But did you know that symptoms can start to appear up to 10 years before your final period?
Menopause is a taboo subject and as a result many women feel alone and confused. There is often no one to talk to and available information is conflicting or ineffective. Even doctors often don’t understand what you are going through and do little more than prescribe some pills and tell you it’s normal.
It is during this stage of life that your hormones start to shift, which can impact the way your body looks and feels. While a shift in hormones might be the trigger for the symptoms you are experiencing, they are not the real cause. The underlying reasons you feel the way you do are stress, the food you are eating, your lifestyle habits and your beliefs around ageing.
The key to thriving in menopause is by addressing the following 5 steps:
The embrace program has been created around the above five principles to help you to thrive in menopause.
The online embrace Program is for you if:
No woman should feel they’re going through this alone. That’s why the embrace program provides the best of both worlds by combining personalised health plan and group coaching.
You will receive a personalised health plan to follow, while group calls offer crucial support, understanding and accountability from other women who are going through the same experience.
Each group is limited to 20 women at a time to ensure everyone gets the support they require. In between calls, you have access to a private Facebook group for added help and encouragement. Some previous groups still meet in person up on a regular basis, so it may even be the place where you find your new best friends.
What are you waiting for? We want to meet you!
Hi, my name is Angela and I am a Naturopath and Kinesiologist who is passionate about teaching women to transition through menopause with ease.
When I reached menopause, I realised there was a lot I didn't understand about this stage of life. I didn't have anyone to talk to about what was happening to me and at times I felt really confused and out of control.
I was taught how to 'treat' menopause. Now I know menopause isn't an illness we need to cure. It is a stage of life during which some women need to be supported more than others.
Every woman has their own experience of menopause and there is no single solution for everyone. That’s why the underlying philosophy of everything I do is a personalised, individual approach.
I also host a popular podcast called Wise Women Conversations and I am the author of the #1 Best Selling Book - Secret Mum's Business.
Each week you will join the rest of the group to celebrate your wins and support each other to reach your goals. This is your opportunity to get your questions answered plus see what the other women are doing. When women come together in a group amazing things can happen.
The LifePlan is where you will start. You can think of a LifePlan as a vision board on steroids. This is where you get to imagine what is possible in your life and health. The LifePlan includes your life vision, your 12 month goals and your weekly progress notes. Everything that you need to make change in your life.
You will receive your own personalised health plan which will be created for you based on your individual health and life needs. Think of this as your personal naturopathic consultation which will become your guide during the program and beyond. Your Personalised Health Plan includes 6 x weekly to help you implement your plan.
You will also receive 12mths access to the SHAE personalised health app which includes 1000s of recipes, menu plans, shopping lists plus your personal food list and food diary. You will also find your own personal exercise program on the app as well. Staying on track with your eating and exercise program has never been so easy.
If you often self-sabotage your efforts when it comes to making change. Or if you have belief systems that don't serve you in creating a better life. These 2 powerful healing circles will guide you to busting through your limiting beliefs and creating the health and life that you desire. The healing circle is a safe space for all women.
Everyone loves to receive gifts, especially when they come via post. Shortly after the embrace program begins you will receive your own embrace Self-Care pack which includes:
Below you will see an outline of what will be covered each week in the embrace program. This is subject to change based on the needs of the group.
Is the embrace program safe for me even if I have medical conditions?
Absolutely. It is the exact opposite of the risky one-size-fits-all traditional weight loss and exercise programs. The embrace program is designed to deal with the underlying causes of your health and hormone problems. We don’t subscribe supplements or herbs, which makes the program safe to undertake while you are on medications.
In creating your Personal Health Plan, Angela will ask for a detailed health and lifestyle history, taking into account any medications or diagnosed conditions.
Can I do this program if I am on the oral contraceptive pill or HRT?
The short answer to this is yes, but it is important to understand that birth control and hormone replacement therapy are synthetic hormones (even if they are bio-identical). What synthetic hormones end up doing is affecting your natural hormone balance. This might be a good thing for managing symptoms, but one of the common side effects is weight gain. Often when you stop taking these hormones, symptoms can return, sometimes worse than before. The embrace program will help you to address your stress and reduce your symptoms so that you no longer need to rely on these hormones.
By following your personal health plan once you have stopped using external hormones, your body will quickly return to a healthy and vital state.
Am I guaranteed to lose weight on this program?
The embrace program is not a weight loss program. It is a health and lifestyle program that is guaranteed to have you looking and feeling better if you follow your personalised health plan.
For most women this happy side effect of looking after yourself is weight loss. If one of your goals is to lose weight and this doesn't happen within the 12 week program, even though you have followed your personal health plan, Angela will work with you to determine what is happening and how you can get your body to start releasing its protective fat stores. There is a re-measure point halfway through the program to gauge your progress; at this time your plan can be adjusted if you are not getting the results that you want.
Is this program run online or is it face to face?
The embrace program is being run on-line with live coaching calls via Zoom.
When will payments be deducted from my account?
If you have decided to take the payment plan option, the first payment will be due immediately. All future payments will be made on a weekly basis on the same day as your first payment. The money will be deducted from the same credit card that you used to make your first payment.
What day/time is the group call being held?
All calls will be on Tuesday at 7:30pm (Sydney time). Call times might be adjusted to suit time zones and availability of all attendees.
What happens if I can't attend the group call?
The group call will be recorded and uploaded to the Facebook group so that you can watch at a later time.
Is there a refund policy?
There is a 100% refund guarantee in the first 14 days if you feel that this program is not for you. If you decide to leave the program you will be removed from the facebook group and will not have access to any further tools or materials.
I like the idea of this program but I am looking for one-on-one support rather than a group environment. Can you help with this?
My available time is limited so I only offer one on one support to women who have already completed the embrace program. I find that women get better results when they complete this program as a group.
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