We report the interesting interview on the psychological difficulties that a woman goes through during the menopause period, given by Dr. Alessandra Politi, Psychologist and Psychotherapist part of the Multidisciplinary Team of the Benessere in Menopausa method. If we think that already from the second week of gestation of the foetus, 3 parts (leaflets) are formed from the morula, which will go on to build the different parts of the baby's body. It is no coincidence that the brain, the nervous system and the skin come from the outermost layer. The fact that the skin and the nervous system both originate from the same leaflet makes it clear from the outset how close the link is between skin and emotions.
We are our skin, because it is our skin that we show to the world, and feeling good in our skin is a very important goal to pursue for our physical and mental well-being. This is why it is important in a functional fitness programme, such as "Benessere in Menopausa", to work as a team with the psychotherapist in the unblocking treatment of the woman on the pathway with us. Let's think about how much scientific evidence confirms that stress, as a source of production of certain substances (cortisol, adrenaline, inflammatory cytokines), is not only a condition of psychological discomfort, but also causes a real state of chemical poisoning in the body, leading to the appearance on the skin of obvious changes and signals that communicate something wrong, the famous psychosomatic diseases, affecting in a major way also the success in losing weight for us women.
Here are some of the interesting questions that were asked:
1) What are the psychological difficulties that a woman encounters during the menopausal period?
2) How can women be helped in the delicate passage of life leading up to the menopause from a psychological point of view?
3) How does the figure of the psychotherapist fit into a process of getting back into functional shape?
4) Why is it important to have psychological support?
5) The link with emotions from birth.
6) Menopause and depression. Many women who are active and positive up to the menopause develop a kind of melancholy, are easy to cry and have little desire to socialise, show some difficulties at work, in the family and with their partner.
7) Oestrogen deficiency extinguishes desire and, although sexuality among human beings is mediated by a thousand sensations, the inability to conceive significantly affects libido. How to deal with them?