Talks on menopause
There is a real sense of women feeling disempowered through them not getting the right help or information on the challenges of menopause and I feel part of my role in the community is to give a straightforward and up to date presentation of the evidence about the benefits of HRT.
I always like to support local shops and businesses and often buy clothes, beachwear and undies from Sheen Uncovered in East Sheen. So when owner Jackie asked me if I would do a talk for her customers about the menopause, I was delighted.
We both thought that about twenty people would like to come along. I don’t think either of us expected the response we got - in fact 150 women wanted to attend! It was really overwhelming! We both felt that it was important that everyone who wanted to come along had the chance to do so - so I have now done the talk three times and we will do another one in September.
Each session has been different but addresses common themes around a lack of information about menopause symptoms and the benefits of HRT. The rest is up to the women I talk to, there are always plenty of interesting and relevant questions.
We have had several groups of women who have swapped their book club evening for an evening of HRT! Some women have come along on their own and others with friends. Afterwards people have shared their stories amongst the groups and I think they’ve gained a great deal from doing so.
Although this is the first time I have spoken in a retail environment I have always had a good turnout when I have spoken for organisations like wellbeing holiday specialists Wellbeing Escapes and for places like Grayshott Health Spa
Whatever the venue, at the end of each session there is such a positive energy and palpable sense of relief! It’s actually really great fun for me.
As I run a busy Private Practice in Central London, I unfortunately can’t support all the groups from whom I get requests to speak. However, I do like to a few talks like this during the year - typically these are during the evening in and around Central and Greater London.
If you are within this area and looking for an hour long talk on menopause for about twenty women or more please do get in touch.
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