CBT and the Menopause; Hopeful of Hove !

December 1, 2018

Hot flushed of Hove

  BBC The Truth about Menopause   Wasn’t this a fabulous programme ?! Sadly I find myself in the ‘woman of a certain age’ bracket (surely too young) to be experiencing peri-menopausal symptoms. Despite my therapy brain trying to rationalise and calm, it’s amazing how a drop in Oestrogen can bring out the irrational and emotional self . Thank goodness for programmes like this, and a good GP to chew over the choices.

However, Mariella Frostrup has helped to get us talking about the menopause in all its forms, dispel some myths, look at facts and suggest treatments that work. I was pleased to learn that CBT has been trialled at Kings College London and shown to reduce some of the symptoms by changing perceptions such as anxious responses when the flush wave strikes. Physician heal thyself !

Sunday Blues

February 21, 2016
Recharging the batteries on a Summer Sunday

Recharging the batteries on a Summer Sunday

Sunday can be an odd day. For some, its busy organising others, ourselves, catching up, shopping and all the ‘stuff’ left over from the week before. Like most people I set off on Friday evening, then by Sunday afternoon realise I haven’t done half the tasks I’ve set myself.

In all this activity however, its important, I would say essential to take time for yourself and breath. Allow yourself the ‘gift’ if you like of that walk in the fresh air, TV guilty pleasure, or weekend slab of cake that is a world away from spirialized courgette (which I love too, but Saturday cake is fabulous).

Find out what works for you and nurtures your mental health for positive times.

Me ? A walk with the sausage-dog, tea, cake and guilty pleasure telly; which I am about to take part in now. Happy Sunday.