Exacerbated by a lack of knowledge and negative social attitudes, many women find the Menopause a confusing and uncomfortable phase in their lives. Some have fears and concerns about the impact on their libido, self-esteem, and mental wellbeing, and feel reluctant or embarrassed to speak about the subject directly, often affecting relationships with partners and children. Many GPs also feel uneducated and feel they have little to offer, especially if HRT is unwanted or contraindicated.

  • What will I learn?

    This workshop aims to explore the Menopause as a natural phase in a womens lives effecting them mentally, emotionally and physically; an existential transition into another phase of life. Through experiential exercises and group discussion we will explore beliefs, experiences and myths about Menopause.

  • Example modules

    • The physiological process of the female reproductive cycle and the Menopause phase
    • The differences between female reproductive and sexual processes
    • The impact of Stress on physical and emotional wellbeing, exacerbating symptoms like anxieties, hot flushes, sleep difficulties
    • Strategies for managing a healthy transition through the Menopause.
  • How will I be assessed?

    N/A

  • Entry Requirements

    There are no formal entry requirements for this course. Everyone is welcome.

  • Additional Information

    Date & Time: Saturday 29th June 2019 - 10:30 - 5:30

    Tuition Fee: £40

    Delivered by Cabby Laffy and Eileen Bellot

    Cabby Laffy has been a facilitator of trainings and workshops since 1991. She has also worked as a psychotherapist with individuals and couples, and a supervisor for individual and couple work, for over twenty-five years. Cabby and Eileen have been running menopause programmes together since 2014. She is a UKCP registered and NCP accredited psychotherapist, a COSRT accredited psychosexual therapist, a supervisor, an educator and group facilitator, and a member of PCSR. Cabby's book LoveSex: An Integrative Model for Sexual Education (Karnac 2013) presents a model for psychosexual health. Cabby is available for one to one and couple therapy, training and supervision. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Eileen Bellot, Writer, Health Professional, Speaker & Workshop Facilitator. Eileen founded the Reclaim the Menopause programme in 2012 My work is inspired by the things that make me curious: in 2012 I became curious about why women were embarrassed talking about the Menopause, so started the Reclaim the Menopause Project to allow women the opportunity to start having a dialogue about this important subject. Eileens work creates space that allow people exploration of their mental, physical, spiritual and emotional selves. In 2018 she produced a peer review paper with Emeritus Dr Myra Hunter (Kings College), called Reclaim the Menopause: A pilot study of an evidence-based menopause course for symptom management and resilience building, (Bellot et al), published in Post Reproductive Health a journal for health professionals in Jan 2018. Eileen is currently developing a play called Blood Rites exploring womens rites of passage and the menopause. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Twitter: @Questlife2

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Course Details

Qualification Level No Level
Study Mode Part-Time Course
Start Date 29th June
Duration 1 Weeks
Course Code PEXMEXXXX/AY
Runs at

Aylesbury

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Cabby Eileen

Cabby Laffy - Psychotherapist, Writer & Workshop Facilitator (left)

Eileen Bellot - Writer, Health Professional, Speaker & Workshop Facilitator (right)

 

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