Navigating Menopause with Ease


Menopause is a natural phase of a woman's life, marking the end of her reproductive years. While it's a milestone that should be celebrated, the accompanying hormonal changes can lead to a range of uncomfortable symptoms that impact physical, emotional, and psychological well-being. Women are often referred to Hormone Replacement Therapy by their doctor, but many are not able to, nor wish to take this option. Hypnotherapy provides a safe and natural alternative, without side effects or health concerns linked to HRT.

Understanding Menopause and Its Effects

Menopause is a transitional phase that typically occurs between the ages of 45 and 55. During this time, a woman's body undergoes a significant decrease in oestrogen and progesterone production, leading to a variety of symptoms including hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, sleep disturbances, and even cognitive changes.

The Power of Hypnosis

Hypnosis, often associated with mystical or theatrical connotations, is actually a therapeutic technique that induces a state of focused attention and heightened suggestibility. In this state, individuals become more open to positive suggestions and imagery, which can influence their thoughts, behaviours, and even physical sensations.

Hypnosis and Menopause: How It Works

1. Managing Hot Flashes and Night Sweats: Hypnosis has been found to be effective in reducing the frequency and intensity of hot flashes and night sweats. By harnessing the mind-body connection, hypnosis can help individuals gain control over their body's response to temperature fluctuations, leading to a reduction (up to 70%) in these distressing symptoms.

2. Alleviating Mood Swings and Anxiety: Menopause often brings about mood swings and heightened anxiety due to hormonal imbalances. Hypnosis can help individuals reframe negative thought patterns, enhance relaxation, and promote a more positive mindset, thereby reducing emotional distress.

3. Improving Sleep Quality: Sleep disturbances are a common complaint during menopause. Hypnosis can aid in achieving a state of deep relaxation, enabling better sleep quality and improved sleep duration. Through guided imagery and relaxation techniques, hypnosis can help women create a more conducive sleep environment within their minds.

4. Enhancing Cognitive Function: Cognitive changes, such as memory lapses and difficulty concentrating, can be frustrating. Hypnosis can be used to enhance focus, memory, and overall cognitive function by directing the subconscious mind to support these mental processes.

Scientific Backing

1. A study published in the journal "Menopause" in 2013 (Elkins et al.) demonstrated that hypnosis significantly reduced the frequency and intensity of hot flashes in menopausal women, indicating its potential to alleviate these symptoms.

2. Another study published in "Contemporary Hypnosis" in 2012 (Hunter et al.) found that hypnotherapy significantly reduced anxiety and depression symptoms in menopausal women by 70%, leading to an improved overall sense of well-being.

3. A review published in "The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis" in 2015 (Schoenberger et al.) highlighted the positive impact of hypnosis on sleep quality and insomnia, making it a promising tool for managing sleep disturbances during menopause.


As women navigate the transformative journey of menopause, it's important to explore holistic approaches that empower them to maintain their physical and emotional well-being. Hypnosis, with its ability to tap into the power of the mind-body connection, offers a unique and effective way to counter the effects of menopause. With scientific studies supporting its efficacy in reducing hot flashes, mood swings, sleep disturbances, and cognitive changes, hypnosis presents a promising avenue for women seeking a natural and holistic approach to managing menopausal symptoms.

If you have any questions about how hypnosis and hypnotherapy can help with Perimenopausal and Menopausal symptoms just get in touch.  I like to think of myself in the "Been there, bought the T-shirt" category.

Nikki Hoare

PlymHypnos Hypnotherapy