With the increase of Menopause and Peri Menopause awareness over the last few years there is, thankfully, much more information on how to manage Menopause and Peri Menopause Symptoms.

Brain Fog is one of the most widely found symptoms of Menopause and Peri Menopause.  And while there is useful  information to be found on how to manage Brain Fog in the Menopause some alternative methods are often missed out.

Read on to find out 3 alternative ways to Manage Brain Fog in the Menopause.

What is Brain Fog?

Brain fog in the Menopause,  in general, describes a feeling of mental cloudiness, difficulty concentrating, forgetfulness, and overall decline in thinking clearly.

In the context of menopause, women you may notice that you have trouble remembering things, experience difficulty in finding the right words during conversations, or have a reduced ability to focus and multitask.

You may feel like your  mental sharpness and clarity have decreased.

You know that feeling when you walk into a room and totally forget what you went in there for.
Or when you are talking to someone and just cannot think of the word or name you are looking for…
That is Brain Fog

What causes Brain Fog in Menopause?

Brain fog during menopause is related to the hormonal changes that occur during this stage of a woman’s life.

Estrogen, one of the main hormones that decrease during menopause, has various effects on the brain and cognitive function.

When Estrogen drops our brains do no work so well and this hormone decline causes the brain fog.

Alternative Ways to Manage Brain Fog in the Menopause

1. Positive Self Talk

Self talk is the basically the words and conversations we have in our own heads.  It’s that little voice inside your head that tells you things.  Another name for self talk is Internal Dialogue.

Many people think that self talk is something we cannot control or change.  But actually it is quite the opposite, we are in total control of that voice in our heads.  The problem is we often associate it with negative thoughts and feelings and therefore our self talk is often not very helpful.

Most of our self-talk is created unconsciously in the mind and comes from previous experiences and what we believe to be true.

When we experience Brain fog it can often be at crucial times, such as at work, during an important conversation, maybe while delivering a presentation.

This can cause us to feel incompetent and stupid and can also fill us with embarrassment.

During times of brain fog, the most common response of our self talk can go something like this…

” Oh god I can’t remember anything” ~”I have no idea what I was going to say”  “My mind has gone completely blank”  “What is wrong with me, I have forgotten what I was talking about!”

Sound familiar?!!

By changing your words to what you actually WANT to say or think or do rather than what you DON’T can absolutely get rid of the brain fog and help you to become clear again.

Try this:

“I will remember what to say in a minute”
“It will come back to me”.
“I know this, I remember this

By changing your words to what you actually WANT to say or think or do rather than what you DON’T can absolutely get rid of the brain fog and help you to become clear again.

Give it a go and notice the difference!

EFT Tapping Points

2. The 9 Gamut Point

I am an energy therapist and I am trained in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT Tapping)

It is an energy therapy technique where you tap on acupuncture points on the body to release negative energy blockages.  When this negative energy has moved,  you think and feel different.  It is a great technique and is commonly used to reduce anxiety, stop bad habits and release trauma in the body.

Read more about Emotional Freedom Technique here https://www.efttrainingcourses.net/about-eft/

The 9 Gamut point is a point on the hand, that you can use in EFT Tapping for an intensive shift of energy.  This point can be highly charged and when negative energy is released from here the results can be huge.

Where is the 9 Gamut point?

Tap on the groove between the little and ring finger.  You can either press down on this point or tap it.

How does the 9 Gamut point help with Brain Fog in the Menopause?

Although there is a specific 9 Gamut point procedure in the EFT Tapping technique you do not have to do the whole of the 9 Gamut procedure to help with brain fog.

Press down for at least 7 seconds, or tap at least 7 times on the point.

While you are doing this allow yourself to breath deeply which allows energy to flow and notice you feel clearer.

You can even add in positive self talk here if you like.  Words such as

“Feeling clear now”  The brain fog is lifting”  “I feel clear”

Have a go and notice that by changing your energy your energy your brain fog starts to clear.  It’s amazing!!

3. Be open and honest and acknowledge when brain fog in the Menopause happens

Brain fog during the menopause stage is common.  When we experience brain fog it can leave us feeling embarrassed, incompetent, embarrassed and old  We can sometimes feel stupid too.

If you can, be open and honest when you do experience brain fog.  Speak up.

If you can speak up there is a huge chance that someone will understand, have felt the same and totally get it.  The more we are honest about how we are thinking an feeling about menopause related symptoms the more we can take control and feel better.

You are not alone.  You are human.  It ‘s ok.  Let’s help eachother out!

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