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How To Manage Menopause Using Hypnosis

Written by: Rachael Davies, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.

 

Menopause is a natural part of life, but it can be challenging. Many women experience hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety, loss of confidence and insomnia as their hormone levels change. Sadly, all too often, women have their symptoms dismissed; a 2021 study from the UK found that 74% of women waited over a year for a menopause diagnosis.

Blackboard with text "Menopause", stethoscope, pills on blue wooden background.

Fortunately, hypnosis may be able to help with many common menopause symptoms. Read on to learn more about how hypnosis can help you manage your symptoms and get a good night's sleep again!


Hypnotherapy for Menopause


Hypnotherapy may be the answer if you're looking for a more natural way to manage your menopause symptoms. Hypnotherapy for menopause is effective because it can help with many of the most common symptoms of this time in a woman's life.


The benefits of hypnotherapy for menopause include the following:

  • Reduced stress levels and anxiety

  • Improved sleep quality and duration

  • Improved confidence

  • Decreased hot flashes and night sweats

The National Council for Hypnotherapy reports that randomised, controlled studies of hypnotherapy for menopause showed promising results. In the studies, hypnosis was more effective than acupuncture, herbal supplements and yoga for managing symptoms.


What Is Hypnosis?


It's helpful to begin by understanding what hypnosis is not, as there are a lot of myths in the public domain:

  • It's not mind control. A hypnotist can't make you do something you don't want to; in fact, they avoid any suggestion that could be considered harmful.

  • It's not like sleeping. You'll remain aware of your surroundings during the session and remember everything that's said and done.

Trance is a natural state of being. Your hypnotherapist will guide you into a deeply relaxed state before making suggestions to help your subconscious mind manage your symptoms. The session will be unique to you and your symptoms. Some hypnotherapists provide a recording for you to listen to after the session to strengthen the transformation that occurs during the session.


How Does Hypnotherapy Help With Menopause Symptoms?

  • Hypnosis helps you relax, focus, and feel more in control.

  • Hypnotherapy can help you stop worrying so much about symptoms. Worries about hot flashes or night sweats often make these problems worse.

  • Hypnosis can help improve your confidence in your abilities to manage menopause.

  • You can use hypnosis to address individual symptoms.

  • Hypnosis is a safe, effective treatment which you can use whether you are using HRT or not. It won't interfere with any medication you are taking.

Sleep Better with Hypnotherapy for Menopause


One of the most debilitating symptoms of menopause is lack of sleep.


Many people struggle with insomnia during menopause. Hypnotherapy can help you cope with this by allowing you to relax and fall asleep more easily. A hypnotherapist will help you settle into a trance-like state while focusing on your breathing patterns. You will be able to do this after the session as hypnosis is a skill you can learn for yourself.


Hypnotherapy can also help with other menopause symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats and make it easier to deal with any underlying stress or anxiety contributing to your insomnia.


How to Find a Qualified Practitioner of Hypnotherapy for Menopause Symptoms


When you're looking for a hypnotherapist to help with your menopause symptoms, it's essential to ensure they have experience working with this condition. While not all hypnotherapists are experienced in working with menopause, some have extensive experience treating menopausal women and can offer you various tools and techniques.


Typically speaking, the best way to determine whether a practitioner has experience working with menopause is by asking them directly. If they have experience working with this condition, ask them what kind of things they've encountered during sessions and how they dealt with them.


You should also consider whether or not they hold certifications from accredited institutions, like the General Hypnotherapy Register or the American Board of Hypnotherapy.


Hypnosis is a good option if you're looking for a way to treat menopause symptoms. Hypnosis is safe and effective and can help with many menopause symptoms.


Hypnotherapy for menopause is a natural alternative to traditional medical treatments for menopausal symptoms, like hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or antidepressants. It's also an excellent option for women who want to avoid taking prescription drugs in favour of something more holistic.


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Rachael Davies, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Rachael Davies, is the owner of InsideOut Wellness, the leading natural wellbeing clinic in North Wales and InsideOut Wellness Academy, a home for personal and professional development. As an NLP Master Coach, Clinical Hypnotherapist & Energy Healer Rachael has created a unique method to supporting clients to mental, emotional and spiritual wellness.

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