28th March

Menopause Day

A friendly & informative day of talks, workshops, film & food

Whether you’re going through the menopause or want to learn more about it before you do, this is a time to learn insights and coping techniques and share experiences. £30 for the whole day – all proceeds to Penny Brohn

The event will take place in our Downstairs Gallery. Places limited to 30 for the whole day but certain sessions, including the film, available to drop-ins (minimum £5 donation). There will be breaks between sessions so take time to relax and mingle in our lovely cafe bar. Don’t feel you have to attend every talk. Timings are approximate – this is the first time we’ve run a day like this!

We’ll start with a short film followed by 6 workshops led by professional therapists experienced in helping women through the menopause.

Enjoy the group art exhibition ‘Ages of Women’ by various Bristol artists on display during March

10am  Red Moon Diaries; a 20 minute film which draws on the personal diaries and performances of 10 women across Bristol, exploring their inner thoughts and feelings during the menopausal years.
Liz Banks, filmmaker & senior lecturer in photography and moving image at UWE (University of the West of England) will introduce her film.Afterwards, some of the participants will reflect on the film and how they feel now, a few years on.

10.45am  Local GP Q & A
Dr Anne Mitchell from Gloucester Rd Medial Practice will talk about the medical aspects of menopause including HRT, and answer your questions

11.15am  Living with Menopause
Learn how to maintain focus, calmness, control and peak performance throughout the menopause by working with mindset and health. Lauren Chiren is a well-known coach and catalyst for change, helping women to maintain peak performance throughout their menopause.

12.45   Nutrition & Lifestyle
Learn about menopausal nutrition, the types of foods to eat, foods to avoid & general lifestyle changes that won’t be a chore. Find out about changes in the law around menopause in the workplace and the duty employers have now towards women experiencing menopausal symptoms. Shona Hirons is a Life & Wellbeing Coach and a Nutrition Consultant  https://mindset-in-motion.co.uk/

Enjoy a tasty vegetarian or vegan meal from our café. Prepared with the menopause in mind by The Plastic Free Catering Company (we ask you to pre order if possible and will supply menus in advance). Wild Women Tea Club tea will be offering tasters of their teas – specially blended to help women’s health, including the menopause.

A range of drinks, including lovely cocktails also available. Food & drink not included in the ticket price

2pm  Hypnosis & EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
How to use Emotional Freedom Technique which uses acupressure and mental focus to reduce unwanted emotions and physical symptoms related to menopause. Sharon Stiles is an experienced hypnotherapist & offers a range of therapies including CBT & NLP from her Bristol practice. https://www.sharonstiles.co.uk/

3.15 pm  Our Bodies in Balance – Kinesiology
Discover how gentle non-invasive muscle testing can help women going through peri menopause or menopause. Kinesiologist Sarah Tompsett will show how accurate testing can lead to immediate changes https://sarahtompsettkinesiology.co.uk/

4pm Therapeutic Essential Oils

Explore the most popular oils used to ease symptoms of the menopause. Learn self-help massage techniques and buy blends specially for you. Led by Bridget Tyrell, owner of Osna Therapy on Gloucester Road www.osnatherapy.com

Numbers are limited due to space, so please book ahead for the whole day or arrive in good time to find a seat. Feel free to come to any talk which interests you and then relax in our lovely café and chat to others you meet on the day. We hope that this will be the first of many workshop days so please sign up to our mailing list www.alchemy198.co.uk

Talks & workshops are free but donations will be requested on the door. £30 for the whole day or £5 minimum for each session. Proceeds to Penny Brohn https://www.pennybrohn.org.uk/

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