Get more mindful at the menopause?
As anxiety levels increase nationally due to the coronavirus pandemic, tackling mental health is becoming increasingly important. Mind-body approaches, such as mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), are increasing in popularity as more women try these to deal with troublesome menopausal symptoms. But can these therapies really help you at this time of life?
In the Spring 2020 issue of The Menopause Exchange newsletter, Professor Myra Hunter, professor of clinical health psychology at King‚Äôs College London, looks at the medical evidence behind mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). She assesses whether you could use these therapies to deal with hot flushes and night sweats, sleep problems, anxiety and mood swings, as well as other common menopausal symptoms.
‚ÄúThese therapies can help to reduce stress and anxiety,‚ÄĚ says Norma Goldman, founder and director of The Menopause...