The expert psychologists behind the successful CBT-focused MENOS programme for overcoming the challenges of the menopause, now present their practical techniques and strategies in an accessible and interactive self-help manual.
An essential book to help women to live well through the menopause and to cope effectively with menopausal symptoms, using a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) approach.
Living Well Through the Menopause is based on a wealth of research, including randomised controlled trials of the MENOS intervention with over 1000 women, that has demonstrated the effectiveness of this approach specifically for menopausal symptoms - hot flushes, night sweats and also their impact on daily life. CBT is proven as an effective alternative for women who do not want or are unable to use hormone therapy (HT).
Written in an accessible and interactive style, with case examples and quotes, this guide will empower you and, specifically:
Help you to understand and cope with your physical and emotional reactions to the menopause
Clarify your key goals, thoughts and feelings using interactive questions and homework sheets
Enhance your self-care through behaviour change
Help partners and loved ones to support you through the menopause
Living Well self-help guides use clinically proven techniques to treat long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical.
Series Editors: Professor Kate Harvey and Emeritus Professor Peter Cooper
'When it comes to hot flushes, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is top of the list for helping shrug off negative thoughts and shepherd meandering minds back to stillness. To say I was extremely sceptical before I made my 2018 menopause programme - The Truth About Menopause - is an understatement. As part of my research, I met five women who weren't able to take HRT, but suffered from debilitating hot flushes, which had devastating consequences on their quality of life. I watched them going through a CBT programme, at the end of which they had seen a dramatic reduction in hot flushes, and night sweats which affect mood and sleep. I sped from sceptic to full fangirl when the results were revealed. The transformation in this group of hitherto suffering women was extraordinary; they radiated contentment and confidence' - Mariella Frostrup, presenter, The Truth About Menopause, BBC 1
'I have worked with the authors over a number of years to make CBT for menopausal symptoms available to women - through factsheets and other resources on the Women's Health Concern website. We have also worked together to provide tools for clinicians and training for health professionals via the British Menopause Society. This excellent book provides not only a practical guide, but is an evidence-based resource women can trust, use and benefit from' - Sara Moger, Chief Executive, British Menopause Society