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How to Manage Anxiety & Enhance Emotional Wellbeing – The Happy Menopause Podcast

Season 2 • Episode 7
Rachel Weiss, Accredited Counsellor & Coach

Well, 2020 has been quite a year! As we slide into December, it seems a good time to reflect and check in with ourselves.  I think everyone has struggled with their own different challenges over the past few months and this second lockdown here in the UK has felt especially difficult as we’ve moved into winter. It wouldn’t be surprising if you were feeling a bit low and anxious, because whatever your situation, we’ve all experienced a lot of uncertainly and disruption in our lives this year. So it’s more important than ever that we focus on our mental health and wellbeing and that’s exactly what we’re doing in this episode.

I’m delighted to welcome Rachel Weiss back to the podcast who is just the woman for the job. I interviewed Rachel earlier this year to celebrate International Women’s Day for episode 14 of Season 1 and we talked all about the lightbulb moment that led to her founding the Menopause Café, which has grown into a highly successful international movement. She’s also gone on to create the first annual Menopause Festival which is a celebration of women in midlife. If that’s whetted your appetite and you’d like to find out more, you should listen to that episode next, because it’s fascinating! This time Rachel is joining us with her other hat on, because she’s an accredited counsellor, coach and co-founder of the Rowan Consultancy which provides a range of counselling and psychotherapy services.

We discuss what’s going on in the brain when we become worried and anxious and how this can impact on our body. Rachel talks us through some simple, everyday strategies to manage our mental health and wellbeing, which she describes as emotional “first aid”. Tune in to find out how you can support yourself through stressful situations and when you’re feeling pressured, so that you feel more resilient and better equipped to cope with the challenges of daily life.

Show Notes

Find out more about Rachel and her work at the Rowan Consultancy website

Book your place at her upcoming mental health seminars in December 2020 and January 2021

Follow Rachel on Twitter and the Rowan Consultancy on Twitter and Facebook

Find more about the Menopause Cafe and how you can join or run a session locally

Follow Menopause Cafe on Facebook and Twitter

Book in for the 2021 Menopause Festival FlushFest2021

Useful Resources

Self-help information on anxiety, depression and other mental health issues, including helpline numbers

Listen to my podcast on Anxiety, Overwhelm & Brainfog with Becks Armstrong, where we discuss a mindful approach to mental health

Practice self-care with Camilla Sacre-Dallerup in Transformation and New Beginnings

Improve Your Sleep with this advice from circadian neuroscientist, Professor Russell Watson

Discover Joy & Adventure in Midlife with Jo Moseley


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