You know Davina don’t you.
She did that brilliant documentary, was it last year? All about the menopause. She’s been banging VERY loudly on her drum, raising huge awareness about the terrifying symptoms she experienced (she thought she had early onset alzheimers or a brain tumour). And how she had no idea what was happening to her. And her subsequent outrage at learning that she was going through peri-menopause, and fucking outrageous it was that nobody had told her, or warned her about it.
She also hosted Big Brother for 10 years, so let’s go with this.
PERI-MENOPAUSE : this is Louisa…
(you did that in her voice didn’t you?)
The next person to be evicted from the Peri-Menopause Big Brother House is…
And this might apply to you even if you’re not peri-menopausal.
Let me tell you about one of my clients: she asked me to help her eliminate her internalised fat phobia, her fear and hatred of ANYONE looking at her body (which included herself) and wanted to have the confidence to go swimming on holiday (without wanting to barf).
And I said, CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.
She told me ALL the gory thoughts, everything she’d ever felt. We went deep into WHY this fat phobia was so systemic not just in her thoughts, but everywhere she looked.
Her fears around making others feel ‘disgusted’.
We eliminated the memory of someone actually saying that to her. (yep, that memory no longer belongs to her)
We dissolved the really sad memories of being compared to a ‘skinny and beautiful’ friend.
Together she designed some new thoughts that she could use daily:
My body is the least interesting thing about me
It doesn’t matter what I look like.
And we used these as affirmations. As conscious thought choices.
Together we caught and recognised her regular, familiar thoughts that made it all worse;
I’m fat, I’m lazy, I’m an embarrassment.
We went DEEP into why society ‘prefers’ thin-ness and how we have all internalised that.
We dismantled the BMI nonsense.
We carefully cut ties with the 40 years of ‘not good enough’ ness that she has felt.
And dude, she has just flown to Canada for a trip, with a new swimming costume that she is REALLY EXCITED ABOUT. I’m awaiting a photo update of her in Lake Ontario 🙂
I’d love to help you, even if you’ve never done anything like this before.
To give you the body confidence of that girl from school that everyone fancied.
Because we all deserve to feel good in our body, even if we’re being kicked in the tits by the menopause.
Come & talk to me.
Because you’re sick of feeling self conscious
Because you’re finally ready to wear whatever the fuck you want without worrying.
Because you deserve to wear a new cossie and go on a worry-free holiday
Because you want to spend some uninterrupted time talking about yourself.
Because you it’s nearly September ffs, and time is going by so quick etc etc.
Let’s get it sorted x
Got questions? Drop me a message via the contact form below and we can see if we might be a good fit.