water Therapy Practitioner.
* This course is not suitable for anyone with a serious heart or health condition due to the cold water exposure. If you are unsure whether the workshop is suitable for you, please contact Marianne before booking.